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Lit Third Essential Guide to Characters (formerly "Who would you want to see . . . ?")

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Dan Wallace, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Did we get an official release date or target date for the 3rd EGTC? Or is this just still in the formative stages? I ask because I actually had to pull out my copy of the 2nd EGTC and I was shocked to see how old it was. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  2. Darth_Martus

    Darth_Martus Jedi Knight star 1

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    3rd or 4th quarter this year I thought? Or was that something else.
     
  3. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    April 2014 according to Amazon.
     
  4. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  5. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah 2002/03 or something like that?
     
  6. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    german amazon has it for summer 2013
     
  7. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Last time I checked, it was supposed to be this summer... but I could see them postponing it so they can include some Episode VII characters and do any necessary retcon work.
     
  8. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    Is Allana set to be in this?
     
  9. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Doug Wheatley is doing the art, right? Don't hold your breath.
     
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  10. Karohalva

    Karohalva Jedi Knight star 2

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    Waru.
     
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  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    They definitely said August '13 at one point, but yeah, EG dates move all over the place.
     
  12. CeiranHarmony

    CeiranHarmony Jedi Master star 5

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    besides I'd not trust amazon dates anyway. official word was august and still is till they say otherwise
     
  13. RafSwi7

    RafSwi7 Jedi Master star 3

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    According to Daniel Wallace the release date is still TBD.
     
  14. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Further dislike.
     
  15. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Good, they still have time to get Borkus in there.
     
  16. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm shocked at how old the last Essential Chronology is .... what has happened since then? Dawn of the Jedi, Lost Tribe of the Sith, Clone Wars Cartoon, Plagueis, Fate of the Jedi, etc...
     
  17. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    The second half of the New Jedi Order series (TRAITOR wasn't even released yet when it came out, was Star By Star??)...

    Episode III wasn't out yet either, or even any of the OLD Clone Wars EU...
     
  18. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm sure that the last Essential Chronology was released post Episode III, and included that material.
     
  19. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    No, it came out in 2002.


    EDIT: I don't know about the Chronology, but the last guide to Characters came out in 2002.

    Before the second half of the NJO was known, before Episode III was even written.
     
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  20. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, the 2nd EGTC lacked the end of the NJO, DNT, ROTS, LOTF, Legacy, Knights of the Old Republic (comics), and a host of other very popular series.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  21. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think Fartuna is referring to the New Essential Chronology, which came out around 2005. So it included ROTS, but only went up to the second book of the Dark Nest Trilogy. But the Essential Guide to the Force and the Atlas both covered a lot of major chronological occurrences, so they were effectively chronologies, if maybe not as in-depth as a dedicated chronology book.
     
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  22. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yes, sorry, I forgot to mention "New". Yep, that book is now 8 years old! Imagine how much Star Wars material has been released in 8 years ... we now even have a new ERA (Dawn of the Jedi).
     
  23. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    Nah if I were in charge I'd release it before episode 7 is released, and then release another version afterwards. *They're in the money......They're in the money.....ladadeedaaadadeedadaaaaaaadeeeeedeeeedaaaaaaah!!!*
     
  24. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Oh it will come out before 2015, but if they postpone it until mid-late 2014 then they can include information about some of the Episode VII characters, since the script will already be written, filming will be happening or already over, and they'll have the designs for any CGI characters. As well as any necessary retcons.
     
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  25. SaucySarlaac

    SaucySarlaac Jedi Knight star 1

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    Probably a lot of artwork has already been completed since the book is due out sometime this year, but I'd love to see:

    revised Darth Bane entry - depicting the curved lightsaber (described as Hook Handled)
    full entries for major Sith in the Banite line:

    Darth Zannah - with a full picture
    Darth Cognus - with a full picture
    Darth Vectivus - with a full picture
    Darth Tenebrous- with a full picture
    Darth Venamis - with a full picture
    Darth Plagueis - with a full picture (without breathing mask and without nose)

    Smaller entries and images for:
    Darth Gean
    Darth Gravid
    Darth Guile

    Essentially, I would like the Banite line to be expanded upon with better images of the members rather than the obscured, cloaked images we had of some of them before.

    Any one else agree?
     
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