Clone Wars The Even Piell Centre for Canon and Continuity Catastrophes

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Asharak, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    So far the new SW comic is very self-contained. It's just telling another story in the SW universe. TCW could have easily been as self-contained as that, but that's not what happened.
  2. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    Seeing Star Wars #1 just makes me think of Marvel and confuses me. [face_frustrated]
  3. jaoblias Jedi Master

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    The only problem i have with the series is that period in time right after yavin is so dense in terms of things going on its staring to get a little silly.
  4. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    Can it beat the period in time between TESB and ROTJ for density of content?
  5. jaoblias Jedi Master

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    Hey to be fair half a year passed between those movies and other than SOTE I'm pretty sure there were only a bunch of Marvel comics in that time.
  6. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    The reason why the ANH-TESB gap is so fruitful is because it's an era with a lot of potential. Luke has just joined the Rebellion, having lost his aunt and uncle and learned the truth of his origins. He is becoming a hero of the rebels fresh off of destroying the Death Star. Leia is overcoming the loss of Alderaan and leading the Rebellion. Han, for whatever contrived reason, is still sticking around. Vader discovers that his offspring did survive and gets ideas about overthrowing the Emperor. The rebels continue to fight a low-intensity guerilla war against the Empire, complete with exploration of the reasons for the conflict.

    It's no wonder that writers - both the fan and contracted official ones - are so interested in this era. It's immensely marketable. Quite honestly, I'd do the same if I were in their position.
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  7. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Have you actually read the EU before you make a blanket statement that it isn't very good? I find that a lot of people who are against the EU are specifically against the written material. I've yet to see someone declare KOTOR 1 or 2 non canon. Probably because they actually experienced it. Who cares about books these days?
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  8. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    ...

    I hate young people.
  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I've only read some of the books and a couple of the comics and I still think a lot of the EU is great.
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  10. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    I was being rhetorical. I love the EU, and I love books. But a lot of the time when I see these "EU Doesn't matter" debates, they are always targeting books specifically.
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  11. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    Ah, my inability to detect that over the internet when I'm tired. My apologies. [face_peace]

    I'd agree, however.
  12. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    We should both go to bed.

    I'll get the lube, you light the candles.
  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Off topic, but...I throw books at kids for a living.

    Not literally. Shut up.

    I encourage them to read and don't set limits on what they read. Back in my day (*hobbles away on walker, takes a shot of Metamucil*) comics were considered subpar. Now? Fuggitaboutit. Comics are awesome. I order comics for the library, a new set every month. I've got about 10 sets of Star Wars comics alone. I've got historical events in comic form and comic book style tours of the human body. (Not those parts. Shut up, again. Yeah, you with the dirty mind.)

    Read comics if that's what you like. Just read, dammit.
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  14. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    I don't want to put matches near lube. Could be... unfortunate.
  15. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    Ehhh.... I think comics are a different ball of wax than novels. Because one of the cliche selling points of novels is the use of imagination, or like if someone's comparing a film to it's novel counterpart, they might complain that a character in the film is in no way like they pictured him/her in their mind. Comics are visual and really take about as much imagination out of it as a film does, aside from the fact that the images don't move, so you have to fill in those gaps I suppose.

    Comics historically were cheap, disposable entertainment. Today, not so much. Not cheap at all especially if you're looking at something like an issue of the Marvel NOW relaunch that includes mandatory purchase of a code for a digital copy of the comic for a total of about $4 for 20 pages of entertainment, but they still offer rapidly released entertainment in monthly or bi-monthly releases and some series have gone on for decades.

    But yeah, I still think it's a whole different beast from novels. Novels seems to carry the connotation of a more sophisticated form of entertainment than something like television or film. I don't think comics do.
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  16. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    Fine, I'll go in dry if it worries you so much.
  17. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    ...
  18. jaoblias Jedi Master

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    i think this would be worse for you then him, Cylons are know for "rusty tailpipes" if you know what i'm saying.
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  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Come on, guys, unless you live in a closet, this isn't difficult.

    Keep the lube several feet from the candles.
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  20. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    That's racist.

    I think the problem here is that I'm trying to stay in the closet, but Fanboy destroyed it. ;)
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  21. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    Dude, I keep telling him it's fine, they're all on high shelves well out of the way of the bed but he's so paranoid about it.
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  22. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    And I keep telling YOU we need a new bed. This one shakes way too much, those candles are gonna fall.
  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I understand. I have always been one who is too paranoid to find candles romantic. :p
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  24. jaoblias Jedi Master

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    THE FORCE.NET
    AFTER DARK
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  25. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    Relevant
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