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You're Disney, what do you do with Star Wars?

I would want to develop the years in between ROTS and ANH, the Core Worlds during the events of the Original Trilogy, and the Old Republic era. I would look to what was planned for Underworld and hire James Luceno as a writer. I would make all the planned The Clone Wars episodes. Legends would continue. I would release all versions and sound mixes for all the movies and complete soundtracks for all the movies.

2012: I would declare movies and tv series going forwards to be a “Star Wars Cinematic Universe” and Legends to be “Coruscant-616”.

Now: I would establish a policy that anything that isn’t labeled as canon isn’t canon. I would make Solo 2. I would make everything less secretive.

Star Wars Headcanons
  • The Sith use red lightsabers in honor of the Sith species and the surface and sky of Korriban.

  • Many believed that Darth Vader was of the Sith species.

  • Palpatine used mind-tricks on his advisors to make them think that he was a puppet ruler and that they were in control.

  • One of the plays performed at the Galaxies Opera House is “Shen and Rahasia”.

  • The Nagai call Palpatine “Emperor Sheev I of Skyriver”.

  • Sion and Nihilus were training each other in the Trayus Academy when the Mass Shadow Generator went off and turned them into the undead beings we know them as.

  • Hego Damask was known as “The Wolf of Muunilinst”.

  • Duel of the Fates is Dathomir’s national (planetary?) anthem.

  • There’s a holofilm called “Night of the Living Rakgouls”.

  • The Tales of the Jedi comics are the contents of the Jedi Holocron seen in Dark Empire and Jedi Academy: Dark Apprentice.

  • The Korriban Sith don’t recognize the Banites as “Sith”, but Vader went through the trials and got knighted by them on his own, hence the scene in Empire’s End.

  • Exar Kun let the Rebellion use his temple as a base because he hated Sidious.

  • Shortly after ROTS, Vader built E-3PO to do the things that C-3PO did for him when he was Anakin.

  • There is an Imperial propaganda film called “Clone Madness”.

  • Tessek was Tikkis’s accountant. When Tikkies died, Tessek fled to Tatooine.

The Random EU Thoughts Thread

New information has come to light suggesting that Lucas never approved Dark Empire for publication:

Lucy Wilson, who was in charge of the EU in its early days, says that she approved Dark Empire without talking to Lucas and Lucas wasn’t happy when he found out that a comic with Palpatine surviving in clones was published.

Unpopular Opinion Thread

Superweapon VII said:

Servii said:

The new Canon has taken many of the worst aspects of the old EU and brought them back in even worse ways.

Sometimes it isn’t even the worst aspects.

If this article’s accurate, Disney Ulic has the same exact history as Legends Ulic. Tom Veitch originally intended Ulic to die unredeemed. Why couldn’t the new writers honour Veitch’s vision and provide longtime readers a fresh, new take on an old character? There’s a painful dearth of creativity at play.

Wookieepedia counts an RPG that began before the end of Legends and Italian magazines as “canon”, so I think they’re too quick to declare things canon and I wouldn’t go by them. In fact, the “canon” Ulic Qel-Droma article you linked to lists the RPG I mentioned as its only source.

The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)

Kaweebo said:

The thing with that kind of argument as well as there’s no real good answer for it. To paraphrase Mauler from EFAP, “Vader could cut Obi-Wan’s arms off in their duel and fanboys could say naw it’s fine, he probably had robot hands in ANH.” At a certain point it becomes nonsensical just to excuse the clear contradictions the show provides for the sake of maintaining cohesion in a very superficial way.

MalaStrana#2 said:

When a tvseries requires so much explanations from the viewer to make sense of everything, it might indicate the show isn’t that well done. It reminds me of the fans explaining every inconsistency between the PT and the OT: at some point it’s easier to accept it’s not consistent. We can still enjoy the various entries of the franchise (no longer a Saga) in spite of that. There is the inner logic and the franchise logic. With OWK we get it failing on both sides however 🥲

Also reminds me of Legends EU fans who deny that that there’s any inconsistencies or retcons whatsoever within the Legends EU or between the movies and the Legends EU.

General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread

StarkillerAG said:

I do agree with you otherwise though. It’s a shame that Lucas’s revision of history has been so successful. The majority of Star Wars fans my age don’t even know about the original versions, and those who do just see the campaign to officially release them as whiny fanboy complaining. I’m glad that I was able to find this community and the fantastic preservation efforts going on here, but the chances for an official release of the theatrical cuts are looking more and more slim every year.

I wish Red Letter Media/Plinkett made videos about their desire for the original versions to be released in addition to their prequel reviews. That they didn’t made people think the prequels being bad were the entire problem, so when Disney bought Lucasfilm, people thought Darth Ownership of Lucasfilm had thrown Emperor Lucas into a reactor.

How would you have explained where Palpatine learned to use The Force?

Servii said:

If I had to give Palpatine a backstory, as much as I liked his characterization in the Darth Plagueis novel, if it were up to me, I’d probably go with the “ancient being” angle. Have him be this eldritch, demonic entity where no one knows how long he’s existed.

Maybe he could be the one who ruled the galaxy 1000 years before the movies?

Implied starting date of the Empire from OT dialogue

theprequelsrule said:

So pre-1978:

  1. Who are The Sith?

I suspect that when The Emperor was intended to be the puppet head of state described in the novelization, “the Sith” were intended to be Jedi who joined forces with the empire, but when The Emperor became a master of the Dark Side, it raised the question of who trained him, leading “the Sith” to become ancient rivals of the Jedi.

Rewriting &quot;Star Wars: The Old Republic&quot;

My thinking is for there to not be an MMO and for the following rewrites to KOTOR and KOTOR II:

  • Move KOTOR to 2000 BBY and make Revan the Sith “founder” from the TPM novelization. This would flesh out the Jedi-Sith history mentioned in the TPM novelization, reduce the amount of redundant Sith rebirths, give time for technology, the Jedi, and the Mandalorians to change from what we see in Tales of the Jedi to what we see in KOTOR, explain why we don’t see characters from TOTJ in KOTOR, and allow the characters of TOTJ to have a happy ending. I also feel that it would make sense for the “founding of the Sith” referenced in the TPM novelization to be the beginning of the “Darth” title and red lightsabers.

  • Move KOTOR II to the Republic Dark Age. Kreia’s cynicism fits the Republic Dark Age, it would be a chance to flesh out the Republic Dark Age, removes redundant events in the timeline, and it taking place 900 years after KOTOR I would explain why Kreia sees Revan as a messiah rather than as a contemporary.

  • Remove all the references to Vitiate and his empire from the KOTOR games.

Things you DISLIKE about the Original Trilogy ( but not the Ewoks, Leia and Luke being siblings, Death Star 2 etc.)
  • Luke and Leia saying “Ben Kenobi” rather than “Obi-Wan Kenobi” when they meet on the Death Star while Leia says “Obi-Wan Kenobi” in the hologram before that.

  • Anakin becoming a Force Ghost. ANH and ESB both make it clear that Vader doesn’t know about Force Ghosting.

  • Jerjerrod telling Vader he needs more “men” rather than using a gender-neutral term.

Wars, organizations, relationships, and galactic history before the Prequels
  • The Tales of the Jedi comics developed the Jedi and the Sith.

  • There was only one Dark Lord of the Sith at a time and it was Vader, not The Emperor.

  • Jedi and Sith had all different lightsaber colors.

  • “Darth” would remain a first name that Anakin used as part of an alias rather than a title.

  • Boba Fett was Jaster Mereel.

  • The Jedi were implied to be more secretive. It seemed that the average person wouldn’t know who Yoda, Obi-Wan, or Anakin were or what “The Force” is.

Owen and Obi-Wan being brothers is only in the Kasdan drafts of ROTJ’s script and not in the movie itself, so I think it’s a Kasdan idea that Lucas didn’t go with.

The prequels according to the pre-1999 EU

What would the prequels be like if written by someone trying to keep continuity with the pre-1999 EU above all else?

  • Jedi would have all different lightsaber colors.

  • The Clone Wars would involve “clone masters” and clone madness.

  • No Darths besides Vader

  • Boba Fett would be Jaster Mereel

  • Vader would get coronated by the Korriban Sith Lords

Anything else come to mind?