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Lit Dark Empire Trilogy

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DarthDeviousTX, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, if nothing else, "I am the dark side" might well be a pretty good description of Palpatine's long-term goals in the new canon.
     
  2. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I suppose it's possible they could do some sort of Dark Empire storyline after TFA is released (set before TFA, of course), but I doubt they'd go there. The only character I would expect to see some sort of resurrection is Boba Fett, given the open ended nature of his death.

    I would say that what makes Dark Empire for me is Luke's arc in it, moreso than Palpatine's revival, so the core of the story is functional regardless of whether Palpatine is brought back. But I don't see having Luke go through this dark side arc as something the Story Group would do anymore than they would bring Sheev back.
     
  3. Cheerios4u98

    Cheerios4u98 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Aftermath spoiler (sort of. Not a big one at all) that made me think of Dark Empire:
    Aftermath already alluded to the idea that the Empire is using stand-ins, or body-doubles of Palpatine to convince the galaxy that the Emperor is not actually dead. It's a different take on the "Palpatine comes back" idea but it reminded me of Dark Empire as I read it.
     
  4. Obi-Henn Kenobi

    Obi-Henn Kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    I have posted this before in another thread, but it might be of interest to all who liked DE: The Light And Darkness War by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy (made before DE) is finally available again. I haven't read it yet, but judging from this review it seems really interesting.
     
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  5. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Oh, have Titan finally got round to issuing that? Thanks for the tip-off.
     
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  6. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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  7. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have to say, I am kind of pleasantly surprised to see something highlighting the old EU or the Dark Horse era on the official site these days....

    Interesting readthrough - back in 2015 Insider ran a three-part article series interviewing Veitch and Kennedy about Dark Empire, that I would highly recommend tracking down. But even so this had a few things I've never seen before about DE, specifically that a lot of stuff from the DE Sourcebook was written by Veitch, or the original DE idea of the folkloric Jedi Knights (which in retrospect is easy to see was also the origin idea for Tales of the Jedi).
     
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  8. SheaHublin

    SheaHublin Jedi Master star 2

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    Man, I thought you'd typed that Lightsider had been released, and then I get to the clicking of the link there and realize that it's just their other series.
     
  9. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    I still wish DE had gotten a novelization. It would have been awesome.
     
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  10. SheaHublin

    SheaHublin Jedi Master star 2

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    It did- just get a copy of the Test of Wills by Publius.
     
  11. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    That's a bit of out of date and is a fanfic though.
     
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  12. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    Lightsider will eventually be released. Veitch has been talking about releasing it for years.
     
  13. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I was browsing through Dark Empire this morning and forgot that the phrase "Vision of the Future" gets used in it. Kind of ironic given that's the novel that Zahn tries to dismiss the events of DE.

    It also happens in the scene where Luke sends a vision of himself across the galaxy to Leia, and where she at first sees him as Vader until he morphs into Luke's face (as with Anakin in the TFA concept art).
     
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  14. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder how Thrawn if had been victorious and defeated the New Republic would have reacted to a reborn Palpatine demanding his allegiance?
     
  15. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Thrawn wouldn't care as long as Palpatine protected the Chiss. It's the ultimate end all justification for everything Thrawn does now thanks to Zahn, and offers a convenient justification for all of Thrawns atrocities while Zahn can still claim he's a hero. :(

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  16. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm referring to the old canon not the new Canon or any retcons it may have introduced.
     
  17. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It was an old canon thing though. Everything Thrawn did was to protect the Chiss from the Vong. Zahn was already whitewashing Thrawn even way back then.

    The only difference in new canon is the threat is probably not the Vong.
     
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  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Oho? Don't suppose he's mentioned how he'd get around whatever legalities have prevented it being done before?
     
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  19. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    That is a good point, if he tries to sell it for money. Kenneth Flint put out his canceled book, Heart of the Jedi, online, and Lucasfilm didn’t seem to care.


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  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Ah, that precedent - interesting, thanks.
     
  21. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    What's light sider?
     
  22. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Kam Solusar and Luke's first meeting.
     
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  23. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    I see.
     
  24. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    A novella in the style of the Kyle Katarn books that was written (and takes place) between Dark Empire I and II. It shows how Luke converts Kam to the light side by playing "the Lightsider game", whatever that means.
     
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  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    The closest we ever got was the prologue for the DE2 audio version, but that went nowhere near saying what 'lightsider' was or how it worked.