The Thrawn Trilogy would have been a great template for episodes 7-9, but I would definitely change a few things around and expand on some things (it would barely make up 2 out of the 3 films IMO). Unfortunately, that's all been thrown out the window since it's taken so long for us to get a proper 7-9, so much so that now all the original cast members have taken up shop at Jedi Retirement Home.
I'll tell you what I would like to see with the new films (and hopefully the rumors are true)... far less reliance on CGI effects, and harkening back to the days of actual sets and models. If you're gonna spend upwards of $300 million on a film, then put those pennies to good use, dammit! I don't want to see Star Wars: Avatar when Episode VII hits theaters.
Actually, I take that back, as that's an insult to Avatar... at least Avatar used actual sets when not dealing exclusively with the Navi instead of shooting everything against a blue/green screen.
On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.