On Friday, October 28th, we put up a poll that asked which Star Wars novel or series you would most like to see transformed into a TV show or movie. The choices were:
- The New Jedi Order series by R. A. Salvatore, Michael Stackpole, James Luceno, Kathy Tyers, Greg Keyes, Troy Denning, Elaine Cunningham, Aaron Allston, Matthew Stover, Walter Jon Williams, Sean Williams, and Shane Dix (listed in order of their debut NJO novel)
- The X-Wing series by Michael Stackpole and Aaron Allston
- Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
- Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber
- The Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss
The polls closed at midnight this past Saturday, and the book or series with the most votes was…
The New Jedi Order series
Former LucasBooks Executive Editor Sue Rostoni said in an interview last August that the “enormity” of The New Jedi Order was her greatest challenge while at Lucas Licensing. Looking at the series, it’s easy to see why this was the case. At nineteen books, two eBook novellas, and three short stories, the NJO was one of the most ambitious Star Wars publishing projects in the history of the license. As I mentioned in my original post, the NJO “features some of [the Expanded Universe’s] most dramatic moments, from the deaths of Chewbacca and Anakin Solo to the torture of Jacen Solo to the invasion of Coruscant.” I’m sure a New Jedi Order TV show, say on HBO or TNT, would garner huge audiences. Fans and non-fans alike would tune in to see what the Yuuzhan Vong would look, act, and sound like; how the next generation (the Solo kids) would face their greatest challenge yet; and how the fractured New Republic would defeat a massive invasion force decades in the making.
For those who were curious, here’s the breakdown of results:
- The New Jedi Order series: 40.79%
- The X-Wing series: 27.01%
- Shadows of the Empire: 15.59%
- The Republic Commando series: 12.88%
- Red Harvest: 3.73%
Thanks for participating in our “Star Wars Books From Page to Screen” poll! Keep checking Unbound Worlds for more opportunities to sound off about the pantheon of Star Wars novels.