["Star Wars" film] 1. The AT&T corporate logo, which appears on computers sold by AT&T and bears an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star in the movie. This usage is particularly common among partisans of BSD Unix, who tend to regard the AT&T versions as inferior and AT&T as a bad guy. Copies still circulate of a poster printed by Mt. Xinu showing a starscape with a space fighter labelled 4.2BSD streaking away from a broken AT&T logo wreathed in flames.
2. AT&T's internal magazine, "Focus", uses "death star" to describe an incorrectly done AT&T logo in which the inner circle in the top left is dark instead of light - a frequent result of dark-on-light logo images.
So what Bernanke, Geithner, and Paulson were looking at on September 15 was financial armageddon with AIG as the death star.
By 1984 and the famously Orwellian Super Bowl commercial, the enemy was the death star alliance: Microsoft, IBM, and Intel.
In related news, the death star now has a new reason to destroy Earth.
It may look like the death star, but this little moon can show us as incredible secrets as any Jedi master.