I wanted to start this thread.. though it may only get a few replies.. because it is such a big deal for me.. I started reading the EU as it is referred to now.. before the EU existed..in 1977.. before anyone could say GL didn't say it.. so it isn't so... to note. GL licensed and gave rights to authors to move his story along.. yet when GL disagrees he just writes his own endings and figures we won't care that we read something completely different in one of the EU books.. so how do you view the Star Wars Universe.. do you think only canon counts.. or do you think ALL the star wars universe counts.. I am a believer in the EU. point to note.. boba fett died in the sarlacc.. but yet.. he goes on to live for another story.. surviving the sarlacc point to note.. padme dies in childbirth... yet.. in the ROTJ novel... she is remembered not just by Leia.. but by Luke as well.. point to note.. from hal.. leia was 16.. luke was 19.. I have not read that.. but.. I can explain this one.. same as the others above.. Leia was perhaps told that age to prevent anyone in the empire from suspecting she was the child of anakin.. forget that she was already on the planet three years before.. I can't explain everything away..