Star Wars: The Old Republic is holding a Thursday livestream with author Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is kind of a big deal for Star Wars fiction. Yes, he helped develop the most recent bit of Star Wars: The Old Republic story content, A Traitor Among the Chiss. But he has the pedigree for that, seeing as how he’s the person behind the creation of the Chiss, the species-defining Admiral Thrawn, and the groundwork that would lead to the extensive once-canonical fiction following the end of the Star Wars films. He is, in short, the dude behind all of it.

He’s also responsible for Mara Jade, but you can’t really hold that against him.

So it’s a safe bet that he’s going to have some pretty neat things to say when he joins the development team for SWTOR on a livestream in which Zahn discusses the motivations of the Chiss and answers viewer questions. If there’s one person who understands the Chiss mindset better than anyone, it’s definitely him. Interested? Jump along to the stream at 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 7th.

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StonerMk2

Hey now man…Mara Jade is one of my favorite characters from the EU

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ernost

He’s also responsible for Mara Jade, but you can’t really hold that against him.

How dare you! Mara Jade was awesome!

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PhoenixDfire

He’s also responsible for Mara Jade, but you can’t really hold that against him.

What the flying fudge? As long as Mara Jade is being written by Zahn or Stackpole, then she’s an excellent character. She’s got just as much depth as Thrawn. Now Karrde on the other hand….

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Sashaa

Timothy Zahn also remains for me the author of the excellent Conqueror’s trilogy.

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Terren Bruce

He’s also the writer of the recent “Thrawn” novel that tells Thrawn’s backstory (and it’s canon!) as well as the upcoming “Thrawn: Alliances”.

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Archebius

Woah, woah, woah. Mara Jade was pretty darn cool in Zahn’s original trilogy. I don’t think that future writers did her many favors, but she was a good character in what remains the height of the Extended Universe.

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nerdSlayer

What’s wrong with Mara Jade exactly?

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starbuck1771

I have no issue with her personally but I know why the purists don’t like her. Their issue is love and emotions go against the Jedi code. However the way I see it is why fight if you don’t really have anything to fight for? So the purists can kiss my butt.

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Nate Woodard

People seem to forget that she was originally an Empire loyalist and the Right Hand to the Emperor. So, any force sensitivity at that time would have had dark side influence. And we all know the dark side is all about using emotions.

I mean, if you think about it, she’s out of place. Vader was supposed to be the right hand of the emperor. A very predominant character like her would have been quite noticeable and even referenced somewhere by Palpatine and she wasn’t even hinted at let alone talked about in the original movies or even the prequel trilogy.

However, I truly enjoyed Timothy Zahn’s books. It’s what got me into reading in the first place. And I don’t have to be so petty as to mention the fact that she’s out of place, because it’s still a fantastic book series! The Thrawn stuff is simply amazing.

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Witches

Poor guy, probably doesn’t know his work is just 3 cutscenes that you can only see once with each character, so not many will see them.

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Melissa McDonald

Was disappointed to find that ALL 5 of my SWTOR characters had to be renamed after the server merges. That’s ridiculous, man.

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Zora

Grmblll… every time you put that insufferable abomination of a chiss in the articles’ banners, I feel the urge to go and kill him again yelling “and stay DEAD this time!”

And it’s one long instance. Stop doing that to me, please…

Ah yes the stream with Timmy…nodnod…no time for a live show but can’t wait for a recap, looking forward to what he got to say, very optimistic about his involvement.

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