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 Retcon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Retcons are common in comic books, especially those of large publishing houses such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics, due to the lengthy history of many series and the number of independent authors contributing to their development; this is the context in which the term was coined.
It has been argued that these were not true retcons, however, because the cause of the changes to their universe actually appeared within the story, similar to stories in which a time traveler to the past changes history from how he remembered it.
Retconning is also distinct from direct revision; when George Lucas re-edited the original Star Wars trilogy, he made changes directly to the source material, rather than introducing new source material that contradicted the contents of previous material.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Retcon   (4249 words)

  
 retcon Computer Encyclopedia Enterprise Resource Directory Complete Guide to Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The common situation in fiction where a new story "reveals" things about events in previous stories, usually leaving the "facts" the same (thus preserving continuity) while completely changing their interpretation.
For example, revealing that a whole season of "Dallas" was a dream was a retcon.
This term was once thought to have originated on the {Usenet} newsgroup {news:rec.arts.comics} but is now believed to have been used earlier in comic fandom.
www.jaysir.com /computer-encyclopedia/r/retcon-computer-terms.htm   (90 words)

  
 Retcon: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Krypto-revisionism is a concept created and named by writers steven grant and mark evanier, and describes the rejection by the audience of a storyline, concept,...
Retconning is also distinct from direct revision; when George Lucas[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] re-edited the original Star Wars trilogy Star Wars quick summary:
Luke skywalker (born 19 bby), is a fictional character of the star wars universe, a jedi knight, who plays a major role in the series of films....
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 Dictionary.com/retcon
whole season of "Dallas" was a dream was a retcon.
This term was once thought to have originated on the Usenet
was retconned from a transformed person into a sentient vegetable."
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