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

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

  1. The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost

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    What, you don't want to engage in the continuity debate to end all continuity debates?
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  2. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    I think that the reason that the entire EU was declared Legends is that much (if not all) of the EU depended on certain events happening post-ROTJ. For example, the entire Old Republic era depended on the Jedi Academy Trilogy occuring.
  3. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    Uh, no it isn't. I'm pretty sure the removal of later events would not affect past events. Not even Lucasfilm continuity guardians are that dense and convoluted in how they think.
  4. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Please avoid getting so personal. Attack arguments, not people.
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  5. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    edit: nvm
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  6. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    *coughYoda'sfirstvisittoDagobahcough*
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  7. The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost

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    Not the best example, because it turned out to be good policy, albeit for the wrong reasons. After all, his visit in the TCW arc was clearly meant to be his first, and the cave was already filled with dark side energy. So the old Bpfasshi Dark Jedi backstory still wouldn't have worked.
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  8. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    The "Minch vs Dark Jedi, on Dagobah" story, on the other hand, still works.
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  9. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Oh come on, you're all dancing around the big boys....

    3 million clonetroopers vs how long is a Super Star Destroyer once more?
  10. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    I thought the big one was whether Cad Bane does he contradict EU or not.

    Was the policy really all that good? TCW would have managed to decanonize any earlier visit with the wave of a hand, it didn't need an intermediary to prepare the canon landscape for it. And even if you give a lot of leeway to the fact that the "first visit to Dagobah in ROTS' deleted scene" ruling might have been intended at its time, officially it was based on a vague description in a shooting script. So neither did Lucas say "I want that", nor did it turn out that he wanted it since TCW didn't care either. In this case, the continuity guardian spent time on interpreting vague lines without any positive effect whatsoever.
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    That is the least of the problems that arc had, especially in relation to what happens in ROTS.
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  12. The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost

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    Well, we actually went through all this at great length when the episode first came out, and many of us didn't see any problems with it in that regard.
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  13. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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  14. TrandoJedi Force Ghost

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  15. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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    Actually the best part of that page is the pics from the 90s and late 80s, which makes me now reimagine the whole Bantam era with the look:

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  16. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    I foresee this picture being re-purposed for future covers of post ROTJ / pre Ep. 7 NEU novels.
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  17. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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    I know right?

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    He played the villain in the movie Slipstream which seems to be viewable in its entirety on YouTube here. Just going by stills he looks Luke cosplaying as the War Doctor.
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  18. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Oh if he is just triping on Dagobah and remembers nothing of it, there is no problem, otherwise, yeah... :rolleyes:
  19. Matt Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope whatever animated series takes place between Ep 6 and Ep 7 adopts that look.

    Please.....

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  20. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    VK -- that top image looks awfully like Invasion's NJO Luke, except with facial hair added. It was a cool look, especially as we never really saw Luke aging at all on US book covers.
  21. Matt Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    I dunno, Vector Prime had a haggard looking Luke for being just in his early forties.

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  24. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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    Yeah, before the NJO they kept reusing the same OT stills for every cover. I realize they didn't have the licensing permissions for photo reference of the actors outside the movies, but when you're painting the covers how hard could it have been to throw a little aging on there?

    The funny thing is that apparently Slipstream dropped into the public domain, so future artists should be able to use it as much as they want. :p
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  25. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    And then after NJO they started using photoshopped versions of the old stills, or at least drawings based on them. 'Cause that makes total sense.