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Old June 26 2014, 12:16 AM   #1396
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And of course, at the time the EU was some sort of nebulous semi-canon status.
Do you mean that it was canon unless contradicted by the films?
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Old June 26 2014, 12:17 AM   #1397
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And of course, at the time the EU was some sort of nebulous semi-canon status.
Do you mean that it was canon unless contradicted by the films?
Which means it wasn't canon at all.
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Old June 26 2014, 12:20 AM   #1398
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No, the term you're looking for is "canon".
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Old June 26 2014, 03:19 AM   #1399
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And of course, at the time the EU was some sort of nebulous semi-canon status.
Do you mean that it was canon unless contradicted by the films?
Well, back in the day, Lucas picked and chose what he wanted from the EU and incorporated it in the movies. For example, Coruscant was created in the EU.
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Old June 26 2014, 03:33 AM   #1400
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

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Also, the Boonta Eve holiday mentioned during the Podrace sequence in Episode I originally came from an episode of the mid-'80s Droids animated series, although in that episode it referred to speeder races and not podracing.
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Old June 26 2014, 09:48 AM   #1401
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And of course, at the time the EU was some sort of nebulous semi-canon status.
Do you mean that it was canon unless contradicted by the films?
Well, back in the day, Lucas picked and chose what he wanted from the EU and incorporated it in the movies. For example, Coruscant was created in the EU.
The name may come from the EU, the planet itself was conceived under a different name back when the OT was being developed. At one point the climactic battle in RotJ was going to be over the Imperial capital city-planet rather than Endor (with two Death Stars IIRC). Indeed, the look of Coruscant derives directly from the concept art Ralph McQuarrie created for it. Hell, TCW even directly adapted at least one of the scenes from his paintings.
A version of it might have also cropped up in one of the original drafts too, though I don't recall the details.

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Old June 26 2014, 11:41 AM   #1402
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Coruscant is pretty clearly a shout-out to Trantor, the galactic capital Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Wookieepedia claims:
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Indeed, one of the draft names of Coruscant was Jhantor, in homage to Asimov's work.
The first book of the Foundation trilogy also has a place called Korell, in which things are Korellian.
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Old June 26 2014, 11:59 AM   #1403
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Why don't they just put Han in a space-cast for the movie, and the opening space-crawl says he had a space-injury right before the space-movie space-started?
Because that would suck.
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Old June 27 2014, 12:27 AM   #1404
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But would it space-suck?
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Old June 27 2014, 12:33 AM   #1405
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No, that's reserved for Transformers movies.

But I kid the cinematic turds.
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Old June 27 2014, 11:16 AM   #1406
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But would it space-suck?
Considering the vacuum of space I would say yes.
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Old June 27 2014, 01:05 PM   #1407
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It's been mentioned many times that Lucas has a lot of notes that define the Star Wars universe. At certain points fans believed these notes were very well-defined (sort of Silmarillion sort of tome) but now I think most agree that it's just that--lots of isolated concepts and ideas, not all of it (in Lucas' mind) needing to elevate itself into canon. (One can only hope that bad ideas such as midichlorians didn't originate from the original notes, BTW)
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Old June 27 2014, 04:53 PM   #1408
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In this Lucas was consistent with what he’d said in the summer of 1977 — the first time he’d had to explain in more detail many of his concepts:

“The Force is really a way of seeing; it’s a way of being with life. It really has nothing to do with weapons. The Force gives you the power to have extra-sensory perception and to be able to see things and hear things, read minds and levitate things. It is said that certain creatures are born with a higher awareness of the Force than humans. Their brains are different. The Force is a perception of the reality that exists around us. You have to come to learn it. It’s not something you just get. It takes many, many years… Anyone who studied and worked hard could learn it. But you would have to do it on your own.”

[Please note: While we were preparing the text for The Making of Star Wars, Lucas added a note to this passage about midi-chlorians, bringing his original words in line with his later thoughts and the events of the prequel trilogy.]

It’s interesting to see, however, that in 1977 Lucas was already talking about creatures with a more natural capacity to interact with the Force; perhaps he was already thinking of a creature such as Yoda.
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But would it space-suck?
Considering the vacuum of space I would say yes.
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Old June 28 2014, 04:34 AM   #1410
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Considering the vacuum of space I would say yes.
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She’s gone from suck to blow.
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