Alternative Star Wars Saga
Brandon Rhea's Alternative Star Wars Saga was a Star Wars fan fiction series created by Brandon Rhea. The series was originally spun off from the Alternate Trilogy. It later merged with the the fanon of Wayne Lipman III and the Squishy Vic Series by author Squishy Vic to form the Alternative Star Wars Saga. Susan Donnam, Edward Oliver, and Brent Krajewski also joined the project.
Development and story
In late 2004, Rhea began to work on his fan fiction series, one that would serve to re-imagine and reboot the Star Wars Saga similar to how Batman Begins and Casino Royale re-imagined and rebooted the Batman and James Bond film series, respectively. The series started off as the Alternate Trilogy, a series of three stories that were to be written by Brandon Rhea and fellow author Gregg Tasoulas. The stories would rewrite the canon films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, while leaving the prequel trilogy intact, and would follow the same basic premise of Luke Skywalker redeeming Darth Vader before the death of Emperor Palpatine. However, Rhea and Tasoulas decided to work on their own series once their ideas began to conflict.
For his own series, Rhea planned to write six new episodes, with Episode IV to Episode VI being completely different from the original trilogy, and Episode VII to Episode IX being based off of the original films. Rhea eventually incorporated Ussej Padric Bac, his role-playing character from TheStarWarsRP.Com, into the expanded universe of the Alternative Saga, where Bac ended up becoming one of the saga’s primary characters. Rhea wrote a number of drafts of a now-postponed novel titled Shadows of the Jedi: The Legend of Ussej Padric Bac, but he put that on hold in favor of writing Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One, which he continues to work on now as a re-imagining of the prequel trilogy. This novel continued to be part of the Alternative Saga after the merger with the Squishy Vic Series.