Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

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Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby TWINKEYRUNAWAY » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:40 pm

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=15743

It seems that changes to the Eu are underway once agian. Though more info wont be made until the episode is shown this coming friday. What do you guys think about it?

Here is the corresponding trailer for the lost missions. You could also clearly hear the force deitys say morband as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT6gZdTUKQo

Personally I really dont think much of it, I mean they always change things around. Espcially if its of Eu origin. I could see how it would bother some people though and I have a feeling they are going to gradually make more changes like this.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby AceMastermind » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:02 pm

I say Moraband is just a different planet with a different name, Korriban will continue to exist but may not be known as the Sith home world anymore or it may just be one of many. This is just my take on it.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:17 pm

Regardless of what it is, EU already had a Sith homeworld set up. Why did they change it? For what reason? I get it, T-canon outranks C-canon, so that means the TCW writers can do whatever they want, so long as it doesn't conflict with the movies. But this just seems like it's a giant "Screw you, EU," as opposed to trying to work something in that millions of Star Wars fans were accustomed to.

And I get the Mandalore thing (I hate it, but I get it), Mandalore was something that didn't yet have a tried and true visual representation. We had heard of it and the culture from books and games, but it's just been this "place" people refer to.

But Korriban has been seen. On top of being referenced over and over again, Korriban has visual representations in video games that millions of people have played. It has an ingrained lore as an origin planet that can't be wiped away with "Oh, that culture was 3,000 years ago, it's changed since then." There's no retcon here, just overwritten work.

I'm mad.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby THEWULFMAN » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:55 am

I'll wait to see it before I get pissed off about it.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby kinetosimpetus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:21 am

So let me guess, Moraband is a desert planet covered in Sith tombs and ruins of an academy and wait, isn't this just Korriban?

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby ARCTroopaNate » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:33 pm

^ Why the name change if you're going to keep it the same.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby kinetosimpetus » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:56 am

I don't know if they are I'm just speculating

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby EraOfDesann » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:24 pm

I've read, though I don't know if it's official, that it's basically another name for Korriban.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:09 am

Which, if that's true, again brings up the question: Whyyyyyyy?

Why would they need a nickname for a planet?
Why couldn't they use Korriban?

Reading the wiki, the only explanation given is that George Lucas preferred the name Moraband to Korriban during story development of these episodes. That's it. Nothing more. So really, the reason it seemed like a giant middle finger to EU canon was because that's exactly what it is...

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby EraOfDesann » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:20 pm

I figured that it was probably Lucas' idea because it just kinda... sounds like something he'd do. Pointless? Yes. But it doesn't really hurt existing material and thankfully it doesn't erase countless EU material. Although recently I think there was a statement that anything outside of the movies and television shows was no longer considered canon under Disney decree.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby Maveritchell » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:14 pm

Twilight_Warrior wrote:Reading the wiki, the only explanation given is that George Lucas preferred the name Moraband to Korriban during story development of these episodes. That's it. Nothing more. So really, the reason it seemed like a giant middle finger to EU canon was because that's exactly what it is...


He's big on using giant, hamhanded plays on words for Sith names, and this fits (moribund > Moraband). Other than that, it's a dumb change and one I fully embrace ignoring and/or minimizing.

The deal with a rejiggering of canon status has to do with post-RotJ material, and that's on a case-by-case basis. The idea is that they're doing house-cleaning to prepare for Episode VII. I'm sure it's going to have its own fan-ire-inspiring changes, but this (Korriban) is probably unrelated.

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby ZaxusFett » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:36 pm

Am I the only one who notices they sound almost exactly alike other than one is a K and the other is a M?

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Re: Moraband replacing korriban as home world of the sith

Postby ARCTroopaNate » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:53 pm

You are not. After seeing the episode it's Korriban, it isn't even different really in how it looks, but simply with a new name. Still can't understand the reasoning for the change. Blows my mind.

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