Wow! You know, I was carefully wording in my mind my response to this thread last night, and fully intended to write it all down here. However, you've all beaten me to it! So, if you don't mind my taking the easy route, I'm just going to quote some people and say that I agree, to save you time from reading my lengthy post:
OMB said: I know exactly what you're saying, and you are probably right. I guess my expectations are just high because, regardless of the network, it is under the Star Wars name. I just have a natural high expectation for Star Wars projects.
I agree. People can, and do, say the same about the original movies. That they were geared towards children, but people of all ages can enjoy it. That's what I say about the PT, however, as it's a lot more obvious, I believe that's why people have a problem with it. A bit like you wanting to indulge in being your younger self, but not have the guilt of knowing that you're doing it so openly.
From Ree'dius: If you think that that means he doesn't want to earn more money and that all that he does is only from the goodness of his heart then please, keep on dreaming
I believe the main reason (not saying the only reason, just the main one) is that he made TCW because he wanted to do his own stories. That he would be getting money would be a minor one - and that he'd only care because it would mean he could carry on making stories.
Ree'dius said: See, it's remarks like this that scare me. There's no lack of respect in disagreeing with someones decisions. Unless it's about Lucas apparently..
Agreed. Sorry, I can't think of anything else that Dunc didn't already later state.
From Taral: Some are downright insane (In the late Clone Wars, Spar led the Mandos in trying to capture Senator Amidala for the CIS, instead of Fett leading the Mandos in trying to capture Princess Leia for the Empire.)
You know, I had read of that retcon on The Wook, but I had no idea that TCW was the one that made it! Huh. Now, when someone says the TCW ruins continuity, I can show them this and say it helps it, too.
Cerrinea said: Oh, I love retcons. I always say I can retcon anything, and then I set about trying to do it
You know, it's odd, but I was about to disagree with you, when I realised I do the same thing! Like when reading Crosscurrent, there was an out of character phrase said by Kyle Katarn, and immediately I tried to think of ways that he would say this. But that's not part of the enjoyment for me, it's just that my mind can get pretty analytical at times (when it isn't scatterbrained) and it does it on its own, and by the time I realise what I'm doing, half an hour has gone by!
Skuldren wrote: Ever since reading the Thrawn Trilogy and the Jedi Academy Trilogy, I've been an addict. In a way, George is the kingpin of the cartel and I depend on his pushers to provide me with my fix. There's only so much "not buying" I can do.
Absolutely right, Skuls. If things do go down the Alternate Reality route that has been suggested by some on here, then I feel that I'd strongly dislike it, strongly enough that I'd stop buying SW books altogether. However, I just don't know if I would be able to do that! I think I am addicted, too!
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it (or even read all of it). These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.