This week, we discuss Admiral Rae Sloane, an Imperial Star Destroyer captain who is not a) an old white dude, b) grossly incompetent, or c) murdered by the Rebels or Vader (yet.) We also delve into Kat's love for Sith philosophy, and Johnny's love of the Galactic Empire. Garbage puns throughout.
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I presume you are acquainted with the collection of half-truths and hyperbole known as Obi-Wan Kenobi?
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Aftermath is a book by Chuck Wendig, and takes place just after Return of the Jedi. Rae Sloane is the main antagonist of Aftermath. Greg Grunberg’s character from The Force Awakens (“Snap” Wexley) appears as a young child named Temmin. There is also a homicidal ballet-dancing battle droid named Mr. Bones in the book.
Count Vidian is a new canon Imperial cyborg who also makes use of an imposing voice box not unlike Sad Black Plastic Frankenstein. He likes to run around the Star Wars galaxy and yell at factories that are behind schedule. Factories that do not shape up are summarily exploded. (Vidian is one the Emperor’s favorite people.) Vidian was also Rae Sloane’s boss for a while.
Admiral Gilad Pellaeon is an Expanded Universe character who Kat is quite fond of. He served as Grand Admiral (Grandmiral) Thrawn’s second-in-command / Dr. Watson in the Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. We covered Thrawn in our first episode.) Gil is a pretty good bro, really.
Millicent is General Hux’s cat. Please visit this link. http://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Hux-Cat-2-02082016.jpg
Korriban / Moraband is the ancient homeward of the Sith in the EU and in new canon. In the EU it was filled with spoooooky evil ghosts. It probably isn’t any more.
Darth Bane is an EU Sith Lord who was the founder of the Rule of Two, or the rule that Sith must only consist of a Master and an Apprentice, except for when Palpatine doesn’t feel like following it.
The Potentium is an EU Force philosophy that believes that there is no light or dark side, and that evil merely exists in the user. The Potentium is stupid.
Darth Plagueis was Emperor Palpatine’s Sith Master who was conducting experiments on the nature of the Force. His (EU) novel explores the idea that he was responsible for the creation of Anakin. (Through experiments. Don’t be gross.)
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