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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. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 22, 2002
    I voted for EU. But the films come 1st and don't have to follow the EU.
     
  2. Lord-of-the-Marks

    Lord-of-the-Marks Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jan 17, 2003
    Up until recently, I only considered the movies cannon.
    I'd like to read what happens between IV,V and VI.
    I think I've been missing out.
     
  3. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oct 12, 1999
    Only the films are canon.

    Lucas has said so.

    I've been a fan since '77.
     
  4. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 11, 2001
    if only the movies were canon, i wouldn't be a star wars fan. i'd just be a normal guy that thinks those SW movie are pretty good flicks. the whole reason i'm a SW fan is because the story goes on in games, books and comics. that's what makes the whole thing more than just a sci-fi film series.
     
  5. Beowulf

    Beowulf Jedi Master star 5

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    May 28, 1999
    The films are the absolute top of hte canon list. Those are GL's words, not the words of a different writer. There are so many holes within the EU that it's hard to call it canon.
     
  6. Sith Bane

    Sith Bane Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 14, 1999
    I consider the EU Canon.
     
  7. La_Capitan

    La_Capitan Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jan 22, 2003
    Too much EU has been discredited. I like some of it, but its only one bossibility.
     
  8. Jedi_Xen

    Jedi_Xen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 26, 2001
    Too much EU has been discredited

    Couldnt agree more. I think the EU is just silly anymore, some of these cool, and unique ideas are beyond ludicrous and escapes reality, even for a sci-fi.
     
  9. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost star 6

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    May 23, 2002
    I like aspects of the EU. I don't like the NJO books

    [rant] :mad: Frigging authors killing off major characters!!! :mad: [/rant]

    BUT... I think the idea is cool and when I think Star Wars the Solo kids, and Mara come to mind... so they're Canon to me :)
     
  10. go-away

    go-away Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 21, 2003
    Only the films
     
  11. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 18, 1999
    I support the idea of the 'Expanded Universe'
     
  12. handzik

    handzik Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 20, 2002
    I consider the parts of EU that don't condradict the movies to be canon.
     
  13. yerykenobi

    yerykenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 13, 2002
    I voted ´only the films are canon´. But I love the EU
     
  14. WarmasterDan

    WarmasterDan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sep 3, 2002
    EU is canon. In fact, I enjoy it more than the films.
     
  15. dark_jedi666

    dark_jedi666 Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 14, 2002
    EU is Canon.
     
  16. Force_Prophet

    Force_Prophet Jedi Master star 3

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    Apr 9, 2003
    Although I like the EU so far, I voted that only the films are cannon. Only reason is that I think the integrity of the saga would be too confused with all the EU stuff in there.
     
  17. vw_jedi

    vw_jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Feb 18, 2002
    the only Eu i really ever liked were the x-wing books. but i still don't consider it canon. the fact that GL reserves the right to contradict the EU at will decided it for me. the books are written around the movies, not the other way around. so basicly to me it is pointless to consider the books on par with the films. plus the movies are made for a mass audience to understand. the EU fills in gaps that don't really exist. all you need to know is in the films.

     
  18. Sith_Priestess

    Sith_Priestess Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 18, 2003
    I think the EU is canon.

    ~Preistess
     
  19. The Bigger Fish

    The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 24, 2000
  20. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oct 11, 1998
    Films only.
     
  21. Hammurabi

    Hammurabi Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 14, 2007
    Eh, I don't like to define canon. The original film has its own canon, which in many ways ESB and ROTJ break and the prequels break even further. I love the original film, enjoy ESB, and mostly ignore the other films and entirely ignore the EU.
     
  22. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 19, 2007
    I prefer the EU to the films.
     
  23. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Nov 15, 2004
    Without the EU there is no Thrawn, Vergere, Lumiya, Darth Revan, Jacen Solo, Ben Skywalker, Emperor Fel, Imperial Knights or Darth Traya.
     
  24. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Force Ghost star 8

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    Mar 15, 2004
    I cannot vote in this poll as only the OT is canon.
     
  25. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 13, 2001
    I also prefer the EU to the movies.

    Without the EU...oh wow, so many great characters would be missing.
     
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