Now that folks are settling into The Old Republic and the Star Wars era that it portrays, it's a good time to look back at a monumental comic series that featured the first published depiction of the Old Republic era. SciFiNow.co.uk has a new interview with Tom Veitch, who wrote Dark Horse's Tales Of The Jedi series, which began in 1994. Here's an excerpt from their conversation about how the time period before the Original Trilogy took shape beginning with his comics and leading up to the new BioWare MMORPG.
How much input did you have from Lucasfilm and were their any ideas they vetoed outright or any that they insisted on?
Well, as you know, George had to OK everything we did back then. We sent him long lists of ideas and themes, and I donít remember that he vetoed anything. Iíd have to go back and check my files to make sure.
Were you disappointed that little of your depiction of the Old Republic made it into the prequel trilogy and how did you feel about the portrayal of the Jedi as a more ritualised and established order, compared to the ad hoc mysticism of TOTJ?
It makes sense that the Jedi would have become more formalized over 4,000 years, donít you think? Look at the Catholic Church! Itís a wonder the ďmodernĒ Jedi arenít electing a Pope!
Click through to SciFiNow.co.uk for more of Tom Veitch discussing Tales of the Jedi and the Old Republic era!
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