Did anyone ever have the discussion with the "not so fanatical" Star Wars fan about how the second Death Star was not the burned out hulk of the original Death Star but rather a new one still under construction?
I remember sitting in the theater and during the opening scene a little boy sitting behind me asked his father, "What's that?"
To which the pin headed father replied, ". . .that's the one that Luke blew up in the first movie. They're fixing it up so they can use it again."