Have you ever noticed that writers of the EU are very inconsistent. You have in one book the Empire establishes a base on Dagobah, they name the base Mount Yoda. Hello!!!! Nobody knew where Yoda was, Luke didn't reveal it until the Thrawn trilogy. Second of all there were only a handful of Super StarDestroyers, but now in the EU every Tom Dick and Harry had a Super Star Destroyer, oh no its Private Joe Bag of Donuts, the super military genious and his Super Star Destroyer he can single handedly be a threat to the New Republic, but as always the New Republic gets a lucky break somewhere and defeats the extremely evil Empire. Then you have the Dark Empire series, where in the devil did the Empire get that kind of fire power, in the year previous to it Thrawn was desperate for capital ships, hence why he wanted the fleet of Dreadnaughts lost for several decades, but now the Empire has a fleet of Eclipse and Soverign class Star Destroyers that make a SuperStarDestroyer look like a mouse next to an elephant. I wont even go into the TIE/D and the World Devestators. Fortunatly Zahn came back and brought some credibilty to the EU again. It was unforutantley it was short lived. Now we have the Vong, there has never been a poorer excuse for a villian. I have read little but I do understand about the only way to kill a Vong is to cut its head off???? Cut its head off what is this the Highlander? Then they kill Chewie, for no other reason than to kill him for Drama, thats not good, kill one of the Solo boys. And whats with these young Jedi brats anyway, you have Tenel Ka who "hates" her grandmother, Jacen and Anakin who practically hate eachother and nearly come to blows. Hate, what a wonderful Jedi trait, can anyone say "DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE". George Lucas no longer cares about the story line, Episode 1 is living testiment to that. All he sees now is dollar signs, its a shame that the EU and the opening prequel has tarnished a great story. Mr Lucas its time for you to resign and give control to someone who loves the well being of the galaxy not to let it be exposed to this rubbish. Save the Thrawn trilogy, the EU needs help, and needs it badly.