Superweapon VII said:
Funny story, I once had a whole video essay scripted with precisely this premise (slightly less extreme conclusions, but yea) - it’s a neat thing to think about, pretty cool!
To contribute to the headcanon thread, I’m currently in a phase where I’m sort of whatever on the whole star wars thing,
I still think the movie trilogies are the most important, and, basically, that each of the three stand separately and possibly benefit from some “supplementary material” which strengthens their stories.
For the OT, it’s pretty much fine as it is, I prefer something like the semi-specialized or 4Kxx. For the PT (HDTV DVD versions), I think it benefits from the 03-04 Clone Wars and possibly the new canon 4-issue Obi-Wan and Anakin comic.
For the ST, it kinda needs the most supplementary material unfortunately (I think chiefly due to a less than adequate setup and a downright inadequate conclusion), so there’s the Rise of Kylo Ren 4-issue comic, I also remember kinda liking the Bloodline novel, Resistance Reborn and the Before the Awakening short stories, and some of the other comic one-offs are pretty good (although most of all this literature stuff is just that - a supplement that provides a little more context), and also since this continuity doesn’t have the Heir to the Empire trilogy, I think Aftermath does okay.
Movies-wise, I like TFA as-is, then ebumms’ extended TLJ and ideally I’d like to bin TROS, but if it has to stay, for me, some minor storylines and concepts from DOTF I consider canon and also a post-TROS fanfic (yes, yes, but it fits quite faithfully I think) called The Final Steps is essential (unless the author botches the ending, lol, it’s still a WIP).
Oh and something I never mentioned, Andor - that series, more than being a supplement, for me is canon all the way.
There were also some legends stories I’ve enjoyed but this is the point at which I’m not really concerned with did it happen or no, I just enjoy the stories (honorary mention to DOTJ comics)