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Old September 23 2014, 02:45 AM   #76
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Re: The Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Guide

Well we've had Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin for over 20 years now. I find it difficult to believe that Disney would completely and absolutely discard them.
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Old September 23 2014, 03:02 AM   #77
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Well I'm afraid you'll be surprised next winter then. There's no way the creator's of the new films even gave those characters a first, let alone second, thought.
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Old September 23 2014, 03:13 AM   #78
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Well I'm afraid you'll be surprised next winter then. There's no way the creator's of the new films even gave those characters a first, let alone second, thought.
Yep.
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Old September 23 2014, 03:14 AM   #79
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It could go either way. It depends on what story they want to tell. If the existing characters can serve that story, they'll use them. If it serves their story to go a different direction instead, they won't use them.

Fans get fixated on "Will there be continuity or won't there," but continuity is not the end, just the means. The end is telling the story, so that's the direction you need to approach it from. They'll use whatever serves the story, whether it's original or borrowed.
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Old September 23 2014, 03:25 AM   #80
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I really like the Star Wars addition to the site. I always found the EU a bit too established to get into late in the game, but I may give it a try with this new continuity. If I had one piece of criticism, it's that listing each Clone Wars episode individually feels cumbersome to me.
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Old September 23 2014, 12:26 PM   #81
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I really like the Star Wars addition to the site. I always found the EU a bit too established to get into late in the game, but I may give it a try with this new continuity. If I had one piece of criticism, it's that listing each Clone Wars episode individually feels cumbersome to me.
The problem is that the Clone Wars episodes aren't in chronological order, so there's no way to do, like, "Season 5" because within Season 5 the order needs to be changed.
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Old September 23 2014, 02:00 PM   #82
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^And one can't really list them by story arcs, because the arcs don't have blanket titles.
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Old September 23 2014, 03:09 PM   #83
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Yes those were my thoughts as well. It does look a little clunky, and causes the list to look much bigger than it currently really is, but that's just the way it has to be.
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Old September 23 2014, 04:03 PM   #84
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If you do watch the CW in chronological order, it does flow pretty well actually. Well worth the effort, which is pretty easy now that the whole show is on Netflix. IMHO TCW was some of the best Star Wars in many, many years.
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Old September 23 2014, 08:32 PM   #85
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In terms of continuity cross-pollination, we've seen numerous elements in STO being based on TrekLit. Have any Online elements cropped up in the current TrekLit continuity (not counting the Needs of the Many novel)?
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Old September 23 2014, 09:04 PM   #86
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Have any Online elements cropped up in the current TrekLit continuity (not counting the Needs of the Many novel)?
That novel is not in the current Trek Lit continuity. It was written to be part of the STO continuity.
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Old September 23 2014, 09:32 PM   #87
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Have any Online elements cropped up in the current TrekLit continuity?
I can't think of any.

I have been wondering if, say, Aennik Okeg will ever make an appearance in Trek lit, or a Deferi will randomly show up at some point.
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Old September 25 2014, 04:24 PM   #88
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Have any Online elements cropped up in the current TrekLit continuity (not counting the Needs of the Many novel)?
That novel is not in the current Trek Lit continuity. It was written to be part of the STO continuity.
It has ties. Dulmur references the events of Before Dishonor and Destiny. The book posits that STO and TrekLit are set in the same multiverse but different timelines.
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Old September 25 2014, 05:10 PM   #89
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^It purports to have ties. The novel continuity is under no obligation to acknowledge its premise. Besides, you asked if elements from STO have shown up in the Trek Lit continuity, not if elements of the Trek Lit continuity have shown up in an STO work.
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Old September 25 2014, 06:29 PM   #90
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^It purports to have ties. The novel continuity is under no obligation to acknowledge its premise. Besides, you asked if elements from STO have shown up in the Trek Lit continuity, not if elements of the Trek Lit continuity have shown up in an STO work.
True. I tried to be overcorrect to prevent somebody from assuming I forgot about the book.
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