Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 7, 2001.
I will always count the EU as canon as the movies. If they weren't canon, why make them?
I believe in "canon until contradicted".
What S-o-K said.
I'm not sure how to vote on this one since I consider both statements to be true. As I understand it, the films (plus their screenplays and adaptations) are considered canon. The Expanded Universe is considered part of the Official Continuity. Since I do read the books and comic books as part of the Star Wars storyline, I'll vote for the latter.
Anything endorsed by Lucasfilm.
I support a very limited amount of the EU. Most of what I've read I haven't liked, so I really only support the EU bits that made sense within the context of the universe as glimpsed through the movies.
any thing untill contradicted unless stupid IG88 in the DSII anyone?
what SoK said, but only to an extent, like I don't belive that chewie is dead and so forth.
Everything that says Star Wars on it and has a plot is part of the offical Star Wars timeline to me. Tales comics, video games, whatever.
(In that order)
EU is not Canon
I think the EU is canon. Otherwise, why go out of their way to make sure everything ties together?
Because of psycho starwars fans. Continuity is very important to SW geeks.
EU != Canon
Don't like the entire EU, so for me its no way canon.
So by that reasoning, if I don't like Jar-Jar, does that mean he isn't a part of canon? ?
EU will be ruined by Episdoe 2, therefore it is not and never will be canon until after all the movies are made. I'd go into more detail, but I'm guessing this is a spoiler free census forum.
That said, I don't mind the idea of an expanded universe. This poll needs to be redone.
Yes the EU will be contradicted by E2, and E3, and I'm not going to say you can shoehorn it all into a logical series of events, but I support the idea of the EU, and hope that GL keept an eye to the books while writing E2, and will continue while writing E3.
Being a member of two SW timelines, then I must say EU.
I'm hoping after E3 comes out, that whatever's left of the EU will be officially declared canon. Ther'd be no reason not to.
Lessee....films, novelizations, radio dramatizations=canon.
Don't get me wrong, EU is great. I love reading about other exploits of our heroes/villians/set dressing, as long as it makes sense and fits into everything from MY viewpoint. And this includes author-created characters/worlds/situations.
Eps 2 and 3 will undoubtedly change things around a bit. OK, maybe a lot, in some instances. But there are ways of making most of it fit.
Like everything else, we believe and accept what we want to believe and accept. This is STAR WARS, for crying out loud. It strikes a deep chord ( hell, an entire symphony )within me, and I am a huge fan, but if there are rapids and obstacles in the river, I do what I can to avoid them.
How very Zen of me. LOL
The EU is a good idea. *THIS* EU we have now is a bad idea.
EU Fans will find a way. They always do.
And I liked the Jaster Mereel story...
Tough to answer, this question is. To me, the EU is canon IF the story is credible, fits with the movies and is referred to in another EU source. I accept many sources, even if I dislike them, until they are contradicted by the movies. This includes most of the new novels and comics, and to some extent the computer games and RPGs. Some, like the SOTE franchise, are borderline cases. Many, like old comics, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, children's books and simple video games fall in this category (I hope we never hear anything again of Nagai Invasion, Kaiburr Crystal etc. and especially of Rookie One and TerÃ¤s KÃ¤si.)
Yes, I am a critical EU believer.
I think everything is canon, unless something is declared otherwise by LFL. It would be tragic if the "true" SW universe ended with the movies.
And I don't think EPII and III will screw up the EU that much, and there's always simple ways to explain it otherwise. Heck, I think they've even already fixed the Jaster Mareel thing.
EU to me is cannon, it continues the story the only way we will ever see/read it.