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Lit The Force Awakens and the EU [TAGGED spoilers.]

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

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  1. Aayla_Amidala

    Aayla_Amidala Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm not sure why everyone assumes that EU characters can't be used because it will be too confusing to non-EU fans. Everyone survived the prequels just fine with basically all new characters. I remember leaning over to my husband in the theater and saying, "who the hell is Grievous?", but I survived just fine. I'm sure most movie patrons will suspect that the characters continued to live their lives between episodes 6 and 7, and that stuff happened;) I think it would be more strange if the movies picked up with Luke, Leia, and Han with no marriages, no kids, nothing.
     
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  2. phatdude1138

    phatdude1138 Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't want to sound like a jerk, but I honestly can't read all 141 pages to see if this question was answered. Please forgive me if it was:

    In the George Lucas era of EU, there were rules about what characters and stories you could and couldn't write about. Do you think this will still exist? Or is it out the window? If it does exist? Who's making the rules?
     
  3. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    They will, and debatably already are, honor his wishes as a consulting producer, but the difference now is that legally they don't have to. A couple years down the line, when Lucas has other things going on, will be a whole different story.
     
  4. jedimikey

    jedimikey Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Yeah, this. I've been saying this exact same thing for awhile now.

    Explaining anything in the opening synopsis is a big no-no. It'd be like them explaining who Luke's parents were in the synopsis of ANH. Or the synopsis of RotS explaining that Anakin Skywalker had an apprentice for the past severral years...but where is she now? Etc. The synopsis can only explain what is needed for the audience to know what is happening NOW as the story begins. I don't think it will matter to the general audience who Ben's mother is, only that Luke is his father, as long as the plot/story/action is good. There can be references and teasers, of course....like this: "Allana, your grandmother was a great Jedi Knight who fought in the Vong wars..." Or, Ben and Luke pause to regard a statue of Mara in the main hall of the Jedi temple. That sort of thing. Also, D/LFL WANTS new general audience members to go out and buy the latest Visual Guide if they're curious....that's the demographic the Visual Guides are made for, after all. They cerrtainly don't make 'em for us crazy uber-fans whho know everything about Star Wars, anyway.
     
  5. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I just took "cinematic canon" as their new way of saying "G-canon", since it isn't George himself now, simply the movies.
     
  6. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    C-Canon is the new G-Canon? I'm cool with that.
     
  7. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Zahn was asked about that on his facebook, here is his response

    "R2-D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer." Seriously, until you see something on StarWars.com, you should probably chalk it up to internet rumor and go on with your life. Still, it *would* be nice if it were true..."

    Pretty much confirms it's not true
     
  8. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Only if you assume that he'd have responded differently otherwise.
     
  9. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    True dat.

    JJ Abrams ring any bells? He outright said he wasn't directing SW VII.
     
  10. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They hired Kyle Katarn to persuade him to reconsider his position.
     
  11. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    "TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW!!"
     
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  12. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  13. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    Man, it is going to be weird to see Carrie Fisher take this role seriously again. Hamill and Ford haven't spent nearly as much time and effort lampooning their roles.
     
  14. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    WOAH! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    I was expecting it, but still, YAY! :D





    But Artoo was right about trusting that strange computer... ;)
     
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  15. Death T

    Death T Jedi Knight star 1

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    Maybe. But I think they might opt to build a new Star Wars ride/attraction in Tomorrow Land at Magic Kingdom instead. Who knows. Funny enough, one of the first things that came to mind when this deal came to light was new Star Wars rides at DW. [face_laugh]
     
  16. Valin__Kenobi

    Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji star 4 VIP

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  17. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  18. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, that's only 18 more issues, which is a year and a half, probably at least a year or so before VII comes out. And probably still within the frame of DH's current contract, whether or not it gets renewed.
     
  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Only 18 more issues?? Someone start a petition! Stop chopping your series off at the knees, DH!! :mad:
     
  20. Valin__Kenobi

    Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji star 4 VIP

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    [​IMG]
     
  21. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    20 issues in the current marketplace ain't bad really.
     
  22. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Haven't you learned anything from Legacy? 100 issues or it didn't happen.
     
  23. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    http://mobile.businessweek.com/arti...-bought-lucasfilm-and-its-plans-for-star-wars

     
  24. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Lucas quotes are the most unreliable narrator there is :p
     
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  25. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I love/hate that man.
     
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