Counting down the 169 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday! ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!
HE IS AS CLUMSY AS HE IS STUPID
Writing earlier this week about how bad stormtroopers are as marksmen made me think about how bad the Empire’s commanders are overall. There are more than a few terrible military strategists in the Emperor’s employ but perhaps none worse than Admiral Ozzel.
You may remember him as the commander in The Empire Strikes Back who was in charge of the assault on Hoth. It was his error in coming out of lightspeed close enough to Hoth so that the Rebellion could prepare for the Empire’s landing that allowed many of the Rebels to escape.
Things didn’t turn out so well for Ozzel following this blunder. Darth Vader force chokes the life out of him. Over the phone. That’s bad.
Some in the massive Star Wars fan community have even suspected that no commander could actually be this bad unless he was doing so purposefully. Was Ozzel really a Rebel spy?