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(Orlando Sentinel)   May the Fourth be with you today, Star Wars fans. Here are forty-one things you can do to celebrate this joyous day that don't involve trying to forget how JJ Abrams has upended the Expanded Universe for his own twisted desires   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 89
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2014-05-04 11:01:59 AM  
Oh, stop whining. So the EU is now effectively an alternative timeline. Big whoop.

Back in the day, idiots like you biatched about Darth Vader being Luke's father, because that brought up the idea of redemption instead of just killing ol' Spittoon-head in cold blood.
 
2014-05-04 11:34:51 AM  
The Expanded Universe is stupid anyway.
 
2014-05-04 12:05:25 PM  

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"Issa that time again?!"

 
2014-05-04 12:06:25 PM  
The EU was composed of 99% fanfiction crap and 1% good stuff.

The Expanded Universe existed solely so that publishers could cash in on the Star Wars logo for their badly written stories and so that George Lucas could have even more dumptruck loads of money dumped into his bank account.

That is it.  That is all.

Disney is doing the fans a favor by wiping out the post-Endor nonsense.  Aside from a few gems among the characters and story arcs, nothing in that tangled pile of shiat deserves saving.
 
2014-05-04 12:16:12 PM  
Tried to watch the extra features from my bluray saga set today. It's biggest pain in the ass menu ever created to watch just a couple of mins of actual stuff at a a time.
 
2014-05-04 12:16:18 PM  

Infernalist: The EU was composed of 99% fanfiction crap and 1% good stuff.

The Expanded Universe existed solely so that publishers could cash in on the Star Wars logo for their badly written stories and so that George Lucas could have even more dumptruck loads of money dumped into his bank account.

That is it.  That is all.

Disney is doing the fans a favor by wiping out the post-Endor nonsense.  Aside from a few gems among the characters and story arcs, nothing in that tangled pile of shiat deserves saving.


You can listen to this guy, or you can have force-absorbing worms and clones with as many extra vowels in their names as you can handle.  Your call.

Signed,

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2014-05-04 12:18:20 PM  
No-one cares about the EU. It's like the Tom Bombadil of Star Wars.
 
2014-05-04 12:18:24 PM  
For God's sake, the EU isn't gone, they just aren't basing the new trilogy on it!
 
2014-05-04 12:21:30 PM  
Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade will always live on in my heart and my multi-chaptered fanfiction "Blue Fingers In the Emperor's Hand."
 
2014-05-04 12:35:15 PM  
I'm dark side. I'm waiting for Revenge of the Sixth.
 
2014-05-04 12:38:25 PM  
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2014-05-04 12:43:57 PM  
Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.
 
2014-05-04 12:55:23 PM  

Raddamant: Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.


But could Wolverine's claws cut Superman?  I gotta know!!
 
2014-05-04 12:55:58 PM  
Number 42: wipe the Cheetos off your face, climb the basement stairs, and go outside.
 
2014-05-04 12:57:17 PM  
That was brilliant Sooner.
 
2014-05-04 12:57:55 PM  
Slobber all you want over Abrams's knob  but at the end of this he will, in fact, destroy everything that we love about Star Wars just like he did with Trek.
 
2014-05-04 12:59:06 PM  
Look, I'm OK with jettisoning the EU.

Here's the problem:

If they use Thrawn, the Twins, Ben Skywalker, Mara Jade, etc. then they have to cut Tim Zahn in for a big chunk of profit.

The same thing happened in Trek and why Nicholas Lorcarno turned into Tom Paris.

If they want to give Zahn a taste, I'm fine with that, but it comes down to money.
 
2014-05-04 01:04:21 PM  
May 4th? Happy Kent State Day, everybody!

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2014-05-04 01:15:15 PM  
Oblig: Patton Oswalt's  At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel on YouTube (NSFW)

Also: Angry StarWarsFan on twitter for a few hours until he starts screaming about Game of Thrones again:

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2014-05-04 01:17:57 PM  

Bslim: Slobber all you want over Abrams's knob  but at the end of this he will, in fact, destroy everything that we love about Star Wars just like he did with Trek.


Because Nemesis and Insurrection were awesome

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2014-05-04 01:20:44 PM  
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It doesn't matter who was going to do Ep 7(be it Spielberg, Lucas, Abrams, or anyone else), they weren't going to stick to the EU anyways.

Bslim: Slobber all you want over Abrams's knob  but at the end of this he will, in fact, destroy everything that we love about Star Wars just like he did with Trek.


While I don't think he can turn out an "Empire Strikes Back" level movie, I do think he can turn out a film as good as Return of the Jedi, A New Hope, or Revenge of the Sith.
 
2014-05-04 01:22:16 PM  

Raddamant: Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.


Nope. Vader does the Mind Trick and forces an Enterprise crewmember to press the warp core overload button or self destruct button.

/Lets get this SW v ST party started
 
2014-05-04 01:25:36 PM  

MattyFridays: Here's the problem:

If they use Thrawn, the Twins, Ben Skywalker, Mara Jade, etc. then they have to cut Tim Zahn in for a big chunk of profit.


I thought all of the EU stuff was basically work-for-hire, so Luscafilm owned the copyrights to the characters, and the author only had rights to the actual book version. Unless they adapted the actual book, the authors likely wouldn't get paid anything for use of the characters, similar to how Bill Mantlo doesn't get jack off the Guardians of the Galaxy movie because he created Rocket Raccoon when he was work-for-hire at Marvel. Maybe the contract for Heir to the Empire was a little better than most EU stuff, but I think most of the authors don't own anything they create.
 
2014-05-04 01:27:56 PM  

bhcompy: While I don't think he can turn out an "Empire Strikes Back" level movie, I do think he can turn out a film as good as Return of the Jedi, A New Hope, or Revenge of the Sith.


It'll probably be better than RotS.  It won't be able to compete with the originals for anyone over 35 or so, through no fault of his own.  For the whippersnappers, maybe.
 
2014-05-04 01:30:12 PM  

Bslim: Slobber all you want over Abrams's knob  but at the end of this he will, in fact, destroy everything that we love about Star Wars just like he did with Trek.


The way I look at it is: it's a new filmmaker, a new filmmaking team, and a new generation.  If you're expecting more of the original, it's naivete.  If you're expecting it to be automatically bad, well, I can't hold being a cynic against you, but pessimism?  Yeah.

Me?  I'm going to hope for the best and try to judge on its own merits rather than hope it's the Star Wars I remember from being a kid.  Because in my advanced years, I'm trying not to shiat all over things just because I'm not in the target demographic anymore.
 
2014-05-04 01:33:45 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Raddamant: Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.

Nope. Vader does the Mind Trick and forces an Enterprise crewmember to press the warp core overload button or self destruct button.

/Lets get this SW v ST party started


Even DS9 is better than the prequels.

/team ST.
 
2014-05-04 01:36:34 PM  
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I forget why I did the SW football pics -- I think someone said Bill Belichick was Darth Vader? but anyways....yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeah.

and the last is me with Lego Darth Maul
 
2014-05-04 01:42:52 PM  
Oh noes, my favorite childhood movies which in actuality were thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicles  to sell cheap plastic merchandise have been hijacked by a major corporation and turned into a shameless money making venture.

www.head-fi.org
 
2014-05-04 01:46:00 PM  

PanicMan: Metaluna Mutant: Raddamant: Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.

Nope. Vader does the Mind Trick and forces an Enterprise crewmember to press the warp core overload button or self destruct button.

/Lets get this SW v ST party started

Even DS9 is better than the prequels.

/team ST.


Enterprise is better then the prequels.
 
2014-05-04 01:50:22 PM  
The dumbest thing I've heard regarding the "unforgivable slap in the face" to the EU and it's fans is that Star Wars inc. will be losing "so much money" from hordes of angry fanbois boycotting this new trilogy because Mara Jade or Thrawn or The Twins or Rogue Squadron or some other BS is going to be left out and they're gonna be sorry etc...As if these idiots won't be camping out two weeks before in their home made wookie suits for opening night. Jesus Christ fark off already.

/granted the movie could still be a giant turd.
 
2014-05-04 01:53:05 PM  

Infernalist: The EU was composed of 99% fanfiction crap and 1% good stuff.


This. And for the record: the Thrawn-trilogy is part of the 99%. If you have an entire galaxy at your disposal, then it doesn't make sense that the same people keep running into each other on different planets. Zahn treats a galaxy as if it's one of those western towns that has a single street.
 
2014-05-04 01:53:30 PM  

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I *WAS* going to introduce my granddaughter to Star Wars today. On second thought ...  *backs slowly away*
 
2014-05-04 01:55:00 PM  

Steep Spiral: The dumbest thing I've heard regarding the "unforgivable slap in the face" to the EU and it's fans is that Star Wars inc. will be losing "so much money" from hordes of angry fanbois boycotting this new trilogy because Mara Jade or Thrawn or The Twins or Rogue Squadron or some other BS is going to be left out and they're gonna be sorry etc...As if these idiots won't be camping out two weeks before in their home made wookie suits for opening night. Jesus Christ fark off already.

/granted the movie could still be a giant turd.


They might as well camp out. It ain't like they wives or kids to see. Plus it will allow thier moms to air out the basement. The loser stench can be overpowering.
 
2014-05-04 02:01:47 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: PanicMan: Metaluna Mutant: Raddamant: Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.

Nope. Vader does the Mind Trick and forces an Enterprise crewmember to press the warp core overload button or self destruct button.

/Lets get this SW v ST party started

Even DS9 is better than the prequels.

/team ST.

Enterprise is better then the prequels.


Ep's I and II sure. But not ep III.
 
2014-05-04 02:12:58 PM  

Savage Belief: Mid_mo_mad_man: PanicMan: Metaluna Mutant: Raddamant: Whatever, NCC 1701 woulda blown up the Death Star so this is irrelevant.

Nope. Vader does the Mind Trick and forces an Enterprise crewmember to press the warp core overload button or self destruct button.

/Lets get this SW v ST party started

Even DS9 is better than the prequels.

/team ST.

Enterprise is better then the prequels.

Ep's I and II sure. But not ep III.


Season 4 of Enterprise is better then any form of SW. Plus mirror version of T'Pol is the hottest thing in scifi
 
2014-05-04 02:14:18 PM  
These SW vs ST threads are always entertaining.

My make-believe people are better than your make-believe people!

lol
 
2014-05-04 02:15:14 PM  
 
2014-05-04 02:22:21 PM  

zerkalo: I'll be doing the Star Wars quiz with Geeks Who Drink this afternoon

Nation wide!


i can practically see the white hourse from the back yard... tempting
 
2014-05-04 02:31:39 PM  

Bslim: Slobber all you want over Abrams's knob  but at the end of this he will, in fact, destroy everything that we love about Star Wars just like he did with Trek.


Naw, he turned Trek INTO Star Wars. I have faith.
 
2014-05-04 02:43:43 PM  

InmanRoshi: Oh noes, my favorite childhood movies which in actuality were thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicles to sell cheap plastic merchandise have been hijacked by a major corporation and turned into a shameless money making venture.


suck a fat one, jackass.

star wars was not a thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicle.  It sort of evolved into that out of massive demand for merch, but Star Wars had no merch when it released.  Lucas didn't shovel action figures in our faces.  We farking DEMANDED them.

Oh - and it wasn't like there much out there for years anyway.
 
2014-05-04 02:50:26 PM  

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The ones with the chick in lingerie and the Vader mask I find...disturbing.

I think I will see my shrink this week.
 
2014-05-04 02:54:15 PM  
What I find so amusing about the people who say "Good, the EU was crap anyway" is that they are implicitly suggesting that the prequels were somehow better.  In a just world, they would have declared the prequels non-canon as well.
 
2014-05-04 03:01:49 PM  

Infernalist: These SW vs ST threads are always entertaining.

My make-believe people are better than your make-believe people!

lol


frepnog: InmanRoshi: Oh noes, my favorite childhood movies which in actuality were thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicles to sell cheap plastic merchandise have been hijacked by a major corporation and turned into a shameless money making venture.

suck a fat one, jackass.

star wars was not a thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicle.  It sort of evolved into that out of massive demand for merch, but Star Wars had no merch when it released.  Lucas didn't shovel action figures in our faces.  We farking DEMANDED them.

Oh - and it wasn't like there much out there for years anyway.


And the inevitable butt-hurt that comes with them.
 
2014-05-04 03:02:20 PM  
I had a Colt 45 today to celebrate.

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2014-05-04 03:04:28 PM  

bongon247: And the inevitable butt-hurt that comes with them.


who is butt-hurt?  star wars did not launch as a tool to sell toys.  this is just fact.
 
2014-05-04 03:06:23 PM  

Teufelaffe: What I find so amusing about the people who say "Good, the EU was crap anyway" is that they are implicitly suggesting that the prequels were somehow better.  In a just world, they would have declared the prequels non-canon as well.


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2014-05-04 03:12:27 PM  

Teufelaffe: What I find so amusing about the people who say "Good, the EU was crap anyway" is that they are implicitly suggesting that the prequels were somehow better.  In a just world, they would have declared the prequels non-canon as well.


The prequels can be better without being good.
 
2014-05-04 03:20:29 PM  

InmanRoshi: Oh noes, my favorite childhood movies which in actuality were thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicles  to sell cheap plastic merchandise have been hijacked by a major corporation and turned into a shameless money making venture.

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2014-05-04 03:23:41 PM  

bongon247: Infernalist: These SW vs ST threads are always entertaining.

My make-believe people are better than your make-believe people!

lol

frepnog: InmanRoshi: Oh noes, my favorite childhood movies which in actuality were thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicles to sell cheap plastic merchandise have been hijacked by a major corporation and turned into a shameless money making venture.

suck a fat one, jackass.

star wars was not a thinly disguised marketing commercial vehicle.  It sort of evolved into that out of massive demand for merch, but Star Wars had no merch when it released.  Lucas didn't shovel action figures in our faces.  We farking DEMANDED them.

Oh - and it wasn't like there much out there for years anyway.

And the inevitable butt-hurt that comes with them.


SW butthurt is the best kind of butthurt.
 
2014-05-04 03:42:26 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: SW butthurt is the best kind of butthurt.


nonsense. ST butthurt is vastly more entertaining
 
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