Originally Posted by Alatar
I don't quite understand the idea that if something is not canon it's suddenly "crap/pointless/useless/etc.".
The games / books / comics are still the exact same as before. Only thing that's going to happen is that the new movies wont be taking the EU works into account.
I mean all of this stuff is fiction, why does it actually matter if X is officially "canon" or not? Does that somehow take the enjoyment out of the EU material?
So you're not reading what some of us wrote? Guess not.
This stuff was important to us. Maybe it still is, maybe (like me) some will abandon the franchise and it's properties entirely now. Who knows.
But what people area apparently not getting is that in the Star Wars Universe, there is no time travel and discontinuity, no quantum wormholes to allow parallel universes to exist and give this a way to happen and not BREAK things...
This means it's all gone, and that's sad to some of us.
Call us sad if you want, call us depressing little men with problems, but this is sad.
Originally Posted by Firehawk
So let me get this straight....Timothy Zahn's books are no longer canon, but Coruscant was only called the capitol world until he named it. Then Lucas used the name in Ep1 because it was canon. That means that the name both is and isn't canon. It's Schroedinger's Planet.
As for referring to the new 'trilogy' or episodes 7-9, it'll be more like episodes 7-N, where N is a number at such point that they stop making money on new movies due to public boredom and disinterest.
Amazing, you thought of this too? One of my buddies I called and talked to about this gave rise to this notion while we were talking. He was almost in tear too... I'm not quite that bad off over this news, but still...
Originally Posted by Stuntfly02
They have no idea how many fans are going to be mad. There are over a hundred books that we consider canon. Characters people have grown with to an extent. Also the plethora of story content they have to utilize if they keep some of the book series as canon. From Disney's perspective this opens things up for them to make any stories they want and dont have to worry about anything before it.
There are a LOT more than that, my man.
I own a little less than 3/5ths of the available printed material in circulation now, and I have over 500 novels and a total of more than 900 works in print alone, including e-book onlys.
Originally Posted by Majentrix
It's almost as if people aren't reading the article.
EU is now its own canon, that as an "alternate" universe exists with episodes 1-6. New stories that exist in the EU will still be released, but will fall under the "legacy" banner, which is the new term for EU Canon.
Which is not possible because as I stated above there is no in-universe mechanic or device to allow for a "parallel universe", so all of the diehards will totally discredit that option because there is no way for it to have "occurred" and therefore allow this Legacy canon to exist.
If the novels (for example) are not still C-canon, the are nothing, and this is how they are treating the material, whether they try to or not.
Originally Posted by Masked
I'm sorry but, no.
Lucas selling it to Disney was the best thing that could have ever happened.
<~ Someone who has actually HEARD Lucas go on a rant @ Bioware over a lightsaber color. Actually, rant is an understatement...He lost his MIND over a shade of green.
Lucas is loathed throughout the industry for a reason...Cannon is ONLY what's seen in his mind.
LucasArts wasn't shut down, it was consolidated...It still exists.
EA got rights to the vast majority of SW games, not all -- In fact, SWTOR maintains a license for the next decade + as do the 3/4 currently in developement.
Clone wars had a legitimate issue.
Look, I'm a HUGE star wars fan...Worked on SWTOR...Have a friend that's a sound guy at LucasArts...They're all still there...It's just not called LucasArts anymore...
Lucas was a bane to his own creation...Cannon was only what existed in his mind.
So this announcement is not only nothing new...It just proves that Disney wants to do things there way rather than having some looney run around declaring everything is void.
There's a hard line between brilliant and crazy and IMO, Lucas went cray-cray a few years ago, folks.
Do I need to link the Old LF canon doctrine again?
There was such thing, set forth, and regardless of GL's mental state or capicity to tie his shoes, this is still a GIANT MIDDLE FINGER to the "old guard" fans, period, end of story.
Speak of devils to destroy, I have a 4-barrister collection of SW books to put on Ebay this weekend!
Thanks - TEdited by Thrasher1016 - 4/29/14 at 6:44am