It’s really all TK-421’s fault.
He wasn’t at his post, a mistake that led directly to the destruction of the Death Star1. Abandoning an assigned post is a fundamental violation of military protocol.
It’s similar to “I forgot to bring any bullets” in its forehead-slapping stupidity. It’s a court martial offense.
While the temptation might be to personally blame Mr. 421 for the error, his actions are really a sign of greater underlying problems in the Empire’s military training regimen. A certain sloppiness is evident.
It’s the kind of thing that allows a legion of the Empire’s best troops armed... More