Lit Disney Wars: Episode 7 and the EU (Spoiler Thread)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. GunganSlayer Jedi Grand Master

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    It's an FPS LucasArts has been developing for some time now, and by all accounts it's basically complete, as it was ready to ship this spring over Xbox Arcade, PS Store, and I think Steam. Basically, it's SW Battlefront on a smaller scale. There's a thread or two about it, as well as 1313, over in the Video Games section of the forums.
  2. MistrX Force Ghost

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    Looks pretty. Probably would have been fun, but it's been a while since I've played any SW video game, so not the biggest loss for me either.
  3. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    It is no different when WEG lost the license to WOTC. Projects that are in the works but not yet finsihed often get canceled when new powers step in. Hell, if we should be bitter about anything, it is the loss of the WEG sourcebook that was going to be devoted to Rogue Squadron. What would be more awesome than a sourcebook devoted to the Rebellion's most famous squadron?

    --Adm. Nick
  4. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  5. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Well, I suppose there is one sourcebook I would pick over the Rogue Squadron one... :p

    --Adm. Nick
  6. Ghost Chosen One

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    What is Nick going to do when they replace Admiral Ackbar with Admiral Binks in the super-special-edition?
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  7. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    The WEG Centrality Sourcebook or the Tapani Gilded Rebellion Campaign? :p
  8. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Ah, but SW Gamer magazine did a passable Centrality source-article... ;)

    But yeah, the loss of the Rogue Squadron SB and the Corporate Sector boxed set is depressing - moreso because WEG went under because of corporate shennanigans (involving the non-game portion of the company).
  9. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Yeah but that was like 10 pages, not a 100+ sourcebook. :( @ Gamer
  10. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    The EU becomes an alternate timeline that diverges from the sequel trilogy timeline during the Endor victory celebration... Episode VII introduces a The Doctor-esque character who can hop back and forth between the timelines. Thus the EU as we know it continues, with heightened interest from fans of Episode VII who want to read about the further adventures of The Doctor.
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    You can still write the Essential Guide to Ackbar, you know...

    Chapter One: "Oh Admiral, My Admiral: How Winter and Ackbar's Torrid Romance Made Waves"
  12. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    I don't think so Jeff, after all what magician repeats a trick so soon? I figure there has to be something but no way are we going to crack it.
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  13. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Well, time travel and alternate dimensions might have been used too recently to not come across cliche, but it's been a few decades since they had someone just step out of the shower, so maybe Abrams'll go back to that. :p

    "Wow... I'm glad that was just a Force Vision. Maybe I'd better not flirt with this Mara girl after all."
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  14. fett 4 Chosen One

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    Its a bit late but my own view on the whole EU thing is that (aside from it's to big and there is much that is not good), I think it will be contradicted for the simple fact that even if they have read the EU, the new writers/people will not care. I think the best chance is that the more well known stuff (ie TTT) may get a nod or referenced but thats it.
  15. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Pity the old "a lot of it isn't any good" excuse won't be enough reason for them to also jettison Jar Jar and forget half the PT ever happened. :p
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  16. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    what is good is in the eye of the beholder. i mean I thougt Truce at Bakura and New Rebellion was good. Quite a few people don't like it. I loved the NJO series,. many don't.
  17. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    That's indeed the great mystery isn't it?

    What's good is impossible to judge objectively... with the exception of Jar Jar Binks, the one and only objectively awful piece of Star Wars, but the one thing that Abrams cannot rid us of. :p
  18. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually not everyone hates Jar Jar Binks! But don't expect them to ignore anything from the PT. Well they technically "can" because it will happened ages ago. I mean pretty much everyone from the PT films are gone.
  19. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    The only thing I see as a major hindrance is the whole of the NJO and the Yuuzhan Vong. Enough time has passed that "The Vong Wars" could be referenced in much the same way as "The Clone Wars" were in ANH... BUT, because it's Luke and Co, that's going to be a major mind frack for older audiences who are going to say "when the kark did that happen?" For the newer and completely new fans, it would absolutely work in much the same way. I mean, not even the PT actually shows much of the Clone Wars. The opening battle and glimpses of a few closing battles. The 3 years of galactic war aren't shown. Same with the Galactic Civil War... we get all of 3 battles in a galactic insurgency.

    Sort of funny, actually, that while there is plenty of action in every Star Wars film most of the Wars are off screen.
  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    Even the "Vong Wars" don't need a mention.

    Just saying that the Rebels formed a new government, and Luke formed a new Jedi Order.
    And of course nothing to contradict the kids.
  21. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Well, let's not forget the (completely unsupported) rumor that Crucible is supposed to address the upcoming changes, or something. Have we gotten any actual official info on that book recently?

    I'm not sure that the Centrality merits a full sourcebook, though.

    The Tion Cluster, however.... DEMANDS IT.
  22. Ghost Chosen One

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    The official blurb for CRUCIBLE says some artifact that can warp space and time is involved.
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  23. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Ah, I see the blurb on Amazon. Well, well... that's certainly interesting...[face_thinking]
  24. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  25. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Pah you could fill 20 pages alone with Gepta and his minions. ;)
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