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The Roundly Disgusting Kuato Spews STAR WARS TV Series Goodness!!

Published at: Oct. 16, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

Merrick here...
..with some newly emerged details about the STAR WARS television series we’ve been hearing about. I’m referring to the live action project…which’ll come around AFTER the upcoming CGI series. This news comes to us via the highly trusted Kuato, who has taken up a singularly unseemly residence on Harry’s belly. It was difficult to understand everything Kuato said…I couldn’t make out every word through so much slobber and rasping. I hate talking to Kuato; it's gnarly and it's a pain in the ass. But here, for your consideration, is part of what I gleaned: We’ve previous been told the television series will be set between movie episodes III and IV, but we didn’t know much about what to expect beyond that. Kuato illuminated: we’ll get a little bit of everything in the show; the series very much embraces the broad scope of the STAR WARS universe. For example, we'll revisit Pod Races, and the characters and shenanigans/politics the events bring with them. Kuato said that one of the racer characters is someone we were actually introduced to a long, long time ago: his name is Thall Joben. This name sounded familiar to me, but I couldn’t quite place it. I looked him up. Turns out, we met him in episodes of the DROIDS animated series. We’ll also see Rebel bases and Imperial Star Destroyers. Actually, Kuato believes Imperials will be everywhere in the new show - undercover operatives, Imperial Officers of all makes and ambitions, and nearly all of them will be afraid of Darth Vader. There will be several instances in which characters are related to, or progenitors of, other characters in both the STAR WARS film universe & the franchise’s “Expanded Universe” (or “Extended Universe” if you prefer). One such character is a straight-laced Rebel with the last name Naberre…Padme’s last name in the Prequels was Naberre. I was a little confused here, but I believe this guy is supposed to be in his 20s…which would (presumably) make him related to Padme in some way. One Rebel General evidently carries the last name Durron – his placement in the STAR WARS timeline likely makes him the father of a character named Kyp Durron, who appears in several STAR WARS EU novels. Also, Kuato insinuated we’ll come across ("at least") one Mandalorian bad-ass in the course of the series. Kuato chuckled manically about the following…he sounded like Clint Howard at the end of “The Corbomite Maneuver”. He laughed so hard he could hardly talk (this made Harry’s belly jiggle in disquieting ways). Seems one character is spun off from (or may be the same character as?) Lucas’ own cameo in REVENGE OF THE SITH’s Coruscant Opera House sequence. Lucas’s character in that cameo (he had no dialogue) was called Barron Papanoida. The series brings us…General Papanoida. Hmmmmm…. Which brought Kuato to what most fans are really curious about: which FILM characters, if any, will make their ways into the series? He said there are several, among them are the prominently featured Bib Fortuna (Jabba’s right-hand man) and Oola the dancing girl (the green babe who was jettisoned from Jabba’s court to become a Rancor munchie). Kuato said the series will also involve the ever coveted, always inconvenient, vitally critical Death Star plans - although he did not indicate to what extent they’d be featured. Kuato quickly became sleepy, but before he nodded off completely he told me that one significant way the series will be different from the movies is in how its character react to what is happening around them. He says the series will be less “good guy/ bad guy” in nature & offer far more insight into what makes characters tick, why they feel what they feel, where they’re coming from, and so forth. This will be true for good guys and bad guys alike. I’m gathering this means the series may be more nuanced & emotionally accessible than the theatrical films often were (I’m specifically referring to the Prequels with this comment). I have heard, independently of Kuato, that this does NOT mean action and fun are being viewed as expendable here. In fact, I’m told the overall tone of the show is rather close to the adventurous nature of EPISODEs IV, V, and VI…just a little edgier. And off went poor Kuato, back to his scuzzy hidey-hole in Harry’s mighty belly…whispering…murmuring…snippets here and there...info crumbs, really…something about Boba Fett…should be in his 20s in this series…angsty…disenfranchised…and simmering… There was more…difficult to interpret at best. Perhaps in time...perhaps.

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  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    first

    by greekloveropa

    first

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Trailer looks about as exciting...

    by CatVutt

    As Video Game cut-scenes. I think I'm finally done with this franchise.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    ob 1 can blow me

    by greekloveropa

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    When, Precious, whennnn....

    by Randy Sims

    On what channel will this be?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    hmmm

    by slder78

    will there be women in gold bikinis, that the real question.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    better developed characters?

    by master bitchfist

    and less of a goodguy/badguy feel? this MUST mean that Lucas isn't writing it! YAY!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Pod Races? YIPPEEEE!

    by Flim Springfield

    (Just kidding)

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Like 3rd or something...

    by LordEnigma

    Nice info and I will continually look forward to this show until 2009! YIPPEE! Mandalorian badasses? Nice.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    stop whinning sound like little bitches, ooh their not putting

    by greekloveropa

    like you guys arent gonna watch cause you got SO many better things to do

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    they should go with the comics..

    by Redfive!

    and just make a series based on Legacy or Knights of the old republic.Those comics are wayyy better then the prequels,which is sad.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    I don't care. Fuck this show.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Really. Lucas lost me with the prequels. III was a step in the right direction but everything from tampering with the originals to the terrible prequels pretty much killed Star Wars for me and that sucks. I know we always hear about our childhoods getting raped but really Lucas did fuck us and there is no way around it. He cheapened IMO an iconic franchise that was beloved and stole it back in a selfish manner leaving us with a shell of what it once was. I used to get excited about anything Star Wars related. Hell I even bought the Vader PSP because well it was Vader. But my interest for anything new that Lucas brings to the table is at a zero. I pretty much want to forget that the prequels ever happened and go back to the days when not knowing the mystery made it all so much more interesting in speculation. <BR> <BR> From the sounds of it this TV series pretty much sounds like ass. I guess it's a wait and see but count me out in the excitement department because Lucas lost that in me a long long time ago.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    I hope they have a scene where we find out...

    by Batutta

    ...that Yoda made up the midi-chlorians as a bad joke.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Um, Merrick, the PT was MORE nuanced than the OT

    by deathbird

    In the end, A New Hope was just a fairy tale, however marvelous, and Return of the Jedi was a two hour Kenner commercial. I understand if you think the PT didn't warrant an emotional investment comparable, but let's cut the crap...AOTC had more meat on its bones than the first three combined.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    CHICAGO BLADE RUNNER FANS! NOVEMBER 2, 2007 IT WILL OPEN HERE!!!

    by wackybantha

    http://www.musicboxtheatre.com /comingsoon.html

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    It's free... I'll watch it. Besides if planet of Twi'leks are fe

    by kikuchiyoboy

    That's like the planet of fine asses and cleavage. What's the deal with that.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    But will we get to see Grando Calrissian?

    by KnightShift

    And don't forget the four-armed Julia Child. Harvey Korman gotta eat!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    it's supposed to say "are featured"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    that is all.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    It has potential to be good, it'll be like a war and ocupation story all in one. Think of all the WW2 movies about the Nazis just stormrolling Europe and the French resistant fighting those crazy numbers. It could be cool. The of course you'll have the who people trying to live in occupied territory thing going like that series "Island At War" where the Nazis take that island and lets everyday life go on just constantly under the threat of death. It'll be interesting seeing guys from occcupied territories indoctrinated into the Empire or just joining so they won't be overrun or for a job as the wartime economy falls apart. Oh, and of course some Cold War type spying. They could make this pretty harsh with good writing.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Ice Cream Maker Guy to star in 21-episode arc

    by Mullah Omar

    He'll start and end every episode by running into/out of the frame. Check him out: http://tinyurl.com/85guo

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    They should have just made an Ugnaughts sitcom

    by INWOsuxRED

    A bunch of ugnaughts working in some backroom factory in Cloud City? It practically writes itself!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to it.

    by jsm1978

    I love Star Wars and the universe Lucas created. I'm always excited about new chances to spend time in it. As for the prequels... I liked TPM the first time I saw it, hated it more and more on repeat viewings until recently. The last time I watched it, I really enjoyed it. Save Jar Jar, of course. AotC nearly bored me to sleep last time I watched it, and I still really like Revenge.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    You know that old lady....

    by wackybantha

    ....that warns Annie to get inside because of the coming sandstorm? Well, I hope there's a whole episode set aside to tell her story 'cause frankly I'm interested. Does she marry Watto? Who knows? And if the show incorporates flashbacks, LOST style, even better. Seriously! Don't you ever look at old people and wonder what they were like in their younger days? Maybe they were sluts.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by MurderMostFowl

    The music died the day midicloreans and jar-jar popped into Lucas' brain. The rest of this is all this a horrible languishing death. The saddest part of this, to me, is that there is so much an *appearance* of history and depth in this universe, but in reality there isn't. It's just random, unplanned, tacked on filler. I want so badly to care about star wars. I really do.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Will Grando be in this?

    by rollnstns

    Who will have the Black Lightsaber?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Expanded Universe

    by Banky the Hack

    Say what you will about the EU stories...they're damn near all better than the prequels*. (*Crystal star and Courtship of Princess Leia excepted) What I wouldn't give for a Rogue/Wraith squadron TV show. It'd be Airwolf + A-team + space = awesome.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Quaid.......Start.......the reactor......

    by BetaRayBill07

    Free Marrrrrssssssss.........!!!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Yawn...

    by Mezzanine

    I really find it hard to believe how people can still get excited by news like this. Granted, it is Star Wars, but that also means that Lucas is guiding the ship, and in my eyes, that is just not acceptable. As someone noted above, it is rather cliche to say that your childhood has been raped, but Lucas really did it. The guy can't tell a story... its obvious that he is just in it for the money. On the other hand, he has to know about how poorly Science Fiction does on television (as a general rule) so lets hope he actually works to make this good because without the fan boys, he's fucked. Unless he markets it completely to little kids. Which is probably what he will do.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    This scoop sounds like fanboy BS...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I don't know -- I have real doubts that Lucas would endorse a series that, shockingly, makes so many well thought-out connections to other characters throughout the movies and other media (comics, animated series, etc.). It doesn't seem like he cares much about the expanded universe elements. He pretty much canceled a lot of them in the Prequels.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Complete Saga VIDEO

    by LazarusRevival

    Give my channel some love!!!! http://tinyurl.com/yug838

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    I'll watch it

    by sith_rising

    but I'm done with the Lucasarts media money machine. No figures, ships, books, comics, PC games, console games, magazines, posters, electronic lightsabers, 500 dollar Sideshow statues, any of that. That shit has ruined Star Wars. I'll just watch it, follow it, maybe buy the live-action DVD sets IF they're good, and of course I'll show up here, IMDB and theforce.net to hate on the EU, cause that's how I do.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    GEORGE LUCAS OWNS ALL OF YOUR ASSES!

    by THE KNIGHT

    am i right haters, or am i right!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Actually, that last name is "Naberrie."

    by DarthCorleone

    How much of a nerd am I?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    This story was written to put readers to sleep

    by aceattorney

    Geez...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I only want one character to appear... Mara Jade.

    by TheDoctor73

    She's about the same age as Luke so it would be interesting if kid Luke showed up passing a kid Mara on Tatooine.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    The EU makes good material for a TV series

    by Celedhring

    The "Heir to the Empire" saga is some of the best Star Wars stuff I've read after the original trilogy (pity it's outside the series' timeline). Admittedly, there's a lot of crap in there, but there are lots of nice space yarns in the EU. Also a lot of the jedi-related stories set in the Old Republic were better than a comic tie-in deserves to be (sorry, I forgot the series name, it's been a hell of a lot of time). Mind, I'm not holding my hopes very up, but if they got it right, first Galactica season style, we are in for a treat.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    BernieMac as GL 2814

    by JeffManSixtyFo

    *

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    by Celedhring

    Is it possible to use paragraph breaks in this thing? And I think the old jedi comic series was called "Tales of the Jedi".

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    You know if Star Wars is so awful and your childhood is already

    by DarthCorleone

    ...what have you got to lose? I'll give this show a chance. And I'd rather a series that delves into ancillary characters and fleshes out the depths of a universe that has innumerable depths to plumb than something that messes with the established principal characters and screws up the already tenuous canon. I don't know what y'all are complaining about there - would you rather have a television series that completely ruins your concept of Han Solo once and for all? Fuck, people, whatever they give us, it sure won't be worse than the Holiday Special.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    For some reason "raped..." was omitted there.

    by DarthCorleone

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Like Ep 4,5,&6...riiiiiight

    by Triceratops on Fire

    You know what else was said to be like Episodes 4,5,& 6, but just a little edgier? I'll give you three guesses but the first two don't count.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    We all will watch this, reguardless of what we say here.

    by gorydon

    I hope Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of the shows baddies, he could be a kick-ass character.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    I really love the novels, if they have that flavor or something like my previous post it would rule. I jumped into the EU with the novels "Shadows Of The Empire" then right into AC Crispin's "Han Solo Trilogy" then from there a whole bunch more. It's a rich universe of amazing stories and if handled with the gravitas of a story set during a huge war/occupation it will be amazing.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    I'll watch this...

    by Dapper Swindler

    if it has Yaddle in it (ie sexy Yoda). Wiki her.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    If it's not about the Skywalkers, I'm not watching

    by deathbird

    My credo: If Palpatine, Anakin/Vader, Padme, Luke, or Leia aren't in it, I could care less. (But let me know if Tarkin makes an appearance.)

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Instead of going between III and IV

    by DarthFloyd

    How about several years/decades after Return of the Jedi? Maybe from the perspective of a new Padwan with a Master trained by Skywalker himself? Instead of re-writing the bit-players from the original trilogy, how about expanding the universe beyond the graphic novels and printed pages?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    As someone who has actually read every EU book...

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...i will attest that there is a significant amount of crap out there, but there is also a lot of great material. Anyone who pans the whole line obviously hasn't read much of it. As one talkbacker posted above, the Rogue and Wraith Squadron novels are particularly good, introducing dozens of pretty solid new characters over the course of nine novels and dozens of comics. And the original Zahn Trilogy was amazing (although his newer stuff is crap). I'd say overall, teh EU is 75% solid storytelling, 25% utter shit that I'm embarrassed to have read.<BR> <BR> Now: Flame Away...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    VII, VIII, IX

    by uss cygnus

    Make them or make nothing at all. End of line.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I agree with Nosferatu Jones

    by J-Dizzle

    The less they rely on the EU the better. They need to do their own thing and create their own universe instead of using material from the books.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Anybody watch Attack of the Show on G4 TV?

    by HellKing

    There was an item on their news crawl that said George Lucas will soon interview writers for the live action series. So unless this source is very close to Lucas, they haven't even started to write the show in which in an interview Lucas said they will probably film at least a season's worth before it ever airs.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Attack of the Whiners

    by Campion

    Damn, he only said that some of the characters names would be the same as EU characters. I liked the Zahn books a lot, the Heir to the Empire, DFR, Last Command. The rest you can take or leave. I'll watch it cause it's Star Wars, yes. If I don't like it I won't watch anymore, but I can't automatically dismiss something so far in the uncertain future...oh, I forgot, thats what talkback is for.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    The Death Star Plans...

    by darrenspool

    Why are they still floating about? Shit, Palpatine needs a fucking vault and a padlock.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Emo Fett?

    by DocPazuzu

    Okay, I'm going to go back to bed now and pretend that it was all just a bad dream when I read the words "angsty" and "disenfranchised" in the same sentence as "Boba Fett". <p> Please, make the hurting stop.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Star Wars '77 will be remade.

    by darthbinks1220

    They're making Star Trek again, aren't they?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    "the PT was MORE nuanced than the OT"

    by smackfu

    ...in the same way that a big nutty turd is more nuanced than a diamond...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    More like the OT? The non fucked up ones I hope.

    by Pipple

    All the original trilogy fans know what i'm talking about. And all you stupid kids who don't remember the originals should be quiet and let the grown ups talk.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Why do you hate the prequels?

    by i kick tits

    So many people hate the prequels. Don't get me wrong- I do too, but no one ever talks about why they detest them so much. No one ever explains their reasons for hating it, just that they sucked. My biggest gripe was the script- the dialog was absolutely fucking horrendous. It was shit. Plain and simple, it was shit. "Padmé: Anakin, all I want is your love. Anakin Skywalker: Love won't save you, Padme! Only my new powers can do that!" I mean come the fuck on. It seriously hurt me to sit and listen to some of it. It was embarrassing.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    MORE PREQUEL BULLSHIT??!!!

    by BigBlackDude

    For cryin' out loud George can we please get some new shit to look at. How many fuckin' times can we revisit this shit? I got an idea, instead of wasting money on more prequel garbage how about creating an all new series; with new characters and stories. Is that so hard? Why da hell are we still in the past?! NO MORE FUCKIN' PREQUELS!!! For the love of God can we please see some new shit! Damn.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    series will do to Boba what Raimi did to Venom

    by kafka07

    make him all emo. At least the pod races will be back...wait, oh.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Does Harry owe Merrick his life? Does Merrick know anything abou

    by silentbobafett2

    But I for one am totally totally totally up for this series! ::-)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Post Jedi

    by kwisatzhaderach

    was the way for the series to go. With cameos from an old General Skywalker played by Hamill. Ah well. Lucasfilm doesn't have a good track record with TV series but i'll keep an open mind until I see it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Star Wars was ruined by the horrible prequels

    by DARTH VOODOO

    I just don't care anymore after those inept prequels. How could the classic trilogy be so good as to inspire a generation. While the prequels were bad enough to destroy all the good the original films did?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Gonna be supakillasweet

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Wish we could bet on the pod racing

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    I want more Sebulba

    by CuervoJones

    He was a bad motherfucker

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    I don´t hate the prequels

    by CuervoJones

    I´m a happy individual.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    As long as it includes Marvel references...

    by tensticks

    I'll be happy. Zeltrons, Nagai, Hoojibs, Tagge Family, Shira Brie....bring 'em on. Marvel Haters? Go read some Kevin J. Anderson SHIT and fuck yourselves.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    I have no interest in anything that uses the prequels as canon

    by IndustryKiller!

    Because they aren't how the story goes. George Lucas got his own story wrong. He literally contradicts the original trilogies for the sake of the prequels, which are horrible on almost every level of filmmaking. I don't know how you can make three movies with only ONE decent scene between them.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    ROTJ inspired a generation? To what, masturbation?

    by deathbird

    Slave Leia was the only thing that piece of shit had going for it. Boy, you Holy Trilogy fans are wonders, lapping up Jabba's 30 minute muppet show and reaching for the hankies when the mass murderer/torturer gets his super-happy redemption, yet miraculously drawing the line with Jar Jar and midicholorians.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    SOUNDS TO ME

    by Ray Gamma

    Sounds to me that they'll be spending way too much time on Tatooine again, which was one of the many things about the prequels that bored the audience to death. </P> <P> They really need to explore the dark unseen fringes of the Star Wars universe as hinted at in the Original Trilogy, instead of re-visiting the goofy multi-coloured kiddie things that bored us to tears from the prequels. Who the fuck cares about seeing Jabba's people yet again? His appearance in The Phantom Menace already removed every shred of threat that the character once had.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    OPEN YOUR MIIIIIIIIIIIND

    by ironic_name

    sebulba could be cool, just do cerebus, with sebulba becoming a planet's king, losing his royalness in a bet and generally being weird and funky.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Emo Fet - DocPazuzu

    by spud mcspud

    You wait til you see the scene where Young Boba Fett and the Pyramid of Fear (or fucking whatever) is dancing down the road. Badly. A la SPIDEY 3.<P> That's some George Lucas shit, right there.<P> I'm still going to watch. My self-loathing level is at an all-time high.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    shuttlepod_10 - Battle plans

    by spud mcspud

    Yep, at the end of AOTC Palpatine has them - but there's many a slip twixt a cup and a lip. Princess Leia is putting the plans into R2-D2 at the very beginning of SW4: A NEW HOPE, so she got them from somewhere - but where? THAT will probably be the start of an interesting season. This series could rock, y'know.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Hey Kids!

    by Boba Fat

    We're making a TV Show! With all your favourite characters. It won't be like the prequels, no, no, no. It will be dark and edgy like the other films. You know, the ones you really like? Well that's exactly how good the TV show will be and you'll love it just as much. Hey sourpuss, what's with that face? Has uncle George ever let you down before?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:03 a.m. CST

    tensticks - Marvel references

    by spud mcspud

    We need Hadji (hedgehog guy) and the Big Green Rabbit - can't remember who he was.<P> Do you remember the story of what happened to Janson - Wedge's tail gunner at the battle of Hoth? He got left behind when the Rebels evacuated... and his survival story would be the best bottle episode they could come up with for this show. Fucking golden.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    BigBlackDude - More Prequel Shit

    by spud mcspud

    He's going back to the well - George Lucas gotta eat, you know. He may not look like it, with that great big swinging gizzard, but he does.<P> He did try another series - but then no-one wanted a WILLOW franchise. Shame really, because the book sequels were alright.<P> More STAR WARS is a good, good thing - if Lucas is kept as far away from the actual making of it as possible. Evidence exhibit A: the CLONE WARS cartoons. Let someone else write and direct, and this will be awesome.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Too Easy ? NOOOOOOOOooooooooo!

    by A G

    Get INSPIRED. Why is Lucasfilm such a fucking JOKE nowadays ? Seriously, MORE prequel material ? Are these guys on a completely different realm from the general public ? It is UNIVERSALLY accepted by almost EVERYBODY over the age of 12 that the prequels were completely awful. People watched them because it was Star Wars and they couldn't give up hope on it. No one has any hope for this, eys they will watch the pilot and a few subsequent episodes but this is almost guaranteed to be a train wreck! People are SICK TO FUCK of the FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT NOT ENTERTAINING prequel universe! How can they use the worst, WORST elements of Star Wars and expand it into not one but TWO TV SHOWS! It boggles the mind...I mean is this even possible ? And revisiting pod races ? You CAN'T BE SERIOUS. The pod races were fucking lame on all levels bar special effects. I mean they actually sum up in a few minutes the problem with the entire 10 years of prequel bullshit: Far too much effort put into special fx and character appearances with almost zero effort put into story and character development/relevance. STOP USING THE PREQUEL TRILOGY. THE PREQUEL TRILOGY WAS COMPLETELY AWFUL. START A NEW STORY WHERE PEOPLE ACTUALLY CARE. WE ALL KNOW HOW IT ENDS SO START SOMEWHERE NEW. WHAAAAT THAAAAAAAAA FUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    JMS is gonna do it.

    by teh Man of Stool

    Mark my muthafrakkin`words, Muthafrakkers!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    did anyone understand any of that?

    by El Borak

    wtf was that? write something comprehendible.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    JMS, the creator of Babylon 5, is set to be the showrunner. Dill

    by teh Man of Stool

    Comprendo?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    weed.

    by teh Man of Stool

    Just concluding the subject line.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    El Borak, what`s "comprehendible"?

    by teh Man of Stool

    And why do you not know JMS and the expression "frak"? You must be one of those damn annoying foreigners...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    it was a joke.

    by El Borak

    this story in ununderstandingable.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    THIS IS CRAZY!!! Han, Lando & Chewie! Han, Lando & Chewie!

    by Redbox

    The Adventures of Han, Lando & Chewie! I don't want more boring peripheral characters! Fuck off Lucas!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Joseph Campbell is spinning in his grave!

    by Redbox

    A beautiful fantasy lore is turned into a boring procedural Sci-Fi. Sci-Fi fans, sacrificing quality for quantity since 1965!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I really can't figure out if the prequels are good or bad anymor

    by kwisatzhaderach

    but the most annoying thing about them was every shot has a slight zooming in, WTF was Tattersall doing? Has anyone else noticed this?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    hechtal

    by kwisatzhaderach

    This show will not be shot in a desert or jungle, it will be shot in a big green box and, therefore, look shit.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    More Politics! Awesome!

    by KillDozer

    I hope we finally find out how many Jedis it takes to make a Space Quorum and maybe we'll get to see that historic filibuster where Yoda tried to keep Sgt Kodo from voting payraises to the Stormtroopers on Vega 17. The prequels ruined this franchise. If they did a series in the same time period as the Knights of the Old Republic video game and Lucas wasn't involved, then I might watch, though...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Might I call bullshit?

    by BizarroJerry

    I don't care how reputable this source may be. I know a lot about Star Wars, not just the geeky Wookieepedia stuff, but I know some of the folks who've worked with Lucasfilm. First, we've only now gotten info about Lucas meeting with writers, so I doubt they've gotten so far into the episode writing process. Also, I highly doubt we'll see this Droids cartoon character. Not that George hasn't trampled upon his own continuity in the past, but they make a point that Anakin -- at least at the point of Episode I -- was the only human who could actually fly a pod racer. I doubt the use of such a "Expanded Universe"-specific character. Granted, this is not being written by Lucas, but during the prequels, he showed little interest in using novel, comic, etc, sources. With a few exceptions. Naming some guy "Durron" after another character who GL probably has next to no knowledge of seems unlikel, too. Now, if this all comes to pass, I may be proven completely wrong. But this all sounds suspiciously wrong to me.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else remember when Star Wars used to be cool?

    by Gorrister

    I can remember a time when it was extremely easy to hold Star Wars up as one of the best Science Fiction stories ever (yeah, sure, it was HEAVILY influenced by the Dune novels, but it was still cool). And it was embarrassingly easy to destroy any Star Trek geek who tried to argue that Trek was better than Star Wars (Ok, it's true that Return of the Jedi mostly sucked, but the first two movies more than made up for it). Even the Ewok movies weren't enough to destroy the quality of Star Wars because they were so easy to simply ignore (like the Christmas Special was). Unfortunately, George Lucas somehow got it in his mind that he needed to make Star Wars just as silly and campy as Star Trek. What has happened to Lucas' mind? I don't recall any report that he suffered any sort of stroke or emotional breakdown. Although, it's quite possible he cracked after the failure of "More American Graffiti". That seems to be around the same time that he started to devote himself to making campy crap instead of quality stories.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Can we do the series from from the empires perspective?

    by fireclown

    In which this band of religious extremists (who believe strongly in their genetic superiority) inspire a mass of puddy minded rabble to rebel against the forces of order and eventually destroy one of their massive symbols?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Bib Fortuna and Oola ,,, AWESOME!!

    by cowboyone

    They were my two favorite characters in the films!! Lucas must've received all my letters over the years. Hopefully he'll do my Bib Fortuna feature length Summer tentpole idea too! Man, I cannot wait for this series now. Bib Fortuna and Oola ... now the Star Wars Universe is finally coming into focus for fans everywhere.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    IG-88...

    by Dingbatty

    Now there's your protagonist.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Seriously, though, more Tartakovsky animation

    by Dingbatty

    would be better.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    George used the expanded universe stuff several times.

    by rev_skarekroe

    The name and concept of Coruscant. The Jedi Aayla Secura. Quinlan Vos gets a mention. A few background ships are from novels and comics and stuff. But, uh, I think that's about it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    Star Wars EU???...

    by Kid Z

    ... Star Wars European Union??? Whatever... you nerds are crazy! So this new series takes place between Episode 3 and 4? A time in which all the Jedi had been exterminated or were in hiding (well, Obi Wan and Yoda, anyway). So... no Jedi... no lightsabre duels. No lightsabre duels=LAMENESS! Yeah... I'll be sure to tune in for the further adventures of Oola, the dancing girl, Padme's little brother and Boba Fett's irritating pet muppet... rrrriiiight!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Any reservoir of coolness...

    by Kid Z

    ...Star Wars had remaining was permanently destroyed in the summer of 1999 when the word "midichlorian" was first uttered by Liam Neeson (great actor, but he'll NEVER live that one down!)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Occupied Empire?

    by fat bears

    Someone up there suggested a great concept for this show wherein the Empire has taken over and is expanding a la the Nazi push for lebensraum in WWII. All kinds of good storytelling possibilities for smugglers, neutrals caught in the middle, desperate people making bad choices, and my personal favorite intruiging idea is seeing the refugees from the Jedi Purge a la the Jews fleeing Germany. The Diary of Yoda Frank anybody?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I quit the EU...

    by CatVutt

    After suffering through 2/3rds of that "Star by Star", NJO crapfest only to find Chewie dead. The one character that was routinely shafted the most in the damn EU fiction in the first place. Never finished the book. Shoulda killed Luke off long ago, let him do the Obi-Wan thing.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    by fireclown

    IG-88... by Dingbatty Oct 16th, 2007 07:39:01 AM Now there's your protagonist. Hell yeah.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Expanded Universe=Buffyverse=ViewAskewniverse=

    by Pound Sand

    You ain't getting laid-iverse.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    an awesome team

    by A G

    should be assembled to put Star Wars back in it's rightful place at the top of action Sci Fi. They need to do something totally unexpected not this hangover from the prequels shit. Something totally new like, 1 billion years after the Return of the Jedi just something totally and completely its own thing. This way the originals can not be tarnished further and the prequels can be forgotten.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I gotta say

    by KnightEternal

    that discription makes this series sound like complete tripe. :(

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    cowboyone

    by LTChief

    might your other name be...SUPERSHADOW???

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    cowboyone

    by LTChief

    might your other name be...SUPERSHADOW???

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    That's how a Dealer makes his money! On the Come Back!

    by Laserbrain

    You suckers are hooked for the rest of miserable lives. TV shows, DVD boxsets, rereleased 3-D and HD OT. And the merchandise! You'll have to get another house just hold all that useless shit.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Laserbrain ?

    by A G

    Coming from a guy called Laserbrain that's rich! Read the talkback people here are against this TV Show. Lucas needs to face it, after the prequels Star Wars has started to lose it's core audience and there just isn't enough substance to the new film to make the new generations (kids) come back for more. They're all about Harry Potter now.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    For fuk sakes....

    by jimmay

    Enough, repeat: ENOUGH with the "George Lucas raped my childhood" bullsht. Do you know how utterly pathetic you losers sound? If the happiness, or worse, very substance of your childhood is predicated on three damn movies you saw, you truly lead a sad, sad existence. Bitch about the prequels all you want, it's not like there's a lack of valid reasons to do so, but the incessant demonizing of George Lucas is exactly why the world has mocked Star Wars fans for the last three decades--because they're largely compulsive, needy, awkward, yet strangely arrogant little bastards who have devoted a nearly religious attention to an overhyped act of fiction...hmm, kind of reminds me of modern Christians.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Lucas can blow me

    by The Central Scrutinizer

    His God-awful prequels have exhausted all of my patience with him. I hope to never see another Star Wars themed book/film/tv show/comic book/lunch box/action figure/video game. He can take his shitty movies and merchandise and shove them up his ass. He's dead to me.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    this show will be good

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    no matter what.star wars is king.it has everything. if it has aliens i'm there. if it has a depressing feel with the nazi empire keeping all the space citizens down i'm there. if it has storm troopers and clone troopers walking and talking about the latest model of space car i'm there. if it has cool bounty hunters, smuglers and space pirates i'm there. floating cars, hot sexy alien babes and midgets i will deffinately be there. ok no jedi, but maybe one or two jedi will show up. who knows. plus they said they're open to do spinoffs in a recent artical i read. and i bet a sequel show or a pre-pre prequel show isn't out of the question. on another note i liked the droids cartoons. the ones they legiamately releases were ok, but the other ones, that aren't out yet were kinda cool, with boba, darth vader and storm troopers all making appearences. and theres about 5 of them, all put together its about 5 hour and a half to 2 hour movies, plus clone was put together is like 2 hrs and 10 minutes, so you got like 6 star wars movies right there. yes i like star wars and im a geek, but that doesnt mean i havent had girlfriends.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    It'll be like the classic TV series 'Allo 'Allo

    by Fuck The Napkin

    Everyone will sneaking around to steal the Death Star plans off each other, like the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies, and they will end up hidden in a big bratwurst which somehow ends up being mistaken for Darth Vader's cock. I can't wait!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Why is this set between...

    by BicNowler

    ...3 &4? Why limit the scope of what this series can do, & where it can go, when there is a substantial amount of material to work w/ that is either post-Return of the Jedi or pre-Phantom Menace?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Actually

    by BizarroJerry

    The concept of Coruscant came from Lucas, the name came from the novels. And GL liked the look of Aayla Secura when he saw her on the cover of a comic, but probably didn't care about the actual character. But, enough of my silly fanboy corrections... I'm still callin' bullshit on this stuff.<p>This show should be about some fugitive Jedi hiding out and on the run from the Empire, who have also put out a standing order that bounty hunters can hunt them down, too. They try to stay in hiding, find some folks to help them, get involved with the early Rebels, etc. Then, you have a special two-part episode or a cliffhanger where Darth Vader appears and kills some characters. Another special guest starring episode would then have Jimmy Smits show up. And maybe if someone can convince Ewan McGregor to show up, he can be on a very special episode, too. Unfortunately, I have a feeling this will be some theme we weren't expecting at all.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Star Wars - Under World

    by timberwolf4545

    I'd love to see this series FOCUS on some interesting character from the original series. I think it would be incredibly cool for it to be Lando C. You'd be able to explore his rise, his schemes and flirtations with the Empire. You'd also be able to have him occasionally run in to Han Solo and the rebels as well. This just seems way all over the place and contrived. I think if Lucas gave us one character we already LOVED he's be able to pull it off. Padme's second cousin? Lord Poo-bah - please. PS - if it was done with Lando, you could have him flying around in the Millennium Falcon which is a total SILF (spaceship I'd like to f*ck).

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    No lies here. I'll tune in...

    by tylermo

    IF we're lucky. This will be better than at least ep's 1 and 2, and maybe slightly better than ep 3 or Jedi. As for the use of EU characters. I figure it will just be a little nod here and there at best. The Papanoida character? Who cares. Some have argued that there should be more focus on the classic "younger version" characters. Be careful what you ask for, you may get it. Would be nice to see Vader, if scripted along the lines of the OT. And, some Tarkin would be great. As you may recall, a big deal was made about Wayne "Scorpius"(from Farscape) Pygram being Tarkin in ep. 3 including all of those groovy comparison head shots of Pygram and Cushing. In the end, all we got was a distant shot of Pygram as Tarkin that could have easily been cg'd. If we're going to capitalize on some OT goodness, Tarkin and the gradual evolution to the Stormtroopers, TIE's, X-wings, etc. would be the way to go. Boba Fett, if handled well, would be great. All of that said, scripting, writing, directing, and acting has to be superior to everything else. Somebody commented earlier that the acting on the 1978 Battlestar and Buck Rogers was superior to the prequels. Yes, and no. I'm an ardent defender, despite some cheese, of the 78 Battlestar. And yes, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson, Jr., and some of the other guest stars were better in their roles than some of the prequel actors were in their's(i.e. Portman, Christensen, and Lloyd). I'm not saying that Dirk Benedict is an overall better actor than let's say Portman, when looking at her entire body of work. However, almost anybody on the old Battlestar characters exhibited more emotion, and spunk than even some of the good prequel actors. As for Buck Rogers(which was almost 100 percent pure cheese), at least Gil Gerard and a few other actors emoted. I'm not putting G. Gerard over McGregor, Neeson, and McDiarmid. The Gerard comparison is intended more for Portman, Lloyd, and Christensen once again). I'd better stop while I'm ahead. hehe Let the debate begin! *in Ackbar's voice* "And, may the force be with us"

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    F*ck the napkin

    by tylermo

    Nice to hear from a Spinal Tap fan(for those not in the know, the band's manager said, "F#ck the napkin") and an Allo' Allo' fan. The new SW series mirroring AA would be hillarious. If you haven't seen that great 1980's British World War II sitcom(in German-occupied France), check it out.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Fuck the prequels

    by Neo Zeed

    Get Mark Hamill in there training the next generation of heroes. Pod races? Fuck that shit.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    they will have to run Star Wars into the ground like Star Trek

    by Rupee88

    Lucas will milk every penny out of it with series of consistently declining quality/budgets to go along with the inevitably declining ratings over time. TV production values already suck compared to film for the most part, especially with sci-fi/CG stuff. So it is already going to be a big step down from the prequels, which were shittier than the original trilogy. And ESB and ROTJ progressively sucked after starting out with ANH, which was the best of all. You ESB fetishists are wrong, btw. Anyhow, it will be sad to see a once grand concept fade away pitifully over the next couple of decades.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    ...also starring Rex Hamilton as Bib Fortuna

    by pokadoo

    In Color!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Ugh, if Lucas is even remotely involved

    by shitstorm23

    These will suck. Some ideas for a star wars show would be good, but pod races and probably shit dealing with JarJar/other not funny "comedic" relief will be the norm. The prequels are all terrible, bad script, bad acting(by good actors no less), and no continuity with previous trilogy. Holy shit were those a waste of time and money, and this series will be too.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    This might be interesting

    by Bob Dobbs

    if they can keep Lucas away from it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah, if this is a money maker...

    by Kid Z

    ... It'll be followed by Star Wars: The Next Iteration, Star Wars: Death Star Nine, Star Wars: Expeditioner (with a female captain), and finally Millenium Falcon (which, after 2 "refocusings" and steadily declining ratings will be renamed Star Wars: Millenium Falcon in it's fourth and final season). After all that, and with everyone, even hard core geeks, sick of everything Star Wars, JJ Abrams will step in with his Star Wars: Reboot feature film featuring the original characters from the classic series played by hot young stars and starlets from TV shows on the CW network and Nick... but George Lucas will still be overseeing everything as Executive Producer and DAMMIT(!)... Greedo will STILL shoot first!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    THE STAR WARS TV SERIES WILL OWN YOUR ASS!

    by polyh3dron

    Begun, the hype has.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    'cause we all LOVED "Droids" so much...

    by Zardoz

    they're giving us a character from that show! This COULD be really good, and I sincerely hope it is good...I just don't want it to go all "Young Indiana Jones"; Y'know, trying to edumacate us & entertain us at the same time, an' shit!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Prequel and EU Haters. . . .

    by ZeroCorpse

    We get it. You don't like anything but the OT. We got it TEN YEARS AGO when you first started bitching about the prequels. We still get it today. You hate anything that isn't a happy fuzzy memory from your youth. <p> So don't watch it. <p> See how easy that is? DON'T FUCKING WATCH IT. Don't read the EU books, don't watch the TV series or prequels. It's pretty simple, isn't it?<p> The Prequels and EU is not like Whedonites interjecting their cult beliefs into every fucking conversation. This is OPTIONAL. We're not talking about Star Wars EU to people who don't read the EU. We're not talking about the prequels to people who don't like the prequels. We don't have sing-alongs, or wander around calling ourselves some cutesy name (browncoat, scooby, etc.) to decribe our interest in these materials. YOU ARE FREE TO AVOID THIS STUFF, AND WE DON'T TELL YOU "you gotta watch, man! It's the best thing EVER!" <p> You may go watch "Cavemen" or "CSI: Chattanooga" if you so desire. We're not stopping you. <p> For those of us who DO like the EU and prequels, though, this is of interest, and thus we thank Harry for the information.<p> And lest you think the EU is not popular-- I sell books for a living. The Star Wars EU books outsell Star Trek AND Buffy materials combined. Easily. People WILL be watching this. <p> Finally, all you freaks who think "Star Wars = Badass Jedi Fights" can just fuck right off. I'm so sick of the whole idea of transforming Star Wars into some cheapass laser sword rendition of a bad martial arts flick, which is what 90% of the "fan"-made videos online seem to do. Star Wars is NOT just about the fucking Jedi. As far as I'm concerned, they could do a whole series based in the "dark times" and have NO JEDI WHATSOEVER, and it would be a better show for it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I hope the opening credits end like this:

    by hank henshaw

    "and Jar Jar Binks as Himself". I´m not saying Jar Jar should be the main character of the series, but that he should at least appear in every episode. Can you imagine, a digital character winning a Supporting Actor Emmy? It can happen. It will! Now, seriously,George Lucas sucks, and I´ve never really liked Star Wars. I sort of dig Star Wars (or ANH, whatever) and Empire Strikes back, the rest is pure shit.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Another vote for a Han & Chewie show...

    by Abin Sur

    One of the few ideas that wouldn't suck, since there are no freakin' Jedis in this show. Get Nathan Fillion to play Han (PERFECT casting) and Camryn Mannheim as Chewbacca.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Any Jedi?

    by fiester

    Look, a Star Wars property without any Jedi is like a Batman property without any Batman.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    It's All Death Sticks To Me

    by www.valiens.com

    There's a Jar Jar Binks toy that is his giant face with his mouth shaped like an O. It is shaped thus because it's a lollipop holder. You put the stem of the lollipop in Jar Jar's mouth and turn it on and the lollipop spins. So kids can suck face with Jar Jar while sucking a sucker. This type of genius is why the shows already suck.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Star Wars will live on forever!

    by the_man_from_Rio

    and you know it´s true. after the cgi series, there will the live action series, that will be light year ahead of anything on tv....after that, the "Han and Chewie show", and after that, more epic movies, and after that, who knows, but my kid´s kid´s kids will love it!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Needs to go the Caveman route

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    And explore racial issues of today with the Stars Wars backdrop. Lucas set it up in the prequels, it would be sweet.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Han and Chewie SHow...

    by Kid Z

    ...Should be done just like The Tick live series... a sitcom set in New York where everyone stands around or hangs out in a fake-looking diner wearing ludicrous costumes telling bad sitcom jokes and nothing else EVER happens (no action, no FX... just a sitcom). Oh, and Han and Chewie turn out to be gay lovers.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    hechtal

    by Shaw

    i'm cool

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    MESSAGE TO MR. LUCAS...

    by BigBlackDude

    STARWARS: Episode 7 A New Darkness. STARWARS: Episode 8 Battle for the Galaxy STARWARS: Episode 9 The Force Returns This is you're new project George (as producer only of course). I'll be mailing the screenplays to the ranch in a few days. If you hurry you can have the first film ready by 2010. Don't let me down.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Look at how many posts there are!!!

    by Specktron

    They have us already!!!!!! This will be awful. Bet Vader turns up during it, but we just see like the hem of his cloak or something. the Poodoo cometh.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    THESE ARE THE WORST IDEAS FOR A SHOW EVER, BARRING FAT ACTRESS

    by Deus Vult

    Okay guys seriously you want to follow the adventures of a fourth-rate character from a failed cartoon from the mid-80's? no way, not gonna happen, ah-ah. what a really terrible idea! a droids cartoon character as the lead? and we're gonna explore his feelings? here's hoping the little man that lives inside harry's belly was smoking some high-end austin weed.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Politics within the Star Wars Universe

    by Jon E Cin

    I hate the politic plot lines in the new prequels. ALL I want are some laser gun fights, xwing vs tie fighter battles and lightsabre battles. Is that too much to ask?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    George Lucas is still a good idea man, just a terrible...

    by rbatty024

    director. Even during the prequels I could see what he was trying to do, and in anyone else's hands it would have been interesting, but his execution is awful. Watching someone go from an innocent boy to one of the most evil people in the galaxy, that's an interesting idea, but in Lucas's hands it was just shit. Making the Jedi more Buddhist by having them forsake any romantic entanglements, again, an interesting idea with terrible execution. Hopefully he can recognize talent and get people who can actually direct instead of helming this thing himself.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Am I hallucinating or did this just story just get removed?

    by jimmay

    I'd discounted it as probably a fanboy prank like the ones on Superherohype all the time, but maybe this info was legit!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Episode III 1/2 - Shenanigans in the Empire!

    by finky089

    Let's just see it already so we can judge it and fight about how great it is/how much it sucks.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Never mind. . .

    by jimmay

    They just moved the story. Balls.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Will there be HAM in it?

    by finky089

    Perhaps that's just beating an old sow.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Damn you George Lucas

    by Pipple

    my childhood's ass isn't sore enough?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    One things for sure....

    by phaeton

    There'll be alot of shots of spaceships taking off and landing. Hell there won't be enough time for seeing what "makes a character tick" if we ever see a Star Destroyer land (and you know sure as F#@K we'll see that). Maybe we'll see Star Wars: The TV Series Special Edition in 20 years time where the digitally preserved Lucas (in THX) decides to insert more spaceship landing and take-off shots.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Bib Fortuna gotta eat

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Give the guy a break, eh?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I hope it's like Star Wars meets The Wire

    by ebonic_plague

    Hutts out on the corner hustlin the junk-fiend jawas as Imperial troops float by slowly on their land speeders, Darth Ops Vader tearing some general a new asshole at the weekly Imperial COMSTAT and ranting about a mandatory 10% drop in the smuggling rates, Proposition Watto buying slaves for a dollar and selling for two, Lando Bell pretending to go legit with gas mining and starting the A New Hope Co-Op, Ugnaughts cutting product and manicuring credits in the back room, Brother Fett shooting Method Bot in the shoulder and running him off the Mos Eisley Terrace, State Moff Tarkin's shuttle driver getting caught leaving Coruscant with 50 thousand in unmarked credits, Omar2D2 in a trenchcoat gliding through sand dunes at night whistling "Farmer in the Dell"... but most of all I want to see Luke confronting the Emporer and Palpatine just saying, "Sheeeeeeeeeeit."

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    more inter-related gayness from the flabby flanneled one...

    by wimps pimps psychos and sexfiends

    ...Wow there's gonna be more characters that no one cares about and they're related to characters no one cares about either? Where does he come up with these ideas?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    more inter-related gayness from the flabby flanneled one...

    by wimps pimps psychos and sexfiends

    ...Wow there's gonna be more characters that no one cares about and they're related to characters no one cares about either? Where does he come up with these ideas?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    two cents about Prequels' dialogue

    by jameskpolk

    Anakin Skywalker was Supposed to be a geeky, uncomfortable teenager lusting after a an older and much more sophisticated woman. Of course he sounded like a tool. And Padme--having been powerful government official since the age of 12 would have eaten up that kind of attention and given back just like she did. Maybe I'm over-analyzing.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    george needs to move on...

    by apfrance

    I'd love to see George try something non-starwars non-indy for a change, to see if he's got anything else up his sleeve. I'm not as interested in TV ideas, he should be making movies. Maybe he could team with Peter Jackson and Spielberg for the third Tintin movie! I think PJ could really get Lucas back on his game. He could help George make action scenes that really tie into the story, not effects for the sake of effects. (My biggest problem with ROTS... which I mostly liked... the disappointing space battle in the beginning. It looked awesome, but we don't know what started it, how it ended, or have any emotional ties to any of those big ships, or anyone on them, being destroyed. Maybe if we had a better idea of what's going on, a sense of direction... perhaps they would have to break through a line of capital ships to get to Greivous, and lose a major jedi or two in the process. Instead we get buzz droids...ughh.)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Whether Lucas moves on or not. . .

    by jimmay

    Sad, angry, trolling little bastards on the internet will rip apart anything he makes like sick, rabid hyenas. Seriously, I think if I could have the millions and the fame Lucas has made from Star Wars, with the caveat that I'd be painfully aware that shallow, arrogant, lifeless jackasses on the internet let not a spare second of any given 24 hour period go by without ligubriously sobbing about how I've raped their childhoods and snidely snarking about how much more talented they are than me and how they would make better movies if given the chance even though they'll never likely even attempt to do anything outside of the confines of their depressingly menial and ineffectual little existences, I'd rather go poor.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Looks like Uncle George is driving one more nail into the coffin

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Like we need more insight into what makes the characters "feel what they feel"!? Sheeesh! Why couldn't he have been driving Bob Clark's car?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    To ZeroCorpse

    by J-Dizzle

    I love the OT. Love the PT. Love the old cartoons (Droids and Ewoks) Don't care for the EU (except for the games, KOTOR games in particular). And I will watch the TV show and probably love that too. So where do I rank on your shit list?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, midnight CST

    Will there be a character who beats up Jar Jar Binks?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    'Cause there are people who'd like to see that!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    I used to know every line of dialogue by heart

    by Teddy Artery

    But I've given up all that. I'd much rather Lucas got over himself and went straight to working on the oft spoken of, all-talk, no action "dream projects" of his (y'know, the movies that won't make any money... all highly experimental...blah, blah, blah...?)... feh. Boba Feh.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but I wanted the Young Han & Chewie Adventures

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...complete with the Millenium Falcon and all that smuggling shit, and dealing with gangster bounty hunter types. ...but I guess I'll watch it anyway, even with the f-ing pod race crap.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Kung Fu...

    by Boromir187

    I always envisioned a TV series taking place after ROTJ with Luke nomadically traveling the galaxy dispensing justice, ala the TV show Kung Fu. C-3P0 and R2-D2 would tag along, naturally. Hamill would do it in a heartbeat and it would be a good way to work around not having the rest of the cast, aside from maybe a few episodes here and there if you could con Ford, Fisher, and Mayhew to pop up a couple of times a season. Then, of course, you could eventually have him setting up a new Jedi academy. Anyway, it'd be a great way to keep costs down and still have some old "serial style" fun.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    SHUTTLEPOD, check out Lard Biscuit's website

    by deathbird

    He's the fellow who wrote those infamous prequel dissertations. Evidently, we're not the only ones who fancy ROTJ the nadir of the series.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Why do we care?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Two great movies, four lousy to mediocre ones. Alien did the same thing. At what point do you give up on the franchise?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    I'll believe it when I see it

    by tendermelon

    that doesn't mean I don't want to see this though

  • incorrect. You can watch Star Wars originals now and it is still really great. The prequels are not. They ARE NOT. Accept this, YOU are blinded by childhood obsession not us. We have moved on and expect decent, well executed film making. YOU do not. Hence your blind acceptance of the awful prequel trilogy. What was stopping them being better than the Lord of the Rings films ? Or even the Harry Potter films ? Nothing, thy could have hired THE best writers, THE best directors, THE best. They did not, they "yessed" Lucas' reputation away and half of their established fan base. So now the TV series. What's to stop it being better than Lost, The Sopranos, 24 ? Nothing. They COULD hire the best writers, the best directors, the BEST. But they won't. Everyone will keep "yessing" Lucas and it will all end up a vaguely interesting third rate disaster bordering on prequel quality entertainment. IMAGINE THE PREQUELS, BUT WITH LESS SPECIAL EFFECTS. IMAGINE THE PREQUELS, WITH AT LEAST 100 HOURS OF CONFIRMED EPISODES. 100 EPISODES DEDICATED TO PREQUEL SIDE CHARACTERS !!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Oh one more thing..

    by A G

    ...Remember in the prequels when the horrible side characters had useless exchanges ? The clones discussing the battle, Bail Organa and Wedge talking on the ship in Revenge of the Sith ? Imagine that for one hour. No, A HUNDRED one hours.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by Darth Scourge

    The idea of SW on the small screen has always worried me. The essence of SW should always be giant iconic theatrical grandeur.... not weekly TV drama. Well... it might be cool... but I really hope they don't put too much of the F**KING PISS POOR Expanded Universe garbage into this show.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    100 Hours of Lucas Romance

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Hopefully we will have more touching moments like Darth Vader rolling on the hills with Padme. Could you imagine Bobba Fett's akward first date? The Blue Elephant accidently asking two girls out the same night and trying to be two places at once? How about General Akbar spawning? It's a gold mine I tell ya.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I was hoping for Quinlan Vos.

    by Valkyrie_Lenneth

    That is all.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I've said it before...

    by Rakafraker

    Lucas has learned his lesson. He wants to please the fanboys, but still pick up new viewers. He has admitted that he doesn't know as much about SW as some of the fans. He's said that he just wants to make it higher quality (more movie-like methinks) than anything else on TV right now. <p>The prequels are to show how things were so great before. We know that things ain't so great post-AOTC into ROTS, and this show is gonna chronicle the decay up to ANH. I'm all for it. <p> As much as haters wanna get it on about Lucas being a money grubber, remember that he is fronting the coin for a full season (before even being picked up and sponsored!), so that the series can be tweaked to a certain level of satisfaction. It is a business, after all. As much as we would like it to be made out of the sweet gooieness of love, the facts are that is has to make a return on investment.<p>I'll be watching.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    The Death Star Plans?

    by Ingeld

    I can believe a lot of way out stuff in order to watch SW, but there is only one set of plans for a spaceship the size of a small moon? Who the hell worked on it? A single engineer/architect? There must be plans for this thing all over the galaxy. Can you imagine the endless team meetings and sub project deadlines of hundreds of thousands of designers and engineers? Can you imagine the e-mails?! "No, no we can't put the GNDN tubes here, because the interior designers say it will not allow for a window overlooking C35h Hanger Bay on Deck 4c78-9 in the SW quadrent of the lower hemisphere. And they don't care if we don't meet our 345th benchmark for the fourth quarter deadline of our fifth planning year. Oh, well we better plan a meeting. Check everyone's schedule."

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    If I could go back in time

    by hallmitchell

    I would not have the prequels made. All bad films. Now seeing though the T.V. Series is going ahead. Let's get some directors. My wish list. 1. James Cameron 2. Peter Jackson 3. Adam Jones from Tool 4. Kevin Smith 5. Rob Zombie.