I JUST beat the boss (like 5 minutes ago). First thing I did was a lap around the house fistpumping singing We are the Champions.... on easy...
Seriously though, that boss fight had DESTROYED ME multiple times... this time, it was cake.
I loaded up the Torus with 3 Anti-Ship Is and 2 Ion IIs and a firebeam. Shields first, then weapons. Stage 2, Shields, then Droids, then weaps. Stage 3 Shields then weapons. When they invaded, tried to vent the air on them and only move my crew at the last minute. As soon as they moved on, I'd run the crew around the other side and re-man their stations. No cloak, no teleport, and my shields were 3, and engines were 5 bars.
This game was worth it in SO MANY WAYS. I just wanted to make sure all CAG'rs knew about it.