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What is your personal canon? — Page 8

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L8wrtr’s Star Wars Prequels
Clone Wars
Rebels
OT Despecialized
Force Awakens Restructured
And Last Jedi

I really can’t consider Rise of Skywalker Canon right now. I just can’t. Maybe some day but not now. Sorry JJ.

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Hal 9000 said:

Maybe, just an idea popped into my head.

Guess I better try again.

Anything R2 projects onscreen is canon, but nothing else.

I can get behind that.

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SWOTFAN25 said:

L8wrtr’s Star Wars Prequels
Clone Wars
Rebels
OT Despecialized
Force Awakens Restructured
And Last Jedi

I really can’t consider Rise of Skywalker Canon right now. I just can’t. Maybe some day but not now. Sorry JJ.

This, except that it’s Hal’s Prequels for me. TROS is an insult.

You probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm.
Episode 9 Rewrite, The Starlight Project (Released!) and ANH Technicolor Project (Released!)

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Most of the time I only watch the OT, but when I want to watch more, I prefer to just watch the movies where Luke is alive:

  • Revenge of the Sith
  • A New Hope
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The Force Awakens
  • The Last Jedi

It starts with Luke’s conception and ends with Luke’s death, and you don’t have to watch any of the worst movies in the series.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX

Anakin Starkiller said:

Having Qui-Gon go against the Jedi Code, be gay, and have an affair with Darth Maul is all certainly possible, but somehow it just feels like several bridges too far for me.

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^ That’s really sensible.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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  • Star Wars
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Mandalorian
  • The Force Awakens
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  • The Clone Wars
  • Episodes of Rebels that reference The Clone Wars
  • Solo
  • The Battle of Scarif
  • Star Wars Revisited
  • Empire Strikes Back Revisited
  • Return of the Jedi: 4K83

That’s it. If I want the prequels, I’ll play Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (still fun, BTW) or watch the Auralnauts versions.

With the sequels, I like to just see TLJ as the distant, possibly “elseworlds” finale. Maybe it happened, maybe it didn’t, IDK.

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I can only include things I’ve actually read.

  • Darth Bane trilogy (anything prior is ancient history that is inherently dubious, and there’s a few things that dovetail real nicely with TROS, almost enough to feel like they’re good bookends)
  • Darth Plagueis
  • Master and Apprentice
  • Cloak of Deception
  • TPM
  • Rogue Planet
  • The Approaching Storm
  • AOTC
  • Misc pre-2008 Clone Wars books
  • The Clone Wars Microseries
  • Labyrinth of Evil (including any contradictions between this and the Microseries; discontinuity is good for you)
  • ROTS
  • The Han Solo Trilogy (fudging any PT continuity issues)
  • Rogue One, and it’s prequel tie-in novel
  • ANH
  • Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
  • ESB
  • Shadows of the Empire
  • ROTJ
  • Bloodlines
  • TFA
  • TLJ
  • TROS

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Which Han Solo trilogy there were like 3 of them.

Brian Daley’s trilogy aka The Han Solo Adventures trilogy
Ann Crispin’s trilogy The Han Solo Trilogy
And Roger Macbride Allen’s trilogy. The Correllian Trilogy

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The Crispin one

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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The Corellian Trilogy can hardly be considered a Han-centric trilogy, anyway, as the plot doesn’t focus on him.

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Having just finished re-reading Splinter, I’m going to have to strike it from my personal canon. It doesn’t fit into a post-ESB world.

I’m planning to re-read the Solo trilogy next, though, to see whether it or the film wins out.

I’m still bitter the novelization of Solo wasn’t released closer to the film’s debut, as I had hoped to read that first, able to just picture Harrison Ford in my mind’s eye and pretend it’s any old EU novel before seeing the movie.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Knights of the Old Republic I
Knights of the Old Republic II
Cloak of Deception (HAL 9000)
The Approaching Storm (HAL 9000)
Tartakovsky Clone Wars
Shatterpoint
Six-Film fanedit of the 2008 Clone Wars show
Revenge of the Sith novelization (up until the end of the duel)
Ending of Labyrinth of Evil (HAL 9000)
Solo
Rogue One
Star Wars (Faces LD)
The Empire Strikes Back (Faces LD)
Shadows of the Empire (N64)
Return of the Jedi (Faces LD)
The Mandalorian: Season 1
The Force Awakens: Restructured (HAL 9000)
The Last Jedi: Legendary (HAL 9000)
The Rise of Skywalker (DominicCobb Fanedit)

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Hal 9000 said:

Having just finished re-reading Splinter, I’m going to have to strike it from my personal canon. It doesn’t fit into a post-ESB world.

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I honestly just subscribe to the current Disney/Story Group canon. I’ve at least enjoyed, if not loved the new movies and shows and I really dig what I’ve read of the comics. I still need to explore the novels.

I actually don’t miss a whole lot of the Legends continuity. Most of what I read from it didn’t really feel like Star Wars to me.

I’ve never been into fan edits personally, especially since I adore the Prequels as they are.

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Skywalker Saga:

The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith
A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
George’s Sequel Trilogy

Spinoffs:

Rogue One

TV Series:

The Clone Wars
Rebels

Books:

Darth Plagueis
Ahsoka

Video Games:

Racer
Bounty Hunter
The Force Unleashed

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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DuracellEnergizer said:

It’s been almost a year since I last considered my personal canon. In that time, I tried being a SW '77 purist, but that didn’t work out for me. I then tried smothering my vestigial love for all things Star Wars and any personal canon with it, but that didn’t work out, either. Since then, my love and hatred for Star Wars has reached equilibrium, and now I believe I’ve settled upon a definitive personal canon.

This isn’t a canon of compatible works all forming a single, cohesive universe. This is a canon of dissimilar, often incompatible stories which I happen to enjoy, pure and simple.

  • Tales of the Jedi
  • TCW: “Overlords”
  • TCW: “Altar of Mortis”
  • TCW: “Ghosts of Mortis”
  • Star Wars (theatrical version)
  • The Star Wars radio drama
  • The Empire Strikes Back (theatrical version)
  • The original Marvel SW comic (#1-80)
  • The Archie Goodwin/Al Williamson SW comic strip
  • The Alan Moore SW comics
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
  • Dark Forces: Rebel Agent
  • Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand
  • Heir to the Empire
  • Dark Force Rising
  • The Last Command
  • Dark Empire
  • I, Jedi
  • Ambush at Corellia
  • Assault at Selonia
  • Showdown at Centerpoint
  • Specter of the Past
  • Vision of the Future

Updating to add “George R. Binks” and the Power Converters Robot Chicken skit.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

It’s been almost a year since I last considered my personal canon. In that time, I tried being a SW '77 purist, but that didn’t work out for me. I then tried smothering my vestigial love for all things Star Wars and any personal canon with it, but that didn’t work out, either. Since then, my love and hatred for Star Wars has reached equilibrium, and now I believe I’ve settled upon a definitive personal canon.

This isn’t a canon of compatible works all forming a single, cohesive universe. This is a canon of dissimilar, often incompatible stories which I happen to enjoy, pure and simple.

  • Tales of the Jedi
  • TCW: “Overlords”
  • TCW: “Altar of Mortis”
  • TCW: “Ghosts of Mortis”
  • Star Wars (theatrical version)
  • The Star Wars radio drama
  • The Empire Strikes Back (theatrical version)
  • The original Marvel SW comic (#1-80)
  • The Archie Goodwin/Al Williamson SW comic strip
  • The Alan Moore SW comics
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
  • Dark Forces: Rebel Agent
  • Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand
  • Heir to the Empire
  • Dark Force Rising
  • The Last Command
  • Dark Empire
  • I, Jedi
  • Ambush at Corellia
  • Assault at Selonia
  • Showdown at Centerpoint
  • Specter of the Past
  • Vision of the Future

Updating to add “George R. Binks” and the Power Converters Robot Chicken skit.

Ah yes, the two most essential elements of the Star Wars saga.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX

Anakin Starkiller said:

Having Qui-Gon go against the Jedi Code, be gay, and have an affair with Darth Maul is all certainly possible, but somehow it just feels like several bridges too far for me.

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The Original Unaltered Trilogy, followed by all of the EU, the two Clone Warses, the new canon cut of ROTS, with Rebels and Rouge One as Imperial and Rebel propaganda respectively. Finally got the Mandolarion sans the latest episode as what happens alongside Luke and co’s adventures.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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StarkillerAG said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

It’s been almost a year since I last considered my personal canon. In that time, I tried being a SW '77 purist, but that didn’t work out for me. I then tried smothering my vestigial love for all things Star Wars and any personal canon with it, but that didn’t work out, either. Since then, my love and hatred for Star Wars has reached equilibrium, and now I believe I’ve settled upon a definitive personal canon.

This isn’t a canon of compatible works all forming a single, cohesive universe. This is a canon of dissimilar, often incompatible stories which I happen to enjoy, pure and simple.

  • Tales of the Jedi
  • TCW: “Overlords”
  • TCW: “Altar of Mortis”
  • TCW: “Ghosts of Mortis”
  • Star Wars (theatrical version)
  • The Star Wars radio drama
  • The Empire Strikes Back (theatrical version)
  • The original Marvel SW comic (#1-80)
  • The Archie Goodwin/Al Williamson SW comic strip
  • The Alan Moore SW comics
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
  • Dark Forces: Rebel Agent
  • Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand
  • Heir to the Empire
  • Dark Force Rising
  • The Last Command
  • Dark Empire
  • I, Jedi
  • Ambush at Corellia
  • Assault at Selonia
  • Showdown at Centerpoint
  • Specter of the Past
  • Vision of the Future

Updating to add “George R. Binks” and the Power Converters Robot Chicken skit.

Ah yes, the two most essential elements of the Star Wars saga.

Two classics revolving around lust, contempt, and despair. If that isn’t quintessential Star Wars, I don’t know what is.

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My personal Star Wars Canon is the following:

Dawn of the Jedi (series)
Tales of the Jedi (comics)
Knights of the Old Republic (comics)
Knights of the Old Republic I
The Old Republic: Revan
Knights of the Old Republic II
The Old Republic: Deceived
The Old Republic (comics)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (including trailers and future expansions)
The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance
The Old Republic: Annihilation
Knight Errant (comics)/Knight Errant (novel)
Jedi vs. Sith (comics)
The Darth Bane Trilogy
Darth Plagueis (except the revisited origin of Darth Maul)
Jedi: The Dark Side
Jedi Apprentice (series)
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell
Maul: Lockdown
Star Wars Tales: Nameless
Jedi Council: Acts of War
Star Wars: Republic (from issue 1 to 6)
Star Wars: Darth Maul (comics)
Darth Maul: Saboteur
Cloak of Deception
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
The Journal of Darth Maul
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (novelization)
Bounty Hunter
Jango Fett: Open Seasons
Star Wars: Republic (from issue 7 to 49)
Rogue Planet
Jedi Quest (series)
Outbound Flight
The Approaching Storm
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (novelization)
Young Boba Fett (series)
Republic Commando (video game)
Republic Commando: Hard Contact
Clone Wars Adventures (comics)
Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns (video game)
The Clone Wars (2002 video game)
Star Wars: Republic (from issue 50 to 83)
The original Clone Wars series of 2003 (until Chapter 21)
Jedi: Mace Windu
Jedi: Shaak Ti
Jedi: Aayla Secura
Shatterpoint
Legacy of the Jedi
Jedi: Count Dooku
The New Droid Army (video game)
Republic Commando: Triple Zero
The Cestus Deception
Jedi: Yoda
Republic Commando: True Colors
The MedStar Duology
Star Wars: General Grievous (comics)
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
Jedi Trial
Star Wars: Obsession (comics)
Star Wars: Brothers in Arms
Labyrinth of Evil
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (novelization)
Republic Commando: Order 66
Kenobi (novel)
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
Star Wars: Purge (comic series)
Star Wars: Dark Times (comics)
Darth Vader and the Lost Command
Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
Coruscant Nights (series)
The Last of the Jedi (series)
The Last Jedi (novel)
The invasion of Kamino plot from Battlefront II
Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows
The Han Solo Trilogy
Death Star (novel)
The Force Unleashed (novelization)
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars Tales: Resurrection
Star Wars: Extinction (comics)
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars (1977)
Scoundrels
Rebel Force (series)
Allegiance
Choices of One
Empire/Rebellion (series)
The Empire Strikes Back (special edition version)
Shadows of the Empire
Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand
Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
Return of the Jedi
The Truce at Bakura
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
The X-Wing series
The Courtship of Princess Leia
Tatooine Ghost
The Thrawn Trilogy
The Dark Empire Trilogy
The Crimson Empire Trilogy
The Jedi Academy Trilogy
The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy
Jedi Academy: Leviathan
Jedi Outcast
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
The Hand of Thrawn Duology
Star Wars: Union
Junior Jedi Knights (series)
Young Jedi Knights (series)
The New Jedi Order (series)
Legacy (series)

I don’t like the Prequel Trilogy, but I like the Prequels novelizations. The Prequels novelizations are much better than the movies. In the novelizations the dialogues are completely different from the movies, everything is described in much more detail, there are many scenes that are not seen in the movies and the characters are developed much better. Since the Prequels novelizations are much better than the Prequels films, then I accept the novelizations instead of the films. Also, although I didn’t appreciate the special editions of the Original Trilogy, I think the special edition of The Empire Strikes Back is really well done. That’s the only Original Trilogy special edition I accept.