Shadows of the Empire Influence

Shadows of the Empire

Shadows of the Empire was the first multimedia event. Everything was tied in but an actual movie. The story takes place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The mission: to find and rescue Han Solo before Boba Fett gets him to Jabba the Hutt. The complication: someone has put a hit …

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Tusken Raiders Expanded

McQuarrie Tusken Raider storyteller

Our first look at the sandpeople AKA Tusken Raiders, is a brief violent attack in A New Hope. For a very long time, that was it. Kenobi’s comments that they are easily startled by krayt dragon calls and ride in single file to hide their numbers. That’s all we knew. And of course, they rode …

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The Thrawn Trilogy Influence

Heir to the Empire

The Thrawn trilogy was a big bang in the creation of the Expanded Universe. For years there had been no new Star Wars. Even the ewoks and droids cartoons had faded away. Then came the Thrawn trilogy, set 5 years after Return of the Jedi. The Alliance to Restore the Republic has succeeded in creating …

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Allegiance Review

Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

Description: Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion–fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant …

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