Post by Starkindler (The Naked Jedi) on May 4, 2007 10:43:33 GMT -5
there are hints and some records of info that was cut from the original scripts. GL originally had Obi1 and Luke's uncle Owen as brothers........which would mean Obi1 was from Tatooine...though he wouldn't remember it...... at least thats the story I heard.
Humans have an unbelievable propensity for stupidity and a neverending capacity for brilliance. This is the key to their adapability and survival.
Nothing can be accomplished until you accept the possibility of failure and the consequences of inaction.
Post by J'aii-Gun Jiinn on May 4, 2007 10:58:38 GMT -5
The Jedi Apprentice series is really good even though it geared torwards kids it explores Qui-gon's and Obi's apprenticeship it's fantastic reading I would highly recommend it.It fleshes out the characters greatly
Post by Orion Knight-Star on May 5, 2007 7:26:11 GMT -5
I do not believe that Obi-Wan was from Tatooine. I think I read somewhere he is from some planet but was sent to the scene for his talents to be a jedi and started trainning as a youngling around four. At the age of thirteen nearly not chosen as a padawan however Qui Gon reconized his talents and took him as a padawan learner.
Post by J'aii-Gun Jiinn on May 23, 2007 15:08:40 GMT -5
You are correct about the original Star Wars scripts having Obi Wan as Owen's brother, but that got dropped in subsequent revisions..
thanks for the info on the Jedi Apprentice series. How many books are there in this seires???
18 reg series 4 specials were they deal with mutiple master/padawans,but tied togther adventure different generations for instance:Yoda/Dooku,Dooku/Qui-Gon,Qui-gon/Obi-Wan,Obi/Wan/Anakin is all in one story.After jedi apprentice is jedi Quest then the going on now series is The last of the jedi.I strongly recommend that you read the Apprentice series first.jude Watson kind of ties all her characters together throughout the 3 series.You'll get lost
Post by Ari C'rona on Aug 16, 2007 21:06:27 GMT -5
I found some fan fiction on-line a while back that explained about Obi Wan's parents and brother and what he was like as a small child. Don't remember where I found it though - sorry! I printed a copy for Hendel at the time.
I totally agree that the Jude Watson books are worthy of reading. They may be meant for kids, but they develop the characters well and offer thoughts worthy of pondering more deeply. Hendel and I have found some great quotes in them, like "Your focus determines your reality" and "Loyalties are formed in your heart, not born in you."
They also fill in many gaps in the story. I love watching the movies again after reading the books.
Post by Granny-Wan on Aug 21, 2007 23:28:28 GMT -5
I have to agree with all here, the "Jedi Apprentice" and "Jedi Quest" series excellent backstory fillers... especially JA, as it is 18 volumes (About the length of two novels) and covers Obi-Wan's apprenticeship... remember when Yoda says of Luke "He is reckless" and Obi-Wan says "So was I, if you remember!"
And yes, they should be read in order, JA, JQ and now Last of the Jedi...