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Lit Shadows of the Empire - Lucas approval

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Alexrd, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    I also see some swoops in the ANH-SE which seem reminiscent of the SOTE swoop riders.
     
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  2. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes, and you can see a swoop gang in TPM aswell.
     
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  3. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Sentinel landers from the SOTE game are also in Mos Eisley in the ANH SE.

    I also seem to remember the old Databank saying that Lucas dictated that Xizor's look should be based on the Dashade...anyone else remember this?
     
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  4. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    This is what was written in the behind the scenes section of Xizor's Databank entry:

     
  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Finished looking through the 'Secrets' book - nothing more to report really. Actual mention of GL (as opposed to Lucasfilm) was pretty sparse. But now I have an urge to read the novel again.
     
  6. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Thanks for looking through it. It's strange that there isn't a source for those supposed Lucas claims. I can't find an interview during that time regarding SotE.
     
  7. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Most sources claim that Lucas said that he would make a film about SOTE if he could in an interview in the 90's. Unfortunately, it seems it was in an interview that was never recorded. Too bad. Sure, it opens up conspiracy theories, though I'm fairly inclined to believe it.
     
  8. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    I believe in it aswell, but I would still like to source it. ;)
     
  9. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hmm. I wonder what I was thinking of, then. I'm almost positive it was somewhere from the old OS.
     
  10. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ah, Shadows of the Empire. So, so, so nineties it somehow managed to have a mullet and acid washed jeans.

    I always loved Dash Rendar:

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    Oh, Shadows of the Empire.
     
  11. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That's Cable, not Dash
     
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  12. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congratulations, you've found the joke.
     
  13. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Only memory i have of SOTE is playing the N64 In college and it reminding me of how much i missed Star Wars. I believe i beat the game and also as many of you found the junkyard and IG88 so difficult to kill. Playing against Boba Fett was a thrill. I ended up getting the action figures many years later reminding me of what a great multi media event this was(I love the imperial disguise concept Luke had and the swoop troopers were awesome). TFU was a big hit, but no where near as successful as SOTE. I would say i liked SOTE video game better but not the action figures. I never read the novels, but read that SOTE was better.

    Can you imagine a spinoff? A reason to have Boba Fett do his thing on screen again.
     
  14. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Shadows of the Empire dominated the Star Wars universe in 1996. Really enjoyed the novel & Dark Horse comic tie-in, as well as the soundtrack, "Making of" book, and figures/vehicles. Also, SOTE was very significant in that, love it or hate it, it's the first time the "canon" story between ESB & ROTJ was told. Re: the DH mini-series, I liked how this filled in the gaps re: the novel; also enjoyed the great art by Killiam Plunkett. IIRC, the SOTE comic is one of the first times we see Vader depicted with red eye coverings (on his helmet).

    The SOTE game was the only thing I wasn't that familiar with (never had any game systems). However, I wish Lflm./Disney would re-release this for computers now. I know I could buy an older copy for my computer, but don't think it would be compatible with my modern operating system. And, I don't want to buy an old gaming system just to play SOTE.

    At the time, I remember that this got a lot of publicity by Lflm. When the SOTE HC novel was released, I remember going into Border's Books & seeing piles of this all over the place; IIRC, at that time there were more copies of SOTE published than any other SW novel.

    This was also a great way to get SW back in the public eye again, which IMHO paved the way for the overall excellent theatrical Star Wars: Special Editions releases from January - March 1997. In fact, the Outrider & the Swoop - which were both in the SE ANH Mos Eisley Spaceport sequences - were originally in SOTE.
     
  15. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Master star 4

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    I have a strange nerdy need to read the book before watching ROTJ. Same with ROTS, have to read LOE first.
     
  16. Ulicus

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    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yes, zombie thread from beyond the deep but, hey, the N64 game / novel / comic were really sweet. I even had Secrets of Shadows of the Empire. Never went all in with the trading cards / musical score, though.
     
  18. Nom von Anor

    Nom von Anor Jedi Knight star 2

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    Shadows Of the Empire was great. I always thought Xizor's death was a bit ambigious. Was there ever a plan to bring him back at some point?

    Also, I really liked Shadows Of the Empire Sourcebook. WEG did a great job with their sourcebooks.
     
  19. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I had that in reserve but was too slow.
     
  20. patrickurrutia

    patrickurrutia Jedi Master star 1

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    an animated Shadows of the Empire movie would have been better back in the day instead of the old floppy disc X Wing or TIE Fighter PC Games.

    I love old floppy disc drive PCs and floppy disc PC games but back then I thought the X Wing PC games were a bit strange and they had some bad storytelling even if it was Star Wars pc games about X Wings.
     
  21. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I forgot this thread until I got a like notice on the my "That's Cable, not Dash" comment
     
  22. TheAvengerButton

    TheAvengerButton Jedi Master star 4

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    Shadows of the Empire. My second all time favorite EU story with Dark Empire in first place. Having the book, the comic, the game, the soundtrack, AND the figurines really helps make the experience feel great, but I love the Dark Empire radio drama more.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
     
  23. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I wish Shadows of the Empire had a full audio drama.
     
  24. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    my dad works at lucasfilms and he said that gerge lucas personally oversaw every aspect of the game, book, comic and evolution

    source: my dad who works at lucasfilms
     
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  25. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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