Knights of the Old Republic Series on the way

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  1. JD

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    Completely agree, I've read several Star Trek books and comics that had been contradicted by canon long before I read them, and I was still able to enjoy them.
     
  2. Reverend

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    To give a more recent example: I found the Lego Freemaker show to be surprisingly enjoyable and not only did I not mind that it wasn't canon, it was a net positive. Indeed, it was a lot of fun! Remember fun? It's a thing I hear entertainment can sometimes be...
     
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  3. Set Harth

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    Are you for real? What do you think "they simply tossed it" means?
     
  4. flavaflav

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    Are you for real not providing any evidence from Lucas?
     
  5. Tuskin38

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    Can't decanonize something that wasn't canon in the first place.
     
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  6. JD

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    The Freemaker Adventures was a lot of fun, I think it's one of the most underrated parts of the franchise.
     
  7. Set Harth

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    exactamundo
     
  8. Kor

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    I would love it if this had the look of the old Dark Horse comics that took place thousands of years before the OT.

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  9. ichab

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    I just think the old republic era opens Disney up to a much more vast array of characters and interesting stories for the franchise. The OT era is pretty much done. There's really nothing else that would interest me other than a Darth Vader movie . Maybe they are skittish of going backwards because of the negative feedback from the prequals. It would be too bad if that's the case because the blowback to the prequals was purely because of poor execution, not lack of interest.
     
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  11. Ithekro

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    That a very wide area to cover (~25,000 BBY to ~1,000 BBY). Though most of the seemingly important stuff was between 4,000 BBY and 3,500 BBY (old Knight of the Old Republic Era comics (Dark Horse) and computer games (Bioware) fall mostly here) with 5,000 BBY (Great Hypespace War) having background for the 4,000 BBY part, and of course the end of it around 1,000 BBY with Darth Bane).
     
  12. Reverend

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    I suspect when they inevitably revisit that period that it'll be massively simplified and a lot closer to what Lucas envisioned: One Jedi preaching a greater embrace of the Dark Side is expelled but takes a whole chunk of the order with him. He later looses control and is killed and all hell breaks loose across the galaxy. The Republic falls, the constantly splintering Sith Empires rule the galaxy until they eventually all but destroy themselves.

    No Sith species, no galaxy wide wars that are over in five minutes because the Jedi commit mass-genocide. I could see certain characters and events being re-purposed into a new context, but by and large I think it'd be a lot different from what we've seen before.

    Personally what I'd lake to see is the Jedi before they became what they were in the Prequels. I have a general notion that the Sith schism was a wound the Order never really recovered from and the Sith Wars were really the beginning of the end for the Jedi. The last millennium after Bane was just a slow decent into stagnation.

    I wouldn't go so far as to call it "head canon" exactly, but I do have a general notion of what I think would make a more interesting trajectory for the Jedi than the one presented in the old EU comics.
    Firstly, that the Jedi at their peak weren't a weird, religious order of Space Police, but an entire galaxy spanning civilisation of force wielders in a time before the Mortis Gods retreated from the larger galaxy. Though in the *very* beginning, I tend to think the Jedi were just a handful of monks, wandering a galaxy consumed by darkness and barbarism. Seeking, recovering, preserving and sharing knowledge (since teaching and passing on wisdom seems to always be at the core of what a Jedi does.) which naturally leads them to be universally respected as neutral intermediaries and diplomats.
    I find this to be a lot more interesting than the EU's "they used to have swords...then they figured out lightsabers and changed their name to be less grey and more light" version of events. It also seems mostly in-line with the few glimpses we've seen of the ancient galaxy and the Old Republic.
     
  13. Ithekro

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    We've seen hints here and there of the long past in both the Clone Wars and Rebels. With echoes of it mentioned in The Force Awakens. Mostly in relation to the Sith, but sometimes the Jedi as well.
     
  14. ichab

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    Great news and glad that most likely it has nothing to do with the Rian Johnson trilogy that is in the works.

    I say just start with the first discovery of the force and move forward from there.
     
  15. Ithekro

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    35,000 years ago...on some remote planet...…

    "You don't want to sell me speeder insurance"

    "I don't want to sell you speeder insurance"
     
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  16. Set Harth

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    Who of course were not actually gods according to the writer of the arc.
     
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    Idle speculation-Snoke is the villain.
     
  18. ichab

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    Now it looks like it will be a new film trilogy.

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    This just might get me to pop back into TOR again.


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  19. Kor

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    I may have said it elsewhere, but I want this to have more of a fantasy aesthetic, like the excellent "Tales of the Jedi" comics that Dark Horse did in the 90s.

    Kor
     
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  20. ichab

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    Probably said it in the other KOTOR thread that just popped up.