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  1. Hi Allen-

    Love your show, I listen to it everyday. I look forward to talking to you when you come on our show on the 28th.

    I’m sorry, I hate to disagree, but I think you have a few facts about the EU incorrect. That, or I misunderstood what you were saying today!

    You wrote… ““Canon,” refers to what’s considered the official story of Star Wars, and there are actually multiple levels of canon, if you can believe it. It’s not all just one canon.”

    The levels of canon that you talked about, G, T, C, ect, were the OLD way of distinguishing canon. Lucasfilm has done away with this old system. After they recently wiped the EU slate clean, there is only the “new canon” and “Legends” now.

    The new canon is the films, Clone Wars, Rebels, and the new books and comics going fourth.

    Here is a quote from Wookieepedia… “As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the “Legends” brand. Most Star Wars material released after April 25, 2014—with some exceptions—is composed in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, making it part of the “new canon.”

    Things are now much simpler. We no longer need to worry about what level of canon stories are. They are either canon, or they are not (a.k.a. “Legends”.).

    If I misunderstood your post today, I apologize. Its late, I’m tired, I’ve been wrong before. (Just ask my wife!)

    Please let me know what you think. Sorry to nit-pick, but its part of my nerd-dna! 😉

    -Tim

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    1. Allen Voivod

      Hi Tim,

      Thanks so much for the kind words, and I’m looking forward to coming on to your show!

      You’re absolutely correct about the canon situation, and I should have been clearer in explaining that the G, T, C, S, etc. was the old way of doing things. I wanted to call attention to the previous levels to give the folks who aren’t as well versed on the canon situation an idea of how crazy-detailed they’ve been about the levels over the years, thinking that the drop out of canon might be a little more stark when shown in that light.

      Totally appreciate the correction, and very kindly delivered too, thank you!

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