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Ringer Playbook: How to Destroy the Death Star

The Empire doesn’t consider a small, one-manned fighter to be any threat

Welcome to Rogue One Week! With the release of Rogue One, set in the years before A New Hope, we finally get our first standalone Star Wars movie. This week we’ll be analyzing the greater Star Wars universe from every conceivable angle — the storytelling, the merchandising, the mythology, and the fandom. May the Force be with you (while you read).

How do you destroy the Death Star? The group of rebels in Rogue One are about to find out — but we already know how it’s done. Here are the mechanics of how a ragtag rebellion can take down a battle station the size of a small moon. Pro tip: Use the Force.