- "♫ It's a great big universe, and we're just tiny specks! ♫"
- ―The Expanded Uuniverse Song
The Expanded Universe is the vast body of Star Wars works that serves the function of expanding the magical and wonderful Star Wars universe formed by George Lucas. As its moniker implies, the universe is quite expansive, with a good percentage of that largess consisting of unhealthy weight-gain courtesy of sub-par additions. The EU has managed to both successfully bring in a bunch of moolah for George Lucas and completely destroy the so-called importance of the Galactic Civil War era... I mean, the Galactic Republic did fall several times before Palpy decided to take a shot at it in 19 BBY. Though, despite its many flaws, the EU has provided the Star Wars mythos with many amazing and brilliant pieces of storytelling and without the EU, the Star Wars galaxy would be nothing, especially with the prequel trilogy floating around to bring ruin to it. Infallible message board reasoning knows that it is the tens of thousands of EU fans that keep the franchise afloat, and not the millions who watch movies or TV shows.
EU works include, but are not limited to: novels, comic books, video games (and game guides), role-playing games (and RPG supplements}, magazines, and crap. The Darthipedia counterpart to the EU is the Expanded Evil Universe (EEU for short), which provides much of the inspiration and content seen on this wiki.
The Expanded Universe, like the Jundland Wastes, is not to be treaded lightly...