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Matt Chat: The Wandering ones



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toiletfather01
Aug 23, 2021

That is so cool, there are definitely many EU fans still out there. Although maybe the EU just isn't in the public eye with all the Disney stuff floating around.

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wilson_elliot
Aug 23, 2021
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Lucasfilm has so thoroughly disowned it (so they could keep picking from it to act like they invented it!) that there is practically zero marketing for it. Look at Marvel 108, which was announced on CBR and only got spread by word of mouth and online, yet still sold out on Amazon and in the few brick and mortar shops out there (to which tone-deaf and narcissistic Lucasfilm employees just write off as a fluke). Look at Heart of the Jedi, a bootleg EU novel from the 1990s that likewise had zero marketing, had to also rely on word of mouth and online messaging, and it still sold thousands of copies and pushed very high up on the charts. You…

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Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Aug 20, 2021

Yeah, there are a lot of people like that. I was amazed too when I found your reviews in 2017. I had basically said I'll loosely follow the new stuff just to check it out but new it wouldn't ever match the Expanded Universe. I've met a lot of people who just play the old EU RPGs or star wars card games that know a lot about the EU and used to be and still are big fans but they just aren't on social media or at least in the EU community of social media. There are a lot more wanderers out there than you might think.

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wilson_elliot
Aug 20, 2021

I have a question, that you can cover on a Matt Chat or even a big podcast deal with people invited. I'd be willing to join as well.


You've said over and over we should trust Del Rey and Marvel when writing new Legends stories. My thing is, have you seen the new marketing retcon where they erased Slave I from the lore history? I don't know how deep this goes, but frankly, I'm wondering why we should want new Legends licensed that are written by people even from Del Rey and Marvel if Disney are still the top dogs calling the shots this way and there are words that trigger and offend them.


I mean, would you accept a…

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Magneno Alex
Magneno Alex
Aug 20, 2021

The no one cares about it is a reality with basically everyone except the friends I made in the EU community. That is really sad though. Of hate to believe that just no one cares anymore.

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