About Star Wars Canon
What is "canon" and what isn't when it comes to Star Wars? In other words, what
materials can be included? The answer is that everything is included in the overall SW
history, the continuity, except specifically the data which conflicts with a higher
source. The top source is the movies. After which comes the novelizations of the movies,
and any other material directly describing movie material in a declining order. This is
the 'canon'. After the canon, we have everything else - novels, games, toys, etc. The EU,
Expanded Universe. This material is referred to as 'official' or 'quasi-canon' among
Finally there is a few rare cases of data in overwise non-continuity material which is
included. The 'infinities' novels are not considered part of the continuity, and are
specifically marked as such. Game mechanics (but not game storylines and cutscenes) are
typically also considered apocryphal (which in this case means inaccurate materials).
One might add that this inclusion policy has created an incredibly vast universe with
stupendous amounts of materials to draw upon, but the sheer volume also means that there
will be material included (which parts depends upon the individual) that one would prefer
wasn't considered part of Star Wars.
Acceleration In Space
As an aside note, the term "speed" doesn't really make any sense when it comes to space,
it's a video game term. One should either discard the "acceleration" stat or the "speed"
stat since there's no such thing as "speed" just acceleration. So I choose to interpret
those game data as "speed = maximum acceleration" and "acceleration = rate of acceleration
increase", in order for them to make sense. This suggests that while the ions released from
an ion engine are always at near lightspeed, the engine can release different amounts of them,
resulting in different thrust yield. At maximum "acceleration", thrust would be at maximum,
and the "speed" would increase until it reaches the limit for effective thrust-acceleration.
Many ship designs exist which have no official name. In such cases, we use the name of the first
known ship as the class base. If no name at all is known, we will assign one. This site, while
trying to adhere to SW canon as closely as possible, is not about historical reenactment of an
imagined world. It is about making the vision come to life.