View Full Version : Did Lucas make the right calls on NJO?

10-11-2004, 08:17 PM
I'm sure some of you know that Del Rey wanted to do some things in NJO differently than they did. I know that (at least going in), some of these are not popular choices, but in hindsight, what does everyone think? Here are a few of the things I have in mind:

They wanted to use Sith as the enemy.

They wanted to kill Luke instead of Chewie.

They wanted to kill Jacen, and make Anakin the main hero in the end.

Plus anything else I left off.

Edit: (Just realized that I forgot to say this) The reason that they were unable to do this, is that GL would not allow it.

10-11-2004, 08:58 PM
Yes, the team made very much the right decisions. In the end, killing Luke might or might not have been good, but it would have driven off far too many readers.

As far as the choice of heroes, I believe the right choice was made. The character who would have been the hero was too much in the mold of all the previous heroes; it was kind of nice to see a change there.

Finally, it was nice to see a change from the same old formula of "Dark Jedi uprising terrorizes the galaxy" - it's one thing in the Sith era, quite another by this point in the saga...

10-11-2004, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Master_Keralys
Yes, the team made very much the right decisions.

Just want to point out, GL made the decisions that you are agreeing with, not the NJO team. Im sorry if im saying the same thing u are, but if so its a little unclear.

10-12-2004, 07:35 AM
I was very emotionally disturbed at chewie, i wish it had been luke. But then again, chewie did help create the han and anakin "scandal" which really developed a maturity of those two characters, just a thought