I’d rather focus on the positive stuff. I got to play this amazing woman who didn’t have to sleep with anyone (not that I would have minded) or act dumb and girlie or fawn all over some guy or be a conniving bitch to get people to notice or respect me, and she didn’t speak broken English or karate chop anyone (not that I would have minded). Nobody called her “dragon lady” or “exotic.” She could shoot a gun and drive that FBI SUV like a champ. And all with the extra added bonus of being Jewish. And when I get messages and thank yous from viewers who dig that or are inspired by that, well, that’s what makes any of this worthwhile or mean anything to me. So thank you for that. I love Beverly Katz. And I loved playing her.    ~Hettienne Park

A lot of Palpatine’s actions were to prepare for the coming invasion, but some consider that to be only an excuse. Palpatine was aware of the Yuuzhan Vong, but did not take over the galaxy to save it from them, but rather because he always wanted to rule due to his own hunger for power. Palpatine’s ascent was the culmination of a thousand-year Sith plot, before the discovery of the Yuuzhan Vong. Conquering the galaxy was always the goal, the Yuuzhan Vong were simply a rival to dealt with.
Headcanon written 2011 (via senatoryemaja)