Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 7, 2001.
Well...I consider anything SW, to be SW.
I will hold true to that.
EU all the way.
i love the EU. i wouldn't like star wars nearly as much if it didn't exist. it's great how the books, comics, games and movies all tie together into a huge sci-fi epic streaching thousands of years.
EU is canon, or a cannon.
*fires a round*
This cannon is great!
Primary Evidence: Canon
The STAR WARS films are the only primary reference. With the exception of only a few minor points, they are indisputable. This is not a merely personal opinion; it is the explicit policy of the Continuity and Production Editors at Lucasfilm. They are interviewed in STAR WARS Insider #23:
What's 'gospel' and what isn't?
'Gospel,' or canon as we refer to it, includes the screenplays, the films, the radio dramas and the novelisations. These works spin out of George Lucas' original stories, the rest are written by other writers. However, between us, we've read everything, and much of it is taken into account in the overall continuity. The entire catalog of published works comprises a vast history -- with many off-shoots, variations and tangents -- like any other well-developed mythology.
Therefore the films and their adaptations are canon, meaning that they take precedence in essentially all matters. Any other form of unfilmed STAR WARS fiction may be official, meaning that it is subordinate to canon and is required to be consistent with other official works. Issues relating to these secondary sources are described below. Works which do not have the blessing of Lucasfilm Ltd (which is not the same entity as LucasArts) are unofficial and cannot be given consideration.
The above continuity policy has been reaffirmed very recently in the introductory pages of the STAR WARS Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet. His terminology includes absolute canon for canon, and quasi-canon for the secondary and lower official material. He avoids the use of the official non-canon term more commonly used by fans: apocrypha. This may have something to do with the religious pejorative undertones that some readers perceive. However this site uses the more common terms for the sake of brevity. The terms are well understood by most online commentators on science fiction and fantasy literature, and no religious connotations are intended.
Like all films, the STAR WARS movies contain errors of a technical nature, which are unrelated to the spirit and substance of the story. Bloopers emerge unexpectedly from the idiosyncracies of the film creation processes. From the viewpoint of the creators of the film they are unintentional and unwanted. Actually being in the film does not make them a truly "real" part of STAR WARS. Judgements about the internal reality of the STAR WARS universe must correct for the bloopers.
ROTJ badge blooper:
A costuming error in Return of the Jedi meant that all Imperial officers had exactly the same rank badge. Moff Jerjerrod and Admiral Piett had the same badges as the most lowly staff officer at the Endor ground facilities. This does not mean that everyone in the film was at the rank of captain or commander! Due to the blooper, where ranks are concerned the Return of the Jedi novel, Galaxy Guide 5 and similar references must be given more consideration than the film itself. For further information read: Imperial Military Insignia.
the books contradict the movies way too much for me. EU is ok in its place, but only mvoies are canon
To me everything is canon, unless it is Infinities.
Only the movies are canon.
I worship Kyp Durron... just guess...
EU is most definitely canon.
I haven't really bothered with the Expanded Universe before. Maybe I will when Episode 3 is finished.
There is no canon. There is only Star Wars.
Wow, the EU is winning this poll by a considerable margin. It's probably the entire EUDF voting. LOL. I voted for the EU. If it says Lucas on it, it's canon.
Only the movies are canon for me. Period.
To me the EU is canon as long as it isn't contradicted by the films.
The EU had to get their ideas from somewhere and George would not let them be written if they were not continuations of the movies.
Unless it contradicts the movies, I believe that the EU is Cannon.
As long as I like it, it's canon.
well if i read the books, i might be able to vote. i wish i could, but i have no thought on the idea right now.
EU is canon.
Only the films are canon.
Only the films are canon!
There is no canon. There is only Star Wars.
I voted EU.