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Alright, maybe we should have a dedicated Star Wars thread, so that people who don't care one way or the other aren't subject to our geek-speak.

This can be a thread to debate Star Wars, and talk about our favorite parts of the movies or the expanded universe.
 

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That can't have been comfortable for her.  Thanks, Carrie, for taking one for the team...
 

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Is anyone reading the Legacy of the Force series?

I'm going to start the first book tonight, as I just finished the "Agents of Chaos" duology, which takes place during the Yuuzhan Vong war.
 

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djcobra said:
Is anyone reading the Legacy of the Force series?

I'm going to start the first book tonight, as I just finished the "Agents of Chaos" duology, which takes place during the Yuuzhan Vong war.
You know, as much as I love the movies, I've never read the books.

But I've heard they're very good.  ;D
 

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I guess I always considered the midichlorians a method to measure their strength in the force, rather than a reason for it.  To me, it seemed the Jedi were basically relying on technology rather than their abilities (measuring midichlorians versus trusting feelings), and the purging brought the Jedi back to the bare basics.  That's why I was only really bothered by 2 things in TPM - Jar Jar and "Yippee".
But how does one trust "feelings" with an infant?  I don't know that even Master Yoda, could reach out with the Force and tell just how Force Sensitive an infant is.  Thus, they developed the midi-chlorian test to judge which infants were likely to be Force sensitive. 

There is some speculation later on by Luke that if he tried to access a certain part of the brain, and was rebuffed, that it was a reflex of someone with force sensitivity.
 
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djcobra said:
Is anyone reading the Legacy of the Force series?

I'm going to start the first book tonight, as I just finished the "Agents of Chaos" duology, which takes place during the Yuuzhan Vong war.
Family has put me way behind on my Star Wars reading.  The Zahn trilogy were my favorites so far.
 

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Family has put me way behind on my Star Wars reading.  The Zahn trilogy were my favorites so far.
You should read Allegiance, which was written by Zahn, and takes place within the time span of the original trilogy.  It's a one shot book, as opposed to being part of a series, and is fantastic.  Nobody writes Mara Jade like Zahn writes Mara Jade (of course, he did create her...)

Maybe you should read instead of eating cheese, btw.  I get a lot of time to read on the light rail when I'm shuttling between my two jobs.
 

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Maybe you should read instead of eating cheese, btw.  I get a lot of time to read on the light rail when I'm shuttling between my two jobs.
So he can read one sentence on his commute?
 
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djcobra said:
I figure he could read instead of watching :icon_magnum:.
I can watch TV while I work.  Reading not so much.  I'm planning on doing more reading though as summer TV sucks big time.
 

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has anyone read Vector Prime, is what do you think of it. R. A. Salvatore wrote it and I love his writing, I have read most of his fatasy books and his book on SW II.  Should I read something else before this book or is this a good starting point.
 
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has anyone read Vector Prime, is what do you think of it. R. A. Salvatore wrote it and I love his writing, I have read most of his fatasy books and his book on SW II.  Should I read something else before this book or is this a good starting point.
You should read the Zahn trilogy as they happen shortly after the events in ROTJ and continue that storyline a bit.  Plus they are well written and very entertaining.
 

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Vector Prime is a great book, and you're right about Salvatore, he is great.  Vector Prime takes place about 20 years after Return of the Jedi, so there is a chunk of things that you'll be missing.  You can get a lot of that stuff from Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command).  However, if you can get past the fact that you won't know a lot of the new characters, Vector Prime is a good jumping off point, because it's the first book of the "New Jedi Order" series, and the beginning of a war that stretches over about 20 books. 
 

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djcobra said:
Vector Prime is a great book, and you're right about Salvatore, he is great.  Vector Prime takes place about 20 years after Return of the Jedi, so there is a chunk of things that you'll be missing.  You can get a lot of that stuff from Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command).   However, if you can get past the fact that you won't know a lot of the new characters, Vector Prime is a good jumping off point, because it's the first book of the "New Jedi Order" series, and the beginning of a war that stretches over about 20 books. 
Ok, thanks I will look into Zahn.  What other books by Salvatore have you read
 

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Ok, thanks I will look into Zahn.  What other books by Salvatore have you read
I've read his novelization of Episode II, and "The Highwayman."
 
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