Here's one for you. Consider that Dai X standing is about the same height as the Death Ball. Being fairly ball-like, the Death Ball is as wide as it is high.If Dai X could only get into Makara's cruiser by diving in head first, how could the Death Ball get out of Makara's cruiser?A few options - the Death Ball was assembled on site, outside of Makara's ship, using parts on board which were loaded on its last "pit stop" at the Imperial Fortress.Or, there's a much bigger cargo bay type door on Makara's ship.Or, as the Alliance has beaming technology, the Death Ball was assembled inside Makara's ship and beamed out when needed.And there you have it - first on-topic post for quite some time! (Incidentally, all of the above probably applies to the Death Planetoid as well but I think it was smaller than the Death Ball).
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