I briefly saw clips in the trailers for Star Wars Rogue One in which the rebel ship was fleeing from an exploding planet. This made me realize that we are going to see the Death Star destroy a planet from a different angle. We have seen the Death Star destroy a planet from a distance when it blew up Alderaan in A New Hope. This time we will see the Death Star blow up a planet up close and personal and witness firsthand what actually happens on the surface when the planet explodes from a hit from the Death Star. I find this very chilling and frightening because we will get a closer look at a planet and culture dying at the hands of a genocidal weapon of mass destruction.