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Title: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2005, 01:01 AM
When is the live action TV series supposed to debut?  Fall of 2006?  Or 2007?

What do you think it will entail?  I think it will mostly be about the era between ROTS and ANH... maybe the formation of the Rebellion....

...but I want to see it also focus on Vader hunting down any surviving Jedi...

...I really hope that a certain Jedi who was cut out of all but one shot of ROTS is in the series, and has a somewhat major part - Shaak Ti.

To my knowledge, she is shown only once in the movie - in a holo image.  Look at the right of the image, you can see her sitting down -

(http://www.coreplanets.com/photopost/data/502/8swe3-shaakti-med.jpg)

Anyways, I'm probably just wishful thinking that she will be in the TV series... but I suppose she could! 

What are some of your thoughts/predictions?

 :P
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 25, 2005, 01:19 AM
I wouldn't mind a Band of Brothers styled show, but with Clone Troopers.

The show could easily follow Yoda, as he makes his way to Dagobah.

I wouldn't mind seeing a show about Boba Fett in his early days.

If it were a Clone Wars era, then I'd love a Medstar (M*A*S*H) show. It would be cool to see Jedi Healers at work.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Jediknight760071 on May 25, 2005, 01:33 AM
With ILM's CGI capabilities, they could do a show based upon the CIS, CLones and Yoda. Kamino is also 100% CGI, no?
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CorranHorn on May 25, 2005, 01:36 AM
Well according to Lucas at C3, the show will definitely be taking place between Episode 3 and Episode 4. Since he indicated that there would only be at most one main character that SW fans are familiar with, I don't expect it to follow Yoda, Obi-Wan or anyone of that ilk.  In fact if any main character is to appear I would suspect it to be either Vader or R2-D2 though neither on a regular basis. Vader as a maybe a nemesis for an episode as he hunts Jedis or enemies of the Empire. R2 if it follows something with Bail Organa, since R2 is the plucky hero of the movies.

I could see this being a show about the formation of the Rebellion, but on the lower levels of it, following a group of freedom fighters throughout their adventures. Sort of like a cross between the Andromeda and Firefly crews. Not necessarily answering to anyone, but having a true mission statement.

Lucas also indicated that they would film a full year worth of episodes first before broadcasting it. Something he said that they did with the Young Indy show. So my guess is it wouldn't be until 2007 before we saw the show, which is good timing since that will be the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: SilverZ on May 25, 2005, 01:53 AM
To add to that, I believe I read the series would not follow a set group of characters from week to week, but tell assorted tales from across the galaxy. Which I'd be grateful for them doing, as I don't need to see “Star Trek across the Star Wars Galaxy" or a Battlestar Galactica type show.

I'd be thrilled to see a show that one week could touch on Shaak Ti's escape from Coruscant, bounce to a named Clone Commander's struggle with developing an individual identity in a faceless army the next week, meet new characters from a planet we've only glimpsed in the movies another week, and then catch up to Boba Fett as he becomes a bounty hunter the next.

The origin of the Rebellion, the purge of the Jedi, and the further rise of Imperialism could be linking threads to the series, and allow characters to cross paths and have recurring roles. Imagine after a Shaak-Ti episode, and a Fett episode, you then have a converging story where Fett is commissioned to hunt her down and succeeds.

That’s my fanboy wish for the show. :)
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Herbert_Ackermans on May 25, 2005, 03:05 AM
I personally would favour a story in which we DO get to see Darth Vader as the real scourge of the Jedi. In ROTS he just whacked some kids, no biggy, kinda cowardlike, don't you think.

Anyway, I'm very glad it is going to be between ROTS and ANH since that is the only story that truly matters for SW. Any other is just EU and isn't truly SW.

I believe that we can expect Boba Fett and others to pop in from time to time, to further cement that bridge between PT and OT, perhaps then we get some more Wookiee scenes, perhaps we get to go down with some Bounty-Hunters as well, immersing ourselves in that brimming cup of SW-society that was so well made in ANH.

On the other hand, more Empire, more showing WHY the Rebellion exists in the first place.

So far, the PT hasn't shown us an Empire that is truly evil. Palpatine is a Sith, so he's a sworn enemy of the Jedi, he instigated a way, but that war was rather clean, just combat between combatants, we never saw any collateral damage, small or large scale.

I really really would like to see Palpatine's new order being executed throughout the galaxy.

Also, show us the development of ROTS machinery into that of the OT. Show how those RSD become ISD, V-Wings and JSF-2 turning into all types of Tie, how the ARC develops into the X-Wing and other S-foil equiped craft.

Because, with 6 movies, I still have that "What is so ******* bad about the Empire" sensation. Yes, the single act of utter cruelty is the destruction of Alderaan, apart from that, aren't the Empire just hunting down Terrorists (Rebels)?

On Tatooine, we see that there are Stormtroopers, but that could've been just the party send down from the SD.

On Endor, Ewoks still roam freely through the forest, they're not being hunt down, despite the planet being a key-part of the grand plan.

On Cloud City, Lando says the Empire has taken control of Cloud City, but that could just be to create chaos.

Thinking about that, the fact chaos erupts after Lando says it, seems to indicate fear for the Empire, but still.... only implied.

As a matter of fact, Lando is the only one who actually gives some sense of the Empire being oppressive, yet Cloud City is being tolerated by the Empire, so they're not THAT oppressive.

Puzzling.

Anyway, regarding the TV-series, they do need to show a combination of things, adhering to what SW is about, because focusing on one aspect is too little to make for a good series. Too little to tell.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CorranHorn on May 25, 2005, 03:13 AM
To add to that, I believe I read the series would not follow a set group of characters from week to week, but tell assorted tales from across the galaxy. Which I'd be grateful for them doing, as I don't need to see “Star Trek across the Star Wars Galaxy" or a Battlestar Galactica type show.

I'd be thrilled to see a show that one week could touch on Shaak Ti's escape from Coruscant, bounce to a named Clone Commander's struggle with developing an individual identity in a faceless army the next week, meet new characters from a planet we've only glimpsed in the movies another week, and then catch up to Boba Fett as he becomes a bounty hunter the next.

The origin of the Rebellion, the purge of the Jedi, and the further rise of Imperialism could be linking threads to the series, and allow characters to cross paths and have recurring roles. Imagine after a Shaak-Ti episode, and a Fett episode, you then have a converging story where Fett is commissioned to hunt her down and succeeds.

That’s my fanboy wish for the show. :)


I like the idea, but expand it a bit to be an arc of 2 or 3 episodes for a story, sort of like what Enterprise did in it's final season. That gives a lot more room to work with in terms of storytelling. A traditional TV series would require at least one re-occuring character, but since this is Star Wars most viewers would be able to accept your concept Tydirium, especially if there was an overall link to each arc.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Brian on May 25, 2005, 09:12 AM
I'm really curious to see where this live action TV series will be headed as well.  I think the time period between ROTS and ANH is a good one to cover, as there is a nice chunk of years "missing" from the movies there.  I know my wife made the comment after we went to ROTS that there seemed like there should be one more movie in between the two, which I felt too.  Although we don't necessarily need characters like Obi-Wan, etc. showing up, I personally wouldn't mind seeing a few "name" characters now and then...and not just new, entirely made up characters just for the show.  Much like others have mentioned, CG-based characters (like Yoda) could appear now and then, they could cover Boba Fett's early years, the start of the building rebellion, maybe some more info on the wookiees (maybe even wookiees vs. trandoshans, which is mentioned a lot in the ROTS visual dictionary), and I wouldn't mind seeing a little of Vader and the rise of the Empire.  I kind of like the varying storylines concept too, and not necessarily following the same core group all of the time.  I wouldn't mind seeing the "Han frees Chewie from slavery" story, but I'm sure some others would sooner not see Han at all, and I understand that too.  I wouldn't mind seeing R2 and 3PO in the series somewhat regularly, since they wouldn't need "new" actors for these roles, and the movies are often said to be told from their "point of view".  Anyways, lots of potential for this series, and I hope it turns out great.  Jedi, rebels, the Empire rising, wookiees, Vader and all kinds of Star Warsy goodness I hope.  I hope it isn't a clone of past Star Trek stories (no offense to fans of those shows though), but I'd just like to see something different.  Star Wars and Star Trek are not the same thing (as I've often had to explain to people), and I'd like to see their series handled differently as well.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: speedermike on May 25, 2005, 09:32 AM
In response to Herbert's "the Empire isn't that bad" thread...

Having now seen all of the prequels, the worst thing the Empire did (before Alderaan) was destroy democracy.  To us, as Americans, that's reason enough to hate them.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 25, 2005, 10:15 AM
I think we're also supposed to believe that incidents like the Owen and Beru execution were common practice. Also, the Empire slaughtered Jawas and blamed it on another native species...that sounds pretty sketchy to me.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Herbert_Ackermans on May 25, 2005, 01:16 PM
In response to Herbert's "the Empire isn't that bad" thread...

Having now seen all of the prequels, the worst thing the Empire did (before Alderaan) was destroy democracy.  To us, as Americans, that's reason enough to hate them.

Myeah... what is democracy...

It's not the best thing around, you know. The way the old Republic became corrupt shows that.

And uhm... you being Americans, that's supposed to impress me? You're the UBER-democrats of the world or something?

Anyway, I see the destruction of Alderaan on the scale of the Galactic civil war as being equal to bombings of Cologne, Dresden and such.

Remember, take the right POV, the Empire IS the law and they hunt down and fight against terrorists. Now, you being American, you should be able to understand that, don't you?

As a comparison, American GI's murdered villages in Vietnam, does that make your country purely evil?

During WW-2, many cities full of civilians were bombed, does that make the Allies evil?

No.

So, coming back to "The Empire isn't that bad"... well, not as far as we've been shown.

There's none of this alien-phobic behaviour, as Palpatine has several non-humans as aides in the PT, we've not seen any location that is truly clearly being opressed. That is all built within EU stories and such.

Truly evil would be if it were completely like the Nazis, who presecuted whole inocent groups, who had programs set for the extermination of handicapped people and such.

That is evil.

Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 25, 2005, 05:02 PM
Well, if we look at the OT, there aren't any aliens serving in the Empire, other than the Mos Eisley informant. I don't see Mas Amedda walking around with Palpatine, but I see alot of old (and incidentally, white) humans walking around with him. Granted, its retroactive conditioning, but I don't think its wrong to assume that the Empire may have moved into a xenophobic direction.

And I don't agree with the destruction of Alderaan as being like a bombing of a city. The destruction of Alderaan was more like an attempted genocide. The planet wasn't bombed, it was obliterated.

All force-users, with the exception of Palpatine and Vader, were (allegedly) hunted down and killed. That sounds like persecution to me.


Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Ben on May 25, 2005, 06:46 PM
The only thing I hope for is that it's not on a Friday night.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 25, 2005, 11:51 PM
Or on weekdays in the morning.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Famine on May 26, 2005, 12:01 AM
I forsee a Weds. night timeslot on the WB, replacing my beloved Smallville.  >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 26, 2005, 12:55 AM
I dunno, I have a feeling that FOX will get the series.  Sunday nights would be cool.   8)

 :P
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Scott on May 31, 2005, 01:36 PM
We've decided to consolidate all of the TV talk in to a new Forum section, combining the Clone Wars stuff with the future TV show.  Carry on :-*
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 31, 2005, 03:57 PM
I like the idea, but expand it a bit to be an arc of 2 or 3 episodes for a story, sort of like what Enterprise did in it's final season. That gives a lot more room to work with in terms of storytelling. A traditional TV series would require at least one re-occuring character, but since this is Star Wars most viewers would be able to accept your concept Tydirium, especially if there was an overall link to each arc.

How's this for an idea for a recurring character?

The recurring character could be Yoda, sitting on Dagobah, and using the force to follow galactic events.  Sort of like Alfred Hitchcock in the series he had years ago.  He somehow introduces the characters and the situation they're in, and we watch it unfold.  Then he shows up at the end and gives some sort of moral to the story.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 31, 2005, 04:57 PM
Hmmm.... sounds kinda goofy, almost too catered towards kids.  I could see that as a cartoon maybe... but if there are to be Jedi hunted down in this, and Yoda can see them, you would think he would try and intervene.

I'm thinking we will see very little of Yoda... and a lot of new characters.  Lucas is totally about creating new characters, I think we'll see quite a few.

 :P
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: JediMAC on May 31, 2005, 07:17 PM
How's this for an idea for a recurring character?

The recurring character could be Yoda, sitting on Dagobah, and using the force to follow galactic events...

Pretty sure that Lucas said at some point that none of the Saga's main characters would be in any of the TV shows, unfortunately.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CHEWIE on May 31, 2005, 08:10 PM
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...Jar Jar Binks!

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Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Commander JediSearch on May 31, 2005, 11:42 PM
Jar Jar Binks - Sith Lord...   :o
Title: TV: Daniel Logan may play Boba Fett
Post by: Omega Squad Commander on June 14, 2005, 12:02 PM
In USAToday.com (http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-06-12-afi-star-wars_x.htm) you can read:

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[Harrison] Ford was approached by Daniel Logan, 18, who played young Boba Fett in Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Lucas said Logan's character may be included in his live-action Star Wars TV series, which is in the works.

Sounds good to me: The Young Boba Adventures! 8)
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: VadereX on June 18, 2005, 09:09 PM
Thursdays at 4:37 AM.


I'm also wondering what they'll do with this. I'm hoping to see some of Vader, some of Yoda, C3, R2, and some new characters. Maybe in one of the episodes learn how Chewie and Han meet.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: bobafett14 on June 20, 2005, 08:40 AM
I was hoping for a "Rebellion" storyline persoanlly.

With this angle you could still work in every angle you had hoped for.  You could have the Rebellion building up vs. the Empire undertone. It provides a true good vs. evil backdrop.  Also you sould venture off and do side stories:

Jimmy Smits could have a leading role, heck Mr. LA Law himself would be very cool to see back on TV.  Work in Dodonna, Wedge,  Mon Mothma for a leading female role, etc.

Show the intorduction and creation of Rouge Squadron,

A few episodes or a season devoted to Luke since he's kind of the later leader/hero of the Rebellion.

I was thinking it would be neat to see bounty hunters working for both sides.  You could literally have Fett working for the Rebellion on a mission which while he's still an independant, he could be considered a "good guy".

You could show a young Han Solo working his way up the ladder in the Empire, then end that storyline with him defecting and saving Chewbacca kind of make it a season finale or something.

You could introduce a lot of side characters, like the Bothans, etc.

Vader hunting down the remaining Jedi could be a sub-plot.

By using Smits, there could still be a connection with Obi-Wan and Yoda. Wether we actually see them or not.

You could go into the underbelly and introduce thingsa like Sabacc (intor Lando) the falcon. the Kessel Run, Ord Mantell (sp?) Jabba's crime ring, etc.


Soooooo many possibilites!!!!!!!!  You could do a very good show with a high budget or low buget with tons of sub-plots, and min-stories.

I just don't like seeing it limited to a single character, and the Rebellion against the Empire  still hasn't really been touched upon at all!!!!!!!!

and the above ideas are just a small sampling of what could be done.

Jesus, I more I think about it, I think I'm going to send in a few scripts. ;^)


Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: DSJ™ on June 20, 2005, 10:22 AM
Star Wars TV Show details revealed (http://www.cinematical.com/2005/06/17/star-wars-tv-show-details-revealed/)
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Omega Squad Commander on June 20, 2005, 01:02 PM
Star Wars TV Show details revealed (http://www.cinematical.com/2005/06/17/star-wars-tv-show-details-revealed/)

Is you're to lazy to click read on.... ::)

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Star Wars producer Rick McCallum revealed the details of Star Wars television series at a Japanese press conference yesterday. Apparently the story will take place in a 20 year span between Episode 3 and Episode 4. McCallum said it will depict how characters end up being together, but wouldn't mention who. But he did mention it will depict how Luke grows up. This doesn't sound right to me though, there's not much interesting in that. Why not show Darth Vader's Empire taking over the galaxy and the few remaining Jedi's fight to stay alive? Who cares about a farmer's kid when he's not going out on space adventures?
(http://www.cinematical.com/images/2005/06/starwarsfakeposter.jpg)
George Lucas will apparently start working on the series as soon as he finishes Indiana Jones 4., he said. The production will start next year, and the whole series will be about 100 hour long episoders.

McCallum also mentioned the 3-D versions of all six Star Wars movies should hit theaters “within two to three years."
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 21, 2005, 04:57 PM
Smallville is here to stay lol thats my show lol...

  I think it would be cool to do it in time lines. Like from the very start and i mean the very start . What I mean is it would be cool if they took the books the video Games and the movies all into it. And not even maybe have it in order .... I mean whats it matter do it in like 4 or 5 time lines the show would be watched more then Star Trek I think .... but who knows
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Darth Broem on June 21, 2005, 06:55 PM
Am I reading that right?  "the whole series will be about 100 hour long episodes."  Wow!  I will still await the official though.  That reads more like a rumor than anything else. 
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Bob Crane on June 22, 2005, 11:00 AM
Wasn’t Luke’s growing years super lame and boring? I mean other than blasting womp rats and fixing moisture vaporators… I thought the whole point of Star Wars was that Skywalker desperately wanted to escape his home planet to bigger things and adventure (same theme as American graffiti and THX) because his life was excruciatingly dull and uninspired… sounds pretty flaccid for a 100 hr. tv show, then again Lucas has shown no reservations about re-writing his old scripts.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Darth Broem on June 22, 2005, 03:52 PM
I know what you mean.  However, Yoda does say that Luke is reckless.  So, maybe we will be seeing a young Luke always getting into trouble?  I don't know.  I am trying to be positive about this.  LOL! 
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Nathan on June 22, 2005, 03:58 PM
I was hoping for a "Rebellion" storyline persoanlly.

With this angle you could still work in every angle you had hoped for.  You could have the Rebellion building up vs. the Empire undertone. It provides a true good vs. evil backdrop.  Also you sould venture off and do side stories:

Jimmy Smits could have a leading role, heck Mr. LA Law himself would be very cool to see back on TV.  Work in Dodonna, Wedge,  Mon Mothma for a leading female role, etc....................

I agree, there's so much excellent potential in the scenario you describe. And still room for Young Boba and maybe one or two episodes on Luke (but no more than a couple, since as everyone mentioned his life at this point was boring as hell).

However, being the cynic that I am, I doubt any of this will happen because they'll go for something really lame and moronic. :'(
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Famine on June 22, 2005, 04:16 PM
Well...I don't know what to say.

Why George? Why?

Kevin
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 23, 2005, 03:30 PM
Star Wars TV Show details revealed (http://www.cinematical.com/2005/06/17/star-wars-tv-show-details-revealed/)

Is you're to lazy to click read on.... ::)

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Star Wars producer Rick McCallum revealed the details of Star Wars television series at a Japanese press conference yesterday. Apparently the story will take place in a 20 year span between Episode 3 and Episode 4. McCallum said it will depict how characters end up being together, but wouldn't mention who. But he did mention it will depict how Luke grows up. This doesn't sound right to me though, there's not much interesting in that. Why not show Darth Vader's Empire taking over the galaxy and the few remaining Jedi's fight to stay alive? Who cares about a farmer's kid when he's not going out on space adventures?
(http://www.cinematical.com/images/2005/06/starwarsfakeposter.jpg)
George Lucas will apparently start working on the series as soon as he finishes Indiana Jones 4., he said. The production will start next year, and the whole series will be about 100 hour long episoders.

McCallum also mentioned the 3-D versions of all six Star Wars movies should hit theaters “within two to three years."


This remark is aimed not at who posted it but at Rick McCallum ..... WHAT ARE YOU THINKING .... THATS AS MUCH FUN AS MAKING A STORY OR TV SHOW ABOUT JABA OR TARKIN... HOW BORING ... I hope they dont screw this up because they can either make the best sci fi show ever or they could make somthing that everyone thinks sucks... and I pray those dont make it like a star trek type of show or a soap opera like the 2nd and 3rd seaon of smallville . It has so much going for it with all the time line they are talking about . I hope it has a flippin ton of at at's clones massive battles and like somone else on here said kind of like a band of brothers type of feel to it cause that movie was awesome.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Nathan on June 23, 2005, 04:33 PM
Hey, a show about Jabba or Tarkin could be really cool.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 23, 2005, 06:35 PM
Hey, a show about Jabba or Tarkin could be really cool.

LOL

I can see it now a show about how Takin got thinner ... no wait how he got fatter. And one how Jabba got thinner or how he just sits there laughing looking left and right..... fun stuff eh eh ? ? ?

Really I just hope they come up with somthing that kills Star Trek and every other sci fi show . It could be sooo cooooool
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Nicklab on June 24, 2005, 02:49 AM
Hmmm, Luke?  Perhaps this could be a look at the friendship of Luke and Biggs.  It might wind up incorporating Tank, Cammie and Fixer, too.  There are loads of possibilities.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 26, 2005, 01:04 AM
I think it would be cool if it was about luke's kids or if he had kids and that kind of time frame and maybe a rebuilding of the Jedi.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: speedermike on July 11, 2005, 07:56 PM
"... it will depict how Luke grows up."

You know, this could mean that the show depicts the galaxy during the time when Luke is growing up.  The Jedi are traitors, they have to hide.  The force becomes something people don't talk about. The Empire is growing..

This could work.  I don't want to see young Luke have any adventures, because it will weaken his story,
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: dafoo on July 11, 2005, 09:57 PM
I had enough to the "CHOSEN CHILD" stories with Ani, we don't new baby faced luke in on it now too!
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: stormie on July 12, 2005, 03:54 PM
Maybe we'll get to see how Owen and Beru age 40+ years in a span of only 20!  :P
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: CHEWIE on July 12, 2005, 04:50 PM
Hmmm... I want to see the Rebellion vs. the Empire with the Rebellion struggling to survive and slowly grow, Vader hunt down some remaining Jedi, and some Boba Fett stuff. 

 :P
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Darth Broem on July 14, 2005, 04:16 PM
Maybe we'll get to see how Owen and Beru age 40+ years in a span of only 20!  :P

Those double suns are murder for people's skin over the age of 30.  LOL!
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: dafoo on July 14, 2005, 11:22 PM
THey don't even have sunblock in Star Wars!  Come to think of it do they even had deodorant!

oh the horrors!
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2005, 03:34 PM
From the sounds of things from the Lucasfilm presentation at Comic-Con (or what I've read/listened to from it online), it sounds like the animated, half hour Clone Wars series will be premiering in Fall of 2007.  Seems like quite a ways off, but hopefully it will still be good.  To me, it would have made more sense to get the half hour program going during the prequel movie time (when we saw the shorts, or over the summer), but at least it is continuing.  However, it sounds like it will be different than the shorts...animated differently.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.  Very little new information on the "live action" show, but it won't be out before the animated series, so it could be a bit of a wait on that one yet.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2005, 03:43 PM
George Lucas' Latest Projects  (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/02/media.lucas.reut/index.html)

Here's a short article on CNN discussing a recent Q and A from George Lucas.  It really sounds like he's moving into the world of 3D animation (with Clone Wars, I'm guessing), and will be setting up shop in Asia to do it.  That we already knew, I think.  He also mentioned that this will be a way to "get his foot into anime".  Does this mean that the next animated series will be moving in a more "anime" direction?  I think the actual definition of what anime is probably a little blurry now, but I guess if you consider the kiddie shows like Pokemon and YuGiOh and things like that anime, then I hope that's not the way Star Wars (Clone Wars) is headed.  I mean, its still Star Wars, so it could be cool...but I've just never been a real fan of that personally.  I thought the way the previous installments of Clone Wars were animated was just fine with me.  But, then again, I remember seeing some people saying that was "anime"-influenced.  I probably don't know exactly what it is, but I hope that future Star Wars/Clone Wars animated stuff is still up to the quality of the first batches of Clone Wars.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: dafoo on August 2, 2005, 09:18 PM
I hope it doesn't look like the Manga comics they issued a while back.
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Post by: Ben on August 4, 2005, 02:04 AM
So, will they not be going with the studio that made the first Clone Wars cartoon such a success? Seems daft to me.

And I really have a problem with people taking jobs that could be done here to Asia just to save money. Maybe it's not the same for entertainment as it is for industry/manufacturing, but it still bugs me.
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Post by: bobafett14 on September 11, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: brian_peppers on June 15, 2007, 03:26 PM
I think it should be between episode 1 and 2 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :-* :-[ :'(
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Post by: Artoo on June 17, 2007, 10:38 PM
Wow, man this is a dead freakin' topic.
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Post by: JangoTat on June 18, 2007, 07:31 AM
if the anime is like gundam WING or evangelion i might be interested.....not all anime is bright and funny.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 5, 2007, 03:48 PM
For the live action show, I'm hoping for some recurring characters, but they don't have to be in EVERY episode. (For one, so as to not give an actor a big head and demand a large salary.) There could be 3-4 show story arc.

I'd love to see an arc of young Lando stories.

One main character could be a Jedi on the run, or a band of jedi who one by one get cut down by the empire/bounty hunters/Vader.

Of course the obligatory Boba Fett story arc.

How Han saved Chewie would be an AWESOME story arc and I'd suspect one of the more highly anticipated and watched portions of the series.

Some one-shots would be nice. Maybe one-shots of certain characters that were seen in the films, either OT or PT. This way there is history either after we've seen them in the PT of before we see them in the OT.

I'd like to know what happened to Dexster. Heck it could be told from Hermione Bagwa's (the hot blonde waitress) point of view.

There could be a stranded clone story as we've seen in the comics. Since not all SW fans read the comics, it's a story that could be shown on TV.

One thing I'm not for is an every episode cast. Again the money thing being one reason, but also, I don't want it to turn into camp.

Different stories throughout the timeline between episodes 3 and 4 do not need to run chronologically, therefore reducing the worry of continuity (though it still needs to be maintained of course).

I'm NOT interested in the chronicles of young Luke. Other than a chance encounter with Ben Kenobi, there really isn't much else of anything that seems interesting about his young life. Oooh, so he's a T-16 pilot. Whoopty freakin' doo. Even Leia's ascension to senator isn't all that appealing to me, especially if Palatine and/or Vader isn't a part of that story arc, since it would no doubts take place on Coruscant.

There is an abundant supply of stories out there.  I just hope Lucas picks the right ones and allows others to write/direct them.

He can and should have some input, but give others a chance to share their passion for a galaxy far far away.

-Sal
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Post by: ctonra on February 11, 2008, 05:04 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: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Ryan on February 12, 2008, 05:57 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

The fact that they cast 'real' actors in the Force Unleashed isn't necessarily a tell tale sign that these guys will appear on the live action TV show. It has become a much more common practice in video games these days to cast real actors, whether it is just for voice work or for both voice work and facial scans/motion capture work. That is the route next-gen games in general seem to be headed down as they strive for more realistic game play.

That being said however in certainly is possible that we may see some of the characters appear in both TFU and the live-action series. Lucasfilm has shown that they really like to tie everything in the SW Universe into everything else (which is really my major gripe with EU, and a lot of the PT for that matter).
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: evenflow on March 12, 2008, 10:59 PM
The crime lord things sounds cool. Give me Jabba the Hutt and some Droids characters and I will be happy.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2008, 03:21 AM
Lucas has recently said publicly how impressed he was with HBO's "Rome" and how disappointed he was the series ended...  I think Deadwood was mentioned as well, as a series he liked (and one that ended even more abruptly).  Knowing that, the recent reports really make one think that Lucas was already gearing for something similar.

If he honestly takes this show in a dark direction, I think that could be nothing but GOOD for Star Wars...  Recognizing your audience is older now, and acting on that, is a good thing to me...  I think it could be really cool for us.

The idea of the "seedy underbelly" of the galaxy is cool too, but I'd hope the overall galaxy isn't overlooked...  It's the time of a budding Empire, but just like the Rome series, I could see the Empire's birth as the backdrop while you follow around the people who are dealing with daily life...  Crime lords running their businesses ala Al Swearingen and his business in Deadwood, the Gem Saloon...  That's one cool aspect of course.  All the while you've got the other "scum & villainy" out there...  From the elite like Boba Fett or Bossk, to the random guys just trying to make a buck... 

I was really sort of hoping we'd see some Jedi hunting, some Rebel rousing, some warin' and whorin' going on...  I don't know if I'd dig the main focus being on the "gangster" types, but either way I'm really hoping for greatness from the new show.  If you're on HBO though, why piss around with PG-13?  Go for R...  Be bold.  Really get people looking at your series as something for the grown ups.

Piss on Showtime too, they blow...  Go with HBO for it.  Much better series track record IMO, so I'm really hoping that's where it winds up at.  Not to mention I don't have Showtime anymore. ;D
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Post by: Paul on March 13, 2008, 09:10 AM
I usually agree with everything Jesse says...until now.  To begin with, I liked Deadwood and Rome, never watched the Sopranos.  However, I don't want a Star Wars series that spends more time trying to work in the F-Bomb and C*** into each episode, than actual plot lines.

I think the series serves us better as something more accesible than an R rating. Heck I'm not too keen on it being on HBO/Showtime either.  So we get 8-10 episodes a year?  I will lose interest between the last episode of Season 1 and the first of Season 2.

If by "Dark" it means we see the "Scum and Villany" of Star Wars, that is at least tolerable, but I'd much rather see the Birth of the Rebellion.  Keep in mind the more Creatures and Aliens we have as Main Characters, the more each episode will cost and the Margins will be that much thinner so as soon as it gets a little dip in ratings, it could get the ax.

Just my opinion.  Give me the further adventures of Rogue Squadron from Yavin forward...that would be a great series.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Brian on March 13, 2008, 09:45 AM
Yeah, this was interesting news for sure.  I'm all for a darker Star Wars as well, and glad that it sounds like its aimed at an older audience.  I don't really need an R-rated Star Wars either, that just doesn't seem like Star Wars to me.  Although, I guess the world is changing.  HBO and Showtime don't sound like great options to me, simply because we aren't subscribed to them (or any movie channels like that), but I would maybe consider it if Star Wars landed there.  I'd like to see all the elements Jesse mentioned included though, and hopefully we can see some of the "beginnings of the Rebellion" type stuff along the way - with the rise of the Empire as well.  If we can't see the big guns like Luke, Han, Vader, etc. - then maybe some other officers/pilots/etc. that we've at least heard of by name in the OT or something.
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Post by: Chris M on March 13, 2008, 02:33 PM
I haven't followed the entire conversation or the development of this new series.  I've only read bit pieces here and there so I may be totally off my rocker. 

I hate the idea of SW on a movie channel.  The only ones that come as part of my satellite package is are the Encore stations.  I'm not going to subscribe to HBO or any other station simply to watch one show.  I loved the Sopranos, but I would wait until each season came out on DVD to watch.  I would do the same thing for SW, but I think there are a lot of people in the same boat as me.  As Paul mentioned, interest would wane from season 1 and the start of season 2.

Put it on one of the cable networks, TNT, USA, SciFi, or even if you want to get away from cable, Fox.  I think this will have a following, but the key is keeping the show accessible to the largest number of people.
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Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2008, 03:54 PM
Interest didn't wane for Sopranos. :)  It only seemed to pick up steam as the series went on...  I honestly don't know many people besides myself that watched that series from episode 1 to the end actually.  People seemed to get into it more later for some reason.

Anyway, I wasn't suggesting Star Wars start dropping f-bombs or rampant c-sucker references like Deadwood, but more rather that the violence possibly get stepped up.  War ain't pretty, and neither is underworld behavior, so I think going a bit beyond the norm for Star Wars violence wouldn't be a bad thing if they're really going for a dark tone to the story and era, as well as the characters.

If you've got the means to put a little more realism in with your violence, I'm for it...  F this, or C that...  Not so much. 
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Post by: Chris M on March 13, 2008, 04:13 PM
True about the Sopranos.  As it went on, I got more and more into it.  And I did watch every episode...thanks to being overseas and having nothing to do when I was off work except workout, sleep, and watch DVD's.

I would hate to see the language thing, but I think Fox or USA might be willing to push the envelope for this if violence is the issue.  Or you could always use Fox's cable station FX that really pushes stuff...especially if you remember the series "Over There" that was just filled with glorified violence and language.
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Post by: evenflow on March 18, 2008, 09:03 PM
I was the opposite with the Sopranos. I hated the last season and found myself skipping episodes.

Just because the show may be on HBO doesnt mean the language has to change. I don't think that has to be a concern.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2008, 12:49 AM
Yeah, I don't think the language thing would be an issue, I'm more interested in the violence aspect being pushed a little further than it has been...  The films are pretty tame.  I could stand seeing some violence beefed up SLIGHTLY to the TV series.  Nothing over the top, just a little notch above what ROTS was.
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Post by: speedermike on March 19, 2008, 09:15 PM
I'm glad that Lucas is using these types of shows as a template for his show. I was worried when they talked about writing 100 episodes at once and nonsense like that.  At least Lucas is watching good stuff.   In all honesty, I don't expect the violence to be any more than in the movies, and I don't expect language at all.  It's just that if the show was on a regular network, it would be hard to do stuff like cut off arms, or heads and burn people alive.  While SW isn't carzy violent, it's pretty severe compared to most family entertainment.
Title: Re: TV series predictions (and wishes)
Post by: Darth Broem on June 12, 2008, 01:07 AM
I just don't want to pay for extra for a movie channel for one series.  Although I guess the alternative would be to wait for season 1 to come out on DVD and that would mean basically paying the same amount anyway.  When is this series set for now 2010?
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Post by: speedermike on June 12, 2008, 09:38 PM
I'd pay for HBO in a heartbeat.  Let's say HBO is 20.00 a month, and during that month you'd get 4 hour long episodes.  That's only 5.00 each.  That's cheaper than a figure!  Plus, the show would only be on for about three months at a time,  when each season is done, you cancel HBO.  Plus, when you have HBO, you could, you know,  actually watch other movies and shows on HBO, not just SW!