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INTERVIEW: Chris "HothIceplanet" Smith On His New Book "Star Wars Original Trilogy Trivia Book"

Chris "HothIceplanet" Smith from Galacticbinder is on a mission to create a new Star Wars trivia book. What makes this one different is all the questions are based on the original trilogy. You won't find any questions on the expanded universe or behind the scenes questions so in a way it levels the playing fields throughout Star Wars fans. No more "I haven't read that" or "I didn't see that Star Wars doc." This is about the movies so will really show your knowledge of what really matters...the movies. Chris was kind enough to answer a few questions I fired at him.

What has/is the biggest challenge in writing the trivia book? 
For me just figuring out how to do the book. I am not a writer so to speak so I honestly didn't know how to get started. It came down to just doing it.

How do you go about checking the answers are 100% correct to the questions? 
Just simply go over each question and answer through each draft. Plus have had two friends as well go over the questions to make sure they are correct.

Do you have to contact Lucasfilm for clarification?
No, this is an independent book and Lucasfilm has certain rules to follow and you just have to follow those rules and you should be fine. In my case I have spoken with two people who have written Star Wars books both approved by LFL and not approved (or independent) of LFL. They helped with the specific rules to follow.

Do you have to keep them updated throughout the project?
No. If it was an approved book with LFL I probably would. What is your favourite question from the book? The question from "Empire" How many shots does Han Solo fire at Darth Vader in the Bespin dinning hall? Only because I honestly don't think that question has been in any trivia prior to mine.

How many questions are going to be in the book? 
1,138 questions in this book. Sound familiar?

Are we likely to see a trivia book based on the prequels?
Yes, I plan two more books in this series. 2nd one on the prequel trilogy and the 3rd on the current Clone Wars TV series.

Imagine you're going into isolation for a month what three Star Wars things would you take?
The movies of course. Probably the radio dramas as well. My cat Luke Skywalker.

How can people help with this project and get behind it?
Well by pledging first off. We have set up some really cool rewards including your name printed in the book with any pledge $15 or more. Outside of that simply sharing our links off of facebook to your own pages. Facebook is always a good way to get this out to people.

When are we likely to see the book and how much will it cost?
The plan is still for the book to be released by the end of September 2012. Cost is looking like it will be right at $13-14.

Favourite Star Wars moment? 
I would have to say seeing Star Wars for the first time back in 1977. I was 7 and it completely changed my life.

Who shot first?
Han Solo, always and forever shot first!!!

MAKE SURE YOU HELP THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN - There are only a few days left to get involved with the opportunity to get your name in the book. Go here and pledge.


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