I have to say, my feelings run the opposite. Personally, I hope that everything the EU has detailed after the Battle of Endor does NOT happen.
I can't stand the EU post-Endor. But I know I'm in the minority around here.
From what I have heard, the post-Endor EU sucks shebs in general. I wouldn't mind at all if they went away from those stories entirely as well.
I think most of the people on here shouldn't be worried, as this new materiel is going to be set after Episode 6. None of our beloved characters should be in jeopardy.
So you and Colt might actually share an opinion, you're just talking about different eras
Aside from fears about EU-trampling, I think this will end up being a very good move for Star Wars. As we have been consistently pointing out over the last few months, Star Wars is basically dead at the moment. It desperately needed a shot in the arm. I'm proud of George for passing on the torch and making out like a bandit in the process.
My larger fear is not that they will ruin materiel already in existence, it is that their new content will be aimed toward much younger audiences the way TCW is. That would be disappointing.
Interesting article. Very good interview with George. As with most public figures, I like him so much more now that he's let go of the reigns so to speak. While I tried my best to always stay out of the bashing and to remain neutral in my judging, I will admit I did not like him on many occasions.
From what he said in the video, he seems to have turned a corner for the better. He seems very sincere about wanting to let the franchise grow again, without his iron-fist keeping it down.
However, with all that nice stuff being said...
'"We really like Star Wars' potential on TV, and Disney XD would be a great home for that."
...worst-fears somewhat confirmed...
Anyway, I still feel good about the move overall. Thanks for the universe, Lucas. See you at Ep. VII premier.