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Lit We need a novel about Tarkin

Discussion in 'Literature' started by FTeik, Aug 29, 2013.

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  1. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    There's plenty of cases where novel statements get retconned by other, C-canon sources, even leaving aside that one.

    In RoTJ, the novel states the DS2 is "nearly twice as big" as was the DS1- it ended up being more than 5x the diameter.
    In TPM, the novel states Darth Bane worked alone for a while after the death of all the other Sith, then recruited a male apprentice to carry on the Sith Order. In Jedi vs Sith, he recruits a female apprentice immediately after the Battle of Ruusan.
    In RoTS, the novel states the ship Bail Organa rescues Yoda in, was the Tantive IV- later sources say it was the Sundered Heart.

    And so forth.
     
  2. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    A Tarkin novel set during the Dark Times would be good.
     
  3. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I agree. We've got books with bits of his story- but that's not the same as an entirely Tarkin-centric book.
     
  4. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What does Saxton have to do with this? Carrack crew is around 1000, ISD is 37000 give or take.
     
  5. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    Cheeks and tongues, my friend.
     
  6. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Oh it also happens with actual in movie stuff, the Executor is now for some reason no longer supposed to be a Star Destroyer even though she is called that in the movies, by both sides. [face_dunno]Whilst by leaving only the Leia comment about Alderaan's "weapons" in the movie it actually pretty much kills the ANH novel implications by Tarkin and Vader.
     
  7. FTeik

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Actually both Han Solo and Emperor Palpatine refer to the Executor as "command ship" when not in the heat of battle/not being persecuted.

    And in the same scene she tells, that the Rebel-Base is on Dantooine. Which we later learn is a huge pile of bantha dung. Makes you wonder, what else the Princess lied about ... . [face_liarliar]
     
  8. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    She lied about smelling Tarkin all over the Death Star...
     
  9. Jedifirefly5

    Jedifirefly5 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Not interrested in reading gabout another rotten self centered Imperial. Mara and Thrawn were truly enough.
     
  10. FTeik

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Considering how diversified the interests of the Tarkin were, I wouldn't be surprised, if they had a perfume-line somewhere between all their business-dealings:

    Eau'de Tarkin! [face_rofl]

    But Grandmoff Tarkin is the blueprint of the rotten, self centered Imperial. The original archetype. Mara and Thrawn are just copies.
     
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  11. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Man, you people have done it. You have me imagining how Tarkin would smell. Not that bad, actually. And Vader next to him would smell like leather and iron.
     
  12. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    I thought it was established that Vader smells like feet wrapped in leathery burnt bacon.[face_laugh]
     
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  13. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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  14. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Whilst Vader and Leia both call it a Star Destroyer in ESB of course it can easily be both.

    Sure but if the novels intention was meant to be that important they would have kept it in, as it is you can't really blame them for taking the movie at face value here.
     
  15. General Immodet

    General Immodet Jedi Master star 4

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    Hm, you say Tarkin is the blueprint of the rotten, self centered Imperial. So, how does that influence the way you think he smells? ;)
    I think Vader's smell can be compared to the odeur you smell one you walk into an SM-club leather factory.
     
  16. Antlers

    Antlers Jedi Knight star 1

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    (((In reality, Peter Cushing smelled like lavender.)))

    YES. We certainly do need a Tarkin novel. With lots of sex, please.
     
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  17. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Yes, we do need a Tarkin novel where he is actually rooted in the film portrayal. Yet, I highly doubt it will ever happen. Yet, props to the OP for their saying so. Likewise, I think Tarkin could be a great read, very nuanced and complex and he isn't Force-Sensitive. That's a huge plus. In the film Tarkin gave no hint he was overly sexual. He was a bit of a chide but little more.
     
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  18. CommanderDrenn

    CommanderDrenn Jedi Knight star 4

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    Somehow, I knew I would find you here, Cushing's Admirer
    I too would also be interested in a Tarkin book, from TPM to ANH -it would be really cool, in my opinion.
     
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  19. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    CommanderDrenn:I was quite pleased to see a Tarkin thread active. I can actually speak of him here. :p I think it would be as well but I worry very much that the character would be painted black as he seems to have been ever since ANH. I can't buy that. He is quite Dark Geay, yes. But not black. I would hope someone would give Wilhuff a book a bit akin to Yoda: Dark Rendezvous did for Dooku and show he was a person, with feelings, conflicts, ideals, loyalties not just a planet killer like everyone harps endlessly. Odds are grim though. :(
     
  20. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Have Lucento write it. Either before or after he writes one about Dooku.
     
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  21. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Can you explain why you'd nominate this writer to handle Tarkin, please? I am years removed from reading the EU so I don't really remember style nuances of SW writers.
     
  22. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Lucento writing a Tarkin book?
    1. He is quite good with continuity, tying things together- Agents of chaos 1 and 2, Unifying Force, Darth Plagueus
    2. He has done more political focused books that were still exciting- Cloak of Deception, Labyrinth of Evil
    3. He has a good handle on writing the "bad guys" point of view- Dark Lord: Rise of Vader, Darth Plagueus.
    4. His plots and characters flow more naturally, with far fewer contrivances or "author pets"
     
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  23. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    *gasp* what about one about both characters?!

    ...it has to involve monsters. Of course.
     
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  24. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Thank you. He sounds like a decent choice. :)
     
  25. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    A novel set in the Clone Wars with Tarkin in a unabashedly good guy role fighting Anzati(Aka SW version of Vampires.)
     
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