Welcome to the first post of this year's April A-Z challenge! My theme this year is planets in Science Fiction. Have no idea what I'm talking about? Click the banner to the right.
Alderaan, for those of who don't know, is the home planet of Princess Leia. You know, of Star Wars fame. But it's probably most famous for being the first planet the Death Star blew up.
Poor, poor Alderaan.
The scene in the movie always got to me when I was little. It showed just how far the Empirewas willing to go. And not just to get what he wanted, Leia had already caved, but to prove a point. No wonder the Rebel Alliance was formed.
(I'm sure there were other reasons too, but my knowledge of the expanded universe is pretty much nothing.)