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Re: Star Wars EU is not Canon
By:Asian Inferno
Date: 4/30/14 2:39 am
In Response To: Re: Star Wars EU is not Canon (Kermit)

: You're making me feel all nostalgic, Cody. Sonofmacphisto and I were
: discussing good ol' Reach the other day. Here is one thing I said: "I
: rationalized the retcons, by the way, by basically thinking of what we
: knew before as being the official history. In my mind, Reach finally
: provided us with the secret true history that was off the books. This fit
: with my conception of Reach as more grounded and closer to 'real.'
: Halsey’s Journal still stands as my favorite out-of-game item of the Halo
: franchise."
I'm the minority here by saying I enjoy the prequels in my own way, and having grown up with them I do prefer them in certain ways over the classic trilogy. That said I did enjoy a lot of the EU published since then and kept up with all sorts of the branching out they were doing for the past decade and some.

I guess this goes with my prior comment, but only having started liked Star Wars from 1999 onwards, I attempted reading the books and comics from the 70s, 80s, and early 90s era and was very turned off by the content it produced. I did not enjoy the Thrawn trilogy one bit. I don't know what it was but it all felt dated and in a lot of ways was a lot more mystical/fantasy-like rather than the more sci-fi elements of what the latter content produced.

Which is why I've kept up to date with everything since and have rarely turned down any new Star Wars stuff. I especially love the comics: KOTOR, Clone Wars, anything that took place in and around the original trilogy (IE: Empire/Rebellion), Legacy, even Infinities was fun. So it's definitely a big disappointment to see them throw out all of that, but the canon definitely was not managed properly from the start.

But I really enjoyed The Clone Wars and really can't praise it enough (nor stop wishing Disney didn't cancel it), and I'm really glad both that and the upcoming Rebels will be the first "new" pieces of official canon along with the movies.

It's strange though, even though Star Wars is really a big favorite of mine, on occasion more so than Halo, I'm was never as concerned for the canon of that as I am currently with Halo. My faith in the franchise definitely took a beating after 4, but I hear the new comic series is good (not gonna read it till I buy the tradeback) so a lot is riding on 5 for me.

Messages In This Thread

Star Wars EU is not CanonCody Miller4/26/14 10:53 pm
     It's nothing new, really. :)Leviathan4/27/14 1:12 am
           Re: It's nothing new, really. :)Avateur4/27/14 1:33 am
           Yes it is.Arithmomaniac4/27/14 1:56 pm
                 Re: Yes it is.Stephen L. (SoundEffect)4/27/14 3:15 pm
                       Re: Yes it is.Avateur4/27/14 11:54 pm
                             Lololololol.GrimBrother One4/28/14 12:28 am
                                   Re: Lololololol.Avateur4/28/14 12:39 am
                                         Re: Lololololol.DEEP NNN4/28/14 8:46 am
                                               Re: Lololololol.Avateur4/28/14 9:01 pm
                       Re: Yes it is.Cody Miller5/1/14 4:41 pm
                             Re: Yes it is.Stephen L. (SoundEffect)5/2/14 10:46 am
     Re: Star Wars EU is not Canongamerguy20024/27/14 2:23 am
           Probably too hard to work out what to pay who *NM*scarab4/27/14 4:16 am
     Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonQuirel4/27/14 5:59 am
           I donated all my Star Wars books.Captain Spark4/27/14 9:35 am
           Re: Star Wars EU is not Canonsquidnh34/27/14 2:50 pm
     Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonStephen L. (SoundEffect)4/27/14 12:38 pm
           Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonUrban Reflex4/27/14 5:01 pm
                 Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonArithmomaniac4/27/14 7:13 pm
                       Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonStephen L. (SoundEffect)4/27/14 11:00 pm
                             OT SW stuff for LoftusDEEP NNN4/28/14 8:42 am
                                   Re: OT SW stuff for LoftusStephen L. (SoundEffect)4/28/14 1:31 pm
     I think I know whyZackDark4/27/14 2:07 pm
     Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonJaydee4/28/14 12:33 am
           Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonCody Miller5/1/14 4:37 pm
                 Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonJaydee5/3/14 9:52 pm
     Was the EU ever canon?Kal4/28/14 11:34 am
           Re: Was the EU ever canon?yakaman5/1/14 5:54 pm
     Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonKermit4/28/14 4:14 pm
           Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonAsian Inferno4/30/14 2:39 am
                 Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonKermit4/30/14 4:11 pm
                       Re: Star Wars EU is not CanonStephen L. (SoundEffect)5/1/14 7:48 am
                             Loftus is such a hipsterZackDark5/1/14 1:56 pm

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