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Mark Newton

What is the best bit of the Star Wars saga? Well, that's a tough question to answer, but personally I'm a big fan of the actual 'war' bits of Star Wars.

The six movies of the current Star Wars franchise has several big-name set piece battles - some set in space and others on terrestrial planets. However, perhaps the biggest, and most important battle, is the climatic Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi.

Of course, the battle had two major elements: a massive laser-filled space fracas and a slightly less laser-filled Ewok insurgency on Endor. The Ewoks have always been a controversial furry-bunch, and some fans may have been slightly annoyed that the cuddly spear-wielding critters constantly interrupted the epic space battle going on several thousand miles away.

If that's the case, then Prometheus4Vids has the video for you. It's a super-cut of the Battle of Endor which only features the scenes set in space around the Death Star - so that means no Ewoks, but also no Luke battling Darth Vader and the Emperor. Even in 2015, the special effects are still pretty impressive to behold:

If you needed an in-depth strategic breakdown of the entire battle, well Prometheus4Vids provided that too:

The epic space battle above the moon of Endor. The Rebel Alliance gathers up its entire fleet of cruisers and fighters led by Lando Calrissian in the Millennium Falcon and overseen by Admiral Ackbar in the Mon Calamari Cruiser Home One to destroy the second Death Star. Unfortunately by the time they get to the "incomplete/nonoperational" Death Star the shield generator hasn't been disabled by the Rebel ground troops on Endor led by Han Solo. The fleet then encounters a fleet of star destroyers and countless TIE fighters. They soon find out the Death Star is operational as it fires its main laser and destroys the Mon Calamari Cruiser Liberty and an Unidentified MC80 Home One type Star Cruiser. Once the shield is down Lando and Wedge Antilles fly inside the Death Star and destroy the core. During the battle a few A-Wings take out the Super Star Destroyer Executor. Wedge and Lando take out the core and fly out as the second Death Star explodes and the Galactic Empire falls and the New Republic is born.

That guy really knows his Star Wars spaceships...


What do you think of the Ewoks?

Source: GeekTyrant


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