ptdebate wrote: If George Lucas made it, I have to consider it canon...Prequels are canon. That's never going to change.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....Star Wars begins by saying basically Once apon A time. A nice part of Star Wars is the recognition that the story is basically Mythology in Space. There is no real canon here, but a tale of adventure, like Aladdin or Hercules. Those tales grew and changed over time, maybe even who did what.
What is canon is a fun discussion, but it gets crazy when official sources or authors themselves change stuff. Did Gweedo or Han shoot first? Who are the founders of the Justice League? Can JK Rowling just say stuff online or in an interview and its canon? Is the original version of the Hobbit or the revised one, both by Tolkien, true? Are the modern Conan, Middle Earth, or Dune books by family or official torch beareres canon? Is the long running original Star Trek universe canon after the Abrams reboot? Authors and torchbearers change past works, officially, all the time.
In comics it gets so crazy there are personal canons, its true for me like Gwen Stacy never slept with Norman Osborn,, and meta canon, where every version of Batman is true even if its contradictory. Then there are official canons, like Hawkman, that are so corrupted that whatever you make up yourself must be better.
For Star Wars its nice in that they are like Princess Bride or The Hobbit or Conan (know ye oh prince...), where the main story is a story in a story, except we never get to see the narrator in Star Wars, just the opening crawl. Thats something to consider.