“Lucas had already done the
cataloging. His company maintained a database called the Holocron,
named after a crystal cube powered by the Force. The real-world
Holocron lists 17,000 characters in the Star Wars universe
inhabiting several thousand planets over a span of more than 20,000
years. It was quite a bit for Disney to process. So Lucas also
provided the company with a guide, Pablo Hidalgo. A founding member
of the Star Wars Fan Boy Association, Hidalgo is now a ‘brand
communication manager’ at Lucasfilm. ‘The Holocron can be a little
overwhelming,’ says Hidalgo, who obsesses over canonical matters
such as the correct spelling of Wookiee and the definitive list of
individuals who met with Yoda while he was hiding in the swamps of
—Whether this sounds like the best or worst job in the world says a lot about the particular way you wasted your youth. Much more about the Disney-Lucasfilm deal is revealed in this Bloomberg Businessweek piece.
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