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It’s Pilot Season And George Lucas Has Begun Casting His Live-Action STAR WARS Series!!

I am – Hercules!! “A lot of my friends have been auditioning for it,” “Damages” star Rose Byrne told MTV during the “Knowing” junket. “It” is George Lucas’ looming live-action “Star Wars” TV series, set between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” According to MTV’s story, the series will focus on the rise of the rebel alliance. Byrne, you’ll recall, replaced Keira Knightly in the Amidala entourage in “Attack of the Clones.” So which newly available actors and actresses should Lucas be looking at? Some the dead and soon to be dead girls from “Lost”? One suspects a good chunk of the casts of “Friday Night Lights,” “Life,” “Knight Rider,” and “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” could soon be available. Adrianne Palicki as Han’s snotty older sister? Selma Blair as a Wookie slaver? James Spader as the harried mayor of Coruscant City? Find all of MTV’s story on the matter here.

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  • March 10, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Life was cancelled?

    by runrun

  • March 10, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Finally. The Rock Has Come BACK....

    by bigbaldpapa

    No, but seriously. I cannot wait to see how this turns out!

  • March 10, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to it

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Who gives a fuck?

  • March 10, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    jar jar!

    by yubnubrocks

    I'm hoping Lucas focuses the show on Jar Jar...

  • March 10, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    That's Cool

    by proper

    I've enjoyed the cartoon so there may be hope for this.I hope they don't stoop to having entire episodes on a ship with a broken hyperdrive or that sort of thing....I won't lie,I'll watch it even if it is crap.........Cedric Daniels as a Jedi.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    who knows what to expect

    by red_weed

    as long as it's not as kiddy as the clone wars cartoons...

  • March 10, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Life was cancelled.

    by technotranceporter

    Man, that is fucking DEEP! John Locke as John Locke.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Prop Joe as Jabba the Hut

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Oh snap!

  • March 10, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    friday night lights

    by smutpeddlar

    i hope none of the friday night lights cast,need another season

  • March 10, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Katee Sackhoff for female bounty hunter

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'd do her.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Friday Night Lights close to renewal

    by Jor-El23

    According to EW...but only if they get a two season pick-up...I don't know if that would be full 22 episode seasons or the half season of 12 we're getting now. Either way that would be awesome.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    "force"d alliance

    by nomimes

    About two years ago I think I remember hearing something about this project attempting to get underway. I found that a bunch of people were trying to 'professionally' entice Lucas to use new blood to bring the live action series to life. After searching around I found this short film which after congratulating the creators turned out to be one of the front runners of this live action series. turned out not to go anywhere but its great to hear that lucas is starting this up again.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I don't hold out much hope for this

    by jimmy_009

    EVERYTHING Star Wars lately has been utter SHIT. This will probably follow suit.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Gee wiz George, how about something a bit more original...

    by evilseabass

    For example, how about something that takes place AFTER episode 6 for a change! I like to think that I speak for more than myself when I say this, but I'm really getting sick of the stories about this time-line because WE ALREADY KNOW HOW IT ENDS!!! Move on already. Darth Vader dies at the end, the rebellion succeeds! Got it. What happens next?

  • March 10, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Lucas' top choice for the lead is

    by Jax

    A 2x4. Search your feelings, you know this to be true.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    COULD soon be available

    by Symposium

    Read the damn words people!

  • March 10, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Doomsday from Smallville

    by Drath

    Didn't the same actor play Darth Vader's apprentice in one of the games? Is that set in the same time period? He's the right age to be a bad ass in a show like this and he's so far been good on Smallville. Is this a possible crossover? Also I hope Sarah Connor doesn't get cancelled!

  • March 10, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    sounds good

    by Titus05

    perfect time period for the TV series...the time between Sith and New Hope should be very dark and filled with cool Siths and hope for the future with the beginning of the Rebel alliance...although I heard it won't make it to TV until 2010 at the earliest

  • March 10, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by gruntybear

    Now that's what I call podracing. Need I go on?

  • March 10, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    It makes me sad that I'm not happy about this

    by br1947

    Has a great premise, but since Last Crusade, every single thing Lucas has done has been total utter shit. I really wish Lucas would step away and hand it over to Timothy Zahn or Kevin J Anderson. Their novels captured the spirit of the original movies, they could do a much better job than what's left of Lucas.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Emmerson Cod as Chewbacca's father!

    by MrD

  • March 10, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by Jax

    No, you hath said enough.

  • March 10, 2009, 9 p.m. CST


    by DivisionPost

    They're aiming for "at least" two 13-episode seasons, and inside sources for both EW and E! Online say that it's looking very good so far. Fingers crossed.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    With "Clone Wars" I know the clones will turn on the Jedi, so I don't like them. I know Anakin betrays Obi Wan so I don't like him. I know anakin's padawan gets killed, so I don't want to get attached to her. It just doesn't work well when you know what fate awaits your characters. How will this not be a problem with the new series? That said, It had damn well better be "The Adventures of Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron"

  • March 10, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    How about an Indiana Jones animated series

    by lockesbrokenleg

    like the Clone Wars?

  • March 10, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by phoenixmagida5th


  • March 10, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Titus05 how fast do yo

    by lostbat

    and please no kids stories.......

  • March 10, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Darth Vader as an evil 'Yojimbo'.


    I think that would make a better series. Having Vader hunt down the remaining Jedi out in the galaxy, with close encounters with Kenobi. I think he shouldn't have an easy time of it either.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    This takes me back to an episode 3 contest by Quint

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Remember that contest?

  • March 10, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST think they make the 1st episode....

    by lostbat

    2010?...think premiere January 2011 together with Jack Bauer in one package....

  • March 10, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Man I hope shit shit is entirely in Wookie

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    cause Kenny Fuckin Powers needs something to watch when he eats pot brownies and snorts ludes.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    George Lucas has the smallest balls in Hollywood

    by American Mythos

    Ney, he has no balls. He spent twenty years tampering with the original to be re-released in the '90s as the "Special Edition". Then he made the prequels which, in the long run, were devoid of any tension whatsoever, as ALL prequels usually are (you already know what happens in the end). And everything thereafter has been set in the prequelverse. Why doesn't he strap on some damn balls and do a sequel trilogy? I mean, if I have to hear of another Star Wars, I'd rather it be a sequel than Lucas going back to the same dry well to chizzle away at the rocky bottom. What, was Palpatine the only badass power-tripper in the universe? There were no more threats to confront after him? Or did Lucas hate his creation so much he had to bastardize it for 3 excrutiating films and several animated turds? Does Lucas think this show will actually survive after one season? The only way that will happen is if he turns it into a kids show on ABC family, like Power Rangers. Kids will watch anything.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    ....that was just a dream......

    by lostbat

  • March 10, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Has Lucas just said No to post Ep 6 stuff ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Personally more interested in seeing what happened afterwards, Zahn etc had a good go at it.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Science Fiction? : 2011 - New Star Trek TV Series

    by lostbat

    It will eat Star Wars. Count on it!!

  • March 10, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Holiday Special The Series!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 10, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Oh boy, everybody loves prequels!

    by TenThousandBears

    Especially when they're forced by the narrative to be almost completely about characters who can't affect the outcome of the story arc at all - 'cos we know who the main protagonists are already and what happens to them. Still, with any luck most of the episodes will be based on Tatoinne, are we'll get to see some hard core moisture farming!

  • March 10, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Since BSG is ending...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...why don't you grab up some of the finest actors and actresses in Sci-Fi television history for this project?

  • March 10, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Hard to comment on this...

    by BizarroJerry

    ...when we don't really know what the show will be about. All we have is vague hints.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    This should be an adventure show

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Follow a couple of characters like Han and Chewie, smugglers or whatever, keep out comedy, keep it dark while still being fun. You know we'll all watch no matter what. And you know this will suck badly.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Star Wars The Reality Series

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 10, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by American Mythos

    I'd rather actors from BSG -- a good show -- not be associated with this. I say that because BSG created real tension and intrigue. You don't quite know where the story is going and it's exciting (most times) to watch it unfold. Like TenThousandBears said, this show will be about characters and events that won't be allowed to affect the outcome of the story arc. For all the disappointed BSG fans who want nothing but space battles, special effects, and worthless characters, this one's for them.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Sawyer(Lost) as Tramp Freighter Pilot

    by jonsnow

    I think Sawyer fron Lost would make a great tramp freighter captain.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg - I want that too

    by FamousEccles

  • March 10, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Edward James Olmos as grizzly Rebel Commander

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 10, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Locke, Sawyer, Desmond and Sun

    by FamousEccles

    should be in it

  • March 10, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Meet The Palpatines

    by theDORK

    Take it a step further. The Star Wars reality/comedy prequel series focusing on the Palpatine family: father Greg Palpatine, his wife Jennifer, the kids Enos and Ammonia. 8 year old Enos grows up to start a political career leading to...oh fuck it. At least I know when to stop. George will probably read this and run with the concept, so I'd better not add more.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Anything has to be better than more Clone Wars

    by SpyGuy

    So this is STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE meets the Rebel Alliance? Will it have a lame ballad in the opening credits instead of the John Williams theme music?

  • March 10, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This has absolutely nothing to do with Star Wars...

    by BigMick

  • March 10, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    LUCAS! No big names please.

    by walfrid

    Just have someone other than George Lucas cast a good group of unknown actors who actually have some damn talent. Cause then you wouldn't have egos that will get to big if the show is quality and stays popular. Cause you could have lil side cameo appearance by current members of the SW universe, and that'd be awesome. Listen to Patton Oswalt, "we don't need to see where everything we love came from", just show us new stuff to love please.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    There was an early rumor about Madonna in it

    by br1947

    anyone heard more on that? I hope to hell it's not true. As for BSG folks... please no. It needs to be unknowns like the original trilogy. Adding 'names' like SLJ, Ewan McGregor, and Liam Neeson did not help the prequels (although they were some of the only good parts)

  • March 10, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The new show by Lucas

    by Jax

    What do you get when you pair up a sith lord and underling to the ruler of the galaxy and a chimpanzee? It's "Vader and the Bear"! Follow Darth Vader and his monkey friend the Bear as they take one madcap voyage across the galaxy! The crazy misadventures of this zany duo is great fun for the whole family! This fall on FOX!

  • March 10, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    This has absolutely nothing to do with Star Wars but....

    by BigMick

    With all the talk about BSG popping up in this talkback and what's going to happen with all those actors. <p> This is something that myself and my brother have though of since we started trying to write a spec script for a fourth X-Men movie. This makes sense within the context of our story since we manage to find a way to keep Cyclops alive. Anyways, we think Jamie Bamber who currently play Apollo on BSG would be an absolutely perfect replacement for James Marsden in the series as Cyclops. What do you guys think, good or bad move? <p> Also, this sounds like a really dumb idea for a TV series. At least set it in the times after episode 6, make it about the people trying to rebuild the republic, Luke Skywalker rebuilding the jedi council, Han Solo and Chewbacca continuing the be awesome. That would be something worth watching!

  • March 10, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Matthew Fox as weepy but hunky X Wing pilot

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 10, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    This will be goofy.

    by fiester

    And for kids. Watch and see. Just like The Clone Wars cartoon. <p> I would not be expecting anything as gritty or fresh of the latest incarnation of BSG. <p> In all likelihood it will be simply terrible, painful watching.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Lando Calrisian, Space Detective.

    by Jax

    And just one cooool cat.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    It will be gritty!

    by TenThousandBears

    Like sand! Sand isn't soft. I hate sand. You're soft though, can I smell your hair?

  • March 10, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Has the potential

    by XoanonTORN

    A series like this has the potential to be all kinds of awesome..but will mostly suck with GL in charge. <p> I met him once, mind you, but he was a bit of a douch.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Actually, Lucas has cited BSG as an inspiration for this series

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Which is highly ironic considering all the lawsuits over the original series. I have a good feeling about this. And I've enjoyed Clone Wars quite a bit--not perfect, but not bad either.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Either do pre-Ep. 1 or post-Ep.6

    by SnowDogs

    Either show Yoda when he was like 90 years old and there's nobody else we'd know, or show after Luke, Han, and Leia are dead. Tell us stories where we don't already know how it ends. (Yoda at 90 was like 800 years before Episode 1--who knows what happened back then?)

  • March 10, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    I did NOT know Rose Byrne was in Amidala's posse

    by tylerzero

    Now I do, and knowing is half the battle.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed...

    by MichaelCorleone

    If they are considering that video game as part of the official storyline then I would imagine we would see Starkiller as Vader's apprentice. Rumor is that actor, who plays Doomsday on Smallville will be leaving the show soon. I would certainly watch a show based on this character. They would need to show the massive force powers he has though. My only thought though is the fact that this character's story has basically been told in the game already. Regardless, there should be some jedi or sith action. I don't want to see young Han or Luke as a kid growing up. Knowing Lucas, that's exactly what we're gonna get.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Last chance. Seriously.

    by Daredrummer

    <p>Star Wars. One of my most beloved things of all time. I'm 34, so Star Wars and Empire were pure mainline magic to me.</p> <p>Sadly, like alot of people, I'm extremely close to just writing it off forever. But I don't want to. There's some tiny, irrepressible part of me that still wants to love Star Wars, but that stubborn bastard Lucas seems intent on personally keeping me from doing so.</p> <p>There were parts of ROTS that got extremely close. To me, it was the only one of the prequels that actually felt like it belonged up there with the originals. Looking at it in a fair way, I have just as many issues with Jedi as I do Sith. But that's an argument for another forum.</p> <p>Anyway, sometimes, something will come along, like the FIRST Clone Wars animated, or the KOTOR games, that make me see that glimmer, that hope of something Star Wars that can still be new AND awesome.</p> So, this, in my mind, is Lucas' last chance to really redeem alot of the damage he's wreaked with people in my "demographic" by unabashedly turning the franchise into a Disney-feeling mess. I know, I doesn't "matter", but I think alot of folks are in with me on this.</p> <p>But, I'll say that I have read that this is the goal...make the show serious...targeted at the original fanbase...something akin to an HBO style series. So. I'm going to try and keep an open mind about this. At least it's not rows or Droids shooting at rows of Clones for an hour.</p> <p>Because I WANT to like Star Wars again. That's all...</p>

  • March 10, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    If there is no Vader this show will fail

    by johnnyg korrupt

    Lucas is notorious for not giving fans what they want to see. Let us see Bobba Fett slaying the jedi? Nope Let us see young Vader kicking jedi ass? NOPE If there are no classic characters in this it will fail with dismal ratings. Nobody wants to see new characters. We want to see Vader and the emporer. Lucas has the option...give the fans what we want to see and it could possibly be the highest rated program of all time. Don't do it and you got another Young Indy on your hands

  • March 10, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    ....can't they do a fucking SEQUEL instead of fucking PREQUELS?!

    by Mike_D


  • March 10, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    AS long

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    as it is aimed at adults, an HBO sort of galactic Deadwood/Sopranos deal, dealing with Boba and the bounty hunters, touring the underbellys of the galaxies shit holes, it will rule. Even you haters would jump on board with that. Maybe. However its more likey to be based around some good looking rebel allaince twat. I don't care Ill watch the fuck out of it anyway, I LIKED the prequels.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Yoda as an ass-kicker.

    by Daredrummer

    <p>Just wanted to point out that if there's one thing Empire Strikes Back taught us, it's that Yoda is a physical, dexterous, athletic ass-kicker that will whip out the lightsaber and do some Nightcrawler-style acrobatics on some Sith at a moments notice.</p> <p>At least that was MY impression from Dagobah.</p>

  • March 10, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Wasn't there

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    a rumour that it would be a more "adult" show at one point?

  • March 10, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford

    by Nuck81

  • March 10, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford

    by Nuck81

    How did they ever get him to agree to do that holiday special?

  • March 10, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by Daredrummer

    <p>My initial thoughts on The Clone Wars CGI show was "if they are going to do CGI, why not do post-Jedi? It addresses the aging issue with the originals, and it's new story as well..."</p> <p>Really, it's the perfect way to go post-6 unless you go with an old cast or jump past them entirely.</p>

  • March 10, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    holy shit

    by JLo

    I hope it's good but I've almost given up on Lucas all together.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by Daredrummer


  • March 10, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Titus05

    January 2011?...Jack Bauer will have had his final day before heard it here first, next season will be the last for 24

  • March 10, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Rather stab out my own eyes

    by Kobaal

    There's no way this will be good. You know it to be true.<p> Let the grieving process run its course and just let it go.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I would like to see a Scottish--

    by DrunkyMcLush

    --Jedi with a plaid lightsaber.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Lorenzo Lamas!

    by BadMrWonka

    for anything!!

  • March 10, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    The Rock as Grando Calrissian

    by c4andmore


  • March 10, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    You know this show is gonna get a lot of attention...

    by bigbaldpapa

    Good or bad. Big talkbacks usually only happen with things that end up making a load of money in Hollywood. This talkback is already exploding and the show is only in casting stages. I expect to see this show do well. This show and the animated Clone Wars will serve as the springboards for Lucas to FINALLY pass the torch to tell other stories in other eras of the Star Wars Univers.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    lucas should learn from star trek

    by robamenta

    if youre going to do scifi on tv, you need singing space hippies and a scene where the main hero has a midget ride him like a pony.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by JLo

    if Lucas does not do a good job with this it will not last long. I think the fans have had enough of shitty star wars.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Episodes 7-9 Instead Please George!!

    by genrefanboy

    Everyone wants those not another low budget green screen everywhere TV series. Or at least throw us a bone and give us a movie between Eps3-4 call it Ep3.5 and show us Vader slaughtering the rebel alliance. No-one is waiting for a SW TV series trust the fans on this one George. The same ones who did not see your SW cartoons will not see this. Fox even rejected your Clone Wars movie as they knew the demand was just not there. Or how about give Harrison Ford a big profit share only payday to play Han Solo again as he would be interested if you promise to kill his character off like you should have in ROJ!

  • March 10, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by bigbaldpapa

    I hear that. I happen to like the Clone Wars. For the platform it is delivered on and who it is marketed to, it is a pretty decent serial. We can see in the stories that he is letting go of the reigns and trusting other people in his universe. I like getting to know the clones and it makes it THAT much more devastating when their hard-wired programming makes them turn on the Jedi in Ep3. Lucas is getting old and Star Wars has the potential to be "forever". So much can be done with stories done by other riders. Like mentioned somewhere above, Timothy Zahn captured that feeling. Hopefully an aging Lucas will let go and let others continue the work.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Can we just have Knights of the Old Republic?

    by DarthBakpao

    Or some stories set years after Return of the Jedi? It is just not fun anymore when we already know what fate awaits those characters

  • March 10, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by picardsucks


  • March 10, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Knights of the Old Republic would be the best.

    by bigbaldpapa

    I think fans would be more for a show that COMPLETELY seperates itself from the time period of the film. In Star Wars there will always be Jedi and the Darkside, but if they shifted time periods to characters that nobody knows then they have a completely malleable world to work with. One of the things that does bother me about the prequels and the Clone Wars series is that it is bound by what we already know. Take the timeline a couple thousand years into the past or a few hundred years after RotJ and run a story from there. THAT would be GREAT!!

  • March 10, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Christian Fucking Bale as a Jedi

    by lockesbrokenleg

    What fucking don't you understand Obi wan! What the fuck is it with you Yoda!

  • March 10, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    The Force Unleashed STORYLINE

    by GavinVanDraven

    must be a central part of this series. MUST.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Oh.. and KoTOR is going MMORPG

    by bigbaldpapa So unless they coincide a show with the game....

  • March 10, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by JLo

    yeah I like clone wars too, I just can't bring myself to watch them anymore. I was suprised for sure when I first started watching, just for some reason I just can't get motivated to keep tuning in.<p>like someone said earlier if they put Vader in this I think it would be a hit. But I just don't think he'll do that. It would make sense cause he was the main bad guy before ANH. Leia knew who he was he was infamous.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST


    by bigbaldpapa

    I have two boys ages 5 and almost 4. I have a built in excuse to TiVO The Clone Wars and buy the toys lol.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    somehow the best elements from the holiday

    by robamenta

    special need to be incorporated into this...bea arthur! harvey corman! lumpy!

  • March 10, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by JLo

    Well that makes sense. I think the Clone Wars has that same great pace and excitment that the OT had. That pace was lost on the PT. I'm glad to see that returned to SW. I guess I don't watch as much cause it does feel geared more toward a younger audience.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    IG-88: The Series

    by yodaismyhomie

    If the show followed IG-88 from his creation up to where he ends up in that scrap pile in Cloud City, I would watch it.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    It will probably be Forced Unleashed the series

    by atalcot

    Since Lucas approved it as "canon" for the founding of the rebels. Then again, he may focus it on Jar-Jar just to screw with everyone.

  • March 10, 2009, 11 p.m. CST


    by JLo

    he's got to deliver the goods on this or it's over. Actually for most people it's been over for a long time.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by JLo

    he's got to deliver the goods on this or it's over. Actually for most people it's been over for a long time.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Vader in a video game?

    by JLo

    but not on a show about the rebellion?

  • March 10, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    The Sarah Connor Chronicles

    by Series7

    God I hope not. Keep those actors away from each other. Everyone is SO boring and unemotive I'm not sure who's a Terminator anymore, in fact the Terminator girl actually has the most personality out of the whole cast.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Who knew Sarah Conner led such a dull life?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 10, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Have we ever received confirmation on Fett?

    by GregoryHarbin

    22 year old Kiwi Dan Logan would be great as an up-and-coming bounty hunter. At least have him on as a recurring character.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Star Wars : the Grando Calrissian Chronicles

    by Gorgomel

  • March 10, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Alright, this is the last chance, for the millionth time

    by Prossor

    if lucas fucks ups ONE more time, i'll be left with no choice... but to keep eating up all of his shit he shovels down my throat.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I was performing at Lucas' AFI

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    And I was bullshitting with Shattner backstage before I came out after him. I said to him: "If you give me 20 bucks I'll go slap Lucas for you." He almost screwed up his lines at rehearsal. I would've done it too.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Life was cancelled???!?!?!!

    by Russman

    Nooooooooooooooo!!! What the hell? When did that happen. Shit! Love that show.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    sorry but i was done with star wars after

    by phoenixmagida5th

    Episode 3. I know the whole story now. So I ain't going back to it until lucas decidses to show me something after episode 6 and not stories that won't matter and characters I can give a rasts ass about that aren't in the main movies anyway that don't change the outcome of the end of the empire. Show me the new jedi order and the new republic and the further adventures of luke damn it

  • March 10, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    sorry but i was done with star wars after

    by phoenixmagida5th

    Episode 3. I know the whole story now. So I ain't going back to it until lucas decidses to show me something after episode 6 and not stories that won't matter and characters I can give a rasts ass about that aren't in the main movies anyway that don't change the outcome of the end of the empire. Show me the new jedi order and the new republic and the further adventures of luke damn it. Anyone who watches this deserves what they get just like rhianna for going back with o.j.'s padawan

  • March 10, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    The Porkins Chronicles.

    by gotilk

    That has to be it.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ

    by boogy110

    George lucas is wringing every fucking dollar he can out of this Starwats bullshit. Lets Face it guys, SW died in 1984.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Are Scorpius and Jothee of Farscape still attached to this?

    by Shermdawg

  • March 10, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    James Spader?

    by TheMarineBiologist

    This... sounds... awesome...<p> They really do need to get Spader. That would probably make my life.

  • March 10, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    If they did something for after 6

    by BLWiseass

    I always thought Jamie Bamber from BSG could play Luke Skywalker's kid or something. For some reason he reminds me of Jedi era Luke.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    Yeah, I gotta agree with you for the most part... Empire (and Raiders) was Lucas' greatest work. Like you, I personally liked much of Sith - kinda on par with Jedi which is also uneven but enjoyable. <P> The only thing I'd add is that while the original trilogy is sacred, like today, much of the SW spin off stuff back then was weak. People get all upset over Clone Wars, but if one looks back there were shitty Ewoks and Droids cartoons that came way too late after the conclusion of the original trilogy... and those Ewok live action MOWs were no great hell either. <P> So really not much had changed.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by apersonofinterest

    I would like to see the Captain of the Serenity in the new Star Wars TV Show instead of that terrible detective shop, Castle. It just ain't right. But then I saw Captain Sisko from DS9 on Zack and Cody or iCarley

  • March 11, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    My Two Lobots

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I'd like to see the story of a young Imperial who aspires to be a tie fighter pilot. Perhaps he becomes disenfranchised and joins up with the fledgling Rebellion after witnessing Imperial atrocities. Of course this guy is Han Solo.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Clone Wars

    by 0007

    Herc, why the zero amount of Clone Wars coverage the past five months?! It's hands-down the best show on television, and I don't recall that you've ever once reported on any of the new episodes.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    good to hear that progress is being made

    by Gungan Slayer

    Rumors have indicated that Danial Logan would reprise his role as Boba Fett, of course, that was several years ago, but I for one am fine with that notion. It's good to hear that progress is being made on this show, and hopefully, it will turn out well. Also, people, please stop talking about how "fucking awesome" The Force Unleashed was and how the show should be based on the game. It a retarded piece of shit, ok? Yeah, it was a fun game, but let's move on and forget it about it, ok? It doesn't need to be a tv show.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Also, I really hope the series shows some positvie Imperial aspe

    by Gungan Slayer

    Something that the Clone Wars has completely failed to do is to show the CIS's point of view in an accurate manner. Why are the separating from the Republic? What are their beliefs? Remember, the opening scroll for episode III said that there "heroes on both sides" yet, thus far, I've only seen the Republic win battles, while the Separatists are always portrayed as stupid, bumbling fools, who are evil for evil's sake. The live action series MUST SHOW people WHO BELIEVE in the EMPIRE, because there were many that did. It would also be nice to show the POSITIVE things the Empire brought to the Galaxy, because it wasn't all just terror and destruction.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    The Clone Wars...

    by elwood_p_dud

    is a vapid boring shit-fest designed to sell toys to 8 year olds, with atrocious boring animation and lackluster story lines. Lucas needs to turn this shit over to someone who gives a fuck. That fat chinless bastard needs to take get out.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Han Solo's Father!

    by Tom_Bombadil

    He could build on his Serenity character. Castle will get canceled soon enough. It's getting bad reviews and it hasn't even come out yet. Bad sign. I think Lucas should do Episodes 7-9 too. Maybe he will change his mind. Hopefully Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamil wont have retired or died by the time Lucas decides to get around to it though.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Damn you Lucas!

    by FrodoFraggins

    I just gave up on this franchise after seeing Menace at the theaters. That movie just killed it for me and I had no interest in seeing the other prequels at the theaters and don't own any of them on DVD. At this point it would take a kick ass showrunner and an awesome cast to get me to tune in. But it sounds like Lucas is running the show, so I guess I'll have to wait til he dies to see an interesting new Star Wars show/movie.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Summer Glau! Choose the character. Go ahead. Choose!

    by sighborg

    Seriously. Summer Glau could play any character in the Star Wars universe. She's got the multiethnic look, she can be human or nonhuman. And she kicks ass. What character should she play?

  • March 11, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    What would make me interested is:

    by FrodoFraggins

    A little bit of Hensons creature shop, as in the good animatronics on farscape and not the lame ones. Hell, getting David Kemper to help out the showrunner and getting Wayne Pygram to play Tarkin wouldn't hurt either.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Cast everyone from HEROES!!!!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Because the show will probably have just as many flaws!

  • March 11, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Star Wars; 24- Style

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    I've got it all planned out; the pilot episode begins Luke and Obi Wan leaving the farm after finding baconated Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. They head off to Mos Eisley cantina.<p> The next 6 episodes will be a shot of the guys riding in the landspeeder until they reach the cantina.<p> Episode 8 they meet Han and make the deal for passage.<p> The next 4 years worth of episodes will be everyone in the Falcon on the way to the nearest moon when their FTL drives break.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    The Clone Wars Rule! We need more coverage here...

    by Sith Witch

    This past episode almost moved me to tears with how well the emotional undercurrents of the clones Waxer and Boil, and the little girl Numa were so delicately handled. Give me more!

  • March 11, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Nero: The Time Traveling TV Show Critic

    by oh_riginal

    "George Lucas was a great man... but that was another life." DUN, DUUUUN!

  • March 11, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    It's going to be Dancing with the Stars or American Idol

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    set at Jabba's pad. Search your feelings, you know it's true.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Summer Glau in Leia's metal bikini

    by Gorgomel

    make it happen George and I will forgive you for Jar Jar Binks!

  • March 11, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    C3PO is a Cylon!

    by Gorgomel

    and he has a plan!

  • March 11, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    The Lobot Chronicles

    by LeeMajors

    Summer Glau as Mrs. Lobot

  • March 11, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Tony Shaloub is: Colonel Khaddafi

    by Barabbas

  • March 11, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    So what?

    by Powerring

    The last truly great SW he made was TESB. After that, it was a cruel downward slope into a pile of steaming sith.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Boomer and all the other spare number 8's

    by Taking_it_up_the_exhaust_port

    Could be a race of naked female Juddi warriors, that feature all the time, in every episode..... I'd watch that.... I'd watch that a lot!

  • March 11, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    CSI: Cloud City

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    Lobot and his crew solve crimes and keep Cloudians safe using the latest hi-tech forensics. <p> In his off-duty life, Lobot plays tetris on his head piece and has a friendly rivaly with Zorba the Hutt to see who can get the top score of all time!

  • March 11, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Zemeckis + Zahn = Win

    by enderandrew

    Zemeckis can do mo-cap CGI really well, and just gets better and better at it. The only way to do Episodes 7,8,9 is to go so far in the future it is all new characters (and why bother, especially since so much of the future is mapped out in the novels) or you do feature the characters we want to see (Luke, Han, Leia, Wedge, Lando, Chewie, and mother-fucking-R2D2) with the original actors doing mo-cap but appearing younger via the magic of animation.<p>Film the Zahn trilogy. Call the Zahn trilogy 7,8,9. Lucas would never sign off on anyone else creating official episodes when he didn't create the story, except that Zahn worked very closely with Lucas on his trilogy, and it is fucking incredible.<p>Who doesn't want to see Thrawn, Karrde, Mara Jade, C'boath, etc. on the big screen?

  • March 11, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    and we should be excited why?

    by obi12kenobi

    the best thing to happen to star wars since the end of rotj is the 2d animated shorts on cartoon network directed by genndy tartakovsky of dexter's lab fame

  • March 11, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    This does not bode well.

    by Breotan

    Lucas has assraped the franchise and will undoubtedly do so to the series. People will watch it anyway.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    redshirt: regarding Ashoka's fate (The Clone Wars series)

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    How do we know what her fate is? The character never appeared in Episode III. For all we know, she quits being a Jedi by the end of The Clone Wars series; or she goes into hiding during the Jedi massacre. Heck, the character could show up in this live-action Star Wars series for a guess appearance.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Just leave it dead, George

    by StarskyandHushky

    Don't parade the mangled corpse of Star Wars through the streets. Sure, people will come and see what the broo-ha-ha is about, but they will leave disgusted and sad.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Kristen Bell needs work

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 11, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Knight Rider cancelled?

    by Thoreau

    Loved that show, he he.. whose with me?

  • March 11, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    who are they gonna cast as Jar Jar?

    by geek molester

    Dane Cook?

  • March 11, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    It will focus on teenagers and it will SUCK

    by Ray Gamma

    The main characters will be good-looking American actors working out their romantic relationships on Tatooine.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Um, didn't Star Wars focus on Teenagers?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Luke and Leia were 19. Han and Lando were a little older. Probably 30s.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST!!!!

    by mattforce7

    Shai for droid w00t woot!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares about this bullshit? WHO?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Nobody that loves the old trilogy gives a flying fuck about George Lucas is doing next with his cash cow which he triple-fucked with the horrible "new" trilogy and the atrocious Clone Wars movie. Fuck him, seriously. And damn him to hell for fucking us fans over and over and over again.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    The Female Detective On Life

    by Media Messiah

    What a stand-out!!! I'm not into the show, but I noticed her. She has great star quality...and her career should be proactively nurtured by this industry. Don't let her just become...just another unemployed actress from a failed series; there s great substance in that young lady...and the Lucas Star Wars universe could use a more brown complexion, don't you think???<BR><BR>BTW, I would also like to see Asian faces in Star Wars for more than just a passing blur, yes...I'd like to see some Asian leads in the cast.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    I'll watch this

    by donkey_lasher

    as will every fucker on this talkback. We're all Lucas's bitches who are paying for his grandchildren's grandchildren's college education.<p> This show needs a backwards narrative from after the Rebel's victory in episode 6.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Herc and the TBers just don't pay attention...

    by white_vader

    Rose Byrne. Oz actress. Her friends - Oz actors. Knowing. Oz director, Oz-made movie. Star Wars live action series. To be shot in Oz. What don't you guys fucking understand? Nope, there won't be an exodus from your fave shows. <p> And the tired talk of Firefly/Serenity actors just confirms these fans are even MORE uncreative than they accuse Lucas of being. Yes, let's get the guy who played the poor-man's Han to do the same again. Did none of you learn from Dash Rendar, the ORIGINAL (and Lucasfilm approved!) poor-man's Han?

  • March 11, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    is lucus ever doing anything else non star wars related?

    by Potatino

    Didn't he once upon a time make pretty good non star wars movies? That I'de really like to see. and yeah I'll maybe watch this but I'm not super interested.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    And the original trilogy is 2&1/2 great films,

    by white_vader

    not 3. Jedi fails by virtue of literally being the first movie but with discarded ideas rescued from the trash. I was a kid at the time, but I still remember the disillusionment... <p> Sorta like the Indy films - the first 3 are also 2&1/2 great movies.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    I'd love to say that I was excited, but once raped...

    by alucardvsdracula

    Please God not again. The beard has been doing his upmost to shit on all that once was good in the world of film geekdom. But I don't think I can take much more. After 3 great original Star Wars movies he gave birth to 3 demented suckathons. After 1 great and 2 pretty decent Indy movies he gave us 1 almighty feted turd. Please will somebody for the love of God blind this motherfucker, cut his hands off and fuse his mouth up with Vaders pink Special Edition lightsaber. Just a prayer.

  • March 11, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Maybe they should actually reunite

    by scnjedi

    the entire Firefly cast. Then let Joss Whedon be showrunner, and get back ll the Firefly writers. Oh, and rename the show to Firefly Season 2. Nah, I'm kidding. I've been enjoying the Clone Wars, so I'm excited to see where they go with this live action series.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    actresses that need more work

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Moon Bloodgood and Summer Glau for starters, with you on that detective from Life, also very cute. <p> But knowing Lucas it will be about cheap actors, so he can make as much money as possible. I love Star Wars, but Lucas falls into the Alan Moore camp of brillaint creators, but terrible human beings.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah forgot

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Grace Park, even multiple copies of her in BSG aren't enough.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    As a few have already said we are Lucas's bitches

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    The show could be 5 minutes of credits and 35 minutes of blank screen and we would still watch it. Some would call it artistic, maybe even poignant.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Lucas loses sight of his audience very often...

    by sapno_krei

    I just rewatched YOUNG INDY. I loved it then, and I love it now, but the show was NOT meant for network TV. It was, at best, a teen-aimed HISTORY CHANNEL show (not that there's anything wrong with that, and never mind that the channel didn't exist in 1992). <p> Both the prequels and INDY 4 featured aspects of kid-pandering silliness which the movies really did not need. Unfortunately, Lucas doesn't do these things half-assed, so when he chooses to do something "out there," he goes all out with no apologies. I find that both admirable and disheartening, especially considering there are many adult fans of STAR WARS who have a vert specific vision of how this live action show should feel.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Budget wise?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Like 24 or more like Firefly.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Character Type missing from

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • March 11, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Proof that some fuckos never learn...

    by V'Shael

    Did the prequels not shovel enough shit down your gobs? <p> Face it, Star Wars died after Empire... Now it's only good for parody.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Character Type missing from the PT

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Hope the TV show has more ambiguous, more self interested type of characters. The PT missed a Han type character from the OT. Too black and white, we need our grey.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    V'Shael we are addicted

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • March 11, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    We'll get that am sure.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Or how about....

    by donkey_lasher

    ...some characters that use the force that are not Goodside/Darkside?<p> I suppose that cannot be however, because it was supposed to be Luke who found that balance.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Never thought I'd say this

    by Lone Fox

    But in hindsight, I don't like the prequels. Not anymore. I mean, sure, I geeked off about them when they came out, and they still aren't as epic-ly(sp?) dull as LOTR or Matrix, but Jesus put a bullet in it's goddamn head. Haven't seen the new Clone Wars show, and honestly do not want to see the live-action one. ................................... .... Unfortunately I have a son who has just discovered Star Wars, so let's face it, I will be Lucas' bitch for many years to come.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    If "Star Wars" Rape Is Inevitable, Relax & Enjoy It

    by SamuelLappDance

    Oh, boo hoo. Why don't you guys just form a "rape" support group and get past your traumas together. Not possible? Ah well. Then go on lamenting about your lost childhoods and whining about how the people who put fantastic images in your mind you could never come up with on your own have disappointed you, using whatever multimedia forums are invented in the next 30 or 40 years or however long you have left on the planet. I particularly love the Gen Xers and Yers whose 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old kids are now getting into "Star Wars" and are, like, "Ugh! Now I have to have the saga back in my life." Of course, all the while missing the point that "Star Wars" was, is and always will be for wide-eyed children and their backyard adventures and not jaded, cynical, arms-folded, forever-let-down adults. That said, Jar Jar sucks.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto: I refer you to SPACED...

    by V'Shael

    Tim : "You are so blind! You so do not understand! You weren't there at the beginning. You don't know how good it was! How important! This is it for you! This jumped-up firework display of a toy advert! People like you make me sick! What's wrong with you? Now, I don't care if you've saved up all your fifty 'p's, take your pocket money and get out! <p> (the little boy runs off, crying)<p> Tim : "What a prick." <p> Remember your hatred of Jar Jar. Let that hate flow through you. Then you can finally stop giving Lucas your hard earned dollar.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Bring in the Zahn, the Thrawn and young, inexperienced padawans.

    by Sithtastic

    ...if you're going to do it, do it right. Bring in Timothy Zahn to do the story and set up Grand Admiral Thrawn as the running bad guy. You can do all sorts of old-triology cameos through out. Give us a cast using some of the standard SW archetypes--the "greedy" smuggler, a coming of age padawan and jedi now in hiding, wookies, boothans, the whole nine. There's a lot you can do here and it doesn't HAVE TO BE hard. I stress "HAVE TO BE" because everytime I turn around, it seems someone wants to screw up the winning formula.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Wow, that Star Wars "special"....

    by eXcommunicated fucking weird.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Harrison Ford threw up in his mouth

    by BobParr

    He seemed very happy to be a part of that.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    New Star Trek and Live Star Wars crossover special!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    The Enterprise could get stuck in a temporal anomaly and zoomed to a galaxay a long time ago, and far far away. Man would that be sweet. Like Jetsons/Flintstones. They gotta do it!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    the more I watch Summer Glau on Terminator

    by smackfu

    The more I start to see Brian Peppers

  • March 11, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    And by "casting" he means...

    by Flyingcircus

    ...setting up a render farm to create another cartoonish craptacular and further alienate the human race against Star Wars.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Will George Lucas just hurry up and die already!

    by ATARI


  • March 11, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    The 'other' Han Solo

    by Redsun08

    Would a role for Nathan Fillion be too much to ask ?? Oh and the possibilty of seeing Summer Glau wielding a lightsaber is just too much for me...droooooooooool

  • March 11, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    V'Shael I am a big fan of Spaced

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    love the quote. <p>. But not doing well with this addiction. <p> Yeah Jar Jar, would like an honest answer from George on that one, but will of coure never get it. <p> "George did you include the character of Jar Jar to; a) sell toys, b)Play around with CG, c)have a character that appealed to 5 year olds, or d) all of the above?"

  • March 11, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by Ebolarama

  • March 11, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    As it moves closer I for one am excited.

    by Roborob

    I like Star Wars, I even liked the Episode 1, 2 and 3. and the Clone Wars in both it's forms have been fun to watch but this Live Action TV Series is just what I felt was missing from Ep 3. in the Extra features of Ep 3 are all the scenes setting up the rebel Alliance are presented thus it does not count. This series coulr redo these scenes as either from scratch or as a scene in the new show. But lets remember the opening of Ep 4. The Rebels have won there first victory.... That is the end of the series and I for one is getting excited about it. Yay!

  • March 11, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    christ, you lot have battered wives syndrome

    by Lost Jarv

    just forget it. Nothing about this is interesting in the slightest. <P>And those Zahn books were shit- ridiculous clones, furry monsters that stop the force- how. fucking. lame.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    WTF?!? Re: "I even liked the Episode 1, 2 and 3"

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    How on earth can you even remotely like these horrible, campy, totally fucking boring, epicly failing, completely miserable fucked-up dumbed-down pieces of cinematic shit called Episodes I, II and III? HOW?

  • March 11, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    It's not a prequel, nor a sequel, but an inbetweequel...

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Think about that!

  • March 11, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Casting, casting . ..

    by Thall_Joben

    Just hope they cast Josh Holloway as John Carter in Princes of Mars.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST


    by TheFluxCapacitor

    Why don't they make it like a hundred years AFTER "Return of the Jedi"? NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE "A NEW HOPE" ANYMORE.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    As long as there are other creative voices

    by Carpet_Pisser

    this could be good. Would I rather it be set in a different time period? You bet. I would love to see the Thrawn trilogy, or something so far in the future that we can get past the whole Skywalker storyline. But if this is what they are going to do, then fine. But make sure that Lucas is not writing and directing all of the episodes. I think Lucas should create a framework of the events to occur throughout the series, and leave it to new writers and directors to fill in the details. But, I have a feeling that this will be a pretty empty series. What you have going on is Vader killing the remaining Jedi, rebel alliance forming (how the fuck long were they around before they got their first victory anyway?), and really, not that much else. I still love Star Wars...somewhat liked Ep I, Ep II was ok, but I really enjoyed Ep III. The problem, as many have stated, was that you knew exactly where the story had to go, and how it ended. That leaves the audience without any real tension. EVERYONE knew Obi-Wan won the final duel. So no matter how great the fighting was, you knew Anakin got cut to shit in the end. Still liked it, but that is why Prequels can never match the originals. Oh, well.....hope for the best with this. And maybe one day after Lucas passes on (and I don't wish death or anything on the guy) his kids, or whomever gets control over Star Wars will have the foresight to let a new creative team (imagine a Nolan Star Wars!), come in and breath fresh life into this. I know alot of you are now haters, but you know deep down you want to love Star Wars again.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    What's the difference between STAR WARS fans & Rihanna?

    by SpyGuy

    Absolutely nothing.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    please hire Clayton Rohner & Richard Brooks

    by Mr_X

    Honestly. I've just started watching episodes of Good Vs Evil ( G vs E) as i missed it the first time around( thank the lord for bittorrent, there's some vhs transfers as dvds weren't released, and its rarely repeated). these actors are fucking superb. honestly. superb.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by oh_riginal

    The hell with Lorenzo Lamas... but how about Kathleen Kinmont! She can be Mara Jade! "George Lucas was a great man... but that was another life." DUN, DUUUUN!

  • March 11, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    5 ideas to make a great series.

    by Fixthe Fernback

    #1: Kick Lucas out of the writing room.<P> #2: Set it in the Old Republic timeline, so no character constraints (and also an added bonus of tying in with the new Bioware MMO<P> #3: Cast Nathan Fillion.<P> #4: Cast Kristen Bell as an evil Jedi.<P> #5: Include some characters from Knights Of The Old Republic e.g: HK-47 or Darth Revan.<P>

  • March 11, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST


    by son_of_ebert

    If you have not checked out the NEW Clone Wars cgi cartoon then you're really missing out.. so far its been both the animated series that have actually felt like star wars.. I'd say that's the litmus test.. if you don't like cgi Clone Wars then star wars has been tainted for you beyond repair.. just like Harry's review of the first cgi movie reveals his own taint..

  • March 11, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Tweenquel! Starring the Hanna Montana as Mara Jade!

    by br1947

    MrMysteryGuest I think you are on to something... horrible! So it's probably close to reality w/ Lucas.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Some annoying kid as annoying kid#1!

    by Kubla_Khan

    with an annoying, semi-racist accent!

  • March 11, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Reading this I've learned...

    by WatertownSurfer

    I've grown tired of scrolling through mindless fanboy wet dreams. All your ideas suck.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Who SHOULD be Maja Jade... Christina Hendricks

    by br1947

    fuck yea! I'd be good with recasting the originals for a post-Return of the Jedi series. Find some unknown as Luke & Leia, get Nathan Fillion as Han Solo, bring in Christina Hendricks as Mara Jade. Make a "no toys will be sold" policy on it and drop it on Showtime. FUCK YEA!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Lucas's stupid obsession with origins and filler!

    by Damien Chowder

    Nothing matters or affects the main story because everyone knows the ending! This is especially bad when Lucas and co can't even write origin stories well. I say forget the main movie arcs and concentrate on other important fights or carry on from Episode IV. Why watch Star Wars "in between 3 & 4"? it's stupid. It's like turning on a tap and waiting for the water to hit your cup, and you are looking at the middle space between tap and cup!= Boring!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    My butt is still puckered up....

    by spud mcspud

    ...From the Prequels! PLEEEEEEASE TELL ME that Darth Gizzard has some other writers and directors to do this, while he ONLY interjects with a rough storyline that he leaves the professionals to deal with. PLEEEEEEASE TELL ME THIS IS HOW IT'S GOING DOWN!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi

    by Mr Gorilla

    Fine that you didn't like Eps 1-3. But 'epicly failing'? Ep 1 made a ton of money, and Ep 3 got a pretty good critical response. And 'dumbed down'? How many other kids' films have even attempted to tell the story of a republic becoming a totalitarian state, and of a good guy turning evil? I hate Jar-Jar too, and I hate squeaky young Anakin, I hate all the bad acting, and I pretty much hate all of Episode 1... but I loved Palpatine and his plan, I loved the incredible action sequences, I love the ambition, and I thought the third film was utterly wonderful - even with the obvious flaws. (By the way, how come we are all meant to hate the way Vader goes 'noooo!' but we all feel fine about Doc Ock doing it in Spider-Man 2?)

  • March 11, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    That is the only possible way this could suck MORE.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    He's taken something that was awesome in the beginning and destroyed it over two decades of ruination... All those childhoods in the basement of his ego! THAT FAT-NECKED BAAAASTAAAARD!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Did I go too far?

    by spud mcspud

    Well, if I did, this is the perfect place to do so.<P> Josh Holloway as a Corellian smuggler with a suspiciously Southern accent. Though if John Carpenter comes to his senses and remakes ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK with Holloway as Snake Plissken, fuck this series.<P> In fact... fuck this series - make THE SAGA OF SNAKE PLISSKEN, starring Josh Holloway! HELL YEAH!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by The_Exterminator

    couldn't believe it when i watched this and lucas had given it the cgi treatment...smh the guys a twat. i had the chance to tell him when i pulled up next to him at some lights but i pussied out

  • March 11, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    I Hope Jar Jar Is Featured Prominently In This Series

    by LaserPants

    He is, after all, the worlds most beloved fictional character. I think he should be cast as the organizer of the Rebel Alliance; his charisma, his charm, his wit and intelligence (in addition to his fart jokes and crypto-racist dialect) would clearly be able to win over a galaxy full of disgruntled sentients eager to rebel against authoritarian rule. Just like he ruled all of our hearts, I think Jar Jar would be just the character to bring this all too important series to life.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Anyone Reading Ostranders STAR WARS: LEGACY Comic?

    by LaserPants

    Its set 150 years or so after ROTJ and its actually pretty fucking awesome. The Empire is back, but is more centrist, the Sith have an entire army, and the Jedi are scattered throughout the galaxy. The lead is Cade Skywalker, a drug addict who walks the line between dark and light. Its very fucking cool, is morally ambiguous, and expands on the universe in ways Lucas appears to frightened to capitalize on. I'm hoping Lucas does die soon so someone cooler and smarter than him can take the franchise over and let it off the chain; let it run wild with all the coolness it could have...

  • March 11, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    Sorry, wrong Talkback.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Why Fillion SHOULD be in this show

    by spud mcspud

    Because Captain Mal Reynolds is the only character in SF who has come CLOSE to having the charisma that Harrison had in the OT. Mal Reynolds IS Han Solo in the Old West. How can people NOT fucking see that?<P> Nathan Fillion. Josh Holloway. Friendly-but-untrustworthy Corellian smuggling rivals trying to ply a trade on the lesser-used old shipping routes in and around Kessel. Mainly trying to avoid any Imperial entanglements. Oh, and Summer Glau as a Jedi-in-hiding.<P> Wow. That is one sexy premise for a show, right there...

  • March 11, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar sit-com.

    by Fixthe Fernback

    Lots of studio laughter, Jar Jar bumbling about trying to do the right thing, but always getting things wrong resulting in the rebels getting slaughtered at the end of each episode. Catchphrase Jar Jar looking at the camera, shrugging sholders "Meesa sorry!"

  • March 11, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    The unnoficial timeline:

    by donkey_lasher

    I saw that a few years ago. Someone had actually made up a timeline for Starwars going back a million years. Now THAT'S Geeky.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    LaserPants - LEGACY would be an AWESOME series

    by spud mcspud

    I'd love to see that on screen. Particularly those bad-ass Sith lords. Great stuff, with all the shades of grey we'd need in an adult SW show.<P> Jar Jar? POODOO!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    People wishing the "Beard" would die because they didn't like his recent work.<p>

  • March 11, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    It's that annoying "being critical" thing, I think. Plus we don't just pony up and buy all his shit for the sake of it, like the kids do.<P> Actually, scratch that last part...

  • March 11, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Spud, if Platinum Dunes did it

    by white_vader

    at least the cinematography would be better! Haw! <p> And I replied to you over in the Knowing tb. Later.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I think that's due to the whole "whilst Lucas lives, STAR WARS is in his hands" assumption. Assuming, however, that Lucas hasn't written a scorched Coruscant clause into his will saying NO-ONE CAN EVER HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SW UNIVERSE AFTER HIS DEATH (and that Sith dude fucking would, too), his death would open SW up to being great again - at least for us adults as well as for the kids.<P> What I don't get - WHY is Lucas so scared of an adult spin-off of SW? Kids will eventually watch it anyway, and we're ALL sad enough to go buy all the tie-in merchandise if the adult show were to actually NOT suck, so - WHY is he so scared of a pocket of the SW universe being more adult?<P> Refer to my LUCAS HATES ADULTS post previously...

  • March 11, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Rose needs to EAT A SANDWICH.

    by HoboCode

    She looks anorexic on Damages.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    white_vader - what this series REALLY needs:

    by spud mcspud


  • March 11, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    help- lucas is stuck btween revenge of the sith + a new hope

    by alice 13

    + he cant get up.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    spud , George loves money

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    He certainly doesn't need more money, but he loves making it. In his eyes a more adult Star Wars would mean less marketing, merchandising , hence less money

  • March 11, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Firefly is OVER. Veronica Mars is OVER.

    by joe90025

    It sucks that your favorite shows were cancelled too soon, but for fuck's sake PLEASE stop begging for Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, or Kristin Bell!

  • March 11, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Joe what is your point

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    People want to see actors they like, acting, ... wow what a radical idea

  • March 11, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Something, something, something...Complete.

    by Sixtyhurts

    Seriously though, George---Deadwood in space, or I take a shit on my Star Wars poster.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Methinks Joe thinks that when an actor has finished playing a character they were actually acclaimed for playing, they should then shut the fuck up and go home, to an old Actors' Rest Home or something.<P> Joe... what DO you mean? We know these shows are over - does it mean these actors should NEVER do SF on TV again?<P> The only SF TV actress I'd happily never watch again given the choice is Katee "grr aren't I fucking hard" Sackhoff, the least convincing badass on TV. Jesus, even the fucking wuss who plays Baltar comes across as tougher than Sackhoff. And her role in BIONIC WOMAN... just URGH.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    At this point

    by Dr Gregory House

    I'd rather see Chad Vader get a series.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    this show could be legendary

    by the__natural74

    Everybody knows the quality of television shows rivals the movie experience, and exceeds it because you can spend more time on character development, instead of the basic three acts of film. So while I don't want an "adult" HBO style Star Wars series, I do expect a darkness to be portrayed, and some funny writing that will require a Han Solo-like character. NOW>>>> my dream for this show, if it indeed starts after ROTS, is to limit the appearances of Vader. No need to worry about the actor because you can always hire James Earl Jones for voice work. Then, hire the guy from Smallville as your main antagonist, and apprentice to Vader. Hire Jimmy Smits to show some of the young family life of our favourite Force-twins, and introduce new older protagonists to "watch over them". Finally, I would love for Lucas to blow us away with the first season ending with a climactic battle which sees Galen Marek (Starkiller) and our main protagonists ending up in a time jumping plot device which takes us into the future, beyond ROTJ! Fans go apeshit and season two can be filled with cameos from Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and even fuckin Harrison Ford. Galen Marek finds a future he did not foresee with both the Emperor and Vader gone, and the show develops from there! While there are tons of negative opinions about this show on this board, I gotta hope that Lucas can blow us away with some incredible shit that only a TV show would permit. I don't mind new characters, but I beg to use as many original actors as possible...even if it's only guest spots. If Ewen isn't paid a shitload to do an arc in the first season as Ben Kenobi, I'll really question this shit. It's so easy to do, and money should be no object.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Lucas is FAT

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    that is all<p> ps: even if he lost the weight, he'd still be fat

  • March 11, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Dirka Dirka Dirka

    by mrtwig48

    Muhamaad Jihad

  • March 11, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    You're wrong, Colonel Sanders!

    by Jodet

    I will NOT watch this crap. I am DONE WITH STAR WARS. Christ, I've even sold my old original trilogy posters and stuff. Star Wars is crap. GL has screwed this pooch so hard it will never come back.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Runrun - what do you mean 'Life' cancelled

    by Jodet

    'Life on Mars', yes. 'A Simple Life', yes. Not 'Life'. I love that show. I certainly hope it gets a third season.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    If you can't get some enjoyment out of Clone Wars

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Your Star Wars heart is made of stone.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Summer Glau

    by frakthetoasters

    Summer Glau should be cast here. Give her a role with actual acting and physical demands.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    OK, then a second series set AFTER Jedi

    by performingmonkey

    Or set up episodes 7, 8 & 9. I like the idea of the live action TV series. Didn't they say it was gonna be like Sopranos, set around a crime family, bounty hunters and all that (probably Boba Fett as a main character)? They should get Jimmy Smitts to play Bail Organa and set much of the series on Alderaan. Some kid playing 10-year-old Leia. They can do Alderaan because it's very Earth-like (structures aside, but just do like what they did with Caprica).

  • March 11, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Watto and Son...

    by conspiracy

    (Son):Yo Pops Jabba and me gonna run down and pick up some speeder parts...</p><p>(Watto)Ahhh...Yooz Big Dummy...yoooz likes hangin round dos Hutts yess...welll....Bringz me back some White Vader Ripple...ahhh yessssss

  • March 11, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Lucas Presents" The Love Star...

    by conspiracy

    Join the crew of the "Love Star" as they make another run to Kessel for romance and adventure!</p><p> This week...Pamela Anderson guest Stars as the Twi'lek "Snarf" who has a romantic encounter with the "Love Stars" head bartender JarJar, an interrogation droid and a tribe of Ewoks

  • March 11, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    It's Not TV

    by sirbroiler

    It's HBO. That is the best place for this series, for sure.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Nolan Should Reboot the Original Franchise

    by TheFluxCapacitor

    They should reboot the original franchise and star Christian Bale as Luke Skywalker and Megan Fox as Princess Lea and have Christopher Nolan direct it.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    What was the Brian Posehn joke?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The prequels were like waking up with your uncle's dick in your mouth or something like that.

  • March 11, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    So wishing Mr Lucas.....

    by donkey_lasher

    ..would die just to fulfill your geekery is right then is it? I hope he lives for the next hundred years making spinoffs based around Jabba the Hut's sister set ten years before "A New Hope", just to piss you off.<p> Seriously, when is someone going to do the right thing and release The Holiday Special on DVD? Remastered? Surely someone could do that seeing as George has washed his hands of it?

  • March 11, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Dear Mr. Gorilla...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I meant "epicly failing" on an artistic level.<p>"Ep 1 made a ton of money". So what? Box office success was never a measure for quality.<p>"dumbed down? How many other kids' films have even attempted to tell the story of a republic becoming a totalitarian state, and of a good guy turning evil?". That's exactly the point: it's first and foremost a kids movie (for dumb, fat, chest-bumping kids). The premise of the story may not sound dumb to you, but it sure as hell was presented totally fucking dumb.<p>You "loved the incredible action sequences" ??? I didn't see any. Not a single one. Nothing that comes even remotely near the action set pieces of the OT.<p>You "love the ambition"? Of whom? The special effects crew? (Even they failed).<p>"the third film was utterly wonderful". Err...yes, wonderfully retarded, dull and totally fucking lame. At least it wasn't such a cinematic insult as Episode II.<p>Bottom line: There is not one single thing that (for me) is positive in the new trilogy. The acting is horrible, the characters uninteresting, the action underwhelming, the dialogues atrocious, there's absolutely zero suspense or thrill or anything that may keep you awake. Epic fail. As I said.

  • March 11, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    wishful thinking

    by joe90025

    OK, you've convinced me Spud & Miyamoto....let's have Nathan Fillion be Harrison Ford-lite, Kristen Bell as some Jedi detective, Summer Glau as herself, plus the entire casts of Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, and Twin Peaks.

  • March 11, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    George should spend his time reworking the Prequels.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    The ORIGINAL trilogy didn't really need it, but the PREQUELS a screaming for "special editions" that fix everything!

  • March 11, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Less STAR, more WARS!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Action, George! Cool action!

  • March 11, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    River Terminator Jedi

    by Knightsong

    If Fox is going to be stupid and cancel Sarah Connor, and they will because they are the worst network in history. Then I could definitely do with seeing Summer Glau cast as a surviving Jedi Knight.

  • March 11, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    "...but no Jedi or Darth Vader will appear on screen."

    by JacobDaly

    Why bother?

  • March 11, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Jay and Silent Bob in this?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Fuck Babylon Five gave a nod to Penn and Teller.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Rise of lycans Marxism vs Capitalism.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Pretty obvious it was straight from Karl Marx with the Lycans representing the enslaved working class driven to rebel against the cruel Capitalist doyens. I'm surprised no one else caught that.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Woo Hoo!

    by geeko2000

    can't wait.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    I may have to actually watch that movie now.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Real World : Death Star

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    See what happens when Stormtroopers stop being polite, and start being real!<p> (Special appearance by TK421 from last season's Real World)

  • March 11, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I hope General Kota from The Force Unleashed

    by SlickyVonBoner

    is in this live action show. He's a pretty cool character. A Jedi who's severed his connection to the force and now a General in the fledgling rebellion, and also one of the founding members. If there are Jedi,there should be very few or they have little to no training, otherwise it would diminish Luke's role in the OT.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    L O S T repeat week makes me angry

    by p5mmr9

    very very angry

  • March 11, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Bob Cryptonight: You Are Right About The Prequels!!!

    by Media Messiah

    But to do it, George must re-edit them...and to tell you the truth, they all need to be cut down into one, two hour movie. The Anakin as a boy sequences should be cut down to only 5 minutes of any such film version.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    between eps 3 and 4?

    by punto

    what? but there's so much to explore between eps 2 and 3! think about all those senators, all the exciting conversations they could be having!

  • March 11, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Andy Richter as Porkers

    by skimn

    Put a little goatee on him, he'd be hilarious.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    BTW, I Was, Of Course, Kidding About The Jar Jar Thing

    by LaserPants

    But a series based on STAR WARS: LEGACY would ROCK.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Michael Richards as Jar Jar

    by JoeSixPack

    I hear he's available.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Make it about hot Princesses

    by kikuchiyoboy

    and Bantha farming.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Should just stick with the Cartoon show

    by Series7

    Its fucking awesome, I even enjoyed the movie despite what Harry said.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    This could be good

    by DaBUU

    If Lucas lets another writer and director handle it.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Needs lots and LOTS of Bocce speak.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    And massive Womp Rats slaughter.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Get the cast of Band of Brothers

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Matthew Settle/Spears could be a bad ass Jedi or pissed off farmer.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    without JEDI it will FAIL

    by dioxholster

    GL knows this but he thinks we will at it up either way and hes right. but no jedi thats a big hole.i hate sith i want jedi. and bounty hunters and smugglers are only cool when there is JEDI!!!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Star Wars is DEAD. Just get over it George!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    The original trilogy will always be kept close to my heart, but those fucking Lucas burnt his bridges big time...and that fucking creepy CGI cartoon network abomination...shudder. Time for people to get off the Lucas train once and for all.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    yeah get Britany Spears! not kidding

    by dioxholster

    like what kikuchiyoboy said get Britany Spears and she will be a jabbas slave or princess or some chick

  • March 11, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by dioxholster

    would be cool? right?

  • March 11, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Clone Wars IS enjoyable, hence the new show :

    by DoctorZoidberg

    have its moments. Just lay back and let it happen.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Which series has sucked more after first two files? Aliens or S

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    I really see the battered wife analogy with these two series. You've invested all this time in both, you know they've grown terrible, but you keep hoping they'll regain the magic of when you first meet. Then you get Alien/Human/Predator hybrids and fart jokes.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    The only reason they're doing this "inbweteequel" thing...

    by Ray Gamma

    The only reason they're doing this "inbweteequel" thing is because they now realize WHAT A GIGANTIC WASTED OPPORTUNITY THE PREQUELS WERE. They completely concentrated on a story nobody gave a fuck about, i.e. Anateen Skywalker and his teen girlfriend in Naboo 90210. </P> <P> When the announcement was first made, back in the mid-late 90's, that George Lucas was going to go back and make some Star Wars "prequels", a million fans around the world rejoiced, but not one of them imagined a scene where a teenaged Anakin Skywalker cavorts in a field of flowers with his girlfriend. And not one of them imagined that fucking godawful fireplace scene in Episode II. That scene alone is like fingernails down a blackboard. </P> <P> Can you imagine all the possible storylines they could have gone with? And as for the casting.... In a parallel world the casting could have gone any of a million better ways. And the movies could have been so much darker. </P> <P> When someone gets round to re-making/re-booting the Star Wars saga, it will be wholly justified because of the prequels.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Firefly is OVER. Veronica Mars is OVER.

    by oisin5199

    Which is exactly why those actors are available now. Cast 'em, George!

  • March 11, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    This could be good

    by DaBUU

    If White Vader is prominently featured

  • March 11, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I have zero faith in the writing

    by Norm

    The dialog will suck, the comedy will be junior high level, emotions will be either non existant or way over the top. It will be Fx driven, pretty to look at for a few episodes, but ultimately boring as hell. I'd like to be wrong, but for that Lucas would need to cede all creative involvement.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Lucas should hire

    by DaBUU

    The entire creative team behng BSG and just sit back and collect the cash, which is his only real concern. This way its a win win, we get a great SW series and neck fat collects money.

  • March 11, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    I sortof wish.....

    by donkey_lasher

    ...there had only been Star Wars. Remember that? Just Star Wars...about a kid who's father had been in the Clone Wars who was killed by a dark Jedi called Darth Vader...a kid who through all odds manages to go from farm boy to Rebel Hero.<P> Those were the days.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma, Never thought of that.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    This could be the actual prequel we've been waiting for. First of all, Lucas won't be directing all of them, so we stand a chance. <br> <br> Dammit. Now I care again. Damn. Ray Gamma inadvertently sold me on it. <br> <br> Dioxholster, I didn't mean Britney Spears, but I guess she could play a Bantha farmer. Or like you said, one of Jabba's singing slaves. That's actually genius. Heh. <br> <br> Any Pixar layoffs that they can nab?

  • March 11, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I have a feeling this show will be fucking

    by kikuchiyoboy


  • March 11, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I'll watch if.............

    by Bob Falfa

    Jar Jar dies a gruesome death before the opening credits. Then I'll at least know George is thinking about me.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    The X-Wing Files

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    Starring Porker and Biggs as an odd couple who flies around investigating ghost sightings and paranormal (non Force related) phenomena.<p> Biggs will be no-nonsense and by the book.<p> Porker will a wisecracker who is never 10 minutes away from his next Pyollian cake and Corellian Ale.<p> Every few episodes Biggs will have to save Porker from turning his X-wing into a fiery wreckage on some random moon-sized space station. <p> With Mon Mothma as the beleaguered supervisor responsible for keeping the pair on task.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Akbar the geeky side kick?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Grand Moff Tarkin with whiskers, black top hat and a large black cape?

  • March 11, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Dirk Benedict Needs to be in This

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • March 11, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Lisa Bonnet Needs to be in This

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • March 11, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Theresa Saldana Needs to be in This

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • March 11, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Corky from Life Goes On Needs in on This

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • March 11, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    The Perpetually Underrated Gary Kurtz Needs to be in This

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • March 11, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Empire's Next Top Model

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    It writes itself!

  • March 11, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    George Lucas's Ex-Wife Who Really Did All the Work Needs to be

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

  • March 11, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Perpetually Underrated Dr.Katz Needs to be in this

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    Squigglevision FTW!

  • March 11, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    I believe it was Porkins, but that shit was funny anyway.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Great name!

  • March 11, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Sequels Really

    by megatom5

    The only sequels I would ever want to see would be a live action production of the Timothy Zahn books. Those were all great and felt very true to the star wars canon unlike any of the prequels. I think this series could be good, if it focuses on the start of the rebel alliance I hope they include the Force Unleashed guy, but cut out that retarded fight with the emperor. I mean the part that killed me with that whole part was that he could have easily killed both Vader and the Emperor, but showed mercy on them; so what they could kill billions upon billions of more people. The story overall was good up until there. They should have just had vader kill him, would have made tons more sense.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I fail.

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong

    (BLAM!)<p> thud.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing this series will be all self contained stories.


    With each episode focusing on one characters story each week. Sort of like the Star Wars Tales comic from Dark Horse. Mark my words, this is how it will be.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    by ZaphodBB

  • March 11, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Absolutely no ep. 6-9

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Lucas already fucked the franchise (I personally pretend the prequels do not exist), Indy has now been dragged into the mire, I don't want to see Luke and company in some shitfest CGI mess that is totally unecessary. Leave Han Solo alone.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    A New Hope (for Lucas)

    by ZaphodBB

    I, too, have been quite jilted by Lucas since ROTJ. I, like others here, WANT to love Star Wars again but have many reservations. I think George Lucas should only come aboard as Executive Consultant. Leave the writing to the seasoned vets who KNOW how to enrich the SW universe. Make it gritty ... make it hard-nosed.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I've said it before..I'll say it again....

    by conspiracy

    Lucas hasn't been worth a damn since the Wife dumped him back in the early 80's. Worse, he blames his creation, and the fans for her leaving him. When she left he took the kids and became a recluse up in Marin, surrounded only by those who kissed his as and walked on eggshells. He despises Star Wars..he despises the movie business...he despises the fans...only his ego and psychological fixation to prove to Marcia how sorry she should be for leaving him keeps him at this game. As long as he harbors these feelings, and this loathing...everything he touches will turn into shit..the proof is right there on the screen and has been since late 81 when the marriage began falling apart.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Slave Leia

    by Prossor

    Telling what happened to Slave Leia between her capture and freeing at the vile hands of gangster Jabba the Hutt. Includes lots of orifices being violated by 30 different alien species blowing their various forms of jizz into her.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Charlie_Allnut

    I agree completely. On the Indy feature on the DVD set he as much as admits that his divorce greatly affected the quality of stuff he started to do. I think after Indy 3 he just hid up at Skywalker Ranch doing his little projects here and there and completely lost his edge.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    This is by far

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    The best talkback of the week. <br> <br> I cursed out an old friend who asked me about 501st appearances because I used to be in the SCG. Now, fuck that man. I'm embarrassed by Lucas.

  • March 11, 2009, 4 p.m. CST


    by gasaraki666

    This is going to be such a tame show is my prediction. Go away Lucas just let SW be, sigh.

  • March 11, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    ROTJ and creative death

    by Powerring

    Was the first naked grab for merchandising. It was also the first time Lucas showed a near total lack of originality. So many puppets, and shoving Han Solo to the side like a bit player. After this, his 3 "sequels" are brimming over with incredibly bad actors delivering lines like a low budget soap opera. Even the credible actors come across as 2-d cutouts. Maybe George needs to hand his ideas over to a competent director. I believe that Lucas's greatness shall forever echo in eternity from the early 80's and TESB. Lucas creativity R.I.P.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Lucas's wife left him after

    by Thunderbolt Ross

  • March 11, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Lucas's wife left him after Jedi

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Right? So what's the excuse for that one?

  • March 11, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by dioxholster

    after EMPIRE not JEDI. idiot

  • March 11, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by conspiracy

    Marcia left right after Empire...ROTJ was the beginning of Lucas crawl into a fetal position. It is when he shed his "Adult" sensibilities and logic and gave us an endless strream of Ewoks, JarJar and Yippee....

  • March 11, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by dioxholster

    dickblood copycat

  • March 11, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by dioxholster

    cant say it enough

  • March 11, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I'm so ashamed I don't know when George Lucas got divorced. What was I thinking? I need to get my head checked.<p>Turd.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    jar jar knew..

    by son_of_ebert

    little annie crying on a sand dune.. jar jar: "Issa OK annie! None of dis issa real! Disa was never meant to be bombad serious dramas.. looks at ME! Whoopeeee!!" Yup.. Jar Jar was the only charecter who embraced the madness that was the prequels.. put him in his place and you will see he is THE GREATEST prequal character.. next to Watto of course..

  • March 11, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by dioxholster

    Your mom got fucked by me

  • March 11, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    The internet says Lucas's divorce was 1983. ROTJ came out in May 1983. Maybe Dr. Phil Dioxholster knows exactly when the relationship went sour, but it seems like Marcia "Midas" Lucas was around for at least some of the making ROTJ.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Cast Alpha Centauri as the Star, and

    by Dingbatty

    The Crimean War as the War.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Has anyone ever looked up Lucas on Wikipedia?

    by conspiracy

    Read this hilarity...</p><p>"He is best known for being the creator of the epic Sci-Fi franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones, and also for his unusually large and bizarre looking neck."</p><p> And here I thought WE were mean spirted. damn..

  • March 11, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross...

    by conspiracy

    She split after Empire...divorce was finalized in 83. Marcia was a tops in her field, Oscar winning in fact......Business is business..Lucas kept her on the job for the sake of the product. However, the majority of ROTJ was written during the separation...the damage was done..his balls were cut. Ewoks were the first step...culminating in Jake Loyd, JarJar, slapstick C3PO, and a princess who dies of a broken heart.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Coma Baby

    on IMDB I think Jedi is her last editing job listed - what happened to her? She was an academy award winning editor so that's kind of strange.

  • March 11, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    who the FUCK cares?!?!!!

    by kirttrik

    It's over, it's done, and it has been ruined. Fuck this and that horrible CG cartoon they made. Anyways, the plot for this series should of been the 3rd movie and Revenge of the Sith should of been the 2nd. Fucj this.!

  • March 11, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I'll watch the first episode

    by Teddy Artery

    But if it's as bad as Young Indiana Jones (booooriiiing) or the animated Clone Wars movie, that's as far as my support will go. My bet is Lucas will find some way to screw things up.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Here's why this will suck...

    by spud mcspud

    Because the moniute people started to really dig Tartakovsky's CLONE WARS series, Darth Gizzard nixed it and made his own series. Which fucking SUCKS in comparison. <P> You just KNOW that of all the cool things that COULD have come from this series, Darth Gizzard will end up writing AND directing some of it, and that it will EPICALLY FUCKING FAIL. Because Lucas' ego is far larger than his brain.<P> That ego is larger than his gizzard. That's no gizzard, it's a space station...

  • March 11, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by jflow78

    W....T....F....Where in hell did someone dig that video up from. Holy Crap, that clarifies everything for me. George Lucas began sucking a long time ago.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    moniute = MINUTE

    by spud mcspud

    And so, I also epically fail. The Force is pretty fucking weak with this one.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    The Force Unleashed TV show? Not likely.

    by Bramton1

    Folks, the game showed how the Rebel Alliance was founded. The TV show is going to be about the early days of the Alliance. Considering Starkiller dies at the end of that game (Oops, did I spoil something?), having him in the show would be kind of difficult.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    bad acting in the PT? bad writing?

    by GavinVanDraven

    wrong. the story is very well written, and the actors did what they could with the cheese that was fed to them. the problem was bad character directing, nothing more. had lucas stuck to directing the action sequences, (awesome) and given the writing and directing of dialogue (not so awesome) to another man (coppala comes to mind) then all of your ranting would be for not. the problem with the PT was the delivery of the lines... which if you look at the work of nearly every cast member of the PT, all of them have much better performances outside of the PT.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by jackalcack

    I disagree. The character dialogue was incredibly bad written and therefore the roles were impossible to act.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    'badly' not 'bad'

    by jackalcack

    Oh the ironry

  • March 11, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    hopefully Leia will be in this

    by darthwaz1

    as a teenager or whatever, learning the ropes, going into the senate with Bail (Smits?) that would be cool. I'm sure Jar Jar will show up at some point too..I LOVE the clone wars series, so hopefully this will match up. ps- howard the duck is on dvd this week...

  • March 11, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    JJ Abrams will eat Lucas for Lunch

    by victor82

    Abrams is smart. He knows the Trek Universe was dead and needed new blood. So he's reinventing it in a bullshit scientifically acceptable way that can appeal to the pseudo-science that Trekkies will accept. <p> Presto! New Trek Universe. New reality. Kirk gets to bang Uhura, which is what everyone wanted anyway. <p> Lucas? He's masturbating. Abrams is laying the foundation for a new franchise. Lucas? In his dotage...

  • March 11, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Ian McDiarmid didn't have any trouble with Lucas dialog

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 11, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by Jodet

    You are SPOT ON.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    McDiarmid was barely in Episodes 1 and 2

    by jackalcack

    ...but yeah, fair enough, his line deliveries in Episode 3 was some of the only decent acting in the entire prequel trilogy. I'd still argue though that for the most part the dialogue was abysmal.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Um, look at the dialog for ROJ

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Half of it is repeated lines from the other two. Leia says, "Let's get out of here." ten times in the movie.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Anyone here actually tolerate

    by donkey_lasher

    the prequels? Apart from Binks? I liked Revenge. The precious 2 were ok. I think part of the hate comes from immensely high expectations. A bit like Watchmen the movie. Okay, ROTJ was underwhelming.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    McDiarmid is a very experienced actor...

    by conspiracy

    he can work around shit dialog and poor direction. And people are right about the script for ROTJ...rehash and reuse; by that point it is painfully obvious Lucas just doesn't give a fuck what happens to the movie or his can just feel he wants to get it over as quickly as possible and crawl under a rock. The guy who brought you American Graffiti and Star Wars was long gone...and hasn't really been seen since.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Coma Baby...Not sure what happened to Marcia..

    by conspiracy

    It is odd that someone at the top of their game would simply vanish from Hollywood. Who knows...maybe she remarried and called it a career.</p><p> Then again...Lucas is well known for carrying a grudge to extremes. Remember...this is a guy whose vanity is such he banned AICN from the Ranch over a few leaks and bad reviews...was Moriarty wasn't it? Anyone remember? So it is entirely possible he had her blacklisted...being a billionaire producer/corporate entity in Hollywood, especially one with very powerful industry friends, carries alot of weight.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Donkey_Lasher..The hate isn't from expecations..

    by conspiracy

    it comes from the fact that what COULD have been is right there on the screen in Empire. A near perfect film, fun, serious, well written, good direction...that film had it all; and Lucas shit canned everything it was and shat out Ewoks, Screeching little kids who could not act, continutity and myth destroying Midichlorians, CGI Step-and-Fetch it characters and fart jokes. THATS why so many people are disappointed.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    ANH is far better than ESB

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Great performances and a complete story. What more can you ask for?

  • March 11, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    I agree with you on BSG and I agree with you now! The first Starwars was a wonderful film, and back then there were no sequels. It was the story of a kid who wanted to see the stars and became a hero. I remember watching it on TV as an 8 year old and thought it was one of the best films I had ever seen. The following films devalued that feeling, and I wonder now if Lucas had just got lucky with ESB.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    ROTS, ANH and ESB

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Are the best SW films. But, ANH will always be my favorite because it was so different from any other movie or TV series at the time.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    McDiarmid = best thing about prequels

    by Kobaal

    His scene at the Opera was subtle brilliance personified. Easily the best scene out of the three movies. Sad, really, considering the prequels should been at least 50% that shit to make Anakin's turn even remotely convincing.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    If Anakin and Padme weren't acted by shitty teenagers

    by lockesbrokenleg

    the prequels would have been a lot better.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Jar Jar Binks = The Greatest Thing About Star Wars

    by LaserPants

    Without Jar Jar, its all meaningless. THE ENTIRE FUCKING SAGA RESTS ON HIS SHOULDERS!!! I hope that Lucas digitally reinserts him into every scene of all six movies just to liven it up. Like all of that "I'm your father" stuff could really use some light child oriented comedy. Like, maybe Jar Jar could come in, and they could dance to some king of space pop. Then instead of jumping down the Space Chute, Luke and the gang could go have a tea party and have a play date. YAY!

  • March 11, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    This will fail without Jedi!

    by ganymede3010

    This series has bomb written all over it. That's a damn shame, I was really looking forward to this.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    There Will Be Jedi

    by LaserPants

    But they'll be wandering, ronin Jedi in hiding. At least, if LUCAS HAD A FUCKING BRAIN, thats what he'd do; turn it into a space samurai western -- wandering Jedi drifting from world to world, living in the shadows; space pirates, bounty hunters and other scum making their way across the universe... some going to the alliance, some to the empire. Could be really cool, especially if it was aimed at an older crowd...

  • March 11, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I disagree Ganymede

    by donkey_lasher

    Some of the best stories were in the Marvel comics adaptations between the series that kept the old school Starwars mythology. I'm hoping that we see that again.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    That's a cool concept. But it won't happen. Man, I am praying for a good BSG style series that sets up a new trilogy, with a new theory on the whole Black vs White Force idea (which has been suggested before)

  • March 11, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I predict: Super Turd

    by Oldnewbie

    That is what this will turn out to be. Another pimple on the ass of the greatest trilogy in sci-fi cinema history. I personally hate prequels and an entire series being one is enough to make me run. But who knows? Lucas and Co. are banking on the "I'll buy\watch anything Star Wars" crowd to make them more moolah so.... it'll last 10 seasons!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    episode 3 is fuckin awesome but please tell me...

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    after leia gives birth, was that a fucking CGI BABY?

  • March 11, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I hope McDiarmid is in this series....

    by darthwaz1

    even if it's just small scenes here and there...and also Lucas should get Smits back and build up Bail so we care more when he gets blown to shit in part 4

  • March 11, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    That's the way I imagined it when the show was first announced a couple of years ago. <P> I hope you are right.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    phantom menace

    by damned

    the scene where Qui Gon runs (literally) into Jar Jar. nuff said

  • March 11, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    jar jar works better in the cartoon series

    by darthwaz1

    because the whole thing is animated, not just him. he actually fits perfectly into the clone wars series and I don't mind him at all.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    i blame Jurassic Park

    by damned

  • March 11, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Ten years after Episode III would be perfect.

    by Royston Lodge

    According to the apocryphal Star Wars timeline, at the ten year mark Han Solo still hasn't graduated from the Imperial Academy, the galaxy is only beginning to notice that the Empire isn't all it's cracked up to be, the Senate still exists, and Sienar Fleet Systems is JUST about to buy Kuat's starfighter business - including the Jedi Starfighter designs. It's pretty much a perfect moment in Star Wars history to begin a "rise of the rebellion" series.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I just hope...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...that Lucas doesn't completely ignore all the plot points that have been established by The Expanded Universe. Please please please, make Admiral Thrawn a character, include the Z-95 Headhunter, give us a look at The Corporate Sector, show us a Dreadnaught or two, make Joruus C'Boath a character, and other stuff like that. And no gay Hutts.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna be younger Han Solo?

    by crankyoldguy

    or better yet, maybe a dad Solo? H. Ford cameos? It'll never happen.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    nope... I see your point, but I gotta disagree with you. A friend showed me a PVRd Clone Wars episode that had Jar Jar... that character still does not work whether animated for live action or a cartoon. <P> I actually think the CG film version of the character still is an impressive technical achievement (being ten years out makes it more impressive). The problem with Binks is that his character had nothing to add to the narrative. He seldom helps the protagonists and most often gets in the way. Indeed, he is relegated to prat falls, goofy slapstick and stepping in poop. <P> Chewbacca was an alien sidekick and with the exception of getting the heroes stuck in an Ewok hunting trap, he was remarkably useful. He was the muscle behind Han Solo's mouth among other things and he is much loved for it. <P> And before people get on my ass about CGI... CGI is fine... BSG has GREAT CG effects. It's what you do with the technology.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    So-Called "Negativity"

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It's not really negativity. It's people trying desperately to point out all the things that George Lucas will do to ruin this TV show, to point out that we all KNOW he will do these things and to point out how easy it would be to avoid doing any of these things with a moment's thought. We all know how this show will turn out - it'll resemble LEGEND OF THE SEEKER in terms of production values (read: none) and it will focus on a group of "teens" in space played by 30-year-olds with names like Mon-Var Drax and Bolus Naught. It will feature a "cool" new robot who is strong but gentle-hearted who protects a young girl. Crap like that. Ridiculous, horrible crap. And we all know it. And we are venting because we all deeply wish we could talk to Lucas to affect the change necessary to prevent this from happening to something we cherish when, if they'd only talk to us, there would be none of this. That is all.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge, LaserPants, et all....

    by conspiracy

    Great Ideas, room for real character development, true not only to what came before but also to the Universe that sprang out of Lucas original, Pre-ROTJ/divorce vision. Action for the kids and kids at heart...story and depth for the adults.</p><p> Which is why it will never happen. Lucas just does not have that in him anymore. This is the Lucas where Han doesn't shoot first, the computerized actors don't ruin your day asking for direction, and to whom fart jokes are the tops in comedy.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    And ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    We also know this is a product, and no matter WHAT is said, nor how many pictures are shown of Lucas pointing at something we can't see in a photograph while an actor looks at him, that Lucas will only have a supervisory role consisting of ignoring the demos he gets sent and saying "Yeah, that's great," and walking away.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    You guys say you hate Clone Wars

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Yet, that's been the highest rated series on CN. So eat it.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by codymr

    You just reminded me... as a kid I remember thinking that Dreadnoughts would show up in the prequel films, but they never did. <P> Those West End Games source books that Zahn used as research for his Heir to the Empire series were really well put together. I have often wondered why Lucas did not continue to use them as an information base when he started to make new SW in the mid late 90s.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Uh you're all forgetting Coruscant?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    That was from the Zahn books, and it's been used everywhere else.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    codymr..Exactly..Chewbacca wasn't a character for "kids"

    by conspiracy

    He was a bad ass...a pissed off character who owed Han a life debt. In fact Chewie, Han, Obi-Wan...All Bad asses that could, and did knock a guy off in the blink of an eye...they shot first, they killed, they cheated, they did not fuck around...dangerous characters in a dangerous universe.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    They're all for kids. It's a kids movie

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Chewbacca wasn't THAT dangerous. He runs away from Troopers and won't even go into the garbage chute.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This will work as long as he leaves....

    by thecomedian

    ...The writing and directing to somebody else. Of course there will be Jedi if he's any smart. I mean I always found it kinda unrealistic(insert sarcastic irony that I'm talking about a sci-fi fantasy film)that ALL the Jedi were wiped out by a bunch of stupid meat puppets in Ep III. Some would survive and Vader and the Emperor would spend at least a good 5 years hunting them all down and picking them off 1 by 1. No one is going to tune into a Star Wars TV show with no lightsabres to be seen anywhere. Hopefully they can redeem the franchise by putting it in the hands of the right creative people who love and understand the property. I don't need to see Teenage Han Solo, Lando or Kiddie Luke and Leia though. Just break out Vader, The Emperor, Yoda, Bobba Fett and a recast Obi-Wan for the sweeps episodes if this thing makes it past one season and it will do fine.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Adam Jones from Tool directing.

    by hallmitchell

    I also want Kevin Smith. It's going to take alot to get me excited about this.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST


    by A G

    And be the VERY last of Star Wars. Mark my words.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by Kobaal

    Come on, fess up, you're writing for the show aren't you?<p> If not you should be. Bolus Naught! Fucking gold. Thanks for the best laugh all day!

  • March 11, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    There better be lots of aliens in this series, not CG aliens, REAL aliens (the ones with guys in suits). Lots of blaster fire! Lots of space battles! NO LIGHTSABERS! There's no Jedi.<p><p>WHAT AN AWESOME TIME TO LIVE IN THE BRIGHT CENTER OF THE GALAXY! Or will it be set on a planet that is farthest from?

  • March 11, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Ron Jeremy................

    by mojoman69

    as a horny Ewok.

  • March 11, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale....

    by mojoman69

    AS Vader's mutilated dick!

  • March 11, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Howard Stern..

    by mojoman69

    as Boba Fart-man

  • March 11, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Rosie O'Dennell

    by mojoman69

    As Jabba's sister Flabba.........

  • March 11, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale as a lightsaber!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    A fucking lightsaber!!!

  • March 11, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Like the calls on McDiarmid

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    He was very good in all prequels and clearly the stand out actor for me. <p>

  • March 11, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Also no Lost today, not a good day

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • March 11, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    If Aussie actors are getting hired

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I hope they look at some of the actors from the Underbelly series (for the non -Aussie, do a google search on Underbelly tv show). <p> Has some great acting, and for the guys, lots of topless women.

  • March 12, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST


    by ToughGuyRizzo

    His delivery as Emperor in Jedi, for me, lets ROTJ get a pass. It's not a fantastic flick, but hey, better than ANY of the prequels. Oh wait....Lucas didn't direct it huh? Nope.

  • March 12, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I never need to see anything Star Wars-related ever again.

    by BiggusDickus

    Really. I am sick to fucking death of the whole thing. I can pretty much quote the original from beginning to end whether I want to or not and I'm angry at the space in my head still being taken up by The Phantom Menace.<p>Fuck off, George, you one-trick pony. Go hawk your tired idea in some other galaxy. Preferably far, far away.

  • March 12, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    This is gonna suck! Suck! SUCK!

    by Citizen Sane

    Everything that has come from Lucas in the last 10 years has TOTALLY SUCKED!!! He peaked at Episode V 30 years ago and went straight downward ever since!

  • March 12, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I hope it's all unknowns.

    by Alfie Boy

  • March 12, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Wraith Squadron

    by Yamato

    There was a series of books called Star Wars "Wraith Squadron". Post Ep 6, they are pretty darn good books, and would make a heck of a plotline for a live action series.

  • March 12, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    the dead and soon to be dead girls from “Lost”

    by pokadoo

    What's this in reference to? Have I missed something? Are the female cast about to be killed off? Does Lucas plan to cast a male-less cast? What gives?

  • March 12, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Fuck the ROTJ haters

    by spud mcspud

    The bad: EWOKS<P> The good: Speeder bikes, Jabba's Palace, the fucking RANCOR!, Boushh (Yatte. Yatte. Yuutu.), the Sarlacc Pit battle (WITHOUT the fucking ridiculous SE beak and shit), the end of Yoda, the fucking SPECTACULAR space battle ("It's a TRAP!"), the way Lucas cross-cuts between the battle on Endor, the space battle by Death Star II and the final battle between Luke and Vader. Vader dying in Luke's arms. SEBASTIAN FUCKING SHAW!!!<P> I think you'll agree, the good far outweighs the bad. And give me Ewoks over Midichlorians, Geonosians, fucking Japanese Neimoidians, and THAT GUNGAN BASTARD any day of the week.<P> And why is ROTS so well regarded anyway? Ian McDiarmid is a fucking legend, but when you have to say names like "Darth Plagueis" with a straight face (who next, Darth Badass? Darth Sneakyis? Darth Motherfucker? Darth Chokeabitch? For FUCK'S SAKE, LUCAS, YOU'RE NOT EVEN FUCKING TRYING!) no matter how much gravitas and RSC experience you bring to the mix, George's fucking lame dialogue will bring you down. Ian McDiarmid never had a chance in those sequels.<P> And the less we say about wasting MACE MOTHERFUCKING WINDU (read Matthew Stover's awesome SW novel SHATTERPOINT - now THAT is the Mace Windu we wanted to see!) and the walking redwood that is Anakin Plankwalking, the better.

  • March 12, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Kasdan cross-cut between scenes, NOT Lucas

    by spud mcspud

    My hatred of the Lucas Side of the Force has blinded me. My critical faculties can't repel SUCK of that magnitude!

  • March 12, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST


    by Kobaal

    I'll definitely watch if he's in it!!

  • March 12, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    So why exactly do they rebel against the Empire?

    by Dingbatty

  • March 12, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Still enjoy aspects of the PT - yes even Phanton Menance

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Think the fighting scene between Maul, Obi Wan and Qui Gon is one of the best lightsaber duals in all the movies, if not the best. <p> Personally overall in the trilogies I would have liked less of Dooku and more of Maul. We already had one old guy as a Sith, didn't need another <p>

  • March 12, 2009, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Maul Is A Cool Look In Search Of A Character

    by LaserPants

    I completely do not understand why people love Darth Maul so much. I mean, yeah, he looks cool, but he has no character whatsoever. I like Dooku as a character more. He doesn't look as cool, but he is an interesting character with a darkly charismatic demeanor.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    George Lucas' Ass - brought to you by BRAWNDO!

    by Itchy

    The Thirst Mutlatior. And, of course, Carl Jr.'s.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Me and Lucas are done. Professionally.

    by MonkeyLord

    I will never forgive him for Jar-Jar, the absolutely piss-poor casting for Anakin, Darth Vader's "noooooooooo!", and his inexplicable desire to make the story for Indiana Jones 4 as ridiculous and lame as possible.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    See, I get those two mixed up - I think Count Dooku is an impression of Ian McKellen's MAGNETO in search of some motivation, while Darth Maul was the classic Star Wars cool-looking character who you REALLY wanted to know all the background to. The last character I felt like that about? BOBA FETT.<P> At least in STAR WARS TALES, there's a schlocky-but-great story where a bunch of Sith resurrectionists on (I think) Mustafar end up luring the newly named Darth Vader into an arena they have built, just to see if he can defeat their resurrected champion--<P> DARTH FUCKING MAUL.<P> Yes, it is every bit as cool as you can imagine. Even the ending is well-written - and no, it doesn't end in a musical number.<P> THAT'S how this project should go forward - get Dark Horse to assemble the Writers' Room, hire some decent SF TV directors (start on the crews from FIREFLY and BSG - fuck all tha haters) and get the comics creators to run this from A to Z. Darth Gizzard can then go to his meditation chamber in Marin County and fucking count money, whilst watching his ILM droids create the next generation in fake-ass video game demo climaxes to prequels THAT NO-ONE FUCKING WANTS.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    I never got the love for either Maul or Boba Fett

    by Lost Jarv

    But your list of Darth's is magic spud. <P>I'd totally forgive lucas if he made a film with DARTH MOTHERFUCKER in it.

  • March 12, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Oi, Lucas: Here's The Pitch!

    by Kubla_Khan

    This series should be John Goodman and John Turturro as a couple of mischievous space cowboys just trying to make a buck by doing things like killing ewoks, skinning 'em, and selling their hides to natives of Hoth. They would always be trying to sneak by the Empire's convoys and checkpoints and they'd have a female wookie with them called Gotchabacca who they would always make jokes about having sex with. I'm telling you: GOLD.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I'm watching the Phantom Edit

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Over the last couple days, I've been watching it. It's a very strange combination of awesome and godawful. Of course, the original cut leans in the godawful direction more, but there is stuff in the PE that had to stay which unfortunately is the worst stuff in the movie, ie exposition. Pretty much any conversation is death in this movie. When they're sitting around the table talking about pod racing, or when Qui Gon and Anakin's mom are talking about the virgin birth ... It's just so fuckin' AMATEUR.<p>ON the other hand, I like the kind of innocent vibe it achieves a lot of the time. Jar-Jar actually is part of that but he's still fucking terrible. Luckily the PE cuts him down to the bare minimum so he doesn't drive me nuts as he does in the original version.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Yeah Maul is cool

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    And agree with Spud, looks cool and you want to know more about them, Fett is the same. <p>

  • March 12, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Never was any point flaming Lucas...

    by Ghostball

    ...since he adopted himself a bunch of kids he became super pussified and deluded that he's some sort of UN Ambassador.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    spud like the Dark Horse idea

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Hope Lucas is as hands off as possible

  • March 12, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Also Agree, Spud

    by LaserPants

    Definitely get the Dark Horse people involvled, since they seem to be the only writers who know how to do Star Wars in a way that both kids and adults can enjoy. I'd also love to see Lucas get some of the Firefly and BSG writers on this; but you know as well as I do that he won't. He'll hire a bunch of yes-men hacks to merely extend the franchise. It really sucks that the guy who created one of my favorite things ever is also the guy who is slowly, but surely, strangling it. *Sigh*<br><br> Btw, Lucas = Darth Gizzard! hahahaha! Nice one, man.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    hey morons there's a reason why there's no episode 6

    by jjwalrus

    There's a reason why Lucas let Zahn and others write what happened to Luke and company years ago... It's not interesting! Once you blow up the Death Star (for the second time) and destroy the Empire and Sith that's your happy ending. Who gives a shit about the rebellion fighting leftover Generals from the Empire, or some fucking clone of the Emporer, or some Jedi who finds a Sith Holocron and turns into a Sith. There's a reason why Lucas lets other people work on that stuff. It's not canonical and it's bullshit. The prequels, while poorly executed were a good idea... The original trilogy always hinted at a much richer beginning to the saga which Lucas was unable to deliver fully.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by codymr

    Well said. <P> I'll even give a pass to the Ewoks... they were to the Empire what Zulus were the the British Army in the 1800s... not technologically advanced, but outnumbered their adversary. <P> Of course, Wookiees would have been WAY better. <P> I do have to say that ROTS was mostly enjoyable if uneven... sort of like ROTJ in my opinion. <P> Great Darth xxx names BTW. LOL!

  • March 12, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I see that Motoko Kusanagi's toys have fallen from his pram

    by Roborob

    I didn't fall for the hype of Ep 1, Jar Jar was irratating but not that big a deal overall a decent effort. Ep 2 Better lots of action which I Love. Ep 3 Was good but I think it could have been longer and thus slowed the pace of the movie down. The Animated Clone Wars was Good if a bit short and sofar the CGI clone Wars have been fun. But then I think Ep 4 is a bit slow. Ep 5 Great but I prefer Ep 6 as I like space battles. The new films didn't ruin my childhood, or rob me of my dreams thay are just movies nothing much more and if you attach any more importance to that then I suggest you seek help, Fast.

  • March 12, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    a Max Rebo band episode would be cool

    by walrusholder

  • March 12, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Laserpants, Spud, I did an illustration many years ago

    by white_vader

    for Wizards SW RPG thingie of exactly that Yojimbo/Kurosawa/Samurai/Western thing with a Calamari ronin guy. In black and white, too. <p> I also did one where the bad guys from those Ewok films were drug smugglers, and even better, Using a stolen shuttle like the one from the Disney Star Tours ride. I think Lucasfilm approvals were asleep at the wheel on that one - how it got through I'll never know! But it was awesome that it did!

  • March 12, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    matthew davis circa 2001

    by damned

    would have made an excellent young Han Solo. not sure how he's held up since then.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Why would episode 7+ have to be about Sith?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    It's a universe. Can't Jedi deal with anything other than Sith and Robots? Maybe a nasty alien race?

  • March 12, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Lucas is a businessman

    by photopunisher

    George Lucas is a businessman, he is not fit to write or direct... and i'm pretty sure his producing skills are not good as well. And didn't he learn anything from the new trilogy? Enough is enough!

  • March 12, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    codymr: late reply to yer query re: Dreadnaughts.

    by Royston Lodge

    Sorry it took so long to notice your reply to my post. I originally had the same thought, but dismissed it for three reasons: 1) The Dreadnaught was already considered obsolete long before the Clone Wars broke out due to it's requirement for such a large crew. 2) I know it's not CALLED a Dreanaught, but General Grievous' ship in Episode III sort of looks like an upgraded version of West End Games' Dreadnaught design. In my own little mind I imagine that Grievous modified a Dreadnaught and crewed it with droids. 3) The Dreadnaught is actually a pretty boring-looking ship

  • March 12, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Better yet...

    by Royston Lodge

    Instead of a weekly, one-hour tv series, I'd much prefer an ongoing series of 2-hour tv movies. Each one could focus on a completely different set of characters, planets, droids, ships, contexts, and situations. That's the best way to really explore all the possibilities this Universe has to offer. An episodic series will inevitably become a soap opera, and runs the risk of really getting bogged down. With tv movies, you could have one about Han Solo at the Academy, another one following our favourite bounty hunters tracking someone down, another one that focuses on politics on Coruscant, etc, etc. (Star Trek also should have gone this route after Deep Space Nine instead of plaguing us with Voyager and Enterprise.)

  • March 12, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    One last comment...

    by Royston Lodge

    At least one episode MUST feature a "young" IG-88!!! Get Brent Spiner to do the voice, just for a little stunt casting. Hehehe.

  • March 12, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I cannot BELIEVE I forgot why ROTJ>ROTS

    by spud mcspud

    Here it goes:<P> PRINCESS LEIA'S GOLD BIKINI.<p> Even I am questioning my own sexuality after forgetting that. Jeeeesus...

  • March 12, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Not to mention...

    by spud mcspud

    ILM takes fucking forever to gets its SFX done - and still we end up with shite like the battle at the end of REVENGE OF THE SITH, which looks like a fucking bad PS2 game demo.<P> Get Zoic - the SFX house that do FIREFLY and BSG - to do it. They're fast, they're awesome, and the only thing they do wrong is that ridiculous crash-zooming oh-so-fucking-real-except-it-isn't-really pseudo-documentary bollocks that happens ALL THE TIME in BSG. Hole the frame still, let us see the ships, and show us the magic.

  • March 12, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    If you like Darth Motherfucker... meet his crew:<P> SITH BITCH - Don't fuck with this Dark Jedi. She his twin nipplesabres.<P> DARTH SHITHOUSE - Biggest bastard Sith Wampa in the SW universe. None too bright, though.<P> DARTH MANDELSON - Prince of Darkness. Evil ruler of Byss, the man in the Senate - there is no allegation Darth Mandelson cannot wriggle out of. Slipperier than an oiled up Twi'lek dancing chick.<P> DARTH CUNTLAPPER - the sexual deviant Sith Lord, famed for his four-handed twin-tentacled advances, able to wring involuntary orgasms out of over 600 different sentient species. His Tantric Sith Sex will have any dissident begging to unload their darkest secrets. Master Sith Sex Assassin.<P> DARTH FUKOO - The shadowy figure vying for power with Darth Sidious. Has bad dreams about being overthrown by some farmboy known as Lucas Shitlicker.<P> STAR WARS - RISE OF THE GIZZARD -- Coming Soon...

  • March 12, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Hey, I LIKE the crash zoom effect in BSG.

    by Royston Lodge

    It really gives the viewer an impression of the vast distances involved with dog fights in space. These guys aren't flying biplanes where they need to see the whites of their opponents' eyes before they can fire. These guys are out in the friggin' void. The crash zoom heightens the illusion that the starfighters are so far away from each other that even the camera operator has trouble finding them in the frame. I think it's an effective use of a pretty simple effect.

  • March 12, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    And, Leia's hotter in ESB than in ROTJ.

    by Royston Lodge

    The way they did her makeup and wardrobe in the Bespin scenes really upped the "jailbait" quotient that perverts remembered fondly from her appearance in Shampoo. In ROTJ she was way too much of an adult for the true sci-fi perv, gold bikini notwithstanding. (The danishes on her head in A New Hope killed all the sexy, of course... Hehehe...)

  • March 12, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    ...or maybe I think Leia's hotter in ESB because...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... I'm Canadian and I get turned on by chicks who wear snowsuits. ;-)

  • March 12, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Zoic? Uh yeah, we don't need flashy zoom shit

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 12, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    More Star Wars television episode ideas!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    I would love to see an episode feature the zany adventures of Bungo and Rusti! Imagine what Lucas' fx wizards could do to realize a Giant Amorphous Bantha Breakfast Biscuit running amok on a Victory Class Star Destroyer, all in glorious Quicktime!!! I'm actually not kidding. I'd really love to see it.

  • March 12, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by spud mcspud

    I actually LOVED the danishes on the head. Gives you something to pull her head down with...<P> Hit that, you sexy Aldreaanian posh totty BITCH!!!

  • March 12, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    The Princess

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Big talk from the racist bitch that called the wookie a "walking-carpet"...... The cleaners called....your white sheet and hood are ready.....

  • March 12, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.

    by Royston Lodge

    Leia SHOULD have been sexy in A New Hope, considering that she was completely soaked in the trash compactor while wearing a thin, white linen gown. Nudge nudge. Wink wink. Maybe an Alderaanian Senator's gown is made of high-tech material that doesn't allow one's naughty bit to show through when it gets wet?

  • March 12, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by Royston Lodge

    I gues you could say that she's a Lambda-Class-Shuttle Liberal. ;-)

  • March 12, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    The very best line from The Phantom Menace:

    by Royston Lodge

    "These Federation types are cowards." You KNOW that line was an intentional crack at Star Trek. YOU JUST KNOW IT!!!

  • March 12, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    More ideas: Tales of the Sith Second String

    by Royston Lodge

    Tales of the Sith who weren't quite good enough to be accepted into the upper ranks of the Sith hierarchy! Starring: Darth Annoyous, Darth Aggravos, Darth Obnoxius, Darth Malodorus, Darth Shrill, Darth Whine, Darth Petulas, Darth Impudus, Darth Disturbius, Darth Irritous, Darth Incommodius, Darth Pedantus, Darth Pederastis, Darth Flatulus, Darth Culpabus, Darth Delinquous, Darth Negligen, Darth Insensitus, Darth Impulsus, Darth Neglectus, and of course, Darth Sloth.

  • March 12, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    And the hits just keep on coming!

    by Royston Lodge

    Darth Sloven, Darth Cretinus, Darth Sulk, Darth Haplous, Darth Asinyne, Darth Defectus, and so one, and so forth...

  • March 12, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Wil it last longer than Dollhouse?

    by lockesbrokenleg


  • March 12, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Somebody stop me!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Darth Feculus, Darth Nuisanus, Darth Burdenus, Darth Impedimus, Darth Quiescence, Darth Stagnus, Darth Pitivus, Darth Squalis, Darth Shoddius, Darth Stinjus, Darth Vomitus, Darth Glower, Darth Dispicabus, Darth Lamentabus, Darth Paltrous, Darth Inadequas, Darth Deplorabus, Darth Misthius, Darth Fermentus, Darth Psoriasus, Darth Strumpetus, Darth Licentius, Darth Lascivius, Darth Moll, Darth Bimbus, Darth Pervis, Darth Genitus, Darth Venereus, Darth Vulgus, Darth Bromidus, Darth Insipidus, Darth Prosayus, Darth Platitudinus, Darth Interminabus, Darth Vapidus, Darth Tedius, Darth Monotonus...

  • March 12, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Some facts about the SW live-action TV series:

    by Rakafraker

    -It's geared toward an adult audience, not teens, not children.<p> -Lucas is only Creative Director after 1st season.<p> -It'll mainly focus on minor characters. Cameos of major characters (Darth, etc).<p> -It will be MUCH darker than Clone Wars.<p> -It'll be shot in Austrailia.<p> -It'll be set right after Ep. 3. -It will spin-off into other shows (possibly 5).<p> -The complete season will be shot before airing.<p> -Each episode will cost ~$1million.<p> -Originally planned for 100 episodes.<p> Way more info here->

  • March 12, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Needs actor/character with Han Solo'esque charisma

    by riskebiz

    Paul Rudd jumps to mind as having some swagger/humor/charisma that Han Solo had. It was what was sorely missing from the prequels.

  • March 12, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Setting it immediately after ROTS is a mistake.

    by Royston Lodge

    Think about the times in history immmediately after any big war or revolution. Those periods aren't really fodder for great adventure stories. Rather, it's a time of reconstruction and self-assessment. It's the moment when leaders take time to debrief, dissect their mistakes are consider new strategies, consolidate public opinion, and so on. I mean, really, there aren't too many great adventure stories set in 1946, ya know? Historically, the next wave of high drama doesn't start until at LEAST five years after the end of a big conflict, and probably really a decade should go by first. That's when enough time has passed for the winners' public image to tarnish a little, for the losers to have regrouped a bit, and for the sideliners to have consolidated their power. Think 1950 with the emergence of the Cold War, the war in Korea, and independence movements springing up all over the place. That's a MUCH better context for a Star Wars series.

  • March 12, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Mos Eisley Legal

    by BillyPilgrim

    Shatner + Spader + Scum and Villany = GREATEST TV OF ALL TIME!!!

  • March 12, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    . . . not to mention . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . it takes between five to ten years for the technologies that were developed during wartime to start becoming more widespread. Again, use World War II as an example. Immediately after the war people were getting by using converted war surplus, like army transports converted into airliners. It was another five to ten years before things like atomic power, jet air travel, and communications technology really started to take off. Again, this is the best context for a Star Wars series. At the end of ROTS the Trade Federation's been destroyed. It'd take about five to ten years for corporate competitors to fill that vacuum. It would take about five to ten years for the Empire's strategists to figure out where the next military threats were going to come from, and to start building new war machines to meet that threat (i.e., development projects like Kuat's new Star Destroyer designs, Sienar's new TIE designs, etc). Until the 1950s, western nations were still using surplus military hardware. It was during the 1950s that new fighter jets, missle designs, and weapon systems started rolling off the assembly lines. Heck, as context for Star Wars, at around the five-year-mark or the ten-year-mark the Imperial military industrial complex would need to start a few "brushfire wars" in order to field-test their new capital ships, starfighter concepts, and Stormtrooper tactics. Once again I refer to the 1950s. Not only was that the time that new designs were coming out, but it was also the period where designs were field-tested and kink were worked out. This led the way for the much better designs that came later, just in time for Vietnam and the Space Race. A Star Wars series should take place during a Galactic version of 1953, not a Galactic version of 1946.

  • March 12, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Better start saving now...

    by Pumpkihn

    for the multiple versions of every season that will inevitably be released including the special edition of season 1 that has a character introduced in season 2 digitally inserted into various scenes. Love that shit! Imagine the fun George can have if a character needs recasting between seasons, he'll be in his element!

  • March 12, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    More things a Star Wars series needs...

    by Royston Lodge

    * space pirates with vibro-swords * zero-gravity stormtroopers * an episode set on board the Kuari Princess * cyberpunk-style corporate espionage - with droids! * the inside story about how the Empire nationalizes Incom * overt racism towards alien species * overt classism with rich Core Worlders looking down on folk from the Outer Rim * Ord Mantell * Nar Shaddaa * Dantooine * Moffs, Moffs and more Moffs * armless Gundarks * Nerf Herders * T-16 Skyhoppers * badass swoop gangs * Bothan spies * a hot young Mon Mothma * Hutt scenes that blatantly rip off The Godfather and Goodfellas * Sorosuub labour relations * Mungo Baobab and the Baobab Merchant Fleet AND/OR at least one mention of the Cloak of the Sith * Gladiator and Victory Class Star Destroyers * Admiral Screed * giant green rabbits! (just kidding)...

  • March 12, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by spud mcspud

    You need to add to that list the classic Marvel strip that explains how Wedge's gunner Janson managed to survive on Hoth after he missed the last Rebel transport off that rock. It's told in the form of Janson's last recording being found and played by Wedge... and the ending is great. <P> Oh, and I want to see giant green rabbits, and Hedji the badass bipedal hedgehog. Fucking genius.<P> Oh, one more thing... had Lucas stuck to rewriting that Indiana Jones in Atlantis strip that Marvel's RETURN OF THE JEDI mag ran in the UK in the early 80s, THEN INDIANA 4 MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE FUCKING EPICENTRE OF SUCK THAT IT TURNED OUT TO BE!!!<P> Just sayin'...

  • March 12, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Darth Lapidus...

    by spud mcspud

    "Guess we're not going to Guam, huh Doc?"<P> Matthew Fox looks at Darth Lapidus, his eyes watering like fucking ALWAYS.<P> "You have failed me for the last time, Party of Five."<P> Darth Lapidus crushes Matthew Fox's neck with the Power of the Force.<P> Southern Corellian mercenary and smuggler James "Sawyer" Solo gets to take Princess Lilly up the Kessel Run in waaaaaaaay less than twelve parsecs.<P> John Locke looks on, muttering "When 900 years YOU reach, have as much hair you will not."<P> Then the island disappears. AGAIN.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Royston, you've really thought about all this...

    by spud mcspud

    Go take out Darth Gizzard and run the show. your ideas are actually quite funkdafied, and I think you'd do a bang up job. Someone remove Georgie the Hutt and bring in Royston for showrunner...

  • March 12, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I think I'm most proud of . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    ... Darth Inadequas. But I'm also fond of Darth Venereus and Darth Psoriasus.

  • March 12, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    As for the best choice for showrunner...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... just recruit a team of former Star Wars gamemasters (d6, not that d20 bullshit). This sort of hooey is ALL we ever thought about!

  • March 12, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Evangaline Lilly for scrappy but loveable Imperial officer

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 13, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    God, they're really going through with this?

    by Bjornegar

  • March 13, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I hope the gay hutt is in this.

    by jarjarmessiah

    I know some people want post ROTJ stuff, but some much crap happens in the expanded unuverse the average movie/tv watchwer will have a hard time catching up. "What? Chewies dead?" "Yes, a moon crushed him" "Han had and Leia had kids?" "Three, but one died and the other went dark side so they pretty much only have a daughter." "What the hell is Yuzahn Vong?"Head xplodes]

  • March 13, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    5 words- Darth Bane

    by gringito

    LOL. seriously, go so far back in time that we get something NEW.

  • March 13, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I've got some more brilliance for y'all!

    by Royston Lodge

    Things NOT to include in the series: Kyle Katarn * Mara Jade * Dark Troopers * Rodian children * more than one Jedi, maybe, and even then keep the audience guessing as to whether he's REALLY a Jedi, or just an escaped mental patient who just THINKS he's a Jedi * weapons of mass destruction that make the Death Star seem wimpy by comparison * cloaking devices * Bea Arthur.

  • March 13, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Can't believe so many people liked ROTS

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>While I would say that I didn't hate Ep I and II as much as most people, Revenge of the Sith is, without a doubt, the worst thing in the Star Wars universe. Darth Vader's "Noooooooo!" scream summed it up best. The idea that Anakin would jump from conflicted to "ok, I'll go kill some children for you" in the space of a minute was beyond incomprehensible. Darth Vader's fall to the dark side story was better done with Londo Mollari's fall in B5.</p> <p>I actually thought the Phantom menace made the best prequel, if for no other reason than it had the best lightsaber fight of the entire series. I also dug the hell out of Amidala's crazy outfits, as gay as that sounds. Yeah, Jar Jar sucked, but I'll still take him over the crap that was Ep III.</p> <p>Knights of the Old Republic gave me all the, post-original, Star Wars fix that I needed. That story would have made a better movie than any of the prequels.</p>

  • March 13, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Royston! Bea Arthur was da bomb

    by white_vader

    in Golden Girls! I agree with the others though. And no Dash Rendar/Captain Mal/watered down wannabes either. ;)

  • March 13, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    I'm glad I remember Star Wars before 1997

    by romanocc

    I fondly look back at pre-1997 SW, and think how great it was, and how it stood at the top of movie making for its genre. Now SW is just a punchline and loved by 5 year old kids and geeks who defend Lucas on EVERYTHING he does without looking at it objectively. Before 1997, we just called them Star Wars, Empire, and Jedi, no episode #'s, no special editions updates, no did Han shoot first, no prequels, no overused CGI, no Lucas giving his fanbase the middle finger. We as fans rejected The Holiday Special, the Ewoks & Droids Cartoons, so we stood lockstep as a fanbase for all those years. If Lucas would just put out the OOT on BluRay in a seperate boxset, I won't give a shit what he does with the series, as long as I can enjoy the original versions with Han shooting first, and Shaw as the ghost at the end of Jedi. I still love those 3 movies, as they rank #1, #2, and #3 on my favorite movie list, but they have been ruined by Lucas in the past 12 years by his constant tinkering and contempt for the fanbase that made him a millionaire. It is amazing how George Lucas was GOD to me as a kid, and now he is The Emperor. Ironic huh?

  • March 14, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I am so there with you on this. STAR WARS fans are like the Rihannas of fandom - our asses get beaten, yet we go back, time and fucking time again. hoping this time he'll be great to us again - every time just getting another beatdown. It's so depressing being a hardcore SW OT fan these days...

  • March 14, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    _Maltheus_ ROTS is a bucket of fermented shit

    by Prossor

    Anyone who actually likes that should be forced to chin-fuck Lucas.

  • March 14, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Rihannas of fandom

    by white_vader

    - just without the looks, money and talent. And tight arse. ;)

  • March 15, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I'm gonna have nightmares for fucking YEARS! And this from a fellow Professional ;D

  • March 15, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    About my tight white ass...

    by spud mcspud

    Since I was one of few young men to escape the English public school system WITHOUT losing my anal virginity, I can attest to the fact that my ass is much, much tighter than Rihanna's. Nowhere near as cute, but DEFINITELY tighter.<P> Again, a fellow Professional giving me evils. Baaaastard! ;P

  • March 15, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Apparently Rihanna got married...

    by spud mcspud

    to Chris "Whupass" Brown at P Diddy's crib, yo, some time last week. Not smart.<P> But then again, we dumbass hardcore SW OT fans have been married to Lucas' creation for over three decades, and the bastard just keeps on giving out the whuppings. <P> I just can't take this much longer!!!

  • March 15, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Oh Spud, you know full well

    by white_vader

    that if you're an English Public School boy, you sir HAVE no arse! You may have me on a technicality about the tightness, but that's probably a play on words about your fiscal acumen on top of being, well, a Pom. But we're all professionals here, even Prossor whose scarring imagery is truly worthy of the Baleback. He trashed our mental scene! <p> Oh I found that SW Ronin/Kurosawa illo I did/was talking about and the Star Tours drugrunners one too: <p> <p>

  • March 15, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by romanocc

    See I finally smartened up after ROTS, as I still haven't not seen The Clone War Movie, and don't give a crap about the cartoon that is currently airing on Cartoon Network. I still post about the old days, just in case there are bunch of teenagers who doesn't understand what SW was like before 1997. I know Lucas has re-written history, but there are OOT fans like me who will always be here to set the record straight: IT WASN'T ALWAYS CALLED THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER!!!! SW was a standalone movie in 1997 that Lucas didn't think would be a huge hit, and had no idea where to take the story. It became the #1 movie of all-time, EVERYBODY loved it and he made ESB to fund his new project Skywalker Ranch. Somewhere between 1977-1979 he changed the whole story and made Darth Vader Lukes father, and the rest is history. He never wanted to make the PT or ST, he just talked about this huge story because he got caught up in the hype, but in the end he made 3 OT movies and that was it. There was a reason he put a 65 year old Anakin in the ghost scene at the end of ROTJ, and not some 25 year old back in 1983, and that why he annoys fans like me because he keeps rewriting SW over and over, and young kids buy it hook line and sinker.

  • March 15, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Spelling mistake

    by romanocc

    SW was made as a standalone movie in 1977, not 1997. Sorry!

  • March 15, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by romanocc

    Well, if you saw the movie in 1977, the opening crawl just said, "Star Wars" and didn't have the title Episode IV: A New Hope til the re-release in 1981 AFTER ESB was released in theaters. I am not inside George Lucas's head, I am just stating the facts that apparently you don't know, which goes to my point that Lucas has rewritten history and you guys have fallen for it!

  • March 15, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    No, you were right the first time Romanocc

    by white_vader

    I prefer to think of the special edition in 1997 as a "standalone" too! <p> And way to fuck up, sector whateveryourphonenumberis - fuckup #1 - "part 4". Fuckup #2 - 'homophobic' Doctor Who fans! Really! That show and it's fans are about as far from bigots as you can get. And You've obviously never heard of the guy that brought all the fans back... Fuckup #3 - you screaming hypocrite - there's more whining in your couple of posts than anything by Spud. That's three strikes, ya little amateur.

  • March 15, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Vader was in the plan

    by krylite

    Sorry romanoc and others, but I think the evidence points to Vader originally being Luke's father as planned by Lucas. There are plenty of hints to it in the original(beru: "he's just too much like his fatther", owen: "that's what I'm afraid of") as well as the mention of the backstory. (obiwan: "before the empire"). Even some quote about Lucas saying to the scriptwriter for ESB something like yep, we're going ahead with the original plan about Vader being Luke's father. Although the 9part could have been made up doing Lucas' living up his hype during 1980. He procrastinated so much he didn't write a his script for TPM until the year before filming (see the video docs about him "struggling" to find a story for TPM ) when he exaggerated how much backstory he had. While Jackson had worked on his LOTR script since 1997 and even planned out the Helm's Deep battle in 1998 with army figures. I'm not so sure about Leia being the sister though. Just maybe Han was so popular and they felt to match Leia up with Han instead of a nerdy young boy for ESB.

  • March 15, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Vader was NEVER Lukes father in 1977

    by romanocc

    Come on guys, just watch SW in the context of not thinking about any sequels, and the movie works perfectly. Hey, I love that Lucas changed Vader being Lukes father, but I know that it wasn't what he originally had planned. When Beru talks about 'He is too much like his father' she is referring to him wanting to get out Tatooine, being adventurous, just like his father, who became a jedi and was killed by Darth Vader, a pupil of ObiWan Kenobi. As for Leia being Lukes sibling, that was NEVER there, as he kisses her in ESB!!! If Lucas put alittle incest in ESB to throw the audience off, then he is sicker then I thought! Lucas has said he had notes about pre-SW when he was writing the movie, just to give him a context as to where all the characters came from, and I think after SW became so big, he thought about doing this 9 part saga, only to realize that it would probably take 25 years of his life, and realized it wasn't worth it. If you watch the movies now 1-6, alot of shit doesn't make sense, because Lucas kept improvising storylines, and that is why Owen owned C3PO from Episode I to II, and then bought him 20 years later in Episode IV, yet doesn't recognize him!

  • March 15, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Ah, sector blahblahblah

    by spud mcspud

    But I AM the homophobic Doctor Who fan in all those talkbacks! Wait a minute...<P> TEGUJAI BATIR!!!<p> You're my fucking gay TB stalker, come back to flame me to death about my supposed Dr Who "homophobia"! Well, we're not going down that route, partly 'cos I said everything I wanted to say about RTD's lack of writing skill and his heavily-weighted-towards-gay-rights-but-fuck-everyone-else's "gay agenda" last year. Go look at the old WHO TBs. there you'll find me, though if you are (as I suspect) my psychotic TB stalker Tegujai Batir you already know this.<P> As for being a gay-bashing homophobe... you fucking amateur. I'm a PROFESSIONAL, Goddammit, and we have gay people in our ranks, we have Muslims, we have Republicans, we have white folks - shit, I'm an English ex-public schoolboy! WE ACCEPT ALL PEOPLE!!!<P> Except you. You're a twat who doesn't even have a cursopry knowledge of how STAR WARS was developed, created and made. You, sir, are a dumb shit, and need to GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY SCENE! WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? GIMME A FUCKING ANSWER!!!

  • March 15, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Luke also gets a peck on the lips from Leia in STAR WARS -- just before they swing across the chasm in the Death Star, en route to getting back to the Falcon. They some freaky-deaky siblings right there. It's like the TATOOINE CHAINSAW MASSACRE! Fucking inbreds...

  • March 15, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    white_vader - re sector blahblahblah

    by spud mcspud

    He obviously knows me from the Dr Who TBs from the last few years. I absolutely hated any episodes written by RTD, usually because as a gay man himself, RTD seems to think he has to crowbar gay characters into Dr Who at every turn just to somehow modernise it or something. It's no bad thing to write gay characters into mainstream TV - and SF TV is a great place to discuss such things - but RTD was completely disproportionate with it, to the point that a character would literally appear in an episode just to say something to the effect of "Hey, I'm fgay and it's OK" and add nothing to the plot or narrative. It's deeply amateurish writing, from a man who has exceptional ideas but fucks them up in the actual execution of them, and I coined the term "gay agenda" as a short-hand for the intent behind RTD shoehorning gay references into his Who eps without them having any bearing on furthering the plot or characters whatsoever. I think SF fans are the last fans on Earth who need their horizons broadening - they're pretty clued up and accepting of everyone already, without heavy-handed prosetylising and kowtowing to one particular minority's views while completely ignoring those of other, equally valid minorities. Especially MY view, which is that I don't hate ANYBODY gay, but I reserve the right to hate their hypocrisy if it obstructs my enjoyment of a series I have supported as a fan for several decades.<P> Shit, this political correctness thing is a fucking minefield. WHAT DON'T SECTOR BLAHBLAHBLAH FUCKING UNDERSTAND?<P> Me and Sector blahblahblah? DONE PROFESSIONALLY!

  • March 15, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I have to admit something fairly disturbing.<P> This weekend, I saw THE CLONE WARS on the big screen for the first time.<P> Bale forgive me... I ENJOYED IT!<P> Oh sure, it has some fucking awful bits in it: the Nathan-Lane-from-THE-BIRDCAGE Zero the Hutt; a complete lack of any coherent dialogue during the combat sequences (Doesn't Lucas understand ANYTHING about battlefield strategy? Can't characters say stuff like "Take the left flank, we're going to outmaneovre him on the right" instead of "Rex! Battle formation!" for the umpteenth time?!?); and since when did circa 1987 Valley Girls sign up for Jedi Knight training? But once you get past that, the action is quite good, the production design is great (loved the new ships in the movie), the plot trumps anything in the prequels (note to Lucas: simplicity is a GOOD FUCKING THING); and we get to see Asajj Ventress in action. Anakin is more heroic and less annoying than Hayden Christwhataplank, and Obi-Wan gets to kick ass too. It's REALLY NOT ALL THAT BAD!<P> It helps, of course, that I had a head full of Baleawful reviews for this flick (even Harry hated it!) and my expectations could not have been lower if my life depended on it. But you know? I actually not only DIDN'T hate it, I quite enjoyed it. No mean feat after all the childhood-raping that's been going on in these parts since at least 1997.<P> This is not a recommendation, by the way. If you can't lower your expectations THAT LOW, don't go see it. You'll only want to kill Ahsoka Tano, Zero the Hutt, and Stinky the Huttlet. And then probably Goerge Lucas too.

  • March 15, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by Charlie_Allnut

    You are absolutely right. If nothing else the prequels just don't fit into the mythology established by the first 3 movies. It just doesn't make sense on so many levels. Lucas pretty much briefly explained what happened in the "prequels" on Tatooine in the first movie, and none of that matches with the movies we got. My only hope for this show is that it would follow a couple of Han and Chewie like rogues on misadventures throughout the galaxy. But it will suck. You know it will.

  • March 15, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Lucas!

    by bizzarrogeorge

    Even Michael Dudikoff is smart enough to stay away from this turd.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    The Dr Who thing

    by white_vader

    Yeah I do remember that and I guess I didn't articulate very well, I was speaking about Who fans in general. But even your supposed gay 'bashing' was not about being gay per se. It's like Lucas being a car nut and putting a car race in every fucking - 0h, wait. Um, anyway, you know what I mean. There are plenty of gay men and women who don't feel the need to be screaming queens and hide behind a gay conspiracy, and similarly straight women who don't feel everything is a male sexist boys' club conspiracy - oh wait. Public school boy... Er, I'm a straight guy who doesn't feel the need to bring my sexuality or football preferences into every conversation where it's not an issue. I agree that sexual preference isn't an outrageously interesting plot point on it's own when it's tangential. It's lazy. Nothing necessarily to do with any predilection at all. So I didn't really see it as anything more than you taking someone to task for lazy writing. I'm sure you'd complain if stereotypical hetero clichés were used the same way. RTD is a two sided thing for me as well. He does go overboard on the cheese which you can't really fault as bad writing because it's intentional and part of what he loves about Dr. Who, and he does paint in broad strokes certainly, but I agree as a producer he was a good barometer I think and could be quite objective in terms of structure and pace and so on. And hey, he DID bring the Doctor back to life. If only we could have got two whole seasons out of Ecclestone though... Tennant is great though. I dunno about this new guy but at least they've got the best guy to run the show post RTD. Speaking of him and his Welsh accent, I'm reminded of my comments in the Baleback about His Baleness overcompensating for his Welsh-ness. It IS actually a super-gay accent! ;) <p> And obviously people like him, but I don't reckon Captain Jack has ANY charisma, gay OR straight! Do you like Torchwood? <p> And you are right about 1987 Valley Girls - they're all like what-EVERRR! And while Bale may forgive you, he'll make you watch Genndy's stuff 20 times as penance. That show won't be any good until it gets some of my Star Tours drugrunners in there, Goddammit. <p> Finally, if Vader was indeed Luke and Leia's Dad all along, he did a fucking awful job not recognising her all those years on the other side of the Imperial Senate... some force-sensitive bloke HE was, not to mention his daughter stood a pretty fucking good chance of looking and having character traits of either him or his wife...

  • March 16, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    RTD IS a great producer

    by spud mcspud

    I think as a showrunner he's the business - he comes up with great epic ideas, interesting characters (Captain Jack being the incredibly annoying exception) and some great ideas for season arcs, characters arcs etc. Some of the best dramatic ideas in new Who were RTD's. Unfortunately, then he thinks he can actually write (which he's quite limited at), and ends up ruining some potentially great ideas with limp, insipid dialogue and crowbarring heavy-handed gay references in there. One thing that REALLY grated on my nerves was in RTD's THE SECOND COMING: Eccleston is in a bar after realising he's the Second Coming, when a militant gay dude (bald, dressed like Jimmy Somerville circa 1983, wearing an OUT & PROUD t-shirt under a duffel coat) comes up to him, opens his coat and says "So what do you think about this then?" (his being gay). Eccleston says "Fine by me, mate," and the gay guy wanders off, still angry but now also confused. The idea was fine, but there was no development of the fact that one of Eccleston's mates in the show was a Muslim - couldn't THAT have been a REALLY provocative and thoughtful B-plot ot carry through? What effect would the incarnation of one religion's deity have on the OTHER religions? Not a great deal is made of this. Why? Because as long as RTD gets HIS point (that it's okay to be gay) across, screw anybody else's. It turns a potentially interesting premise into a shallow premise with one glaringly obvious "it's okay to be gay!" scene in there, which doesn't advance the plot AT ALL. Just lazy, shoddy writing.<P> And the shoddy hetero version of this? The fucking love triangle / square / trapezoid / who-fucking-cares thing in LOST. Since the most interesting thing by far in that show is the Island and its mythos - and the backgrounds of Ben and Locke - this whole tired Who-will-Kate-choose-in-the-end? thing is so fucking pointless that I'm hoping she actually gets killed off before the end. This is a cynical, put-in-there-specially-for-the-girlies storyline that has absolutely nothing to do with the bigger picture. Why drag this pointless shit out? DEMOGRAPHICS. God forbid we follow the most interesting aspects of LOST, when we might lose the bored housewife who never watches anything SF demographic!<P> The Lost love-fest is the perfect example of a hetero version of RTD's gay agenda - relationships for the sake of having one, not because it advances the greater narrative.<P> Oh, and the public schoolboy thing? I just toss it out there sometimes to confuse the Spud-haters from way back in the Who TBs. It's no biggie. It's true, but it's no big deal.<P> TORCHWOOD is the equivalent of getting a bunch of hormonal 14 year old boys to write an "adult" sci-fi show, and being told they can put as much sex and swearing in the show as possible, as long as they over-represent the amount of gay and bi sex in the series. Series 2 was much the same, but with the addition of Captain Spike-from-Buffy.<P> And yes, John Barrowman is utterly abysmal in this series. I think the only people who think Captain Jack is a great, well-rounded character are Barrowman and RTD himself. I can't think of one scene with Barrowman in that wouldn't be improved by removing Barrowman completely. If there's a gay actor nowadays doing more damage to the gay demographic by advancing the all-gay-men-are-shallow-and-sex-obssessed steretype, I don't know who they are. If Peter Tatchell wants to start blaming people for stereotyping gay men as shallow and image-obsessed, I'd send him to RTD first.<P> Sorry for the sermon. I naturally over-react to twats like Sector blahblahblah up there. It's annoying not being able to say "Hey, I don't like the way RTD writes" without being called a homophobic bigot. Especially when the accuser is a twat.<P> Glad you understood my position, though. DONE PROFESSIONALLY...

  • March 16, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Vader not sensing Leia

    by spud mcspud

    Interesting, since he seems to sense Luke all the way through the OT. Jedi senses retconning is a bitch...

  • March 16, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Funny thing is that in Oz,

    by white_vader

    Public school prejudice/namecalling is actually "Private school" namecalling! I went to them, but the Catholic blue-collar version, not the wanky grammar schools. It's fun to toss it at you regardless! <p> I don't catch regular telly what with funny hours and working in da moobies and all. I do love catching things all at once on DVD though. So basically it took me until last year to get as far as Arrested Development, Just watched Flight of the Conchords, Madmen and Weeds, and no, still haven't caught Lost (so forgive me if I skipped a few lines there Spud ol pal), Alias, 24, and even The Office. Actually, bringing it full circle, I'm just onto "Planet of the Ood" having finally reached season 4. So don't spill anything, right? ;) As far as Lost and Dexter go, I'm just waiting for the Blu-rays to hit. And if anyone else is still listening they'll probably flame me out of existence now - also waiting for the whole shebang on Blu-ray to finally watch (an American mate did force me to watch a few epsodes before I got on the plane and I did love it), er, BSG. The shame... <p> And you know the funny thing? I don't even believe Barrowman as a gay character, whether he is in real life or not! Ironic, considering all we've talked about. And oh boy, from the sound of things you don't want to read that book RTD wrote about the making of the show... but please tell me the Sarah Jane show is all right... <p> Thanks, fellow professional. Right. It's a quarter to 7 in the morning, and I'm supposed to start on a movie sequel that will be labelled heresy or fake by half the fantasy-loving fanboys in the world... might need a bit of the old white vader to get me going! Snort! ;)

  • March 16, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Aaagh! Sorry for the LOST spoilers!

    by spud mcspud

    I hope I didn't ruin anything in my LOST rant - hopefully not, as the Kate/Jack/Sawyer thing has been around since the beginning of Season 1. I do envy you the experience of catching LOST from the very beginning (watching all the seasons over a couple of weeks would be AWESOME) and I hope you enjoy the rest of S4 of WHO - I think Donna is one of the best companions by the end of the series, and I was very anti-Tate when I heard the announcement! She's brilliant - brings the realism and the drama, but without losing the feistyness or the fun. She's really great.<P> As for BSG... by God! We're about three eps from the end of the series - it's kept its original integrity all the way through. That's unprecedented in an SF TV series - I think only BABYLON 5 and FARSCAPE have previously done that. BSG really is the best in SF on TV (I'd class LOST as more drama with SF elements than straight SF, otherwise I'm a LOSTIE all the way).<P> As for SARAH JANE... far and away the best WHO spin-off. At times, it can be better than WHO itself. I'm loving it - though it is very obviously aimed at a younger demographic than WHO, it's never patronising, and is always enjoyable. As for RTD'S WRITER'S TALE, I've heard the chapter on fanboys is just called BASTARDS, but he's so damn childish about any criticism anyway I just expect him to flame the hardcore fans anyway. He deserves the slating we give him, if only because he keeps on insisting on dispensing with logic and waving a magic wand at the end of each series (witness that fucking abhorrence that was Dobby the Time Elf in LAST OF THE TIME LORDS. Not a single frame of that finale made any fucking sense!!!)<P> As for that sequel... if it is:<P> DARK CRYSTAL 2 - Please give us more of that awesome mythology, more background on the War that erupted when the crystal was shattered, and I'd love to see the Chamberlain again. Yeah, I know. He could still come back though...<P> LAST STARFIGHTER 2 - Just make it wistful, with that yearning to do great things but being stuck in a life too small for your dreams. THAT'S what I took from the first movie, as well as a deep and abiding love for Catherine Mary Stewart, and that cool battle at the end. And we need a next gen Death Blossom!<P> TR2N - Just make it rock. Everything TRON had, turned up to 11.<P> SPIDERMAN X - Don't care what you do. It can't get any worse than 3.<P> KING CONAN - No Arnie, no point. Tell them to remake MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE instead.<P> TERMINATOR: PROFESSIONALS. What don't you FUCKING UNDERSTAND? GIMME A FUCKING ANSWER!<p> Cheers, Professional, and may Nigella and Lt Andy smile upon you! TRASH THAT FUCKING SEQUEL'S LIGHTS!!!

  • March 17, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Ha ha - you were right on one of them!

    by white_vader

    Heh! Yes, I'll be a PROFESSIONAL! I've got a kickarse scene that will fully trash your lights in a couple of years' time... I know you'll fucking understand when you see it. 'Fuck's sake! <p> Dr. Who - the book stuff I mean was behind the scenes who fancies who (geddit?!) sort of gear. And all that implies. But like I said. I haven't read it yet either. Oh the hypocrisy! ;) <p> Cool about Sarah Jane! <p> Off to think about Nigella for a bit. 'Scuse me...