Here's a much better idea. Make a heroic ship mission a cross between FTL the game ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-SnIhpCm5w
) and the Millennium Falcon scenes from Star Wars.
Make the piloting slow and steady so manning the guns isn't insanely hard but you have to dodge the odd asteroid or take the hit. Get a few people as crew, running about the ship, having to switch between using the guns, co-piloting for countermeasures and power management, putting out fires, repairing equipment or fighting off boarders with not enough crew to handle everything at once.
Now THAT would be both Star Wars and awesome.