So let’s briefly go over the growing bullet list of plagiarism claims against Lucasfilm under Disney.
- Accusations arose that specific elements from The Last Jedi screenplay were plagiarized from fan fiction.
- New accusations arose that editing techniques in The Last Jedi were plagiarized from Escape In L.A.
- Then it was discovered that the crystal foxes may have been lifted from Polish artist.
- An artist seems to have been plagiarized in character posters for Solo.
- A nearly identical editing sequence for the throne room sequence was found in the Wizard of Oz.
- A scene from Ella Enchanted was found which seemed to have costumes and choreography that The Last Jedi lifted.
- Almost identical artwork seems to have been republished in the Star Wars: Imperial Handbook written by Daniel Wallace.
- More similarities between the Throne Room sequence of TLJ and the 1967 version of Casino Royale was found.
- The Star Wars Resistance animated series appears to have copied Steve McQueen’s famous race car, and a character from the Overwatch (2016) video game.
Now another new coincidence has popped up, in the form of a series of books from authors Nick Cole and Jason Anspach, entitled Galaxy’s Edge.
Interestingly, here’s what the description says at Amazon.com:
The Galaxy is a Dumpster Fire. A hot, stinking, dumpster fire.
Amusing coincidences aside, I posed the question to author Nick Cole to get his perspective on the possibility.
— Nick Cole (@NickColeBooks) July 25, 2019
Now, it’s possible Nick is being sarcastic. But as we’ve seen above, other plagiarism claims have been made, so this isn’t outside the realm of possibility.
The Amazon listing for the first book in Nick Cole’s series states that it was published on June 12, 2017. That’s roughly two years ago.
Disney announced the “Star Wars Land” in 2015, but the name “Galaxy’s Edge” wasn’t yet attached to it, at least not publicly. The “Galaxy’s Edge” title for Disney’s “Star Wars Land” was not revealed until July 2017 at the D23 Expo. That’s roughly a month after Nick Cole’s books were published according to Amazon.com. Interesting timing.
It would be interesting to find out if there are any other similarities between Nick Cole’s Galaxy’s Edge books and Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge theme park. Or similarities between Nick Cole’s Galaxy’s Edge books, and Delilah Dawson’s Black Spire novel, which provides the back story to the Galaxy’s Edge theme park.
If there are more similarities, then this could be reminiscent of the plagiarism claim against Star Trek Discovery with regards to the Tartigrades point-and-click video game.
But who came up with the name for Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge theme park anyway? Perhaps one of these women is responsible:
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