Discussion Official Sequel Trilogy / Legends / Expanded Universe discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by YoureNotJonesy, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus/2014 Celebrity Deadpool Winner

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    He just needed a better translator.
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  2. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Yeah, it has been stated that lightsabers usually cauterize the wounds they make. This being the first time we see a lightsaber used on someone, I'm not sure George had thought of that yet.
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  3. bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, Darth Maul also squirts a bit of a bloody mist when he is cut down. And Obi-Wan clearly has blood on him where he was jabbed by Dooku's saber in AotC.
  4. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    Yeah, I think I No Prized an explanation that some sentient's physiology doesn't cauterize their wounds. Same with Maul with the bloody burst that happens.
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  5. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Does he? I always thought those were burns. The cauterizing thing was to keep Star Wars from getting too bloody, I believe. Anakin never bled from his wounds. Neither did Luke. But yeah, there are some exceptions.
  6. bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmm, looking at it again (oh, the convenience of YouTube) I think you're probably right. A bit hard to tell, though.
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  7. Pat Darksider Force Ghost

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    Pat Darksider threw 6-faced die for: Total: 16
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  8. Krueger Chosen One

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    We all knew this would happen. Deep down, we did. There was no way post-ROTJ EU was going to survive the purge that is Episode 7. No way. In terms of the PT era: for now, yes, I suppose Disney does have no interest in that period. Reason being the ST and Rebels is more closely linked to the OT than the PT. I'm sure they'll delve into the pre-TPM period in time, and maybe the PT era itself.

    Your Doomsayers post is unfounded.
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  9. The Shrike Jedi Master

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    The EU will basically become an alternate expanded universe, but what the directive to Hasbro says to me is Disney intends to use some of it's characters, but with altered names/storylines, therefore they want Hasbro to stop making the existing ones to avoid the inevitable confusion they would cause.
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  10. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    No, the old EU is done everything from now on is canon, the purpose of the Story Group is to unify everything new.
    They've eliminated the Hierarchy, all future stories, Movie, TV, Netflix, Comics, and books will be in the same universe, and continuity.
    Their will be no more canon levels.

    It will no longer be an expanded univese just the Star Wars Universe, under Disney.
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  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The EU....like your franchise....is now mine!
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  12. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    PT era has been the driving force of Star Wars since 1999. Not that I dislike it or anything, but I'm cool with focus on the ST/Rebels/some dipping into the OT. Mostly ST, though is what I'm looking forward to.
  13. The Shrike Jedi Master

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    Yes, everything from now on is cannon, and they are deciding what characters/storylines from the EU are interesting enough to incorporate into the storyline going forward. Character names will be changed to avoid confusion with ones in the pre existing, but now defunct E.U.
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  14. Darth Claire Chosen One

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    Yep.....old EU is dead. Anybody wanna hold a funeral and say some nice touching words? Anybody?....ok

    Anywho...here's hoping the new EU is good
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  15. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    When they announced that the TCW bonus content was going on Netflix, it also said that they would be getting original Star Wars content in 2016
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  16. The Shrike Jedi Master

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    I feel bad for the people who read most of the EU novels.

    I only read them until what happened to Chewy, then gave up, which was pretty early on.

    They're basically fan fiction now, but with much better writers.
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  17. Ryus Force Ghost

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    Hope they at let honor names to some degree... like Jaina Solo becoming Nomi Jaina Solo (of course only referred to in full once, maybe even just written in Basic on her ID or something and fans translate it later and have there fangushing moment then), or the new Mara Jade once had that cover name but her real name is _______ and her and Luke still joke about how bad her cover name was when they first meet. Just throwing out some ideas of ways they could at least honor the EU characters if they choose not to use their names.

    For the record, yes I've read most of the EU... I've wanted the plot of the EU burned to the ground for ages though, but have wanted key EU charcters to carry over into a new verse.
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  18. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    Now we're entering a new era.

    these are the members of the Story Group
    who work with people from Movies, TV, books, Netflix, comics, and games.

    Kiri Hart - Development Lead
    Carrie Beck - Director, Creative Content Strategy
    Diana Williams - Producer, Franchise Synergy
    Pablo Hidalgo - Brand Communications Manager
    Leland Chee - Keeper of the Holocron
  19. thecurseofchris Jedi Master

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    Do you guys think that the current EU books will stop getting published?
  20. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    We'll see as we get closer to the new movies.
  21. Beezer Force Ghost

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    Oh, you'd be amazed at how many people didn't know this would happen. I have had many arguments to that end over the past few months.
  22. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    I don't think the post ROTJ EU is going to be utterly decimated, I think there's a good chance that there will be many cherry-picked elements used to flesh out the world, if not be beholden to how they were used in the EU Exactly As Exactly As Their Wookipedia Article Describes Them Exactly. TCW used a lot of EU, it just didn't take it as gospel, but a source, which is what I think the ST will do.

    As a wise Architect once said to his unknowing pawn:

    [IMG]
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  23. Beezer Force Ghost

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    They have to honor contracts already in place and deals already signed but yes, I think the current post-ROTJ EU will stop being published in its current form. I doubt they'll do much to KOTOR since there's really no need to make any changes there, but the post-ROTJ EU is in for a major overhaul.
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  24. The Kulvax Sisters Jedi Master

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    I personally do not believe they will bother treading into the Old Republic 'Old Sith Wars' eras and whatnot, it would not do them well to retcon the KotOR series and SWTOR, BiOWare/Obsidian has tried very very hard to create a perfectly consistent timeline for back then, given that EA just got the decade long license, it's probably a good idea not to PO BiOWare considering how much work they could do in co-operation with the Story Group to set up New-Star Wars.

    I reckon Pre-TPM is largely safe, with some elements being changed or dropped, I also don't believe that they'd be stupid enough to end TCW with one of the biggest retcons of all time: Korriban into Moriband, there is likely some confusion or something else going on.
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  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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