I’m here with Bill Comnenus, Captain of the Republican Corvette West Star. As the ship comes towards the end of its career, how do you feel she will be remembered?
BC: I would hope that would be for her long years of service in defence of the Republic and galactic civilization, specifically against pirates and Separatists.
The Separatist Crisis troubled us all. How soon do you think we will be able to defeat their remnants?
BC: The galaxy's a big place. But they can't hide forever. And there will be a reckoning.
Should we have seen the Crisis coming?
BC: That depends on who you mean. The seeds for the conflict were sown decades before the First Battle of Geonosis, but the Senate led us right into it. I don't think it's fair to say there was much the military could have done differently, though.
What was the best moment of the war for you?
BC: There are no 'best moments' in war, only moments which are less grim than others. Those are the moments characterised by camaraderie, by a crew striving towards their common goal, and by noble self-sacrifice. It is my privilege to serve with such sentients the likes of which the galaxy has never seen, and so there were many moments of my war less grim for that.
What are your plans for the future?
BC: The same thing we always do. Fight 'em until we can't. There're still separatist holdouts and other dangers in the galaxy, and the Weststar and her crew will continue safeguarding the civilian population. The fight isn't over yet.
Thank you very much for your time and keep up the good work.