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Lit Thrawn - New canon Star Wars book by Timothy Zahn (Spring 2017)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Diego Lucas, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh this is Prefect Mosh Barris. From that story where Corran is hiding out in Garqi and helps that Rebel group out while masquerading as the Prefect's aide. I remember that story from twenty years ago.

    Talk about using an obscure character. I always liked that guy, very confident and self-assured, even for an Imperial. Is this really him?
     
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  2. jSarek

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    Indeed it is. Barris also appeared in the Thrawn origin story "Mist Encounter," in the earliest Star Wars collaboration between Zahn and Stackpole. (Indeed, given "Missed Chance" was Stackpole's first contribution to the franchise, the earliest possible collaboration.) The two stories appeared in the same Adventure Journal, and their titles - "Mist Encounter" and "Missed Chance" - play on the homophony of "mist/missed."
     
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  3. Jedi_Jade-Skywalker

    Jedi_Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Side Trip? Mist Encounter? Missed Chance? Never heard of these before. Where would I find them?
     
  4. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    These are old short stories, that originally debuted in the Star Wars Adventure Journal ("Mist Encounter" and "Missed Chance" in SWAJ #7, Side Trip in SWAJ #12 and SWAJ #13.) "Missed Chance" and "Side Trip" were reprinted in the short story collection Tales from the Empire, and "Mist Encounter" was reprinted in the paperback version of Outbound Flight.
     
  5. Ackbar's Fishsticks

    Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree that I doubt Zahn meant it that way, but it's why I still manage to appreciate that scene despite it. It's a case where I think it works despite the author's probable intentions.
     
  6. Ackbar's Fishsticks

    Ackbar's Fishsticks Jedi Master star 4

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    Or to put this in in-universe perspective: there isn't a plan in the world, no matter how well built and how many contingencies are planned for, that isn't vulnerable to the right series of improbable events. There are no certainties in life. You do the best you can, but recognize you can still lose.
     
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  7. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I could agree with you except for the later scene Thrawn has with Vader. The Governer is clearly meant to be the reader and the comparison is obvious. Thrawns awesome and Vaders a fool.
     
  8. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    The in-universe perspective is that all is as the Force wills it.
     
  9. Rax

    Rax Jedi Knight star 3

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    Okay so I'm abit confused and I'm not sure if this is legitimate, and if so, I don't know if it's old news.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mitth'raw'nuruodo/Canon

    I often view wookieepedia, and I know that the page has always been only "Thrawn" and not his full name. When was Thrawn's full name canonized? Is this legitimate or just some false edit? What is the source of this edit?
     
  10. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    The new excerpt from the novel.


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  11. Rax

    Rax Jedi Knight star 3

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    What excerpt? I read the one

    Where Thrawn interacts with the emperor and in the end mentions Anakin.

    but I do not recall that mentioning his full name, nor can I find the name when I searched for the excerpt now.
     
  12. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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  13. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    *silently approves change*

    [face_laugh]
     
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  14. Sinrebirth

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

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    *always thought the Venator would be retconned into the Victory eventually*


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  15. Rax

    Rax Jedi Knight star 3

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    I haven't seen that excerpt before, thanks!
     
  16. Vana

    Vana Jedi Master star 4

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    That was your personal perception. I didn't think that Vader sounded like a fool. Thrawn seemed to carefully choose his words with him and Vader seemed threatening and Thrawn sounded "at his service" and not the other way around.
     
  17. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You know, the source was given in the article. There's a reference and all that.
     
  18. Rax

    Rax Jedi Knight star 3

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    No, because the number-button thing wasn't beside thrawn's full name, and therefore it didn't direct me to the source. I could search the source list, but I wouldn't know what just came in and what didn't.
     
  19. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Intros never feature references. However, the very first word of the biography section is Mitth'raw'nuruodo, immediately followed by a reference. In this case, everything is perfectly in order. Not all article are this well referenced, but this one is.
     
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  20. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I'm glad Lelal's not my professor.
     
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  21. Rax

    Rax Jedi Knight star 3

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    I mean.. It's not like everyone scans the entire page for that little reference symbol. :oops:
     
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  22. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nah, in reality, I'm way too soft a teacher.
     
  23. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    lol the Governer compared the 2 and clearly found Vader wanting. Look also at his other OC if you don't think that was the intent. It literally has Luke stop and stare in awe at Mara's mad skills.
     
  24. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well of course Luke was in awe of Mara. The poor boy spent most of his time on a farm in the middle of nowhere, and it was the first girl he'd encountered that wasn't biologically related to him :p
     
  25. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    True, and the belligerent sexual tension between them didn't hurt, either.