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Is Sesame Street canonical to The Muppet Show?

The Muppets does not have canon or a "universe" The question here applies the wrong frame of thinking. These are not shows, or movies, that are interested in creating coherent, ongoing, &...
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Is "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" considered official canon?

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil was written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published while he was still alive, and it is considered part of his Legendarium. In universe, it is presented as a translation of some ...
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How is canon determined for the works set in the world of ASOIAF?

Only the books are canon GRRM has said this on at least two occasions. angelos_l: I recently played the Telltale Game of Thrones game. I know that House Forrester exists in your books, so I just ...
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Are Chiss in Disney canon?

Yes - Both Chiss (and Admiral Thrawn!) are Disney canon. Timothy Zahn's Disney Canon novel Thrawn introduces them. Eli winced. A gift for the Chiss of the stories, that would have been a deadly ...
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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

Note that many of these can be answered up, one way or another. Platforms 9 and 10 are separated by a metal barrier, not a brick wall He wheeled his trolley forward cautiously until it was right ...
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Is Sesame Street canonical to The Muppet Show?

In a word, Yes. In the film A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) the Muppets (consisting of Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, etc) go on a road trip that encompasses a trip to Sesame Street, where they meet ...
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Have authors ever rewritten their early books to fit future canon in scifi and fantasy works?

Tolkien literally did just that: In the first edition of The Hobbit, Gollum willingly bets his magic ring on the outcome of the riddle-game, and he and Bilbo part amicably. In the second edition ...
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What Star Wars Legends (EU) content has successfully become a part of Disney canon?

There are a number of elements from the EU that were borrowed by George Lucas and incorporated into what was then known as G- or T-Canon; most notable among these are Boba Fett (who, as noted by ...
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Are all of the Jurassic Park films canon?

Yes. All five movies are canon to each other. According to a Yahoo Movies interview with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, the rebooted sequel is indeed canonical with the earlier trilogy. That ...
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Star Trek: Is the Post-Atomic Horror still canon?

The Third World War (and its resulting nuclear exchange and subsequent unpleasantness) has been referenced in every Trek show to date. You may wish to note that it's been described very inconsistently,...
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Which, if any, version of Terminator 2 is officially canon?

Although I personally believe it is practically impossible to agree on what's canon in a franchise that rewrites not just the past and future, but the actual rules of time travel as it goes, the ...
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Are there any canonical examples of the Prime Directive being broken that aren't shown on screen?

Well in the technical sense there are several incidents that happen offscreen which become onscreen when the Enterprise has to clean up the mess. For example... In TOS "The Omega Glory" - ...
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Is there any Star Trek material set after Nemesis?

The new 2020 series Star Trek: Picard starts after Picard's retirement as an admiral, and Data's death (in Nemesis) as a past fact is mentioned.
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Can content still be added to Star Wars Legends continuity?

Yes... You've answered your own question: Star Wars: The Old Republic, the BioWare-developed online game set in the Knights of the Old Republic continuity (ergo, Legends1) is still being actively ...
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What is the real-world timeline of the revelation of facts around Kirk's relationship to David Marcus?

The pertinent line from the transcript for Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan is: KIRK: I did what you wanted. ...I stayed away. ...Why didn't you tell him? The implication is strongly that Kirk was, at ...
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What's the canonicity of Star Trek: Lower Decks?

According to the showrunner, Mike McMahan, the show is entirely canon within the Star Trek universe. This has been stated numerous times across multiple interviews without correction by the studio. ...
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How many confirmed LGBT characters have appeared in Star Wars materials?

Not many LGBT representation in Star Wars, as in much “children’s” fiction until recently, has been sparse. Of the many thousands of characters that have appeared in canon and Legends materials, only ...
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Are Pablo Hidalgo's Tweets Canon?

Officially? No It's worth reminding ourselves what "canon" means in the context of Star Wars: @pablohidalgo Periodic reminder that all 'canon' means is: do other storytellers *need* to be beholden ...
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Is there a Howard-canon map of Conan's world?

This is a map of the Hyborian Age drawn by Howard himself. It clearly shows both the ancient kingdoms and the modern coastlines of the region. It looks like Howard traced the modern parts, then ...
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Are Chiss in Disney canon?

Thrawn is in Star Wars Rebels, which is Disney Canon. As we all know he is Chiss and retains the blue skin/red eye combo that we all know and... recognize?
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How canon are the 1993-1995 Witcher comic books?

All of the 1993–1995 comics are based on short stories by Sapkowski, (except the last one, Zdrada/The Betrayal). List from Wikia: Droga bez powrotu (A Road with No Return, based on the short story ...
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Why is time in the galaxy far far away described by reference to Yavin rather than Endor?

I've searched everywhere I can think of but I can't find a source that gives an in-universe reason for the choice of the Battle of Yavin as the epoch rather than the Battle of Endor. That said, an ...
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Are the adamantium rules from previous Wolverine movies now not canon after "Logan"?

Not necessarily, and not all of it. X-Men continuity is tricky. In general, it's hard to reconcile the X-Men Cinematic Universe together no matter which movies you use. Origins: Wolverine contradicts ...
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Are Chiss in Disney canon?

According to Wookieepedia The Chiss became canon when they appeared in Secret Alliances, the sixth campaign featured in Star Wars: Commander, a mobile game published by Disney Interactive1 that ...
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Are the stories in "From A Certain Point of View" considered canon?

Most stories are almost certainly canon Generally speaking, all officially published Star Wars material is canon unless otherwise indicated. Supporting evidence for this book: Neither the initial ...
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Which Matrix related properties are considered 'canon'?

The very short answer is that canon within the Matrix-'verse is pretty complicated and certainly we should start out by pointing out that no-one within the production team has ever clearly defined ...
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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

Keep in mind none of these is a certain contradiction. There may be explanations for each one. But there were several possible inconsistencies that struck me upon a first reading.
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Is "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" considered official canon?

Yes The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1962 [well before his death]. The book contains 16 poems, two of which feature Tom ...
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Is there an official Street Fighter canon?

Old Properties (Pre 2016) In short, it's a great big (and often conflicting) mess but hopefully one that should improve over the next few years with Capcom taking a far greater interest in creating a ...
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Canon inconsistency regarding Star Trek warp drive

This appears to have been an error that crept into the show's editing. The screenplay shows that the line was supposed to just be "Aye sir" rather than "Aye sir, full impulse". GEORDI: Twenty two ...
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