Q: Did George Lucas write the entire
Star Wars series? Is the saga based on previously published novels? Are
there six or nine Episodes?
A: The "Star Wars" universe is the
creation of George Lucas and is his alone. He conceived of the story as
a series of feature films not novels, although all the films have been
adapted into novels after their theatrical release. The story for
all six films was written by George Lucas, however, he has brought in other
screenwriters to polish his ideas on occasion.
The idea that there is some long out of
print series of novels on which "Star Wars" is based is just a myth. The
series of books and comics on the market now are simply spin-off's of George
Lucas's movies and not works waiting to be adapted into films.
There will only be six "Star Wars" films.
Lucas had at one time toyed with the idea of a sequel trilogy but has since
abandoned the idea.
Q: Do you have a complete list of
all the Star Wars books ever published and how they fit together?
A: Well yeah that's what this page
is all about, however, some people want something a little more to the
point. If you are one of those people try this Timeline
from Del-Rey, its pretty good.
Q: Do you have a complete list of
all the Star Wars comics ever published and how they fit together?
A: Pretty much I have to give the
same answer as I did to the books issue, but this time I'll point you to
Horse comics and theforce.net's
own comic section.
Q: When did Luke fall to the dark
side? In what book did the rebels fight a Resurrected Emperor?
A: I have a page set up to answer
just this question. Enjoy.
Q: How come Owen doesn't recognize
C-3PO in "A New Hope;" after they lived together
for five years leading up to "Attack of The Clones"?
A: There isn't a clear answer to this question but C-3PO has more polished coverings, there are a ton of protocol droids that look just like him in the galaxy, and it?s been 22 years. Owen may find the droid familiar but not memorable. Perhaps he partly buys him out of nostalgia not realizing it's the same droid.
Q: Is there any kind of downloadable
/ printable version of this timeline? Do you have any plans to make one?
A: Ah, no and no. I recommended
saving the individual pages to your hard drive, you can print and alter
them from there as you wish, just don't repost them!
Q: What are those funny looking
symbols on the back covers of recent books and at the top of each timeline
A: Lucasfilm has divided the Star
Wars timeline into different eras and each symbol designates a period of
Republic Era - 25,000 to 1,000 Years Before A New Hope
The early history of the Galaxy through
the Jedi's defeat of the Sith.
Rise of The Empire Era - 1,000-0 Years Before A New Hope
After the Sith went into hiding, under
the rule of two, master and apprentice, through the beginning of "Episode
IV: A New Hope."
Rebellion Era - 0-5 Years After A New Hope
"Episode IV: A New Hope" through the founding
of the New Republic one year after "Episode VI: Return of The Jedi."
New Republic Era - 5-25 Years After A New Hope
One year after "Episode VI: Return of
The Jedi" through the Yuuzhan Vong invasion in "Vector Prime."
New Jedi Order Era - 25-36 Years After A New Hope
Begins with "Vector Prime"
Legacy Era - 37+ Years After A New Hope
This is the era of Luke Skywalker's legacy
- Outside of Chronology
Covers stories that don't fit into the
Q: Are you aware of how many typos
and misspellings there are in you timeline?
A: Probably not, but just consider
it the price of free information.
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