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Eye of Palpatine on NJO cover. WHY??

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Vong_Killer, Oct 16, 2001.

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  1. Vong_Killer

    Vong_Killer Jedi Youngling star 3

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    There are so many other things from this story that could have made it to this cover, but no, they had to put a picture of a ship that wasn't even in this book, but merely mentioned. They might as well but Obi fighting Vader on the cover of all the other books to. shared thoughts would be nice
     
  2. chissdude10

    chissdude10 Jedi Youngling star 5

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    First off what the heck are you talking about. Star from the Beggining. Second easy on the thread count dude you already got to much nobody really cares kinds of posts.
     
  3. Galleon

    Galleon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Which cover do you mean, Ruin?
     
  4. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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    "Second easy on the thread count dude you already got to much nobody really cares kinds of posts.

    Umm, hypocritical for you to complain about that considering you do the same thing.
     
  5. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Um, the Eye Of Palpatine was not on any of the NJO covers.
     
  6. chissdude10

    chissdude10 Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Not anymore Val, I USED to do it, I was just giving the dude advice.
     
  7. Digger

    Digger Jedi Youngling

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    I'm thinkin he means the one with the under construction world ship
     
  8. Ian_Ball

    Ian_Ball Jedi Padawan star 4

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    relax! where`s the love?
     
  9. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It was a planet on the cover of Ruin. You could see flames on the surface destroying crap. And I assume that ring was just artist licence. The artist thought it would be cool to have a spacestation ring around a planet. It wasn't a trade federation ship. It wasn't a worldship. I always assumed it was a planet.
     
  10. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    I've always assumed it was a pic of the worldship at Sernpidal.
     
  11. Galleon

    Galleon Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I thought it was the remains of Sernpidal on the cover of Ruin and the X-Wings were the Rogues.
     
  12. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    The thing on Ruin cover is an Ithorian herdship, IMO. That could make sense, since they evacuated all herdships from Ithor, except for Tafanda Bay. The lower half of the sphere (with the yellow lights) could be the 'core' of the ship, where the repulsorlift is located, and if you look carefully, you can see that the upper half is transparent, since it'd be a dome. Plus, IMO, all herdships look different, so if it does not look like the herdship from EGtPM, it really doesn't matter. AND : we have no size reference. That means the thing could have any size. And finally, the red things could simply be plants, it be quite logical for Ithorians to have that sort of 'decoration'.
     
  13. Nom Anor

    Nom Anor TFN Books Staff star 4 VIP

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    The thing on the cover of Ruin is the Imperial customs station over Bastion that Leia passed on her way to the meeting with Pellaeon. This was confirmed by MAS during an interview. The ship on the cover of Rebirth is a Yuuzhan Vong worldship. This was confirmed by Terese Nielson.
     
  14. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    Okay. Well, I agree with Rebirth...

    But for Ruin... What does X-Wings do near an Imperial Custom station (at least in that book) ?
     
  15. LordMoltar

    LordMoltar Jedi Youngling star 2

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    The funny thing is that until I saw this discussion, I thought the ship on the cover of "Ruin" was a Trade Federation Droid Control ship. You have to admit it does look almost like one. I've often asked myself why in the world they would put a ship on the cover that doesn't even appear in the novel. How very wrong I was...

     
  16. Nom Anor

    Nom Anor TFN Books Staff star 4 VIP

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    Perhaps the x-wings are flying escort for Leia's shuttle (which is absent) or perhaps the artist just took creative freedom.
     
  17. lejmar_faldor_uk

    lejmar_faldor_uk Jedi Master star 4

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    why do they have to have anything to do with it? Han never meets the vong in JE
     
  18. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    I just wish it could be like the X-wing novels, where each of their covers depicted a battle scene from that novel.
     
  19. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    Well, in the book she says she wanted to look pacifical, so her shuttle was with unpowered weapons and shields. X-Wings wouldn't look that pacifical.

    As for artistical freedom... Well, maybe, but what are those red things on the station ? That does not make a lot of sense...
     
  20. Vong_Killer

    Vong_Killer Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I always thought it was the eye of palpitine, considering that the thing LOOKS LIKE AN EYE! (doesn't it??)
    And who the hell cares if i make a few to many posts? I'm just tryin to express some ideas, and if you don't wanna have anything to do with them then good for u!
     
  21. darthjarjarbinks

    darthjarjarbinks Jedi Master star 4

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    Bib Fortuna- "I just wish it could be like the X-wing novels, where each of their covers depicted a battle scene from that novel."

    Yet remember XW:Bacta War? I think it was that cover that depicted a fleet of MC cruisers which were never featured in any battle scene of the novel.

    Artists create the covers often before the plot has even been finalised. Hence the Mon Cal cruisers on the Xwing novel that they don't even appear in AND hence the x-wings @ Bastion.

    I don't believe it was the tafanda bay as I had the understanding that they were saucer like vessels MUCH smaller than that of which there were many. THAT thing is in orbit, it wouldn't need repulsor lift support.
     
  22. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    DDJB, re-read my post explaining why I think it was a herdship... You seem to have missed my explanations...
     
  23. Vong_Killer

    Vong_Killer Jedi Youngling star 3

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    does anyone else think it's The Eye?
     
  24. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    How could it possibly be the Eye, anyway?
     
  25. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    The Eye's just an asteroid with a lot of laser turrets on it... (and some ion engines sticking out of its @$$)
     
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