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So... The Live-Action STAR WARS TV Show Is Still Happening, And Its Title Is...

Published at: Jan. 9, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST by Nordling

Nordling here.

That's right.  It's called STAR WARS: NORDLING HERE.  I'm honored, frankly.

Okay, it's called STAR WARS: UNDERWORLD.  Sheesh.  It's supposedly going to be about the fringes of the STAR WARS universe, where the gangsters, the bounty hunters, the assassins, and the smugglers get together and have tea and talk of memories past.  Oh yeah, and probably shoot each other and commit all sorts of galactic larceny.  UNDERWORLD doesn't sound too inspired (I would have gone with SCUM AND VILLAINY myself, considering the subject matter) but since they suposedly have 50 episodes written already they seem to know what they're doing at this point.  Thanks to IGN for the information, which you can get from their video here:

Nordling, out.

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  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    OOOOOH

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    SW: Underworld? Is it about vampires and werewolves?

    by OutsideChance

    Pass.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Bantha fodder

    by Dharma4

    So no Jedi outcasts? --Namaste--

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford cameo?

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Where he has an eyepatch and plays a saxaphone?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Star Wars = Jedi and Sith

    by KoolerThanJesus

    This will be lame. Give us episodes 7-9 while the original cast is still young enough to do it. Fuck everything else.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    50 Amazing Scripts...

    by Lucasblows

    ...I find it hard to believe Lucas didn't write any of them.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this will be good

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Keep Lucas the fuck away from it and there's a chance, a good chance, this'll be epic. Star wars needs this to rock, as the prequels have sullied it to such a degree that I have a general feeling of apathy towards the franchise now.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    At the 39th second...

    by Lucasblows

    ...McCallum wipes George's shit off his nose.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    We've known since its announcement that it

    by phifty2

    would be like Soprano's in space. What we didn't know was that is was still in the works.

  • The CGI in Terra Nova is about equal to the CGI in Jurassic Park, which is pushing about 20 years by now, so practically using TV VFX at the level it was used in, say, Phantom Menace, probably by 2019. Ah well, gives me a reason just to not eat a shotgun for the next decade, I guess...

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Did you miss the part where he says WORKING TITLE?

    by Purple_Tentacle

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Aaaargh

    by Hard Farter

    Can't we just put Star Wars to bed? Hasn't everyone involved in Star Wars got enough money? Fuck this shit.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    CGI in Terra Nova is nowhere near Jurrassic Park

    by thedude2010

    That's part of the problem with that show. Is it should be. But it's not.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Does anyone even care at this point?

    by richievanderlow

    I mean.. outside of the 8-12 year old crowd.

  • Apparently Terra Nova isn't all THAT practical to make, which is why they can only make 12 a season, and I think the Nova CGI dinos are about equitable to the Jurassic Park CGI dinos but that also had some practical FX to make it more believable. Lucasfilm / ILM doesn't do much practical FX in it's Star Wars productions so, yah, gonna be another long while. What I'm driving at is there seems to be an almost 2-decade long divide between what they can pull off on TV budgets vs. what they can pull off on movie budgets which is compared by me watching Jurassic Park and Tera Nova. Thank you. Probably not the most scientific method but I think it puts you in a general ballpark.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    shit title

    by Pipple

    Star Wars The Next Generation. Star Wars Fu The legend continues. Star Wars This will explain all the inconsistencies Star Wars Jar Jar adventures No seriously make it something like: Star Wars A New Age Begins i dunnooooooooooooooo

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    In before too much Lucas hate shows up

    by Mugato5150

    ...looking forward to it.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    nonsense

    by mr. smith

    never gonna happen

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The title gets the job done.

    by Yelsaeb

    It's nothing special. I would way prefer Nordling's Scum and Villiany idea, but The Lucas has spoken. I'm just happy that this thing is finally happening. I've been wanting to see this for years.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    don't get too excited, kids...

    by rogerdodger21

    right. "underworld." it's gonna be a bunch of cuddly bounty hunters that little boys and girls can snuggle up to at night (available exclusively at target™) and nothing too offensive to children and "family viewing night" because modern storytellers outside of pixar seem to underestimate the intelligence of children. i thought han solo shooting first was badass when i was four years old, and it didn't make me shoot people. bring on the suck.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Correct Title = STAR WARS: ALBATROSS

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    The stone around Lucas's neck... ...the gift that keeps on giving!!! (sigh)

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Star Wars is more than Jedi and Sith.

    by shutupfanboy

    Its about time we get more the Han Solo types instead of the all power Jedi. I am sure we will get a Jedi, but it will be cool to see the outer rims.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    50 scripts written?

    by Bass Ackwards

    By whom, I wonder?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Star Peace and Quiet

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Star Lift to Heaven

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Maybe it is literally set in an underworld...

    by v3d

    Like say a sewer. It only has two main characters, best friends from high school who were too stupid to get into that fancy academy Luke always whined about, and had to settle as waste treatment operators. Only one set, two characters, no cgi. Yeah, that would be cheap to produce.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Starsky and Hutch

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    needs more clones.

    by vulturess

    and some clones.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    ummmm... who cares?

    by abe

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire Strikes Back

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Was watching ANH the other day...

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    ...and it struck me funny when Obi-Wan says his famous "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany," line and then the next thing we see is whacky robots bopping each other on the head and Jawas falling off their rides and squeeling comically. Yeah. Wretched might be a pretty fitting term. Totally breaks that grungy danger feel the scene originally had.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Oh my! I hope it's as exciting as...

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    ..."The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"!!! Sacarsm. In case you didn't get it.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Return of the Joanie Loves Chachi

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Third Rock From The Death Star

    by Mel

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I nominate a "Tag & Bink" tv series!!!

    by Mace13

    I'd actually be interested in watching a live action version of that. If it does ever happen you know where they got the idea. ;)

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    This isnt the news your looking for

    by w4tkn

    50 episodes come on - that'll never happen. Look at Spielberg's Band of Brothers model, he seemed to know what he was doing. Do it for the fans and the love of your creation Lucas - forget about how can you recoup 250 million, that will be easy on DVD sales 40 bucks for a 10 episode set - you'll make a killing, plus have you thought of releasing the saga every few years with minor tweaks to raise some cash? Take a gamble, like in the old days

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    see when u said said live action star wars show

    by jsfithaca

    i thought u meant something that didnt sound like complete shit.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah! Flesh out that universe!

    by CptBlood

    I love it when people flesh out the universe of films and books I love, I mean "the force" I had no idea what that was about till they fleshed out that concept, Boba Fett ? ten times cooler now I know where he came from, and all the storm troopers in episode 4 are clones of him ? awesome! C3PO clearly needed a back story, as did Darth Vader, mystery and imagination sucks, I need to know how all this stuff ties in, thank god I have the novels to fill in the bits Lucas skipped over, those things are literary gems, and why stop there ? What would Alien be if it hadn't been fleshed out and the wider universe explored, I need to know Newts back story, and Ripley’s, and where the space Jockey came from, and what Hicks went on to do, those comic sequels are brilliant, I mean without them we wouldn't have any of the AVP stuff and we all know how much cooler the aliens universe is now predators live in it too... and terminators, and Robocop, and Ash from the evil dead, and Judge Dredd. Can't stop just because the writers dead either, Frank Herbert would be rolling in his grave if he thought his world ended when he did, bet he's pleased as punch his son came along to wrap that saga up, same goes for lord of the rings. Jaws needed three sequels before we got into the really interesting stuff about how sharks bare grudges, personally I’m looking forward to a prequel where they flesh out Quint’s story about the Indianapolis because that scene always felt flimsy, I mean it’s just exposition! Lets see young Quint swimming around with his buddies being a badass, That’ll sort out the problems with that undeveloped character. On the subject of under developed characters, where did E.T. Come from ? I mean he was supposed to be a kid right ? So what was his home life like ? At least Lucas gave us the Holiday special so we could see what Wookies do on their days off, that film needs a sequel, and a prequel, and probably some kind of sitcom, you know, like harry and the Hendersons, who could get enough of that guy ? Seriously, fiction is so fucking boring unless we know everything about the universe it exists in, imagining shit for ourselves is hard, wonder and mystery are lame, Flesh out your damned universes you stupid hacks!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    MORTAL KOMBAT: CONQUEST but with lightsabers

    by NivekJ

    Fine, I can't judge what I haven't seen. But I can sure as hell mock their titles! What IS it with Lucas and the names of his projects? Phantom Menace? Underworld? Radioland Murders????? Gimme a f*cking break already!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Caveat:

    by CptBlood

    I'm actually ok with the concept of some sequels and prequels, Prometheus being one of the places my vitriolic indignation kind of loses momentum.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Meh.

    by DOGSOUP

    I have No Confidence in this and I dont care if you find my Lack of Faith Disturbing

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    This is gonna be as big of a bloody mess...

    by Queefer Sutherland

    ...as the crap I took this morning.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Cptblood

    by Kill List Hammertime

    When you put it like that... Good point mate.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Talk to the networks

    by w4tkn

    They be queuing up. Game of Thrones was 6 mill an ep for 10 episodes. Lost cost 4 mill an episode, Friends cost 10 mill, Band of Brother 12.5 mill plus 15 mill on marketing. What they are waiting for is live acting in blue screen environments with live renders of sets and characters and cost effective. Why don't you make the stuff - that's how you used to get it done. Ill donate my old pc for the render farm. Lucas - make another movie, invest in the equipment and then make your series - 50 episodes is daft.

  • Star Trek TNG was only $1M/episode and they had all kinds of effects in those episodes. Sure they had to do "2 guys stuck in a shuttle" episodes every so often to balance the books, but fuck it. The point is they were riddled with EFX and let's remember CGI was a fuck of a lot more expensive then plus Paramount farmed it out so there was oveerhead on top of it. Lucas owns his own effects company so there's no middle man. A New Hope was made for $10M fucking dollars man! Actually BUILD some shit and the cost comes way down, not to mention LOOKS A LOT BETTER!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Mos Eisley Spaceport

    by Nem_Wan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRd_vZT6zPY

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Not worth reporting, NOT NEWS

    by la_sith

    Aside from the word "Underworld", there is absolutely nothing new here. But thanks for creating yet another vortex of inevitable Lucas hate. Not that the hate's not deserved, but Jesus Christ, at least make it something worth discussing.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    It'll probably be pretty good, you know why?

    by Sean

    Because the track record speaks for itself, so long as George isn't actively helming the project, it'll be good. The proof is in the pudding, everything from Kirshner to Robot Chicken, the Lucas-lite productions have a success rate in the strong 90th percentile. Sure the title's crap, but the idea sounds pretty damn cool. It's what everyone wants anyways, we've had enough of the Jedi and the Sith, now we want to get grimy.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    by Billyeveryteen

    To quoteth the Vader...

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    - wrath_of_fett

    by CptBlood

    I "build shit" for a living and the idea that it's cheaper than CGI is a myth. It's 10X cheaper and quicker to model a space ship in CGI than it is to get me to make one. It's also more cost effective. CGI sticks around in a tiny little hard drive, models and sets take up space, deteriorate and you have to build new ones for close ups and long shots. Put it this way, you know in EP 2 where Obiwan is flying around Coruscant ? To build that as a physical set would cost about the same amount as Tokyo. “but what about blade runner” – If you called me in to build the sets in blade runner I’d tell you to do it in CGI and I’d charge you a consultancy fee.

  • Geez, when I can pull something out of my ass that's better than what The Pouch can come up with... I mean, fuck, man!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    You guys are really sad with the constant Star Wars bashing

    by Mugato5150

    Why are you wasting time bitching about a franchise that you supposedly hate, especially when its all been said?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Damn that guy is very smart and articulate

    by Rupee88

    I can see why Lucas hired him

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Oh, do shut up, Mugato5150!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Have you forgotten where we are? THIS IS TALKBACK!!! !!!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    I for one care about this

    by clarntoon

    anything taking place between a new hope and empire will have x wings tie fighters and storm troopers. Now that is Star Wars worth doing.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Could be pretty freakin' sweet

    by D.Vader

    Just imagine The Sopranos set in the Star Wars universe, centered around a crime family made of different species: Hutts, Quarren, Twileks, etc. Or Deadwood, at an outpost on a planet in deep uncharted space where crime makes the rules. Or Breaking Bad, where one smuggler finds he can make more money by making Death Sticks. Like I said, could be cool.

  • Then it must be INCREDIBLE.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Terribly uncreative name and concept

    by Teddy Artery

    But this is what we've come to expect from the Ranch these days. Everything's peaches and gravy.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Wrath of Fett, your Star Trek analogy isn't a very good one

    by D.Vader

    Because the entire series takes place on the exact same sets with the same costumes. The "effects" were always just the Enterprise (and often the exact same shots reused, which is a Star Wars staple of course), some phaser shots, maybe a new ship here and there, some makeup, etc etc. My point is, from the sound of this, it would be completely different from Star Trek, whose budget had the benefit of always taking place on an existing sound stage (the Bridge, Ten Forward, Jeffrey's Tubes, Engineering, etc etc). I don't think a Star Wars show could get away with that. I don't want to see every episode take place in a Hutt den.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    SCUM AND VILLAINY would have been a great title!

    by Royston Lodge

    Oh, what might have been...

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    The Star Wars we all want...

    by Tom Fremgen

    I'm sure hoping this is it. Cause the Clone Wars is pretty boring to me. But a show about living under the Empire. That to me is what I think everyone wants to see. So far my only fear is, I want to see the Rebellion not criminals. Plug- Check out my comicbook at- http://www.toonocity.com

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Re: A Couple Of Things Here ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    First (and foremost): before you STAR WARS fanboys jizz all over yourselves in excitement, remember how "can't fail" the concept of "Young Indiana Jones" sounded? Then, remember the actual show? Followed by the fact that it lasted a whopping ONE SEASON because like five people actually watched it after the first incredibly boring episode? Yeah, that's pretty much what you can expect to happen here.</p><p> Secondly, and more disturbing than mysterious: what fucking show has FIFTY EPISODES WRITTEN IN ADVANCE?!? A character bible, maybe. A five-year plan, ala Eric Kripke, possibly. But nobody commissions fifty episode scripts to be written (that's two whole "normal" television seasons of an hour-long TV show, by the way), especially if they have the episodes written, pay the required union wage for them, then go, "Whoops, waitasec, forgot about those special effects ...!!! Shit, Rick, we gotta hold off on this til we make more action figure money!"

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Teddy Artery, do you watch Clone Wars?

    by D.Vader

    Because if you did, I doubt you'd make such a statement about "what to expect from the Ranch".

  • Star Wars is about The Force, Jedi, Sith, lightsabers, spaceships, and galactic war. This is nothing more than a cheap knock off of the Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire in a galaxy far, far away. Unless Boba Fett is a main character, forget it. I don't want to see gangsters making deals about money or spice or shit like that. I want to see rebels blowing up on Imperial bases and setting Stormtroopers on fire. I want to see Darth Vader bitch slap some Imperial officer across the room. I want to see the prototype Death Star blow up a planet. I want to see some rebels steal the plans and engineers from Incom to build Incom T-65 space superiority fighters (X-Wings for all you noobs). Why George? Why? Why do you have to shit on your fanbase again?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    elgato73, seriously?

    by Mattman

    Exploring the criminal underworld of Star Wars actually sounds like a great idea to me. We've seen all that force and lightsaber stuff. That's what the movies are about, but it's a big universe.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Stopped watching after

    by master_of_realty

    "It's never been about making a shitload of money, it's always how do we break even..." He seriously did not just say that

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    meh

    by ATARI

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Don't let Lucas near it!

    by Lummox JR

    Seriously, take a geek poll, get a list of suggestions from everyone who ever dearly loved a sci-fi series, and take their advice on who to hire. Lucas will only screw it up. He'll probably put in obnoxious cute characters nobody likes or make the badder bad guy shoot first, or stupid crap like that. Just a hunch. I'd suggest Rockne O'Bannon but Star Wars will never, ever be as awesome as Farscape. Yes I went there.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    The question is...

    by Tardu

    when the 3-D version will be coming out !

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Series will last 2 seasons but will be on t.v for the next 12 years...

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Due to repeated tinkering to the original script and fx work.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Yay!

    by master_of_realty

    Now we get to see Han get in trouble with Jabba!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    STARWARS : OUTER RIM

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    would be my choice.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Grand Admiral Thrawn!!!!

    by scrapplejoe

    yea, he rocked... Best SW Trilogy...

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Hoth Nights.

    by captain_kirk

    Hoth August Night. Cloud City Memories

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Just Firefly?

    by Lummox JR

    diox, you say that like it's a bad thing.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Yoda: The Swamp Years

    by captain_kirk

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Sorry about the Phantom Menace

    by scrapplejoe

    snarf

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Endor the beginning?

    by captain_kirk

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Underpants

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Yeah the CGI kind

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I wonder what channel...

    by Kabrix

    Probably SciFi, but I could see Spike or G4 as well.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    chronicallydepressedlemming

    by DrMorbius

    More like ... STARWARS:Outer Rimjob!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    are we STILL talking about star wars?

    by sonnyhooper

    really? <p> if nothing else, we all should agree that it's LONG past the time we should have stopped caring about this shit. <p> we should form a support group.... you know, kinda like AA.... so we can all kick the fucking habit. <p> {hi im sonny hooper and it's been 15 years since i've given a shit about star wars..}. <p> {hi sonny}

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    d.v

    by DrMorbius

    It's NOT and It's NOT

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    You're almost right diox ...

    by DrMorbius

    Without Jedi it's Stargape: URANUS

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    captain_kirk they did that

    by Nem_Wan

    Two Ewok Adventure TV movies in the 80s were set before Return of the Jedi.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS: UNDERWORLD Episode 5

    by Perigee

    THIS WEEK: Economic Downturn! It is a time of mild recession in the Empire. The Trade Guild has experienced layoffs due to the diabolical TRADE TAX ACT, and many have picketed workplaces. In the meanwhile, on the planet DIARRAYN, open labor strikes have broken out, freezing production at twelve Tobanna Gas Mines. IMPERIAL STRIKE BUSTERS have infiltrated the labor unions, seeding unrest. The Outer Rim planets, starved by import-export restrictions imposed by the CENTRAL IMPERIAL COMMERCE LEGATE, secretly plan a unified economic infrastructure... Deeeee deeeeeee... deedly deedly deee - dah dee dee....

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Much smarter to stick to a 4 year plan with

    by gotilk

    8 episode seasons. At 5 million, they could sell it to cable at less than cost (40 mil a season), recoup the rest in BLU and download sales and licensing, as well as product tie-ins. Total cost would be around 160 mil, and if they create something memorable they could make history. I know it sounds risky, but .... worth it if done right. That's a compression of 32 from 50, but it could be done. Then it would be exclusively syndicated, etc etc. If it's a huge hit, it could be extended. If not, you have a complete story end to end instead of leaving people with a cliffhanger that never gets resolved. And maybe do something no-one has done so far. Instead of making people wait 4 years for 4 seasons, make it fit into 3 years with a smaller break, breaking from the traditional mold and giving people something to look forward to. Especially if you end up filling a period of time that's typically considered the TV dead zone. Or play with the distribution a little bit. Put the conclusion out on Blu-Ray, then Netflix later. Or make it a TV event. If the network you choose to go with is owned by a company that owns another network with a bigger general audience, make the finale an exclusive to NBC/CBS/ABC.... uncensored and uncut, a month before blu-ray/streaming/pay per view. Going with a PPV On-Demand only deal would be circumvented if they did that for the whole series. People would just get it for free. But if you did that with the finale, and it was a compelling finale to a well-produced show with character people care about, a finale on PPV/On Demand would or could work. There are so many options and opportunities now. But I think Rick the Dick is right, it's a couple of years off at least. Less production pipeline and more distribution though.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Most Expensive TV Show in History?

    by locater16

    Knowing George it will be. "Then we need to have it in 3d, wait no...4D!!!!

  • I haven't even heard a new Star Wars character's name that doesn't sound ludicrous since then, let alone seen a story that raised my interest-o-meter needle one bit. I want to believe. I want to see something that fills me with wonder like, say, the start of ST:TNG did. I want to see some new SW product that really feels like it inhabits that good old SW world everyone loves, instead of the weird plastic simulation fan-fiction we've seen ever since Jedi. If you've still got it, Lucas, now's the time to show it.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Scum and villainy?

    by KGersen

    From the jokers who have made the whole franchise now totally directed at children? Err, yeah that's going to work. So Sopranos in space without the characters, the plot, the language, the grown up themes and rationales, the violence, the edge...my goodness, where do I sign up?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    wasting a great chance to put things right!

    by Professor_Bedlam

    Darth Vader using Boba fett to hunt the jedi down would have been perfect! You could still use the so called underworld characters in this but no! Don't give the people/fans what they want!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:26 a.m. CST

    I would rather have....

    by Gremlin517

    another cartoon series that picks up after Return of the Jedi...

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:58 a.m. CST

    creepythinman-returns

    by kirk

    man you made my day

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    What they should do

    by Keith

    Every season should be a stand-alone ten parter set in varying times and places. Some stuff way back in the Old Republic, some stuff in the New Republic. Shit, maybe even a season set after the death of the Emperor. Lucas wrongly thinks that Star Wars is all about the established cluster of characters. It isn't. It was always about the narrative universe.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    If the show focuses on scoundrels...

    by NetLex

    and less on whiny prodigies, it shouldn't be half bad.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Ahh it's that Caprica crap again.

    by btc909

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST

    No Vampires = Fail

    by btc909

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST

    It will be better than the PT.that's for sure.

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Seriously?

    by notcher

    Lame title, lame indeed, like any new Star Wars thing.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: The Adventures of Walrus Man

    by Aurora

    His face is a butthole, you know?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    50 hours of scripts?

    by one9deuce

    FIFTY HOURS?!?! There isn't fifty SECONDS of good scripting in the Prequels. We're supposed to believe they have fifty hours of great scripting? I call bullshit right here and now. We all know how Lucasfilm works now. THE PHANTOM MENACE was a first draft, and ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH weren't even finished when they started shooting. That was only a total of six hours and they were way behind. Rick McCallum is a goddamned used car salesman with zero creative abilities. He's totally bullshitting us, I guarantee it. And to any Prequel Apologist: If you think there is 50 seconds of great scripting to be found in the PT, please post it here so it can be laughed off this talkback.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Star Wars : Blunderworld

    by wattos new hat

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Smuggler's Blues

    by thedarklinglord

    If their goal is to create something that makes the animated Clone Wars look awesome by comparison, this live-action shitfest should work admirably. Who really gives a fuck about smugglers, bounty hunters, assassins and the like? Unless they're going to go the Cowboy Bebop / Firefly route, focusing on a small band of non-Jedi, a crew consisting of, say, a smuggler and his younger counterpart (son, brother, adopted Asian child thief), an Empire deserter (pilot or soldier), a shadowy assassin trying to turn her life around, and a droid (though, please, God, not as comedic relief), operating on the fringes, neither ally nor enemy to the Empire or Alliance, working both sides just trying to get paid, yo. Meh. I expect it to be crap regardless.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:41 a.m. CST

    you know...

    by bubcus

    ... this kind of cheers me up a bit. Star Wars died to me over a decade ago but I still dream of doing storyboards for Lucasfilm and being involved with the Star Wars universe. I'm working my way up the pecking order in film production so we'll see what happens. But this news sort of cheers me up. I enjoyed this interview.

  • Think he also wrote the Doctor Who ep 'the living flesh' from last series as well.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Star Wars : Revenge of The Pelican Gullet

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Stars George Lucas as the main protagonist who terrorizes the galaxy with his shitty ideas and destroying grown mens childhoods everywhere by raping them with his over sized pelican gullet which swings side to side like the giant pendulum nut sack of a hut! You won't be able to escape the dark side of the force of the neck!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Collecting does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Fifty episodes.... THAT'S A SHITLOAD OF ACTION FIGURES ON THE WAY.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    By the way I think focusing on the criminal underworld is... Bizarre, witless, stupid, and utterly misguided. STAR WARS was a family movie. One of the best ever. Beloved by children. Re-enacted in playgrounds around the world. Don't make the series for 30-something geeks. Don't make it dark and edgy, with adult themes, and unsuitable for children. IT SHOULD BE A SWEEPING SCI FANTASY FOR THE CHILD IN US ALL!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    I want an action figure of Cobra--kai.

    by phantomcreeps

    I imagine a mix of Chuck Norris And Cobra Commander. Dojo Playset sold seperately.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Dear Mr Rick McCallum,

    by MONKEY BUTT

    You are the personification of a bullshit-talking producer stereotype and I can't stand the sight of you and the excrement that flows from your mouth. You are partially responsible for spoiling Star Wars for never saying no to Lucas and sucking his dick so hard. Please go and fuck yourself, and take your who-gives-a-fuck Star Wars TV series with you. Thank you.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST

    monkey butt

    by phantomcreeps

    Tis True! I like monkey butt, wait, that doesn't sound right :)

  • It will be a character driver family drama. The han solo type PG-rated male lead, the Leia esque wife and a phantom menace like Anakin for a kid and his sister. The family will rely on their wit and intellligence rahter than violence when dealing with the gangsters of the underworld. They will solve crime, foil spice smugglers because it's their moral imperative. You see, they are like the concience of the underworld. The kid will get in to all kinds of zany and hillarious adventures. Expect a lot of kicks to the shin and running trough the legs of hardened bounty hunters while funny sound effects play. The bad guys are all bubmbling bufoons. The daughter of the family will be more interested in fashion, listening to music and doing regular teen stuff than working in the family smuggler business. You see, she is just like you and me! Teen angst till be dialed up to 10.

  • sorry, you know it to be true

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    tradeskilz?

    by phantomcreeps

    So it will be.... Star Wars: Dawsons' Creek? :)

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Seventh Heaven!

    by phantomcreeps

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Revenge Of Corky!

    by phantomcreeps

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: I'll Just stop there, this sounds terrible.

    by phantomcreeps

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    At least Trek Fans had stuff to watch.

    by phantomcreeps

    How long have they been talking about this? Glad I can roll out of my bed at the old folks home when this premieres. Yeah! Star Wars! TV! (Dies in old folks home) Raped childhood and Deathbed.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for Plinkett to tear this a new A-hole...

    by workshed

    Hey! Rick Berman! Just make the fuckin pilot and we'll tell you if it's any good. OK?!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:26 a.m. CST

    The negative comments here crack me up

    by D.Vader

    Especially from those people who want this to basically be "The Prequels: The Series" and see Darth Vader (who won't be voiced by James Earl Jones) hunting down Jedi. Look inside: you don't want that. And really, we've known for YEARS that this wouldn't be about the characters we know. This is not a new revelation.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Relax. This won't see the light of day, I promise.

    by Ricardo

    By the time they get to film the pilot and be stuck in post production, GL will die of old age. And they will cancel out of respect.

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  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:43 a.m. CST

    I think this talkback proves that the consensus is...

    by D.Vader

    We want established characters!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:47 a.m. CST

    I think this talkback proves that the consensus is...

    by D.Vader

    ... That there is no consensus. Star Wars fans have no clue what they want for a live-action show. "We want established characters!" "Star Wars was never about the established characters, its about the larger story!" "We want more stories about the Jedi!" "The prequels focused too much on the Jedi!" "Clone Wars is all about established characters and Jedi, and it sucks!" "I want to see Darth Vader and Boba Fett!" "George would ruin Darth Vader and Boba Fett!" "George is doing the same old, tired shit!" "Smugglers and Bounty Hunters? That makes Star Wars terrible!" "When will he give us something different?!" As a whole, Star Wars fans just don't know what they want.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:11 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by phantomcreeps

    They know what they want. You know what YOU want. We all Wanted This 20 Fucking Years Ago, Not some fuck talking on a internet clip, of What may be, someday. Star Wars is Dying, Slowly and surely.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:12 a.m. CST

    GEORGE LUCAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Make your art films before it's too late! I'd much rather see a crazy THX 1138-esque film from George than a lame TV series.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:14 a.m. CST

    I like the title

    by SlickyVonBoner

    It actually has meaning in the Expanded Universe. "Scum and Villany" is just gay.. esp. when you're capitalizing on a throw away line from one of the movies. I'd hope to see cameos from all sorts of EU characters like, Xizor, Dash Rednar, Mara Jade, Thrawn... etc.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Star Wars is a wounded animal,

    by phantomcreeps

    heading towards the bushes. Just like zombie movies, they just are not cool to us anymore.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:20 a.m. CST

    I like "Breaking Botha" as a title.

    by masteryoda007

    A tale of an age old battle of wits between teacher and student the outbreak of a Midichlorian epidemic.

  • Only children can enjoy Star Wars. It happens to every movie maker when they become fathers. They screen their new creatures to their kids and watch as they fold over in glee and laughter. And that's all she wrote. The awful character/creature will forever dominate the screen. You CAN'T trust a father to do movies.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    (left room)

    by NorthTronic

  • Ok, so the title is lame...but you know what? As long as it's better than Episode I and II, I'm all for it. I cant really see doing worse than the Jar Jar Chronicles.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Must agree: 50 scripts prewritten is unheard of

    by menacingphantom

    Smells like a bunch of pudu to me. Just as well. Seriously I'd prefer an annual SW Holiday Special to this.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Google "Donny Marie Star Wars" if you haven't

    by menacingphantom

    Worse (ie better) than the Holiday Special.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Star Destroyer

    by KoolerThanJesus

    The only Star Wars show that takes place between trilogies I want to see would be focused around an Imperial Star Destroyer in a Star Trek type show. It would be a dark show because they're all the bad guys, but gives more room for exploring and less family drama which George has proven he has no capability of doing. Frankly though I don't care much about the time between ROTS and ANH simply because we know how it all ends. I want to see Lucas take Dark Empire and film it as the post trilogy.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Insert Jokes here. How about, instead make the series:

    by theDORK

    Star Wars: Admiral Fish Face. Show Ackbar's early days in the rebellion as a wet behind the gills recruit. Or, Star Wars: The Cantina Band. Make it a cross between the SW band and Spinal Tap, showing their ineptitude on the galactic music tour circuit.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:05 a.m. CST

    But will it be scientifically accurate?

    by Logan_1973

    Need to convene a live panel to discuss...

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:16 a.m. CST

    JUST ONE QUESTION: WHO IS PLAYING GRANDO CALRISSIAN?

    by Darth Busey

  • but the premise just sounds boring as balls or that the show will try too hard to be dark and seedy in an attempt to make us forget the prequels and come off as laughable.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: A New Revenue Stream

    by simndermot

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    That's a working title, he says, right at the beginning at the video.

    by Son of a Butch

    Did anybody else not miss that part? Hell, did anyone even watch the video before commenting?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    As for the VFX, I was always impressed with the ones in BSG....

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    Just saying....it is possible

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Honestly would like to see Mr Williams

    by groorgman

    Challenged to come up with a new equally epic theme for this.

  • ... Pretty much: http://tinyurl.com/6vdfvzz

  • I like the idea. I hope it's good. Keep Lucas away from it.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Underworld: Evolution: Origins: Jar Jar

    by craptacular

    star wars is now dead to me.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Cool idea. Lame title.

    by HoboCode

    Scum and Villainy would be a great title but there's just no way that's going to happen.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I'm an idiot....I guess I just don't understand Hollywood or money.

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Here we have a Star Wars property.....which in the case of a tv series with 50 pre-written scripts seems like a VERY safe bet. We have GL behind the production, a man with a company worth zillions of dollars. And lastly, we have the SW fans who would definitely give the show a chance. Heck even 80% of the idiots in this TB just randomly coming in to talk shit would give the show a chance. WHAT''S THE FUCKING PROBLEM? JUST MAKE IT "not cost effective" my dick.

  • to find new planets to blow up, to seek out Luke Skywalker and turn him to the dark side, to cruise around space with this old emperor guy. Ya know? Cause that's much better than just hanging out on the paradise planet naboo and just soaking in one of the most beautiful planets in the universe that you already live on. Ahh the emperor. Zero motivation gotta love em.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Here's an idea: USE FUCKING SETS!

    by topaz4206

    And practical F/X! CG is a money-saver for stuff like car crashes, etc, but for star wars, seriously, just BUILD SOME FUCKING SETS. And hang some models in front of green screens. Please, the entire geek world will thank you for it. Please, wake up Lucas! Did you drink the thugee blood or something?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    If you're lucky. It'll probably be worse.

    by UltraTron

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I'll watch it and I'm sure I'll love it....

    by Jaster Mareel

    This is the most drama-drenched time in Star Wars history with the growth of the Empire, Jedi having to hide, a rebellion forming and Darth sifting through it all wanting to root out and kill everyone who opposes the Emperor.... But instead we get unknown fucking gangsters? If they're going to avoid all the cool shit in that time period, just do a The Old Republic series instead, cuz that would fucking rule!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Excellent points about TNG

    by Jaster Mareel

    I withdraw the comparison. However, I refuse to believe that the best way to make a Star Wars TV show is to CGI the whole fucking thing and have actors miming against green screen. If it means changing the scripts so there are more key locations that can be built or scouted, I'm all for it.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Younglings: The Wonder years

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    NaBOO High: PaDME AND FRIENDS

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    It's not getting made

    by FrodoFraggins

    TV is getting more and more fractured with smaller audiences per show. There's a reason why HBO excerts control over their shows, it's to ensure quality. Nothing about this proposed series interests me. When special effects are your priority, the story gets left behind. I also doubt that there is much of a serial nature to the show, but I could be wrong. The way the show is being designed is ass backwards. Most shows evolve as the actors find the role. Then the writers change how they write the character to best utilize the actor. They also tend to be flexible enough to accommodate great guest actors making a role something bigger than they expected. Those characters get written into the show. It also worries me that they haven't named who the writers are and who the showrunner would be.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Life Day on Waltons Mountain with Chewy

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Introducing the Lucas Television Network!

    by puto tenax

    I imagine it's been talked about over and over. I also imagine there's more than just the single show. Cost effective? Possibly, but time doesn't wait for anyone, and they should announce it soon. Seem to recall Paramount with similar ideas back in the 70s with Eisner.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Three's Sith Company?

    by Nerfee

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Palpatine M.D.

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    C.S.I. Coruscant

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    My Three Clones

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    FTW: Sithfeld

    by Nerfee

    Darth Kram rushes into the star destroyer control room all jerky, like -and says something outlandishly racist about Gungans... Then there's the one where they all make a pact not to use the dark side.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Star Wars + cute toys = My life - Star Wars

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Skywalker Texas Ranger

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    with the success of Glee........dare I say it?

    by millermeusa

    a young fat and gay kid struggles to make it in the Academy. PORKINS! each episode finds our hero singing and dancing with an ensemble cast that includes past winners of American Idol and X factor about his life and struggles as he tries to cram his ass into the cockpit of his beloved Y-Wing Trainer

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    ENDOR'S GAME

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    There's a crossover for ya

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Could have been called UNDERWEAR. Sheesh...

    by XxSoulFlyxX

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    a 30-minute Star Wars sitcom I dare ya George!!!!!

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Sitcom: THE ACKBARS!!!!!!!

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    The Emporer gets Punked every week and wipes out a Planet

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Palpatine and Friends: a roundtable discussion of weekly events

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Real Housewives of Cloud City

    by Mickster_Island

    I think maybe we should stop giving Lucas these ideas.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    DIY Network: Moisture Farming

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    lol mickster @ "real housewives"

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Every time a Jedi is mentioned we hear somber music.

    by UltraTron

    You could have a youngling Jedi walk by but the music would be all somber and foreshadowy. For the record Lucas has completely and utterly destroyed every single aspect of cool that Starwars ever possessed. Jedis: who wants to be a sexless fool who gets wiped out of existence? Darth Vader: insert whatever. Droids: we don't serve their kind. Sucks to be a droid too. Aliens: annoying as fuck. It's for kids? Well I guess war movies are for kids but they always depressed me as a kid. I was really upset by war as a kid. Ya know? Before I realized it was simply how our planet runs. You take whatever the other guy has at the cheapest price you can get. If they have a trillion in lithium you demonize them and set them up with a rebel faction. Then blast em and take what's yours

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    SHIT MY VADER SAYS

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    It's because of stuff like this...

    by King_Ink

    That I kinda wish Lucas would just come on already and die. Then maybe this shit-into-gold machine that is Star Wars would come to a halt, and what was once something beautiful would retain whatever bit of honor or respectability it has left. I feel a little crappy wishing someone would die in my first ever talkback, but enough is enough... There's been a couple of posters who've drawn the obvious conclusion to this and Firefly. Look at the depth and complexity of story that Joss Whedon was able to tell TEN YEARS AGO. If these clowns knew how to do anything other than design toys that dance on the screen they'd have done it already. CHUMPS. I'm a father of two teenage kids, and I can honestly say that Lucas has gotten the last of my money. Even my 13 year old son, who has to be the prime target audience, is bored with the oversold Star Wars universe.+

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Quigon and Company

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    a reality show with Count Dooku and his kids

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    How I Met Your Mother

    by Mickster_Island

    It, uh, doesn't end well...I was super-annoying, asking if she was an angel...

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    So it's Firefly set in the Star Wars Universe?

    by w_woody

    Just saying...We will see every major character get dropped in here and there to keep fans watching it. Personally what Lucas needs to do is pen 7, 8, and 9 hand them off to be rewritten, hire 3 directors and create the next trilogy using CGI completely. Get it done and make the fans love it. The biggest mistake with the prequals was not letting someone else helm and redefine the scripts. Too many gaps not covered in the story. Ala, Why did the sandpeople kidnap Shimi and keep her for weeks tormenting her? During the battle between Yoda and the Emporer how exactly did Yoda get defeated...I seen the guy fall but I didn't see a finish to the fight? Just too many plot holes that needed to be plugged if you ask me.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    BOSSK THE BOUNTY HUNTER

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Queer Eye for the Jedi

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Rick Steves' Tattoine

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    You know what this project needs? Urkel from Family Matters.

    by Ricardo

    There's your jar jar

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    CSI: Coruscant

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    The Bantha Bunch

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Top Gear: Millenium Falcon

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    FLIP THIS BANTHA

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    SITH MY DAD SAYS

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Extreme Makeover: Moisture Farm Edition

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Top Gear: Car Wars

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Hutt in Cleveland

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Jedi Nights

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Married with younglings

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Lucas is actually reading this Talkback and loving these ideas LOL

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    The X-Wing Factor

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Leia's Anatomy

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I Love Lando

    by Mickster_Island

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Breaking Sith

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Hoth Five-0

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Star Wars - Tha Dark Age

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    I think this would be a nice title, since the TV show will take place in a galaxy where the dak side of the Force won, the Sith runs everything and the main characters are going to be smuglers, bounty hunters and gangsters. And also, I think it's a nice connection with the next chapter in the SW saga: A New Hope.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    The Good Sith

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    My So-Called Rancor

    by millermeusa

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Wookie of Interest

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    millermeusa stop spamming

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    thanks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Alderaanian Horror Story

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    The S-Foils

    by HoboCode

  • Next week on Star Wars: Jedi Slaughter, who is Vader going to force choke until we see the life drain out of their eyes??? Don't miss the next nail-biting episode!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    CHEWIE AND THE FATMAN

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The Amazing Pod Race

    by HoboCode

  • Next week on Star Wars: Jedi Slaughter, the most spectacular hunt yet, and the death scene that you've been waiting for. It's a can't miss episode!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    The Empire's Next Top Mandalorian

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    There's not really 50 episodes

    by Snookeroo

    There's only one episode that they'll re-work 50 times.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Stormtrooper Wives

    by HoboCode

  • Next week on a very special Star Wars: Jedi Slaughter, Boba Fett's spice problem gets in the way of a Jedi hunt. As a group of Jedi attempt to escape, can Darth Vader help Boba come to terms with the loss of his father? Or will Vader have to kill Boba and find a new bounty hunter??

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Lucas already did SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE...

    by Bill Clay

    Let's do the time warp to 1996 again... <P> http://tinyurl.com/5c5spf <P>

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Are You Smarter Than a Padawan?

    by HoboCode

  • Next week on Star Wars: Jedi Slaughter, Vader and Fett track a group of Jedi to a remote planet in the Outer Rim. When one of the Jedi is captured but refuses to give up the location of the group, they begin chopping limbs off. Will the Jedi have any arms and legs left? Don't miss it!

  • Next week on Star Wars: Jedi Slaughter, Vader and Fett hunt down a group of teen Jedi. Will the Jedi escape, or will teen angst cause them to fall into the Sith trap? An emotional episode you can't miss!"

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Two and a half Ewoks

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • Seriously, any SW attempt to show an "underworld" will come off as juvenile and ham-fisted when you figure in the mass appeal aspect they're going to inevitably shoe-horn in.

  • WORST fucking idea for a recurring series I've ever heard.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    The Midichlorian Whisperer

    by HoboCode

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    FFS Just call it Star Wars

    by Larry Sellers

    People will fucking watch it without a lame subtitle. I promise. Also, George might want to rewrite those "100 hours" he's been teasing for the last several years. It's 2012, buddy. Formats are evolving, audiences are splitting. You can't just hoard several 5-6 year old scripted hours of television until the time is right because the time is most definitely going to be wrong.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    CORUSCANTICATION

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Diners, Drive-ins, and Cantinas.

    by craptacular

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Tyler Perry's Meet the Fetts

    by craptacular

    yeah I went there.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Little Jawas Big World

    by craptacular

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Nielsons

    by Steve Buckman

    The comment on the Neilsons was right on the mark. They are useless yet the television industry continues to rely upon them....

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Underworld is a working title

    by shane peterson

    .

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    They did this in a PC game 15 years ago....

    by SmokingRobot

    'X-Wing Alliance'. It was a crap idea then and it's a crap idea now. You like beer, yes? You like chocolate, yes? Wow, Chocolate beer!!! Um, no. And nobody gives a fuck about the 'godfather in space'. Ri-fucking-diculous idea.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    SAVE OUR STAR WARS!! WTF IS HAPPENING???

    by marineboy

    They've lost the plot completely.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    TWO AND A HALF MAULS

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    LOL @ millermeusa

    by marineboy

    Porkins rules!!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    HR

    by marineboy

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    "Star Wars: Under Worlds" would have been better

    by warrenE33

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Figrin D'an and The Modal Nodes - Behind the Music

    by Blue_Demon

    Max Rebo - "They were one smokin' band. I saw them before they fell on hard times and ended up playing wretched hives of scum and villany...They could work up a crowd! I remember once, D'an went on stage and pulled out his wanker. He got arrested. Things went downhill from there. Death Sticks, busted with an underage Twi'lek, but the more pain he went through, the better the music got. But you can't go on like that forever..."

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I meant "villainy"...

    by Blue_Demon

    FUCK!!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, noon CST

    STAR WARS: UNDERPANTS

    by ObiBen

    Yeah, that's all I got...

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    It's called STAR WARS: Bleed those sukkas dry

    by cameron

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Hasn't all goodwill already been sucked out of this franchise?

    by Rtobert

    You'd think it'd have no value left

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Maybe it should be called

    by Tera Sanders

    Star Wars: boys are gay for it

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Bespin Vice

    by lv_426

    Lando Callrisian in the Tubbs role.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Windu: Outer Rim Ranger

    by lv_426

    Both the official name of the Mace Windu/Walker Texas Ranger mashup, as well as the porn parody version.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Sith Academy! lol

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    tinyurl.com/23gjfbx

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    The X-Wing Files

    by lv_426

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    It's Always Sunny On Endor

    by lv_426

    The gang goes furry.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Mos Eisley Cantina Band Idol

    by lv_426

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Who Shot First?

    by lv_426

    A deadly game show of fast draw.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Hoth Road Truckers

    by lv_426

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Shit My Padawan Says

    by Mel

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The Fresh Prince of Alderaan

    by Mel

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Imperial Kitchen Nightmares

    by lv_426

    Featuring the Emporer's favorite celebrity chef, Greedo Ramsay. =You call this shite proper gourmet wamp rat?=

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    TK421 Jump Street

    by Mel

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    SWNCSIFUGL

    by AzulTool

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    How I Met Aunt Beru

    by lv_426

  • I am not making this up. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jizz

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    i too like STAR WARS: OUTER RIM

    by Particularly Hard Vato

  • It's hard not to agree with him on the state of TV biz, though.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Chocolate Beer

    by King_Ink

    Sorry Smokingrobot... Chocolate Beer is absolutely delicious. Please pick another analogy.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Key factor will be WHEN is the storyline set

    by Kikstad

    Enough with the Prequels, please! Maybe it would work if it's set in the original trilogy's timeline (same time as Empire Strikes Back?) so we can have some cameos by Boba Fett, etc. But I just want the Star Wars storyline to move FORWARD instead of dwelling in the past. Hence, I beg them to give us stories post-Return of the Jedi. Is that too much to ask? And for the naysayers, there would still be plenty of "underworld scum and villainy" in the galaxy, expecially with the Emperor dead and the government hierarchy in shambles -- perfect time for the small-fry criminals and guns-for-hire and vigilantes and new Jedi to try to fill the power vacuum.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    In a word.....YUCK

    by MisterManReturns

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Okay, he says its between Episode III and IV - bah

    by Kikstad

    Wake me up when we have Episodes VII-IX

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    MIDICHLORIANS SHE WROTE. Starring Mon Mothma as a sleuthing grandmother, dispensing homespun wisdom and solving crimes amongst Coruscant high society. Mothma gets a different Bothan sidekick each season. Many Bothans died to bring us this TV show.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Tonight on NBC!

    by ZodNotGod

    Everybody Loves Luke I Love Padme The Wild Wild Sith I Dream of Twileks The Shady Bunch The Coruscant Wing Han Solo P.I. Ewok American Style How I Met Your Real Mother Hot in Mos Eisley Jake and the Hutt Django & Son Sith Five- 0 I Married Leia The Palpatine Group- (Weekly wrap up of galatic events) Face the Galaxy Whur's! (Cheers, get it?) Palpatine's Planet Days of Our Padawans One Life to Sith The Guiding Dark Side Vader knows Best Bachelor Vader My Two Twins (that I previously had no knowledge of) One Day at a Parsec The Incredible Sith The Jawas -Life of little people The Haters can eat my shit... :)

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS: Outer Rim

    by lv_426

    Featuring the grooviest Jizz soundtrack in the galaxy.

  • be Jizz-hop?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    cptblood, you're so right.

    by Lord Tinlegs

    What you said is pretty much why Enterprise is my favourite of the various Trek media. And my childhood memories of the exploits of International Rescue were pleasantly augmented by the Johnathan Frakes' Thunderbirds prequel. I'm eagerly awaiting Watchmen Babies.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    working title working title working title working title

    by ZodNotGod

    working title working title working title working title

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    How about some jizz'n bass for the dance clubs on Cloud City?

    by lv_426

    Oh, and dubstep seems to be all the rage these days. I'd like to hear what the Star Wars equivalent, Jizzstep, might sound like.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    okay, if the problem is all the CGI characters . . .

    by Rob Jenson

    . . . than the solution is very simple. Go practical. This would solve not only the problem of budget, but the problem of quality and watchability. One of the reasons the prequels suck so bad is all the CGI, which among other things had the effect of making Star Wars seem cartoony, video-game-like and generally not-real. This would fix that. It would be cheaper and more realistic, and it wouldn't get dated so quickly. The CGI in the prequels was dated as soon as it came out (this has as much to do with ILAM's inferiority to something like WETA as anything else), whereas the effects in the OT still hold up. Even if they're not perfect, they look real in a way the prequels just don't and can't.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Then there is the ever popular IJM (Intelligent Jizz Music)

    by lv_426

    And back in the days of the Old Republic, Jizco was a popular style of tunes to dance to under colored lights.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: The Tosche Station Chronicals.

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I Dream of Leia

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Watto and Son

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The fucking shit is endless...and sadly...

    by conspiracy

    everyone here has had an idea probably much more creative than what Lucas and his houseboy have probably dreamed up.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    SCUM AND VILLAINY is a PERFECT title...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    If the setting will truly be based in the seedy parts of the Star Wars universe. I'm glad Rick dismissed "Underworld" as a working title. Star Wars doesn't need to have any sort of connection to those wretched 'Underworld' movies.

  • Watching any dialogue scene in the prequels is like watching a bad junior high school play.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    zeegloo...Stop insulting Jr. High School kids...

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    zeegloo...Stop insulting Jr. High School kids...

    by conspiracy

    geed ovah here you rat...I want those power converters now see;...or I'll pump you full of plasma bolts

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: The Phantom Mentalist?

    by marineboy

    Worth a shot :s

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS SITE...and it's eating of posts...

    by conspiracy

    A few commas and it eats 80% of my post. Who the fuck is in charge of this ass backward place...fucks sake. You give the kids a bounce house and then don't bother to fill it with air?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    TWICE it ate them...

    by conspiracy

    seriously...WTF.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Regardless of what the title is.....

    by D o o d

    it will be uber shit. Especially if Mccallum has anything to do with it!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    lower budget would be preferable, really

    by Rob Jenson

    I would much rather see a small, more character driven Firefly-type SW show than a big, CGI-filled crapfest like the prequels. Stick with a small budget and develop good characters and smart scripts. A small budget never hurt Doctor Who.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS: UNDERWEAR

    by Ray Gamma

    There is none, in the Star Wars universe.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS: JEDI HUNTERS...

    by Chris Moody

    ...sounds much better!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    reminds me of DROIDS

    by The_Ritty

    with the From gang make an appearance?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    This STAR WARS TV titling thing was already done to death here about a year ago

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Not like that'll stop STAR WARS fans and haters from repeating themselves endlessly though. It was for that Seth Green animated STAR WARS comedy series..http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44524 (whatever happened to that one anyway?) And LOL at Jizz music..somebody at that STAR WARS wiki is probably still laughing about getting away with that one..

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Like to take a look at just one of those scripts

    by donkingkong

    See if it's crap or not

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Sith Men

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Starring Darth Draper as the Account Executive at the ad agency of Palpatine & Sidious.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    WHAT A BUNCH OF HORSESHIT!!!

    by The Sage

    First of all, I really think that if George Lucas actually knew how to make this series successful, he could find people to pull it off under budget and still retain excellent character driven plotlines and CGI. But alas, Mr. Control freak won't even allow it. His ass is so tight these days that in two weeks you could have a diamond. Just guve us fans what we want already and release the 1977, 1980, and 1983 Star Wars original series in THX surround with no edits, extra inserted footage, or other bullshit added. You made your money off us, now make a little more . We just want to share the experience with our own kids now. Can't you understand that George? Come on. Do the right thing. Or perhaps one day when you are no longer around somebody will re-edit everything you ever created. How would you like that? Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    the oprah winfrey show

    by wattos new hat

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    HOW I MET MON MOTHMA

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    use the novels as source material and they'll strike fucking gold

    by S-Mart shopper

    fucktards

  • It can't work. Especially when the guy selling it back to you is an artistically bankrupt, emotionally stunted, sociopathic bazillionaire who hates you.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Why hasn't this show aired yet???

    by conspiracy

    It isn't that it would cost too much. It isn't that there is no public interest. The only reason George Multi-Billionaire Cultural Icon Lucas can't get this show aired is because it fucking SUCKS...and no suit who values their job will green light what will no doubt be a several hundred million dollar failure. Given who he is, who he knows, who is indebted too him, and the power he still wields through his various businesses...If George had scripts and ideas worth producing and airing...it'd have been done by now. But the guy isn't playing with a full deck these days...if he ever was.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters_ghost

    by Daren Salter

    I totally agree about the effects. We just need STORIES. Go back to putting men in suits for gods sake and just CGI enhance them if needed (much like Davy Jones in the Pirates films) - that way you still retain the soul. Dal.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    It's called Holiday Special.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Sex and the Sidious

    by wattos new hat

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    The Jedi will have a new one torn

    by django_il_bastardo

    by those Lycans. They're bad ass!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    wattos new hat...That is Fucking Gold!

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Real Housewives of Alderaan.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Star Wars:The Biggest Loser

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    This season's contestants are Fat Rancor Keeper, Jabba the Hutt, and the diner alien from Attack of the Clones.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Mos Eisley Shore

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    The Amazing Race: The Kessel Run

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    The Grand Moff Tarkin Comedy Hour

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    The Care Ewoks

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Sanford and Son starring Jawas

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Republic Senate C-Span

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Maul in the Family

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    You're a Jedi meathead. Aw geeez Padme.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    SOOOOOO WHEN IS THIS SHOW COMING?

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Honestly this is the same old tired line from Lucas Flunky-in-Chief Rick McCallum. I mean, shit, we know when it takes place, we know it features minor character with the exception of the occasional cameo. We know they have tons of scripts ready to go. Does he even mention ONCE when they start shooting? This isn't news.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    doctorzoidberg...Never.

    by conspiracy

    If this concept and supposed scripts were viable...some network would have picked it up for a pilot at least. The fact that even with Lucas money and power it can't get a green light tells me everything anyone has seen of it is total shit.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    They hired a group of writers for the scripts

    by wadi77

    When the scripts are done, budgeting proved to be too expensive.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Mos Eisley: CSI

    by ColaJacket

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs With Chris Maulthews

    by lv_426

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Deathstar Galactica

    by lv_426

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Rancor Keepers

    by lv_426

    The hottest reality show on Tatooine.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    The Ackbar Team

    by lv_426

    Admiral Ackbar = Hannibal Han Solo = Faceman Chewie (or) Lando Calrissian = B.A. Barracus That short little alien dude next to Lando in the Millenium Falcon who babbled alien jibberish during the attack on the Deathstar in ROTJ = Howling Mad Murdoch

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by Anthony Torchia

    You bastard! The Nordling Here thing had me laughing half a minute. Thanks :)

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    wadi77...I say that budget BS is nothing but a smokescreen...

    by conspiracy

    especially when you look at what networks are spending on the crap that is currently out there. You're suggesting that every single Network is passing on a Lucas approved Star Wars Production...with all the massive hype, built in audience, and 35yr/multi-generational appeal that goes with that...because it was 10-20% higher than production costs for something like Fringe or CSI? The ONLY reason they can't even get someone to risk a few mil on a pilot is because what they have is so obviously a dog there is no need to go that far.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Undercover Boss, the Emperor takes a job on the Death Star cleaning crew

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Will it be all ''STAR WARS-Y" and shit??

    by DoctorWho?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Anyone actually know some people who wrote these scripts?

    by baronweazle

    I remember years ago there were some rumors about some very good writers being approached for this series. Since these 50 scripts have been written for quite some time now, I was wondering if anyone knows who actually wrote (some of)them? Also on a side note. Despite being very different from the films, I still think Young Indiana Jones was a pretty good show. It has great production values for a tv series(especially for it's time) and features early work from writers like Jonathan hensleigh snd Frank Darabont.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck George Lucas

    by Movie Humor

    George Lucas needs to fucking quit. Just fucking quit and sit on his assloads of cash! http://www.movie-humor.com/post/15642929749/this-what-i-would-do-to-george-lucas-if-i-saw-him *********** MOVIE HUMOR www.movie-humor.com twitter: @moviehumor

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS: BANTHA POODOO STORIES

    by Mace Tofu

    You would think that the money from the 3D re-releases would pay for these new episodes for TV. If the stories are good I don't need tons of glossy effects to distract me. Just don't recycle the money shots over and over like other sci-fi shows fall back on when the cash runs low. It got kinda old in the Original BattleStar TV show when the vipers would put the old reverse thrusters scene from the first episode into every other dogfight.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    HIGHWAY TO YAVIN

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    HOW I MET YOUR WAMPA

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    WELCOME BACK LOBOT

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    KAMINO 911

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    OBI LOVES CHEWIE

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    DANTOOINE SHORE

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    OUTER RIM LIMITS

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    MY FAVORITE MON CALAMARI

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    MISADVENTURES OF SHERIFF LOBOT

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    MY TWO CLONES

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    ALDERAAN'S FUNNIEST HOME HOLOCRONS

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Please just let this die, please George?

    by lowpassat

    My 5 year old son loves The Clone Wars, which is great. But that show is really starting to piss me off. Take the last episode, Anakin is held by some slave owning leader of some planet we dont give a crap about but is VITAL to the the Republic. Kenobi is made a slave and cant use his powers to free himself or the bad guys will hurth the slaves. Long story short it takes a Republic Cruiser full of clones to save less than 10 slaves. No shit there are less than 10 slaves in the entire fracking mine that Kenobi just couldnt stand to see them sufer and just use the Force to throw the 2 inept guards into a wall and kill them, or something, ANYTHING! I guess the only way a Jedi can kill a bad guy is with a lightsaber, which they so all the time in that series. But without it a Jedi is a complete pussy. Just let this idea die in development, Star Wars is already over saturatred and the last move came out nearly 7 years ago now.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I don't even think they have 50 fucking scripts...

    by conspiracy

    Obviously to get this thing on air, or at least approved for further development, scripts HAD to have been circulated amongst the Suits at the networks...and THOSE guys, and their assistants, are notorious for leaking things. Has anyone seen so much as a page of one of these "Scripts"? I don't think they exist...and again...if they do...they are so bad they are not being shopped around.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Nordling

    by Rupee88

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_title

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Extreme Home Makeover: Alderaan Edition

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Ty's biggest challenge yet.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Gilligungan's Island

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Jar - Jaaaaaaaaaaaaar!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Space battles.

    by Triple_J_72

    Star Wars is not just "Jedi and Sith," we need more SPACE BATTLES!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    The Clone Wars: Meanwhile

    by nametaken

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    99.9999999999%

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Chance this is better than the prequel movies?

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    MY MOTHER THE MILLENIUM FALCON

    by AzulTool

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: "The DeathStar"

    by conspiracy

    Death...final and new... Come Aboard...Vaders Expecting You... The DeathStar...Soon will be making another Run... The DeathStar.... It brings Destruction for Everyone... Special Guest Star on tonights Death Star...Charo

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Wall Street?

    by Cimarrian77

    what the fuck is this guy talking about? dont give all the occupy losers another platform,please.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    planetran_fan...Violent? Gritty? From George Lucas?

    by conspiracy

    The man who brought THIS into the world? http://tinyurl.com/3kxu8qn

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    The Only Gritty and Violent thing to come out of Lucas Stable...

    by conspiracy

    is his daughter. http://tinyurl.com/7264pg8

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Underworld?

    by buggerbugger

    Ah, so it's basically 'Boba Fett and His Amazing Friends: The Series'? Can't wait for him to talk like that fucking prequel guy for 45 minutes at a time without the accent getting on my tits!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Fuck Star Wars

    by fastcars

    Awful prequels, awful revisions of the originals. What is there left to like?

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST

    re: Image of George Lucas in carbonite.

    by buggerbugger

    It all makes sense now: Hibernation sickness is the only explanation for why the prequels appeared to be written by a blind man who didn't know where the fuck he was when he woke up.

  • Yeah, right...or maybe they are really stupid?

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 7:24 a.m. CST

    All JAR JAR Show!

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    60 minutes a week of pure Jar Jar! Imagine his wacky adventures and how HILARIOUS it would be. Lucas knows comedy and this would be his chance to shine. A female Gungan love interest would also be hit because not only is he a master of comedy but he's a the maestro of cinematic romance. The possibilities are endless. fingers crossed X

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    My other Millenium Falcon

    by ObiBen

    is a car...

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    cast doesn't need to be young

    by Brian

    GL can make those movies at anytime, he can just CGI everyone and get voice actors. Cast doesn't need to still be young...or alive.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    It's a shame...

    by SkitZo

    The beard can't pass the torch off to someone who can do this franchise justice. The best thing he ever did was let other directors in when making the original trilogy.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Jedi Knight C

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Forget it, stupid enter button.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: OUTER RIM - Starring Howard the Toilet-Duck

    by Nerfee

    Making 50 eps at a time could be a good thing. Heavy SFX requires a long lead-in to do it right. Maybe George is using his financial advantage to just take his sweet time and do it right, I hope that script-development is benefiting from this approach.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    forget this - bring back Firefly!

    by oisin5199

    they already did this type of thing better and without ridiculous rubber masks.

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    They should go FULL RETRO...Think "Streets of San Francisco"

    by conspiracy

    or Dragnet... Use your imaginations people...think of the opening theme and montage..., something like the SWAT opening theme. FUcking Hilarious!

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    hanyoyo....

    by Minotaur7

    McCallum actually did suggest that Phantom Menace sucked to GL after they had watched it for the first time - for the video, check the phantom menace documentaries. He said something like, "when you compare this with the original" or "when you think back to what the original trilogy was, and you see this..."

  • Lucas made THX 1138, American Graffiti and the original Star Wars trilogy. Rick Mccallum produced great stuff from Dennis Potter, like Dreamchild, Blackeyes and the Singing Detective. But ever since they've paired up they've been making the worst stuff in either of their resume's. It's sad to think what might have been if they had never worked together. Lucas in particular should probably just have stuck with Gary Kurtz. His early producer, who gave a very revealing interview years ago.