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Date Posted: 15:14:47 05/14/03 Wed
Author: IDAHO
Subject: Then you would still consider them not in the same Universe??
In reply to: theButterfly 's message, "I'll concede these two points..." on 14:37:55 05/14/03 Wed

Ok, well you call the prequels good history and backstory. If they are history and backstory, then they ARE canon.
I don't understand why they wouldn't be because their stories lead right into the classic novels and don't Change what happens in them. THis whole alternate universe thing that you speak of doesn't really make any sense, especially if you consider the prequels backstory.
you either have to say the events in the prequel happened in the Dune universe (the same universe and timeline that is in the classic novels, not a similar one) or they don't.
You can't call them backstory that's not canon. It either IS backstory and history or it ISN'T.

I feel that Dune is an even more clear-cut case then Star Wars because in Dune you really only deal with the novel format. Whereas in Star Wars it's movies, comicbooks, novels, and now cartoon shows. So it's sort of like well, is everything canon? Especially when you have a novel that negates stuff that happens in a movie.

But with Dune, none of the stuff is that contradictory. On top of that, as Cannabist pointed out, the prequels were made with Frank Herbert's plot points weaved in.

If Frank wrote the prequels, would they be canon? If Frank plotted the prequels would they be canon? If Brian wrote the prequels and Frank approved would they be canon?

Also, your "fan-fiction" wouldn't be fanfiction if it were published, with the consent of the HErbert estate, and had the Dune name stamped on it.


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