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#1106329
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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That they decided to have a single universe that everything has to conform to rather than allowing stories to occur in separate universes. Why should Thrawn and Dark Empire occur in the same universe? Why should Tales of the Jedi and KOTOR occur in the same universe?

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#1106327
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The Jabba Movie
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It should consist of Jabba reviewing different pizza places, climaxing with him reviewing Pizza Hut and saying that’s the best pizza that he’s ever ate.

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#1104635
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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The Merchant said:

I wonder why Palpatine bothered with the Galaxy Gun and World Devastators when he was able to make Force Storms which can destroy the surface of planets “with a fleeting thought”

Tom Veitch said that Palpatine can only create Force Storms when his mind touches a powerful light side Force-user’s mind.

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#1104629
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Korriban is a planet steeped in the dark side of the Force, is home to the ghosts of many powerful Dark Lords of the Sith, and has been used as the seat of power by various Sith empires and organizations, yet at no point in the thousands of years of struggle with the Sith did the Republic or Jedi ever consider nuking the planet to oblivion.

It’s almost like Korriban was originally conceived as just a mausoleum world without any strategic significance to the Sith – a world neither the Jedi nor the Republic ever had any great knowledge of.

I’ve always wondered this too. You’d think nuking the planet that keeps causing Sith Wars would be priority #1 for the Jedi and Republic. Equally absurd is the Jedi and Republic always thinking that the Sith are extinct. The repetition and stupidity approached Legend of Zelda levels.

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#1085321
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Another thing I hate about the nuEU: the en masse recanonization of so much of the old EU’s minutiae.

For example, take Evazan and Ponda Baba’s backstories. In the old EU, they were effectively the SW Universe’s Dr. Frankenstein and Igor. Now here comes the nuEU, wiping the slate clean, giving the writers a fresh, blank canvas on which to reinterpret these characters in whole new different, interesting ways. So what do the writers do? Make the characters Dr. Frankenstein and Igor again.

Agreed so much. I want new stories, new possibilities, etc.

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#1085320
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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Tobar said:

The novelizations of the seven films–including The Clone Wars–are canon.

— StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) April 30, 2014

To clarify, movie novelizations are canon where they align with what is seen on screen in the 6 films and the Clone Wars animated movie.

— StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) April 30, 2014

At a Celebration, the people in charge of EU continuity said that those tweets were from people who didn’t know what they were talking about.

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#1045803
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Recommendations for Legends (old EU) books, comics, etc.
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The Tales of the Jedi comics were released in order with one exception: Golden Age of the Sith and Fall of the Sith Empire were released in between The Sith War and Redemption, but take place 1000 years before the rest of Tales of the Jedi. I recommend reading them in publication order until you finish Dark Lords of the Sith, the reason being that Dark Lords of the Sith is where the events and characters of Golden Age and Fall of are connected to the rest of Tales of the Jedi. Once you finish Dark Lords of the Sith, you’re set to read Golden Age of the Sith and Fall of the Sith Empire.

By the way, if you liked Dark Empire, I think you’ll like most of Tales of the Jedi.

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#1045793
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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ZkinandBonez said:
The only big critique I personally have of DE I is how oddly it’s placed within the overall canon.

Veitch wrote Dark Empire with the intention of it occuring immediately after ROTJ, but Zahn didn’t want to reference Dark Empire in the Thrawn trilogy, so Lucasfilm forced Veitch to move Dark Empire to after the Thrawn trilogy. The timeline should have been ROTJ - Dark Empire - X-Wing - Thrawn.

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#1045586
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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Here’s my rewrite of the EU: Dark Empire occurs immediately after ROTJ, then the rest of the non-crap parts of the post-ROTJ, pre-Vong EU happen (for example, Thrawn happens without Joruus, The Crystal Star doesn’t happen, etc.), the Vong would be a dark side civilization and the corrupters of the first Sith like they were originally intended to be and they’d serve the Sith gods referenced here and there in the EU. After fighting this dark side civilization, the Skywalkers would battle the Sith gods. Once all the Sith gods are killed, everyone would live happily ever after.

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#1042513
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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LuckyGungan2001 said:

A small grievance I have is that the EU took Yoda’s “When 900 Years Old You Reach…” and made it mean he was literally, exactly 900 years old in 4 BBY.

Agreed. I hate how Yoda was literally born in 896 BBY, the Sith went “extinct” in literally 1000 BBY, etc. I also hate the “thousand-year curse.” Naga Sadow in 5000 BBY, Exar Kun in 400 BBY, Darth Ruin in 2000 BBY, Darth Bane in 1000 BBY, etc.

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#1034101
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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Jeebus said:

Chagrians and Twi’lek with Dathomiri/Zabrak markings? I wonder if they just painted themselves like that because they thought it looked cool.

I think the idea is that they’re Maul cosplayers.

LuckyGungan2001 said:

That the actual Jedi Purge is shown to be merely one of many extinction level events for the Jedi.

Agreed. It made the stakes of the OT seem lower.

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#1033431
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Star wars 40th anniversary
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Disney aquired distribution rights to the soundtracks of I-VI. Sony is out of the picture. We could get new soundtrack printings for the 40th anniversary.

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#1033428
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Two good things about a 4K SE:

  1. I’ll take anything over the 2004 masters.

  2. It forces Disney to deal with Fox.

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#1027375
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New Star Wars comics
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In Doctor Aphra #2, there’s flashbacks that take place on Garn and involve a character named Rur. Fans of 1977-1986 Star Wars comics may have heard of Garn and Rur.

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#1027234
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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Obi-Wan told Luke about the Order of the Terrible Glare yet didn’t tell Luke about anything that happened in the prequels or TCW.

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#1020636
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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DominicCobb said:

joefavs said:

DominicCobb said:

Interested to hear an explanation as to why Vader’s spending his days on the planet where he lost his arm, legs, lungs, hair, perfect skin, and wife.

I figured he chose it because of all of his negative associations with the place, so that he can cultivate angst and hatred to fuel his power. I saw a blurb from Hidalgo’s visual dictionary that said his meditation chamber overlooks the location of his duel with Obi-Wan. I bet he often just stares out at that and stews in the bad vibes.

I guess the dark side is fueled by pain… but then why no trip to Tatooine?

I’m guessing that it’s because Tatooine reminds him that he was Anakin while Mustafar reminds him that Obi-Wan wronged him.

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#1002495
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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The Special Editions simply don’t work without the prequels. We’re never told who Hayden is in any version of the OT, so if someone who hasn’t seen the prequels watches the 2004 or 2011 version of ROTJ, they would be utterly confused when Hayden shows up.

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