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Old February 25 2013, 10:43 PM   #16
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Re: the Star Wars Expanded universe

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Has the EU ever done time travel or alternate realities? Not "what ifs", but actual Trek "mirror, mirror" type alternates.
I heard there were some stories called "Star Wars Infinities" where the original trilogy stories were altered - like, what if Luke died on Hoth and Han tried to take the Jedi training, or what if Vader survived the duel on the second Death Star and went back to the good guys (imagine Vader in stark white armor instead of black). They're not in "continuity", though, just "what if" stories.

I don't foresee the new movies being weighed down by books and comic backstories, though, and since SW is more space opera fantasy than Star Trek, I don't think there are any avenues for allowing the alternative universe type of out that ST 2009 took.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:54 PM   #17
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Has the EU ever done time travel or alternate realities? Not "what ifs", but actual Trek "mirror, mirror" type alternates.
I heard there were some stories called "Star Wars Infinities" where the original trilogy stories were altered - like, what if Luke died on Hoth and Han tried to take the Jedi training, or what if Vader survived the duel on the second Death Star and went back to the good guys (imagine Vader in stark white armor instead of black). They're not in "continuity", though, just "what if" stories.
Yep, that would apply to the "not 'what ifs'" part of my post.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:35 PM   #18
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If the EU is totally contradicted in a way that the it can't merge around (like Boba Fett's original back story) then at least we can take all the original EU (including the original Clone Wars continuity) and separate it from the Sequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars. So at the very least we can say the Clone Wars continuity flubs are no longer an issue.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:28 AM   #19
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As a huge fan of the Star Wars EU, I'm totally fine with them completely disregarding it. We've had twenty years of that continuity, and it'd be interesting to see a different take on the post ROTJ timeline, knowing what we know from the Prequels.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:58 AM   #20
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I hope the expanded universe gets comlpetely tossed out the window. I believe 90% of it is total garbage, especially the Zahn books, so I want it gone. Dead dead dead...
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Old February 26 2013, 12:59 AM   #21
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The majority of pre ROTJ novels will probably be OK, but most of the later stuff will be trashed. If they're clever they could 'pull a JJ' and wrap up the last novel with an almighty reset to the death of the Emperor and soft boot the whole thing whilst leaving the dumped continuity as another timeline/loop.

Doubt they will bother though.
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Has the EU ever done time travel or alternate realities? Not "what ifs", but actual Trek "mirror, mirror" type alternates.
Never to my knowledge, but I eventually gave up on Star Wars lit during the Vong war and never went back.

I'd say it would be a first, and I'd assume it would be non-physical time travel, with a Jedi or Sith somehow sending their consciousness back in time to their younger self using The Force, and thus altering the timeline. The superseded EU would then become a closed loop but still exist...
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Old February 26 2013, 10:34 AM   #22
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There's been several instances of flow walking into the past but you can really only observe events and not really effect them. Other than that there's been no time travel that I can recall.
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Old February 26 2013, 11:18 AM   #23
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In a Donner party situation, what do think Jar Jar would taste like?

Of course, it also depends on how well you cook him.

Can you imagine Gungan as the special ingredient on Iron Chef?
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Old February 26 2013, 11:18 AM   #24
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There's been several instances of flow walking into the past but you can really only observe events and not really effect them. Other than that there's been no time travel that I can recall.
Just read your link.

You may not actually be able to change the past (or future) when flow walking, but if you could somehow impart information or an idea to someone else...there's leeway.

It would be a neater and more satisfying option (to me at least) to reset everything to the end of ROTJ without having the post movies EU 'not happen'.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:02 PM   #25
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legacy may be affected if Luke either has a different wife, no wife, or if Han and Leia have a completely different family. .
That's true, and it's definitely possible (and even likely, IMO). But I also think it's possible they'll cherry-pick some things from the EU and ignore others (there could be a Mara Jade Skywalker, but she and Luke could have a daughter instead of a son, perhaps, and she could be the hero of the new trilogy, who knows?).
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Old February 26 2013, 12:21 PM   #26
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In a Donner party situation, what do think Jar Jar would taste like?

Of course, it also depends on how well you cook him.

Can you imagine Gungan as the special ingredient on Iron Chef?
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Old February 26 2013, 01:49 PM   #27
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I too would prefer if some form of time travel would rewrite everything. That way at least it all happened, even if it can't continue to be the official story anymore.
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Old February 26 2013, 01:56 PM   #28
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So, Abrams would do the exact same thing that happened in Star Trek '09, a current continuity character from the future travels to the past and resets the timeline?
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Old February 26 2013, 03:59 PM   #29
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No, time travel is a bad idea. It's done more harm to Trek than anything else.
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Old February 26 2013, 04:08 PM   #30
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So, Abrams would do the exact same thing that happened in Star Trek '09, a current continuity character from the future travels to the past and resets the timeline?
In an odd turn of events that character will still be Spock.
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