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Quite the contrary: to clarify how a measurement in one scale corresponds to the same distance in another.
On the other hand, Boba’s motivation in this is a familiar one in Star Wars films, from Ewoks: the Battle for Endor and Solo: a Star Wars story in particular: in which, like Boba, the Marauders on Endor and the Fagin-style gangster ‘Lady Proxima’ on Corellia are amassing money and supplies to escape the worlds on which they’re stranded. (New Hope started in part with the same motivation in Luke Skywalker.) So there’s precedent for it in the rest of the series, and not an uninteresting precedent at that, with its hints at the logistics of a spacefaring civilization.
On the other hand, a thing exploding in space in all directions at once would likely throw pieces of itself everywhere, even in opposite directions at once. Really, it’s a wonder that any of it survived; most of it seems to have been vaporized by the unconfined fusion reaction (in other words, by the meltdown of its own power-plant), and the rest would’ve burned up in the atmospheres of surrounding worlds.
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According to the EU, it was a war crime of sorts, in which one side blasted the entire planet until most of its surface turned to glass, which over time eroded into sand. Other versions make it a natural climate-change: something like Mars, but not quite as terrible.
On that head, the movie was criticism of colonialist policy, after all, so the comparison makes perfect sense.
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Jackson or del Toro, or whoever else, the prequel trilogy just missed the target. It included enough material from the Unfinished Tales to be interesting to a well-read fan, but too much stuff from no Tale at all to make a good movie.
I rather like the idea of superheroes winning elections; either for themselves, or for some ordinary mortal with a heart of gold, in need of nothing but a leg up.
Common sense, yes; and justified insofar as he must’ve been the first person in however-many years to fall in with all his weapons on him. But I’m a little disappointed. When Mandalorian included a krayt dragon, there were rumors that Fett escaped because the dragon ate the sarlacc (it’s the only native predator big enough, in most versions), and in the process set all its victims free. I rather liked that idea.