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# 11
04-18-2013, 11:29 AM
I don't see how they can make any more movies without overwriting at least some of the EU. The Star Wars universe is pretty much filled up, as long as they keep accepting books and video games as canon.
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# 12
04-18-2013, 12:06 PM
Star Wars has always been rather explicit about cannon. All materials that aren't the movies are Extended Universe, which is why I'm concerned how much will be invalidated with new movies.

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# 13
04-18-2013, 12:11 PM
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Star Wars has always been rather explicit about cannon. All materials that aren't the movies are Extended Universe, which is why I'm concerned how much will be invalidated with new movies.
Considering how much Lucas overrwrote with the Clone Wars, it's nothing new.
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# 14
04-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Mirrorchaos, I highly recommend that you read "The Hobbit" - it should be available at your local library, if you don't want to buy a copy. Then go on to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. They're some fine writing. You'll spot a lot of differences between the books and their movies, but in the case of LotR, at least (haven't seen "The Hobbit" yet), the changes were made for cinematic reasons - that is, to make a better movie.

However, the various Tolkien-based movies were able to be released on an annual basis because Peter Jackson insisted on filming each trilogy as one long film shoot, so that everything was in the can before the very first theatrical release. For one thing, that avoids the possibility of characters like Legolas, essentially deathless, being forced to age because the actor is visibly older. (It also avoids having to worry about what happens to your actors between films - you've already got the performance you need.)

As long as the schedule Disney wants isn't a series of movies all centering on the same characters, said schedule might - might - be doable. I'll believe it when I see it, though.
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# 15
04-18-2013, 12:14 PM
The EU sucks. worms that "eat" the force? "LuUke"? Unneeded back stories on every extra that had one millisecond of screen time? bah.
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# 16
04-18-2013, 12:24 PM
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The EU sucks. worms that "eat" the force? "LuUke"? Unneeded back stories on every extra that had one millisecond of screen time? bah.
Worms that eat the Force? Wtf?

Also, 'Luuke Skywalker' made perfect sense - if C'baoth couldn't have the real Skywalker, he'd have a clone with equal capabilities. One that would be far more willing to accept him as his superior.

You see something similar in the The Force Unleashed game series - Vader keeps cloning in TFU2 until he gets what he needs.

And by the way, what you call 'unneeded back stories', I find superior to "unnamed this, unnamed that" that you find on Memory Alpha. Speaking of which, doesn't Memory Beta contain the same sort of info, from the same kinds of sources?
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# 17
04-18-2013, 12:36 PM
At least there will be more Star Was to say ," your worse than Star Trek" to.
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# 18
04-18-2013, 02:56 PM
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Mirrorchaos, I highly recommend that you read "The Hobbit" - it should be available at your local library, if you don't want to buy a copy. Then go on to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. They're some fine writing. You'll spot a lot of differences between the books and their movies, but in the case of LotR, at least (haven't seen "The Hobbit" yet), the changes were made for cinematic reasons - that is, to make a better movie.
thats not what im getting at, some film makers base their films on real events but only 5% of it is actually from the real event and the rest of it exaggerated or made up in order to make it watchable.
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# 19
04-19-2013, 12:30 AM
FRANCHISE DECAY AHOY. This is not going to end well. Nooooooot aaaaat aaaaall.

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The EU sucks. worms that "eat" the force? "LuUke"? Unneeded back stories on every extra that had one millisecond of screen time? bah.
It gets worse. Jedi rabbits, Ghost robots, Luke going mad with power, the Emperors Evil(er) clone, and an almighty solar system destroying superweapon...

....that looks like an Ice Cream Cone.
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# 20
04-19-2013, 12:40 AM
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The EU sucks.
Yeah, seriously. A single-currency economy that ties the economic output of Germany to that of Greece and Spain without regard for-

Oh, you meant Star Wars books.

Yeah, those suck too.
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