Phantom Menace came out in 1999, just before Vector Prime. Surely the writers of the NJO had seen it. AoTC came out in 2002, right in the middle of the NJO series. RoTS came out at the end of the NJO order series. What influence did the prequels have on all of this? I imagine that a writer in the NJO who had to characterize Anakin Skywalker undoubtedly had to think to himself "this character has the same name and is the same age as the character I just saw in that film." I'm just curious if there's any way to document the influence the prequels had upon this era.