Abrams Directing Star Wars

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Kamdan, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    I found my Hollywood Video card the other day. The place went out of business before I could use up my "early return" credit. Of course, in this day and age of Redbox, Netflix and everything else, it would've cost me more to use that credit.
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    JoeZhang might be talking about the novels featuring the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy. They were set about 25 years after ROTJ and created a real division between many fans, some loving the idea of a threat even greater than the old Galactic Empire and others not liking the "Borgification" of the SW universe with some giant, collective alien threat.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Other than the novelizations of the OT and Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the only SW novel I own are Heir to Empire, Dark Force Rising and Han Solo At Star's End. I've no recollection what they're about though.
     
  4. lurok

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    SW novels? What a bunch of geeks :)
     
  5. BeatleJWOL

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    *psst* They wrote Trek books too, y'know. ;)
     
  6. DalekJim

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    The concept was alright. Having exclusively Dark Jedi or gangsters as villains was very old hat and the Vong were a serious outside threat akin to the Dominion in DS9.

    The Legacy era was a real step backwards though. A cowardly return to the same old Star Wars formula.
     
  7. Set Harth

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    Hence the phrase "Vector Prime, perhaps?" :p

    So you never finished the Thrawn trilogy?
     
  8. BillJ

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    I have all three and never even cracked open the last two.
     
  9. Set Harth

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    IMO they're better than his later work.
     
  10. cooleddie74

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    I tend to forget Vector Prime was a Yuuzhan Vong story. The post-ROTJ books aren't exactly my forte or preference. :)
     
  11. The Stig

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    I enjoyed the 'Hand of Thrawn' duology for the way it thumbed its nose at the ridiculously over-powered Jedi tricks that Luke used in the other tie-in media. Zahn's interpretation of The Force seems most in keeping with the OT, IMHO.

    His Thrawn trilogy really is where Star Wars tie-in books begin and end, though. No others have even come close.
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    Shadows of the Empire and the Thrawn books tend to be the novels most mentioned by my friends who are into Star Wars. I hear the occasional mention of the Han Solo and Lando Calrissian trilogies written in the late seventies and early eighties but if a book is going to be spoken of by my friends it'll probably be SOTE or the Zahn trilogy simply because they're the most well known and had the greatest advertising pushes.
     
  13. Ryan8bit

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    Maybe Cumberbatch is really playing Thrawn in this movie, and the new Star Wars movie will be a crossover? :D

    THRAWWWWWWWWWWWWWN!
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    And they still are! :)
     
  15. Set Harth

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    Though he didn't contradict anything Luke did in other sources, he did have him become convinced he had been using too much of the Force and rein in his use of it to what he considered a proper level.
     
  16. Hound of UIster

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    Actually VP had even more advertising including a tv commercial by Mark Hamil.
     
  17. The Wormhole

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    To be honest, I found the Thrawn trilogy to be very overrated. Nearly swore me off Star Wars novels completely. As it is, I think I've read ten, that's counting each Thrawn book seperately.

    Actually, the idea of Cumberbatch playing Thrawn is kind of cool sounding.
     
  18. DalekJim

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    I think the Thrawn books are better written and plotted than any of the movies :).
     
  19. The Wormhole

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    I don't know, it's basically three 500 page books of a blue skinned guy staring at paintings
    before getting killed by his creepy bodyguard for some reason which I can't be bothered to remember.
     
  20. CorporalClegg

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    I think they are both.

    I do think they're not quite worthy of the praise usually attributed to them, but they do hone a certain level of sophistication not seen in the films. But that's usually par for the course with lit over film.

    I do think Thrawn is a very interesting character and, ironically, how I've always envisioned what Khan should have been. However, I do think Zahn went a little too far with him. Like there were times I think he was a little too prophetic and a little too cunning to be fully believable.

    Also, I could never get passed Zahn's obsession with the word "grimace." :lol: