Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Jedi-Knight-Corran, Jul 12, 2004.
Are there x-wings in the new Han Solo book? If so I must put my name on the wait list at the library
Yes, indeed, Wedge and Luke and a few others were playing escort to Han and Leia, and that's when that scene happened (from what I've heard; haven't actually read the book yet).
I am now officially on the wait list for this book at my local library Only one person in front of me. *is excited*
My library book is ready for pick up I'll be sure to let everyone know how much x-wing awesomeness is in it when I finish. (which may take a few weeks I have a full time job and two kids )
Look forward to it!
Must. Find. COPY!
Curious to know how it is. I've been debating about getting the audiobook after hearing the snippet that David Collins and Jimmy Mac put together, it sounds good.
Nothing earthshattering in the first 40 pages. Hopefully I will get to read more this weekend.
I just realized something, guys! We're surviving the canon apocalypse a lot better than most of the other fan groups. Not only is Wedge Antilles still canon, but so are Hobbie and Janson! The only problem is, technically speaking, Hobbie's canonical name is just "Hobbie" and Derek Klivian doesn't exist, while Janson is just "Janson" with no first name. But hey, they both appeared in the movies (with speaking roles, even!) so we're getting out of this fairly clean. I'm not sure about Tycho, unfortunately. He technically does appear in ROTJ, but I'm not sure that's still him, since he's never called by name. But let's just go with it.
Doing a reread of the series for the first time in years.
THE AMAZING JANSON WILL ALWAYS BE CANON (whether they agree with me or not.) That is all. I really want to see his cape of himself high kicking from Starfighters of Adumar though. That would be cool.
I can honestly say the X-wing series is what hooked me on the EU. I kept reading other trilogies/books/series hoping they would live up to them and none ever did.
My guess would be that they just never bring up Tycho, Janson or Hobbie again. So their stories are safe. However if they did and their stories changed they would have stories and that wouldn't be bad in my mind either...
Yeah, better than nothing I guess.
So there's that thread in the spin off forum about the spin off's you want to see.
I want to see a rogue squadron movie with a Wedge spin off, a Tycho spin off, a Darklighter spin off and a Corran spin off.
Then they should make a Wraith Squadron movie with a Piggy spin off, and a Donos spin off and a Janson Spin off, and a Tainer spin off and a Loran spin off.
And a SOA movie with another Tycho spin off and another Janson spin off and a Hobbie spin off.
I'm leaving some out, but you get the idea
Sound good to me.
I would love to see that! : D I was just reading Starfighters of Adumar yesterday. My favorite SW book along with the first Wraith Squadron. I'd especially like to see Tyria, Janson, and Tycho get spin offs.
Oh for a world where that could happen... One of the three rumored spin offs was named Red Five so maybe it could happen!
I'd love a new Rogue Squadron game too. Hopefully Battlefront 3 has some space action!
I'm of many minds - part of me is sad that Wedge won't be in the new movie (though I fully support Denis Lawson, since he's awesome and probably right career wise), and hope that it means he will simply be gone; I'm worried that they'll do a crass kill-off of Wedge; I'm glad that there won't really be anything contradicting the X-Wing books and characters; I'm sad that there probably won't be anything filling that niche.
Lots of feelings. But I completely agree that spinoffs about the X-Wing peeps would be beyond awesome.
And also hoping that the new Battlefront has some amazing space action. And amazing action in general.
Just finished "Honor Among Thieves" - while the title is pretty cliched, the novel itself is a great throwback to the Han Solo Adventures in the best way. And better still, unlike Razor's Edge, it actually felt like Star Wars (while Leia in Razor's Edge was pretty decent, the worldbuilding just didn't work for me at all). Wedge only appears once, looking tired because he was fixing X-Wings in the middle of nowhere, but he, Luke, and six other pilots manage to take out an Impstar with no casualties. And Wedge is clearly in charge. Sadly, it's only seen from planetside, with no real narrative of the events (and I'm still kind of cocking my eyebrow at it - I've seen snubfighters take on Impstars, but usually they can only delay or damage it enough to get away. And this is early Luke and Wedge.)
Sadly, no other named Rogues or X-Wing characters. But unlike others (cough Mindor, Darklighter cough), it doesn't get serious details wrong (except for Han knowing what a Noghri is). I was pleasantly surprised.
I hope to get to these soon. I have several others to get out of the way first. Good to know they are good reads.
Has anyone else seen the new video from JJ Abrams on the set?
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I haven't seen the video yet, they frown upon streaming video at work. But I have seen the pictures
Saw it yesterday, meaning Monday morning and CLAIMED IT AS MINE!!! I have my agents in England working on stealing it!
Looks interesting. My brother say it and was all 'Now, is that really an X-wing or is it a Z-95 Headhunter?' So glad all my brothers are into Star Wars too. In fact, they're the ones who introduced me to it.
It is indeed a variation of an X-Wing… based off old Ralph McQuarrie concept painting of an X-Wing and TIE Fighter dogfighting. Just a few modifications to streamline it. Kinda reminds me of a cross between the ARC-170 and X-Wing with the dimensions shortened.
Keep in mind that this is 30 years later and the T-65 B X-Wing that we all know and love would be considered a relic. Wow… that probably explains why no visible astromech.