Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac
, Oct 4, 2012.
Try to say that 3 times fast.
@jasonfry just re-read Rendezvous Point and for my own curiosity I have questions.
1) Were "The Contessa", Aron Polstak, Keyser Salm, Sila Kott, Bela Elar, Grizz Frix, Ix Ixstra and Tomer Darpen assigned to Echo Base at the time of the Battle of Hoth? And what would've been their probable assignments?
2) Were Cinda Tarheel and Barlon Hightower still tail-gunners during the Battle of Hoth to Rogues Seven and Nine respectively as in Legends?
3) Was Bela Elar Red Four and Grizz Frix Red Five respectively during the attack on the pirates?
3) Will we get to see Keyser Salm, Bela Elar, Tomer Darpen and Cinda Tarheel again at the Battle of Endor? (I already headcanon that Keyser Salm is the unnamed Y-wing pilot and that Cinda was there, flying as Gold Six in Gold Squadron and gets killed when the Liberty blew up along with two other X-wings).
I'm curious about the whole "Mas Amedda knows Palpatine is Sith" thing, which is slightly more explicit in the novel than in the episode, though arguably the episode does strongly hint at this.
Since apparently (at least around the time of Season Three's Pursuit of Peace, Lucas did not intend it that way:
I'm wondering when that was changed - and who by - Filoni, or Lucas? Was it firmly established when you were writing Shadow Conspiracy, that Mas was "in the know" about Palpatine being Sith?
1) Outside the story's purview, so can't say. The story establishes that Ix was there, at least.
2) Can't say, but see 3a.
3) Sound conclusion based on Grizz's callsign in ROTJ.
3a) Well, Keyser was created to fit existing headcanon ideas from ROTJ. If Battles That Changed the Galaxy had included the pilot roster originally envisioned, this would be a different conversation. (No, I can't/won't share that pilot roster, sorry. )
Too long ago to remember the particulars, but I remember being surprised by that too, and doing the best I could during the writing. As I said in the original post, nowadays there'd be a lot less guesswork for an adaptation author. Though minds still do change and so things still get overwritten now and again -- which drives some folks batty but has never particularly bothered me. It has always been thus. [shrugs]
Guess I'll be waiting for someone to pick up on it. Pity all the attention is elsewhere right now. Maybe that'll change soon. I know what I want to see. More on Hoth and Endor.
So, can we expect you to do a sequel story in ROTJ ACPOV? Or will it be a story for the (long neglected) Arvel Crynyd, instead, maybe?
Be difficult not to finish the Wedge Mini-Trilogy, though I admit I have a different story in mind.
And none of this matters without an invitation from LFL/Del Rey.
Well, I'd say you're likely a shoe in anyway - so looking forward to seeing what you have lined up.
Hello @jasonfry. Since you writed the Imperial Remnants in Battles that Changed the Galaxy, I have a few questions.
1) When you wrote about the Imperial Remnant in the Core, Colonies and Inner Rim, have you been inspired by the novel Lost Stars, where it said there are Imperial vessels who are confined in these regions after the GCW ?
2) Is this Imperial Remnant has an official leader ?
3) What happened to the ships of the fleet of this Remnant after its disintegration ?
1) That was the reference, yes. LS was the one source to indicate there's physical territory belonging to the Imperials. Obviously a key building block of the narrative.
2) Outside my purview.
3) Outside my purview, though my bet would be that some portion of them made their way to the successor states in the Outer Rim and from there to the First Order, with the Centrists playing a role in the transfer. There's a good tale to be told about decommissioned ships never showing up at the scrapyard despite treaties dictating that they do so. A New Republic investigator on Bracca, a scrapper with a conscience and an interesting past, and off we go....
Well hello there! My Star Wars Celebration sked is finalized -- if you'll be in Anaheim, come say hi!
Thanks Jason - I've posted your link in our Celebration Appearances and Signings thread.
Hey @jasonfry! I've been poring over the wonderful new galaxy map poster from today (I was the guy who mentioned this thread lol), and I've got into a discussion with one of my friends who's a big Lasat fan about the placement of Lasan and Lira San and their proximity. I was wondering if you had any insight as to their placement?
You all gave a wonderful panel today, my favorite of the day by far!