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19th Apr '17 7:48:18 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** The book and movie complement each other. The book explains the more confusing parts of the movie including the starchild and the final "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite" sequence which the movie conveyed through spectacular imagery. The reason for this was that the book was written as the same time as the film.

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** The book and movie complement each other. The book explains the more confusing parts of the movie including the starchild and the final "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite" sequence which the movie conveyed through spectacular imagery. The reason for this was that the book was written as the same time as at the film.
18th Mar '17 2:31:02 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', the backstories of many of the characters and some of the worldbuilding details can only be found in the prequel comic books, such as [[http://madmax.wikia.com/wiki/Immortan_Joe Immortan Joe,]] being Colonel Joe Moore during the Oil Wars. Additionally, there are some important details that are only revealed in an [[http://vehicleshowcase.madmaxmovie.com/ official website]] discussing the main vehicles, and others discussed in the [[http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Mad-Max-Fury/dp/1783298162 art book.]]
1st Feb '17 9:25:41 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Basically nothing is explained in the movie itself. What the First Order is, why the Resistance is separate from the Rebellion, why the destruction of a system we've never seen or heard of before and none of the characters are connected to is important... all of that was only explained in supplementary materials.
22nd Jan '17 10:31:05 AM Pinokio
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' contains multiple references to ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''. Any true fan would know that.
11th Jan '17 4:35:59 AM Saveelich
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*** Lando Calrissian does mention TIE fighters by their name in the French dub of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
12th Dec '16 2:14:10 PM Pinokio
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', C-3PO's red arm is explained in the comic ''Star Wars Special: C-3PO''.
12th Dec '16 2:07:05 PM Pinokio
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** All the ships, technology, alien species, and individual characters that are briefly seen throughout the movies are given names and backstories somewhere in reference materials, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', and the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''.



** The [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion Special Edition]] of ''Film/ANewHope'' has a cameo of Dash Rendar's Outrider, from ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire''.



** Lucasfilm seems to enjoy using this trope [[MerchandiseDriven if for no other reason than to make fans buy all of the various merchandising tie-ins in order to get the whole story]]. For their ''The Force Unleashed'' multimedia project, which was presented primarily as a video game, players never learn the name of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, who is referred to only as "Starkiller"; his real name (Galen Marek) is revealed only in the official novelization, which is considered to be the "canon" version of events. See ''Shadows of the Empire'' for similar shenanigans.

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** Lucasfilm seems to enjoy using this trope [[MerchandiseDriven if for no other reason than to make fans buy all of the various merchandising tie-ins in order to get the whole story]]. For their ''The Force Unleashed'' multimedia project, which was presented primarily as a video game, players never learn the name of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, who is referred to only as "Starkiller"; his real name (Galen Marek) is revealed only in the official novelization, which is considered to be the "canon" version of events. See ''Shadows of the Empire'' ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' for similar shenanigans.



** The ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' also serve a similar function. For instance, ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' shows what happened to the Abomination after ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and reveals [[spoiler: that he was initially picked as a potential member of the Avengers before the Hulk joined up]].

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** The ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' also serve a similar function. For instance, ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' shows what happened to the Abomination after ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and reveals [[spoiler: that he was initially picked as a potential member of the Avengers before the Hulk joined up]]. ''All Hail the King'' reveals there is a real Mandarin, something that isn't stated in ''Film/IronMan3''.
12th Dec '16 1:52:56 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translate a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking together older civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.

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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translate a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking together older civilizations theory, based on previous excavations, linking together older civilizations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this such a language.
29th Nov '16 5:02:48 PM Pinokio
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** Aurra Sing appears briefly during the Pod Race sequence in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. The movie gives no explanation as to who she is, but the comics, novels, games, and ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' TV series elaborate further on her story.
29th Nov '16 4:17:21 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.

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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates translate a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the together older civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.
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