Zahn, Lucas, or Tolkein

Discussion in 'Literature' started by ThrawnFreak, Oct 3, 2001.

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Zahn, Lucas, or Tolkein

Poll closed Mar 28, 2012.
Zahn 13 vote(s) 16.0%
Lucas 34 vote(s) 42.0%
Tolkein 34 vote(s) 42.0%
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  1. RogueJaina Jedi Master

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    Jul 6, 2001
    star 4
    I think Zahn would look the best as a purple bunny.
  2. Arabwel Jedi Knight

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    Sep 20, 2001
    star 2
    Tolkien.

    Why?

    Easy.

    Every other modern fantasy, including space opera fantasy like Star Wars, is abased on his work. (Pingvin would be proud... my old history teacher, used to always tell me that...)

    And, he used my native language as the base for his Elven, and read our national epic with a dictionary.

    Ara
    (Gotta run, late for a class!)
  3. Jedi-Rascal Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 13, 2001
    star 1
    be obstinate Jedi Rascal!

    Oh I'm obstinate. Ask Bib in the games forum! ;)
  4. ThrawnFreak Jedi Knight

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    Mar 30, 2001
    Sorry everyone; I spelled Tolkien wrong in the poll...I forgot which way it was :( LONG LIVE TOLKIEN!(btw i do know he is dead) I would have let lucas live if it wasnt for TPM!;)
    amen bib! ;)
  5. Emiaj Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2001
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    Pratchett (only 12 days 'til The Last Hero. WooHoo!)
  6. suncrusherX Jedi Knight

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    Why is lucas garnering so many votes? The man has yet to write a star wars novel. Yes, you read that correctly. Tolkien, nuff said. Zahn, reignited the eu. Lucas...uhh, didn't he co-author some Nonsw fantasy series or something?
  7. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 16, 1999
    star 6
    Lucas wrote Star Wars. Yes, he didn't write the novel. But hes the dude that locks himself in his office and writes Star Wars out on a notepad. Hes the guy that overlooks everything. He is Star Wars. Hes not God. But he is Star Wars.
  8. Lott_Dod Jedi Master

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    Mar 19, 2001
    star 4
    I think Lucas is the best storyteller (but I haven't read Tolkien yet).
  9. JadedofMara Jedi Master

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    Sep 16, 2001
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    you guys...lucas DID write the novelization of ANH, which was the best moive novelization that i have ever read. He just doesnt measure up to tolkien...i mean, tolkien was the ORIGINAL.
  10. Knight1192 Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Star Wars is based on Tolkien? Sorry, but there I must disagree. Star Wars is based more on mythology than the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings, or any Tolkien work for that matter. Likewise, Tolkien's works are more likely to be based on mythology.
  11. Anakin SkySolo Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 1999
    star 4
    JadedOfMara--

    Um...no, George Lucas did not write the novelization of A New Hope. He's CREDITED with being the author, but Alan Dean Foster was the actual author. Foster was hired by Lucas to write the first two Star Wars novels--one based on GL's script, which appeared under Lucas's name, and one written as a possible sequel to the first Star Wars film. That second book was published under Foster's name, and was called Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Lucas chose a different direction for a sequel, so SotME became the first EU novel.
  12. Knight1192 Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 5, 2000
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    He's right. Foster was a ghost writer when he wrote the novelization to ANH. I've seen it mentioned on here and a few other places. I believe the official site even says so.
  13. Arabwel Jedi Knight

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    Sep 20, 2001
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    What I am saying in my last post was that Toliken gave the general direction of epic fantasy, and SW if anything is Cosmic Epic Fantasy.

    Ara
    (Too tired for her own good...)
  14. CloneofPhanan Jedi Master

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    Jul 20, 2000
    star 4
    George Lucas. Unlike Tolkien, Lucas' universe is entertaining.
  15. DesignSith Jedi Knight

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    Feb 12, 2000
    star 2
    ... And where would be the None of the Above option?
  16. JadedofMara Jedi Master

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    Sep 16, 2001
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    ARE YOU *CENSORED* SERIUOS?????????
    OH MAN AM I PISSED NOW!! Ever since fifth grade I have thought that George Lucas wrote the novelization! ARGH! And it was really Alan Dean Foster! ALL THESE YEARS I HAVE BEEN THINKING THAT GEORGE LUCAS WAS A DECENT WRITER!!! AND NOW I LOOK REALLY STUPID!!

    ARGHHHHHH!

    (sorry about the ranting, folks, but this pisses me off!!!)
  17. JediSilverstar Jedi Master

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    Aug 30, 2001
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    It's hard to compare Lucas and Tolkien because one is a filmmaker, the other an author. But think of it, in their respective fields the two are almost identical. Both are the creators of four of the most beloved works. Both have massive cult fan followings. Both wrote timeless classic trilogies and a prequel which was not considered to be as good as the trilogy, and both are not considered very good by "purists" (jerks in my opinion) in their respective fields. So Tolkien and Lucas are mirror images of each other and have both earned their places as the idols of millions of die-hard fans like us
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