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Lit From a Certain Point of View, 40th anniversary anthology novel (#OperationBlueMilk)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by bsmith7174, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Ewoklord

    Ewoklord Jedi Knight star 1

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    Matt Fraction's Hawkeye is beautiful, I'd love to see his distinct sense of humor applied to Star Wars.
     
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  2. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I was reading the ANH novelisation the other day and I thought of another possible story that could appear in this book

    Shortly after the destruction of Alderaan a rookie tie fighter pilot gets lost while on patrol. He/she is very inexperienced and fears that they'll never find their way back to the death star. Suddenly a small freighter comes out of hyperspace. The pilot fires on the freighter in panic and flees, the pilot then attempts to com reinforcements but their signal is being jammed by the freighter. As the freighter closes in the pilot is worried what the freighter will do when it catches up. Suddenly the tie pilot sees the glorious image of the death star in the distance and heads for it. Somehow the pilot makes it back alive and when he/she disembarks they are congratulated for their part in the capture of the freighter.

    If this isn't included, at least someone will have an idea for a fanfic
     
  3. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - vacation mode star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Heh, Ian Doescher is probably gonna bring more Shakespearean goodness.
     
  4. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Doescher's story will probably reveal that one of the patrons in the cantina scene was the star wars equivalent of a Shakespearian actor/ playwright. Maybe Obi Wan slicing off Ponda Baba's arm gives them inspiration or something.....
     
  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I can't tell whether I'm more excited seeing favorite writers come up, or seeing new writers I've never had a chance to read before. Actually, why choose? Let's say both.
     
  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    We're gonna get something like this for the 40th anniversary of the Holiday Special next year, right?
     
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  7. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That sounds like an opportunity for a Tag and Bink set of stories.
     
  8. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Considering that it (like the Ewok Movies) I have avoided like the plague and George Lucas' continual desire for it being wiped from history, I doubt it.
     
  9. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    I really don't see the issue people have with the Holiday Special, aside from Luke's makeup and Chewie's dad watching space porn. The cantina scene is great, the cooking show is funny, and you get to see Imperial-occupied Kashyyk.

    And it doesn't make any sense to cast judgement on something you haven't even seen.

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  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The Holiday Special is pretty bad but it's also not any worse than some of the weird EU books that we love for being terrible (GoDV, Crystal Star).


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  11. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Do we have Aja doing illustrations too?
     
  12. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    1. Yes it is.

    2. I don't love those books. :p
     
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  13. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    Also, the opening of Battle for Endor is brutal. Cindel's family getting killed off as she watches their lights on her life monitor bracelet go off one by one... pretty dark stuff for an Ewok TV movie! And Caravan of Courage holds a special place in my heart as the first Star Wars film I remember watching.


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  14. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah. I watched it when I was a kid but somehow must've blocked that out, because when I watched it years later as I watched the opening I was, like, slack-jawed in disbelief that the entire family was just slaughtered.
     
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  15. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Every Star Wars fan needs to see the Holiday Special once.

    I don't know about more than once, mind you.
     
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  16. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Holiday Special and both Ewok movies are gems. GEMS. Anyone who says differently is wrong. WRONG.

    Seriously I love all three.
     
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  17. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    You can see it more than once if it's with a group, at least some of whom haven't seen it before, and there is a copious supply of alcohol.
     
  18. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    The small clips of the Holiday Special I saw on Youtube are enough for me to gag and I've done my hardest to block out the Ewok films.

    The only good thing to come out of the Special was Chewbacca's family (I like Lumpy so sue me).
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I've never seen the Ewok films. I could never watch a movie about such brutal killers and war criminals.
     
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  20. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Um in my opinion that is the First Order though, if what happened to Tuanul Village on Jakku, Hosnian Prime and the rest of the Hosnian system along with the Republic Fleet and Takodana is any indication.
     
  21. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Oh, what an insult - likening Jello to an FO supporter!

    No, no, no - you're thinking of Charles.
     
  22. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    He's referring to the Sanyassan Marauders and I'm saying that the First Order are the same. No insult.
     
  23. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    No, he's referring to the Ewoks. This is Jello, remember.
     
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  24. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    They literally ATE prisoners of war and then played music with their remains. I mean, that is the sheerest evil.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Ah, I see, very well, carry on.