I honestly had no idea where the name 'Devastator' came from when I began this site in 2009. But I re-read the novelisation and there it was! I suppose it's better than Pinafore.
It's gas. The rebel captain implores the Imperials to cease fire and says "I repeat!" As if that's a sentence that makes some sort of sense. To me, in c.1980 it obviously didn't mean anything. It was simply something that people said in bad films, TV shows and comics: a cliché.
"Yes?" (The Devastator might answer)
"Yes, what?" (The Tantive 4)
"You said 'I repeat'." (Devastator)
"So?" (Tantive 4)
"Well, I repeat what?" (Devastator)
"You mean, what was it I was going to repeat?" (Tantive)
"Ooh. You know it's really funny, but I can't remember now" (T)
"Ha ha ha. I bet it'll just come back to you out of the blue" (D)
"I know - ha ha - when I least expect it." (T)
"You know, when this is over we should do coffee mornings" (D)
A Nice Surprise!
Just a couple of days ago [July 2014] - I received this notification. Very nice!
It was a big thing when Bonnie Burton ordered the Official Star Wars Tweet Droid follow SWa9 around 2010 - and I wondered [pathetic person that I am] if the Disney sale would purge me from their Follow list. I needn't have worried.
Though, they do seem to be following just about EVERYONE at the moment!