Infinite Devil Machine,Sep 20 2017 wrote: Actually, I was referring more to Cloud City as "The Jetsons" world. Elevated, super futuristic bubble cities and no sign of anything on the surface.
You're fine. I just mentioned the Camino/Jetsons thing as a visual comparison for their buildings.
Star Wars #80
Following the trail of Tay Vanis, Luke, C-3PO and Leia end up on an Imperial supply planet where they meet Vanis's actual droid, LE-914, aka "Ellie". Turns out, Vanis is still alive, but brain-dead, near death and held in a cell, per orders of Darth Vader. Vader kept it secret from both the Empire and Rebels... and yeah, his motivations for doing so aren't very clear. Maybe they were trying to preface Vader's 'face turn' in "Return of the Jedi"?
Ellie gives Luke and Leia the "Bothan tapes", then kills herself and Vanis. C-3PO was included to make an emotional connection with Ellie.
This storyline about Tay Vanis (and for awhile, Yom Argo) is a terrible plot-line that the reader has no reason to care about. I wonder if they had bigger plans for it, originally. Tying it into the Death Star 2 is fine, but I feel they wanted Vanis and Argo's collective past to have more significance. As it is, they were "just two guys". Even the main cast doesn't know who they are/were.
The race of "Bothans" isn't mentioned, just the Bothan tapes and the "Bothan system". Bothans have been included in the video games and stuff in the past 15 years (notable, the Star Wars: BattleFront series), but they were still undefined at this time. Also, Luke reports on the mission by com-linking Admiral Ackbar; first time he's been mentioned (but not seen).
Marvel's adaptation of "Return of the Jedi" now takes place. I only have a digest version of it (small paperback). From what I can see, it's pretty true to the actual movie. Maybe some different dialogue, at times. Only key difference is that the post-Jabba "deleted" scene, of everybody leaving Tatooine in a sandstorm is included (yup, Leia has a Y-wing). Always liked this scene because it features Han telling Luke "thanks". So he's not just the sarcastic scoundrel, he's actually a nice guy.