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Who created the new characters of this multimedia project?Edit

(in which i mean the people that were especially created for this multimedia project.)I just wanted to knew. Thanks.

Xizor, Jix, Dash Rendar, Leebo, Guri, Big Gizz, and Spiker. Adamwankenobi 19:28, 21 Nov 2005 (UTC)


If George Lucas himself not only approves this series but wished he could have made it into movies, does that make this C-level canon?Darth Ceratis 19:42, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Yes, it's still just plain ol' C-canon. jSarek 23:09, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Game Edit

is there an easyer way to see the part where Dash escapes? Any codes? 18:49, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Conflicts Edit

Isn't the whole SotE thing conflicting with earlier sources, such as Marvel Star Wars? The issues of that series from ESB to the ROTJ (44 and on) have also to do with several adventures of the protagonists, including rescuing Solo. However since SotE takes place from the very ending of ESB to some hours before ROTJ, it wouldn't leave them with much time to experience all the adventures of Marvel Star Wars. I am surprised nobody noticed this before MoffRebus 09:01, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Well, from what I can tell, people tend to regard SOTE as being more definitive than Marvel...Unit 8311 09:06, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
    • It's not that simple, my friend, and my question was not 'which is more important'. For example Marvel Star Wars issues of 'SotE era' have established several elements that are well referenced in other works, such as the Tarkin weapon. Yet Tarkin is never mentioned in SotE... but nobody said that the Tarkin story is non-canon because SotE is more canon than Marvel... so I am wondering if anyone tried to fit those two (and possibly more sources) together. MoffRebus 09:18, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Perhaps Leland Chee could better answer your question. Adamwankenobi 17:37, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Marvel Star Wars is an old comic series made as a continuation of Episode IV. By today's standards, it isn't as canon as SOTE. LukeSkywalker 14:46, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
        • Well, the article canon speaks about G-canon, C-canon and S-canon, not 'C-recent-more-canon' and 'C-old-less-canon' or even 'C-but-not-as-other-C-canon.' Both Marvel and SOTE are C-canon and that's about it. If matters are even more complex than G, C and S (which I doubt), then it should be mentioned in the article. On a second thought, if you say that Marvel is not 'as canon' as SOTE, does that mean that Tarkin is non-canon? MoffRebus 18:52, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

It's actually very easy to reconcile IMO. The SotE story, even when combining the novel, comic and game, is not a single unbroken event from Empire to Jedi. Remember, there's about a year between the end of Empire and the beginning of Jedi. The events described in SotE cover a matter of weeks, just not all consecutively. So, for example in the comics, when issue 2 begins there's no reason one must assume it's immediately after issue 1. No actions ending in 1 directly carry over into 2. I keep all my Star Wars comics in chronological reading order and all the Marvel stuff work being fit in between issues 1 and 2 (except "Hoth Stuiff" which would have to occur between Empire and SothE issue #1 since Wedge is found in the Marvel then present in the SotE). I don't know the exact point in the novel where that works because I only ever read it once the month it came out. But I am willing to bet there's a suitable place in the novel narrative where you could insert "then several months go by while all this other stuff happened" before going on... Medleystudios72 18:20, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Opening CrawlEdit

  • Is there a way to shorten the opening crawl box so that it doesn't extend half-way down the page. It should just extend as far as the text it contains. Jartka'irn 03:11, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

Lucas and SotE Edit

"George Lucas once said that not only does he approve of this story, but that he enjoyed it so much that had he had the story in the 1980s, he would have made a film version of it."

Is this speculation? If not, where does this comes from? Alexrd 13:24, January 27, 2012 (UTC)

Legends or what? Edit

So do we know exactly what this is? This is a higher grade than the EU, both in intent and in result (e.g. Lucas's remarks). I don't think anyone asked the current canon heads about this. Despatche (talk) 04:09, December 20, 2015 (UTC)

  • The levels of EU canon no longer matter. The Story Group have repeatedly said only the films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and TV series are kept in canon. Overlordjeff (talk) 04:55, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
Which is exactly why this is confusing. I'm not talking about the supposed levels, I'm talking about Shadows being a big multimedia project by Lucasfilm themselves, unlike literally all of the EU and exactly like The Clone Wars. It is a giant gray area that no one is talking about. Despatche (talk) 14:52, December 22, 2015 (UTC)
It's not a giant gray area at all. Lucasfilm specifically said in their original announcement about Legends that the only prior works being considered canon were Episodes I-VI and The Clone Wars. That means Shadows of the Empire is Legends, or else they would have explicitly stated otherwise. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 15:12, December 22, 2015 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Well it's Legends now. Keep in mind SOTE was almost twenty years ago whereas TCW had just ended when the EU was rebooted. It would've been absurd to discard what had just been a huge undertaking. I agree with you the lack of stories between ESB and ROTJ is really weird now but let's not pretend SOTE is something it isn't, namely one of the longest action-adventure cartoons in recent memory (for comparison, Transformers Prime and Batman: Brave and the Bold was only slight more than half as many episodes as TCW). While Lucas approved SOTE, he didn't sit around giving notes on each episode and making decisions like Asajj Ventress becoming good. --Alientraveller (talk) 15:15, December 22, 2015 (UTC)
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