Praeothmin wrote:Yes, strangely enough, Coruscant in the EU described the city-wide planet at the center of the Empire, and Lucas used it to describe the city-wide planet at the center of the Empire/Republic...
While I agree (as I've said many times) he may not be aware of everything, I'm pretty sure (and examples like these tend to infer heavily) he's got a pretty good knowledge of what the EU contains in general...
And this still doesn't make the EU invalid, and it fits pretty well with "if it does not contradict the higher canon, then it is good"...
, it doesn't...not at all. That's the wishful-thinking invention of EU-Completists and fanbois, so that they can cherry-mine the endless-fanwank known as the Expanded Universe, to support their fanbois EU-niverse with the ridiculous claims presented therein.
Rather the FACT would be the opposite: i.e. that EU material is only canon, if it's corroborated
by the G-canon.
Again, here's the actual
]LUCAS: I don't read that stuff. I haven't read any of the novels. I don't know anything about that world. That's a different world than my world. But I do try to keep it consistent. The way I do it now is they have a Star Wars Encyclopedia. So if I come up with a name or something else, I look it up and see if it has already been used. When I said [other people] could make their own Star Wars stories, we decided that, like Star Trek, we would have two universes: My universe and then this other one. They try to make their universe as consistent with mine as possible, but obviously they get enthusiastic and want to go off in other directions."
- George Lucas, Flannelled One, Aug. 2005 - "New Hopes" interview in Starlog #337
Leland Chee, 2006 at StarWars.Com:
"The only relevant official continuities are the current versions of the films alone, and the combined current version of the films along with whatever else we've got in the Holocron. You're never going to know what George's view of the universe beyond the films at any given time because it is constantly evolving. It remains elastic until it gets committed to film or another official source. Even then, we know there's always room for change.
[...] Anything not in the current version of the films is irrelevant to Film only continuity."
- Sue Rostoni, Lucas Licensing (LLP Managing Editor), Sept. 2005 - StarWars.com forum post:
"Within the issue of Starlog magazine with the War of the Worlds cover is an interview article with George Lucas. He stated something which he had said before, which is that he doesn't follow the SW EU, he doesn't read the books or comics. He also said that when they started doing all this (which is allowing other storytellers to tell their own SW tales), he had decreed that the Star Wars Universe would be split into two just like Star Trek (I don't know nuts about Star Trek, so don't ask me about that), one would be his own universe (the six episode movie saga), the other would be a whole other universe (the Expanded Universe). He continued to say that the EU tries as much as possible to tie in to his own universe, but sometimes they move into a whole other line of their own.”
So there you have it: there's 2 universes, whatever the EU-fanbois may say.
I know a lot of people don't like the EU because it has many good things for SW, but it also has many bad things.
More like IT'S ...NOT....CANON.
It's a FANWANK which LFL publishes-- PERIOD.
And those same people then give the Federation things like the Genesis device, even though it was never heard from or seen after TWoK.
Doesn't matter, it's film-canon.
Same thing with Transphasic torpedoes and armor: while the Feds do have the technology, they never, ever used it, even when it would have been necessary...
More like Transphasic torpedoes and bat-armor were introduced in "Endgame," and that was the latest-year installment of "Star Trek" ever seen (before Star Trek 2009); therefore of course we wouldn't see them in following
productions like "Enterprise," since they were set long before
The only Star Trek year seen after Endgame, was Star Trek 2009. And guess what? Now they have RED MATTER! BWAHAHAHHAHHAHAA!