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Beast
04-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Steve Sansweet dropped a tease at C2E2 that there may yet be one more Star Wars animated series coming soon to a galaxy near you. This time taking place after Return of the Jedi. Ain't It Cool News has the full news. But here's the various comments from Steve Sansweet from the possible upcoming animated series. Man, I hope this is true! :D

From IGN:

During the Q&A section of the panel, a fan said, "I would really love to see new adventures after Jedi with our favorite characters Luke, Han and Leia," to which Sansweet replied, "And you will, in the new animation."

From Best Of Luck Productions:

Steve Sansweet confirmed at C2E2 that LucasFilm plans to revisit the original cast of characters from Star Wars in post Return of the Jedi adventures.

However, it will be in the same animated format as The Clone Wars series running today.


Oh, there was one ominous thing he said though... not everyone who dies in sci-fi stays dead. He continued by stating we'll see what he means in 3 to 4 years.

http://www.bestofluckproductions.com/?q=node/603

Beast
04-19-2010, 12:58 AM
I assume the "Dead" character or characters that are being referred to is most likely....

Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sideous. If they decide to adapt the whole Clone Emporer thing.

And Boba Fett. Even though Lucas and I agree that Boba Fett died in the Sarlaac.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-19-2010, 01:17 AM
I appreciate your return and your enthusiasm, but aside from the official, confirmed comments - the OT characters may appear in the animation - there's no real news here. He's only talking about the show that was officially announced a few weeks ago, as discussed in its own thread.

JimJamBonds
04-19-2010, 08:26 AM
Awesome, I like the idea of a post ROTJ 'toon.

JediTricks
04-19-2010, 03:01 PM
He means Bob A. Fett, I'm sure. You can't throw a gundark without hitting the guy these days.

As for the rest, I'll believe it when I see it.

Slicker
04-19-2010, 10:06 PM
I'm not really surprised. They've driven the figure line into the EU carp pile so why not do it with the really good idea of a cartoon?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-20-2010, 12:25 AM
I'm not really surprised. They've driven the figure line into the EU carp pile so why not do it with the really good idea of a cartoon?
Since you apparently haven't heard, they're really laying off the EU now since it wasn't selling as hot as they wanted it to be so, starting in the fall, the realistic line is going to refocus back on the films.

And they confirmed an animated comedy show, with the Sansweet comments being about that, though they're in the extremely early planning stages still so it's hard to know how it will turn out.

2-1B
04-25-2010, 09:21 PM
I hope the show includes a laugh track.

DarthQuack
04-25-2010, 09:23 PM
I hope the show includes a laugh track.

Like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQQflXQxZFI) wonderful show? :lipsrsealed:

2-1B
04-25-2010, 09:26 PM
M*A*S*H* - most overrated television comedy ever!

Hey if they're going to bring back a "dead" character from the OT, I'd MUCH prefer Boba Fett over Palpatine...Fett's return would be annoying but Palps' return would be downright stupid.

JimJamBonds
04-26-2010, 09:01 AM
Like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQQflXQxZFI) wonderful show? :lipsrsealed:

They only used one in the beginning, after a few seasons they dropped the LT.

DarkArtist
04-30-2010, 10:52 AM
would love to see them tackle a serious version of EU after Jedi (especially since anything after Jedi is EU). as far as an animated version....i think this could really be a great way to introduce the EU to a new group of kids who maybe only know of SW through the Clone Wars and the films....

I'm 100% on board for a new animated adventure of SW that follows the events of Jedi, would love to see Lucas tackle some of the EU like Heir to the Empire, Dark Empire, and maybe even have a spin-off of the Dark Forces trilogy as well.

Please please please make this a reality

JimJamBonds
05-01-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm 100% on board for a new animated adventure of SW that follows the events of Jedi, would love to see Lucas tackle some of the EU like Heir to the Empire, Dark Empire, and maybe even have a spin-off of the Dark Forces trilogy as well.

Please please please make this a reality

That would suck more then anything else has ever sucked in the history of suckitude. I'd rather have some new ideas, not Bobba getting out of the pit or Chewie dying.

bigbarada
05-07-2010, 09:30 AM
would love to see them tackle a serious version of EU after Jedi (especially since anything after Jedi is EU). as far as an animated version....i think this could really be a great way to introduce the EU to a new group of kids who maybe only know of SW through the Clone Wars and the films....

I'm 100% on board for a new animated adventure of SW that follows the events of Jedi, would love to see Lucas tackle some of the EU like Heir to the Empire, Dark Empire, and maybe even have a spin-off of the Dark Forces trilogy as well.

Please please please make this a reality

More than likely, Lucas will just do his own post-ROTJ thing and completely ignore and erase those storylines from Star Wars canon. Did Lucas honor the existing canon surrounding Boba Fett when he wrote Ep2? Did he even honor the Tartakovsky CW micro-series when he greenlighted the new CW cartoon?

So, if you love those post-ROTJ EU storylines, then the last thing you really want is Lucas himself messing around in that timeline.

JimJamBonds
05-07-2010, 10:11 AM
More than likely, Lucas will just do his own post-ROTJ thing and completely ignore and erase those storylines from Star Wars canon. Did Lucas honor the existing canon surrounding Boba Fett when he wrote Ep2? Did he even honor the Tartakovsky CW micro-series when he greenlighted the new CW cartoon?

So, if you love those post-ROTJ EU storylines, then the last thing you really want is Lucas himself messing around in that timeline.

Since this is George's baby as far as I'm concerned he can do with it as he pleases. Imho the only cannon is the six movies... no more, no less. :p

Fat Valentino
05-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Imho the only cannon is the six movies... no more, no less. :p

I wholeheartedly agree. I've only heard about most of the "EU timeline", and most of it sounds retarded beyond belief. I think Chewie getting a planet dropped on him is probably the single stupidest idea since replacing the Ewok Celebration song in Jedi. :mad: I would rather see a hundred variations of "R2 Come Home" with the voices of Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels than any attempt to slavishly adapt Heir to the Empire. Mara Jade! Dude, It's not canon, it's just product.

"I had fought the worst of all wars, and witnessed the redemption of evil. I've seen balance restored to the Force. But order can turn to chaos… as it did when I was born. Now, with my loved ones and my loyal allies, I face a new challenge unlike any before. And I'm not sure if this time we can win." ―Luke Skywalker reflecting on the Yuuzhan Vong threat (!)
Serious EU Fanboys have poor taste.

bigbarada
05-07-2010, 02:14 PM
Since this is George's baby as far as I'm concerned he can do with it as he pleases. Imho the only cannon is the six movies... no more, no less. :p

I agree 100%, but I'm injecting a dose to reality to those people who seem to be getting their hopes up that Lucas would somehow remain faithful to existing, post-ROTJ, EU storylines.

Personally, I wouldn't mind finally seeing what, if anything, Lucas had in mind for stories after ROTJ. Throughout the 80s, he was always claiming to have plans for 9 films, I've also heard that he planned to make as many as 12 films; so he must have had some ideas for what happens to Luke, Leia and Han after Ep6 and I highly doubt it was in any way similar to what we see in HTTE or Dark Empire.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-07-2010, 02:39 PM
Again, the only other show that was actually confirmed was the animated comedy show. That's it. Don't worry, and don't get your hopes up, about any EU retcons here.

DarkArtist
05-07-2010, 02:52 PM
I wholeheartedly agree. I've only heard about most of the "EU timeline", and most of it sounds retarded beyond belief. I think Chewie getting a planet dropped on him is probably the single stupidest idea since replacing the Ewok Celebration song in Jedi. :mad: I would rather see a hundred variations of "R2 Come Home" with the voices of Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels than any attempt to slavishly adapt Heir to the Empire. Mara Jade! Dude, It's not canon, it's just product.

"I had fought the worst of all wars, and witnessed the redemption of evil. I've seen balance restored to the Force. But order can turn to chaos… as it did when I was born. Now, with my loved ones and my loyal allies, I face a new challenge unlike any before. And I'm not sure if this time we can win." ―Luke Skywalker reflecting on the Yuuzhan Vong threat (!)
Serious EU Fanboys have poor taste.

I have to disagree with you on the comment that EU Fanboys have poor taste. I think some of the EU storyline that has come out is amazing... while not all is great ie The Hutts building there own version of the Death Star laser and Chewie getting killed by a planet falling on him, but all in all the EU has been a great adventure.

True this is your opinion about EU and you are entitled to it, but i think the EU is perhaps one of the best things to happen to SW. if we were to believe that the movies and the Clone Wars are the only cannon then I guess ROTJ should have had the tagline "and they lived happily ever after..the end" at the end of Jedi. but we know that's not the real ending, so I applaud the writers who have the guts and dreams to dive into Lucas' universe and explore future events of what might be after Jedi.

as far as the show (if there is one or not) guess we'll find out at SDCC or CV, I'm all onboard for Lucas to create a new timeline that follows the events of ROTJ (whether he uses current EU titles or completely comes up with something new.)

El Chuxter
05-07-2010, 02:54 PM
Let's be fair: a planet falling on Chewie is a gross oversimplification. The Yuuzhan Vong were trying to spread terror by causing two small planets to collide, and Chewbacca sacrificed himself to save Anakin Solo by forcing Han to take him when there was only room to save one. It's not like some evil genius decided to drop a moon right on his head.

Of course, then Anakin Solo died anyway, which was stupid, since it undermined the purpose of Chewie's sacrifice.

bigbarada
05-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Wasn't killing off Chewie Lucas' idea? If so, then it's not a great example to use for why EU sucks and how Lucas himself could do better.

El Chuxter
05-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Yeah, actually it was. For several years before that book came out, writers would have Chewie conveniently visiting family on Kashyyyk for entire books at a time because no one knew what to do with him. RA Salvatore had signed on to do the first New Jedi Order novel, and almost backed out when he learned he had to kill off Chewbacca.

For bad EU, better examples are Jacen Solo turning into a Sith Lord (and anything else with "Legacy" in the title), Boba Fett coming back from the dead and serving as Dengar's best man, and Wuher grinding up Greedo's corpse and using it to create a drink for Jabba. (I cannot believe no one's scanned in the awesome image of Greedo's funeral yet!)

Darth Metalmute
05-07-2010, 03:23 PM
I would rather see a hundred variations of "R2 Come Home" with the voices of Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels than any attempt to slavishly adapt Heir to the Empire. Mara Jade! Dude, It's not canon, it's just product.

Mara Jade product? Have you seen the Prequals? Mara Jade was created during the "Dead" years of Star Wars, Zahn had no idea of the gold mine he was writing. The Prequals, on the other hand, are nothing but Product. Eye candy with no heart who's sole purpose is to sell merchandise.


"I had fought the worst of all wars, and witnessed the redemption of evil. I've seen balance restored to the Force. But order can turn to chaos… as it did when I was born. Now, with my loved ones and my loyal allies, I face a new challenge unlike any before. And I'm not sure if this time we can win." ―Luke Skywalker reflecting on the Yuuzhan Vong threat (!)
Serious EU Fanboys have poor taste.

"If Obi-Wan caught me doing that, he would be very grumpy." -Anakin Skywalker, reflecting on that playing with his food would tick Obi-Wan off.

Compared to the writing in the prequals, The Vong series might as well be Great Expectations.

Fat Valentino
05-07-2010, 06:38 PM
I honestly consider The Clone Wars to be canon over the prequel movies.

Fat Valentino
05-07-2010, 07:16 PM
Chewbacca sacrificed himself to save Anakin Solo by forcing Han to take him when there was only room to save one.


Well, it's still a stupid idea. Unless Han was flying an X-Wing fighter, and Anakin Solo was already sitting on his lap, there should have been room for one more. :lipsrsealed:

El Chuxter
05-07-2010, 08:20 PM
But the Falcon was already full of the refugees Han, Chewie, and Anakin were trying to get off-world. And the world was disintegrating due to the forces of gravity far more quickly than any of them anticipated.

I'm not defending, just saying how it went down.

bigbarada
05-07-2010, 08:45 PM
I honestly consider The Clone Wars to be canon over the prequel movies.

After watching the three most recent episodes of CW, I would be inclined to agree with you.

Darth Jax
05-07-2010, 11:00 PM
still haven't seen any of the clone wars beyond the movie. have season 1 sitting on my shelf, but just haven't gotten to it. some weekend when i have nothing going on i'll crank out most of it. but that's not gonna happen anytime in the foreseeable future.

Fat Valentino
05-08-2010, 02:51 AM
But the Falcon was already full of the refugees

After sitting out so many EU books celebrating "Life Day" with his family, Chewie must have forgotten to remind Han about those smuggler's compartments. Or the space within the top hatch. Or one of the two gunner stations. Or the maintanance compartment where Han got hit in the head with the tray of hydrospanners. Or the escape pod. Plus, don't I remember Chewie fixing something on the Falcon while she was in hyperspace in one of those Timothy Zahn EU novels? If memory serves, he was wearing only a breather mask? I'd prefer an uncomfortable, white knuckled ride on the outside of the ship to a planet being dropped on me...

A better death would have been for him to finally fulfill his life debt to Han (also EU!)!

Darth Metalmute
05-08-2010, 09:58 AM
It's been a while since I read it, but I believe Chewie jumped off the boarding ramp and threw Anakin onto the ship while ship was in flight. They tried to get him up, but the winds from the moon crashing down kept knocking Chewie down, and the Falcon away from him.

2-1B
05-08-2010, 03:43 PM
Of course, then Anakin Solo died anyway, which was stupid, since it undermined the purpose of Chewie's sacrifice.

Same reason why it's ridiculous for the Emperor to come back...his spirit in a cloned body. Worst EU plot point ever.

Tycho
09-21-2010, 04:32 PM
I have given this some thought and talked it over with JediTricks on the phone.

When the Clone Wars have run their course, I would like a new CLASSIC Star Wars cartoon show to help offset the imbalnce of a full library of prequel-based animations versus OT offerings.

However, the Clone Wars have set the tone for what kind of SW show attracts a kid-audience: lots of Jedi waving around those flashy-sword-things and using The Force.

OK.

Now you have the classic hero characters that are essential: Han, Luke, Leia, Chewie, Lando, Wedge, Admiral Ackbar. Add Mara Jade and Talon Karrde from the EU. A new hero character (like Ahsoka or Rex) could be added to intensify interest in the story.

Adversaries available (like Dooku, Ventress, Grievous, Cad Bane, etc) include (from the OT Expanded Universe pantheon): Ysanne Isaard, Baron Fel, Kir Kanos, Admiral Daala, and Boba Fett (still around after escaping the Sarlaac). A main baddy is needed, but whether the Clone Emperor or Grand Admiral Thrawn are available, depends upon when the story is set. A new "main baddy" could be easily invented and help the storyline along a lot.

Kid coming-of-age characters like Ahsoka and Boba Fett in the CW series include Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin Solo (depending upon when this storyline is set).

I think the Jedi Academy Era (after Dark Empire and the Heir To The Empire series) is the best time to set an OT SW cartoon.

Options for it are:

1) During the Trilogy - you can't go before ANH and have Luke doing anything, so it has to be after Episode IV. But this era has been done to death in the comics and books.

2) Shadows of the Empire - it's been done, though I'd love to see it animated as a fan.

3) Rogue Squadron - you really need more Jedi. I personally love RS as "Tycho," but I don't think it's the best option here.

4) Dark Empire - it has possibilities, like Luke on the Dark Side.

5) Heir to the Empire - An animated Thrawn would be loved by all I'm sure. Seeing Mara in action would also be great and the cast of characters brought in by Timothy Zhan was amazing. Still - if you like it you can read the book. But this one could really work.

6) Jedi Academy Era - OK - this was discussed above and it's the best option because of multiple Jedi like CW.

7) New Jedi Order - I'd so love to see this animated. The comic series (Invasion) is everything I wanted - except that I want even more! As a fan, I'm all for this. However, it may not re-introduce traditional Star Wars, although with Imperial co-operation in the face of galactic invasion, you might see New Jedi fighting alongside stormtrooper clones versus biologicals versus droids, so it would play similarly. And the comic series is already started for marketing.

8) Legacy - Let's not trample on the books, but we can go ahead to the future with Ben Skywalker and the adventures of his son, Cole, as he's grown up beyond the current novel series (Cade Skywalker's father).

I think choice number 6 above,or 7 if you want to chance it, work the best.

Discussion?

JediTricks
09-21-2010, 09:02 PM
I felt that Shadows had really made something special out of a limited amount of time, but gave very little room for additional storytelling, there's just not as much to say in that ESB to ROTJ timeline now, the Rebs mass, the Imps rebuild, the Bothans spy. Also, the Rebellion goes underground, that's not going to make for exciting TV, although I should think it'd make for better novels (if you can get around the earliest ANH to ESB to ROTJ materials out there).

I actually might like to see stories about the early Rebellion, the academy, Luke's time on Tatooine growing up (though not the "Wormie" version that Lucas shoehorned into the script late in preproduction on ANH). I'm not sure they could carry a whole series, but an anthology might work. Biggs jumping ship to join the rebellion, Han leaving the Empire to go be a pirate, Leia being a senator while sneaking around for the Rebellions, there's fertile ground for an anthology. In some ways, that era is the EASIEST one for the OT to mine this way, the characters aren't as established as they'll become from ANH on. Heck, between Han & Chewie being pirates, Han in the Empire, Biggs and Luke flying T-16s, Biggs at the academy, Leia in the senate being a spy, Galen Marek's activities, Lando and the Falcon, Han getting the Falcon, and various other maneuverings, that sounds like an anthology series that could easily fill 2 seasons right there - and I hadn't even mentioned the last of the Jedi being swept out by the Stormtroopers that we caught glimpses of in The Force Unleashed! It just may not appeal to kids though, and that's a huge problem - can Lucasfilm figure out a way to make an animated pre-ANH series that can tell extended stories to just fans? Probably not, there's less money in the idea, but there may be accolades and Lucasfilm could use them for Lucas Animation to move forward in the industry after Clone Wars.

I agree that Rogue Squadron is not a great choice. There are lots of tales and characters and actions, but they don't feel as broad, they don't feel as important in animation I think. They exist in the comics best, a mix of action and storytelling that suggests more than the stories can deliver.

Dark Empire doesn't exist. Sorry, nope, that mistake was never made, I refuse to admit it exists. :p

Zahn's era is fertile, has great use of main characters, adds just the right number of new characters. I'm not sure main characters can be the focus of a cartoon after ANH though, they're not as exciting on a daily basis IMO once you've seen their biggest moments. How can Luke live up to ESB and ROTJ saber battles on a weekly basis?

I can't speak to NJO, I haven't familiarized myself that much with it, it didn't hold much appeal to me personally. I don't find the Vong's look or tech to be particularly engaging though, it works better written than seen.

Legacy has a mountain of room to grow as a cartoon, it's almost best suited for that type of storytelling. It can go in any and every direction at once, it has familiar characters but not too limited. It has flashback value. It has imp forces and tons of disposable Sith. ;) Pirates and political intrigue and the Force and lots of gray areas. But there are tons of pitfalls too, without vision at the reins, it'll go off the rails quickly, and a lot of the intrigue in the early comics seemed to me to be above the heads of a younger audience.

Darth Metalmute
09-22-2010, 08:13 AM
The problem with doing a post ROTJ series is that so many of the major characters are EU and unknown by most kids. No child is going to want to see Chewie die.

Clone Wars is perfect because it takes place between two movies so the majority of the characters are known. Ashoka and Rex are the only major newcomers while others from the comics are sprinkled in here and there.

Instead of a TV show, why not do short films like the Clone Wars movie that was at the theaters? The script is already there in the novels just follow the books and you will have a hit.

JimJamBonds
09-22-2010, 10:59 AM
Same reason why it's ridiculous for the Emperor to come back...his spirit in a cloned body. Worst EU plot point ever.

While that is bad I'd say the worst would be when a freakin' planet landed on Chewie's head.

bkusna
09-22-2010, 11:19 AM
The problem with doing a post ROTJ series is that so many of the major characters are EU and unknown by most kids. No child is going to want to see Chewie die.

Clone Wars is perfect because it takes place between two movies so the majority of the characters are known. Ashoka and Rex are the only major newcomers while others from the comics are sprinkled in here and there.

Instead of a TV show, why not do short films like the Clone Wars movie that was at the theaters? The script is already there in the novels just follow the books and you will have a hit.

What????? Chewie dies????? Next you're going to tell me that Santa's not real...

Darth Metalmute
09-22-2010, 12:10 PM
What????? Chewie dies????? Next you're going to tell me that Santa's not real...


I won't go that far but Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper.......

Tycho
09-22-2010, 04:52 PM
The problem with doing a post ROTJ series is that so many of the major characters are EU and unknown by most kids.....

Clone Wars is perfect because it takes place between two movies so the majority of the characters are known. Ashoka and Rex are the only major newcomers while others from the comics are sprinkled in here and there.

Asajj Ventress, Cad Bane, Hondo Onokah, and I dare say Aurra Sing isn't exactly a movie character. Now Quinlan Vos is coming...

As long as the characters are cool, they will work. There are some gems in post-ROTJ Expanded Universe to be sure. The heavy-hitters are from Timothy Zhan's Heir to the Empire novels of course.


Instead of a TV show, why not do short films like the Clone Wars movie that was at the theaters? The script is already there in the novels just follow the books and you will have a hit.

This is a good idea. Many of the fans who can read ;) would like to see this happen. Shadows of the Empire and Heir to the Empire top the list. However if there are contract issues with using these authors' works or the desire to do something brand new, the Jedi Academy Era works really, really well. (This is 7 years after ROTJ and Admiral Daala and Ysanne Isaard have consolidated the Empire to thwart expansion of the New Republic and even conquer back some territory. Lady-baddies this time (well we have Ventress now). Also, a new Imperial warlord (a man) can be created to try and usurp what was once under Palpatine's power. [Thrawn and the Clone Emperor have been defeated by this time]. Jaina and Jacen would only be 2 years old, however. But Kyp Durron would be a rogue Jedi Apprentice leading some of his own Dark Jedi. However, Luke cannot "defeat him" by killing him. Durron becomes a Light-Side (though rogue) Jedi Master in Luke's NJO eventually and Han Solo can control Durron who looks up to Han as his hero.


No child is going to want to see Chewie die.


While that is bad I'd say the worst would be when a freakin' planet landed on Chewie's head.

So readers know: JimJam is exaggerating. The Yuuzhan Vong used force-field generating plant-life bio-engineered large enough and strong enough to pull a moon out of its orbit and crash into an inhabited planet. The New Republic was trying to evaccuate everyone and the Falcon was the last ship out of there when Anakin Solo tried to save some children and Chewie went after him, sacraficing himself to get Anakin and the kids back on the ship.

Chewie dies. Then later Anakin dies, never really reconciliated with his father. An adult theme to NJO - not "Let's go hug an Ewok" for an ending.

Since SW has young 20-30 year old heroes:

Anakin 19-22 (AOTC-ROTS)
Padme 24-27 (AOTC-ROTS)
Obi-Wan 34-37(AOTC-ROTS)

Luke (19-23) ANH-ROTJ
Leia (19-23) ANH-ROTJ
Han (29-33) ANH-ROTJ

I would have been much more BRUTAL as a writer and eventually, and heroically killed off at least Han (54-59) and Leia (44-49), possibly Luke (44-49) by NJO.

I would have instead made the transition to mainly focusing on

Jaina Solo (16-21, NJO)
Jacen Solo (16-21, NJO)
Anakin Solo (14-killed at age 17, NJO)

in the later SW Expanded Universe.

To some extent the books did this so SW didn't become a serial about 40 -50 somethings, and then onward. But until the huge demand for Jaina and Jacen action figures, their market value was underestimated by licensing, I think.

Now SW fans are in their mid-30's (a huge proportion of them) so Luke being in his 40's doesn't bother the OT fan base as much, I'd think. Han is getting really old however. He's about 65 in the EU at present, and a GRANDPARENT!

Jacen is dead however. Turned to the Dark Side and killed before he reached 30 I think.

Ben Skywalker might be about 10 years old now. I have the books but haven't kept up for the moment.

If they brought Ben up to being closer to mid-teens or his 20's, Luke Skywalker is now as OLD as Obi-Wan Kenobi was in ANH!

He probably walks around repeating himself as he "hasn't heard that name, in a long time....a long time." :crazed:

Actually, I somehow picture Luke as a Jedi Master to be more like Qui-Gon, but a bit more emotional and happy at times (I guess until his wife was killed).
Like I said, I need to catch up on the books.

Darth Metalmute
09-23-2010, 08:03 AM
It might be interesting to set a series between the Jedi Academy and the NJO following around all three Solo children. I'm just not sure the kids will watch. They would have to rely heavily on Luke, Leia, and Han in the first few episodes to "catch" children. Premiering it after Clone Wars would help.


Asajj Ventress, Cad Bane, Hondo Onokah, and I dare say Aurra Sing isn't exactly a movie character. Now Quinlan Vos is coming...

Those aren't exactly major characters. Heck, Bane has been in more episodes than Ventress, Grevious, and Dooku combined. Kids don't watch shows for the villians, but it helps if the bad guys are cool. Kids show need a familiar core of Heroes, and Anakin, Obi-Wan, Cody, Yoda, and Mace are a solid core with the addition of Ashoka and Rex. For your list, the following core figures are available:

1) During the Trilogy - Han, Leia, Luke, Chewie. The best group and a stable in the list. however time line makes any series small. And lets face it, Lucas has jumped back and fourth along the line of continuality with the Prequals, would we really want him to F-up our beloved OT?

2) Shadows of the Empire - Luke, Leia, Lando, Chewie, Dash. Has to be done as a movie.

3) Rogue Squadron - Wedge, Tycho, Gavin, Corran, Wes. I would love to see this series, but I don't think it would sell to kids, especially with so many unknowns as core characters.

4) Dark Empire - Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewie. Eh, does anyone want the Emperor to return?

5) Heir to the Empire - Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewie. Once again, has to be done as a movie.

6) Jedi Academy Era - Luke, Kyp, Corran, Solo kids. This era is the sole era where there is no common enemy. Star Wars without the Empire or Vong or New Empire, really doesn't work. Unless the series was just about the Solo kids.

7) New Jedi Order - Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, Solo kids. Man would this be a fun series to watch. Especially when the Imperial Remenant joins them. I honestly think this is the one series that would work as it mimics the Clone Wars MO. The only problem would be if children would watch a series in which the good guys lose a majority of the time, especially early.

8) Legacy - Luke, Leia, Han, Jaina. You can't really do Legacy without doing one of the previous two series. No one would understand the relationship between Jacen and Jaina, and how Jacen became evil.