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Rocketboy
05-03-2004, 01:48 AM
According to Theforce.net, it looks as if there definitley will be a live action Star Wars tv series in the future.

More SW TV Series Confirmation
Mon, May 03, 04 01:00:20 AM EDT



Sean writes in with this cool report to confirm work on a SW TV Show is most definitely happening:
I asked him about Star Wars' future and he got really excited and told me in thinly veiled comments that it is going to TV (live-action) . He couldn't go into details because he was under a legal contract. So I asked this gentlemen if the show was pre-EP4, he said maybe with a smile, then I asked about Vader, and he had the same response, same with Chewbacca, same with Tarkin. Anyways he said Lucasfilm was really excited about this, and he did mention that there were to be no Episodes 7-9. We've got more coming this week, but let's just say a TV Show is a definite thing, according to documents being distributed to licensees and marketing people now.But the question remains, will it be set closer to Episode 3 or Episode 4...?



http://www.theforce.net/holonet/index.shtml#23814

scruffziller
05-03-2004, 02:09 AM
Well Pendo will definately be happy.

Grif
05-03-2004, 08:54 AM
I'm not sure what to make of this. I don't really know if a Star Wars series would really be that great. Unless it is just a limited time thing. If it is just going to be on for a short while I will probably enjoy it. I'm excited and optimistic, but I'm also a little cautious.

mrmiller
05-03-2004, 01:21 PM
I wouldn't mind seeiggn it last during the Clone Wars era. It could follow a specific Jedi or Commander around and his battles during the war. That way it could be a type of Spin off and have no real link to the Star Wars cannon that everyone would fear. It would be in the same universe integrated into the timeline, but not change or effect the Skywalker story.

Just my 2 cents.

=MATT=

El Chuxter
05-03-2004, 03:28 PM
I still think a series about Corran Horn in the years leading up to his quitting CorSec would be a great series, and not require quite the level of special effects most possible series would.

And we could see Bossk a lot! Wooooo! Someone give that lizard a :beard:!!

B'Omarr Monkey
05-03-2004, 06:10 PM
I think it should completely avoid any of the characters from the movies and be it's own entity set in the SW Universe.

I'm skeptical about the quality. Action shows don't tend to be so great on tv. Between the budget and the fact that an entire hour long episode has to be filmed in one week's time, the action tends to be limited. Also, expect a lot of recycled SFX.

I could see it maybe being about a soldier, or jedi (depending on the time setting) off on a bunch of missions, or possible the tales of a squadron like "Space: Above and Beyond."

I hope it doesn't end up being the weekly adventures of a Bounty Hunter chasing down various other characters, or worse yet, something akin to all those other Sci Fi shows like "The Incredible Hulk," "Logan's Run," or "Planet of the Apes," among others where every week our heroes are set in with a bunch of people with special needs and problems, that the heroes solve before moving on. Who would have thought that "The Incredible Hulk" would have gone from fighting tanks and supervillians in the comics to helping a race car driver's son who has Down's Syndrome?

I'd actually prefer a half-hour animated series like what we got with the Clone Wars. Those five minute cartoons had better action than the movies and really showed the Jedi as a awesome warriors (that scene where Mace was trashing the super battle droids, especially the one where he popped all the screws out for example) vs the cannon fodder they became in AOTC.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-04-2004, 03:24 AM
:rolleyes: Uuggh!

All I can say is LFL is well on it's way to making a good thing BAD

As a wise old droid once said..."We're doomed!"

Kidhuman
05-04-2004, 07:17 AM
Whatever it is, it better be good.

Pendo
05-04-2004, 07:57 AM
Well Pendo will definately be happy.
;)

As long as it doesn't get to Star Treckie, I won't mind it...

...I hope...:crazed:

I dunno if it'll work really. I suppose it will be better than having a cartoon series. And setting it between Episode III and IV would be the best option, especially because of the big gap. And if it turns out to be a pile of Bantha Poodo, I can disregard it as canon, as I have with the Clone Wars series :p.

A better option for more money than making Episodes VII-IX anyways :D:D:D!

PENDO!

evenflow
05-04-2004, 09:48 AM
God i hope not. They should work on an animated Shadows of the Empire instead.

mrmiller
05-04-2004, 10:29 PM
;)

I dunno if it'll work really. I suppose it will be better than having a cartoon series. And setting it between Episode III and IV would be the best option, especially because of the big gap. And if it turns out to be a pile of Bantha Poodo, I can disregard it as canon, as I have with the Clone Wars series :p.

PENDO!

I was thinking about this,and I think it could work depending on how Episode 3 ends. If EP3 ends with the disolve of the Jedi Council and the begining of Vader hunting them down, they could have a series based on a small group of Jedi and their travles through the SW galaxy. maybe like one Jedi master, a Jedi Knight, and a couple Padawans. It wouldn't have to be linked to the SW cannon either. The only thing is that it would end up where they are a traveling band of do-gooders that help whoever they run across. But you could keep the continuing story line of them having to hide form the Empire. Then when you get ready to end the series have ol' Vader show up and finish them off.

=MATT=

Kidhuman
05-04-2004, 11:02 PM
I was thinking about this,and I think it could work depending on how Episode 3 ends. If EP3 ends with the disolve of the Jedi Council and the begining of Vader hunting them down, they could have a series based on a small group of Jedi and their travles through the SW galaxy. maybe like one Jedi master, a Jedi Knight, and a couple Padawans. It wouldn't have to be linked to the SW cannon either. The only thing is that it would end up where they are a traveling band of do-gooders that help whoever they run across. But you could keep the continuing story line of them having to hide form the Empire. Then when you get ready to end the series have ol' Vader show up and finish them off.

=MATT=


Almost like the A-Team of outer space. Maybe they can take a wrecked shuttle and convert it into a battle ready killing machine. :beard:

B'Omarr Monkey
05-06-2004, 09:32 PM
This is exactly the sort of thing I'm worried about. One week they're helping a bunch of mositure farmers form a truce against a tribe of sandpeople (w/ Jane Seymour as the settler woman), the next week they're talking some diplomat's son out of participating in a dangerous race through an asteroid belt in order to get his parents attention, the next week they're escorting a shipment of medical supplies past a group of pirates! Look out for that new derivative bounty hunter! And what's this? Qui-Gon Jinn had a brother that hadn't been mentioned before, and he's a Jedi, too? Wow! Look, Darth Maul was cloned and he's back and ready for revenge, and this time it's personal!

Don't forget to watch those episodes in December where our young Padawan wishes he'd never been born, and gets to see what things would have been like if he hadn't. Don't forget to tune in for special episodes where we discover that our brassy Jedi pilot has been a death stick addict for years, or that our Quarren general is secretly in love with the Mon Calamari communications officer, despite the fact that they're species are constantly at war back home.

During sweeps week expect cameos from everyone hitting the convention circuit, only in different roles! Peter Mayhew is back--as a wookiee smuggler who isn't Chewbacca! This week, Anthony Daniels guest stars as a scientist who designs and builds protocol droids, what an ironic and cool casting decision!

Okay, I'm done.

Doing the series about a Padawan and his/her Master as the padawan goes through training might work, or doing the story about the last padawan after his/her master is killed might be cool too, as a Jedi Ronin kind of thing.

All I can say is that if the extermination of the jedi happens off screen, between Eps 3 and 4, I will feel ripped off, much like the Clone Wars occuring between Eps 2 and 3.

Card Dreamer
05-07-2004, 12:56 AM
I dunno, I'm excited about it. I think it has great potenial.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-07-2004, 04:07 AM
One week they're helping a bunch of mositure farmers form a truce against a tribe of sandpeople (w/ Jane Seymour as the settler woman),

BAHahAHHAHAHHAHHAAHA

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

that was beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!

as soon as I read that I thought of her in Battlestar Galactica...a perfect scene painted in my head lol lol lol lol

mrmiller
05-07-2004, 01:08 PM
What about if it was like to old series Kung Fu- One young jedi, traveling through the galaxy, trying to find his way and purpose after the clone wars.

If you had flashbackss, make the master be Carridene- he was great in Kill Bill.

Ahhh, young grasshopper...er padawan ;)


=MATT=

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-07-2004, 05:35 PM
Er, I have a bad feeling about this. I don't watch sci-fi or action shows on TV, mainly because of the shoddy feeling about them. They just wouldn't be the same as the films. It could be sometimes okay, if done correctly, in a similar fashion to the last episode of the Clone Wars cartoon, with a few Jedi fighting and stuff. If it works out, the series will probably be something like "Young Han Solo" or "The Early Adventures of Luke Skywalker" or something. I love the Clone Wars cartoon, and I think it would be better if they did another cartoon (longer and now in a different timeframe). I can see it happening because of the overall reaction to the series (except for Pendo's). That way, the special effects wouldn't like crappy - they'd be cartoons with everything else.

B'Omarr Monkey
05-07-2004, 08:47 PM
I'm with you JJ. Another cartoon would be preferable, especially since the Clone Wars got so much right that the PT films didn't. I've worked in hour long action tv series before and as I stated in an earlier post, the reason most of them are so bad isn't from a lack of ambition, it's from a lack of time. You have one week to film an entire episode--stunts and FX included. An action sequence conceived with the brilliance of pre-U.S. Jackie Chan movies, will be reduced to a couple of uninspired punches thrown by the time it is shot.

This is why so many of these series are boring and uninteresting. Yet another idea I think could work would be to follow one character (and peripheral characters) as he/she enlists with the Empire, serves as a stormtrooper, discovers that the Empire isn't all it can be, and decides to defect to the Rebellion. It has an arc that defines and develops the character, doesn't always require blasters to be fired while still having drama, and doesn't fall into that episodic problem of the week catastrophe that most SF series fall prey to.

Rocketboy
05-07-2004, 11:45 PM
I'd like to see both a live action and an animated series.
Gendy Tartakofsky (sp?) has stated that his dream Star Wars 'toon would be a Han and Chewie series, which would rock hardcore I'm sure.
I think Lucasfilm would take an active role in a live action series and not let people suck it up like so many other shows. Look how hesitant they seemed with Clone Wars. They could've done it as a 30 minute show, but chose to make it a much smaller event, which worked or didn't work, depending on your point of view.

James Boba Fettfield
05-08-2004, 12:07 AM
Just revive a cancelled tv series and give it a SW flavor. I'm not the only one who wants to see "Walker, Jedi Master." Chuck Norris already has the Jedi Master beard.

If anything, though, I'd like to see more cartoons. The animated story of Han and Chewbacca meeting and what Lando was doing before he met Han. The Lando trilogy does not count, because those books sucked. Not sure how a series like that could work out, though.

The live action idea does not sit well with me. I suppose I am afraid it would not feel like Star Wars. If it does occur, though, I will definitely see what it is about before final judgement.

Kidhuman
05-08-2004, 12:19 AM
Cartoons do sound the way togo. Heck if Genndy wants to do another let him, he did justice on CW. Han and Chewy, Lando, Thrawn Trilogy, SOTE, whatever, its all good to me.

Turbowars
05-08-2004, 01:01 AM
Does Christmas Special come to mind Guys and GAL's?

Pendo
05-08-2004, 09:44 AM
Gendy Tartakofsky (sp?) has stated that his dream Star Wars 'toon would be a Han and Chewie series, which would rock hardcore I'm sure.
That would be a lot better than the Clone Wars one we have at the moment! Especially if each episode gets a full 30 minutes for character and story development aswell :D.

PENDO!

Rocketboy
05-20-2004, 10:41 AM
Seems to be some more rumors surrounding the possible Star Wars tv series.
theforce.net is reporting:

AICN has new rumors regarding the upcoming Star Wars TV series set for some time after Episode 3:
Playing one of the series' villans we love to hate is none other than... wait for it... Boba Fett! Expect young Boba (but not nearly as young as in Ep. 2) to feature in the series significantly. And you wondered why Lucas spent so much time focusing on that kid in Attack of the Clones and made sure that you knew that he knew that the Jedi/Republic was responsible for his Dad's death.
This rumor is unconfirmed, but it would be cool if it were true. It allows the series to follow a character throughout the universe seeing different aliens, planets, and characters from both the Rebellion and the Empire. Stay tuned as we dig around!
http://www.theforce.net/holonet/index.shtml#23924

Good idea, but I think the FX would be more expensive than it would for a series based on the Jedi (if it's live action). Foucising on Boba would let the show play with both the Empire and Rebellion (or neither).
Plus, they'd kill some more of that annoying Boba Fett mystery.

B'Omarr Monkey
05-29-2004, 10:38 PM
The June 4th, 2004 issue of Entertainment Weekly seems to be backing up the Boba Fett end, though they refer to it as "that rumored Boba Fett TV series," which makes it sound like the stories would be revolving around Boba, instead of including him. I just hope it isn't a bounty of the week kind of show.

rust
06-18-2004, 10:42 PM
Check out Yakface and scroll down to Secret Shopper Info.

At the very bottom, it says there's gonna be a SW Live Action TV Show! Yeah!!!!! Now, if it only starred Kyle Katarn...

-rust

B'Omarr Monkey
06-18-2004, 11:00 PM
There have already been a few threads about this elsewhere, I think under TV. It's allegedly about Boba Fett. Only time will tell if it's any good.

Exhaust Port
06-18-2004, 11:34 PM
I hear it's going to be a lot like Cop Rock. :)

B'Omarr Monkey
06-18-2004, 11:35 PM
I heard "Joanie Loves Chachi." :p

Kidhuman
06-19-2004, 09:34 AM
The show will air in 2006 I do believe, soit is still a ways away

Tycho
06-19-2004, 08:51 PM
Characters available:

Prequels:

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGreggor guest stars)
Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christiansen stars, or guest stars)
JarJar Binks (geeze we hope not - but maybe he could be tortured as a prisoner of war?)
Nute Gunray? (if he lives)
Watto (let's hope they don't go to Tatooine often or at all!)
C-3PO (Anthony Daniels would do this for sure)
R2-D2 (Kenny Baker might like more work)
Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid could guest star. Doubt he'd do a TV show)
Yoda (Frank Oz can send in voice tape-overs, but what if Yoda's on Dagobah?)
Captain Typho (if he lives)
Bail Organa - strong likelihood, as Jimmy Smits is know from television
Mon Mothma - established and with the Rebellion growing...
Grand Moff Tarkin
Boba Fett - 14 years old up to age 31
IG-88
Aurra Sing (if she lives)

VARIOUS JEDI WHO HAVE STILL SURVIVED

Sequels:

Han Solo - 11 years old up to age 28
Chewbacca
Luke Skywalker - 1 year old to age 17
Princess Leia - 1 year old to age 17
Uncle Owen
Aunt Beru
Lando Calrissian 13 years old up to age 30
Bossk
Dengar
Zuckuss
4-LOM
Captain Antilles
General Rieekan
General Dodonna
Admiral Ackbar
General Madine (was an Imperial in those days)
Admiral Ozzel
Captain Piett
General Veers


There's a lot they could work with. However, the ultimate outcome of the story, like Episode 3, is known.

If the story did not focus on ANY of these characters, it'd be more believeable that one or more of them were in trouble, because they could then be able to DIE!

No matter what trouble Darth Vader, Boba Fett, or Han Solo get themselves into, you know that they live to enounter each other on Cloud City x-teen years later.

vadersvette
06-21-2004, 02:42 AM
The only problem I see is that the show has to fill in a 17 year gap between Eps 3-4. And depending on how long LFL plans on airing this show, and what characters are involved in it, we might end up having every other episode take place in a different year until we reach Episode IV. :sur:

Kidhuman
06-21-2004, 09:40 AM
Or the series can run 17 years.

tnswman
06-23-2004, 08:54 AM
I don't see why the series couldn't focus on different stories in the history of the SW Universe. I mean why not have Boba in some, Clones is some, Vader in some, and Luke Skywalker in some? Could you imagine Mark Hamill reprising his role as an older Luke along with Mara? or even his twin?? They did get Mark to play the voice of luke for the Video game so why not? A series about the time between Ep III - IV would not have too many Jedi battles wuld it? these could be done as seperate one shot TV movies or 2-3 part series. Kind of like the Indy series.

Rocketboy
09-29-2004, 10:52 PM
A little bit of news on the Star Wars TV front.
Newsaskew.com is reporting that none other than Kevin Smith could be involved!

News Askew released a rumor back on September 16th stating that Kevin might be involved, in some capacity, with a then-unannounced Star Wars television series titled "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker". George Lucas had been dropping hints that the next realm of Star Wars would be television now that the theatrical run of six films is soon coming to a close.

Well, suffice it so say that we hadn't heard a denial from Kevin, so the news was becoming more interesting by the day, since Kevin's usually quick to speak up on the untrue. Today, with this news fresh across the wire, it's all falling into place.

Many sources, including IESB, TheForce.net, and Aint It Cool are now running stories revealing that USA Today has not only announced the Star Wars TV series, but also that Lucasfilm insiders suggest that KEVIN SMITH may be given "creative control" of the series!

So, nothing's official yet, but here's what they said:

Since last year George Lucas has been dropping hints regarding the possibility of a TV series. Today they are no longer hints. On USA Today, the TV series was confirmed by Lucas and now most recently the President of Lucas licensing, Howard Roffman, has quoted stating that a live action TV Series will indeed hit airwaves by fall of 2006.

George Lucas is not expected to direct or have anything to do with the day to day operations. Lucas during his USA Today interview said "Ultimately, I'm going to probably move it into television and let other people take it.....You know, I've got offshoot novels, I've got offshoot comics. So it's very easy to say, "Well, OK, that's that genre, and I'll find a really talented person to take it and create it." Just like the comic books and the novels are somebody else's way of doing it. I don't mind that. Some of it might turn out to be pretty good. If I get the right people involved, it could be interesting.

All indications from Skywalker Ranch point to George wanting to find someone to take creative control from his hands. George will remain as an "Executive Producer" but wants to have a creative team including veteran sci-fi writers and directors. The most interesting thing is that George is wanting to hand over the reigns of Star Wars to someone who will respect the films and is actually a fan of the saga. One name keeps popping up during my calls to my "Ranch" associates as a perfect candidate to become "Lord" over Star Wars. According to Lucasfilm insiders George would like someone with writing and directing experience and that already has a connection with the fan base and also be an independent film maker.

So who is this "Fan Boy" that Lucasfilm would like to recruit? Before I drop any names I am sure that plenty of you guys and gals will think that I am absolutely crazy and out of my mind. The first name that I was given was no other than Kevin Smith. "Kevin Smith would be the ideal person to handle a Star Wars TV series", the IESB was told. "He is well recognized with the fandom and he was worked on some capacity with Lucasfilm during a Hasbro commercial a few years back, he is also a very good writer," said the source.

So would Kevin Smith be interested in getting involved in some capacity with Star Wars TV? You normally don't get directors from the big screen go to the small screen but if there is any truth to these speculations we might have the best of Star Wars ahead of us. But as much optimism there is from one side of the Ranch there is also some pessimism. "I just hope that he [George] doesn't just do the TV series for the money that it will make and end up giving us a weekly kiddie show, he needs to learn from the mistakes from Star Trek and give sci-fi fans a quality show," said the source.

In a recent interview that we had with Star Trek head honchos Rick Berman and Manny Coto we asked them what kind of advice they would offer George Lucas regarding a weekly Star Wars TV series. "Its one thing to have three years and over a 100 million dollars to create a one 2 hour movie compared to 22 to 26 one hour episodes in a year with a very limited budget and still have to remain fresh in the eyes of your audience", said Berman. Manny Coto also had a good point when he said " You have to concentrate on the story and also the characters and not make a weekly special effects show." When asked if he had any other advice for George, "He can always hire me if Enterprise doesn't work out".

So who will helm the new Star Wars TV series? Who ever it is will probably be brought aboard right after ROTS premieres in May 2005. A fall 2006 release would give Lucasfilm one year to get the TV series ready to blast off.

Could Star Wars perform a reverse-Star Trek and make a successful leap from the big screen to the small one? And will View Askew be involved? We'll be following this one closely. Our guess? Kevin might write and/or direct an episode or two of the series if it comes to pass. A full-blown Kevin-run show though? Not as likely.Love the idea of letting Kevin have a go at it. He is a great writer/director and has a deep love for the Saga, but I agree with Newsaskew that, if there is any truth to this, he'll probably be involved in a limited basis.

Tycho
09-30-2004, 12:31 AM
Just curious, what do you guys want?

1) a weekly show that displays "Tales of" and each episode is unrelated by characters or plotline to any other story on any other episode?

2) a weekly show that runs as a mini-series, so that There are 5 or 10 episodes in a plotline, and then the story changes to new characters and a different story (sort of like an expansion of how Clone Wars cartoons were run - only slightly lengthier)?

3) A seasonal storyline, such that one season on Star Wars focuses on "this" and then the next year the show is about something completely different?


4) An ongoing series that season by season, involves a larger epic story plot (like Smallville or Star Trek - the episodes may be related, or a larger story might be inserted in the background (such as Voyager trying to get home amidst weekly one-shot adventures)?


Which would keep the show "fresh?"


Next, should the show keep with movie continuity?

How about the rest of the Expanded Universe Continuity (i.e. the Grand Admiral Thrawn campaigns "really happened,")?


Let's keep the answers general at first, with your reasons why you vote as you do, and not get into specific requests like "The Adventures of Boba Fett" or something like that.


Me personally?

1) I don't like the "Tales of" format because I would not be as highly motivated to tune in every week if it didn't matter if I missed an episode. If the characters were not ones (either movie or original) that I had time to start to care about, I could say "forget it." - almost. As it was Star Wars, it'd still keep me in its part-time audience.

2) The weekly sub-mini-series style (like the Clone Wars cartoons) has me intrigued in so long as each mini-series is interesting. To use Clone Wars as an example, Bariss, Luminara, Yoda, and Padme with the Droids on Illum hardly compared to the Muunlist adventure (Obi-Wan and Anakin at Durge and Ventress). It's an OK way to go, but not the best choice as it almost garauntees that some shows could flop or at least not entertain even as strongly as the next Star Trek episode.

3) The seasonal storyline is an awesome, workable concept. However, if a storyline that develops does not entertain, they could lose an audience for a whole season. However, the season finale climaxes could be huge!


4) The ongoing show done as a TV epic like "The Shield" or "Smallville" or most of the Star Trek shows (DS9, Voyager, Enterprise) would rock the most. Whatever character, adventure, and journey the protagonist takes, if done right, could hold us enchanted (and collecting action figures, etc) for years.

I am strongly in favor of option 4!


What would "your Star Wars" show be about?

I think there are huge variances in our preferences here:

1) The founding of the Jedi Order and the original establishment of the Sith.
2) The expanded universe Sith conflicts of ancient history brought to life (Exar Kun, etc).
3) The Battle of Ruusan era of the Sith conflicts, and Darth Bane
4) a prequel to The Phantom Menace, as Palpatine and Darth Maul manuever
5) The adventures of Jango Fett, as Dooku rises to power
6) The Clone Wars, with new characters or "B" Jedi stepping up
7) Obi-Wan and Anakin, played by new actors - or the same if McGreggor would do it
8) Clone Trooper Squad Adventures
9) Young Darth Vader - a series detailing the Jedi Purge
10) Young Han Solo - somewhat covering the Han Solo Trilogy of novels
11) Young Lando Calrissian
13) Young Princess Leia and the story of the birth of the Rebellion
14) Luke, Han, Leia played by new actors, before The Empire Strikes Back
15) Shadows of the Empire, played by new actors, before Return of the Jedi
16) Post Return of the Jedi with new actors playing Han, Luke, Leia, non-continuity
17) Post Return of the Jedi with new actors, playing out the Thrawn trilogy and mainstream EU history
19) Adventures of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade
20) New Jedi Order brought to TV with the original cast
21) Post New Jedi Order with Jaina and Jacen Solo as the principles.
22) Post New Jedi Order with new Jedi from Luke's academy, or Republic leftovers
23) something else?


I prefer the Post New Jedi Order with new cast members playing a "WB" passion playout of Jaina Solo and Jagged Fel with Jacen Solo and perhaps a new girl, with appearances by Carrie Fisher and perhaps frequent or regular casting of Mark Hamill. I think the series should be fresh, but references or occasional incidents with Yuuzhan Vong would look great on television.

I didn't list a Boba Fett series, but I don't think it would be epic or last a long time. If he's THAT good, how many years can a bounty elude him, or how epic could it get if he's got a new case every week, or every so many episodes?

There are always bounties. This is different from Vader exterminating the Jedi - that is more of a quest.

The Jaina / Jacen series offers Jedi, WB romance and passion, recurring cast members at their real "to date" age (Mark and Carrie, Harrison if we're every really, really lucky), but it allows for there to be great new freedom to tell a new epic complete non-spoiling of the EU and going in a direction NONE of us could predict, unlike the Clone Wars or another story which happens within the known continuity so we therefore know how it will turn out.

What do you all think?

B'Omarr Monkey
09-30-2004, 12:38 AM
I'm not the fan of Kevin Smith that many of you are. I've yet to watch or read anything of his that I can actually finish. Clever bits of dialogue punctuated by high school creative writing clichés and little point.

Besides which, word is that the live action SW series will in fact be a reality show. The set-up will be that a group of SW collectors will be placed in a TRU with nothing but 8 month old peg warmers before them. A planted collector will walk in, while pretending to talk on his cell phone with his girlfriend. "They're putting out new cases at Wal-Mart?!" he will say in disbelief. The participants must then race to Wal-Mart and get to the pegs first. The participants who find the short packed figures go on to the next round. The participants who don't will be dismissed with a Zam Wessel preview figure as a token prize.

Rocketboy
09-30-2004, 12:54 AM
Just curious, what do you guys want?

1) a weekly show that displays "Tales of" and each episode is unrelated by characters or plotline to any other story on any other episode?No "Tales of" for pretty much the same reason Tycho stated. Unless it were an animated series that had a 2-3 stories per episode type of deal. Each story could continue into the next week too.



2) a weekly show that runs as a mini-series, so that There are 5 or 10 episodes in a plotline, and then the story changes to new characters and a different story (sort of like an expansion of how Clone Wars cartoons were run - only slightly lengthier)?No mini-series type of show either. If they hit a bad story or two, it could sink the entire show.



3) A seasonal storyline, such that one season on Star Wars focuses on "this" and then the next year the show is about something completely different?A seasonal storyline might work as a subplot that wasn't crucial to most episodes. Other than that - No.




4) An ongoing series that season by season, involves a larger epic story plot (like Smallville or Star Trek - the episodes may be related, or a larger story might be inserted in the background (such as Voyager trying to get home amidst weekly one-shot adventures)?I think I just merged #3 & 4.




Which would keep the show "fresh?"Great stories, acting, and effects. In other words, the creators should never settle for anything that isn't great.




Next, should the show keep with movie continuity?That would all depend on when it takes place. If it takes place in movie eras, yes. Pre-prequel or Post-Jedi EU - who cares. I'd probably lose a lot of interest in the show.



How about the rest of the Expanded Universe Continuity (i.e. the Grand Admiral Thrawn campaigns "really happened,")?No no no no no no no. None of that garbage.



What would "your Star Wars" show be about?I'd focus on the rotating adventures of a small group of Jedi (2 or 3 masters with padawans), in either Episode 1 or 2 era, while keeping the peace in a non Star Trek way.
Or have them in a post-Sith era, hiding, surviving, and fighting, while trying to maintain the Jedi ethics.

5) The adventures of Jango Fett, as Dooku rises to power
6) The Clone Wars, with new characters or "B" Jedi stepping up
7) Obi-Wan and Anakin, played by new actors - or the same if McGreggor would do it
8) Clone Trooper Squad Adventures
9) Young Darth Vader - a series detailing the Jedi Purge
10) Young Han Solo - somewhat covering the Han Solo Trilogy of novels
15) Shadows of the Empire, played by new actors, before Return of the Jedi Most of those would be pretty cool, but many of them as animated series' and/or straight to DVD animated stories.


I didn't list a Boba Fett series, but I don't think it would be epic or last a long time. If he's THAT good, how many years can a bounty elude him, or how epic could it get if he's got a new case every week, or every so many episodes?

There are always bounties. This is different from Vader exterminating the Jedi - that is more of a quest.Could be a cool idea, or it could turn out like Walker, Texas Ranger.

stillakid
09-30-2004, 01:07 AM
as soon as I read that I thought of her in Battlestar Galactica...a perfect scene painted in my head lol lol lol lol
Damn, now you're on to something. That Galactica episode where the regular guy pilots got sick and the supermodel shuttle chicks had to take over was awesome! Maybe the Jedi have to rush in to liberate the gorgeous ladies on planet Babe but have to get out again before facing certain "peril" from the Grail shaped beacon.

El Chuxter
09-30-2004, 03:05 PM
How about "Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi," starring Mark Hamill (we know he'd love to be Luke again) as the Master of the Jedi Academy? Each episode features Luke introducing a tale from a Jedi Holocron, and they could even relate to something happening to the characters in the "present day" frame sequence.

Keep in mind that Lucas believes SW is for kids, so I wouldn't expect anything like a Boba Fett or Darth Vader series.

scruffziller
09-30-2004, 03:31 PM
I hope it will be on HBO, oh, right for kids.....:rolleyes:

B'Omarr Monkey
09-30-2004, 04:32 PM
Keep in mind that Lucas believes SW is for kids, so I wouldn't expect anything like a Boba Fett or Darth Vader series.

This came from TV Guide.com:

"A Lucasfilm spokesperson had this to say about the rumored live action STAR WARS television series. 'The show is in development at this time. The working title is "Wicket and Jar Jar." The show follows the classic fish out of water theme, as Jar Jar Binks travels to the moon of Endor to live in the Ewok village, while Wicket moves to Otoh Gunga to live among the Gungans. They are part of an intergalactic exchange student program. Not only is the show funny, but it will help kids to deal with their feelings of being seperated at their parents, such as when visiting grandparents, starting pre-school, going to summer camp, or even, just being at home with a babysitter.' "

stillakid
09-30-2004, 04:53 PM
This came from TV Guide.com:

"A Lucasfilm spokesperson had this to say about the rumored live action STAR WARS television series. 'The show is in development at this time. The working title is "Wicket and Jar Jar." The show follows the classic fish out of water theme, as Jar Jar Binks travels to the moon of Endor to live in the Ewok village, while Wicket moves to Otoh Gunga to live among the Gungans. They are part of an intergalactic exchange student program. Not only is the show funny, but it will help kids to deal with their feelings of being seperated at their parents, such as when visiting grandparents, starting pre-school, going to summer camp, or even, just being at home with a babysitter.' "

Yer sh***in' me. :sur: It's an After-School Special, Star Wars style... :ko:

AmanaMatt
09-30-2004, 06:32 PM
All I know is, there better be Ewoks in it or I'll be upset! ;)

If I did a Tv show in Star Wars, I would either follow the one game series and do a birth of the universe show or something post Jedi.....


Knowing Lucas, we'll get the 'Adventures of Young Han Solo' or something like that.

Rocketboy
09-30-2004, 11:34 PM
This came from TV Guide.com:

"A Lucasfilm spokesperson had this to say about the rumored live action STAR WARS television series. 'The show is in development at this time. The working title is "Wicket and Jar Jar." The show follows the classic fish out of water theme, as Jar Jar Binks travels to the moon of Endor to live in the Ewok village, while Wicket moves to Otoh Gunga to live among the Gungans. They are part of an intergalactic exchange student program. Not only is the show funny, but it will help kids to deal with their feelings of being seperated at their parents, such as when visiting grandparents, starting pre-school, going to summer camp, or even, just being at home with a babysitter.' "I would watch that.




Seriously.