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    Default Re: Disney's Pimp-Hand is getting strong

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaAnimeFan View Post
    By the way the book I read is called Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. Apparantly my book may not be fully official. In the opening it says:
    The main people involved in creating this book are:
    Bill Smith (wrote the text)
    Doug Chiang (drew the vehicle artwork)
    Troy Vigil (drew detailed schematics of the vehicles)

    I don't know if any of them work for Lucas Arts (though it does say it received publishing authorization from the Lucas Films company), so it may be less official than I thought. It may be more along the lines of fan-fiction.

    By the way, the official name for Palpatine's Star Destroyer is "Eclipse Star Destroyer".

    Most devastating of the vehicles in the AOT (After Original Trilogy) arsenal is a spaceship named Sun Crusher. It can fire a powerful Resonance Torpedo, that if it is fired into the core of a star will cause the star to explode, destroying all the planets orbiting the star. This AOT ship I SERIOUSLY HOPE will make it into one of the last 3 movies.
    The novel these events occurred in was officially sanctioned and authorized, but as awful as any fanfiction I've ever read.

    Quote Originally Posted by טוביה View Post
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    Really, most of the Star Wars EU is far too comic book-ish for me, visually and developmentally speaking, and tends towards absurd extremes and caricatures. The only books I enjoyed I enjoyed as if they were exceptionally good fanfictions, and usually were enjoyable because of some stupid running gag throughout the novel- Wedge Antilles dressed up as an Ewok in his cockpit, astromech droids modified to serve what was basically beer, etc.

    Then, later on, the franchise got infected with the trendy bits of sci-fi: organically 'grown' ships and whatnot. Nevermind that the right metals and ceramics are easier to use, stronger, less reactive and so on.

    Really, I love the movies, even those with Jar Jar, but I can't stand maybe 80% to 90% of the SW-EU. You'd be right to call the movies' plot and characters simplistic and generalized in many ways, but I've got to say that I prefer the timelessness and myth of the trilogies to the constant and minutely detailed comic book feel of the EU.

     
    It's not just Star Wars that has done this to me, either. In Halo- a series which usually handles the bulk of its really detailed exposition in novels beyond the games- the few comic books that have been put out for it are godawful, whereas the books are all at least decent, and some are even pretty darn good.

    I guess I just find some comic book/graphic novel tropes distasteful.
    Last edited by TheAsterisk!; 11-04-2012 at 12:56 PM. Reason: "He told me enough!"

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