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#1461004
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Trouble is, without her disappearing in the middle of their duel, for Ahsoka to survive she would have either beaten Vader or Vader would have spared her life, neither of which are ideal. I’ll see what comes in her story next but if it isn’t as imaginative as I want it to be, maybe she should indeed have died in that duel.

I don’t like the idea of her dying, because she’s one of my favorite characters, so I’d like her to stay alive. 😂

“A group of trained warriors decide to protect the life of a genetically important orphan with unusual mental powers while fighting in a conflict created by Sheev Palpatine, and through this they form an unconventional family.”

Except Anakin in TPM isn’t an orphan and the Jedi are not mercenaries or smugglers. 😂

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#1460935
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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So…

  1. Dave Filoni is overrated. I enjoy what he’s done, but he takes forever to develop his characters, plot, and to tell an actual story; I think Bad Batch was the worst about this. He also relies on the exact same premise for all of his shows: “A group of mercenaries doing mercenary things adopt a young mysterious orphan and form a family”. Rebels, The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch are just reskins of the same exact show; even TCW could be argued to fall into this trope. Also, I think that people who say that he should run Star Wars are wrong. In my opinion Dave Filoni represents everything you don’t want in someone who is managing an existing franchise. He’s the type of person who wants the benefits of working in an existing franchise without any of the restrictions or responsibilities that come with it. A ‘creative’ who enters the world of an existing franchise like Star Wars inherits a fan base, prestige, budget, characters, and a world without putting in an ounce of effort. They don’t have to try and weave important information into their stories while balancing things like pace. It’s an enormous advantage. It’s not without some drawbacks and restrictions though. A new comer should have to fit their story within the pre-built framework. When a creative comes in and alters the framework, it reduces it’s value. When the message to the fans is “everything matters until it doesn’t”, then fans start asking “then why should I care?”
  2. The Mandalorian isn’t actually that good of a show. I’d rate it a 7/10 at best. The only reason it got popular was because it was the “first Star Wars live action show” & Baby Yoda; both of which were novelties. On it’s own, it’s a boring, slowly paced, and lackluster story with boring environments/locations and characters. The best episodes are ones that feature characters from other material or tie into the larger story of the post-ROTJ New Canon.
  3. The existence of the Ahsoka’s TV series makes no sense. In my opinion after her duel with Darth Vader Ahsoka should not have appeared in any other series. The end of the second season of Rebels would have been perfect as the character’s ending, and I don’t think there was any need to put her in any other series anymore. That doesn’t mean they should have killed her. No. She could have survived the duel against Vader, but at the same time she should no longer appear anymore, because in my opinion after that duel there was nothing more to tell, the circle was complete. In fact, Ahsoka actually SURVIVED the duel against Vader. If you carefully observe the last scene of the last episode of the second season of Rebels you can notice that, after the duel against Vader, Ahsoka comes out of the Sith Temple. Later that scene was retroactively explained through the World between Worlds, but it was an unnecessary explanation. If they had just said that after the duel against Vader she survived and decided to live a quiet and happy life away from the great galactic conflicts, I honestly think it would have been much better than to resurrect her to infinity, put her in all the new series and over-exploiting the character. Deciding to continue the character’s story only damaged the character itself. I don’t know what you think, but the character I saw in The Mandalorian was not Ahsoka Tano, it was a completely different person who looks like Ahsoka and moves like Ahsoka, but who is NOT Ahsoka. They realized that Ahsoka = nostalgia = fan appreciation = money, and so they’re putting the character everywhere and consequently they’re ruining her. For me Ahsoka’s story ends with her duel against Vader. That’s all.
  4. TCW is vastly overrated by a large portion of the fanbase. It’s a good show and has some great arcs, but a lot of fans act like it’s the greatest thing ever made that you have to love. I cringe when I see them hyping it up to newer fans and pressuring them watch it. Sometimes they’re disappointed in it, or just not into it, then they get criticized for not loving it. Until Maul appears there’s hardly any forward thrust to the narrative, besides maybe Ahsoka’s development. That’s three whole seasons without a sense of direction. Every character just exists in a sort of stasis. Stories are told out of order, Ventress and Grievous never get a proper introduction to the heroes. I get that they’re random adventures, but for me personally it just doesn’t work at all. The later stuff mostly fixes this, and I still like the show as a whole - when the story takes off it goes to incredible heights! - but I’m kinda baffled by how loved it is. I get the impression that many fans act as if TCW is only season 7, forgetting all the show’s flaws. Again, I think it’s a very good show, but I think at the same time that saying it’s the best Star Wars we’ve got since The Empire Strikes Back is sheer madness. I honestly prefer the Clone Wars Multimedia Project over TCW: more impactful stories, better consistency with the films, Anakin actually having character development, Jedi are given more complex personalities that are explored. The Multimedia Project has is flaws too, but in my opinion is better than TCW.
  5. I think Meetra Surik deserved a better ending and didn’t get a fair treatment in the Revan novel and in The Old Republic MMO. However, I don’t think the Revan novel and The Old Republic ruined Revan, and although I don’t like the ending that was given to Meetra Surik I really appreciate the video game and the Revan novel, and I don’t understand why many within the KOTOR community hate SWTOR. I think it’s a very good video game with a very interesting plot. Honestly I like what SWTOR did with Revan and I find it much more interesting than a possible boring “Revan wins” ending.
  6. The Legends version of how the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans makes a lot more sense than the Rogue One/Disney version. It would be very foolish for the Empire to keep the Death Star plans in one place, because that way a single rebel mission would be enough to steal all the plans and jeopardize the existence of the Death Star (and in fact this is precisely what happened in Rogue One). Dividing the Death Star plans into several parts and dispersing the individual parts of the Death Star plans around the Galaxy makes much more sense, because in this way the Rebel Alliance is forced to undertake various missions to steal all parts of the plans, So it’s very likely that the Rebels won’t be able to steal all the individual parts. The Legends version makes a lot more sense, because it doesn’t make the Empire look like a bunch of incompetent people.
  7. Creating a Sequel Trilogy doesn’t make any sense, no matter who created it. The Star Wars story is the story of the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker, Anakin is the protagonist of the Saga. The moment the protagonist dies, then the Saga ends and there’s nothing more to say, there’s no need to continue. After the conclusion of the Prequel Trilogy and the realization of the Hexology no other films should have been created to continue the story of the Skywalker family, because the film story of the Skywalkers ended with Return of the Jedi. That’s it. The old Expanded Universe authors adhered to this concept and continued the adventures of Luke, Han and Leia in books and comics, as it should be. The Disney Sequel Trilogy is a disaster, but even if it was George Lucas who created the Sequels it would be a mistake, because the Sequels shouldn’t exist regardless. To be honest, I think even creating the Prequel Trilogy was a mistake. I think the Prequel Trilogy should have been created as a novel trilogy and not as a film trilogy, because the Prequels have many things to tell and novels, unlike films, have no limitations of space and time. The Prequel Trilogy works much better as a novel trilogy, and the proof of it is the fact that the Prequels novelizations are much better than the films. But since the films do exist then you have to try to behave consistently, and if the films have a certain sequence and a certain story then you have to respect this story and this sequence.
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#1460926
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Star Wars Headcanons
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Darth Malgus said:
Also, TCW, The Bad Batch, Rebels, Rogue One and The Mandalorian are TV series and movies, exactly like in our real world. I mean, what really happened during the Clone Wars and during the Empire Era is told in the Expanded Universe books and comics, while TCW, The Bad Batch, Rebels, Rogue One and The Mandalorian are simply TV series and movies created within the Galaxy itself, to tell in an entrataining way the events of Galactic history. These series and movies contradict the real history because they are entertainment products, and therefore don’t have to be historically accurate. These series and films were created by the Galactic Alliance between the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War and the Sith-Imperial War of the Legacy comics. They are the equivalent of “Inglourious Basterds”, “Vickings” and “Rome” in the Star Wars universe, that is, they are series and movies that are set in times that have really existed and tell some real stories, but they mostly contradict the real history because they’re entertainment series, and therefore they don’t have to be historically accurate and meticulous.

I have an head-canon on Ahsoka based on this.
Ahsoka existed. However she wasn’t Anakin’s apprentice, but Plo Koon’s apprentice. During the Clone Wars she lived many adventures alongside her master and the ARC trooper named Rex (who served under Plo Koon in the 401st Battalion). Over time, Ahsoka and Rex became good friends. When Order 66 was executed, Rex refused to kill her because of the strong friendship between the two. After that, Ahsoka and Rex separated and decided to exile to live a happy and peaceful life, while trying to escape the persecution of the Empire. Ahsoka lived happily in exile and saw the birth of the New Republic. However, she decided not to join Luke’s New Jedi Order, because while continuing to use the Force and continuing to follow the path of the Light, after the trauma of Order 66 she decided to experience the Force on her own, without being part of any religious order. She survived the Yuuzhan Vong War and helped the Galactic Alliance to fight the invaders in the Outer Rim. When the holoshow called “The Clone Wars” was created after the Yuuzhan Vong War, Ahsoka saw it and was quite outraged. In fact, the holoshow perfectly represented her personality, but it completely changed the events of her life and represented her as the apprentice of a master who wasn’t her true master. She loved her master like a father, so the fact that she was represented as the apprentice of another master made her quite angry. In addition, many other veterans of the Clone Wars were also outraged by the holoshow, as it represented the events of the War in an absolutely distorted way. Another person who was outraged by the holoshow was the son of Quinlan Vos. He was deeply offended because the holoshow tarnished his father’s memory, representing him as a completely different person to what he was in reality.

I also have an head-canon on Dark Empire.
The reborn Emperor Palpatine from the Dark Empire comics was actually not Palpatine. It was simply a defective clone. Palpatine’s clones were supposed to be empty shells without spirit, however one of the clones became conscious and inherited Palpatine’s memory. He was powerful in the Force and really believed he was Darth Sidious, but he wasn’t really Sidious. Luke himself believed this clone was Darth Sidious, but he wasn’t really Sidious. The real Palpatine died on the Second Death Star at the hands of Anakin Skywalker and was never able to transfer his spirit to the clones he created. In this way Anakin’s sacrifice is not nullified, the Chosen One Prophecy is still true, ther’s no contradictions with the Prequels and everything is perfect. Of course, I’m referring exclusively to the reborn Palpatine from Dark Empire I, because Dark Empire II and Dark Empire III don’t exist. In my opinion they’re extremely bad and I don’t want to take them into account.

My head-canon on post-NJO novels.
The Dark Nest Trilogy, Legacy of the Force, Fate of the Jedi, the Lost Tribe of the Sith books and Crucible are all fanfic novels that were written by a group of New Jedi Order padawans after the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War. Nothing that is told in these novels has really happened, it’s only the imagination of some young padawans. In fact, between the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War and the Sith-Imperial War no major conflict occurred and the Galaxy lived relatively peacefully. The post-NJO novels contain TCW references because they’re in-universe works, just like TCW itself. Same goes for TCW-related materials, such as the TCW webcomics, “The Clone Wars: Wild Space”, “The Clone Wars: No Prisoners” etc.

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#1460549
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What do you like about the EU Pre-Disney?
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Rodney-2187 said:

I was never a big fan of the old EU. I never considered any of it canon. It never seemed like real Star Wars to me as a kid. I think making a few of the best aspects canon like Thrawn is the best way to go.

I think exactly the opposite. I mean, the moment you decanonize the Expanded Universe with the pretext of more “creative freedom” then you cannot steal concepts, characters and events from the Expanded Universe, because It’s not only unfair to the authors who wrote the books and the comics, but it’s also contradictory to the motivation for which you decanonized the Expanded Universe in the first place! Also, the fact that Thrawn is one of the best characters in the Expanded Universe is due precisely to the way the character was developed in the novels, because otherwise he wouldn’t be one of the best EU characters. So, in my opinion what Disney is doing is extremely disrespectful, because it’s unfair to the authors of the Expanded Universe, it’s contradictory to the motivation for which they justified the decanonization of the Expanded Universe in 2014 and it’s also stupid, because they often steal concepts, characters and events from the Expanded Universe and make them worse! Rebels Thrawn it’s not comparable to the original Thrawn from the Thrawn Trilogy, is just a bad parody of the original Thrawn.

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#1460400
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Fan edits of Star Wars novels : 'Labyrinth of Evil' edit released
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Creating fan edits of novels seems like a really good idea to me! This way we can not only create Canon versions of the Legends books, but also Legends versions of the Canon books. Also we can take the Legends books that contain references to TCW and remove these references, so that these books can fit with the pre-Filoni and pre-TCW lore. For example, we can take the Darth Plagueis novel and modify it, eliminating all references to the TCW lore (Darth Maul born on Dathomir etc).

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#1460397
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Star Wars Headcanons
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SparkySywer said:

The movies say it was in a galaxy far, far away though

I already explained it in my initial post. Imagine that you are a member of an alien civilization that lives outside the Milky Way in a distant future from our present. Then for you, the events that happened in the Milky Way will have happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars story is told by an extra-galactic civilization that lives in the distant future, so for them the events that happen in the Milky Way are events that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The initial intro is written from their point of view, not from the point of view of the present human species. In addition, George Lucas has repeatedly said that the Star Wars story is told by the Wills. Since it’s never been clear who the Wills are, then you can create a lot of theories, and my theory is that they’re this extragalactic civilization, and they’re the ones who tell the Star Wars story.

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#1460355
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Star Wars Headcanons
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Actually the Star Wars Galaxy is our galaxy, and we never see the Earth in Star Wars stories simply because our planet is in the Unknown Regions, and therefore it was never discovered by the Republic or by all the other galactic governments. The classic intro “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away” is NOT written from our point of view, but from the point of view of an extragalactic (extra-Milky Way) civilization that lives in a very distant future.

Also, TCW, The Bad Batch, Rebels, Rogue One and The Mandalorian are TV series and movies, exactly like in our real world. I mean, what really happened during the Clone Wars and during the Empire Era is told in the Expanded Universe books and comics, while TCW, The Bad Batch, Rebels, Rogue One and The Mandalorian are simply TV series and movies created within the Galaxy itself, to tell in an entrataining way the events of Galactic history. These series and movies contradict the real history because they are entertainment products, and therefore don’t have to be historically accurate. These series and films were created by the Galactic Alliance between the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War and the Sith-Imperial War of the Legacy comics. They are the equivalent of “Inglourious Basterds”, “Vickings” and “Rome” in the Star Wars universe, that is, they are series and movies that are set in times that have really existed and tell some real stories, but they mostly contradict the real history because they’re entertainment series, and therefore they don’t have to be historically accurate and meticulous.

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#1460021
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Star Wars releases you previously disliked, but now like or enjoy?
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Over time I gradually changed my mind about TCW. Until a few years ago I loved the series, but over time I gradually changed my mind. I still like it a lot, but I think it’s a bit overrated and some narrative choices don’t make sense (such as making Ahsoka reappear in season 7). After discovering the Expanded Universe and the Clone Wars Multimedia Project and realizing how beautiful are the EU stories set during the Clone Wars, I re-evaluated the series. Like I said, I still like it a lot, but not as much as I liked it a couple of years ago. TCW will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first Star Wars series I saw, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to love it unconditionally again, especially after discovering the Clone Wars Multimedia Project, and especially after discovering the plethora of contradictions that exist between TCW and the rest of the EU continuity.

Another Star Wars media I’ve changed my mind about over the years is the Prequel Trilogy. Until a few years ago i loved the Prequels, but after i changed my mind. I think the overall plot of the trilogy is really interesting, and I don’t think the Prequels films are an abomination, as certain OT fans says. However, after reading the Prequels novelizations and realizing that they are infinitely better than the films themselves, I re-evaluated the films. I don’t think the Prequel Trilogy works as a film trilogy, I think it works better as a novel trilogy, because the Prequels have so much to tell and novels, unlike films, have no limitations and can tell everything there is to say without time limitations. For me, the ACTUAL Prequel Trilogy will always be the novel trilogy, not the film trilogy.

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#1459682
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What do you like about the EU Pre-Disney?
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In my opinion the best EU works are:

The Down of the Jedi comics
The Tales of the Jedi comics
Knights of the Old Republic I & II
Star Wars: The Old Republic
The Republic comics
The Clone Wars Multimedia Project
The Prequels novelizations
The Force Unleashed novelization
The Legacy comics
The Thrawn Trilogy
The New Jedi Order novels
The Lore books, such as The New Essential Chronology or The Essential Guide to Alien Species

In general, my favorite eras of the Star Wars universe are the Prequel Era and the Old Republic Era. Even though I don’t like very much the Prequel Trilogy, I like the novelizations of the movies and all the comics, video games and novels set in that period of Galactic history. In my opinion it’s the most interesting Era. It’s a shame that the Prequels aren’t very good movies, but at least we have the novelizations, which in my opinion are infinitely better. I consider them as the ACTUAL Prequel Trilogy, not the films. I Also love the Old Republic Era. In my opinion is the most badass Era of the Star Wars universe.

I wish I could visit the universe where Lucas abandoned plans on making the PT and gave the EU writers free rein to expand the SW Universe as they saw fit.

I like to pretend that what you say is what really happened. George Lucas never actually created the Prequel Trilogy, he retired After 1983 and allowed the authors of the Expanded Universe to explore the Prequel Era. The Prequels novelizations, the Dark Horse Prequel comics and Del Rey Prequel novels are the result of this, George Lucas has nothing to do with it. 😂

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#1458882
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What is your personal canon?
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I also have a hierarchical Canon system. My hierarchical system consists of two levels: the S Canon (Superior Canon) and the C Canon (Continuity Canon). The S Canon consists of all the stories that in my opinion are indispensable to understand the Star Wars universe. The S Canon stories are the following:

Dawn of the Jedi
Tales of the Jedi
Knights of the Old Republic (comics)
Knights of the Old Republic I
The Old Republic: Revan
Knights of the Old Republic II
Star Wars: The Old Republic
The Darth Bane Trilogy
Darth Plagueis
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (novelization)
Outbound Flight
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (novelization)
Labyrinth of Evil
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (novelization)
Kenobi (novel)
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
The Han Solo Trilogy
Death Star (novel)
The Force Unleashed (novelization)
Star Wars (1977)
Choices of One
The Empire Strikes Back (special edition)
Shadows of the Empire
Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand
Return of the Jedi
Tatooine Ghost
The Thrawn Trilogy
The Jedi Academy Trilogy
The Hand of Thrawn Duology
The New Jedi Order (series)
Legacy (comics)

All the other Expanded Universe stories I listed in my post on page 8 are still part of my personal Canon, but I consider them canonically inferior, because unlike the stories I have listed now, they are not necessary to understand the Star Wars universe. So I put them in the C Canon. The other Expanded Universe stories are simply further expansions of the stories I just listed. Expansions well accepted and certainly successful, but still expansions, ie stories not indispensable to understand the general history of the Star Wars universe. Of course, the Disney Wars stories don’t exist to me. In my mind it’s still 2012, and TCW doesn’t exist as well.

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#1458270
Topic
What is your personal canon?
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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
The Darth Bane Trilogy
The Fanstory of N’Kata Del Gormo
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
Battlefront II of 2005 (only the invasion of Kamino storyline)
Coruscant Nights (series)
The Last of the Jedi (series)
The Last Jedi (novel)
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
Dark Empire (only the first comic)
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)/Invasion (comics)
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.