Watching the first Star Wars movie a long time ago, how did I imagine Princess Leia getting the plans for the Death Star? Through some sort of spy mission, not something too flashy but require actual spycraft. Is that what we are getting with Rogue One? Or something more along the lines of the new Mission: Impossible, with commando-spies-operatives? Are the franchise owners so eager to make an action movie that they've made the back story for A New Hope too unbelievable, almost incoherent? If Princess Leia was already a known associate of the Rebellion, why would they give the plans to her, instead of transmitting it to the Rebel fleet or bases? Or making multiple copies and sending multiple couriers?
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