Troy Denning on the Surprising Origins of Some of Star Wars’ Iconic Aliens


It’s easy to assume that all of the stuff we know about the Star Wars universe has always been there for our enjoyment, but the truth is that this huge body of lore has slowly evolved over time and under the eyes of many creative people. Star Wars: Crucible author Troy Denning is actually responsible for many of the names and characteristics of aliens featured in the Episode IV, and it all began at a little gaming studio known as West End Games. We talk about this along with the rest of his career in the Star Wars universe in this interview.

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