Vidian is the weirdo cyborg we wrote about in the NTMtP 3 notes (a few entries below). He was Rae Sloane’s boss for a while.
Alan Dean Foster was the ghostwriter of the original novelization of A New Hope. He also wrote Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, a completely bonkers early EU novel that we talk about in Episode 2 of NTMtP. He also came back to write The Force Awakens novelization, which makes me very happy.
Anacondans are snakelike creatures from the Clone Wars cartoon. One of them bartends at a cantina, which is an impressive feat when you don’t have any limbs.
Please help us find Alexandra Bracken’s fan fiction.
Claudia Gray is the author of Lost Stars, our favorite new canon novel.
Dallas is a 1979 and 2012 TV show. I think James and I might be making a joke about 5E Dungeons and Dragons here? I don’t know. Who can tell?
Biggs Darklighter was Luke Skywalker’s best friend growing up on Tatooine. He has an incredible mustache and was shot down by Vader in the Battle of Yavin.
Rogue Squadron is the Rebel Alliance / New Republic’s premier fighter squadron in the Expanded Universe. Much of their history is fleshed out in my favorite Star Wars series, X-Wing by Michael A. Stackpole.
Bigger Luke Theory is an absolutely bonkers fan theory based on one shot in A New Hope in which Luke appears slightly larger than normal. You can read more about it at http://biggerluke.wikidot.com/bigger-luke. May the Force have mercy on your soul.
Gayer Luke Theory is our term for Mark Hamill’s offhand comment that Luke Skywalker may or may not be gay. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/How-Mark-Hamill-Feels-About-Luke-Skywalker-Possibly-Being-Gay-116387.html
Bigger Gayer Luke Theory is a theory that we came up with that there exists a second, larger Luke, who has a crush on Han.
Biggser Gayer Luke Theory is our theory that there exists a second, larger Luke, who has a crush on his childhood friend, Biggs.
Puppy God Han was discussed in our first episode. It’s the principle that the Legends Han Solo veers between godlike competence and floor-wetting puppy.
The Wookiee porn chair is a reference to a horrible scene from the Star Wars Holiday Special in which Chewbacca’s father, Attichitcuk, receives a chair with special goggles that project a holographic representation of a human woman singing. Itchy’s expression in that scene makes us all deeply uncomfortable.
Lowbacca is Chewie’s nephew in the Expanded Universe / Legends. He showed up in the Young Jedi Knights series featuring Han and Leia's twin children -- I misspoke in the episode and called it Junior Jedi Knights, which is a different series about Han and Leia's youngest son. Sorry about that.
The Wookiee Life Debt is a staple of Wookiee culture. Chewbacca swore a life debt to Han Solo after Han saved his life, which is why he follows him around. I later looked it up and found it referenced in new canon in Smuggler's Run, a YA novel by Greg Rucka. (It's also in the book below.)
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know is a new book with a disclaimer in it that confuses the kriff out of us. We’ll discuss it in a future episode. The short explanation is that it’s unclear whether it “counts” within the new canon.
The fan theory involving R2-D2 and Chewie that Johnny makes reference to can be found here: http://km-515.livejournal.com/746.html