|Worst. Backseat driver. Ever.|
Previously, there were levels of canon, generally splitting things by how close Lucas had a hand in them. For the most part, I discarded this separation and viewed everything equally, excusing subjective story telling and some continuity blemishes as narrator error, breaking everything down to the least common denominator.
This new "pure" Star Wars line, aside from quite possibly getting rid of everything currently published (as canon, of course the works still exist), sounds as if it will be a lot more restrictive. Sure, it will be nice to have stories that don't completely skew the balance of power or make Jedi demi-gods, but the crazier things that happened in comics and novels is half of the appeal.
Still, I don't hate the concept. This just means that, not only will the lore need to be picked over carefully, the writers need to be chosen much more selectively. Current novels have a range of authors (lately changing every book even in a continuous series), and some have clearly been superior to others. Maybe the new dogma will reduce fluctuations in quality. Hopefully that bar, at least, is set high.
|No matter what they say, Revan will always be canon to me...|