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Yesterday was Tuesday, right? But today is Tuesday too!
The fact we STILL reblog these posts every Tuesday five seasons later should be convincing enough to bring Gabriel back already
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This week, All Things Considered will be exploring a counterfactual history of World War I.
WWI shook up the world in a dramatic way — and from the chaos emerged inventions, words and other things we still use today. Can you identify them all?
as we work to create light for others we naturally light our own way
When Yoda was in the Cave on Dagobah, he witnessed Order 66 and the Jedi Shaak Ti being killed. It is hard to tell who killed her in the Star Wars Universe (She was killed three ways: By General Grievous, Anakin/Darth Vader, and Galen Marek in The Force Unleashed video game (which is uncanon)).
The visual is very unclear on who killed her. But StarWars.com has confirmed that it was Anakin/Darth Vader that killed her.
I hate how they totally disregarded the Force Unleashed. That IS a canon game and Starkiller kills her. Yes, the deleted scene in Episode 3 showed Anakin killing her, but that’s why it was a deleted scene. Which was deleted for a reason. So stupid.
Yes, you are right to an extent. But recently, the Luscasfilm Story Group has established that everything in the EU is NOT canon- This includes everything that is a comic, novel, and video game.
At one time, TFU was canon in the Star Wars Universe. But, with the production of Rebels and Episodes VII through IX AND spin-off films, Lucasfilm will need some room to play with. And I’m sure they don’t want to hurdle over every single detail that’s established in the EU.
So, though it’s aggravating, it makes sense. Anakin killed off most of the Jedi anyway. Why not Shaak Ti? Besides, in TCW she never really had an awesome legacy save for taking care of the clones on Kamino.
Nevertheless though. Star Wars IS making a difference with the canon/not canon diversities and debates. Just recently, a Sith home world has been branded as Moriband instead of the popular, EU planet Korriban. This upset a lot of EU fans. But, Lucasfilm made it up by officially making the ancient Sith Lord Darth Bane part of the Star Wars continuity.
As of now, we just have to remain patient and let the Force guide us. Star Wars just keeps getting better and better and I look forward to the direction it’s heading!
But they give literally no reason to change anything. None at all. It’s been Korriban for literally over 10 years now. Why change the name? What’s even the purpose?
Well. I do not work for Lucasfilm or are a mind reader…But the Star Wars website says:
"At the start of story development, the Sith world was called Korriban, but George Lucas preferred to change its name to Moraband. A world so ancient could have been known by different names in different eras." -StarWars
This makes sense. I’m sure not every planet was named a specific name for millions of year. In EU history, the planet Tatooine used to be a water planet, but I’m not sure it was called Tatooine at that time. George’s change of the name paves the way for the evolution of planets and their names.
Though hopefully, with all the changes, they might be smart enough to realize there are some things that SHOULD stay the same or even be expanded on. One of the greatest things the could do is implement Mara Jade and thus make her canon.
Though it would be nice to have some more EU characters added to the continuity, NOW is NOT the time! Star Wars is busy making three plus movies specifically dealing with events after Episode VI. Lucasfilm made the EU (which includes Mara Jade) uncanon to give them play room.
If there were to be a Mara Jade in the new movies, hardcore EU comic/novel fans will demand that the movies align with the EU timeline perfectly. That obviously cannot be done. There is over 20 years of EU content. It would be impossible for a movie to be based off of the EU or for a movie to be made around the EU. So, easiest thing to do, is make the EU uncanon and let Star Wars from the mind of George Lucas be canon.
This also ties in to Darth Bane being in the 13th episode of Season 6. It was very odd to the Star Wars community that this “Darth Bane” had a totally different look than the EU Darth Bane. Well, StarWars.com says that Darth Bane was actually thought of by George Lucas himself but was illustrated and broadened by independent illustrators and authors.
With Darth Bane being in the 13th episode in the image George wanted him to be in, it reminds fans that George Lucas is what made Star Wars. He created Darth Bane. He’s gonna make Darth Bane in his image.
With that in mind, Mara Jade probably was not thought of by him. Lucas has written the drafts out for the new episodes. So I would assume there will be very little (if at all) EU characters in the new movies.
But it’s all for the better. We are getting Star Wars based on the creator.
(Not to mention, Darth Bane lived (in the EU) 1000 years before Ep. IV. It didn’t really hurt anything to put him in that episode for a few seconds.)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 6.
Star Wars Compilation - TereseNielsen
Tomorrow, Lucasfilm will release final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix, but the season won’t include an arc centered on one of the show’s main characters, Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan Ahsoka Tano. That’s a shame, not just because Ahsoka’s growth has been one of the most compelling aspects of the series, but also because her character development has wildly improved the onscreen arm of the Star Wars franchise.
Good stuff :D
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