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Old February 7 2013, 05:42 AM   #121
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Regarding the prologue from ADF's novelization of ANH:

. . . Aided and abetted by restless, power-hungry individuals within the government, and the massive organs of commerce, the ambitious Senator Palpatine caused himself to be elected President of the Republic. He promised to reunite the disaffected among the people, and to restore the remembered glory of the Republic.

Once secure in office he declared himself Emperor, shutting himself away from the populace. Soon he was controlled by the very assistants and boot-lickers he had appointed to high office, and the cries of the people for justice did not reach his ears.

Having exterminated through treachery and deception the Jedi Knights, guardians of justice in the galaxy, the Imperial governors and bureaucrats prepared to institute a reign of terror among the disheartened worlds of the galaxy. Many used the Imperial forces and the name of the increasingly isolated Emperor to further their own personal ambitions.
. . . From the First Saga, Journal of the Whills

-- STAR WARS: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, New York: Ballantine, 1977; Hardbound Ballantine Books Edition: October 1977. First Edition: December 1976. Page 1.
No reference to any other Emperors.
Yeah, it's later in the book. I never said it was in the prologue.
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Old February 7 2013, 05:52 AM   #122
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At least he had the Emperor more or less figured out all along and his character wasn't just some CGI addition thrown into the Special Editions for the hell of it. Here's another fun fact: the 1976 novelization of the original film was the very first mass-market Star Wars collectible, well over a full year before the very first Kenner action figures ever hit. A mint or near-mint first edition of the book is one of the most valuable SW items on the current market, rivalling some of the rarer action figures from the original line.
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Old February 7 2013, 05:53 AM   #123
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hbquikcomjamesl wrote: View Post
Regarding the prologue from ADF's novelization of ANH:

. . . Aided and abetted by restless, power-hungry individuals within the government, and the massive organs of commerce, the ambitious Senator Palpatine caused himself to be elected President of the Republic. He promised to reunite the disaffected among the people, and to restore the remembered glory of the Republic.

Once secure in office he declared himself Emperor, shutting himself away from the populace. Soon he was controlled by the very assistants and boot-lickers he had appointed to high office, and the cries of the people for justice did not reach his ears.

Having exterminated through treachery and deception the Jedi Knights, guardians of justice in the galaxy, the Imperial governors and bureaucrats prepared to institute a reign of terror among the disheartened worlds of the galaxy. Many used the Imperial forces and the name of the increasingly isolated Emperor to further their own personal ambitions.
. . . From the First Saga, Journal of the Whills

-- STAR WARS: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, New York: Ballantine, 1977; Hardbound Ballantine Books Edition: October 1977. First Edition: December 1976. Page 1.
No reference to any other Emperors.
Yeah, it's later in the book. I never said it was in the prologue.
So the prologue contradicts something later in the book? Interesting. I may have to re-read my copy for the first time in 30 years.

Hehe, my copy is a December 1976 first edition. Lucas is listed as the writer with no mention of ADF and it has the original McQuarrie preproduction art on the cover.

Last line of the prologue -
"They were in the wrong place at the wrong time, naturally they became heroes" - Leia Organa of Alderaan, Senator


ETA: sigh, after reading Cooleddies post, I am wishing mine was in near mint condition instead of well used but still holding together.
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Old February 7 2013, 05:55 AM   #124
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Hehe, my copy is a December 1976 first edition. Lucas is listed as the writer with no mention of ADF and it has the original McQuarrie preproduction art on the cover.
Hold onto it. It's worth a few bucks if you kept it in terrific condition.
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Old February 7 2013, 06:14 AM   #125
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Nope, it's in average condition for a 35yr old book. If I recall correctly, mom found it in a garage sale in the early 80's and gave it to me, so it wasn't in "mint" condition when I got it. Though at least it hasn't gotten any worse since then. I tend to take care of my books.
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Old February 7 2013, 06:20 AM   #126
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I loved those old '80s and '90s garage sales. You could find Star Wars and Star Trek items if you were in the right place at the right time. One sale I ran into had a person selling their Darth Vader action figure carrying case with quite a handful of original Kenner figures inside. They wanted a little more than I was willing to pay for a case and figures I already had, but it was fun cracking open Vader's head and seeing a few classic Stormtroopers, droids and Rebel troopers staring back at me, most still having their original weapons and accessories.

As amazing as the current era of collecting has been, nothing will ever touch those old school Kenner figures for pure nostalgia and fun.
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Old February 7 2013, 06:29 AM   #127
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^ That Vader head case was the best.
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Old February 7 2013, 06:31 AM   #128
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I have two of them. They also made a gold C-3PO carrying case along the same lines but it was never as popular.
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Old February 7 2013, 06:35 AM   #129
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So is this Yoda outing going to be a young Yoda scenario, like 900 years ago? The end of the Old Republic?

I wonder if the TV series Star Wars: Underworld has actually 'gone under' and the Boba Fett film is going to be the end result of that? The rumor was that he was the lead. Great chance to use a grown-up Daniel Logan.

As for Han, fingers crossed because this could be the royal fuck up of them all, if he's too young. Can't abide/endure another Jake Llyod.
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Han was only 29 years old at the time of A New Hope so they have to get somebody that looks at least somewhat like a younger Harrison Ford or else it won't be too believable. I'm trying to think of a really good character actor with chops who sort of resembles Ford in the 1970s but I'm drawing a blank....anybody got any ideas?

As for a Yoda film, remember that he said in Empire that he spent 800 years training other Jedi, which means that he became a Master before he was even one hundred years old. I'd like to see a movie set 800 years before the prequels and OT at a time when Yoda is a fresh, new Jedi Master taking on his very first Padawan apprentice. It'd be interesting to see the Republic centuries before the era of its corruption and downfall in the Prequel Trilogy. A Yoda who's only in double digits in age might be a very cool thing to see. If he's that powerful and quick in combat at the age of 875 then how amazing would have have been at one-tenth that age?
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Old February 7 2013, 06:53 AM   #131
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Hehe, my copy is a December 1976 first edition. Lucas is listed as the writer with no mention of ADF and it has the original McQuarrie preproduction art on the cover.
Has there ever been an edition of the ANH novelization that acknowledges that ADF ghosted Lucas?

It is, of course, common knowledge (and there's even a paragraph or so about it on ADF's web site, the gist of which is that he never had a problem with the situation), but I wouldn't expect the writer's credit to change.

(And anybody who grew up on any of the Stratemeyer juvenile novel series [The Bobbsey Twins, in my case] is familiar with anonymously ghosted books, whether they realize it or not: neither "Franklin W. Dixon," nor "Carolyn Keene," nor "Laura Lee Hope" were ever real people, nor even pseudonyms for any one writer, once any given series got past the first 2-3 volumes. Edward Stratemeyer was the man who invented "book packaging.")
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Old February 7 2013, 08:31 AM   #132
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One sale I ran into had a person selling their Darth Vader action figure carrying case with quite a handful of original Kenner figures inside.
Sounds like you went to my next door neighbor's house around 1984

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I'm trying to think of a really good character actor with chops who sort of resembles Ford in the 1970s but I'm drawing a blank....anybody got any ideas?
Not sure how good an actor he is, but there was a guy on Once Upon a Time in a bit part last season that I thought looked like a young Harrison. Think he was a teacher or coach at the school.
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Has there ever been an edition of the ANH novelization that acknowledges that ADF ghosted Lucas?
Don't know, this is the only copy I've owned.
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Empire has a list of their top 9 choices for who should get a stand-alone movie.

For those who can't be bothered to read the article they went with:

Boba Fett
Darth Maul
Yoda
Mace Windu
Han Solo
Chewbacca
Lando
Admiral Ackbar
Porkins
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Empire has a list of their top 9 choices for who should get a stand-alone movie.

For those who can't be bothered to read the article they went with:

Boba Fett
Darth Maul
Yoda
Mace Windu
Han Solo
Chewbacca
Lando
Admiral Ackbar
Porkins
Sausage fest! How about a romantic comedy staring a young Princess Leia?
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I would like to see a Leia movie, maybe not a romcom but showing how she came to be an important part of the rebellion.
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