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  1. #31

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    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.
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  2. #32

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    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.
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  3. #33

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    Or the series can run 17 years.
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  4. #34

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    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.

  5. #35

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    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.
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  6. #36

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    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?

  7. #37

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    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.

  8. #38

    Re: Live action SW series in the works? (merged)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    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.
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  9. #39

    Re: Live action series in the works?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deoxyribonucleic
    as soon as I read that I thought of her in Battlestar Galactica...a perfect scene painted in my head
    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.

  10. #40

    Re: Live action series in the works?

    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.
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