Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.
At least they know the difference between a Duros and a Chiss.
wait for the Sequels... when they have a Thrawn character.. and he IS a Duros cause Chiss are too human looking EU stuff
This is what i am afraid of happening now...
But... but... that would contradict the EU!
Well, Cad Bane already does, so why wouldn't Thrawn?
He took a species-change surgery.
Morpheus asked if he takes the blue or the red pill.... that's what happens when he took both!
Can't. Look. Away.
This Chiss-Duros thing going on, is amusing to me. I don't know why I find it so humorous!
None of us do. Which just makes it funnier.
So before this thread becomes entirely kteified and baned and whatnot, here's what I would've said if I had been around when Zorrixor said this:
This got me thinking. I guess you could actually be right in that they might not choose to put out books and comics in the vein of the current EU, that "continue the story" from the movies, because they might want to do that in other movies, TV series, maybe little short films like in the Marvel movieverse etc.
But that doesn't mean we don't get any Expanded Universe at all. What if instead of "pushing on the plot" in one direction (as much of the recent EU has been doing) they decide to focus on "expanding" the movies themselves as much as possible -- by telling stories that run parallel to the main plot, exploring the fates of secondary characters (and tertiary characters, and background extras... think Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina), developing the planets, places and situations seen in the movies in depth...?
Of course you could see that as just "Battle of Hoth, and oh, more Battle of Hoth", but if done well, I think it could be pretty awesome. Personally, this is the sort of EU that I've always liked best -- the one that adds depth to an existing story (think I, Jedi; WEG sourcebooks; the early Tales anthologies; Invasion) rather than trying to continue that story too far beyond its logical conclusion. So if they go in that direction... I might actually be in again.
while more expansion of each movie would rock, it'd be a great loss to the overall EU and the characters we came to love! I'd hate this as much as I'd love this. point is though, I doubt it will happen like this because then they'd either ruin their own moviecentric EU with the next movie not being bound by that EU contradicting it (like Marvel and others..). the only solution is an EU as we got it, maybe with more of a grandvision and more blank spots saved for movies like clone war era had once been. Or an EU that explores Eu characters onwards and even far away from the movies while keeping the big cast for movie only and movieexpanding EU only to prevent the most likely contradictions with the next movies using mostly the main cast and less the expansions.thus, more X-Wing, and such spinoffs for the EU with the movies dealing with the Big Three or the NEW big three etc. with the EU like WEG expanding a lot but having non-moviecharacters in the centerstage and moviecast and secondary cast as cameos only, think like Galaxy of Fear did it.
I still get random 'likes' from that thread.
Amazing how something random becomes a 'thing'.
I don't... I don't understand.
THAT is why you FAIL.
LOL Ulicus just got totally pwned by Ulicus! XD
I'm not sure what just happened.
None of us are. Which just makes Uli weirder.
I'm not sure we are needed in this discussion anymore.
I'd follow a thread where Ulicus carries a conversation with himself. At least until the first awkward silence hits.
Afraid of happening? They've sold t-shirts with Vader on the Dumbo Ride at Star Tours for years now.
Vader: "I'm on the leader."
In the words of Luke Skywalker: THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
I've always enjoyed stories like that as well, but being done well is indeed the catch, as often direct tie-ins are derivative works at their very worst (TOR novels, I'm looking at you).
In the long run, I also feel it is a guaranteed recipe for the abandonment of a singular universe, as when you start cramming ever more stories into the same timeframe, you end up with a TCW situation where worrying about "the" EU goes out the window and they just become spin-off stories without any intention of all neatly meshing together into one expanded universe. Even the history of the OT shows how much of Marvel has been superseded, so if all you end up with is extra padding directly around the movies, you're destined to end up with all characters ending up like Boba Fett, with their history rewritten repeatedly over the years.
The stories can still be enjoyable, but it's why I'm very hesitant about there being an "expanded universe" after the ST in the same form as the current one as for every Star Wood that works to fit itself in with minimal conflicts you'll get a Ryloth that doesn't rotate.
I really feel like as EU fans, it's hard for us to trust our instincts on this kinda thing--yeah, Ryloth rotated, but that was the Creator Himself reaching down from on high and specifically instructing the writers to do that. With him out of the picture there's no reason to assume future tie-in writers (or Michael Arndt, for that matter) won't be Brian Woods. We're like a puppy that was kicked by its previous owner and now expects everyone else to be the same way.
Come to that, the only precedent we have for SW even attempting to "lure" writers with an explicit promise of no continuity strings was Tales, and look how that turned out.
^^^ I saw this and giggled out loud, not quite a laugh, but a giggle....