Star Wars Book Challenge 7.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina & Rogue One!!!!

ROGUE ONE IS OUT NOW!!! WHO IS GOING TO SEE IT?!? I normally push out challenge post a few days apart. But with Rogue One out, I figured this would be the perfect time to release it. We’ll be in line currently wait to see this movie. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for awhile now, I did hear some news that it’s not getting a sequel.. I understand the time line will pick up where New Hope is. But that doesn’t you have other random adventures with this group. What are you thoughts on this new movie and also them “maybe” not doing a sequel?

star-wars-book-challenge_silver.pngGreedo… Poor, poor Greedo. Finally tracks down high profile bounty, only to be shot in the dick under a table… Yeah I said it and yes I believe Han shot first! Greedo has become somewhat of a legend in the Star Wars universe and also spawned a rather heated debate between fans. I talking about the “who shot first” debate.. The “Han shot first” is a phrase referring to a controversial change made to a scene in Star Wars (1977), in which Han Solo is confronted by the bounty hunter Greedo in the Mos Eisley Cantina. The change was made for the 1997 Special Edition re-release of Star Wars, and has since been altered twice more. The phrase “Han shot first” is meant to express that “Han was the only one who shot”, and is a colloquial retort to series creator George Lucas’s explicit cinematic assertion that Greedo shot first. The actor Paul Blake indicated that Greedo shooting first made the character appear inept (in that he would have missed Solo from very short range), and that “it does give Greedo a little more glory if he’s just blown away.”

Now the film’s 2004 release, the scene was altered again, with new timing so that the shots are fired at nearly the same time and so that Solo dodges Greedo’s shot. In an article titled “The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn’t Want You To See”, The Atlantic summarized that “in the original versions … it’s clear that Han Solo pulled out his gun and shot the bounty hunter Greedo. In the 1997 version, Greedo shoots first. In the 2004 version, they shoot at the same time”. Then they changed it again! Only this time in 2011 Blu-ray release, the scene of Solo and Greedo firing at each other was shortened by several frames. Yeah… So if you raised on the 1977 version of the movie, you know Han shot first.. Han always shoots first.

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So with that aside I want to talk about the short story of A Hunter’s Fate: Greedo’s Tale by Tom and Martha Veitch. Giving a backstory to the bounty hunter Greedo. It was later adapted into a webstrip by Pablo Hidalgo for Hyperspace.

greedo_white_bg A teenage Greedo and his younger brother, Pqweeduk explore the various caves inside the jungles of their adopted home world. They discover the remains of three old Rodian starships inside one of the caves. Greedo returns to his hut and asks his mother, Neela, about the ships. Neela explains that many Rodians made a pilgrimage to this planet to escape the clan wars that had taken Greedo’s father away from them.

Shortly after this event, a Rodian warlord of the Chattza Clan named Navik the Red finds the jungle colony and begins slaughtering as many of the pacifist Rodians as he can. Neela takes her children and along with her brothers, Nok and Teeku, they board one of the starships and escape. Nok pilots them to a heavily populated area in the hopes that they can start a new life for themselves. He takes them to the smugglers’ moon—Nar Shaddaa.

I rather enjoyed this story and almost feel sorry for Greedo. He was used up in more ways than one. Now if you watch the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars, most of the events of Greedo’s childhood and early life have been contradicted by the TV series. In the episode “Sphere of Influence“, Greedo is depicted as a fully realized and active bounty hunter, years before the same events would have taken place as detailed in the “Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina” novel. Great story of a doomed character, give it a read sometime!!  http-_mashable-com_wp-content_uploads_2015_02_tumblr_mq6gfpsa3i1qcga5ro1_500

Star Wars Book Challenge 7.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Star Wars Book Challenge 7.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

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So with novel I thought I would break it up into different reviews and topics, do to it being 16 different stories. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina it is the first in the series about minor characters from the original trilogy, all edited by Kevin J. Anderson, with cover art by Stephen Youll.

  • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Bantam Spectra paperback (1995-08-01). 
  • Tales from Jabba’s Palace.…

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Star Wars Book Challenge 7.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Star Wars Book Challenge 7.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

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So with novel I thought I would break it up into different reviews and topics, do to it being 16 different stories. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina it is the first in the series about minor characters from the original trilogy, all edited by Kevin J. Anderson, with cover art by Stephen Youll.

  • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Bantam Spectra paperback (1995-08-01). 
  • Tales from Jabba’s Palace.…

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Star Wars Book Challenge 6.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

star-wars-book-challenge_silver.png

So with novel I thought I would break it up into different reviews and topics, do to it being 16 different stories. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina it is the first in the series about minor characters from the original trilogy, all edited by Kevin J. Anderson, with cover art by Stephen Youll.

  • Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Bantam Spectra paperback (1995-08-01). 
  • Tales from Jabba’s Palace. Bantam Spectra paperback (1996-01-01). 
  • Tales of the Bounty Hunters. Bantam Spectra paperback (1996-12-01). 

The basic plot of book or should I back-cover blurb goes as follows:

In a far off corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nic-i-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favorite intoxicant while listening to the best jizz riffs in the universe. But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cutthroats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves.…

I rather enjoyed this whole series of stories and Tales of the Bounty Hunters was my favorite out of the three. So the tale we’ll cover today is We don’t do weddings: The Band’s Tale!

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Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina:

Is a short by Kathy Tyers in which was published by Bantam Spectra in August 1995 about Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes.

Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes are members of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians specializing in a style of music known as Jizz. While working on the planet Tatooine, they enter into an exclusive contract to work solely for the crime lord known as Jabba the Hutt. Figrin however, wants to get out of his contract.

One of Jabba’s rivals, a Whiphid named LadyValarian, sends an E522 assassin droid to Jabba’s Palace to recruit Figrin D’an’s services. Valarian offers them 3,000 credits to perform at her wedding to the Whiphid hunter, D’Wopp. The allure of Valarian’s Sabacc tables notwithstanding, Figrin feels that this would present an excellent opportunity to earn enough money to book passage off of Tatooine and get out from under the thumb of Jabba the Hutt.

When Jabba frowns… somebody dies.―Doikk Na’ts

This was always a fun story and I rather enjoy the fact that they got a little more deeper in the Jabba the Hutt life. It really had a mod feel to it and it was a pleasure for the imagination. It’s a short short story, so it was a REALLY fast read and you don’t need to know the history to jump into this book.

Behind the Scenes:

This story is the first vignette featured in Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina.

The story ends right before Han Solo shoots Greedo the bounty hunter at Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

 

Characters:

  • Camie Loneozner (Mentioned only)
  • Chalmun
  • D’Wopp
  • Jabba’s rancor (Mentioned only)
  • Fixer (Mentioned only)
  • Greedo
  • Jabba Desilijic Tiure
  • Doikk Na’ts
  • Figrin D’an
  • Ickabel G’ont
  • Nalan Cheel
  • Tech Mo’r
  • Tedn Dahai
  • Han Solo (Mentioned only)
  • Kodu Terrafin
  • Thwim
  • Valarian
  • Wuher