That blurry pic there? Well, folks who got to go to Crait on Star Tours prior to the opening of The Last Jedi got the world’s first look at the First Order’s Superlaser Siege Cannon. In the movie, that’s what Finn referred to as miniature “Death Star tech.” (Sure, it’s miniature when compared to the Death Star…)
Whatever would power a cannon with Death Star tech? Why, a kyber crystal of course! That’s confirmed by DK Publishing’s gorgeously illustrated Incredible Cross-Sections book, and we also find out that it’s not the only weapon in the First Order’s arsenal powered by these amazing, Force-attuned crystals.
On today’s podcast, I’m exploring what other weapons employed by the First Order are powered by kyber crystals – and theorizing, based on other information in the Incredible Cross-Sections book, that Snoke’s ship might have been utterly loaded with them, not just as weapons, but as cargo.