Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Meet Leland Chee, the Star Wars Franchise Continuity Cop

How old was Luke when he blew up the Death Star? How did Chewbacca die? Just what the hell is Yoda? One guy knows the answer to these, and pretty much every other obscure Star Wars question. The latest issue of Wired Magazine has a very interesting write up of Lucasfilm employee Leland Chee. But far from being just a cog in the Lucas machine, Leland is the "continuity cop". He keeps a massive database of every character, vehicle, and location in the Star Wars universe. He is in charge of approving all toys, merchandise, video games, and literature so that it conforms to the canon of the Star Wars universe. The article is posted online now, and includes some interesting video clips and behind the scenes information. Of course, there is one guy above Mr. Chee who has final say over the Star Wars mythology, and I think you can figure who that is for yourself. Click the link for the full article, it's a good read.

Meet Leland Chee, the Star Wars Franchise Continuity Cop [Wired]