Oh, I am well aware of what some anonymous contributor to the Wookieepedia wrote regarding canon levels. Like I said, I'm here to discuss the movies. And if something had to be retcon explained in some interview somewhere, then that would qualify as a failing of the films. Sorry but that's just not true. As you yourself admitted above, there are differing canon levels. And don't even get me started on how many things within the EU contradict other things within the EU. I have some really, really atrocious 30+ year old Star Wars Marvel Comics. Are those "Part of the same ongoing saga" too? Are we going to have to discuss the impact Queen Sarna had on the Star Wars Galaxy? Lucas himself admitted he doesn't follow the EU. But since he wants to sell books and TV shows and comics to the fanboys, he has to say "oh, uh, yeah.... the EU is canon.... yup, that's the ticket, it sure is! So everyone read those books and comics and watch the TV show 'cuz it's all official!" But when it came time to make the prequels (and now that it is time to make the sequels), we saw beyond any doubt how worthless the EU is. Anything you thought you knew got thrown away when it came time to make the films.