Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Did You Know?
Based on Information from the Star Wars Episode III Visual Dictionary written by James Luceno and Incredible Cross-Sections: The Definitive Guide to the Craft From Episode III written by Curtis Saxton.
By Lando Da Pimp
So now you have seen Episode III and I am sure there are many things that you didn't know. For instance do you know the history of General Grievous? What about background information on the Wookiees? Do you know the inner workings of a Star Destroyer?
DK Publishing publishes the Star Wars Visual Dictionary for Episode III and the Incredible Cross-Sections: The Definitive Guide to the Craft From Episode III. Combined the books provide Star Wars fans with information that the movie doesn't provide.
Below is some information you may or may not have known about Episode III as well as some visual images of the inner workings of Star Wars vehicles.
Did you Know?
Anakin's facial scar was caused by a lightsaber battle with Dooku-trained Asajj Ventress. (As seen in the Clone Wars Cartoons)
Darth Sidious promised to intervene in the duel between Anakin and Dooku in the unlikely event that Anakin gained the upper hand. Blinded by pride, Dooku failed to grasp that, like Darth Maul before him, his is little more than a placeholder for the apprentice Sidious has sought from the beginning: Anakin Skywalker.
Dooku's turn to the dark side began with the murder of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, his former friend and confidant in the Order. Assuming control of the plans Sifo-Dyas had set in motion to create a clone army for the Republic, Dooku saw to it that all mention of the planet Kamino was erased from Jedi Archives.
Most Separatist war machines are deactivated at the end of the Clone Wars, but the dwarf spider droids are used by the Empire to enforce the submission of once-Separatist strongholds.
After his memory wipe, C-3PO believes that he first worked with binary load-lifter droids.
Records of Palpatine's ancestry immediate family members, and upbringing on Naboo have mysteriously vanished.
Captain Panaka, former Head of Security for Queen Amidala, gave Palpatine information regarding Anakin and Padme's secret marriage.
Senate speaker, Mas Amedda, and Sly Moore, are two among a select few who understand that Palpatine is more than he appears.
Abetted by Darth Sidious and Tyranus, Grievous carried out the long-planned abduction of Palpatine from the Chancellor's bunker on Coruscant. Unaware that he was serving both Sidious and Palpatine, Grievous does not understand why he cannot assassinate Palpatine.
Grievous' hatred of the Jedi goes back to his former life as a Kaleesh warlord. Grievous captured his first lightsaber from a Jedi he defeated, and his collection has expanded ever since.
These are just a few facts about Episode III that you can find in the Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith Visual Dictionary. Along with the Incredible Cross-Sections: The Definitive Guide to the Craft From Episode III, you can easily learn about the entire world of Revenge of the Sith making them a great companion to the film. Now that the movies are over, Star Wars fans will have to turn to the expanded Universe for new Star Wars stories.