When I first saw this scene in Return of the Jedi, I thought it was the coolest thing. But thinking about it now, it seems a bit silly. So the Bridge shields were down, and a damaged A-Wing operated by Annonymous Asian Pilot careens right through the glass.
Apparently this is severe enough for the Super Star Destroyer to swerve out of control and hit the Death Star like some gargantuan lawn dart, EXPLODING on impact.
What the hell happened to redundancy? Sure having an A-wing crashing into the Bridge is a Very Bad Thing, likely killing many senior staff. But I’m sure they have some back up way to control the ship, right? In real life naval battles, ships received hits to the bridge but this by no means instantly put the ship out of action.
Also, it kind of bugs me that the whole thing would light up like a Ford Pinto when it hit the Death Star. Wouldn’t it just kind of ‘pierce’ the Death Star a bit? Or bounce off/skid?