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Old 08-07-2001, 05:47 PM   #27
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Ah, the Thrawn Trilogy.

Pros:
*Seeing Bruce Campbell as Talon Karrde. (Can you honestly tell me that, after Xena's Autolycus and Jack of all Trades you can't see it?)
*Seeing the beginnings of the Mara/Luke sparkage.
*Vornskrs (the whole Myrkr forest sequence was basically Jurassic Park in Star Wars).
*Thrawn in all his imperious glory.
*The noghri doing their Jet Li bit.

Cons:
*The "official" CGI bothans that'd look like goat-people, rather than the cool-looking Planet of the Apes-ish beings envisioned by Mike Vilardi.
*Hollywood trying to turn Mara into a traditional movie heroine, who ends up in Skywalker's bed by the third act.
*The ridiculous comic-relief character that Lucas would shoehorn in to make it kid-friendly.
*The noghri inevitably turning into bald ewoks (see above).
*Censors wouldn't let Rukh stab Thrawn (can't show blood in a Star Wars movie).

Besides, I already visualize it better in my head than Lucasfilm or even ILM ever could (IMHO, of course).

Y'see, with books, the acting is always Oscar calibre, the special effects are mind-blowing, and the directing is brilliant.

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