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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:17 pm Reply with quote  
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A lot of people had trouble with eliminating a minimum of ten books or series from the Expanded Universe. I suspect this will be substantially harder.

Let's say hypothetically you were working for George Lucas, or were otherwise in a situation in which he asked your advice. Under this scenario, he says that due to fan reaction to contradictions between his show and the Expanded Universe, he's basically considering revamping the Expanded Universe to coincide with a new TV show he's doing that stars Han, Luke, and Leia which is going to vary in timeline from after the original Star Wars to after Return of the Jedi -- ALTERNATIVELY, an anthologized TV show that spans the entire gamut of Star Wars history.

Consequently, he wants you to list for him twenty books, comics, video games, etc. which you think he should maintain within the Expanded Universe (let's assume that the films and TCW are by default staying in continuity). Everything else is getting expunged.

1) The Force Unleashed series (presuming third one is made or novelized)
2) Shadows of the Empire
3) Thrawn trilogy
4) Dark Empire trilogy
5) Hand of Thrawn duology
6) New Jedi Order
7) Dark Lord trilogy
8) Cloak of Deception
9) Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (I'm presuming Saboteur is included, <3 Luceno)
10) Darth Maul miniseries
11) The Han Solo Adventures (Daley)
12) The Clone Wars microseries
13) Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
14) Shatterpoint
15) Rogue Planet
16) Outbound Flight and Survivor's Quest
17) Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
18) Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell
19) Dark Forces saga
20) Life, Death, and the Living Force

I think this exercise kind of shows what sort of stuff you like.


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There's one problem I have with your list, Dream. You say, in your hypothetical, Lucas is going to make a new series starring the big three. Yet only half, or less than half, depending on how you look at it, involve Luka, Han and Leia.
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Okay, well, I'd keep almost everything post ROTJ. However, if it's just 20 things (assuming we're allowed to count a series as one thing)

1. TFU series
2. X-Wing series (Allston, Stackpole and comic series)
3. Shadows of Mindor
4. Crimson Empire
5. TTT
6. Dark Empire
7. Courtship of Princess Leia
8. Jedi Academy Trilogy (and I, Jedi)
9. Corellian Trilogy
10. Hand of Thrawn
11. NJO
12. Crosscurrent series

here is where it gets iffy. I'm liking FOTJ, and I definitely want to keep Legacy in this hypothetical, but I'm wondering if that has to mean I'd keep LOTF. I have nothing against it, just think it could be better.

13. FOTJ
14. Legacy comics
15 Kyle Katarn/Jaden Korr game series

That's pretty much it for a Post ROTJ list. Now let's incorporate the idea to include all eras.

1. RC/IC books.
2. KOTOR comics/games
3. TOR game/books/comics
4. Tales of the Jedi.
5. Knight Errant.
6. Bane trilogy.
7. Open seasons
8. X-Wing series
9. TTT.
10 JAT (including I, Jedi)
11. Corellian Trilogy
12. Hand of Thrawn duology
13. NJO.
14. Legacy comics
15. Crosscurrent series
16. Courtship of Princess Leia
17. TFU series
18. Outbound Flight
19. Shatterpoint
20. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:25 am Reply with quote  
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Dream did say it could alternately be a show that covers everything, and even if it was only the big 3 show, there's still a matter of history and backstory.

Let me take a stab at this...

1. Traitor
2. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
3. Hard Contact
4. Darth Bane Trilogy
5. Crosscurrent
6. Knight Errant
7. Courtship of Princess Leia
8. I, Jedi
9. Edge of Victory Duology
10. Tales of the Jedi Volume 1 Omnibus
11. Tales of the Jedi Volume 2 Omnibus
12. Knights of the Old Republic video game (#1 not #2)
13. Enemy Lines Duology
14. Wraith Squadron
15. Iron Fist
16. Rogue Squadron
17. Wedge's Gamble
18. Shadows of the Empire
19. Jedi Academy Trilogy (for old times sake)
20. best for last...Thrawn Trilogy

I'd like to include some of the Tales books, but I really couldn't pick any to sub out.
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We'll make this easy

1) NJO
2) LotF (I hated it but it fits with the next one...)
3) FotJ
4) Legacy Comics
5) Shadows of the Empire
6) Callista Trilogy (if you like FotJ its gotta stay)
7) Dark Lord Trilogy
Cool Darth Bane Trilogy
9) Death Troopers/Red Harvest
10) Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
11) Shatterpoint
12) The Phantom Menace (I love the author, I do)
13) Dark Rendezvous
14) The Old Republic Novels
15) X-Wing Series
16) Thrawn Trilogy
17) Truce at Bakura
1Cool Han Solo Trilogy (A.C. Crispen books)
19) Survivor's Quest
20) Outbound Flight

Wow, that was harder than I thought it would be
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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:10 pm Reply with quote  
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Don't we already have a thread for this? Something about astronauts leaving the world in 2012 and only taking a select number of Star Wars books?
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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:57 pm Reply with quote  
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That is so cheating. You can't have NJO as an option Laughing

If NJO is fair game, then I want Bantam Era Novels. I think with the proper wording I might be able to save the entire catalog.
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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:49 pm Reply with quote  
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Reepicheep wrote:
Don't we already have a thread for this? Something about astronauts leaving the world in 2012 and only taking a select number of Star Wars books?


This is the inverse. In that thread, you had to select ten books to remove. In this one, you can only pick 20 books to save.

As for the scenario, I didn't want to copy that one so I just came up with something arbitrarily to explain why Lucas would be deleting most of the EU.

I picked the NJO in my original list too, because it's one continuous series. Bantam is condensed primarily into trilogies, so you probably could fit it all, but it would take half your list:

1) Thrawn trilogy
2) Jedi academy trilogy
3) Black Fleet trilogy
4) Callista trilogy
5) Corellia trilogy
6) Hand of Thrawn duology
7) Truce at Bakura
8) TCoPL
9) The Crystal Star
10) The New Rebellion

That's not including the X-Wing stuff and maybe I forgot something.


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:44 pm Reply with quote  
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^No I mean a thread from before your time. Wink

Oh well, I guess it doesn't really matter. Smile
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