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A note on the 'obscurity' of the EU Werthead Send a noteboard - 01/05/2014 11:42:06 AM

The THRAWN TRILOGY by Timothy Zahn has now sold just under 20 million copies. Or, to put it another way, it's sold more than the DUNE novels and the HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE TRILOGY series and a smidgen less than the FOUNDATION books. It's one of the biggest-selling science fiction series of all time solely on its own.

Expanded Universe material - novels, video games and comics - have made Lucasfilm approximately $6 billion since 1977. That's more than the theatrical take of the six movies themselves (rather less once DVD, VHS and Blu-Ray sales are taken into account).

Obviously all bets were off once Disney took over, but the EU has been quite enormously popular and kept Lucasfilm ticking over in the long years between films. It isn't really obscure at all.

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BIG STAR WARS NEWS - Moving Beyond Existing EU, New Canon..... - 29/04/2014 02:47:02 AM 1063 Views
I'm sorta okay with this - 29/04/2014 07:03:23 AM 834 Views
DAMMIT - 29/04/2014 07:06:07 AM 809 Views
Haven't read any EU, but it sounds like a logical step to me. - 29/04/2014 06:20:31 PM 801 Views
A note on the 'obscurity' of the EU - 01/05/2014 11:42:06 AM 985 Views
I did say comparatively. - 01/05/2014 01:17:41 PM 749 Views
Well... that would be complicated... - 01/05/2014 04:59:57 PM 870 Views
That's obscure, though. - 02/05/2014 03:39:13 PM 884 Views

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