Are Movie Novels Cannon?

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  1. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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  2. SirLancelot Jedi Master

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    not ANOTHER cannon debate.

    yes the novelizations are considered cannon
  3. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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  4. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    Do you mean the novelizations? Either way, there are two definitions of cannon.

    One basically says "Anything that doesn't have an "Infinities" logo is cannon." According to that definition they most certainly are.

    The other definition says that "Only the movies are absolute cannon." If you use that definition, the novelizations aren't, although most consider them slightly more cannon than the rest of the EU.
  5. Nichos_Marr Jedi Master

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    Canon

    Not Cannon :p

    Daughter of Yubyub has it right.

  6. SirLancelot Jedi Master

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    i should correct myself, as long as they dont have an infinities mark on them they are.

    try to stear clear of the infinities comics unless you want to see a real screwey alternat universe type thing
  7. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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    I wasn't trying to start a debate. I was just curious.





    Thanx for the input all, especially the correct spelling of CANON.
  8. Kwenn Force Ghost

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    Seeing as the movie novels and the movies share the same story, it's safe to say they are canon.
    Infinities definately isn't.
    Everything else kinda goes inbetween. You either consider it canon or you don't. But the movie books are.
  9. Master-Jedi-Smith Jedi Master

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    YoungPadawanLearner,

    Didn't I tell you to be careful about this subject?

    I'm pretty sure I did, because you have the same icon as I do.

    (Note: please disregard this if you didn't ask in a previous thread what cannon was. I'm too lazy to look back. :) )

    Latre! :D


    Edit: Okay, I looked back, and I did. Here it is.

    "Date Posted: 7/7 8:05pm Subject: RE: I have a stupid question

    Phew, I thought for a second that I made this tread. Then I saw the user name, and knew that I didn't.

    Canon: Touchy subject from what I have seen during my month+ time here.

    My advise, tread lightly when you think something might be canon, because there is always someone else who will tell you you are wrong.

    Latre! :D "
  10. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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    Master-Jedi-Smith, yes you did warn me about this subject, I should have listened to you. well at least i'm getting experence out of this. :)
  11. Master-Jedi-Smith Jedi Master

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    You're learning my YoungPadawanLearner. ;)

    You're learning. :)

    Latre! :D
  12. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    They sure are. But just remember that they are on the same "officiality" level as any other piece of EU. Just keep that in mind.
  13. Jake_Barnes Jedi Master

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    Not canon. Not "cannon" either.
  14. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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    Thank You, Master-













    Jedi-Smith :)


  15. JediLord Force Ghost

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    This is not meant to start a war, b/c we know my opinion on anon, but if the novels include deleted scenes, which i think we all agree are not canon, then doesn't that make the novelizations not canon?
  16. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Why would the inclusion of extra scenes in a novel suddenly make it not canon? I don't see that clause anywhere in LFL's policy.
  17. JediLord Force Ghost

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    This is not about a clasue. LFL doesn't tell me what to believe about SW.

    If a scene is deleted from the movie, like Obi Wan telling Luke about him and Anakin fighting and the lava pit, but that scene is cut from the film due to the fact that GL did not want to go with that part of the story, then if it is in the novel, that part of it cannot be canon. Not the whole novel, but that scene without a doubt.
  18. Jake_Barnes Jedi Master

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    LFL's policy is not canon.

    :D
  19. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    If a scene is deleted from the movie, like Obi Wan telling Luke about him and Anakin fighting and the lava pit, but that scene is cut from the film due to the fact that GL did not want to go with that part of the story, then if it is in the novel, that part of it cannot be canon.

    Why not? PPOR.

    Not the whole novel, but that scene without a doubt.

    There is some doubt. Your views are totally different from LFL's policy.

    The policy clearly says that everything without an Infinities label is canon. You are free to agree or disagree with that as you choose, but it is the only policy we have on the subject, so there is no reason not to follow it.
  20. JediLord Force Ghost

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    There is great reason to not follow it: B/C I disagree with it.

    I believe that in the Annotated Screenplays or somewhere else, I KNOW I have read that GL took that scene out b/c he did not want it to conflict with the prequel trilogy. I will look for a source, but I know someone can back me up on this one.
  21. Master-Jedi-Smith Jedi Master

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    You are welcomed my YoungPadawanLearner. ;)


    Another great example about what I was talking about right above this post, wouldn't you agree? :)


    Latre! :D
  22. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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  23. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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    Is this when one would say "up"?
  24. Master-Jedi-Smith Jedi Master

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    Once again, it depends on who you ask. :)

    Some would say that you only "up" it when it has sunk down a few pages.

    Others would say it is okay to do so whenever you think it needs to be.

    Others will do it for you if they like the topic.

    I say, why not, it's your thread! :D



    Latre! :D
  25. YoungPadawanLearner Jedi Master

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