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What would you like to see from the High Republic era?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The High Republic' started by Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi

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    With “Light of the Jedi” novel being released soon, I thought it might be good to hear what everyone expects and wishes to see in the High Republic era. This is a very exciting time to be a Star Wars. As a fan o f the “big picture” and “history” of this galaxy far, far, away, I am much more interested in the sweeping important moments rather than what kind of gun Han Solo carried in scene so-and-so. So below I have two lists. First is my wish list of what I truly want to see from the High Republic (not just “Light of the Jedi,” but the era in general.) My second list is what I do not want to see (which we may get if Lucasfilm/Disney mishandles it.)

    WHAT I WANT :
    -No out-and-out war with super weapons. (There should be nothing like the Death Star before the Death Star, period. Plus, that concept has been done to death.)
    -A Jedi order replete with inclusiveness, goodness, and competency.
    - A competent (or at least not squabbling) Senate. This government must be orderly.
    - Several Jedi characters with undesirable traits (they may lose their path to the dark side in future books or film/tv.)
    -return to prequel-era planet (including important ones such as Coruscant, possibly Naboo. Alderaan should appear, though it is not a prequel planet.)
    -return to prequel-era aesthetics. (20s-shaped ships, palaces, courtyards, worlds before a war-torn era. The time period should give off “peaceful” vibes.)
    - starros, San Tekka, and yoda should be the primary character “ties” to what we know of the future family arcs.
    -new ways to use the Force.
    - a clear sense on how the Jedi ended up the way they did in TPM and AOTC.



    WHAT I DO NOT WANT:
    -a book series that stays in the “frontier” and never visits the capitol or anything to do with the High Republic government.
    -the same old planets including Tatooine.
    -the same old pirate attacks.
    -overreaching connections to the original films (please use Yoda sparingly, absolutely no mention of skywalker, etc...)
    -the Nhyles are just pirate scum. Very bad versions of it, but pirate scum nonetheless.
    - teasing all bad guy’s motivations. They can get away with it in the first book, but we need well-established bad guys and what they want.
     
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    These are pretty reasonable. Especially in relation to the Jedi, the Force, and potential tie-ins. The authors of the High Republic have all been pretty good with ties in from what I’ve read. Less than a week now.
     
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    Mere days from the release of the first High Republic novel, I want to pause and ask anyone who would like to contribute to the discussion:

    Why, exactly, DID Disney/Lucasfilm move back the release date for “Light Of The Jedi” from its original summer slot??

    -It couldn’t have been COVID. That would have driven UP the sales, as the pandemic allowed for more people to sit down at home and enjoy a reading. “Light of the Jedi” was complete and ready to ship out when COVID hit.
    -It couldn’t have been to to tie in with upcoming tv shows/movies (none are coming out, and Acolyte is still years away.)
    -And I don’t think the release date was moved as a business strategy to make more money because the novel has not received advertising during the Fall/Winter months. Apart from Star Wars News Net and a few other SW sites, the fandom is not talking about these books. Just to prove my point, look at how few posts are in this thread!

    When the High Republic was first announced (back when it was simply teased as “Project Luminous,” Disney alluded they were planning some big-scale release event. Yes, an “event” is what I think they described it as, something akin to a Harry Potter novel or a film rather than your run-of-the-mill Star Wars novel. But obviously that did not seem to materialize. Starwars.com has dropped excerpts over the past couple months, and we got a few author interviews last week, but that’s the extent of it.
    Personally, I think it would have been better if they had just left it at the original release date so million could have had something to talk about before “Mandalorian Season 2.”
    So, why, do you think the release date was bumped back?
     
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    There are so many business reasons. Who the hell knows.
     
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    Do you have any personal ideas of what they might be (apart from the ones I mentioned?)
    My point is to promote this discussion.
     
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    I got my wish Yoda being in it. (yoda)(yoda 2)
     
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    After reading Light of the Jedi, I am happy to report that the era feels “different” enough without it retreading too much in the Original Trilogy’s footsteps. If I were to make a comparison, it feels more like the prequels (and it should, since it is chronologically closer to that era.) What surprised me the most was the portrayal of the jedi as a truly noble, almost demi-god status. Their ability to never give up is the order that we glimpsed (a bit) in episodes I and II, but never truly explored. My fear of the Nihiles being sub-par characters is trule, until the very last chapter when they pull out the ancient weapon that scares the jedi. I feel that the Nihiles are just a “stand in” for a much larger source of evil.
     
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    Yeah, that's how I felt reading this book. How are this group of pirates gonna pose any threat to the Jedi. The problem with setting the books in this era is that the Sith are in hiding and are very limited in numbers, so creating a legitimate threat to the Jedi was always going be a real struggle.

    The last chapter of the book alleviated that worry a little bit, but now basically the whole series is balanced on whether they have a good pay off to who Marchion Ro is and what is his plan.

    I am concerned that we are going to get years of books with only small tidbits of information before finally getting mediocre payoff that kind of cops out on fulfilling Elzar Mann's vison.

    Maybe I'm getting cynical in my old age, but to often creators of series, whether it be books, Tv, Films, use these grandiose set up's and mysteries as a marketing tool that they can string audiences along milking every penny out of them, rather than it because they have a legitimate awesome reveal coming the audiences way.

    I do apologise for the overload of negativity!
     
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