The Star Wars Show: The Cover for Timothy Zahn’s Novel “Thrawn: Alliances” Revealed and More


On this episode of The Star Wars Show:

Andi sits down with ILMxLab producer Judah Gragam and VFX supervisor Ben Snow to talk about the upcoming VR experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire; The cover for Timothy Zahn’s  novel Thrawn: Alliances has been revealed; We get a rundown of EW’s latest stories on The Last Jedi; More details on the planet Batuu and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and more.





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12 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: The Cover for Timothy Zahn’s Novel “Thrawn: Alliances” Revealed and More

  • November 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    That’s a great cover – that thing will definitely SELL.

  • November 23, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I love the cover and its visual symmetry.

    • November 23, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Agreed. The fist of the Empire on one side and the brains of the Empire on the other. Brawn and Brains working together. Not that Vader is dumb; but Thrawn is a genius. A term I do not use lightly. 🙂

      • November 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

        That is a good part of it, I guess. The latest Vader comic, for instance, is really showing off Vader’s technical proficiency (and intelligence) combined with his power in the Force, while Thrawn is just an outright genius ultimately playing all sides to his own advantage.

        Here, visually, in one corner you have Vader’s ignited lightsaber, on the other Thrawn’s piercing red eyes (complimented by the red hue of the lighting behind his shoulder). Both are terrifying in their own way.

        • November 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm

          I have to check out the latest Vader comic. I fell off of most of the SWs comics, outside Dameron’s comic. A lot of it was me not really caring. But I did love Vader Down. As for that symbolism, I love that.

          Thrawn to me what makes him so great is that I often see him as like a critique/ artist when it comes to war. If Vader is the battle-hardened general who would lead the frontlines and enjoys Stormtroopers(namely, because they aren’t stuffy, general/bureaucrats), then Thrawn would appreciate that.

          And in turn, would take extra note of Vader’s skills to best utilize them. This is the same guy who is willing to study entire cultures and their warfare tactics and adapt them. So yes, Thrawn and Vader are a scary combination. And I argue if Palpatine wasn’t such an egomaniac; if Thrawn and Vader were in charge, the Empire would be a deadly force(pun intended) to be reckoned with.

  • November 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I never actually finished Thrawn, but I’m definitely reading this book. I just have to decide if I’m going to get caught up by reading the rest of the book or reading the comic.

    • November 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Definetely the book. It’s amazing. I don’t think the comic will be as deep as book when it comes to Thrawn’s mind and thoughts.

      • November 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        Yes, the comic will be a nice visual complement to the book not a substitute for it.

    • November 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      It is a fantastic book and really Timothy Zahn at his best. But hey; he created the character and if there is anyone who can do him justice, it is him.

  • November 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Thrawn + Vader = awesome.

  • November 24, 2017 at 1:56 am

    This cover has me even more excited than before.

  • November 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    So I wonder if thrawn will live post ROTJ like in the legacy series. It would be cool to put him in battlefront

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