Recently, Eric wrote an article about the online movement to save the Expanded Universe, entitled "Anger Leads To Hate: Inside The Movement To Save The Expanded Universe". This small but vocal subsection to Star Wars fandom has taken to Facebook and Twitter to make their disgruntled voices heard. Their goal is to have the EU, or Legends as it is now known, continue; to have it live alongside the new canon, as a separate Star Wars universe.
Here on the Expanded Universe, we've talked about this topic from time to time, but never in depth. (Though, for the record, the last episode in our "beta period" was with Timothy Moore and Dan Wilcox, two active members of this movement.) Well, after I read Eric's article, and saw that it had gone viral, I knew we had to have him on the show. And boy, am I glad we did! We had an interesting conversation. I've listened to it twice already, and I got new things out of it each time. --- Do yourself a favor and read Eric's article before listening to the show! It can be found HERE.
Besides our talk with Eric, this week we cover the news coming out of the New York ComicCon, we remind you that you only have a few days left to win the latest Jason's Jawa Giveaway (Utinni!), and we briefly tell you about the long road we had to travel to get this weeks episode out!
Also, don't forget, we need your input. I need to know what my "punishment" should be for losing last weeks trivia challenge! Email us, call us, or leave a comment on our site or any of our social media outlets!
Intro - 00:25
News - 3:30
Interview - 15:36
Mind Probe - 1:02:37
Trench Run - 1:11:28
Jason's Jawa Giveaway - 1:29:14
Ending - 1:30:58