death star

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death +‎ star: star as in satellite; death as in the decimation of an industry. Influenced by the Death Star base in Star Wars media.

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death star (plural death stars)

  1. (slang, colloquial, Canada, US, television, dated) a direct-to-home satellite television satellite (used by the cable television provider industry, to describe their competitors and the effect they would have in decimating the cable industry, prior to the introduction of digital satellite television and the three-foot dish revolution)

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