UberDave: Did anyone *not* think Disney was going to take a giant shiat on the Holocron?
ArkAngel: I love how the first two books they brought up were Courtship of Princess Leia (which is only good when it follows Luke) and Children of the Jedi (which is one of the two worst Star Wars novels, IMO (the other being Planet of Twilight which was written by the same author)
Blues_X: I will be disappointed if Ahsoka Tano doesn't show up in the new films, helping to train new jedi.
Science_Guy_3.14159: I was hoping the would follow the Thrawn Trilogy, I rather liked it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Zahn#Thrawn_trilogy
Cybernetic: So, I can stop waiting for a movie version of "Han Solo's Revenge"?
sure haven't: So let me get this straight... a person should not be accepted into a school simply because they are a minority, but they should add characters in a story simply because they're another gender?How many black people are in Ep 7? Hispanics? Chinese? Why is this article selfishly only asking for more women?
exick: Blues_X: I will be disappointed if Ahsoka Tano doesn't show up in the new films, helping to train new jedi.I'm actually disappointed that she wasn't killed off in The Clone Wars.
cgraves67: exick: Blues_X: I will be disappointed if Ahsoka Tano doesn't show up in the new films, helping to train new jedi.I'm actually disappointed that she wasn't killed off in The Clone Wars.The last season was abbreviated before that could happen (or not happen). I was hoping it would be a contributing factor to driving Anakin over the edge.
lamecomedian: FTA:As Han Solo and Leia Organa get pulled apart by the pressures of helping run a new, democratic government, Leia considers accepting a marriage proposal driven by strategic considerations rather than love. Han, who has never exactly been good about being a responsible grown-up, freaks out and basically kidnaps Leia for what is supposed to be a romantic getaway. A scene in which he tries to cook her dinner is worth the purchase price alone.There is a spaceship crash (spoiler: the Millennium Falcon does not get more reliable) and a lot of the aforementioned nonsense. But, substantially, "The Courtship of Princess Leia" is about what it takes for two adults with incredibly high-pressure careers to make it work in the middle of a war.The author seems to be laboring under the impression that Star Wars fans want episode 7 to be a rom-com.
Orgasmatron138: I liked the Zahn trilogy, but at that point we were so ridiculously starved for anything Star Wars related that my memory may be skewed. The rest of the EU stuff I read was really, really bad.
M-G: Why are they doing this? Maybe because they want to make a mainstream movie that appeals to more than hardcore Star Wars geeks?
Khellendros: They're killing the Expanded Universe because it has low popularity and appeals only to a limited demographic. They want a cleaner future slate to work from to create characters, worlds, and plot lines that they can build larger movie franchises from, and create more open space for writers. They don't want to deal with "book vs. new movie" nerd rage every time they do something, so they're canning the entire thing and starting from scratch with the end of Return of the Jedi.It's a good move. EU has very few good areas to build a full "next gen" world. It's highly contradictory, niche, and creates too many arbitrary constraints. Can it, maybe salvage an item or two of use, and move on. Give them the freedom to create.
grinding_journalist: And Disney will make billions. Which was the plan the whole time.
Lando Lincoln: M-G: Why are they doing this? Maybe because they want to make a mainstream movie that appeals to more than hardcore Star Wars geeks?So you're saying that there are people that like Star Wars movies but aren't completely geeky about it?I don't know if I've ever met such a person.
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