> glaring technical issues - newton’s law of motion, the rebel ship doesn’t need to
> burn fuel in order to maintain its speed. the bombers “dropped” bombs on the
> dreadnought when there’s no gravity or “down” in space. bleh...
Seriously? Have you seen any Star Wars ever? Ridiculous physics, ridiculous tactics and pityful targeting systems has always been there. Star destroyers falling down on the death star when hit, remember? Always a planet around reachable at sublight speeds in a short time? Engines at the back and turning on the wings (whether the ship has wings or not for the matter)? It's *always* been there.
Amusingly, since they're *not* in orbit (hint: they're geosynced over the base which is not over the equator) and are staying up there by magic means, the gravity is actually perceptible (but the fall direction is complicated :-).