Yippie!!! The 181st Imperial Discussion Group is back. And while everyone out there is contemplating how Troy Denning is setting up Episode VII in his latest novel and whether Crucible is that one thing that ruined Star Wars forever, we're taking an extended look into the past! Like we always do, I guess. So, Tatooine Ghost it is! Wizard! - Now, it's not just us looking into the past - the novel is also about Leia and Han looking into their past, i. e. the first two prequel movies. My starter question for this month is: how do we feel about EU bridging the gap between the movies, giving Leia knowledge about her family? Also, Troy Denning did the same for Episode III in Dark Nest, and to some extent in FOTJ for the Mortis episodes (another part of Anakin's life). How did other authors work with this topic - is Denning the most explicit user of prequel knowledge? - Also, fitting in with what we read about in I, Jedi (and will read again in the Jedi Academy Trilogy over the next three months) - why would there be common knowledge about Vader's original identity? Obviously Denning didn't go with the established version of next to nobody knowing about this. What are the consequences for the EU?