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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 (Workprint V3 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.

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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:

The Force Unleashed
Bounty Hunter

"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.

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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.