Something Awful does it again… New Changes to the Star Wars Saga
The third author of the post-NJO series will be Karen Traviss. She joins Aaron Allston and Troy Denning, whose involvement was announced at Comic Con. Some other bits of info: Allston will launch the series with a hardcover in June 2006, and Denning will end it with another hardcover in
The new Chalion book is finished. Working title is The Haunted Hunt, and while it’s set in the Chalion universe it’s not in Chalion itself.
An interesting interview with a bunch of women sf writers, including Ms. Bujold.
Obi-Wan fanfic is among the subjects discussed.
But it’s nice when it happens… Clone Wars won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program.
You MUST check this out: Star Wars Origins. The amount of work and research put into this site is simply amazing. There’s nothing really groundbreaking, but it’s a far more complete look at the origins of the saga than any other article or site I’ve ever seen – including the Magic of Myth book.
In depth looks at many of the things that influenced (or may have influenced) Lucas: Campbell, Flash Gordon, Kurosawa, 2001, Ben Hur, Lord of the Rings… And more. Brilliant, wonderful site. Why have I never heard of it before???
Once again, there will be no sequel trilogy. So sayth George.
“This was never planned as a nine-episode work,” Lucas said. “The media [pounced when] I made an offhand comment, ‘It might be fun to come back when everyone’s 80 and do another one of these.’ But I never had any intention of doing that.”
Retconning? Don’t know. Don’t really care. Am just happy that they’re keeping the line on this.
Casting news for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: the Patil twins and Gabrielle Delacour.
X-Files 2 rumors again, this time from the lips of Robert Patrick (John Dogget.)
Dougray Scott might be the new James Bond. Tidbit: He was cast as Wolverine in X-Men, but dropped out to do Mission Impossible 2. Huh.
The Fantastic Four are set for three films. The linked article focuses on Chris Evans, who will play Johnny Storm and is currently starring in Cellular.