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#1126964
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Star Wars prequels were mapped out in 1981, only nothing like the way they turned out
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NeverarGreat said:

The idea was that masters were gurus who were entirely separate from the military aspect of the Jedi. This is why Yoda never trains Luke with the lightsaber, whereas this is the first thing Obi-wan covers.

Another part of the idea was that the masters are the secret rulers of the galaxy, with Yoda being the secret mentor of the more famous Obi-Wan and Palpatine secretly being a dark side master.

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#1126956
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Star Wars prequels were mapped out in 1981, only nothing like the way they turned out
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flametitan said:

darklordoftech said:

YodaFan67 said:

Came to this through the index thread.

"Lucas: Well, he is a teacher, not a real Jedi. Understand that?

Kasdan: I understand what you’re saying, but I can’t believe it; I am in shock."

THis made me laugh for some reason

As I see it, the idea was that Yoda and Palpatine are “masters” while Vader and Obi-Wan are “knights”. “Knights” use lightsabers and tend to join the action while “masters” prefer giving orders and don’t need lightsabers because they can use The Force itself.

Kind of like a Feudal Lord and their vassals?

You might onto something considering that Lucas initially saw the Jedi and Sith as Samurai serving rival Feudal Lords.

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#1126912
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Star Wars prequels were mapped out in 1981, only nothing like the way they turned out
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YodaFan67 said:

Came to this through the index thread.

"Lucas: Well, he is a teacher, not a real Jedi. Understand that?

Kasdan: I understand what you’re saying, but I can’t believe it; I am in shock."

THis made me laugh for some reason

As I see it, the idea was that Yoda and Palpatine are “masters” while Vader and Obi-Wan are “knights”. “Knights” use lightsabers and tend to join the action while “masters” prefer giving orders and don’t need lightsabers because they can use The Force itself.

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#1118891
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How do you feel about the saga continuing without Palpatine?
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The title of this thread does point to something interesting: The original and prequel trilogies all worked within the premise that there was a Republic and a Jedi Order, but then the Republic became an Empire and wiped out the Jedi Order, and a Rebellion and the surviving Jedi are trying to bring back the Republic and Jedi Order. TFA has the Empire collapse, a New Republic and Jedi Order form, this Jedi Order also collapse, and the First Order and Resistance form off-screen.

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#1118090
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How do you feel about the saga continuing without Palpatine?
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We’ll have to see what direction they take Snoke in. I like the idea that the Jedi were formed to defeat Snoke, so Snoke corrupted one of the Jedi, who then founded the Sith. Now that the Sith are gone, Snoke has decided to take things into his own hands.

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#1110906
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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Thoughts on the concept of lightsaber crystals? Do you like it or would you have preferred that lightsabers just be technology that the Jedi and Sith use?

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#1110810
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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I always found it funny how "millennial” and “millennialist” mean competely different things.

I figured that “Darth Millenial” was named such because he lived 1000 years before the movies.

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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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