Here There Be Dragons – Episode 7: Star Wars: The Expanded Trashcan

Nash gives some perspective on the Star Wars Expanded Universe and the recent announcement about canon

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8 Comments on "Here There Be Dragons – Episode 7: Star Wars: The Expanded Trashcan"

MatGreenfield
Guest
Agree entirely, my fandom of choice is Doctor Who and we pretty much have to accept that canon is something that happens to other people. After more than 5 decades of stories, the fact that the original creators left the show early on and that the BBC takes no particular stance on canon, we pretty much make shit up as we go along. If the Twelfth Doctor says something that contradicts something that Billy Hartnell said in 1965, or that Colin Baker said in 1985, we have to either find a way to reconcile it, choose which one we prefer… Read more »
Alaster Boneman
Guest

I had something of a similar experience with a 11 doctor book I read last year called darlick generation ( which in my humble opinion was one of the worst things I have ever read) were the story reffance a chacter from an other story that I had never read or even herd of befor and the book was written in such away as if we should know exactly who and what this chacter was and care.

Vader_the_White
Guest

I know. I mean, there are three separate destructions of Atlantis. Which they lampshade the hell out of in “The Magician’s Apprentice”. Though Doctor Who has a built in defense: time travel. Who know how much wibbly wobbly-ness causes continuity to be, to reference you, “fucked sideways”.

Alaster Boneman
Guest
As someone who has a very, very limited understanding of the expanded universe of star war I have to say I wasn’t overly upset that Disney fushed it. Let’s face it guys for every Mara Jade, and heir to the empire and darth Bane there was something silly or nonsensical. And that’s just the stuff that was set in the original trilogy and after the fall of the empire and beyond and that’s not including all the stuff set in the prequls or the clone wars or in the old Republic or even befor that with the sith empire. I… Read more »
Brad1ey Shaw
Guest
I started reading the books that came out in the mid to late 90’s and they were pretty good . . . you just need to remember one thing about them that’s very important: they are all written in a similar writing style that is easy to understand and is comfortable to the brain. If you missed ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye’, consider yourself fortunate and NEVER try to read it. That thing is horrible! My brain feels like it is shorting-out as I try to remember it. It was terribly written, poorly conceived and the events within it were… Read more »
Vader_the_White
Guest
Actually, the Ewok TV movies and the Holiday Special aren’t canon. The only things from before that remained canon are the six original films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and whatever random things George Lucas said (like the aforementioned “Stewjon”). I remember being worried that this was going to happened. Then it did and…I wasn’t upset. I was actually surprised. I just hope it was worth it. So far, it actually has been. I’ve enjoyed Rebels more than some previous stories involving the origins of the Alliance and I really enjoyed The Force Awakens, especially as it did something the… Read more »
Graham Garrett
Guest

It’s really not that bad. There were plenty of continuity errors in the EU and now that the movie is out, we can take comfort that they used plenty of (slightly adjusted) Expanded Universe material in the making of it.

Graham Garrett
Guest

Not to say that all the horrible things didn’t happen, just that there was plenty of good to latch onto.

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