Sean, Andrew, and Greg return to conclude their discussion on ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Where is the STAR WARS mythology headed after the saga has ended? Does the new Expanded Universe contain clues about the future of the franchise?
In this special super-sized episode, Sean and Andrew re-visit the STAR WARS LEGENDS Expanded Universe by looking at the novel that re-launched the saga in 1991, HEIR TO THE EMPIRE by Timothy Zahn. In addition to creating lasting new characters to the mythology like Grand Admiral Thrawn, Mara Jade, and Talon Karrde, Zahn defined what the universe would be like in the aftermath of the original trilogy. What influence did that have on EPISODE VII and what elements of Zahn's STAR WARS are still active in the current canon?
Sean, Greg, and Andrew discuss their impressions of ROGUE ONE. How does it fit into the STAR WARS saga as we know it and what does it mean for the future of the STAR WARS cinematic Expanded Universe?
This episode was recorded prior to the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, but everyone in the podcast was inspired by her life and her work. She will be greatly missed.