...and thanks for allowing me in! My nickname and avatar might be at odds with the Jedi theme, but I noticed several Darths here already, so I presume this board is in balance anyway. I'm an old Star Wars fan, but I must admit there are some substantial hiatuses in my knowledge. For instance, I know little to none of the Clone Wars series and similar releases (I intent to catch up, at some point in my life). I've also read only a few of the novels, some of which have meanwhile been declared 'legends' rather than 'canon' by Disney-Lucasfilm — a decision that does not hugely bother me as I find the entire saga big enough to cherry pick and construct my own interpretation. James Luceno's Darth Plagueis novel, for instance, is way too magnificent to decide it might just not have happened that way. In my perception, it adds much to the saga, and even brilliantly utilizes and enhances some loose ends (plot holes?) that George Lucas inserted in the Prequel Trilogy! On the other hand, I'm underwhelmed by mucj of the new trilogy sofar, and have little hope Episode IX will redeem this. The standalones, by contrast, are absolutely fantastic! (It's a shame people seem to be 'punishing' Disney-Lucasfilm by boycotting Solo because of TLJ, because Solo is imho an almost perfect movie that long-time fans, casual fans, and just random cinema visitors can all enjoy — if they actually go see it!) I find the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials so great, that I even consider these almost-canon! (Especially Ponda Baba's background story!) But it is probably better to save such opinions for the various discussion threads. Oh, I play SWTOR too, as my lazily screenprinted avatar probably gave away already.