“There’s three pillars of Star Wars. I’ll probably get in trouble for this but it’s okay! There’s three pillars: the father, the son and the holy ghost.
I’m the father, Howard Roffman [president of Lucas Licensing] is the son and the holy ghost is the fans, this kind of ethereal world of people coming up with all kinds of different ideas and histories.
Now these three different pillars don’t always match, but the movies and TV shows are all under my control and they are consistent within themselves.
In the early days I told them they couldn’t do anything about how Darth Vader was born, for obvious reasons, but otherwise I pretty much let them do whatever they wanted. They created this whole amazing universe that goes on for millions of years.”