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Ewok Adventures etc - EU?

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Jonas_Quinn, Jun 2, 2004.

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  1. Jonas_Quinn

    Jonas_Quinn Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Hi,

    Do the Ewok Adventures count as EU or are they canon?
     
  2. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Both. The EU is canon. While you may not be all that familiar with the various fine nuances of the continuity of the Star Wars universe, there's a pretty simple breakdown:

    1. Anything (officially) Star Wars that's not Infinities is canon.
    2. The six-part Star Wars movie saga (Star Wars: Episodes I through VI) is absolute canon.

    So, yes, the Ewok Adventures are both canon as well as EU. However, despite Lucas' own very substantial and personal involvement, they are not absolute canon like the "Star Wars movies" are.
     
  3. Lank_Pavail

    Lank_Pavail Jedi Knight star 7

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    Not to derail the thread, but does this mean that the Holiday Speical is absoloute canon too? [face_worried]
     
  4. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Don't you use bad language in this forum! :mad:

    well i guess it depends on your point of view...
     
  5. lexu

    lexu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Is the Holiday Special EU? I see a new fan club in the EUC's future!

    Oh yes, yes I would.
     
  6. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, Lank. In fact, in unsubstantiated EUCNN interview, George Lucas told the interviewer that his sole reason for even thinking up the screenplay to his 1977 Star Wars movie was for the ultimate goal of bringing the Star Wars Holiday Special to TV. At the time he had the Star Wars Holiday Special concept, however, he lacked the resources to create it and have it carried on a major network TV. That would only come with the success of a major motion picture.

    So, in actuality, everything Star Wars was created for the sole purpose of being able to create the Holiday Special.

    Or at least that's the impression I got from that EUCNN interview.
     
  7. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

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    What have you been toking on Ghengis ? :p


    The Holliday special was a result of Lucas abusing controlled substances, and having a large debt to an unknown figure who lives in a unregisterd manor/villa in the middle ou the colombian rain forest.
     
  8. Jonas_Quinn

    Jonas_Quinn Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Finally... the OS is exploring the Ewok Adventures!!!

    http://www.starwars.com/databank/updates/news20041112.html

    BTW, where's the Ewok Adventures fanclub?
     
  9. Imperial_Hammer

    Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I'll have to agree with Wes there...

    That sounds a bit fishy Genghis.... not that I doubt your supreme Star Warsy knowledge.... but are you sure you heard him right?
     
  10. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Rewritten


    1. Anything (officially) Star Wars that's not Infinities is canon.
    2. The six-part Star Wars movie saga (Star Wars: Episodes I through VI) is absolute canon. (until Lucas decides to 'edit' it once again. Next up ? Gilbert Godfrey as Luke.)
    3. the NJO is not canon due to conflicting with the EU.
     
  11. Pellaeon-Firke

    Pellaeon-Firke Jedi Knight star 5

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    Take 3:

    1. All official Star Wars material not from Star Wars Tales #1-20 or marked with an Infinities sign is canon.
    2. All movies and derivatives thereof are absolute canon.
    3. The NJO is canon, as it does not contradict continuity.*

    *Despite what Wes says, there are reasons for any perceived changes between YJK and NJO. Oh, and characterizations aren't an issue of continuity, as they are subject to interpretations.
     
  12. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

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    P-F's wrong, so ignore em.
     
  13. Iron_Fist

    Iron_Fist Jedi Knight star 5

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    Wes, you can't tinker with continuity to add or delete stuff you personally don't like. If I wanted to be really technical, I could say TPM should not be regarded as canon because Jabba character was far too nice in it to be the evil prick in ESB who wants and gets Han in carbonite. Ignoring the very dodgy example, it doesn't work that way. Pellaeon's spot on. ;) :p :)

    I_F
     
  14. Wes_Janson

    Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling star 5

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    How was Jabba nice in the PT ?


    And charactherization is VERY important to continuity.

    Said characterization was butcherd in NJO.

    NJP is not canon.
     
  15. NaboosPrincess

    NaboosPrincess Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We are not having a canon debate in here. Please stick to the topic.
     
  16. LordJoda-181

    LordJoda-181 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    NP The Idea of an Ewok Adventure fanclub sounds good especially with the DVDs coming out. Should we start a new thread or could you change the title?
     
  17. NaboosPrincess

    NaboosPrincess Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh that's right, the DVDs are almost here. Exciting. :D You might just want to start a new thread but I can always change the title, too.
     
  18. LordJoda-181

    LordJoda-181 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll start one
     
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