Destroy Me Once...
The deep voice of reason
"My lord, I have returned."
"Excellent, my apprentice. We must act at once to quash the resistance."
"Our battle station was utterly destroyed, my master. What is our plan?"
"We shall build a new one!"
"We shall do the exact same thing again!"
"Of course, my master. But … don't you think … maybe … we should try something else? Since this didn't work so well?"
"I don't follow you."
"I'm not trying to be judgmental --"
"-- it sounds like you're being a little judgy --"
"-- But don't you think, since our last battle station was destroyed entirely, that we should try a different strategy?"
"No. We must build a space station capable of destroying entire planets."
"Why must we do that? It seems like overkill, especially since the 'war' we're fighting is more of a guerrilla insurrection than a full-fledged war between independent entities. So a weapon of massive destruction might be a poor choice."