I've seen the original Star Wars Trilogy more times then I would like to admit. So when I found out that R2D2 and Chewbacca were the ones secretly behind the whole fall of the Empire, it was almost like asking me to reevaluate my life. The feeling you got after watching The Sixth Sense, like you've seen it but now there's this totally new layer beneath it all.

Keith Martin decided to take a look at how the original films have to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels. Why didn't they wipe R2D2's memory after erasing C3PO's hard disc? Martin says it was because R2D2 was the first recruit of the Rebel alliance. R2 was used to pass messages between rebel sympathisers and for sizing up governments as potential rebel recruits.

Every flaw is explained with fanboy logic. Why Chewbacca was once second in command of the defense of his planet, but now spends the crucial years of the rebellion as the second-in-command to a low-level smuggler. It's all a cover, and Chewie is a top-line spy. How Chewie arranged for Han to win The Millenium Falcon in a fixed card game, and much much more.

A New Sith, of Revenge or the Hope is a quick and fun read for any Star Wars fan.
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