« on: October 11, 2005, 03:45 PM »
lots of great "point of views" here, but all in all nobody from tim zahn on had any idea what lucas had in store for the prequels they only did their best guess and effort to continue the series and i'm sure a lot of us out there appreciate their efforts even if you're not a big EU fan. their efforts have brought about the rebirth of the Star Wars franchise who knows if tim hadn't written anything or if others hadn't followed him if there would even had been prequels, it was what over 10 years since rotj had come out till heir to the empire. star wars had all but been forgoten about. BUT and it's a big BUT after the prequels are now complete there are big flaws in the connections between the films and the EU.
if anybody wants to make a list please do, i'm tempted to start my own but i don't think i'd have the time.
so here's a couple things:
the emporer doesn't look like that cause he's so filled with the dark side, that it has scewed up his face he got shot in the face with lightning, and following that why would his clones begin to look like that even if they aged faster or were flawed.
r2-d2 knows everything-do i have to say anymore.
midichlorians? has that even been brought up in the EU? i'm sure there's not a that big of mystery as to what they are.
clone(s)/ing-big deal made in dark force rising about them running around but it's been going on for years and according to that guy on Kamino in EP II it was there "finest yet" so it's not even like the Republic was the first to have a clone army. i know somewhere they tried to come up with an explanation for this but to me it came off really really weak.
luke & leia have real family out there and i'm not talking adoptive or step family but blood relatives. padme's family was at her funeral. well they don't know who there mother was so how are they supposed to know about? them you might say. once again R2, and you're not telling me that obi, yoda, and especially Anakin seeing how important family was to him didn't tell luke or leia about that. none of them could give the super twins her name?
now i know i'm ranting and raving here and it's not to put down the EU world or those who are fans of it, i myself was one until the whole Vong thing came about. but the EU seems outdated if that's even the right term to use, now i know you can't just say okay let's start over again, but something has to change.