A&A The Official Jason Fry Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. NCISliar Jedi Knight

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    Jason, I hope this hasn't been asked yet (and I'm pretty sure it has, I just don't seem to be able to find the information anywhere.), in the armory and sensor profile about starfighters and carriers it is mentioned that the Venator- and Victory-class have originally been designed to operate A-6 interceptors and NTB-30 torpedo bombers. Is the latter one just a misnomer of the NTB-630?

    And secondly in the section about the Trade Defense Force, you mentioned several classes of capital ship, most of which have been identified in you endnotes or by logic (e.g. the Lupus-class missile frigate from the Starfighter series). But it seems one of them, the Auxilia-class pursuit destroyer, has slipped through. Did you have a specific ship from the EU in mind for that one? It always seemed somewhat logical to me that it could have been the "Trade Federation Cruiser" from the Jedi Starfighter game. But of course there isn't enough information about it to confirm my guesses.

    Then again a lot of the published material just fits Legends better as it fixes some inconsistencies or reestablishes some obscure tech.
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  2. jasonfry VIP

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    Yeah, the NTB-630 lost a digit somewhere in the book-creation process.

    As for whether the Auxilia was meant to be an already established design, afraid that's vanished in the mists of time. (Which doesn't take long in this decaying old skull of mine.) I doubt we had an existing ship in mind, though -- most likely I would have noted it somewhere or it would have been discussed on the boards.
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  3. Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master

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    Hey, Jason! I found a tiny sprinkling of extra detail in case you'd ever feel the need to illustrate a TIE Shuttle in words. A model-maker noticed something "off" about Captain Needa's shuttle in ESB. Looking at close screencaps and actual storyboards, the shuttle has solar panels that bend outwards, an actual inversion of the TIE Bomber: http://i.imgur.com/XAQsQ51.png

    I thought this was cool, since it does give it a bit more "SW shuttle"-look, with "wings" that point outwards diagonally. After 36 years, there's still surprises popping up in the production. :cool:

    Ralph McQuarrie also drew a TIE shuttle over Vader's castle, but it looked a bit more like his own TIE: http://i.imgur.com/FSYrDoj.jpg
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  4. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Huh. That's different.

    I took the bombers at the end of R1 to be boarding shuttles.


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  5. Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master

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    Oh they are, they're based on the original concept that later became the TIE Bomber. But Needa's shuttle model is unique. ILM just took off the panels and plastered them on the opposite sides. There's also some smudge from where they had to cover the holes from the regular attachment point.
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  6. jasonfry VIP

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    Finally up: here's pt. 1 of author's notes for Imperial Justice, AKA the book I hated writing.
  7. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    That's a rather intriguing introductory phrase!
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    I need to read that series, but my library doesn't have all the books.
  9. jasonfry VIP

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    And here's Pt. 2 of notes for Imperial Justice. Bonus: you get a soapbox rant about being "cruel" to characters.
  10. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    You are so cruel to characters, though. :p


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  11. NCISliar Jedi Knight

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    Well, thanks a lot for the prompt answer! :)
  12. Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master

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    Isak Dinesen isn't the only one smiling at the way you "put it"... ;)
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  13. jasonfry VIP

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    Things with tentacles! The power of jogan fruit! All this and more awaits you in Pt. 1 of author's notes for The Secret Academy.
  14. Endol Jedi Knight

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    @jasonfry - I love this dorkery notes, there's so much that I miss the first time round so I have to re-read.

    just out of curiosity - have you had the chance to the read the Adventures in Wild Space series? a sort of similar -ish middle grade series from Cavan Scott and Tom Huddlestone. I think both series share a great sense of family and the family bonds that are so prevalent in the SW universe.
  15. Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master

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    Really cool that the idea of the First Order Stormtrooper's training program being a legacy thing passed from Hux to his son came from you, Jason. Especially since Chuck Wendig went and fleshed it out more in Empire's End, it feels like something that could have been planned from the beginning.
  16. jasonfry VIP

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    I've read the first couple of Wild Space books and liked them. They have that Flash Gordon vibe that I think Star Wars should always have.

    Empire's End was fun for me on its own and also because it picked up string from two books of mine -- Secret Academy and Rey's Survival Guide. But when things mesh well like that the kudos should also go to Story Group -- they do a lot to make sure the books talk to each other and are part of a larger tale. So far it's been really neat -- as a minor participant but also as a reader/viewer -- to see that plan put into action.
  17. Daneira Jedi Knight

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    Jason, I really love the "Reconquest of the Rim" section in EGTW. I was wondering if you had any plans to flesh out some of that content in other works, such as the Listehol Campaign or the Western Reaches Operation, aside from little references (like the line about Screed smashing pirates at Tosste in The Secret Academy). I find this period of Imperial history incredibly fascinating, and it's a shame there's only a few paragraphs about it.
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    That would be fun, but LFL doesn't seem inclined to delve into pure lore books right now. (Which I understand given the current and future storytelling.) Still, that part of the history has been oft-referenced and seems like it's held up pretty well, which makes me happy.

    Oh, here's Pt. 2 of Author's Notes for The Secret Academy. The circle is now complete! Plus there's a Celebration Orlando announcement about more writing/storytelling dorkery....
  19. Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master

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  20. Noash_Retrac Jedi Master

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    Just a quick question, what do you think Zare Leonis is doing as of Rebels Season 3? I'd like to think he joined Phoenix Squadron and had some off-screen moments with Ezra between episodes.
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  21. jasonfry VIP

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    Finally got my Star Wars Celebration sked to hold still. Here it is. Come say hi!
  22. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    I've posted your link over in our Celebration forum in the Celebration Guests thread.
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  23. ToilesHeroiques Jedi Knight

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  24. WebLurker Jedi Knight

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    They're doing a new "Journey to.." thing? Awesome! Hope it learned from the missteps of the original "Journey to..." series.
  25. Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master

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    And those missteps were what, exactly?