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Old November 7 2012, 12:33 AM   #781
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

I've given up on tie in books ever doing relationships well. Treklit's lowest point. Just blow stuff up and forget about romance.
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Old November 7 2012, 01:04 AM   #782
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I am very happy to get a new SW movie
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Old November 7 2012, 01:07 AM   #783
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Harrison Ford is the obvious one of the original actors to return, a la Leonard Nimoy, to pass the torch to the younger actors who are going to be playing the brand-name characters.

Ford is a bankable name. Hamill and Fischer aren't. Being bankable compensates for the wrinkles.

I can see them going with a scenario like, Ford as Old Han, reminiscing on his deathbed about the terrible and dramatic events in the long ago past...as a framing device to stories of the younger (recast) characters...

Then you get maximum value of all the brand names: Star Wars, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Harrison Ford (who is the only actor who is also a brand and therefore valuable to Disney). And you don't scare away the young audience by making them look at a bunch of codgers for two hours.

So we know from the start that, whatever happens, Han doesn't die. That's okay if he's the only one whose fate is known. Maybe everyone else croaks in the course of the three movies, or go dark side or whatever.
This is Star Wars. It won't need a bankable name to make $billion$.
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Old November 7 2012, 01:08 AM   #784
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I would say the Thrawn trilogy were the only great Star Wars books. The author did a good job writing a believable Han and Leia married relationship too.
I've always found the Thrawn Trilogy to be just a tad over-rated, myself.
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Old November 7 2012, 01:27 AM   #785
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Well that's exciting!

Elder statesman who drinks, that's what I want.
Probably more like the drunk husband of an Elder stateswoman.
I always imagined Han running legit businesses while Leia is busy.
I imagine Han being on the cover of the Galactic Enquirer at least twice a month and under investigation most days
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Old November 7 2012, 04:53 AM   #786
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I've always found the Thrawn Trilogy to be just a tad over-rated, myself.
I hated it, and I don't care how it's rated.
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Old November 7 2012, 02:17 PM   #787
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Another vote for thinking the Thrawn trilogy overrated. Practically turned me off the EU. Hell, as it is I've only read a handful of Star Wars novels, mostly only in the past couple of years.
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Old November 7 2012, 02:33 PM   #788
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That's ok, I never knew how it was "rated" when I first got a copy of HTTE, and I loved it.
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Old November 7 2012, 02:54 PM   #789
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That's ok, I never knew how it was "rated" when I first got a copy of HTTE, and I loved it.
Heir to the Empire is actually an okay book, but the other two were such a chore to slog through.
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Old November 7 2012, 03:05 PM   #790
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I'm pretty sure I read the Thrawn trilogy, is that the one with the little weapon that destroys stars? I remember quite enjoying them, I gave up on the EU novesl fairly early though once I realised they were never, EVER, going to end...
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Old November 7 2012, 03:26 PM   #791
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It sounds like you're referring to the Sun Crusher, which was in Kevin J. Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy.
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Old November 7 2012, 04:58 PM   #792
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Thrawn was the blue skinned admiral that took over the imperial fleet.
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Old November 7 2012, 08:13 PM   #793
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It sounds like you're referring to the Sun Crusher, which was in Kevin J. Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy.
Or I, Jedi.
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Old November 7 2012, 10:24 PM   #794
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I'm pretty sure I read the Thrawn trilogy, is that the one with the little weapon that destroys stars? I remember quite enjoying them, I gave up on the EU novesl fairly early though once I realised they were never, EVER, going to end...
No stupid superweapons in The Thrawn trilogy. Plenty of that shit in later books by different authors though.
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Old November 7 2012, 10:38 PM   #795
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I'm pretty sure I read the Thrawn trilogy, is that the one with the little weapon that destroys stars? I remember quite enjoying them, I gave up on the EU novesl fairly early though once I realised they were never, EVER, going to end...
No stupid superweapons in The Thrawn trilogy. Plenty of that shit in later books by different authors though.
Most of them in books by Kevin J. Anderson (i.e. the prototype Death Star, the Sun Crusher and the Darksaber). It's no surprise that his tenure in the EU isn't exactly remembered fondly.

The only other superweapons in the post-OT EU that I can think of are the World Devastators and the Galaxy Gun, which appeared in the terrible Dark Empire comic miniseries.

Oh wait, I forgot about Centerpoint Station, which appeared in the Corellian trilogy. But I never really counted that one because its primary role was in creating the Corellian star system, not being used as a weapon.
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