Tear Jerker / Death Star

  • "Stand by. Stand by..."
    • For clarification: This wasn't simply a pacing issue or a device to give Luke more time to blow up the Death Star. After Alderaan, Tenn Graneet, the guy who fired the superlaser, felt sick to his very soul over what he had done, and never wanted to blow up another planet again. But he knew that he couldn't do anything about it; if he refused orders, he'd just end up arrested and executed, and it would take them all of two minutes to drag him away and bring in somebody else to fire the gun, so it wouldn't accomplish anything. "Stand by..." was him trying to put off killing more people as long as he possibly could.