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Title: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jim on February 14, 2006, 03:19 PM
Not sure where it was mentioned, but I thought  it might of been at Toyfair that the new series would be OT based.  So what will this be about?  All seperate short stories?  Vader, Boba Fett, Empire, Jabba's Palace, Cantina?  There are enough masked characters.   If it is one continuing story I think it may be limited. 
Title: Re: Live Action Show Based Around OT?
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on March 21, 2006, 11:06 PM
(KP International) It has been announced to the joy of Star Wars fans everywhere that George Lucas's world of Jedi knights and wookies will live on in a 100-episode TV series.


The 'Star Wars' movie series ended with last year's prequel 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.' That's just where the series will begin, following Luke Skywalker and other beloved characters growing up, as well as the rise of Darth Vader's evil Empire.

The series will attempt to fill in the blanks of the 20-year span between Episodes III and IV.

Don't expect to see any familiar faces from the galaxy far far away, though. The only castmember currently scheduled to appear in the series is Anthony Daniels, who plays C3PO.

"We're very excited we just got confirmation George Lucas has committed himself to writing the 'Star Wars' TV series. I guess this is the news all fans have been waiting to hear," said series producer Rick McCullum. "Hopefully if we can make it work and everybodys excited and watches it we will keep on going.

Taken fro mSympatico/MSN Entertainment from a link on Galatic Hunter. 

I have to say that I am somewhat worried about George writing for the show. His dialogues are not the best in the world, and I think in TV people want more than "O h n o  t h e y a r e c o m i n g t h r o u g h."  as we got in  New Hope or in the love scene in Ep. III. For the most part charaters drive the tv shows, not big wang special effects. I think that is one of the reaons why ST TNG did so well, good story lines, good character development.  Perfect no, but the dialogue never got in the way of the story, 
I'm not sure I see this going a 100 episodes. Hopefully I am wrong. Thoughts?
Title: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 4, 2006, 05:34 PM
According to a report on the website www.cinematical.com Major Duomo Rick McCallum gives a great hint on what the Star Wars live action TV show holds for us in the near future. He denies rumors that it focuses around a certain young Skywalker, and instead only says "think bounty hunter. That's all I can tell you." Lucas is currently working on the basic concept of the story according to McCallum.

Wow! The adventures of Dengar! I can't wait!
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Mitsukara on May 4, 2006, 11:03 PM
LOL, I'm sure the show is about IG-88 ;)

I'm waiting until closer to premiere time, or until something outright is said on, say, starwars.com, before I assume anything about this show- as I've said, could be great, could be terrible.

That said, if that information is to be believed, it certainly sounds like Boba Fett is part of the plot, which could be a good thing.

I want to see young Lando Calrissian or something though ;) And Rokur Gepta, the Sorcerer of Tund! Okay, maybe not on the Rokur Gepta part.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 6, 2006, 09:07 PM
Well It must Be Boba then we wil get to see this infamous character get older stronger, and become the best killing machine ever. ;D
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Ook on May 6, 2006, 09:12 PM
Yeah, I saw this (http://iesb.net/videointerviews/saturn06rickmccallum.php) last night.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: MetalJedi on May 6, 2006, 10:27 PM
So the show won't be called Star Wars : The Gand Wars starring Zuckuss? Damn  ;D
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: name on June 5, 2006, 10:17 AM
Well It must Be Boba then we wil get to see this infamous character get older stronger, and become the best killing machine ever. ;D

I'd settle for seeing him actually be the best killing machine ever.  So far, all I've seen him to do is follow Han to Bespin, tattletale to Vader, and then fall into a hole on Tatooine.

 ::)
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: BrentS on June 7, 2006, 01:04 PM

I'd settle for seeing him actually be the best killing machine ever.  So far, all I've seen him to do is follow Han to Bespin, tattletale to Vader, and then fall into a hole on Tatooine.


Now that's just funny.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Jesse James on June 8, 2006, 08:35 PM
The Titanium BOssk figure has Bossk standing on what looks like a Lightsaber hilt...  The Fett thing you guys were talking about really has me hoping that some of our favorite (and some unknown) bounty Hunters come into play in the series... 

Name's right that Fett needs a bit of work to earn his reputation.  Something to tie the "no disintegrations" line together would be nice.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Artoo on June 11, 2006, 11:27 PM
I heard the kid who did Boba in AOTC will be on the show, so it'll most likely be a Fett show! ;D
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Reid on June 12, 2006, 06:59 AM
I heard the kid who did Boba in AOTC will be on the show, so it'll most likely be a Fett show! ;D

Or he'll play a clone of Boba, Booba, who is dispatched to kill Boba.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Ryan on June 16, 2006, 01:20 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458291/fullcredits

Damn it.  >:(

I'm no longer expecting much of anything out of this series, if he really is the principal actor.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Jesse James on June 16, 2006, 02:56 AM
Hah...

Well, if he's it and the whole thing is CGI around him, look out...  Fett takes out every Gungang and podracer in the galaxy while hanging out with Watto and badly animated Hutts.  Yech...
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Mitsukara on June 22, 2006, 12:23 AM
"NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"[/I]

Actually, it might work out okay if that's legitimate information, the Vader quote is more in referense to Jesse's terrifying vision.

...although, it'd be improved if there were a bunch of rebel fleet troopers in it, right? ;)

As I've said before, I'm not holding my breath for this show, but I'll look into it once real/more concrete information really starts popping up. At the moment I'm more eager to catch up on earlier EU books (70s, 1983, and early-mid 90s).
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Artoo on June 27, 2006, 01:22 AM
Hah...

Well, if he's it and the whole thing is CGI around him, look out...  Fett takes out every Gungang and podracer in the galaxy while hanging out with Watto and badly animated Hutts.  Yech...
LOL.
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Commander_Miseria on June 28, 2006, 06:41 PM
face it we're all gunna watch it whether its horrible or not  :P

I'm actually looking forward to seeing daniel go back to his role as boba. I would like to see if he's improved not to mention its just kinda cool to have the same person play the same character few years later
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: JohnH on July 26, 2006, 09:17 AM
I heard the kid who did Boba in AOTC will be on the show, so it'll most likely be a Fett show! ;D

Or he'll play a clone of Boba, Booba, who is dispatched to kill Boba.

More than likely he'll play Booba, the guy that hires a chick to use a droid to disperse bugs to kill Boba.  Fiercest bounty hunter indeed.  :)

John
Title: Re: TV Show not centered around Skywalker family
Post by: Commander_Miseria on September 17, 2006, 06:50 PM
uhh...that was jango fett buddy....and jango didn't "hire" anybody. Him and Zam wessel were teamed together :P
Title: Re: Live Action Show Based Around OT?
Post by: dafoo on September 29, 2006, 01:43 AM
Hopefully Lucas will realize what you've said. I'd be surprised though, as he seems to only have yes-men in his organization.

I'm glad it will be a planned out series though, not open ended.  100 episodes devoted to this time span.  That mean planning, and good flow.  Not the typical mash that tends to happen after a few seasons of a show.  Where the writers are surprised to learn they have another season and thus must quickly concoct new scenarios.
Title: Re: Live Action Show Based Around OT?
Post by: I Am Sith on October 10, 2006, 11:16 AM
From an interview on MTV.com:

"In 2007, Lucas will begin work on a live-action "Star Wars" show set during the 18-year gap between Episodes III and IV. "We haven't started yet; I start that next year," the filmmaker said, adding that he's determined to write an entire first season before shooting begins on the show that will star "background" characters from that time period.

"None of the Skywalker story, none of that stuff is in there," he explained, shooting down any depiction of a young Han Solo acquiring the Millennium Falcon or running with Lando Calrissian. "It's completely different. The animated series has got all the characters in it. The one that comes after, the live-action one, is with people who were in 'Star Wars,' but they're not the main characters."

Lucas said the plot will be steered by characters such as Tie-Fighter or Rebel pilots, most only briefly glimpsed in the six "Star Wars" films."

Doesn't sound like a compelling way to bridge the gap of EPIII and EPIV...  But maybe that's just me.  I would prefer to have stories about the building of the Empire, start-up of the Rebellion, stories of young Luke and Leia, follow-up on Obi-Wan and Yoda.  Maybe I should reserve judgement until we get more details of this, but right now, I'm pretty disappointed.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 10, 2006, 01:40 PM
Wow....deja vu.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Ryan on October 13, 2006, 06:16 AM
BREAKING NEWS!

TV Series info has popped up on MTV.com:

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"In 2007, Lucas will begin work on a live-action "Star Wars" show set during the 18-year gap between Episodes III and IV. "We haven't started yet; I start that next year," the filmmaker said, adding that he's determined to write an entire first season before shooting begins on the show that will star "background" characters from that time period.

"None of the Skywalker story, none of that stuff is in there," he explained, shooting down any depiction of a young Han Solo acquiring the Millennium Falcon or running with Lando Calrissian. "It's completely different. The animated series has got all the characters in it. The one that comes after, the live-action one, is with people who were in 'Star Wars,' but they're not the main characters."

Lucas said the plot will be steered by characters such as Tie-Fighter or Rebel pilots, most only briefly glimpsed in the six "Star Wars" films."

No one has posted this yet right?

 
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: I Am Sith on October 13, 2006, 09:19 AM
Wow....deja vu.

Sorry, I didn't realize I posted it twice.  Removed the redundant post.  Oops.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Artoo on October 14, 2006, 10:32 AM
It may be cool, maybe Greedo will get a role. :P
Fett did have a quick role in SE ANH, as well as ESB & ROTJ. Of course he had a bigger role in those.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Oboewan on October 17, 2006, 01:00 PM
The recent revelation from Lucasfilm that they will not make any more movies beyond Indy IV and one other, devoting their time to the TV and Anime Media, makes me think that the TV show should be pretty good (vice GL writing the dialog).   
I wonder if we'll see more of the weeding out of the Jedi after ROTS and the growth of the Empire/dimishing of freedoms throughout the galaxy.    Bounty Hunters tracking/killing Jedi seems like it would be cool!

Oboewan
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Artoo on October 22, 2006, 02:02 AM
Anime!? :-X
I HATE anime with all my heart, it's boring.

Or did I understand you wrong?
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Oboewan on November 3, 2006, 10:10 AM
Well.... Anthony Daniels is confirmed.........  Maybe it'll be about all those adventures 3P0 talks about in ANH that must've happened post ROTS since he did have his memory wiped......

Oboewan
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Artoo on November 8, 2006, 03:26 PM
The "Droids" cartoon series covered that even though it lasted 1 season. :P
George has a thing for including the droids in EVERY thing he does, which is the way I like it. The droids don't get much respect in EU. :-\
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: speedermike on February 27, 2007, 10:32 PM
This whole "100" episodes thing scares me.  I'd rather they do smaller 13-15 episode seasons and keep them tight and excellent.  Look at a show like The Shield, The Sopranos or the first two Galactica seasons. 13 episodes is enough time to tell any large story.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Darth Depressis on March 9, 2007, 04:18 PM
personally i think this and animated adaptations of the eu can probably be expected after lucas bites the dust.

under lucas these will most likely be focus group driven episodes featuring what the highest majority of starwars fans buy.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on August 30, 2007, 11:26 AM
A little bit of info on the live action series from an interview with Rick McCallum in the latest issue of Insider (96) - here's the highlights:

Q: How ambitious is the project going to be?

A: It'll be darker and more mature, and very character based.  The idea is to do, say, 13 to 16 episodes over one or two years - we haven't quite figured that out yet as television is changing so dramatically worldwide.  After the 2nd or 3rd year, one of the characters from the first series could move on to his own series.  Then, by the fourth or fifth year, we would love to have four or five seperate TV series of 13 episodes each running.  That's a pipe dream right now of course!.....

Interesting to see that they have hopes/plans for multiple TV series - I wonder how that would work.  Anyways, just wanted to pass along the info, there's more in Insider, if interested.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Darth Depressis on September 4, 2007, 05:13 PM
so there either planning on milking starwars to death on TV....or there hoping we can stomach more clone wars with the threat of more wooden live action on the horizon....

why can't they just give Mark Hamil a starwars show based at the Jedi academy? or hell start adapting some of the books into final fantasy VII: advent children style animated movies?

hell they could even make a kotor esque show and dump it on sci-fi...and as we know people will watch anything they play on that waste of airtime...
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2007, 05:39 PM
A few tidbits from the TV Guide Interview (http://www.tvguide.com/news/lucas-wars-TV/070920-01) are below.  Sounds like they really want to get to 100 episodes... probably so it can stay in syndications after it's run is over.   ;)



TV Guide: What about your Star Wars live-action series for TV?

Lucas: Yes, I'm working on that. We're just going to start writing it in about a month from now, start doing scripts for it.
 

TV Guide: And where will that live in the Star Wars continuum relative to Clone Wars and relative to the films?

Lucas: Well, Clone Wars has got all the characters in it — Yoda and Anakin and Obi Wan and the Emperor and all that — so it's basically the movie. The live-action [series] is not the movie. It's the Star Wars universe, but it's characters from the saga who were [previously] minor, and it follows their stories. It's set between [movie episodes] III and IV, when the Empire has taken over. It's like Episode IV in that the Emperor and Darth Vader are heard about — people talk about them — but you never see them because it doesn't take place where they actually are. There are storm troopers and all that, but there are no Jedis. It's different, but I think it's very exciting because I get to explore a part of that universe that I haven't been able to explore. Once you have a saga, it's got a lot of requirements because it's about a particular [thing] — in this case, Darth Vader — and so it's his story from the time he's 10 to the time he died. You really can't go off that track because that's the story. Whereas now, I can make a left turn on 10th Street and go down there and see what's going on.
 

TV Guide: And how are you going to produce this one? Are you going to film a certain number? Are you going to have a deal with a network before you go ahead with filming?

Lucas: No, we'll do it just the same way that we're doing the animated series, which is we usually write a whole year first, and then we'll start shooting, and then we'll shoot the whole year and then once we've got [something to show], we'll see where we can put it. We're going to do a hundred of them, too. [It should be] easier [to place] than the animated one because it's live-action.


TV Guide: So you'll film before you get a commitment? Or how will that work?

Lucas: Well, we're doing these before we get a commitment, so we're just doing them on the faith that we're going to [sell them]. I mean, we're doing them ourselves, so we can finance them, we don't need to have a commitment of any kind. We're simply going to sell them.


Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on September 26, 2007, 01:31 AM
Anyone else liking how we keep hearing the following things...

-Very adult atmosphere...
-Very dark and "PG-13"...
-Very much like one of the films...
-Not focused on main characters at all, and instead on secondary characters we saw in the films (and maybe EU)...

These things all make me think "Rogue Squadron, the TV Series".  Maybe that's premature but I really just am giddy at the thought of fighter battles once a week with X-Wings and Y-Wings and such, and the sight of Wedge Antilles and other Rebel Pilots...  Maybe big ass ground battles with the Rebs/Imps too as the Empire encounters a growing and organized resistance.

I'm anxious for this even more than the cartoon, which has me anxious itself...  But this live-action show could be the kidn of thing that makes people beg for new films NOT about the Skywalkers at all.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 26, 2007, 11:48 AM
It is sounding good, I can see a story arc about an imperial officer ala Crix Madine that becomes a rebel.  Hell, maybe Kyle Katarn could make an appearance or two!
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: evenflow on September 29, 2007, 10:35 AM
I was never a fan of the Rogue Squadron comics so i wouldnt be crazy about it for the show. I love the way the description sounds though. I dont really know what i am hoping for. Part of me wants Bounty Hunter tales and antoher wants EU. I just want it to be good.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on September 30, 2007, 01:31 AM
The comics lack something, and I think with Lucas's personal involvement they'd be dramatically different.  The comics attempted a less structured military, more akin to the concept that the Rebels are truly the definition of "ragtag" with mismatched unifroms and crap.  I always had a dislike for the RS series because of that.

The games, I felt, took a more structured and (due to the medium) action-packed approach.  I think if you had something akin to BSG in Star Wars setting, you'd have something of a hit...  Not exact of course, but with that same flare.  Though for me, I'd prefer if they took the final seasons of DS9 or ST:TNG as their sort of springboard for creativity.  DS9 was all warrin' and whorin' in its final seasons though, so that's my preference.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nathan on October 1, 2007, 02:53 PM
You realize, of course, that Rogue Squadron didn't exist until after ANH--prior to that it was just Red Squadron. And most of the "hero" pilots like Wedge didn't join up until relatively shortly before ANH.

No, I'm guessing this will be set closer to Ep III--perhaps 5-10 years after--because the production "infrastructure" is already in place. The EpIII miniatures, CG models, etc. are easily reusable instead of having to reconstruct, say, the Yavin hangar from grainy on-set photos. And they can reuse prequel actors like Bail Organa and Mon Mothma without tons of age makeup, and avoid recasting established parts like ANH-era Wedge.

(Although I'm not sure how much of a consideration this will be for Lucas, the era from 10-0 years before ANH is pretty well-trodden in the EU already. Thus it doesn't seem like there's a lot new to offer for that period unless they just disregard what came before ... which is certainly possible.)
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt on October 2, 2007, 01:16 AM
Anyone else liking how we keep hearing the following things...

-Very adult atmosphere...
-Very dark and "PG-13"...
-Very much like one of the films...
-Not focused on main characters at all, and instead on secondary characters we saw in the films (and maybe EU)...

These things all make me think "Rogue Squadron, the TV Series".

It's screaming "Boba Fett" to me. . .
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on October 2, 2007, 01:24 AM
True, Fett's "no disintegrations" still hasn't been explained really. :) 

About RS...  I think there's room to play with the Squad's origins.  The origins post-ANH are tied mostly to the radio dramas, which can be side-stepped easily.  The "red squad" at Yavin was one of many squadrons the Alliance surely had...  I think with Lucas's involvement, that any direction could occur, but I am fairly certain the "action" of the era is going to be important to him.  Pilots/Fighters are a good way to go then, especially since Lucas himself is an admitted aviation/WW2 fan who I think would be chomping at the bit to exploit that aspect of Star Wars.  I could be wrong, and they may not be called Rogue Squad even, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's a direction it takes...

Lucas did say somehwere too that there could be spin-offs on certain characters...  I know I read that somewhere, where new series spawn from individual character's and their storyline's, so maybe Fett's part of it and gets his own story, etc., etc. 

I'm excited for this really...  To me, this is as good as a movie's anticipation.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 2, 2007, 09:55 AM
Until we realize we've all speculated wrong and it's about Jar-Jar and the plight of the Gungans!   :o
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on October 3, 2007, 12:20 AM
And just like my 1999 level of anticipation, I'll leave (well, I guess my living room instead of a theater) with my head full of doubts about what I just saw.  I'll only be pissed and critical a week or so later.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2007, 08:51 AM
AICN (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34451) has posted some rumors about the upcoming live action series, including which movie/EU characters may appear - as well as some other details.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: evenflow on October 16, 2007, 12:29 PM
If thats true abotu Thall Joben, it is perhaps the coolest news i have heard yet. I hope they inlcude more of the Droids charatcers. Bring on the Fromm gang and VLIX!!!!!
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: DSJ™ on October 16, 2007, 07:39 PM
Live action vinty Droids characters? Oh my, I sure hope they don't ruin the characters making them something they are not.  :-\
Title: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Chris M on October 17, 2007, 09:06 AM
GL makes annoucement (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,302517,00.html)


We already knew this, being loyal Star Wars fans, but GL talked to the LA Times yesterday and talked about the live action series.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: name on October 17, 2007, 09:15 AM
seriously....that neck wattle is getting out of hand.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Chris M on October 17, 2007, 09:21 AM
He must be too busy with all the other projects he's got going on to workout.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: JediMAC on October 17, 2007, 06:56 PM
seriously....that neck wattle is getting out of hand.

No doubt.  That thing seriously blows my mind every time I see it.  With all his millions of dollars, Lucas should just bite the bullet, and have that atrocity surgically removed.

He must be too busy with all the other projects he's got going on to workout.

I don't think it really even has anything to do with that though, which is what's really bizarre about it.  The rest of him seems to be in relatively fine shape.  He may be 15 - 20  pounds or so overweight, but not much more than that.  His waddle, however, would seem to indicate that he weighs upwards of 500+ pounds, which is obviously not the case.  That thing is just a freakish biological defect or something, with a life of it's own.

Scary.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Darth Broem on October 17, 2007, 08:05 PM
LOL!  Maybe it a CGI effect he uses?

 Anyway, all day long from my co-workers I heard "Brian, did you see Lucas is going to make a STAR WARS TV SERIES!!!???"  I was like "Yeah" with that I have known for a year now tone of voice.  Plus, I know that I have told a few of them this allready.  But of course they forget.  Anyway, the first few people that told me looked kind of upset that I allready knew about it.  So, for the later people I acted more excited and said "Yes!  I can't wait!"  Which is true of course but it was just funny to see them kind of ticked off that I knew about it.  Ha-ha-ha.  Dork that I am.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Artoo on October 17, 2007, 10:38 PM
2 TV shows.  :P
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Nathan on October 29, 2007, 11:52 PM
n/m
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nathan on October 30, 2007, 03:18 AM
http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Rick_McCallum_Talks_Star_Wars_On_TV_109774.asp

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He will have a contract for 100 episodes and Rick hopes it will be extend to 400, maybe with Expanded Universe characters after the first 100.

(http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif)

ROFL ... dream on Rick. A normal TV season is about 22 eps, so 400 episodes would be 18 years which is almost as long as Star Trek TNG, DS9 and Voyager combined. ::)

Frankly I'll be surprised if the show makes it to 50 eps, considering it will probably suck balls, Lucasfilm's money and clout will sustain it far beyond its natural lifespan, and it will be cancelled halfway thru the second season.

I just don't have much faith that they will be able to translate "the Star Wars experience" (for lack of a better term) to the running time/structural constraints of the TV format and to the comparatively tiny budgets that come with it. All the live-action footage will be shot on the backlot or in the Vancouver woods a la SG-1, the CG animation will look like something cranked out by trained monkeys on a Commodore 64, and without the location shooting and "wow" SFX to distract from and buoy the crappy writing (especially if George has too direct of a hand in it) the whole enterprise will crash and burn faster than the recent Trek abortion of the same time.

...Not that I'm pessimistic or anything. :-*
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JangoTat on October 30, 2007, 07:03 AM
http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Rick_McCallum_Talks_Star_Wars_On_TV_109774.asp

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He will have a contract for 100 episodes and Rick hopes it will be extend to 400, maybe with Expanded Universe characters after the first 100.

(http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif)

ROFL ... dream on Rick. A normal TV season is about 22 eps, so 400 episodes would be 18 years which is almost as long as Star Trek TNG, DS9 and Voyager combined. ::)

Frankly I'll be surprised if the show makes it to 50 eps, considering it will probably suck balls, Lucasfilm's money and clout will sustain it far beyond its natural lifespan, and it will be cancelled halfway thru the second season.

I just don't have much faith that they will be able to translate "the Star Wars experience" (for lack of a better term) to the running time/structural constraints of the TV format and to the comparatively tiny budgets that come with it. All the live-action footage will be shot on the backlot or in the Vancouver woods a la SG-1, the CG animation will look like something cranked out by trained monkeys on a Commodore 64, and without the location shooting and "wow" SFX to distract from and buoy the crappy writing (especially if George has too direct of a hand in it) the whole enterprise will crash and burn faster than the recent Trek abortion of the same time.

...Not that I'm pessimistic or anything. :-*

I find your lack of faith disturbing... ::)
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nathan on October 30, 2007, 07:28 AM
I'm open to being convinced otherwise, but to do so you're going to have to do better than dropping overused Holy Trilogy quotes and give me some good reasons to discount all those drawbacks I named.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Ryan on November 4, 2007, 01:32 AM
http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Rick_McCallum_Talks_Star_Wars_On_TV_109774.asp

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He will have a contract for 100 episodes and Rick hopes it will be extend to 400, maybe with Expanded Universe characters after the first 100.

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ROFL ... dream on Rick. A normal TV season is about 22 eps, so 400 episodes would be 18 years which is almost as long as Star Trek TNG, DS9 and Voyager combined. ::)

Frankly I'll be surprised if the show makes it to 50 eps, considering it will probably suck balls, Lucasfilm's money and clout will sustain it far beyond its natural lifespan, and it will be cancelled halfway thru the second season.

I just don't have much faith that they will be able to translate "the Star Wars experience" (for lack of a better term) to the running time/structural constraints of the TV format and to the comparatively tiny budgets that come with it. All the live-action footage will be shot on the backlot or in the Vancouver woods a la SG-1, the CG animation will look like something cranked out by trained monkeys on a Commodore 64, and without the location shooting and "wow" SFX to distract from and buoy the crappy writing (especially if George has too direct of a hand in it) the whole enterprise will crash and burn faster than the recent Trek abortion of the same time.

...Not that I'm pessimistic or anything. :-*

I find your lack of faith disturbing... ::)

Keep in mind Stargate SG-1 was the longest running Sci-Fi show in history with a record 10 full seasons, and 214 episodes. 400? Dream on Rick, that is an absolutely ridiculous goal even for a franchise as strong as Star Wars. Get 100 first, then we'll talk.  ::)
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JangoTat on November 4, 2007, 09:39 AM
I'm open to being convinced otherwise, but to do so you're going to have to do better than dropping overused Holy Trilogy quotes and give me some good reasons to discount all those drawbacks I named.

well we hardly know anything about this show so isnt it a little to early to start doubting it? who knows maybe they will screw it up OR maybe they will be able to pull it off and make a great tv show. we just dont know.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Ryan on November 4, 2007, 02:55 PM
I'm open to being convinced otherwise, but to do so you're going to have to do better than dropping overused Holy Trilogy quotes and give me some good reasons to discount all those drawbacks I named.

well we hardly know anything about this show so isnt it a little to early to start doubting it? who knows maybe they will screw it up OR maybe they will be able to pull it off and make a great tv show. we just dont know.

True we know almost nothing about it. But the odds are heavily stacked against the show going 400 episodes, even 200 is a stretch. Soley based off the fact that it is Star Wars I'd say 100 episodes isn't out of the realm of possiblity. If the writing isn't good though it won't go much beyond that.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 4, 2007, 05:31 PM
You know, I think I'd rather see about 5-10 well made for TV movies than an on-going series.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Desfiy on December 2, 2007, 06:05 PM
I think if done right this will, be better than the Star Trek Franchise, and could very well run a long time, mind saying that I dont know about 400 episodes that does seem a lot for any franchise, and look what happened to Star Trek in the end.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on January 15, 2008, 09:47 AM
I read THIS (http://tv.ign.com/articles/845/845437p1.html) in Star Wars Insider last week, it sounds like Boba Fett is indeed a part of the series, as confirmed by Rick McCallum.  It is said that he is "an instrumental part of it", along with other bounty hunters.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Artoo on January 15, 2008, 07:00 PM
Cool!
400? I don't see a live-action show ever getting that much.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on January 16, 2008, 05:25 AM
I read something not long ago, and I don't know where or what it was about, that Lucas was really pissed about "Rome" going off the air on HBO...  Then in that article you posted, it mentions the storyline of this live-action show revolving around "an Empire" and how it grows and falls, etc...

Sounds like Lucas got some inspiration from Rome, and he's really looking to duplicate that series, somewhat anyway, with the live-action show, and at least play it out like the birth of Rome with the birth of the Galactic Empire...  I'm sort of intrigued by that.

Rome was a good series, and got cut short IMO...  Same with Deadwood.  And thinking to the production values of both, it really makes you think a Star Wars series could be better than maybe people are expecting. 

I'm intrigued...  I like the idea of seeing how the Empire expands, how it starts to take control of planets and systems in the outer rim where there's a sort of "lawless" feel because species like the Hutts control them, and how the Empire actually has good intentions to bring order to chaos, and how people support that (at least at first), but how it crumbles within over time because of people who are power-hungry and such...

The thing is, the timeframe of Rome on HBO is a bit longer than 20 years I think, but still, 20 years is a good bit of time to play with.  It's longer than either trilogy had to mess with really.

I still hold out hope for this.  Call me a blind fanatic I guess, but I'm just a SW fan at heart and I wish for the best with these projects.  :)

Clone Wars I think is more locked into greatness because of the first series' popularity, and them taking it in a more "moody" and adult direction...  The live-action show, based on what I've heard, and some speculation on things like the Rome series being a possible inspiration and things, I believe could be just as good or even better. 

I wonder if he'd really be ballsy enough to take it to HBO too though?  That would take guts to me...  Smaller market, but man it would open doors to you too, if you were gutsy enough to go through them, in terms of how "graphic" you could take the saga...  I doubt he'd go that route personally, but I think it would be interesting to see.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Diddly on January 16, 2008, 01:13 PM
I totally agree with Nathan here... it'll be a miracle of sorts if the show makes 100 episodes, but 400 is totally out of reach. Look at the Simpsons, they just had their 400th episode last year and that show has been airing since 1989.

Lucasfilm may have high hopes and dreams for this show but if the ratings are bad then the network will have no problem axing the thing. That's really what I'm worried about here. Star Wars shows are really only going to be watched by Star Wars fans. You're probably thinking that there are tons of Star Wars fans that will make this show a ratings success but you have to remember that there are OT purists who will not watch anything set in the PT era, there are Canon purists who disregard the EU... so really the show is only going to be watched by the hardcore fans who eat up anything Lucasfilm gives them with a spoon.

I hate to sound so negative but it's really funny how McCallum has all these false hopes and dreams for the series... they should just focus on trying to make a good show that will hook not only SW fans but casual fans as well because once the ratings go south... it's over.

EDIT: Woah, didn't notice Nathan's post was from a 3 months ago... oh well, same argument still applies. :)
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: ctonra on February 11, 2008, 05:06 PM
So the Force unleasehed and the Live action TV Series are set in the same between EP III and EP IV.    Didn't they cast real actors for the parts in the game.   Could we see some of those characters show up on on the TV series.  hummmmmm
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2008, 09:16 PM
I think the Vanity Fair article recently maybe mentioned something about that?  I know I heard/read somewhere something about the actors perhaps reprising roles from the game in the TV show, but it was just speculation...  Nothing concrete from anyone "important".  Maybe just wishful thinking onthe part of whoever I heard said it...  Weird stuff.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on March 18, 2008, 09:14 AM
Lucas says (http://tv.ign.com/articles/859/859974p1.html) live action show not likely to air until 2010.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on April 7, 2008, 11:36 AM
I was thinking more about the live action show lately, and I was curious about something.  I know we've heard before that there will be "no main characters", instead focusing on lesser known and/or new characters in the Saga.  My question is, who does Lucas/Lucasfilm consider "main"?  We already know that Boba Fett is in the series, and although he isn't a "main" character - he is well known.  Lucas has also said numerous times in the past that the Saga is shown from the droids' eyes, so will R2/3PO be in the series?  What about characters like Chewie?  He's definitely a main character, but I could see him making a cameo if they're on Kashyyyk (or some related Wookiee story) - I'm sure Peter Mayhew would be up for it.

Anyways, I know that many would prefer seeing new/lesser characters - but I personally wouldn't mind seeing some of the "names" we know from the trilogies.  Even younger Imperial officers, or a young Ackbar, etc.  We know this isn't going to be the Han/Luke/Leia and Vader show, but how do you feel about the "supporting" cast?
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 7, 2008, 06:41 PM
I think it would be cool to see more major characters like Chewbacca, or even Vader in episodes, as long as it's not focused on them.

There's a lot of potential in this series.
Title: Re: 2008 Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: DSJ™ on March 25, 2009, 10:10 AM
George Lucas casts actors for ‘Star Wars’ TV series (http://www.entertainmentandshowbiz.com/george-lucas-george-lucas-casts-actors-for-star-wars-tv-series-2009031812950)

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Filmmaker George Lucas is busy casting actors for a live action TV series based on his hit motion picture series ‘Star Wars’.

Lucas had announced plans to make a TV Star Wars spin-off way back in 2005.

Hollywood actress Rose Byrne, who starred in 2002’s Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as Dorme, revealed that bosses were already considering actors for the sci-fi series.

“A lot of my friends have been auditioning for it,” the Daily Express quoted Byrne as telling MTV.

Lucas is expected to write and shoot an entire year’s worth of episodes before looking to TV networks to host the show, which is projected to air by 2011. (ANI)

George Lucas reportedly casting Star Wars live action TV show (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2009/03/10/george-lucas-reportedly-casting-star-wars-live-action-tv-show.aspx)

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Last year's animated big-and-small-screen series Clone Wars brought the Star Wars franchise to TV for the first time since that Christmas special. But according to MTV, George Lucas has started casting for a new Star Wars live-action television series, which would take place between Episode III (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode IV (A New Hope).

The plot of the series would "follow the Rebel Alliance as it slowly gains strength against the Empire. There will be Stormtroopers, but no Jedi or Darth Vader will appear on screen. As he did with the “Clone Wars” series, Lucas will write and shoot an entire year’s worth of episodes before looking for a cable channel on which to air the series."

There's been reports of the chief Jedi working on script for this, but it was an actor that broke the news.

During a junket for the new film Knowing, actress Rose Byrne, who was in 2002's Attack of the Clones, told MTV that:

"My experience was wonderful. George is a great guy. I was just there for a week, standing behind Natalie [Portman] looking very demure and supportive. 95% of the fan mail I get is from ‘Star Wars’ and I’ve never seen them. A lot of my friends have been auditioning for [the new Star Wars series]."

When asked if she'd audition, Byrne, who also stars on the FX show Damages said: "I’m on a show. I don’t know if I look that good in space.”

As Adam pointed out here, Star Wars and Star Trek are like matter vs antimatter. So this new project will need to be something special to stand up to JJ Abrams' pretty rad looking Star Trek redux?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jim on April 8, 2009, 12:03 AM
Regarding characters, There was a recent story on this in some magazine a few months back.  Here is what I remember reading. Main characters who would not appear included Vader, Emperor, Obi-Wan, Yoda.  Anthony Daniels would be featured frequently as 3PO.  Jimmy Smits has had discussions and it looks likely he will reappear. Temeura Morrison was mentioned. Other characters who were mentioned were Antilles, Dodonna, R2, Owen, Beru, the twins, Tarkin, Ackbar, Mothma, the Bounty Hunters, Jabba, Imperials from the OT, Madine, various Stormtroopers evolving into the OT Stormtropers and a few Jedi that fans would recognize. It also stated that many of these characters may only show up in one episode and may have no more than a few minutes of dialogue. Also there may be a surprise guest occasionally. I dont remember the whole article and may have missed a few items. 
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2009, 09:35 AM
Regarding characters, There was a recent story on this in some magazine a few months back.  Here is what I remember reading. Main characters who would not appear included Vader, Emperor, Obi-Wan, Yoda.  Anthony Daniels would be featured frequently as 3PO.  Jimmy Smits has had discussions and it looks likely he will reappear. Temeura Morrison was mentioned. Other characters who were mentioned were Antilles, Dodonna, R2, Owen, Beru, the twins, Tarkin, Ackbar, Mothma, the Bounty Hunters, Jabba, Imperials from the OT, Madine, various Stormtroopers evolving into the OT Stormtropers and a few Jedi that fans would recognize. It also stated that many of these characters may only show up in one episode and may have no more than a few minutes of dialogue. Also there may be a surprise guest occasionally. I dont remember the whole article and may have missed a few items. 

That's interesting to hear.  I can totally see them avoiding the "big guns", particularly Anakin, Obi-Wan, etc.  I could see a brief Vader "appearance" for a sweeps episode or something, but not as a regular character.  I might be in the minority, but I'd sort of like to see some "recognizable" characters though.  I'm hoping R2/3PO would indeed be included, and some of the minor/supporting characters you mentioned would be good to see as well.  You could get a little more background on characters like Ackbar, Madine, Antilles, etc.  I know this show is likely a ways off, but I'm really looking forward to it if/when it gets here.  As much as I enjoy the Clone Wars toon, it would be nice to see something that is starting to lean a little more towards the OT time period - without overwriting what we saw/learned in the movies.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Scott on April 9, 2009, 01:53 PM
without overwriting what we saw/learned in the movies.
Such as giving someone a Padawan that they have tons and tons of adventures with.  A Padawan that isn't mentioned in Episode III and doesn't show up in the previous Clone Wars cannon...that sort of overwriting?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2009, 10:16 AM
Yeah, exactly.  I don't necessarily have a problem with Ahsoka as a character in the CW series, particularly in the latter half of the season where they toned her down a bit to make her less "unstoppable" - but it does sort of bother me that there is no reference to her in any of the movies in any other way.  Of course it is because they didn't think of/conceive her character until after the movies, but its just an example of something Lucas sometimes does where he shoehorns something in and it doesn't necessarily have to make sense.  Personally, I don't care as much when EU stuff gets "overwritten", mainly because I don't have the investment in EU that many others do - and I do feel like the movies, and to a lesser extent the TV series, are the true "canon".  That being said, its too bad that they wouldn't have had this planned out a little further in advance and they could have at least mentioned Ahsoka in some way in ROTS, if this was the overall plan for her to be such a major part of Anakin (and Obi-Wan's) lives during the Clone Wars.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2009, 01:02 PM
I really don't see the problem with Ahsoka.  Why would she be in the movies or even mentioned?  She's around for the Clone Wars, which takes place after EII and prior to EIII.  I presume by the third movie that she's either been reassigned or promoted or killed off, but I can't think of a scene in the movie where Anakin really needs to mention her or where she "should" have come up.  You don't see Anakin talking a lot about anyone in the movies other than his mom, Padme, and Obi-Wan and yet he had childhood friends on Tatooine, training and missions with other jedi, etc. 

As for the show, I'm still hoping on a storyline that centers around Fett learning his trade and/or the continuation of the Jedi purge.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jim on April 11, 2009, 01:00 AM
but it does sort of bother me that there is no reference to her in any of the movies in any other way.  Of course it is because they didn't think of/conceive her character until after the movies, but its just an example of something Lucas sometimes does where he shoehorns something in and it doesn't necessarily have to make sense. 

Im sure that she will eventually be referenced when Lucas gets around to recut the film on its 2nd or 3rd time. 
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Scott on April 12, 2009, 12:41 PM
I really don't see the problem with Ahsoka.  Why would she be in the movies or even mentioned?  She's around for the Clone Wars, which takes place after EII and prior to EIII.  I presume by the third movie that she's either been reassigned or promoted or killed off, but I can't think of a scene in the movie where Anakin really needs to mention her or where she "should" have come up.  You don't see Anakin talking a lot about anyone in the movies other than his mom, Padme, and Obi-Wan and yet he had childhood friends on Tatooine, training and missions with other jedi, etc. 

As for the show, I'm still hoping on a storyline that centers around Fett learning his trade and/or the continuation of the Jedi purge.
I don't have a rpoblem with her not being the movies...but I have a problem with the way the previous Clone Wars Cartoons were sort of just all thrown out the window. 

I like the Animated series, a lot.  It has been a lot of fun, I just think adding her was totally unecessary and they could have had the focus of the series on Obi-Wan and Anakin instead of inventing a totally new character that doesn't fit anywhere in the established canon
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JangoTat on April 12, 2009, 08:04 PM
I really don't see the problem with Ahsoka.  Why would she be in the movies or even mentioned?  She's around for the Clone Wars, which takes place after EII and prior to EIII.  I presume by the third movie that she's either been reassigned or promoted or killed off, but I can't think of a scene in the movie where Anakin really needs to mention her or where she "should" have come up.  You don't see Anakin talking a lot about anyone in the movies other than his mom, Padme, and Obi-Wan and yet he had childhood friends on Tatooine, training and missions with other jedi, etc. 

As for the show, I'm still hoping on a storyline that centers around Fett learning his trade and/or the continuation of the Jedi purge.
I don't have a rpoblem with her not being the movies...but I have a problem with the way the previous Clone Wars Cartoons were sort of just all thrown out the window. 

I like the Animated series, a lot.  It has been a lot of fun, I just think adding her was totally unecessary and they could have had the focus of the series on Obi-Wan and Anakin instead of inventing a totally new character that doesn't fit anywhere in the established canon

well technically speaking only season 2 of the original clone wars was scrapped, considering season 1 ended with ani being knighted and in the new series he is a knight lol.



sorry i know i never post on this site anymore lol
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on April 16, 2009, 12:18 PM
without overwriting what we saw/learned in the movies.
Such as giving someone a Padawan that they have tons and tons of adventures with.  A Padawan that isn't mentioned in Episode III and doesn't show up in the previous Clone Wars cannon...that sort of overwriting?

On this same topic - although maybe I should have posted this in the CW discussion thread - I was just listening to a TFN podcast where they are talking with Henry Gilroy and Steven Melching (writers on CW), and they mention that they originally pitched Ahsoka (or a female padawan) as Obi-Wan's new padawan learner for the series, but George changed it to Anakin.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2009, 03:17 PM
That's interesting... I wonder why?  Maybe because he really wants to play up Anakin's inability to let go of friends/family/attachment?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jim on December 9, 2009, 10:55 PM
Okay, so nothing has been mentioned, rumored or even discussed since last Spring.  Anyone else have the feeling that this is never going to take off?  Personally, Id rather have them go in the direction of the Clone Wars show except with an OT theme covering the stories between 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6,
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JediJman on December 9, 2009, 11:45 PM
I thought the last update said 2011...that's still pretty far away.   :(  I think it will happen eventually.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2009, 12:42 AM
I believe Lucas mentioned something in just his last interview on it.  Forget where I read that but it's supposedly the project he's focused on right now I think.  I'm not concerned, I think it'll happen.  CW is doing well and I think that bodes well for a live-action TV show getting picked up by someone at some point.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2009, 12:21 PM
I think it will still happen as well, although it has definitely been slow going.  That being said, I sure wouldn't mind seeing something OT-era either - whether that be live action or an animated series (or both).  I know I wouldn't mind seeing an animated series following the likes of Han, Luke, Leia and the Rebels, or episodes focusing strictly on the Imperials/others/etc. (similar to the CW set up).  Plus, it would give us a chance to get more OT vehicles/beasts/mini rigs/etc. in the regular line again :).
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2009, 10:41 PM
I'm definitely not game for an animated series about the core OTC characters.  There's tons of EU adventures for them between the novels and comics - almost to the point of not being able to fit well within the available amount of time between events.  I'd much rather see some bit characters get more focus (like in the clone wars) or even eras that haven't made it to motion picture yet like KOTOR or Legacy.  A darker Legacy cartoon with Cade and the Sith would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2009, 11:04 PM
I'd dig an OT animated thing that focused on Rogue Squadron and the Rebel fight against the Empire...  That I could get behind, but it leaves the heroing to characters like Wedge and company.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: McMetal on December 12, 2009, 11:30 PM
I think the success of the Clone Wars show has somewhat hindered the development of the live action series. They don't want to saturate the market with new entertainment, and the animated show has shown some legs which should carry it at least into next year.

That said, I hope they are still working on getting the live action stuff off the ground because done right, that could be a HUGE hit.

Hell, put JJ Abrams on it, slap it on ABC on a Wednesday night and you've got GOLD.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Darth Broem on December 24, 2009, 11:29 AM
I think they are just slow in general with this stuff.  It will get made but I don't know if it will even be in 2011.  Maybe but 2015? 
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: McMetal on August 6, 2010, 11:57 AM
Hmmm, figured there would be a bump for the front page news?

IMO, this is just a weak cop-out. If the frigging Sci-Fi channel can finance a high quality show like BSG, there is no reason whatsoever that Star Wars couldn't be green lit.

I know NBC had a hand in the BSG production as well, but still, Lucas is a freaking BILLIONAIRE. There has to be a way to make it work. If done right, the show could be an epic blockbuster.

I think they're risking losing out on a big opportunity here. It's vital to the long-term success of the franchise to keep building new generations of fans. They have a good lock on the older market and the kiddies with the movies and animated show, but they're not reaching out to the teen/young adult market. The live action show could be the perfect vehicle for that.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2010, 02:20 PM
So it looks like (via the front page) that this has hit yet another snag/slow down.  I'm seriously starting to wonder if it is actually going to happen or not.  I do think it could be really cool, and hope it does, because as neat as the Clone Wars is, if Star Wars truly is "forever" I think the franchise needs a return to live action - whether it be movies or television.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 6, 2010, 05:40 PM
I just don't see a live action series working with just background characters...and there's no way they're going to get any of the main characters to do this.

I think there's where they run into the money problem...not the effects.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on August 6, 2010, 09:16 PM
I think a series with background characters would work just fine, since they would cease to be just background characters as we got to know them through the course of the series, the main cast from the OT would end up the background characters for this series. What makes me iffy on this idea is that Lucas is writing the scripts himself is he not? If he's actually accepting some help and suggestions this time around or outlining the ideas to a writing team and letting them iron them out then I can see this working, but if not, we may get lots of great dialogue like the romance from AOTC. Lucas is a great idea man, but I'm not so sure about his writing skills.

I do hope this turns out someday, though I'd almost like to see the whole premise scrapped though and replaced with something completely different. It always seems to be the tiny timeframe starting with the PT and ending with the OT, why not do something fresh. Whole new time period, whole new cast, the works. Why not instead of a long time ago in a galaxy far away they make it a long long long long time ago in a galaxy far away or fairly recently in a galaxy far away. That'd be neat, and less likely to retcon a bunch of events from the films.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Biffette on August 7, 2010, 06:45 PM
Call me delusional, but I think he's decided to halt development of a live-action tv show to work on a sequel trilogy instead.  I have fanaties of him announcing this at Celebration V.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2010, 05:41 PM
Call me delusional, but I think he's decided to halt development of a live-action tv show to work on a sequel trilogy instead.  I have fanaties of him announcing this at Celebration V.

Although I don't know how likely that is, I sometimes...at least a little bit...wonder about that too.  All his talk about Avatar when that craze was going on last year makes me think it has at least crossed his mind, and maybe wanting to try to outdo that in his own way.  Probably wishful thinking though.
Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Scockery on August 8, 2010, 07:34 PM
I figured years ago the live action show would never materialize. I wanted to be proven wrong.

I could see him remaking The Original Trilogy before making sequels, or at least Star Wars. IN 3D!

Title: Re: Live Action Star Wars Series for real now
Post by: Jesse James on August 9, 2010, 02:55 AM
Call me delusional, but I think he's decided to halt development of a live-action tv show to work on a sequel trilogy instead.  I have fanaties of him announcing this at Celebration V.

I'm not going to say it because I had a similar thought...  Mine was more tied to the TV series though, that Lucas was maybe going to do a movie rather than a film, feeling that he once again was "trapped by the medium" he wanted to use to put it out there, and instead is deciding it'd make a better movie.

He did this with Clone Wars, but didn't beef it up any for the film launch, he just condensed a number of episodes into a movie.  He felt the story was too grand to bottle up though IIRC, so he went with the movie kick-off route.

Could the live-action TV show be facing something similar?

Star Trek's latter series make me wonder if he truly feels that constrained by TV not being grand enough.  Those were pretty "big" series, but with TV budgets they still pulled off great action and imagery.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nathan on August 9, 2010, 12:43 PM
It can't be that hard. If Stargate, Star Trek, B5, and dozens of other sci-fi shows can pull it off, George can pull it off. He just needs to dial back the effects about 75% and get used to a lot of rubber-forehead aliens instead of a brand-new CGI menagerie every episode. It's just the nature of the beast.

Or follow the Spartacus approach and film on a handful of interior sets with location shots filled in with CGI. That's pretty much what he did for the prequels anyway.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2010, 08:03 PM
Yeah, I don't know...  Lucas put the prequals off, he says, because he didn't have the technology to do them as he wanted...  The precedent for not wanting to do something because it's not affordable (at the time) has been set then, so maybe this is just a similar case.
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Post by: P-Siddy on August 10, 2010, 10:08 PM
Wasn't there rumors about doing the movies in 3D?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2010, 11:04 PM
Yes, and I think as 3D films persist, that'll happen at some point...  Lucas would milk that in a heartbeat, and I'd go see it just as quickly I suppose. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on January 9, 2012, 09:46 PM
Actually pretty big interview with Rick McCallum today on IGN.com regarding the  Star Wars Live-Action TV Show (http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/01/09/star-wars-live-action-tv-series-rick-mccallum-interview)!

The show's working title is Star Wars: Underworld, and the interview seems to confirm a lot of the rumors around the show, such as the "dark" and "adult" nature of the story and whatnot.  The title seems to back up the material the show has been rumored to be about too...  The criminals, bounty hunters, etc.

I'm still very interested in this...  It sounds good and they sound determined to see it done.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2012, 11:13 AM
When I think Star Wars I don't think dark and adult. I think swashbuckling fun. I know that is the trend in scifi thanks to BSG but I don't think that works here. Before Star Wars, the 70's were dominated by very dark and adult movies like the French Connection and the Godfather. Star Wars brought the fun back into the theaters and gave us the fun popcorn movies of the '80s. Star Wars needs to bring back that feeling to TV scifi not reenforce the trend that BSG started.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2012, 01:16 AM
I think "dark and adult" can be swashbuckling and fun though...  Lord of the Rings is a good example of having both.  The balance can be there...

I think the OT had both, with characters like Han (before his ultimately pussification) being pretty seedy till the Alliance changed them.  Jabba The Hutt, Bounty Hunters...  those things are Star Wars, and they're the darker side of it ultimately.  I think the series has a lot of potential.  So does Clone Wars though and it's hit and miss.

The video's interesting too...  McCallum adds that "Underworld" isn't just the gangster aspect too, but he mentions what's "funding it all", regarding the growing Empire and everything...  I think Clone Wars was touching on this slightly, in the recent story arc...  Slavers, Bounty Hunting, but also gargantuan criminal corporations....  I envision things like SFS, or Kuat Drive Yards, etc.  The Companies that come out of the war on the winning side of things.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 11, 2012, 09:25 AM
I just hope it doesn't turn out to be nothing but graphic murder, soft porn and language fest like so many other pay tv shows are. I want to see good sci fi that is both entertaining and makes you think not something totally depressing or over the top. If they can keep it PG or maybe PG13 I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2012, 05:03 PM
I would agree about maybe that Starz series about gladiators, but the rest...  I think HBO's stuff is the best TV on TV short of Walking Dead!

Rome, Deadwood, Sopranoes, Boardwalk Empire (I'm not a big fan of many of the other shows but I know they have strong followings)...  Those are good programs.  Rome and Deadwood went away, way too early.  :'(

I don't think Lucas would throw out a titty for ******* sake though ya know?  I could see death getting amped up a bit, but maybe not gratuitous violence.  When you think about it though, the OT especially was pretty violent.
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Post by: McMetal on January 13, 2012, 09:27 AM
Meh, IMO the franchise could use a little "adultening". I would love to see a darker, more serious tone. I wouldn't worry about them going over the top, Lucas would never allow that. But I do think they can explore more themes, deeper characterizations, etc that don't lend themselves easily to action movies intended as family fare.

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Post by: darth broem 2 on January 15, 2012, 07:00 PM
I just hope it doesn't turn out to be nothing but graphic murder, soft porn and language fest like so many other pay tv shows are. I want to see good sci fi that is both entertaining and makes you think not something totally depressing or over the top. If they can keep it PG or maybe PG13 I'll be happy.

Boba Fell will get it on with Rystaal (that dancing chick from the Jedi Special Edition) in this adult TV series.  Mark my words!
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2012, 08:51 PM
It sounds like HBO is out of contention for this series.  Apparently they're much more interested in ownership of the series that wind up on HBO, and Lucasfilm isn't interested in sharing that or the compromises in creativity which that would mean.  It's unfortunate in a way since HBO original series' have had the best track record of almost anything on premium cable.  But given the serious committment HBO has made to Game of Thrones it would be tough to imagine them committing to a Star Wars series as well.

So what other outlets are there?  I would have thought FX based on Lucasfilm's relationship with Fox.  But based on what I've heard about what FX can pay for programming, this series might be more expensive than what they can afford.  So the big issue seems to be Lucasfilm developing things to the point where they can get the cost of production below $5 million an episode.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: TheSon on January 16, 2012, 08:00 AM
After watching the interview, I think this is a very back burner project now. Rick seemed most excited about a streaming broadcast on Apple tv. It seemed to me like he is waiting for Nielson to collapse and see what rises from the ashes. The ad industry is too tied to Nielson, I just don't see this being a reality for another 10 years. More likely this could be, gulp, direct to DVD fodder. And we know what the quality of that normally turns out to be. The other possibility is Lucas leather bounds the scripts and sells them as a collectable at a premium price to recoup what has already been invested.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: JediJman on January 24, 2012, 08:43 AM
What is the issue with Nielsen?  I would think sponsors would be lining up for this show.
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Post by: Brian on January 24, 2012, 02:09 PM
Newsarama has a feature up with some speculation on who they would like to appear in the possible upcoming series.  Nothing concrete to go on necessarily, but fun to think about I guess:

http://www.newsarama.com/tv/star-wars-underworld-tv-show-speculation-120124.html (http://www.newsarama.com/tv/star-wars-underworld-tv-show-speculation-120124.html)
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on January 25, 2012, 01:07 AM
What is the issue with Nielsen?  I would think sponsors would be lining up for this show.

Nielsen probably cannot account for the varied delivery systems people are using to watch television at this point in time.  They're still very much tied to the old methods of measuring how a show does in an individual time slot.  But programmers are running their shows in multiple time slots in order to accomodate a wider audience, and get ad revenue from multiple airings.

There's also the varied digital formats that people are using to watch their shows.  TV shows are on iTunes, as well as the websites of networks and VOD services.  Nielsen doesn't seem prepared to deal with this broad-based way of measuring a total audience across all of these media at this time.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 25, 2012, 09:18 AM
It seems to me that Nielsen won't exist in a few years. There is no way they can track DVR or internet usage. The networks themselves can grab the internet numbers. If I remember correctly, the Nielsen ratings comes from an extra cable box connected to the tv. It will know if you record a show but not if you actually watch it.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on January 25, 2012, 11:20 PM
Yeah, that's called the Nielsen people meter.  And even when viewers were consuming all of their television live there were flaws in that system.  It couldn't account for how many people in a household were actually watching a show.

As for selling the show to a network, McCallum made it clear that HBO wasn't in play because they won't give Lucasfilm complete creative control and they want some level of ownership of the show.  I imagine that's going to be a sticking point with some other networks as well.  And then there is Lucas's outsider status with Hollywood.  He's done some amazing things on his own, but look at the obstacles that he had in getting Red Tails made and distributed.  He's been quoted as saying that he had to pay to have the theatrical prints made himself.  So it comes down to who is going to do business with Lucas AND provide the budget that the show will need in order to get made.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 26, 2012, 12:20 AM
It seems to me that Nielsen won't exist in a few years. There is no way they can track DVR or internet usage. The networks themselves can grab the internet numbers. If I remember correctly, the Nielsen ratings comes from an extra cable box connected to the tv. It will know if you record a show but not if you actually watch it.

There is a box connected to the TV for some.  I once participated in the Nielsen ratings and they sent me a log book that I wrote down what shows I watched and at what times.  This was back in 200 or 2001, long before DVRs were popular.  If they are still using the logbook method, it would not be hard for them to update the way shows are logged to track DVR usage.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on January 26, 2012, 06:18 AM
The logbooks have always been very inefficient.  I took part in Arbitron ratings back in the 1990's and they had you log everything in the book.  But people don't always have them handy.  They forget to log things.  And they aren't always truthful about what they're watching or listening to.  The people meters have historically been more reliable, but those have their faults, too.

Nielsen could conceivably partner with cable carriers and DTV providers to get viewer data that way.  And given the nature of cable delivery systems this would likely provide the clearest picture of actual viewership nationally.  But the providers aren't necessarily going to play ball and provide all of that data.  Most likely because those viewership numbers play into the negotiations between the providers and the cable networks they pay to carry.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: McMetal on January 26, 2012, 09:36 AM
They definitelly still use the log books, I filled out one last year. It was a joke. There is no way they can accurately measure the audience for a TV show using crap like this.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on June 5, 2012, 11:26 PM
Another McCallum interview, as per our front page, has him quoted as saying the live-action show is like, "Deadwood in space".

I find this bold...  they've hinted in the past that Lucas was kind of enamored with the HBO series like Rome or Deadwood, and I can only imagine he's into Game of Thrones, but hinting that the new show could be anything like Deadwood is pretty specific.

I have a hard time believing this...  There's a difference between what Deadwood was, and simply not gearing something towards kids at all.  There's a hefty grey area between those two things I think, so I find the comment hard to live up to.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 6, 2012, 12:21 AM
I would welcome a more "grown up" Star Wars story.  Frankly, the Clone Wars series is crap...and the prequels were a little too kiddy for my taste, although there were some good points.

That being said....I don't believe anything that comes out of McCallum's mouth although it all probably smells like Lucas's balls.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: darth broem 2 on June 7, 2012, 01:35 AM
If the series ever even gets made.  They can say "it's like this and like that" all they want but they have not even started casting or filmsin.  Yeah, they have "scripts" that will be changed a bazillion times until they finally start on this thing.  I don't hang on much of anything that Rick says. 
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 8, 2012, 09:42 AM
I find it funny they say each of the scripts is costing the same as a feature length movie. Why? Are they so ladden in CG that the entire budget is taken up by that? What we need is great stories not huge special effects. It is entirely possible to do a sci-fi show with a small budget if you have a story. Look at the Star Trek series or Firefly or Doctor Who or BSG. They were successful without huge movie like budgets why can't Star Wars do that? If they are going to use virtual sets, why not do it like Santuary did? They used virtual sets but didn't have a huge budget.

If Lucas's excuse for not doing this show right now is because is costs too much then he needs to come up with better scripts that rely more on story and less on CG. Maybe he needs to outsource ILM?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 8, 2012, 12:03 PM
Part of this likely stems from the fact that until/unless they partner with a major studio, LFL is on the hook for all the costs.  While LFL is big, they are not big like Fox or Paramount or one of those other mega-conglomerates.

And we see what happens to quality SF when the costs get too high for even the big players (we miss you Firefly and Terminator:TSCC).
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 8, 2012, 06:31 PM
Too many special effects and not enough audience means early cancellation. I'm looking at you Terra Nova.

I agree. Without a major studio behind them, Star Wars on tv will never happen. Lucus burned too many bridges in the last 35 years to get someone other than Disney to do it.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2012, 06:20 PM
Star Wars has the benefit of a brand recognition that's tough to match.  I mean, we're STILL talking about it 35 years after the release of the first film.  The only other franchise that has had that kind of longevity is James Bond.

Rick McCallum really hasn't been saying anything crazy about what's holding up the show.  Simply put, it's money.  And advertising money in TV is down because of both the economy and the dillution of the audience by cable TV, Direct TV and services like NetFlix.  Disney might be the right fit if the show can get onto the ABC television network.  That might lead to big enough ad revenues that could cover production budgets of $5 million per episode.  But other networks could make just as much sense.  NBC Universal brings together the resources of a film studio, a broadcast network and multiple cable properties.  If they could set up a schedule where the episode premieres on NBC, and then it has repeat airings on a network like SyFy, they might be able to generate enough ad revenue to make this show happen.

And then there's the creative control issue.  McCallum has said that HBO would probably sign on for the show, but the degree of creative control and show ownership that HBO wants is a deal breaker.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 27, 2012, 09:28 AM
Netflix is starting to do original shows now. Maybe they would grab it?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on January 10, 2013, 07:54 PM
It appears that Disney's acquisition of Star Wars and it's related properties may breathe some life into the dormant live action TV series (http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/01/10/star-wars-live-action-tv-series-3/).  No word in the article about how Rick McCallum's departure will affect the project, which he had been heading up for LFL.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2013, 08:07 PM
I read from someone in the know that McCallum's departure has had a major impact on the series moving forward.  It might now, actually be decent.  Till that point, all expectations had been somewhere between 21 Jump Street, and Family Ties just after the family had Andrew and Tina Yothers got older and wasn't really cute anymore.
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Post by: Scockery on January 11, 2013, 08:20 AM
It's never going to happen. I said that 8 years ago and have yet to suspect otherwise.
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Post by: McMetal on January 11, 2013, 08:49 AM
This was my favorite part of the EW article:

"Cartoon Network’s popular and innovative animated title The Clone Wars will likely shift to XD after its current deal expires."

See, it says right there it is still popular. Take that Bainbridge scholars, er...Hasbro!

I assume they are talking about syndication there, but it would be nice to imagine that the show might actually continue its run of new episodes post-Cartoon Network. I believe the contract is up after this season?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: TheSon on January 11, 2013, 05:55 PM

I assume they are talking about syndication there, but it would be nice to imagine that the show might actually continue its run of new episodes post-Cartoon Network. I believe the contract is up after this season?

I believe it says in the article that the Clone Wars has always been on a year to year contract with CN. I am still surprised we don't have word on season six one way or another by now. I would think they would have to be doing story boards and initial artwork at least by this point if it was a go. If not, would they not have leaked that by now? As hit and miss as some of the episodes are, I love the show and hope it stays on at least until Episode 7 arrives.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jeff on August 5, 2013, 01:11 PM
ABC still interested... (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/04/abc-starwars-idUSL1N0G50CB20130804)
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Post by: McMetal on August 5, 2013, 04:25 PM
ABC still interested... (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/04/abc-starwars-idUSL1N0G50CB20130804)

If Disney owns SW, and Disney owns ABC, WTF does anyone have to "negotiate" anything? Just get it done.

I run into this all the time at my company, we have to bid on contracts for companies WE ALREADY OWN. What's the point?
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2013, 07:01 PM
Everybody has their own budgets and goals that must be met.  Even interdepartmental budgets within small companies can coexist with a bit of friction and negotiating.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Scockery on August 6, 2013, 10:55 AM
After the SHIELD series underperforms, the interest will go away.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Jesse James on August 6, 2013, 08:44 PM
Ya never know, but I sort of think the same thing.  I question if a Marvel TV show will work and I think if it doesn't Star Wars won't be as high a priority.  Nerds are cool and all, but I'm not sure they can carry these major TV projects.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Dave on July 9, 2015, 12:00 PM
With all the SW Anthology movie talk going on, and seeing that Disney is putting Marvel stuff on Netflix (Daredevil) and TV (Agents of SHIELD) - has there been any more talk or speculation about a Star Wars live action serial?

I know its been discussed here in the past, but man would I love to see some story lines developed this way.  I think it would be super cool to do mini-series via Netflix.  Maybe 10-16 show story arcs.  Rogue Squadron.  Bounty hunters.  Smugglers.

They must have talked about it at Disney with what they're doing with Marvel.  I hope its just a matter of time until we get the same treatment with Star Wars.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on July 30, 2015, 08:44 AM
With all the SW Anthology movie talk going on, and seeing that Disney is putting Marvel stuff on Netflix (Daredevil) and TV (Agents of SHIELD) - has there been any more talk or speculation about a Star Wars live action serial?

I know its been discussed here in the past, but man would I love to see some story lines developed this way.  I think it would be super cool to do mini-series via Netflix. 

Funny that you should mention that, Dave.  Because rumors are circulating that Disney/LFL may be pursuing  (http://www.cinelinx.com/tv/item/8034-star-wars-live-action-tv-update-netflix-bound-exclusive.html)just such a deal with Netflix.  And there may be as many as three different series developed for TV.  I'd definitely be interested to see where this goes.

So far Daredevil has been pretty successful for Netflix/Marvel.  Jessica Jones is set to debut later this year, and the Luke Cage series comes out in 2016.  I hear there may be some issues with the Iron Fist show, but that's it's own thing.  It's interesting to see Disney potentially moving forward so decisively here with possible Star Wars TV series for a streaming service like Netflix.

As for what sort of content to take on?  The whole Star Wars Underworld concept is totally worth exploring.  I'd also be up for seeing some PT era Jedi stories, where they truly were peace keepers.  And a show that focuses on some small faction of the Rebellion during the OT era might be pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Darby on July 30, 2015, 05:49 PM
I'll have to type me up a Star Wars spec script...
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Dave on July 31, 2015, 01:03 PM
Read the article on the link posted by Nicklab.  Interesting to see they might be trying to re-use sets from the movies.

It would be cool to get little mini-series of background stories or further adventures around some of the key characters - e.g Flynn, Rey, Poe, Kylo Ren, etc.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on July 31, 2015, 01:16 PM
There's already been some rumors that sets from The Force Awakens are being repurposed for Rogue One.  It looks like they're trying to get some bang for their bucks in the new regime. 
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: McMetal on April 1, 2016, 06:04 PM
I don't have the link handy but that April Fools day SW live action streaming Netflix trailer is off the chain. Quinlan Vos versus Maul...dead female Mandalorians...I would SOwatch that if it was real. The spoof was really well done IMO.
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on April 1, 2016, 07:06 PM
Not badly done, but such a blatant prank on fanboys. 

http://youtu.be/N9j9pGi-l4c
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on August 4, 2016, 03:19 PM
Check out THIS NEWS FROM ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/04/abc-star-wars-series). 

ABC has set its targeting computer on Star Wars.

Entertainment president Channing Dungey was asked at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday whether she wants a prime-time series based on the franchise that's owned by parent company Disney. Not only is she interested in such an idea, but she revealed there are ongoing talks to make it a reality.

"Ohh, as a fan, I would absolutely love to say 'Yes,'" she said. "The conversations with Lucas, we have had conversations with them and will continue to have conversations with them. I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand into our programming."

After the panel, she confirmed again that talks are ongoing.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on August 4, 2016, 07:16 PM
Mixed feelings. I like Agents of Shield, but it is a weak step sister to the MCU films. I doubt that they could turn a profit and make it of quality worthy of the name.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on August 4, 2016, 07:50 PM
I'd rather see it on Netflix.  The Marvel Netflix series are awesome!
Title: Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
Post by: Nicklab on August 4, 2016, 08:10 PM
The budget does seem to be a very significant concern.  Back when Rick McCallum was working on developing the first attempt at a Star Wars tv series he said just as much.  It was going to be very expensive to make this show.  A show like Game of Thrones has some very significant budget challenges, and up through the most recent season they were only producing 10 episodes a year.

It's funny though, because Forest Whitaker's character in ROGUE ONE, Saw Gerrera, was supposed to be a central figure in the live action series.  And now we're here talking live action series.  Again.