Previously the Star Wars franchise used a dating system that was centered on The Battle of Yavin. But no more. Now, the Disney Trilogy is the center of the galaxy.
According to ScreenRant:
Disney Changes Star Wars Timeline To Center On Their Movies (Not Lucas’)
Lucasfilm has revealed a new Star Wars calendar system – and this time it’s dated around the sequel trilogy, not A New Hope.
Disney has reset the Star Wars timeline around the sequel trilogy. Every event in Star Wars history has traditionally been related to the Battle of Yavin 4, which took place in the first Star Wars movie. Thus Star Wars: The Force Awakens is dated 34 ABY (After Battle of Yavin).
Of course, the in-universe calendar is different – but, amusingly, it’s still linked to the Battle of Yavin 4, just in a more esoteric way. Pablo Hidalgo’s in-universe reference books use a dating system referred to as CRC, dates the Battle of Yavin as 7977 – the 1977 release of Star Wars, plus 6,000. According to this calendar, Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place in 8011CRC, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is just a year later, in 8012CRC.
Surprisingly, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary unveils a new dating system oriented around Disney’s sequel trilogy. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is referred to as the “Starkiller Incident,” meaning the calendar divides around BSI (Before Starkiller Incident) and ASI (After Starkiller Incident).
So the movies are dated like this:
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 66BSI
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 56BSI
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – 53BSI
Solo: A Star Wars Story – mainly 44BSI
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars – 34BSI
The Empire Strikes Back – 31BSI
Return of the Jedi – 30BSI
Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 0
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 1ASI
Let’s see how long it sticks.
Originally published here.