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35. Re: Into the Black Apr 17, 2015, 12:55 Orogogus
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 17, 2015, 12:26:
Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2015, 11:20:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 17, 2015, 08:26:
]And finally, the expanded universe is now dead, until there is new books based on the movies. There is no Academy, no Anakin, Ben, Jacen and Jaina, no Mara Jade, no Talon Kardde.

The EU is actually alive and well. Disney didn't kill it, they've just said that it's not canon. The EU has even been rebooted, presumably to be able to take advantage of where the new movies go.

Well in reguards to the movies it's dead. As much as I would have loved to see Zahn's books made into the next trilogy.

People say that, but I've never really understood the sentiment. A great book doesn't necessarily make a good movie, and vice versa; I think the Thrawn trilogy is a good example. Good guys and villains being smart works well in a book but looks pretty dull on screen, where people want to see snappy action sequences and the good guys winning through the power of heart/teamwork/badass. The first two books see their exciting climaxes when (spoiler) Lando activates the mole miners, and Han steers a Dreadnaught into a mostly-immobile Star Destroyer. I don't think any amount of John Williams is going to get people super hyped up over that. Likewise, Vader is what audiences want in a movie villain.

While we're on the subject, though, I've never understood the ending of the last book. Spoilers: Okay, so the Rebels are breaking into the shipyard. And that's bad because now the Empire has to contain the main body of the Rebel fleet (I think) while also defending the shipyard. But Pellaeon calls a retreat after Thrawn dies. Doesn't this mean they give up both objectives instead of picking just one? The Rebel fleet gets away, and the shipyard is toast. What happened here?
 
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  1. Apr 16, 18:34 Re: Into the Black  nin 
  2. Apr 16, 19:22  Re: Into the Black Shok
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  4. Apr 16, 19:48    Re: Into the Black  Burrito of Peace 
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  22. Apr 17, 01:16       Re: Into the Black Creston
  26. Apr 17, 02:06       Re: Into the Black  jdreyer 
  28. Apr 17, 08:26       Re: Into the Black  The Half Elf 
  33. Apr 17, 11:20        Re: Into the Black Creston
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  39. Apr 17, 15:10  Re: Into the Black  Simon Says 
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  11. Apr 16, 21:20  Re: Into the Black  nin 
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  43. Apr 17, 16:25  Re: Into the Black  jdreyer