Okay, so I'm a day late for the joke to work, but I blame daylight savings time. So my thought for this month's topic is... with the "Saga Complete" (for now, knowing Uncle George), what would you like to see next out of Star Wars? More movies? Different characters? Novels? That TV show we always hear about being "just around the corner"? For me, the most interesting thing I've seen done with the Star Wars franchise since about Episode I has been, ironically, a "step back" from the Timothy Zahn renaissance (Zahnaissance?) of the novels. I was really turned off by the ideas introduced in The New Jedi Order series, and the bleakness of the Legacy of the Force books. Instead, I think the first new novel to pique my interest is this book called [link=http://www.amazon.com/Luke-Skywalker-Shadows-Mindor-Star/dp/0345477448]Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor[/link]. It's not that I think the novel is in and of itself the second coming of Skywalker, but that the flavor of the novel is more in the spirit of the old adventure serials the original movie was based on. It's more pulpy, fun... just plain more adventurous in what I've read of it. And I like it. It explores and plays with a familiar part of the canon's timeline in a familiar tone that contrasts with the "serious business" that was the second two movies of the OT. For similar reasons, I like what I've seen of "The Clone Wars" television series - I'm a huge sucker for the art style (which I know turns at least one or two people off if memory serves), and again the tone is more pulpy/adventure serial then the movies, which I dig. But what about other characters? Do people think there are meaningful, interesting stories to tell in the franchise that DON'T revolve around the movie characters? There seems to have been some success with "The Old Republic" video games and comics, which do play with the idea of looking at the far past of the Star Wars universe and seem to have produced some real gems - but I'm no connoisseur of that material. Or should they just leave it all alone because they've "done enough damage" to your childhood?