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Is there any Star Trek material set after Nemesis?

I know of a fan-made series which I remember seeing advertised somewhere a year or two ago (Star Trek: Phoenix), and it got me thinking: is there any canon Star Trek material (I know - not the best ...
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Is the BTTF Series of games considered canon?

After playing the five episodes in Back to the Future: the game, I was wondering if these are considered to be canon, as they appear to be after the events of the movie trilogy (as Marty knows about ...
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Did Buck Rogers Starfighters Have Retracting Wings?

One of my favorite shows as a kid was Buck Rogers, and I always liked the design of the Earth starfighter in the show. I also had a small toy of the starfighter, made by Corgi, shown here: On the ...
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Is Star Trek Continues considered canonical?

I'm very impressed by the fan made episodes of Star Trek Continues. I was wondering, since they are so well made, are they considered to be canonical? What would it take for the episodes to be ...
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Why do some people include Nemesis and End of Eternity in the Foundation Universe?

I've been reading Isaac Asimov's Robot/Empire/Foundation series recently as I hadn't read all of the books Asimov wrote within the series (I've been reading them chronologically starting with The ...
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Is the “Looming” of Time Lords Canon?

According to some books, procreation on Gallifrey was handled through "looms", a kind of machine that produced offspring. Looms were supposed to create fully grown adults. In the 50th Anniversary ...
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Did any of the EU material come from George Lucas?

Did any of the EU material come from George Lucas? More specifically, were there any details or facts or events that were: NOT covered in G- or T- canon works at all. NOT designed to set up ...
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Can dwarves and elves produce offspring (between each other)? [closed]

Given the changes in the new Hobbit movies, I was just wondering if a dwarf and an elf could produce offspring in Tolkien canon?
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is there a canon explanation for how Santa can fit down a chimney? [closed]

Santa is typically depicted as an obese man, or at least far heftier than a traditional chimneysweep. He also is known to visit homes all around the world in a single night, and is typically credited ...
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Was Batman and Catwoman pairing the predominant Wayne romance in various canons? [duplicate]

There are at least several Batman works where Bruce Wayne was romantically involved with Selina Kyle (Catwoman). At least, the Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, and Hathaway in Nolan's Dark Knight Rises". ...
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Is Harry's boggart still a Dementor?

Every HP fan knows Harry's boggart was a Dementor. Dementors can make you relive your most fearful memories. Harry's was exceptionally fearful/tragic. That's why he was so affected by them, and ...
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Missing text of “The Prophecy of The Chosen One”

Is there some canon source including completely the exact text of "The Prophecy of The Chosen One"? I am reading "The Jedi Path", but the pages containing the text are defaced, supposedly by ...
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Do authors ever create conflicting canon to irk fussy fans? [closed]

I know that this site is the haven for anyone who loves to dig deep into their favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Even for a new visitor, from scrolling through this site shows that there's an awful lot ...
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Which other movies are “in canon” with The Wolverine?

The movie "The Wolverine" (2013) covers, of course, Wolverine. Is it in canon with the previous X-Men movies? More specifically, which movies should one have already seen in order to understand this ...
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Is there anything that is counter-to-canon in ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’?

Having just watched Oz The Great and Powerful, and having read all of Baum's works and many of the related Oz works by other authors, I was struck by the number of subtle and not-so-subtle minor nods ...
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. canon

Is there a well-defined canon for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? If so, are the novels considered canonical? The main reason I'm asking is, I was wondering how canonical David McDaniel's explanation of the ...
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What canon level will the 7th Star Wars movie be? [closed]

The Holocron defines different canon level for the Star Wars Universe. In the end of the Wikipedia paragraph : Leland Chee, December 6th, 2006: "Anything not in the current version of the films ...
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What do we know about the Black Speech of Mordor?

We know the Ring Verse (Ash Nazg . . .), and single words like 'Ghâsh' (Fire). Do we know any more about canonical Black Speech?
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Are all licensed and published Battletech novels considered canon?

Are all professional Battletech novels also part of the official Battletech canon? The two works of whose canon status I'm not certain are "Far Country" and "No Limits", since they ignore fundamental ...
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Dagor Dagorath (sources?)

Does anyone know where can I find the references to the Dagor Dagorath, the last battle at the end of the world in Tolkien's legendarium? I remember something in the Book of Lost Tales, at the end of ...
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Do male elves have long or short hair?

I've noticed that almost every fan drawing of elves (as well as their portrayals in the movies) show them with long hair, both the men and the women. But did Tolkien ever write anything that proved ...
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Does a general vampire canon actually exist?

We can all more or less agree that there are certain characteristics of vampires that are required to make them "vampires" instead of, say, zombies, but I'm unable to find a general list of vampire ...
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How canonical is information appearing on main starwars.com pages?

We (SFF.SE) sometimes use information from starwars.com site to answer questions. As a random (well, latest) example: http://starwars.com/explore/encyclopedia/groups/jedi-temple-guard/ This looks ...
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How 'canon' is the Star Trek Online MMO?

As far as I know there are usually several categorisations of canon for any particular brand. what are the categories for Star Trek and how does the Star Trek Online game fit into those categories? ...
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Was the coverup of the fall of Harvey Dent from the comics?

In Nolan's Batman movies (2nd and 3rd), Harvey Dent falls from glory Batman takes the blame Commissioner Gordon covers it all up. Was that whole taking the fall for Dent and coverup from ...
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When did Harry get back the Marauder's Map?

In the book "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", Mad-eye Moody borrows Harry Marauder's Map and it seems nowhere in the book it's mentioned that Harry got it back from him. Yet, in "Harry ...
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What (if any) is the relationship between Gwyneth and Gwen Cooper?

Watching episode 3, "The Unquiet Dead" of Series 1 of the new Doctor Who, it seemed the parlor maid, Gwyneth, was familiar. A quick Google revealed the actress as Eve Myles, also known for playing ...
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Is there any basis for the Kirk/Uhura flirting?

Other than in the Mirror Universe, is there any basis in prior Star Trek canon for the existence - however one-sided or not - of any "love interest" between Kirk and Uhura? I'm asking with curiosity ...
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What non-canon elements were added to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Taking into account the Lord of the Rings Appendices and all of Tolkien's other writings (including his letters) I'd like to know what elements of the film were entirely created by Peter Jackson and ...
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Is Galen Marek AKA Starkiller part of the Star Wars canon?

I just wanted to know this. Thank you! If this is too basic, may I ask where can I find if something is star wars canon or not?
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Does Star Wars G canon always beat C canon?

An answer to this question I posted gave me a curiosity in the opposite direction: Were there any cases where Star Wars movie (G or T) canon was officially overruled by later Extended Universe canon ...
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How long is the alternate ending of Prometheus, and is it canon?

I just bought my copy of Prometheus on Blu-Ray yesterday and I'm going to watch it tonight. The copy I bought says it has an "alternate ending and beginning". I have two questions about this: How ...
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Why can Jedi marry in the New Jedi Order?

In the Jedi order before the purge (Order 66) was carried out, Jedi weren't allowed to marry. The attachment that comes with matrimony and love made the potential of turning to the Dark Side a real ...
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Are there any works of fiction canon in the Harry Potter Universe?

There are some works of fiction which treat other works of fiction as canon (for example, the race of E.T. in Star Wars). Are there any works of fictions (from a different author, of course) which ...
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Are any possible future Star Wars TV series considered T-canon?

According to the official rules, are any possible (assuming there will be any) TV series for Star Wars going to be considered T-canon like "Clone Wars"? Looking for an official answer based on Lucas ...
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Are there any “C-canon” non-game works that have N-canon facts?

I know the differences between G- and C- and N- canon. It seems that usually when people talk about C-canon work having non (or N-canon) facts, they refer to non-canon game endings/plots. Are there ...
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Which level of canonicity does the Star Wars Holiday Special hold, relative to other works?

For instance, it predates everything except the first two movies. Additionally, Han Solo eventually shows up, and Luke and Leia are both there as well. I will post followup questions regarding the ...
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What does the Clone Wars animated series add to the recent Star Wars Trillogy?

I've just seen a completely epic trailer for some of the Clone Wars animated series. It looks like it fills in I know this story from research, but it piqued my interest as I had assumed that the ...
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When were lightsaber forms introduced to Star Wars?

I've just read a question about Luke Skywalker learning Form IV from from Yoda. This would have had to happen before Yoda died (maybe). I don't remember lightsaber combat forms being mentioned in the ...
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What printed materials from Avatar: The Last Airbender are canonical?

What printed materials from the Avatar universe are considered canon? Here's a quick list of what I've seen out there: The Promise (Parts 1, 2, 3) The Lost Adventures The Lost Scrolls (Air, Water, ...
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Are Futurama comic books canon?

I recently noticed that Futurama has a comic book series. I was wondering if the Futurama comics are events that really happened in the Futurama universe or are they fake events simulated similar to ...
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Who can determine what is 'canon' [closed]

After reading this question: Can any new information be canon if J.R.R. Tolkien is dead? It got me to thinking, who has authority to say what is or isn't canon. Normally I would say the original ...
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Was Smallville (the show) ever considered canon in the DC universe

I recently read this question: Has Superman ever been attacked by changing our sun? which asks about something that has not, to my knowledge, happened in any Superman comics, but did happen on ...
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Is Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series canon?

According to wikipedia, it falls into T-canon. But following source notes lead to dead links. I have been told by some that it is not canon, and others say it is. Can anyone provide current sources ...
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Why were the colours of Wolverine's costume yellow and blue?

After a little Google search, I couldn't find a canonical answer regarding why Wolverine used to wear those colours. Is it maybe because Wolverine just likes those colours?
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The Doctor is Half Human?

Is the concept of The Doctor being half-human (as mentioned in the 1996 movie) ever mentioned again, and confirmed to be part of the universe's canon? Or was this thrown away in the 2005 series, and ...
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What evidence exists supporting that Roddenberry thought of TOS as non-canon?

I've seen some people claiming (and some repeating it) that Gene Roddenberry intended TOS to be excluded from Star Trek canon after making the first episodes of TNG. I failed to find any evidence ...
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Are things shown but not named in Star Wars movies still G-level canon?

If an alien of a certain species is shown (but never named, or does anything) in Star Wars movie, and then given a name/backstory/whatnot in a C-level book, is that alien species (and the facts about ...
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Are the Adventure Time comics canon?

Is the Adventure Time comic from KaBOOM! canon with the television show?
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Can Wolverine swim?

I am talking about of Wolverine with adamantium. I don't know the weight of Wolverine, but is Wolverine with adamantium bones rather heavier than with calcium bones? If some one have a canonical ...