Daily Podcast: Looking Back On One Of The Most Interesting Star Wars Novels

On the January 10, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film news writer Ryan Scott to discuss the 10 year anniversary of "Star Wars: Darth Plagueis."

Opening Banter:

In Our Feature Presentation: Star Wars And James Luceno's Tragedy Of Darth Plagueis The Wise, 10 Years Later

  • Star Wars For Dummies: Who was Darth Plagueis in Revenge of the Sith

  • Meme

  • What did Plagueis mean to Ryan

  • The behind the scenes of writing a piece like this.

  • How did the book come about?

  • Cheating Death
    • Midi-chlorians being so important – "Midi-chlorians provided me with a means of grounding Plagueis' search to obtain mastery over life and death – as those terms apply to both the light and dark sides of the Force. I didn't want to rely on magic or psychic ability, so opted for an approach closer to 'Frankenstein' than, say, 'Doctor Strange.'"

  • The vagueness of Anakin's parents

  • Will any of it ever be more than Legends?

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