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Old April 7 2013, 04:43 PM   #16
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Re: Star Trek/Star Wars have switched places!

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Now the sequel trilogy is going to invalidate a vast swath of the EU
Says who? No one knows what the new trilogy will be about.
Says common sense. Typically, tie-in novels and comics are read by maybe 1-2% of the filmgoing or TV-watching audience. Nobody's going to avoid making a movie the way they want to just because a tiny fraction of the audience will find it contradicts something they've read. Tie-ins just aren't that important in the grand scheme of things -- and I'm saying that as a tie-in writer. As a rule, tie-ins follow the films' lead, not the other way around. The canon can draw on ideas from the tie-ins when it's useful, but it can also contradict them when it's useful, because the canon always takes priority. One shouldn't expect any canon to be constrained by its tie-ins.

Besides, we've already seen The Clone Wars contradict the EU where its portrayal of Mandalore was concerned, not to mention contradicting the previous Tartakovsky Clone Wars animated series. Heck, canon contradicting tie-ins goes all the way back to The Empire Strikes Back -- since there was an early Marvel comic with a flashback alleging that Obi-Wan had once gone on a mission with both Darth Vader and Luke's father. Not to mention the stuff in Splinter of the Mind's Eye that was pretty much ignored in later films. Heck, the prequels even ignored or contradicted some details from the original trilogy, and the special editions of the OT changed things in the movies themselves. Even canon isn't immune from contradiction, in SW or any other long-running fictional franchise. It's always the prerogative of new works to overwrite elements of earlier works.
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Old April 9 2013, 08:52 PM   #17
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Re: Star Trek/Star Wars have switched places!

Going back to Abramsverse elements sneaking into the novelverse, it would be cool to find out if that supervolcano erupted on Nibiru. Or did Pike's Enterprise, or maybe another starship, prevent it in the prime-universe too?
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Old April 10 2013, 03:31 PM   #18
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It looks like one of the Nu Trek novels put into limbo after the 2009 movie was about Spock adapting to being in a new universe.

To get into his head and see how the two universes are different and alike would be....

"fascinating"
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Old April 11 2013, 07:01 AM   #19
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Actually there is what looks like it could be a flying car in this shot from All Good Things... At least that what I've always thought it was, because it doesn't really look like any of the shuttles we saw anywhere else in the series.
I seem to recall a flying car in "Yesteryear" (TAS)?
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Old April 11 2013, 03:48 PM   #20
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Re: Star Trek/Star Wars have switched places!

^As I said in post #14.
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Old April 11 2013, 05:31 PM   #21
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^As I said in post #14.
Reason for editing: "ah, Christopher noted it."

Already added.
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Old April 11 2013, 07:50 PM   #22
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Can't say I care too much. The nineties glory days of SWlit are long gone. NJO pretty much killed it for me, all I read now is whatever Zahn puts out.
I am not sure this is the right thread, but why do people like Zahn so much? I felt that he and KJ Anderson locked EU into a fairly uninteresting narrative.
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Old April 11 2013, 09:18 PM   #23
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For me the restart of the SW novels Zahn did was a big deal. In this product saturated era it's hard to imagine the desert that SWlit was pre 'Heir'. I liked it so much I picked up his Conquerors novels too, which are O.K.

There was HUGE excitement at the time.
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