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Lit The Last Jedi - Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AdmiralNick22 , Dec 13, 2017.

  1. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi™: The Visual Dictionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with 100+ images and information as penned by Star Wars™ scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it's a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience."

    There wasn't a thread for this, so I've decided to open one in advance of it's release on Friday, 12/15. As a reminder, please tag all spoilers from The Last Jedi as a courtesy to your fellow posters for the first week following this release. Spoiler tags are no longer required as of Friday, 12/22.

    Pablo Hidalgo is a master of Star Wars lore making, this guide promises to be as exciting and detail filled as the prior guides for The Force Awakens and Rogue One!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  2. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've been digesting the Visual Dictionary, fans of background, history, and those looking for more context on the state of the Galaxy will enjoy this book. It should come as no surprise that Pablo Hidalgo continues to show why he is a literal encyclopedia of knowledge... this book provides so much awesome information!
    • Want details on the Resistance fleet and it's various leaders, personnel, and such? This book has it!
    • Curious about the small little costume details and background on Rey, Finn, Poe, and our heroes? Look no further.
    • The guide gives us a snap shot of the state of the Galaxy. It provides some great context that makes viewings of TLJ more in depth.
    • The scope and scale of the First Order's power is on display.
    • New characters like Paige & Rose Tico, VADM Holdo, DJ, and others all get ample page time and great background information.
    As always, don't ignore the little "Data File" blurbs at the bottom of each page. There is cool little bits of info. We learn why Snap, Jessa, and certain other Resistance pilots aren't in TLJ. We learn that Hux fashions himself a "grand marshal", that at least 30 FO Star Destroyers are hunting for the Resistance fleet, and the names of unseen Resistance vice admirals on the other ships. ;)
    --Adm. Nick
     
  3. smisk

    smisk Jedi Knight star 1

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    Ooh, I skimmed through the book at B&N yesterday, but must have missed this. I was hoping they were among the allies in the outer rim, and really hoping they didn't
    die offscreen in one of the transports.
    Any way you could post/summarize that page?
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The quote is as follows:

    "Most of the surviving Resistance pilots who joined Poe in the fight against Starkiller have since scattered to other evacuation points, or been assigned to other missions."

    Basically, it is a very clever way of keeping the door open for them (or folks like Statura, who doesn't appear anywhere) to come back for IX.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That’s cool, I hope we get to see more of Jess and Snap in the future. Maybe we’ll see their missions in the Poe comic series eh.

    Anyways looking forward to checking this out.
     
  6. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I like that we get a blurb on Snoke's slippers.
     
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  7. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    True, and considering the absence of Home One and Echo of Hope, unless they've already been lost off-screen to the First Order, it's likely Statura, Kalonia and others left ahead of the Raddus for a new base.
     
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  8. ToilesHeroiques

    ToilesHeroiques Jedi Knight

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    We have the 'Luke's route to Ahch-To' on the map, but...

    How can R2-D2 know Luke Skywalker's route to Ahch-To and draw it on the map (= yellow line on the map in TFA) ?

    Maybe it's the road of an ancient Jedi pilgrimage that Luke follows with the compass?
     
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  9. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Or Luke just told R2?
     
  10. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What is interesting to me in this book this time around is a lot of evidence to pretty big changes to the film late-ish in development. The opening conversation between Hux and Poe is presented differently here. And then there is visual (and written) evidence of a lot of cut material from the island and Canto Bight. And I haven't even finished the book yet.

    I will say, though, that it is light on aliens (really my main interest in books like these). Many of the Canto Bight characters we see aren't in the book (and then the book has several that didn't make it into the film).
     
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  11. redxavier

    redxavier Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    R2 did not know the route to Achto. Lor San Tekka had the route. In all likelihood, Luke got the route from San Tekka.
     
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  12. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Is there any mention of Lando in this? My theory is that Lando is one of Leia's allies in the Outer Rim and he'll show up to help in EP 9. I don't normally bother with theories but I'm curious if there is any evidence that points to that happening yet this far out from 9 here.
     
  13. PongKrell

    PongKrell Jedi Padawan

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    I'm not sure what it's meant to represent. If it started at D'Qar, I could see it as 'Luke's journey after abandoning Kylo, speaking with Leia and Han on D'Qar and leaving R2 with them'. But it starts near Kashyyyk.
     
  14. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ordered this and expecting Friday from Amazon.
     
  15. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm bummed the boards have been acting up, as I feel this thread would normally have ALOT more posts in it by now. Anyways, it really is loaded with cool backstories, canon, and interesting facts. The pages with the Resistance fleet, leadership, fighters, and bombers are obviously my favorite, but the whole damn thing is really good.

    One thing I like is how the MG-100 Starfortress bombers were actually built at the end of the GCW, only to be retired and found commonly used in civilian purposes. These big bombers end up being fire ships, used for mining, and other cool purposes.

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  16. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Does the book identify Phasma's weapon? I gather the book doesn't go too far into spoilery scenes but it's in the trailers.
     
  17. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Quicksilver quarterstaff, or something like that. Can't remember off the top of my head; I flipped through the book but haven't bought it yet.
     
  18. Jozgar

    Jozgar Jedi Knight star 3

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    Reading the entries of Resistance officers (esp. Tallie) is rough knowing that they pretty much all die by the end.
     
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  19. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    I like the nod to FFG they give with Han's dice. However, given Wookiepedians are seemingly incapable of understanding FFG's work as it relates to canon, this is only going to make that conversation worse in the future. :p
     
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  20. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I just can't take seriously a group of royal guards who are dressed in red flowerpots.
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Lobsters. Twizzlers. Now flowerpots.

    Snoke sure knows how to make sure nobody takes him seriously.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  22. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Like those red cups at every party in every American coming of age movie.
     
  23. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Now a red solo cup is the best receptacle
    For barbecues, tailgates, fairs and festivals...

    Sent from my SM-G386W using Tapatalk
     
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  24. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    True. But IMO their weapons make up for it.
     
  25. masterskywalker

    masterskywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Joking aside, they provided one of the best fights in the series.