15 Bonkers Retcons That We Refuse To Ignore Any Longer
It's totally understandable that an author or director may need to tie up a few unforeseen loose ends, in the event their work becomes popular enough to warrant a sequel or a spinoff. But some of these folks embraced the literary tool of RETroactive CONtinuity a little too hard, and ended up making some pretty bizarre implications about the physics of their universes and the sex lives of their characters. There’s all the discontinuities that keep popping up across the Stars (both wars and treks) for instance – after all, when properties are as large, sprawling, and long as those, some errors are bound to pop up. Klingons, for instance, have been through the ringer across the various eras of the franchise (why do they look different every decade?). Then we go to Darth Vader’s relationship with C-3PO, which can be explained by Threepio being a fairly generic make of droid. But that explanation relies on fans’ reasoning to plug the holes left by the creators, and while that can be fun for the fans, it’s not a good look for the creators if they have to rely on fans to explain the little errors in their projects.