Post by Cem-Ji Pobroo on Dec 12, 2007 13:41:52 GMT -5
with mr. lucas not finishing the series he is leaving it open to millions of possibilities. that may be what he wants the star wars universe to go on forever instead of dying out at episode 9. clouded the future is.
Even if Lucas made up to 9, we still could've had an EU. Things necessarily wouldn't die out. At least there's the 2 shows coming out soon. Who knows what Lucas may do? He also said how he never wanted Star Wars or Indy to be on DVD.
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Post by Larwi B'nu on Sept 27, 2009 9:10:43 GMT -5
I'm not sure I can really contribute to this one, because I don't know too much about the Expanded Universe Jedi or the EU Luke. What I do know about it is that it is very different from the original Jedi Order. He's made a lot of concessions for the new order, making the Jedi less monastic and more "modern", I suppose is the best way to describe it. But if you look at his track record, he's had a lot of students fall to the Dark Side. But the original Jedi Council was blind to the presence of a Sith Lord in the Old Republic. Say what you will about Palpatine being clever or devious and able to manipulate events without ever revealing himself until it was too late, I still think that was the greatest failure of the original Jedi Council. They meditated and they knew there was a Sith apprentice on the loose (Darth Maul and then Darth Tyranus), and they knew the Rule of Two. I think if they had put enough energy into it, they could have realized Palpatine was Darth Sidious. He was right in their face the entire time, and maybe that was his greatest weapon (being so close to home and public that there was no way he could have been a Sith Lord), but they really dropped the ball on that one. Back to the original question, Luke has changed the Order, realizing, rightly, I might add, that they ultimately failed as a group. Is the Order collapsing around him? Yes, essentially, especially now that Daala has arrested him or some such whatever (I just read Millenium Falcon; I don't know if I would recommend it). The Solos have lost both sons, and both were Jedi Knights. There's some other Knight out there running around acting a little crazy, and, as mentioned before, Luke's being detained. His Jedi have a scary knack for falling to the Dark Side, so, yes, it could be said that he's ruined the Order. But you can also make the argument that he did what he could with what he had, and he was trying to avoid making the same mistakes the old Order had. I don't know...time will tell, I suppose.... Oh, and as for the EU, I don't agree that if Lucas didn't write it, it didn't happen. Sure, you can say that it's not canon, but in the frame of the Expanded Universe, the authors are working with what they have. And they seem to do a remarkable job of not contradicting each other (In other words, while stuff that has been written in the EU has been contradicted in some cases now that Lucas has done the prequels and the animated series, Clone Wars, the books written within the EU have done a pretty good job of not contracidting other books written within the EU, which is remarkable in and of itself.).
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Post by Leda EmBorr on Nov 28, 2009 22:00:56 GMT -5
personally I think that when a movie is over, it should be over, and the writer/director leaves in its wake a certain mystique: a sense of "ok I'm done, let the audience envision what happens or doesnt happen next." The point is that the conclusion of "happily ever after" is left to the imagination. Thats the beauty of the art of film.
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