Clarifying the reasons for different things in Star Wars
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I've noticed people will ask "Why does this happen?" (why did obi do this, or did sidious let mace live, or all those other theories).
And people will give a smorgasbord of responses.
They will usually give what they see as the canon answer. However, I think these questions should be addressed in this way:
What is the current canon's explanation? (this is all people usually provide)
What was the writer's explanation at the time of production?
That second one, people don't ask nearly enough. So then you have confused fans who start thinking silly things like George planned every single detail since 1977. When in reality, they are only confused because people usually only answer questions in one way or the other, and not both.
One of the bigger examples would be Obiwan's lie. Why did Obi lie? "He didn't want Luke to be confused about the dark side!"
But ah ah, that is the current canon and canon as of Empire. In the original film, it was not a lie at all. This should be addressed to fully understand the scene, and scenes where we have questions like that.
imo the community should start following this standard