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Do you accept the new Star Wars trilogy as canon?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by zinger_ghretzel, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. zinger_ghretzel

    zinger_ghretzel Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Do you accept the new Star Wars trilogy as a canon?

    Do do you consider only George Lucas’s work like something canonical (talking about movies) ?
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020
  2. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

    Of course it’s canon. That’s not to say there isn’t some great non-canonical items like the Dark Horse Star Wars comics etc.
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  3. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Impressed — “canon” spelled correctly every time thus far.

    We’ll see what happens with “role” if it comes up.
  4. The last three movies have been Star Wars films produced by Lucasfilm. They're canon. There is no arguing this, there is no alternative, there is no middle of the road.

    They are canon. You don't have to enjoy them, like them, think they're any good, or even resist (or give in to!) the urge to buy them on physical media and defecate on them in your front yard for all to see.

    They are absolutely canon, until the rights owners at some point in the future say otherwise.*

    *Gene Roddenberry thinking Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was purely apocryphal for a host of reasons mainly revolving around the fact that he did not like the final product also did not magically make that film non-canon.
  5. rhubarb9999

    rhubarb9999 Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    Star Wars ended in 1983
  6. rnranimal

    rnranimal Senior Member

  7. David Campbell

    David Campbell Forum Resident

    Luray, Virginia
    Yes. They are officially Canon.

    Now ,as a fan if you simply want to ignore these films,that works too. The Star Wars trilogy of trilogies make that easy to do. Each sort of stands on their own individually but together tell a larger story.

    I mean,it's all imaginary stories anyway,does it really matter if it is or isn't canon?

    Although if you are a member of the you know what menace who foolishly think if they whine and complain and stomp their feet and threaten boycotts that they will be able to bully Lucasfilm to strike the newest films from the official Canon ...ain't gonna happen. The sequel trilogy has made nearly 4 billion dollars combined to date. Like em or not ,they are now a part of the official canon and will forever be.
  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    100% canon. Lucas gave his approval to more canonical "Star Wars" when he sold the property to Disney...
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  9. Everything but the darned Star Wars Xmas special is canon...
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  10. From Twitter today:
    So not only does it matter, but apparently you have to be knee-deep in all the NON-canon too to be a "real" fan. :crazy:

    Needless to say this guy got soundly roasted by everybody from Michael Okuda to Chuck Wendig and other published Star Wars authors.
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  11. Yeah he’s kind of...obsesssed.
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  12. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I vote that only the "Star Wars Holiday Special" is canon!
  13. Yeah Bea Arthur is what makes it canon.
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  14. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Isn't C3PO based on Bea Arthur?
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  15. daca

    daca Currently on Double Secret Probation

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I did not vote, as the option of “Shooting all known copies of Star Wars movies made after 1983 out of a cannon towards the nearest nebula” was not listed.

    Edit: The Han Solo “I know” and the end scene in TRoS were great scenes. And the Darth Vader end scene in Rogue One was phenomenal.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020
  16. As soon as Grand Moff Tarkin gets off the toilet, the Death Star will be targeting your home.
  17. CraigBic

    CraigBic Forum Resident

    New Zealand

    I mean, why do I have to go to Europe to read the books?
  18. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    I thought EU stood for Ewok Universe?
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  19. CraigBic

    CraigBic Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    The Ewoks are becoming a real pest in Germany.
  20. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

    True fans can recite the dialog of all the shows in Klingon.
  21. David Campbell

    David Campbell Forum Resident

    Luray, Virginia
    Well since by this guy's definition I am a fan (yes,I have done some of all the above back in the day and I'm currently going through clone wars and enjoying it on Disney +), I guess I'm qualified enough to call him an idiot.

    If you've ever enjoyed any piece of Star Wars media whether one ,two ,three or more of the movies whether newer or older or a novel or a comic or cartoon,whatever you are a "real fan". This is not a phallic measuring contest.

    The elitism and gatekeeping of some of these guys is insulting and grids my gears. Of course,the worst of these types are the ones who believe your level of fandom is dictated about how loud and obnoxious one can be about dislike of whatever is in Vogue to hate within the fandom heirarcy. In the early to mid 2000's it was the Prequels. Now it's the sequels.

    I.E. "if you don't hate the sequel trilogy with a passion and hate Disney for making them you aren't a TRUE FAN"

    I mean get a life,Nerd. *

    *I can say that because I'm 2/4s nerdish.
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  22. David Campbell

    David Campbell Forum Resident

    Luray, Virginia
    I think it was some evil scheme by George Lucas gone wrong. Ever notice they all sorta look like him? Obviously some sick cloning experiments there.
  23. LivingForever

    LivingForever Forum Arachibutyrophobic

    There really is nothing more annoying than hardcore fans...

    (Of anything!)

    I used to enjoy hanging out on specific forums talking about the minutiae of certain bands/movies/TV shows but these days, give me this forum any day.
  24. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Well, I fell asleep halfway through the first one, so would have to say 'not interested.'

    I enjoyed Rogue One when it was on telly the other day, though.
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  25. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    I voted for non-canon (purely from my own personal perspective)... I accept that they exist but I literally have no interest in watching any of them again (and in the case of TRoS, even making the effort to go see it at all!)... Disney have wrung out SW like a damp rag in less than a decade; the idea of me not being excited about a new 'Wars film was unthinkable even during the prequels era, but the Mouse House is such an avaricious beast, and their approach to the new films so haphazard - if Kathleen Kennedy worked for a normal corporate division, she'd likely be fired by now for terrible management despite the money made under her tenure - it all feels just so... I don't know, so corporate... that it just leaves a sour taste in my mouth... and that's not even taking into account my own humble opinion that new trilogy simply has/had no story of any substance to tell, no sense of myth and/or resonance being imparted, no original and/or memorable setpieces (of which the prequels had in spades!), and was so grossly over-reliant on the iconography and overall nostalgia for the OT that it forgot to be a different and distinct thing in it's own right. And note to Disney; a Mary Sue character simply isn't interesting as the main protagonist... you need things at stake, painful sacrifices to be had, mistakes made and lessons learned for proper dramatic effect, none of which happened in this new trilogy from it's central lead character.

    OT theatrical versions for the win... after that, I'm done with SW... I really, really want to love the prequels, but with the exception of Episode III, they're interminable for the most part, alas...

    End transmission.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
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