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Views on Star Wars Canon

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 7, 2001.

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Views on Star Wars Canon

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Only the films are canon

    36.3%
  2. I support the idea of the 'Expanded Universe'

    63.7%
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  1. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Aug 2, 1999
  2. Thejedikiller

    Thejedikiller Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Aug 26, 1999
    I will always count the EU as canon as the movies. If they weren't canon, why make them?
     
  3. Saint_of_Killers

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Feb 18, 2001
    I believe in "canon until contradicted".
     
  4. Darth Vaernexx the Scion

    Darth Vaernexx the Scion Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 22, 1999
    What S-o-K said.
     
  5. Mos_Eisleian_Radio

    Mos_Eisleian_Radio Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 26, 2000
    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.

    Phil
     
  6. anakin_girl

    anakin_girl Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 8, 2000
    Anything endorsed by Lucasfilm.
     
  7. Lilith Demodae

    Lilith Demodae Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oct 1, 1999
    Uh, neither?

    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.
     
  8. lejmar_faldor_uk

    lejmar_faldor_uk Jedi Master star 4

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    Aug 20, 2000
    any thing untill contradicted unless stupid IG88 in the DSII anyone?
     
  9. Anonymous_Jedi

    Anonymous_Jedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 4, 2001
    what SoK said, but only to an extent, like I don't belive that chewie is dead and so forth.
     
  10. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jul 16, 1999
    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.
     
  11. Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 26, 1999
    Canon:
    Movies
    Screenplays
    Novels
    Radio Dramas
    (In that order)

    EU is not Canon
     
  12. Jedi_Hood

    Jedi_Hood Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feb 10, 2000
    I think the EU is canon. Otherwise, why go out of their way to make sure everything ties together?
     
  13. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sep 21, 2000
    Because of psycho starwars fans. Continuity is very important to SW geeks.

    EU != Canon
     
  14. Elektra

    Elektra Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Mar 18, 2001
    Don't like the entire EU, so for me its no way canon.
     
  15. Rokangus

    Rokangus Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oct 18, 2000
    So by that reasoning, if I don't like Jar-Jar, does that mean he isn't a part of canon? ?[face_plain]
     
  16. Sebulba-X

    Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA• star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mar 11, 2000
    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.
     
  17. Rouge Null

    Rouge Null Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apr 24, 2000
    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.
     
  18. Bubba

    Bubba Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 10, 2000
    Being a member of two SW timelines, then I must say EU. :)
     
  19. Saint_of_Killers

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Feb 18, 2001
    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.
     
  20. RB-wan

    RB-wan Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sep 18, 2000
    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

    Bri

     
  21. Chris Knight

    Chris Knight TFN Humor Staff star 4 VIP

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    Jul 8, 1998
    The EU is a good idea. *THIS* EU we have now is a bad idea.
     
  22. XCountryJedi

    XCountryJedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Feb 15, 2001
    EU Fans will find a way. They always do.

    And I liked the Jaster Mereel story... :_|
     
  23. Darth_Laurentius

    Darth_Laurentius Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Apr 27, 2001
    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 Teräs Käsi.)

    Yes, I am a critical EU believer.
     
  24. Wampa_Joe

    Wampa_Joe Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jun 3, 2001
    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.
     
  25. mutley

    mutley Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 13, 1998
    EU to me is cannon, it continues the story the only way we will ever see/read it.
     
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