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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Burn » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:02 pm

Swindle01 wrote:the avengers wasnt THAT great a movie - for simple minded people then yes its fantastic.


awww you think i'm simple minded? Thanks.

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Swindle01 wrote:i KNOW in 3-4 years time we WILL see the star wars kids movie with the children of the original crew doing some pointless crappy adventure


Except the EU has been doing that for a while now. Like, since the Yuuzhan Vong, at least.

I'm going to go ahead and ignore you now. Having read your previous posts, I probably should have done that sooner. Come back when you can make a post that isn't vitriolic drivel.


Well before the Vong. Jaina and Jacen were central in the books from pretty much the age they could walk. Admittedly it was the books aimed solely at kids and not the main novels, but even then they've always had roles in those books from young kids through to adulthood.

And we both know you're not going to ignore him. :wink:
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Shadowman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:21 pm

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Burn wrote:Well before the Vong. Jaina and Jacen were central in the books from pretty much the age they could walk. Admittedly it was the books aimed solely at kids and not the main novels, but even then they've always had roles in those books from young kids through to adulthood.


Yeah, I looked it up after posting. Jacen and Jaina have been in the EU since before they were born, and were actually born during the Thrawn Trilogy, and Anakin Solo appeared way back in Dark Empire.

Burn wrote:And we both know you're not going to ignore him. :wink:


Eh. I have no need to argue with someone who adamantly declares he knows the plot details of a movie he's never seen. Might as well go argue with a cat, at least the cat can bring up a valid point.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:14 pm

Shadowman wrote:
Burn wrote:Well before the Vong. Jaina and Jacen were central in the books from pretty much the age they could walk. Admittedly it was the books aimed solely at kids and not the main novels, but even then they've always had roles in those books from young kids through to adulthood.


Yeah, I looked it up after posting. Jacen and Jaina have been in the EU since before they were born, and were actually born during the Thrawn Trilogy, and Anakin Solo appeared way back in Dark Empire.

Burn wrote:And we both know you're not going to ignore him. :wink:


Eh. I have no need to argue with someone who adamantly declares he knows the plot details of a movie he's never seen. Might as well go argue with a cat, at least the cat can bring up a valid point.


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The more I think about this the more I want the x wing series to be what they start with.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby RhA » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:02 pm

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Star Wars discussions on a TF forum. Would there be any other way to end this than RUINED FOREVER?


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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Shadowman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:30 pm

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RhA wrote:Star Wars discussions on a TF forum. Would there be any other way to end this than RUINED FOREVER?


I rest my case while the e-doodoo flies.


It was actually somewhere between "I don't care" and "Hey, this might actually work!" Swindle01 was the first to declare RUINED FOREVER and even that required him to ignore everything Disney has been doing for the past decade.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Wigglez » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:40 pm

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I think this might turn out good. Like how Disney bought Marvel, they didn't ruin the stories but only gave them more funding to make the comics and such better. I for one like The Clone Wars show. The movie was alright because at first I thought it was only going to be a movie. But it's on season 5 now and had Darth Maul come back. I wonder if Disney will be doing anything with that.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby RhA » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:00 pm

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RhA wrote:Star Wars discussions on a TF forum. Would there be any other way to end this than RUINED FOREVER?


I rest my case while the e-doodoo flies.


It was actually somewhere between "I don't care" and "Hey, this might actually work!" Swindle01 was the first to declare RUINED FOREVER and even that required him to ignore everything Disney has been doing for the past decade.


I agree though. I'd like to see where this is going.

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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Burn » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:09 pm

njb902 wrote:The more I think about this the more I want the x wing series to be what they start with.


Hell yes.

And bring on Wraith Squadron.

Who doesn't want to see a toy Ewok flying an X-Wing? :lol:
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Darth Bombshell » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:41 pm

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njb902 wrote:I really hope they don't disregard the expanded universe. Cause if they do I'll feel like I wasted so much money and I doubt I'll ever see the new films.


Burn wrote:Same. Started buying the books in 1995 and have pretty much all the post-ROTJ expanded universe books.

Wouldn't surprise me though if they disregard them. Be majorly disappointed though as there's some brilliant stories out there.

Come on Barbara Hamblin stories ... /sarcasm


You guys haven't been keeping up to date with current Star Wars products, have you? Current Star Wars fiction hasn't bothered to try and keep continuity and canon together for years (I'm looking at you, Clone Wars), and if they can't be bothered to try, what chance is there that Disney will?
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:01 pm

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njb902 wrote:I really hope they don't disregard the expanded universe. Cause if they do I'll feel like I wasted so much money and I doubt I'll ever see the new films.


Burn wrote:Same. Started buying the books in 1995 and have pretty much all the post-ROTJ expanded universe books.

Wouldn't surprise me though if they disregard them. Be majorly disappointed though as there's some brilliant stories out there.

Come on Barbara Hamblin stories ... /sarcasm


You guys haven't been keeping up to date with current Star Wars products, have you? Current Star Wars fiction hasn't bothered to try and keep continuity and canon together for years (I'm looking at you, Clone Wars), and if they can't be bothered to try, what chance is there that Disney will?


If you're talking about the Karen Traviss thing then yes there was a hicup. However they have tried over the years to get it as right as they can. Why Lucas film changed the mandos I don't know, but I can live with a blip here and there.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Darth Bombshell » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:10 pm

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njb902 wrote:If you're talking about the Karen Traviss thing then yes there was a hicup. However they have tried over the years to get it as right as they can. Why Lucas film changed the mandos I don't know, but I can live with a blip here and there.


Um...no. I'm not talking about the Karen Traviss thing. I'm talking about the writers knowingly killing off two Jedi despite knowing (especially in one case) that said Jedi was meant to be killed later in the timeframe.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:23 pm

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njb902 wrote:If you're talking about the Karen Traviss thing then yes there was a hicup. However they have tried over the years to get it as right as they can. Why Lucas film changed the mandos I don't know, but I can live with a blip here and there.


Um...no. I'm not talking about the Karen Traviss thing. I'm talking about the writers knowingly killing off two Jedi despite knowing (especially in one case) that said Jedi was meant to be killed later in the timeframe.


Meh. Since this all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far away I just consider this stuff to be "historical" accounts. History is ripe with inaccuracies, so again inconsistencies are okay. I just don't want them to ignore the expanded universe entirely.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:26 pm

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njb902 wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:
njb902 wrote:If you're talking about the Karen Traviss thing then yes there was a hicup. However they have tried over the years to get it as right as they can. Why Lucas film changed the mandos I don't know, but I can live with a blip here and there.


Um...no. I'm not talking about the Karen Traviss thing. I'm talking about the writers knowingly killing off two Jedi despite knowing (especially in one case) that said Jedi was meant to be killed later in the timeframe.


Meh. Since this all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far away I just consider this stuff to be "historical" accounts. History is ripe with inaccuracies, so again inconsistencies are okay. I just don't want them to ignore the expanded universe entirely.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:29 pm

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Darth Bombshell wrote:
njb902 wrote:If you're talking about the Karen Traviss thing then yes there was a hicup. However they have tried over the years to get it as right as they can. Why Lucas film changed the mandos I don't know, but I can live with a blip here and there.


Um...no. I'm not talking about the Karen Traviss thing. I'm talking about the writers knowingly killing off two Jedi despite knowing (especially in one case) that said Jedi was meant to be killed later in the timeframe.


Meh. Since this all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far away I just consider this stuff to be "historical" accounts. History is ripe with inaccuracies, so again inconsistencies are okay. I just don't want them to ignore the expanded universe entirely.
Gotta wonder what's going on currently in that galaxy far far away. ;)



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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:36 pm

Sorry to burst your bubbles but the expanded universe stories are not official canon for the Star Wars saga. The Clone Wars show has already retconned a few things I believe. Only the movies and TV shows are official. George Lucas gave all his story notes to Kathleen Kennedy.

Simple facts for those still complaining. 1. George Lucas doesn't want to do more but he is open to others making them. 2. George Lucas is tired of the so called "fans" who do nothing but bitch and moan all the time. 3. Without the sale to Disney, there would be no more movies. 4. Disney do a great job working with studios. Just look at Pixar, ABC, Marvel and ESPN. 5. He has given Kathleen Kennedy all his notes and possible plot lines that he came up with when it was 12 movies. 6. Heir to the Empire will be a 24 year old story in 2015 and most Star Wars fans have already read it. Why not have something new?

This is a good move by George Lucas. It puts the studio in a great place to make more movies and no longer be influenced by the brown nosing "Yes Men" that George surrounded himself with.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:41 pm

Trikeboy wrote:Sorry to burst your bubbles but the expanded universe stories are not official canon for the Star Wars saga. The Clone Wars show has already retconned a few things I believe. Only the movies and TV shows are official. George Lucas gave all his story notes to Kathleen Kennedy.

Simple facts for those still complaining. 1. George Lucas doesn't want to do more but he is open to others making them. 2. George Lucas is tired of the so called "fans" who do nothing but bitch and moan all the time. 3. Without the sale to Disney, there would be no more movies. 4. Disney do a great job working with studios. Just look at Pixar, ABC, Marvel and ESPN. 5. He has given Kathleen Kennedy all his notes and possible plot lines that he came up with when it was 12 movies. 6. Heir to the Empire will be a 24 year old story in 2015 and most Star Wars fans have already read it. Why not have something new?

This is a good move by George Lucas. It puts the studio in a great place to make more movies and no longer be influenced by the brown nosing "Yes Men" that George surrounded himself with.



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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:42 pm

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Trikeboy wrote:3. Without the sale to Disney, there would be no more movies.
And there are those fans who are happy about there having been no more movies and do not want any more movies to be made. Why, there are even those who did not want the prequels to be made and only wanted/still want the Original Trilogy to remain the only Star Wars films.

Note: I am none of those fans and am intrigued by the prospect of new movies. ;)
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Darth Bombshell » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:06 pm

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njb902 wrote: Meh. Since this all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far away I just consider this stuff to be "historical" accounts. History is ripe with inaccuracies, so again inconsistencies are okay. I just don't want them to ignore the expanded universe entirely.


Oh, they've been "inconsistencies" when it comes to Star Wars since the very beginning. Thing is, there used to be people who actually bothered to fix them. No one like that's been around for quite some time.

Oh, and as for the two incidents I mentioned before, one can be described as an "inconsistency" (not really, but I can do it for the sake of an argument). The other is a flat out contradiction that no amount of band-aiding can fix.

Sabrblade wrote:Gotta wonder what's going on currently in that galaxy far far away. ;)


Oh, you know. Sith running around all over the place; Control of the Galactic Alliance handed over to a proven nutjob with severe delusions of sanity; nonsensical plots dragged out to eat up page space. Y’know. The usual.

(If you haven’t gathered by now, no, I am not a fan of the most recent novel series.)

Trikeboy wrote:Sorry to burst your bubbles but the expanded universe stories are not official canon for the Star Wars saga.


Then why allow it to continue? Why would he want to put work out there that doesn't fit his vision?

Trikeboy wrote:2. George Lucas is tired of the so called "fans" who do nothing but bitch and moan all the time.


Maybe we wouldn't bitch so much if he actually made an effort to have his work be more consistent. And to put out the original original trilogy on DVD instead of a new version ever so often on the latest format.

Trikeboy wrote:3. Without the sale to Disney, there would be no more movies.


And the problem with that would be...?

Trikeboy wrote:6. Heir to the Empire will be a 24 year old story in 2015 and most Star Wars fans have already read it. Why not have something new?


Because, as Clone Wars and the majority of the novels published in the past five years or so have proven, new does not equal good.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Shadowman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:44 pm

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Darth Bombshell wrote:Um...no. I'm not talking about the Karen Traviss thing. I'm talking about the writers knowingly killing off two Jedi despite knowing (especially in one case) that said Jedi was meant to be killed later in the timeframe.


Who and who?

Darth Bombshell wrote:Then why allow it to continue? Why would he want to put work out there that doesn't fit his vision?


So people can enjoy more Star Wars. It doesn't mean he has to actually pay attention to it.

Darth Bombshell wrote:Maybe we wouldn't bitch so much if he actually made an effort to have his work be more consistent.


He did. Unfortunately, he's not making it consistent with other people's works that have, for many, many years, been specifically described as lower-priority as far as canon goes.

Darth Bombshell wrote:Because, in my opinion, new does not equal good.


Fixed that for you. Some of us actually like Clone Wars. ;)
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:08 pm

I love the clone Wars, it's one of the few shows that both my wife and myself like.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Darth Bombshell » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:20 am

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Who and who?


Even Piell in Citadel Rescue (despite dying in the chronologically later Coruscant Nights: Jedi Twilight) and Adi Gallia in Revival (despite dying in the chronologically later Obsession miniseries.) Clone Wars Season Three and the Coruscant Nights trilogy were done at roughly the same time, so I can accept that it's a inconsistency. However, Clone Wars Season Five and Obsession were done seven years apart, so, in that case, what happened was done out of wilful ignorance on the part of past canon; they obviously could have found out what had happened before, but instead said, “Ah, *$@& it. We’ll do whatever the @*$& we want."

Shadowman wrote:So people can enjoy more Star Wars. It doesn't mean he has to actually pay attention to it.


He can either pay attention to it and make sure it all fits together, or he can choose which he wants to make "official" and discard the rest. He can't have it both ways.

Shadowman wrote:Fixed that for you. Some of us actually like Clone Wars. ;)


I like Clone Wars too. I just don't like when it decides to let off a few continuity farts. Unfortunately, it seems to be doing that a lot, lately.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Shadowman » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:57 am

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Darth Bombshell wrote:He can either pay attention to it and make sure it all fits together, or he can choose which he wants to make "official" and discard the rest. He can't have it both ways.


Correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't that what he's doing? Isn't that exactly what you're complaining about, keeping some parts but rendered the rest non-canon?

Darth Bombshell wrote:I like Clone Wars too. I just don't like when it decides to let off a few continuity farts. Unfortunately, it seems to be doing that a lot, lately.


The Mandalore thing convinced Karen Traviss to leave Star Wars fiction (Not in time to save Mara Jade, though) so it has that going for it.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:06 am

njb902 wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Sorry to burst your bubbles but the expanded universe stories are not official canon for the Star Wars saga. The Clone Wars show has already retconned a few things I believe. Only the movies and TV shows are official. George Lucas gave all his story notes to Kathleen Kennedy.

Simple facts for those still complaining. 1. George Lucas doesn't want to do more but he is open to others making them. 2. George Lucas is tired of the so called "fans" who do nothing but bitch and moan all the time. 3. Without the sale to Disney, there would be no more movies. 4. Disney do a great job working with studios. Just look at Pixar, ABC, Marvel and ESPN. 5. He has given Kathleen Kennedy all his notes and possible plot lines that he came up with when it was 12 movies. 6. Heir to the Empire will be a 24 year old story in 2015 and most Star Wars fans have already read it. Why not have something new?

This is a good move by George Lucas. It puts the studio in a great place to make more movies and no longer be influenced by the brown nosing "Yes Men" that George surrounded himself with.


Since when?


It is well documented over the years that the Expanded Universe isn't canon with the movies. George Lucas himself has stated that real Star Wars is only the movies. Everything else is licensed but he would never have bound himself to what other authors have done. If he wanted Chewbacca to be alive, he would have Chewbacca alive. Have you ever heard of the Holocron? It is something that exists at Lucasfilm that keeps track of all the continuities. One of these continuities is called G-canon. Which is the main canon of the Star Wars universe. The only things in this continuity are the movies, radio plays of the movies, novelisations of the movies and anything that George Lucas has stated as fact for his universe. The expanded universe, according to Lucas, is almost like a parallel universe.

From Total Film in May 2008
Lucas: The Star Wars story is really the tragedy of Darth Vader. That is the story. Once Vader dies, he doesn't come back to life, the Emperor doesn't get cloned and Luke doesn't get married..."


Starlog magazine August 2005
STARLOG: "The Star Wars Universe is so large and diverse. Do you ever find yourself confused by the subsidiary material that's in the novels, comics, and other offshoots?"

LUCAS: "I don't read that stuff. I haven't read any of the novels. I don't know anything about that world. That's a different world than my world. But I do try to keep it consistent. The way I do it now is they have a Star Wars Encyclopedia. So if I come up with a name or something else, I look it up and see if it has already been used. When I said [other people] could make their own Star Wars stories, we decided that, like Star Trek, we would have two universes: My universe and then this other one. They try to make their universe as consistent with mine as possible, but obviously they get enthusiastic and want to go off in other directions."


Authors have to get permission to do things in the Star Wars universe. One of the biggest was the aforementioned death of Chewbacca. George Lucas himself had to gave the ok to do that.

Essentially there are two Star Wars franchise. Those that follow the story that George Lucas created and those that other people write on.

BTW, I'm not a strong follower of the EU. I am not a subscriber to the whole Chewbacca life debt thing since the only references to this are in the expanded universe. The first references were in the Han Solo Adventures books.
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Burn » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:26 am

And people criticise Bay for his ego ... oh hey, here's George Lucas, he cries and runs away because the fans upset him. He ignores stories that he approved a license for.

Whatever. He may have created the characters, but that's the only good thing he's ever done for the franchise, unfortunately his bloated ego has made it impossible for him to see that.

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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming!

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:30 am

Burn wrote:And people criticise Bay for his ego ... oh hey, here's George Lucas, he cries and runs away because the fans upset him. He ignores stories that he approved a license for.

Whatever. He may have created the characters, but that's the only good thing he's ever done for the franchise, unfortunately his bloated ego has made it impossible for him to see that.

/end rant.


Lucas and Bay probably tie in the ego camp
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