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Had been posting about this in the random thoughts thread but writer David Farland, author of ‘The Courtship of Princess Leia’ and short stories in the ‘Tales of’ series as well as many other works for Star Wars and beyond, has now died. He is continuing to affect Star Wars today; for example, a reference to The Courtship of Princess Leia was featured in Wednesday’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett.

From the Wookieepedia twitter account: “We are very sad to report that David Farland, who wrote several novels and stories in the Star Wars universe under the name Dave Wolverton, passed away last night. His son has reported that he held on long enough for his children to say goodbye, and passed on without pain.”

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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I saw that this morning it sucks he died yesterday. I read Courtship of Princess Leia, The Golden Queen, and his Runelord books.

I never knew he was a friend of Kevin J Anderson or was a mentor to other writers. He was just a guy whose books i enjoyed.

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Douglas Trumbull, visual effects pioneer.

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It just so happened that a local cinema was screening Close Encounters for John William’s 90th birthday today, so naturally I went to see it. The screening was dedicated to him and it was a joy to see his work on the big screen once again.

A true pioneer.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

It just so happened that a local cinema was screening Close Encounters for John William’s 90th birthday today, so naturally I went to see it. The screening was dedicated to him and it was a joy to see his work on the big screen once again.

A true pioneer.

That’s very wholesome

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

Star Wars has 3 eras:The eras are 1977-1983(pre Expanded Universe), (1983-2014) expanded universe or (2014- now) Disney bought version. Each are valid.

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Its hard to believe Doug Trumbull passed away, and right when they are restoring his original work for the new version of the directors cut of Star Trek The Motion Picture. It sucks.

He asked Paramount to dig out his original 65mm negative of the effects of Star Trek. But he isn’t going to be around to finally see his vision realized.

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I remember watching an interview with Douglas Trumbull where he was asked why he didn’t work on Star Wars, and his reply was that he found the movie far too fantastical for his taste, and so George Lucas approached Trumbull’s father instead who happily obliged. The interviewer then asked him if he had any regrets on passing up the chance to work on Star Wars considering how big it got, and he said not at all because he prefers working on more cerebral movies.

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RIP Robert Blalack. ILM effects artist who worked on Star Wars. Was one of the Founders of ILM.

We’re slowly losing everyone who worked on this film and still the original is buried, its sickening.

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JadedSkywalker said:

We’re slowly losing everyone who worked on this film and still the original is buried, its sickening.

Not if you know where to look.

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Tom Veitch. Writer of Dark Empire and Tales of the Jedi. Creator of Nomi Sunrider and Ulic Qel Droma, and Exar Kun. The Double lightsaber. first to resurrect Emperor Palpatine and Boba Fett.

The first to write about Knights during the old republic, to portray Leia as a Jedi. To show Luke struggling with his father’s legacy post Return of the Jedi. Basically anything Lucas or Disney did he already did it better.

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Sad to report that Alan Ladd Jr. has passed away.

Thank you, Laddie! Without you there’s no Star Wars or countless other films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, and Police Academy.

“Laddie loved film and believed in filmmakers. He was one of the few executives who bet on the person rather than the project,” said Lucas. “Without Laddie there would be no Star Wars. He didn’t understand what Star Wars was about, but he believed in me and supported my vision. Quiet and thoughtful, he had an independent spirit that gave so many storytellers a chance. He stood up to the studios and went with his gut instinct. Laddie took a great personal and professional risk on Star Wars, and on me, and for that I will be forever grateful.”

“Heroes come in all sizes, and you don’t have to be a giant hero. You can be a very small hero. It’s just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibility for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people - these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives.” - George Lucas

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Stardust1138 said:

Sad to report that Alan Ladd Jr. has passed away.

Thank you, Laddie! Without you there’s no Star Wars or countless other films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, and Police Academy.

“Laddie loved film and believed in filmmakers. He was one of the few executives who bet on the person rather than the project,” said Lucas. “Without Laddie there would be no Star Wars. He didn’t understand what Star Wars was about, but he believed in me and supported my vision. Quiet and thoughtful, he had an independent spirit that gave so many storytellers a chance. He stood up to the studios and went with his gut instinct. Laddie took a great personal and professional risk on Star Wars, and on me, and for that I will be forever grateful.”

The American movie industry desperately needs people like Alan Ladd Jr in charge. Executives who can strike the right balance between art and commerce and who are willing to back up and coming creative minds.