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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    IF Lucas had actually pulled off the PT and not made other dubious decisions since then the net conversations about it all simply wouldn't exist.
  2. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    It's a matter of inevitability, because there's a good chance in another year those two things will be true!

    But Lucas does reserve the right to contradict himself.
  3. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    See the way to change your mind in a virtual age is the way Joe Q did it a couple of Spider-Men mini which was, in effect to say: "I'm not allowed to change my mind years later?" He didn't opt for the: "Oh but I really had this masterplan which... "

    Depending on the line I can't guarantee I'd be happy about it, but Lucas'd at least get points for honesty if just came out with: Yeah, it was 9 eps but I made it 6 and changed the focus to Anakin.
  4. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I think originally it was 12. He could never keep his story straight.

    I'm not sure if he's deliberately lying or if he's just so apathetic that he genuinely doesn't remember what he was thinking at the time. Because Lucas strikes me as someone that doesn't take Star Wars very seriously.
  5. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    No doubt. I'm just pointing out that the whole "what George says is highest canon" thing always seemed, to me, like it basically came down to cherry picking on the part of the continuity PTB.
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  6. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Oh, I'm not at all convinced, rather the converse - especially where the PT concerned! Had he not been so set on making a Big Serious Statement (tm) the PT might have turned out better.
  7. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I always found the situation to be bizarre insofar as that they take the most random and arbitrary off-the-cuff remarks that he makes and institute them -- sometimes seemingly misinterpreting them -- while at the same time they have stuff in the EU that seems to violate his intent if not directly then in spirit.

    Like the whole situation with the Wookiee Jedi. We don't get the whole picture so it's hard to figure what the deal was, but I wouldn't be surprised if George rejected a Wookiee Jedi character for some project for reasons known only to himself, and TPTB chose to interpret it as "Wookiee can't be Jedi" and instituted the moratorium. Then Lucas includes one in TCW and suddenly "George never had a moratorium on Wookiee Jedi." It's true, he probably didn't, but TPTB instituted one erroneously on his behalf because they're overzealous in enforcing his "vision."

    OTOH, it's possible that Lucas did make such a claim that there can be no Wookiee Jedi, and then changed his mind.
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  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Relatedly, no one resents OMD more than I do, but even I'll admit Quesada never made much of a secret out of wanting to undo the marriage. The Lucasian strategy would've been to say that JMS' run was always leading to that.
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  9. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    You're on your own Coop! I'm not touching OMD, that's a thread-WMD right there!
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  10. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Hey, look at this guy:

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  11. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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  12. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Why is not Trevas doing cover art for the books?
  13. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Because he is a good artist, but only so-so with photoshop. :p
  14. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Considering I've picked out what parts of his pics used Photoshop, the last part of that statement is true. :p
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  15. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Darth Suit. [face_laugh]

    WANT.

    Makes me think of Secret of My Success when Michael J. Fox's character is told not to talk to the suits.
  16. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I think there were some wires crossed, somewhere. :p
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  17. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Speaking of crossed wires, I'm just gonna leave this here.

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  18. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    I can get behind Wolverine as a Jedi. What I can't get behind is that his eyes are looking off in two different directions.
  19. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    I have not been to Worth1000 in years. I should see what I have missed. Same with McSweeneys.
  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    "Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."

    Technical difficulties?
  22. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  23. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Pablo's twitter died?
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  24. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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  25. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    No, I think it's shut down completely. I had him in my follow list, and he's gone now, as are all of his tweets. [face_shhh]
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