Disclaimer: If you have never read the Thrawn trilogy, I will touch on a few minor "spoilers." I haven't read the Thrawn Trilogy in over a decade. A few weeks ago, I felt compelled to reread it. Yesterday, I just finished The Last Command and would like to share a few thoughts I have in rereading it. First of all, I know a lot of discussion has taken place in regard to how the NEU novels compare with the Legends novels. For me, the jury is still out. I grew up with the Legends novels and have a lot of sentimentality towards them. However, there has not been enough NEU material published for me to make a decision as to how it compares. I do feel that the NEU novels up to this point seem a bit boxed in and offer little exploration into new material beyond new the films. However, there are many NEU novels I have enjoyed and look forward to how they will evolve in the future. Moving on to TTT, I had a blast digging in to these again! I felt like a kid again as I became reacquainted with the Noghri, Karrde, Mara, Thrawn, Pellaeon, and our old heroes. The new planets, characters, and adventures seem to grant a much larger creative freedom than there seems to be in current novelizations. Is this just me? Also, I am curious for those of you who were around when TTT was released, what was your impression? As I was reading about the cloning facilities and especially about Luke's clone (Luuke), it seemed like this may have seemed a bit far-fetched for the SW universe at the time. Just curious.