The excerpts we normally get from upcoming Star Wars novels are neat little teases, but not much more. The Phasma excerpt published on StarWars.com, however, gives us a world of new things to talk about with regard to Captain Phasma’s backstory.
1. Phasma? It’s her real name, not one otherwise given or invented.
2. Her homeworld? Parnassos
3. The people there? Organized into clans. Hers is Scyre, of which she’s the leader. Another clan has been named: Claw.
4. The shocking deprivations? From the clan’s point of view, no one in their lifetime has seen:
–A starship other than one falling and crashing
–A ship as shiny as the one crashing in this excerpt (and which may be the Imperialis)
–As much fabric in one place as there is on an escape pod parachute
–A working droid
–Any armor more advanced than leather
–Someone as old as Commandant Brendol Hux (General Hux’s dad), who is probably at least 50-55 years old at this point
I’m digging into all of this and more on today’s podcast!