I guess John Scalzi doesn't have enough excitement in his life. That's the only reason I can figure that he decided to kick the ultimate geek hornets nest by chronicling the ten worst design flaws in the Star Wars universe. As a certified fanboy - I played the role playing game in college, for Han's sake - he's got some valid points. Particularly this one:
Death StarOf course, Family Guy's already covered this one:
An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can't get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.
Not that the second Death Star didn't have its own issues:
At least Lucas can explain that one. And, yes, the fanboys have attacked.