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Really don't like the New Jedi Order series of books where it's one super long crawl through the same crisis (with constantly changing authors which is a huge detractor for me) and they have to try and find ways to keep people interested by going for shock value over good storytelling, much prefer the New Republic era before it where people were telling their own loosely connected stories.
I like Drew Karpyshyn's Bane series from the Old Republic era.
 

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I like Drew Karpyshyn's Bane series from the Old Republic era.
Yes. :mark: I love those books so much. Bane is another character I'd consider iconic from the EU. I wish we got another book in the series given how the trilogy ended but alas, don't think it can ever happen now.

I actually got into Karpyshyn from his Mass Effect books which I also thought were fantastic. Bought his first original IP book Children of Fire a long time ago but couldn't really get into it.
 

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Yes. :mark: I love those books so much. Bane is another character I'd consider iconic from the EU. I wish we got another book in the series given how the trilogy ended but alas, don't think it can ever happen now.

I actually got into Karpyshyn from his Mass Effect books which I also thought were fantastic. Bought his first original IP book Children of Fire a long time ago but couldn't really get into it.
Drew just knows Star Wars, and is clearly a fan. I like how the Bane series really delved into the history and philosophy of the Jedi and Sith as well, as that has always been the most interesting hook of the EU for me.

He also wrote for BioWare's KOTOR games, the first of which became one of their breakout successes (he wrote for Mass Effect 1 and 2 as well, also leading to another breakout success for BioWare).

I like how all his Star Wars work is interconnected. Revan from KOTOR directly influences the development of Bane which then directly influences the fate of the Jedi/Sith in the films, a la the Rule of Two.
 

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-disney-shows-first-mandalorian-footage-1200784

'Star Wars': Alan Tudyk Returning for 'Rogue One' Disney+ Prequel Series

Cassian Andor will have his right-hand droid with him for his Star Wars prequel.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Thursday confirmed Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as K-2SO in the upcoming Disney+ series starring Diego Luna. The Rogue One prequel sees him once again play rebel spy Cassian Andor and is set during the early days of the Rebellion, prior to the events of 2016's Rogue One. Stephen Schiff (The Americans) is serving as showrunner.

"It will be a thrilling spy series set in the Star Wars universe," Kennedy said at an investors day focused on Disney+ in Burbank.

The exec also confirmed that Lucasfilm's first live-action series, The Mandalorian, will be available as a launch title for Disney+, as will the first two sets of Star Wars trilogies. The streaming service is set to launch Nov. 12, and Mandalorian's showrunner Jon Favreau continues to put the finishing touches on the project.

"We'e pretty deep into the heavy lifting of turning all of that wonderful photography and all of those stories into one continuous season of eight episodes," Favreau said of where he is in the process.

Favreau also brought the first footage of the series. The clip shows the back of presumably the Mandalorian in a snowy area. He’s holding something in his hand, and he pockets it and walks forward. He wears armor that’s meant to look like a medieval knight. There are shots of new planets, new races, new species and new starships, but, as Favreau said, “we want it to feel completely connected and familiar.”

The series takes place after 1983's The Return of the Jedi and before the villainous First Order rose to replace the Empire. The series stars Pedro Pascal, as well as Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito and Werner Herzog. The Mandalorian also has booked a number of high-profile directors, including Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow and Star Wars: The Clone Saga's Dave Filoni.

In addition to those series, Disney revived in July the fan-favorite animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a seventh season on Disney+ after last airing in 2008. Kennedy revealed Thursday there will be a docuseries looking at the craftspeople behind Star Wars.

Star Wars is becoming a key attraction for Disney+ as the studio aims to compete with Netflix and other streaming services. As of now, Disney has no theatrical plans for Star Wars beyond December's Star Wars: Episode IX. Disney and Lucasfilm have released one Star Wars film a year, but last May's Solo: A Star Wars Story disappointed commercially and critically, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has indicated there will be a "slowdown" of Star Wars theatrical releases.

The Disney+ investors day comes in the midst of Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan convention being held in Chicago this year. There will be a Star Wars: Episode IX panel on Friday, when the first trailer for the film is expected to drop, while The Mandalorian has its own panel on Sunday.
 

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But you see that's where you're wrong. CP wasn't stating that Thrawn is as iconic as Vader but you said everyone that has came since has been a poor mans version or bastardized version of an iconic character.... but Thrawn is none of that. He's totally different from anything that came before him. That's what makes him epic and beloved.
Not to forget about Ahsoka either.
 

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It's been struggling, merch sales are garbage, interest is waning.

Though Disney shouldn't worry, when episode 9 hits they can just buy their own tickets and brag about how much money it's making and then give KK another award.

At this point disney could easily put 300+ million into buying their own tickets and it wouldn't even be a drop in the bucket while convincing rubes the franchise is doing well.
 

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It's been struggling, merch sales are garbage, interest is waning.

Though Disney shouldn't worry, when episode 9 hits they can just buy their own tickets and brag about how much money it's making and then give KK another award.

At this point disney could easily put 300+ million into buying their own tickets and it wouldn't even be a drop in the bucket while convincing rubes the franchise is doing well.
But for how long?
 
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