We all know that Luke Skywalker doesn’t have the sharpest lightsaber in the galaxy (evidenced by this and the fact that his lightsaber appears to be set to “bludgeon” during the entirety of Return of the Jedi. So why are we all so certain that he actually managed to blow up the Death Star? All we have is George Lucas’ word for it, and we can all agree that’s no worth much.Well, a gent named Mark Dury has reconstructed the events of that fateful day, and what he theorizes may surprise you. Unless you already agree that Luke Skywalker is a total knob.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.