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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Destroyer has a terrifying name and a much better design

August 31st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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We’ve caught a glance of the new Star Destroyers in the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer (above) and now we’re hearing that one of them has a name meant to strike pure fear into the enemies of The First Order.

Star Wars 7 News are reporting that they got their hands on a new book called Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy which has detailed plans of the new Star Destroyer (below).

This is notable for two reasons; firstly, a big design flaw has been fixed… remember when the A-wing smashed into the bridge in the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, ending the life of Piett and his crew? Well, that won’t happen again as the bridge is now sunk into the ship itself. Which seems much safer.

Also, the name of the ship? well, it’s Finalizer. Presumably because ‘White Hot Death Raining From Above’ was taken, huh?

Like many of the Star Destroyers in Star War, we’re guessing the name of the ship will never be heard on screen… but it’s nice to know, right?

Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy hits bookstores on September 4th.


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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