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Discussion Poll: Should the EU be canned?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Viron, Feb 25, 2013.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Clean slate. Let Abrams and co decide where the story goes.

    50.0%
  2. Keep the EU. Incorporate the books already available.

    50.0%
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  1. Viron

    Viron Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 21, 2013
    What do you think?
     
  2. yodasbum

    yodasbum Jedi Master star 2

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    In before this gets locked!
     
  3. Viron

    Viron Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 21, 2013
    Solid contribution to the thread. ^

    I didn't see this already being discussed?
     
  4. Nubbs

    Nubbs Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 16, 2013
    It would be nice to keep the poll open even if the responses were locked because I want to see some raw numbers. I would like a third option along the lines of "New story but try not to steamroll the EU if possible". Neither choice appeals to me.
     
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  5. Viron

    Viron Jedi Youngling

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    Or at least add the poll to where this gets merged to. I'd definitely be interested in seeing what the general consensus is.

    Can't edit the poll or I would have added that ^
     
  6. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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  7. Darth Sone

    Darth Sone Jedi Knight star 1

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    Clean slate. I don't mind using ideas from the EU, so long as the ST isn't based on it and relies on it completely.
     
  8. Viron

    Viron Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 21, 2013
    My problem with the some of the novels is them going too far out. A couple of them are almost like reading books from a completely different series.

    At the same time I do like some of the concepts that they have produced.

    I do think a clean slate is the better option of the two though.
     
  9. Lord Chazza

    Lord Chazza Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Wasn't the EU always canned? It's been canned from the very beginning.
     
  10. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Nope. You made that up.
     
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  11. GlueParkEnigma

    GlueParkEnigma Jedi Knight star 1

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    Nov 10, 2012
    Only if it needs to be. Don't need to can the whole lot, just anything that's deemed Important for the story of the ST


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  12. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Jan 3, 2013
    I agree, sort of - I don't care much about preserving the EU, but these are overly binary choices. And I also agree that the poll serves as a useful supplement to the existing thread, which is why I hope this doesn't get locked.
     
  13. Samayel_

    Samayel_ Jedi Knight star 2

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    Sep 26, 2012
    i dont want an story that depends on the EU, i mean, you NEED to read something to understand what´s happening in the movie.... but it would be aweful and many fans will be pissed if they just DELETE the EU from the main continuity....
    i hope to see Ben and Jaina, if their characters are slightly different, i can live with that.... and if the EU has shown us something, is that it can be fixed itself and it´s very flexible.... i believe that SOTJ trology is a bridge from the main EU to an pre ST EU.... killing characters that don´t going to be part of the ST, adding another characters, etc.
    but please.... don´t reboot the entire EU, the movie needs to be good by itself and not be dependent of previous EU material, but it dosen´t means that the previous material needs to be erased.
     
  14. Lord Chazza

    Lord Chazza Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 4, 2013
    Well. not really. Lucas has said right from the very beginning that the stuff on the silver screen is the highest possible canon and that anything else can be trampled all over as and when Mr Lucas wishes.
     
  15. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 13, 2012
    EU all the way 45-50ABY is a clean slate .....characters already developed NO NEED TO CAN IT WHAT SO EVER !........
     
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  16. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    We have a thread for discussing the EU. It's stickied and everything.
     
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