“Fear will keep the local systems in line...Fear of
this battle station.” Grand Moff
of the earliest supporters of the Imperial New Order, Grand Moff
Tarkin was a visionary who sought to quell the petty bickering
and armed conflicts that threatened galactic stability.
His insightful dispatch to the Emperor, officially known as the
Doctrine, outlined a policy that would maintain control over
rebellious systems by fear of force rather than through force
Tarkin’s tragic death, along with the destruction of the
Death Star battle station at the hands of Rebel terrorists, was
mourned throughout the Empire. The Tarkin Doctrine, however, lived
on…in spirit, if not in practice.
Actor Peter Cushing
portrayed Grand Moff Tarkin in the film Star Wars, A New Hope.