Inspired by The Clone Wars, set some time between the Han Solo Adventures and A New Hope. When I watched The Clone Wars in theatres, this is largely what I took out of it. There were a lot of things in that film – perhaps I should call it a pilot – that didn’t set with what I considered (and still consider) Star Wars to be about. Hence, I set out to make a story that bridged the cartoon with the mood of the original trilogy, and I feel I succeeded.
The threat was clear. Vader would leave satisfied, or he would not leave at all. But overkill and the Tarkin doctrine were trademarks of the Empire now, and Vader felt he had not left enough of an impression on the assembled Hutts. “My followers are important to me,” he stated. “Perhaps as important… as family.” Read Part 2 here.