Discussion Official Sequel Trilogy / Legends / Expanded Universe discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by YoureNotJonesy, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. ChildOfWinds Chosen One

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    mattman8907 :
    I think we know that the Jedi Order is "in its infancy". I don't think we need to have a Jedi ghost tell us that, do we? I actually would prefer it if Luke had a vision about this new threat rather than having dead Jedi tell him about it.
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  2. King_of_Red_Lions Force Ghost

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    I hope we get new and interesting stories. But, I've got a bad feeling that the the opening crawl for Episode VII will go something like this:

    It has been thirty years since the death of the Emperor.
    Luke Skywalker has ushered in an era of peace unlike any in the history of the galaxy...

    War has vanished from the Republic.
    Aliens throughout the galaxy have learned to live together in peace.

    Seriously, nothing has happened in thirty years.
    The last relevant thing was the celebration on Endor. Until now.
    Nothing else of interest happened.
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  3. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    If they actually put that precise phrasing on the screen, Episode VII would more than likely be elevated to my favorite episode of the saga before the camera ever even pans toward stars.
  4. Krueger Chosen One

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    This is the official synopsis for Heir to the Jedi:

    What do we all think? Who is this new alley and "asset", who's a female?
    Last edited by Krueger, May 11, 2014
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  5. mattman8907 Jedi Grand Master

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    im thinking maybe mara jade
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  6. T-R- Chosen One

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    I'm hoping that the "asset" is the princess of Ondos. With red hair.
  7. Darth_Zidious Chosen One

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    I get the humor, but how much happens between EP III and IV? R2-D2 and C-3PO are even on the same type of ship!

    I do expect the 30 years before EP VII to be largely filled with peace and tranquility. But some new evil or mystery has arisen...
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  8. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    I'm curious if they will be publishing any books set in the 30 year gap between RotJ and VII. I'd love to read a new take on what happened right after Endor or how Coruscant changed hands.
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  9. T-R- Chosen One

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    I'm sure we'll get it, but it will probably be after VII is released
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  10. Ryus Force Ghost

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    [face_praying] LFL, Come on old buddy don't let me down. [face_nail_biting]



    And named Mara with some badass training who Luke stears towards the light. ;)


    I can handle a new origin story... I guess. Zahn kinda made Jades a bit too 'not to my liking' with his origin books for her. I love her origin idea in TTT (always though more one among many) but her books set in her past had her defeating Vader... [face_talk_hand] I love her strong but there's no way at her training level she could let alone only Luke and Leia are stronger (emperor too)
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  11. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Wasn't so much "defeat" as "got out of his way, giving him a chance to calm down".

    Still, Mara's capabilities in material set pre-TTT never really made sense in the context of the TTT statement that she'd only picked up a lightsaber "a handful of times".
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  12. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    Yeah, stuff like this is one of the reasons I don't mind the EU going. There just got to be so many contradictions over the years, even in books written by the same author! I love the idea of LFL taking some of the great EU characters/settings/planets/species etc. and then putting them into a more cohesive canon.
  13. CairnsTony Force Ghost

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    I loved the EU for a while; read many of the books, but got increasingly jaded with the whole thing as authors appeared to be groping around for new ideas. Who's the villain this week? Oh one of the Solo twins... OK maybe I'll stop reading them at this point.

    Despite having several book shelves filled with novels and Dark Horse miniseries I'm quite happy for the movies to wipe the slate clean. Looking forward to it in fact.
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  14. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    Yep, that's exactly my take on it too! And even if it's no longer canon, there's nothing to stop me from re-reading the stuff I really did like (X-Wing series!)
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  15. Claire1976 Force Ghost

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    The only post ROTJ EU I'm sorry to see thrown out of canon are Shadows of Mindor and Tatooine Ghost. Not bothered about the rest to be honest.
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  16. Krueger Chosen One

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    When I read the longer Heir to the Jedi synopsis, I must admit, the first character that popped into my head was Mara Jade. If it isn’t her, I think it’s just a matter of time before Jade and Thrawn make their appearance in the new EU.

    A lot of people are speculating in the Lit forum that it might even be Ashoka, although I’m not sure whether they mean his friend or this so-called asset.
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  17. Adi_Gallia_9 Chosen One

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    Ahsoka is a solid guess too. She has to show up again at some point, I'd imagine.
  18. T-R- Chosen One

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    Wouldn't Ashoka tell him about his dad and the darkside?
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  19. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    Considering the much Lauded* 'Story Team' is involved, and Ahsoka is Dave's beloved character, I'd think that's a good guess - I don't know if she knew who Vader ultimately was, so it's up in the air...


    *That depends on how people want to pick and choose exactly how much 'influence' the story team has going forward, If they can (redacted with apologies - I'm in a mood unrelated to our boards) mine from the existing EU, surely they can use TCW too...
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  20. STARBOB Force Ghost

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    Now that all the EU has been thrown out the window. Maybe she could be in episode 7
    [IMG]
    Yaddle back in the saddle.
  21. Chaos123x Jedi Master

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    Yaddle spin off. You heard it here first!
  22. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    Well here's our 'red wig!' - a pairing to even make the staunchest 'You know who's' fan's eyes bleed!

    [face_rofl]
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  23. D'an Jedi Grand Master

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    I brought popcorn for the Mara Jade fight,

    [IMG]

    but alas no one is here...
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  24. Brewmeister Smith Jedi Padawan

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    I guess I'm a little late, but boy am I glad the EU has been abandoned. Ever since the Thrawn trilogy was completed, I've been afraid that Lucas would listen to EU fans actually adapt the books to make the sequel trilogy. They would have made terrible Star Wars movies. There's no Sith Lord, there's only one lightsaber duel (not a very good one at that), and there's no saga-like story arc that is essential to the OT and PT.

    The only rationale for making the Thrawn trilogy into Eps. 7-9 was the loose way the books were divided into 3 parts. That was always stupid reasoning in my opinion.

    A Star Wars trilogy needs an authentic Sith Lord (not a deranged Jedi clone), at least 1 duel between Jedi and Sith in every episode (the Thrawn trilogy had none), and to tell a mythical, epicyclic story (not just set up the next EU story arc).

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  25. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    Heard on twitter from chat jason Ward had with someone from Del Rey, Mara jade may be in Tarkin
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