This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 01:08, January 4, 2015 (UTC)
Next Thursday, November 6th, at 4pm Eastern Time, I will be conducting a video interview with John Jackson Miller via Google Hangout. The interview will be hosted on the Wikia Video Library and will live primarily on Star Wars Fanpedia, but any other community that wants it can also use it. The interview will be in two parts (recorded at one time):
I will talk to John about A New Dawn, and it will be a standard one on one interview.
Wookieepedians will talk to John. Wookieepedians who want to participate can be on the Google Hangout, and they can ask him questions. It will be like a moderated roundtable, where I will moderate and each person can take a turn asking him questions about any of his Star Wars work past and present. Questions can be of interest to the wider Star Wars fandom while constructed in such a way that Wookieepedia can get information for pages about John's work.
To do this, I'm looking for volunteers. Who would like to appear on video on the Google Hangout to ask questions? Please let me know. Once I have enough people, I'll send out more details. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 14:29, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
If we can't be there, can we post questions we want asked?AV-6R7User talk:AV-6R7 00:43, November 2, 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely. I've added a section for that. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:02, November 2, 2014 (UTC)
Shame that nobody else was able to do this. I wanted to, but I was working. So this did still happen, right? ProfessorTofty (talk) 02:45, November 8, 2014 (UTC)
It did indeed. We did have one person lined up but unfortunately Hangout wasn't working for them, so they couldn't join. Total bummer. We're working on cutting it all together, and will begin releasing it (potentially in 2 parts) not this coming week but the week after. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 02:52, November 8, 2014 (UTC)
Excellent. I am looking foward for your report, commander.AV-6R7User talk:AV-6R7 05:25, November 8, 2014 (UTC)
Same here, this should have some great info! ProfessorTofty (talk) 20:24, November 8, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your questions so far. Anyone have anymore? Plenty of time left to submit! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 03:47, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
Question:Which, if any Legends books and resources inspired you during the writing process of A New Dawn?AV-6R7User talk:AV-6R7 03:51, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
I have a three-part question for A New Dawn:
Question: Can you tell us about any plot elements that didn't end up making it into the final manuscript?
Question: Going along with the previous question, if so, do you anticipate trying to get any of these cut elements included in a future project?
Question: Was there anything that the Lucasfilm Story Group specifically had you cut out or steer in another direction, or was there anything that they specifically told you they wanted to see in the story? Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 03:59, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
I'll go ahead and toss out another one:
Question: Do you have any interest in writing for the Star Wars Rebels TV series, and if not, would you like to write future novels based on the series? ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:24, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
The interviews are live. Part 1, which is me interviewing John, and Part 2, where John answers some of the questions asked above, can be found here.
The videos are both between 5 and 6 minutes long. This was edited down from the full video, which is about 35 minutes long. In order to let Wookieepedia document as much information as possible, we've also released the full video here. If you'd like to share the showcases, please use the official versions, rather than the uncut version (but by all means, please feel free to use the full video as a source).
Thanks! Do you have a transcript? Video viewing is screwy on my computer.AV-6R7User talk:AV-6R7 03:21, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
And I'm on data limits, which means my video viewing is generally limited to times when I'm able to get to a high-speed connection. I'd also love to see a transcript. ProfessorTofty (talk) 08:27, December 3, 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure about that. This is video programming that we spent time and resources on, so obviously we want people to watch the video. It could probably be added as closed captioning on our YouTube page, but no guarantees about Fanpedia. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 17:13, December 3, 2014 (UTC)
Closed-captioning works for me. And from your perspective, it helps out for people who have disabilities and would want such an option. ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:07, December 3, 2014 (UTC)
A transcript of some kind, particularly for the full, uncut video, would also significantly ease searching for and verifying information from the interview, as we could then quickly scan or even Ctrl+F a webpage instead of having to sit and watch a 38-minute video to get one piece of information. —MJ—Comlink 06:51, December 4, 2014 (UTC)