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An Intriguing Potential STAR WARS UNDERWORLD Plot Point!?!?


Merrick here...

To be extremely clear here, this information comes to us from an untested source - who did provide some reasonable context for how he came across the tidbit I'm about to share. I've frequently found that the best way to establish "credible" / "reliable" sourcing is to throw their initial contributions into the fray and see what happens.  So with this disclaimer in mind, here we go...with fingers crossed.  

Daniel contacted us with the following newslet about the long-in-development STAR WARS live action television series.  Presumably, he's referring to the show whose title we recently learned was STAR WARS UNDERWORLD.  








Daniel tells us that one of the series' first episodes will involve a group of  bandits acquiring the capability of time travel, and using it to travel back in time to stop Darth Vader from ever existing.  

This is certainly in keeping with past indications we've heard about the show - that it would involve the "darker" side of the STAR WARS universe, criminal factions, Empire building, etc.  While "time travel" is relatively new to the film and television canon of the STAR WARS universe, it's a factor that has at least been acknowledge/discussed in the franchise's "Extended Universe" (details HERE).  As such, its potential inclusion in this show is not as remarkable as one might initially believe.   

What do you think?  Are we ready for time travel in the STAR WARS mythos, or might its presence provide an irresistible temptation for Lucas to organically revise STAR WARS history even further?  


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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST


    by c4andmore

    If that's all they got, that's pretty lame.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Star Wars v Terminator?

    by nel0405

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    :wipes tears away: Good one, Merrick!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    hmm... Time Travel REBOOT?

    by Nick

    A la Star Trek? I could see it happen.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    And I won't say it though it happened ...

    by Nick

    me being number one and all...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Bull dinkie.

    by raw_bean

    I r skeptical.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Why not time travel to stop the prequels from existing?

    by SmellyO

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Bandits hunting down Shmi...yaaaaaawwwn

    by alienindisguise

    I nearly fell asleep typing that.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by Nick


  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by SonOfChiba

    I'm not sure what to make of this but I guess I've got until the 12th of Never to chew on it as the fucking show is never getting made.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Force choke from the crib.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Bet on it!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse.

    by truedog67

    Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Typical- was going to be first

    by w4tkn

    but couldn't recall password :(

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Go back in time and remove the PT

    by w4tkn

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Sounds awful-But hey

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Maybe every episode can be an exploitation of some sci-fi cliche.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    No thanks.

    by ShogunMaster

    Time travel is what killed Star Trek. If everything that is cannon can be wiped away with a warp around the sun, then nothing matters at all. No drama, no tension, no risk, no crisis. Keep it in limbo if you're not going to do it right.

  • COME ON! Don't take this shit seriously. COME ON!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Get Crispin Glover in it!!!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    So he can get revenge on Bob Gale!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    In order to heal his body Vader

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Goes inside a transporter, but little does he know there is a jawa hiding in it. He comes out the other end as a half human/half Jawa.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Please, NO TIME TRAVEL!

    by professor murder

    I hate time travel paradox crap where it isn't needed. It's been explained over time and time again that it wouldn't matter. The person who goes back and changes time wouldn't effect their timeline, it would just create a new one. When the person went back to their original time, it wouldn't be changed, because they would just be heading back to their timeline and not the one that was created due to their time messing. Because of that, no matter how big the story may be, in the end............IT WOULDN'T MATTER.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    clone wars

    by Eddie_Dane

    Just let the clone wars guys animate it, or even better, animate a new post Jedi series. Start with Thrawn and go from there.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Bring on the hater "Fan" RESPONSES!!!

    by palpeedude

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Stop it.

    by Steve

    Stop it now George. Stop it.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Time Travel in Star Wars = Aliens in Indiana Jones

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Fuck is wrong with you, George?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by Joe Cranford

    If they kill Vader (they won't), they kill Luke and Leah. There will always be Sith. So... why bother with this, except to send some people back to die a horrible death at the hands of Vader -- maybe AFTER they father some kids in the past? Now that would be cool. Especially if they can watch it all unfold on VHS.... PAGING DARK HELMET...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    If it's as good as The Clone Wars-

    by sonnyfern

    -then I AM THERE. I'm surprised people don't talk about The Clone Wars more because it's a kick ass goddamn show. I HATE the idea of Time Travel, the universe is ripe for a million stories, time travel seems kind of desperate.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I really can't believe this is being taken seriously by anyone. IT'S AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE TWO MONTHS EARLY!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Time Bandits??

    by Steve

    Never. Been. Done.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    There Is Only ONE Way To React To This News

    by IAmTommyWiseau

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    So, Berman and Braga are producing this?

    by Joe Plumber

  • Lucas will admit that he's wrong.

  • ...and how can we use it to fuck things up even more than we already have?"

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Not a well thought out lie. Vader actually destroyed the Sith.

    by vetepalapinga

    So GL would never come up with this.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Whiney fanboys...

    by Dranem

    All of you KNOW you will be in your Chewbacca Underoos watching this every week then coming on here to say how much it sucks, then watching it AGAIN just to make sure.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Merrick is playin' you, guys.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Now I would LOVE to see a TIME BANDITS/TERMINATOR/STAR WARS mashup, but it ain't gonna happen.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah Choppah

    by professor murder

    Just like I was saying. Paradox' don't work. You'll never be able to live in the 'new' future. You'd just go back to the one you came from no matter how many timelines you end up creating.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    First of all, fuck the expanded universe

    by Mugato5150

    Its got worm that eat the Force and clones wiiith exteera voweels in their names and a lot of science fiction shit that doesn't belong in the Star Wars universe. I wouldn't be surprised if the EU hacks were responsible for midichloreans. Although, a TV show about the seedy side of the Star Wars universe might be cool. And before people cry that Star Wars is being milked, Star Trek has 5 TV series 11 movies and more of both are on the way. But time travel almost universally never work. And that definitely includes almost every instance of time travel in Trek so don't do time travel, for the love of Christ.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    people still care about STAR WARS?

    by TitusPullo

    isn't it like Lucy pulling away the football (before Charlie Brown kicks it) at this point? You're flat on your back yet again, fanboy.

  • Wars is like an old school friend thats hanging around all the time..FUCK OFF STAR WARS I'VE MOVED ON!!!

  • Why would a bandit give a fuck about the number three man (or 5th or 10th) man in the Imperial Command Structure?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Keep time travel out of Star Wars

    by JackSlater4

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    between this, spideys 'mysterious suitcase'

    by tomdolan04

    and Broderick raping whatever goodwill I had for him with Bueller, this january hasnt been fucking cool for news at all. <p> The upside is that either this is horseshit or it wont get made. Its just posted by AICN staff know idiots like me post on pretty much anything retarded

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Star Wars has officially jumped the shark!

    by Daytripper69

    No, wait, they've done already when Lucas introduced those damn Ewoks.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    When that Xfighter hits 88mph, you're gona see

    by john

    some serious bantha fodder.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    who know

    by tomdolan04

    See. My ability to generate traffic for AICN is multiplied by my inability to type on phones

  • You need meds for that mental illness quick.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Starring Scott Bakula as Dracula and Dean Stockwell as Greedo

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • See! SEE! The reason Han didn't shoot first is because a time-traveling bandit accidentally bumped into Han at the bar, knocking his holster back by an inch, and delaying his reaction time when the shoot-out with Greedo went down.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Lucas will wipe clean the prequels

    by GulDucati

    This is how he's going to do it.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    No time travel in Star Wars. It just doesn't belong.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Time travel for me has only ever worked for me

    by tomdolan04

    Twice narratively. Once in Treks All good things...and again in 12 Monkeys. And Ive seen a lot of drivel. Back To The Future was excellent in spite of the time hopping, not due to it

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Shenanigans. (n/t)

    by Cyrus Clops

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    i wish i could travel back in time

    by TheBaxter

    so i could watch the OT films before lucas ruined them

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    City on the Edge of Forever was a good time travel story

    by Mugato5150

    That's about it for time travel in Star Trek. Maybe Yesterday's Enterprise. All Good Things was more of a Q-induced hallucination than actual time travel. Star Trek 4 was fun but then if any asshole with a warp drive can go back in time by sling shotting around the sun, why doesn't everyone do it? Same thing with First Contact.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    RE: Time Travel

    by JAGUART

    It does for SciFi what cancer does for chick flicks.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by Nice Marmot

    ...nobody will watch anything involving these time bandits....

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    To siouxcitysarsaparilla

    by puto tenax

    Hell, son, that'd be the best show on tv now. Funny stuff.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    You people have an unhealthy psychosis regarding the prequels

    by Mugato5150

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    This just in: Plot point about series that will never happen

    by happybunni

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I find this unlikely

    by rev_skarekroe

    Lucas said this series wouldn't involve the Skywalker clan.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I liked it when Fantomex just shot the child Apocalypse

    by the Green Gargantua

    that was awesome.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    time travel is the dumbest fucking concept ever.

    by Uncle Pooky

    keep having those wet dreams, boys.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    time travel? again? lazy writing

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Time Travel in Star Wars = Nipples on the Batsuit = Flames on Optimus

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    One giant continuum of shit.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Well what do you know

    by master_of_realty

    Talkbackers shitting on something they supposedly hold dear...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    velepalapinga = correct

    by JimBobCooter

    Yeah, the universe was shitty for 40 years or so, but Vader wiped out the last remaining siths in one gesture. It's shocking how incredible BioWare has understood and executed the look, feel, and tone of Star Wars so perfectly! So many aspects of the Old Republic online would be incredible as a series. Literally every other incarnation has been embarrassing crap. Surely Lucas sees the difference? Although on "The Daily Show," Lucas said that part of his selling point of "Red Tails" to studios was that it would be corny and cheesy. Just give it to BioWare and let their writers try live action!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Do we really want this?

    by Shaun1138

    As a huge fan of the original trilogy I just feel like this is beating a dead horse...or Bantha.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Beyond beating a dead horse...

    by wonderboy2402

    I think by now the carcass is starting to reek and they now are climbing inside it to shield themselves from the icy fanbsae, Hoth Style.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel

    First of all, we all know they FAIL, so it's a pathetic idea. Secondly, this concept goes against Lucas' entire construct for the series so it doesn't even make sense. Vader was PROPHECIED to come into being. You can't undo that. And the reason he was to show up was to bring balance to the force. Exactly what the meaning of that is Lucas has had some fun with. As Yoda suggests "Perhaps misinterpreted it was", meaning, maybe bringing balance meant the resurrection of the dark side that had been oppressed for centuries. Yoda even says in a much earlier scene that darkness was creeping into the Jedi order anyway, and the return of the Sith was just the break the wave. So plotting official canon to undo all that is completely nonsensical.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    or time travel and prevent Greedo from shooting first.

    by KilliK

  • Or the dumb fuck just made it up.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    the only alternate timeline I want to see

    by smackfu

    is what would have happened if Luke had bought those power converters like he intended. Maybe the guy that sells it to him goes out and buys an Imperial lottery ticket with the money, wins a fortune, meets Han at the cantina, they get drunk, he pays off Hans debts to Jabba, then they score a couple of loose Rodian chicks and go cruising. They crash the Falcon into that giant vagina in the desert, then get picked up and incarcerated by an Imperial patrol. Meanwhile Luke joins the Imperial academy, accidentally outs himself as a space wizard, has a touching reunion with his dad and then they kill Pope Benedict and take over the galaxy. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan Kenobi spends the rest of his life beating off in a cave.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Rhinestones rhinestones rhinestones. oh My God Why?

    by magnetoelectric

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by UMAGA


  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Time Travel = Jump the Shark (most of the time...)

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Excluding the Terminator films (can we include the T:SCC TV series?) adding time travel to an existing sci-fi series/shared universe means the concept has run out of ideas and JUMPED THE SHARK!)

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Go back in time and abort the George Lucas fetus.

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    Problem solved.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Lucas or whoever wants to make his own version of Caprica?

    by btc909

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    They'll travel to the space between spaces..

    by Axl Z

    I've always thought of a hyperdrive as a time travel device..

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by ToughGuyRizzo

    And then Han & Luke wind up getting blown up on some random planet cause they didn't destroy the Death Star.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by Creepythinmanlivez


  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Hopefully the bandits are Ewoks

    by Axl Z


  • This sounds even less plausible than the leaked Prometheus synopsis that had time traveling humans and space jockeys going back to primitive Earth. It will really suck if in the span of a couple years we have to witness both Alien and Star Wars universes ruined by horrible prequels (although Star Wars is already tainted by its prequel trilogy, a bad prequel TV series will be truly catastrophic).

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Nail... Meet Coffin.

    by Xenodistortion

    Wow. Fucking dumb. Is it possible for a show to get cancelled before the first episode premiers?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    You know, IG-88 wouldn't wipe his ass with this shit.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    If you are going to break with canon...

    by zinc_chameleon

    then make it so that *only* a Jedi can use a light saber; Tartovsky hinted at this in his beautiful Clone Wars animation. A light saber isn't something mass produced; it requires a crystal known only to the Jedi, and that is why the Sith tried to destroy its source. Very cool, and a great story builder. Also, it makes a light saber a lot more than just a laser cutting tool.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I think thats an amazing idea, you guys are fucking trolls.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Applying the whole kill Hitler as a child concept? wow. And what strange race would have developed this tech?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I guess one way for this to not suck and break what's left of Star Wars is to eventually reveal that nobody actually had the capacity to travel in time, and they were just con men. Still, it would be better if they kept time travel out of Star Wars. It's one of the toughest plot devices to do well, and I think an ultra-tech like that would make the tech that's in Star Wars seem a little less amazing.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Calling all Time Lords!!

    by Kenny8

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST about a paradox!

    by Kenny8

    Perhaps 3 incarnations of Obi Wan should team up to battle Omega....I mean Vader.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Hey guys, I got a scoop too

    by lv_426

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up after Expendables 2 for a big budget live action Contra movie. Michael Biehn is their commanding officer in the film. Beat Takeshi stars as Dr. Konami, who created the Konami Device, a super weapon capable of destroying the alien forces of Red Falcon. It needs the Konami Code to be armed. He also invented the genetics technology that allows Stallone and Arnie to have up to 30 lives (which are duplicate clones) over the course of the film. Expect much death, destruction, 'splosions, and witty one-liners. Daniel Day Lewis is starring as Red Falcon. H.R. Giger and Syd Mead are on board to design the Red Falcon aliens and biomechanical technology and futuristic human technology and weapons. Peter Jackson, Katsuhiro Otomo, Quentin Tarantino, and James Cameron are writing and producing with Neill Blomkamp directing. The budget is 350 million. James Cameron's team created a brand new camera for it. This is no mere 3D cinema camera, but a 4D one! This same team also worked out how to build a real live functioning spread gun (it ain't no shotgun folks). They are going to shoot some scenes with live ammo, kinda like that SEAL film Act of Valor did. The same team that created the real Hobbiton for Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, and who remade the place into The Hobbit's version of that Middle Earth locale, these dudes are building an actual tropical island near Central America that will be called Val Verde, so they can film Contra there and blow the whole island up at the end, for real. CONTRA comes out in 2014. If it is a hit, they are going to make Super Contra and Contra: The Alien Wars (they dropped the III from the title) back to back with a budget of 800 million. Nicholas Winding Refn will direct the darker middle chapter Super Contra, while Brad Bird will direct the big final battle centric Contra: The Alien Wars.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    There is NO SUCH THING as an intriguing Star Wars Underworld plot point.

    by Longtime Lurker

    Therefore there CANNOT be any such thing as an intriguing potential Star Wars Underground plot point. Thus the very premise of the article is fatally flawed The End.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Horrible idea...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I know why they are doing time travel. You can have a young(teen) Leia and Han and bull shit like that. I hate these type of moves in the Star Wars universe. It belittles the powers of the Force and Jedi and Sith. As more of these ideas are adopted it makes the Jedi and Sith seem less important. Horrible idea... Hope they just make it about the underworld trying to survive under the Empire.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST

    The Sad Truth

    by Michael

    for me is that there is nothing that can revive my interest in Star Wars. Nothing. Had Lucas decided to do post ROTJ films, involving the original characters and/or their descendants, he might have had me, but he's never, ever, ever going to do that. All the prequels, cartoons, novels, comics and reboots in the world just don't interest me at all.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I guess you can scrap that source from now on...

    by Jay

    Seriously! And you guys are buying this? A gullible bunch of angry what else is new for you to whine about?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    killik, or time travel and prevent Greedo from shooting first

    by lv_426

    Lucas would still probably have Greedo shoot first, except this time Han Solo wouldn't shoot, as another person offscreen shoots Greedo. This mysterious shooter is masked and hooded. They run out of the cantina and get into a speeder. As it speeds away, the hood is blown down by the wind, revealing that it is actually Han. He time traveled back to prevent Greedo from killing him. What a tweeessssttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    You really don't have to go into a thread about Star Wars

    by Mugato5150

    only to go out of your way to announce to the world about how much you don't care about Star Wars. Really not necessary. Neither is this post.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    worst/bad writing #6

    by KinoEye

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Time travel=Alternate dimensions/timelines=Just about fucking anything

    by Tony fucknuts

    Why bother with Star wars at all if you bring in this sort of shite? Might as well do a Wold-Newton on it and crosssover with the original Battlestar Galactica and Blakes 7.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Sounds fake

    by A.J. Albright

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Idea makes no sense anyway

    by Nem_Wan

    If you had a time machine in the Star Wars galaxy, wouldn't you want to prevent PALPATINE from existing? Vader existing or not doesn't change whether there's Clone Wars or an Empire or a Death Star. For this plot to make any sense the plotters have to be people who are invested in Palatine continuing to exist without Vader. Whatever history they want to change must be relatively personal and small potatoes as far as the galaxy is concerned, like whether Cloud City gets taken over by the Empire or not. That's the magnitude of outcomes Vader controlled. All the big stuff is on Palpatine.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    by yubayuba

    someone needs to time travel back to 1983, steal all of George Lucas' edited film footage of the Return of the Jedi, and threaten to expose it to the sunlight if Lucas does not contractually agree to start pre-production work on the prequel and sequel trilogies immediately after ROTJ is released in the theaters. Of course, courts would not enforce that contract, since it was signed under duress, but who knows? Maybe he actually would have done it, and we all could have had 6 more movies to grow up with all the way into adulthood. That is what the first episode of Star Wars Underworld should be. Otherwise, they should just hire [frick]ing Uwe Boll to write and direct the entire series.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I got a bad feeling about this...

    by mackmm

    So rather than have to explain that crap premise over & over again to every Star Wars fan that might watch why not... 1. Have your video game developers write a good story, as they almost always do. 2. Make it take place on the other side of the galaxy or set during the time of the Old republic (NOT time travel) 3. Leave Vader & the Skywalker clan alone. What's done is done. Here are some of my ideas to incorporate Wookie Strippers Pimp Jawas Gambling addicted droids Jedi Ninjas (because we were supposed to see what a real Jedi could do in the prequels, guess what they walked up and down corridors and fought 2 on 1 almost every battle, WEAK) Introduce the Emperor's brother Larry Hang out on in about Bespin Hoth Road truckers Let us see Alderaan as the worst planet in the galaxy (That'll mess with fanboy's heads) Absolutely no Pod racing you can do Kessel runs but NO POD RACES Die Hard on a Star Destroyer

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    ... and of course the bandits will fail miserably. NEXT!

    by Triple_J_72

    Unless the writers are allowed to change SW history, maybe make this series an "alternate reality" ... hmm? Savvy?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    This show is never getting made. The VFX budget doesn't work.

    by Pixelsmack

    It's not even slated for 2014 guys. Even with the overseas shops, which they don't think are up to the task, the budgets are still nuts. This show isn't going to be made until they can get VFX down to a rate per-week that simply doesn't exist...yet. (and never should frankly)

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Bacta Tank Time Machine?

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Why wouldn't the VFX budget work?

    by Mugato5150

    In the last few seasons of Deep Space Nine they had huge space battles every week and that was 15 years ago. Lucas finances all this shit himself. How is Lucas gong to be too strapped to make this happen? That doesn't make any sense.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Hate to say it, but...

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    George Lucas is the original Uwe Boll. If he had directed Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, there would have been no reason to re-release the original trilogy in the 1990s, and there would have been no reason for the prequels to be made, because the Original Trilogy would have sucked!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Sounds interesting.......

    by Yelsaeb

    but I doubt its real. It just doesn't smell right.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    lucas and his clones have been time traveling for years.

    by vulturess

    explains lucas going back and fucking with his movies.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    It's no secret I don't like Star Wars

    by Queefer Sutherland

    But mainly because of what I consider to be poor writing and acting. I think the universe of Star Wars and the mythology of Star Wars could be used much better than they have in the past. If this series can get rid of the Lucas influence (mostly his writing, which is utterly wretched) and let some new hungry people get their teeth into this, it could really be something. But they HAVE to get rid of George Lucas' sixth-grade level of sophistication. So hopefully Lucas really HAS retired. If they do this right, I'll be a Star Wars fan for the first time. But not the movies. Never the movies.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    That would be so fantastic. Sorry, I just don't see TV show shit happening until Lucas is dead.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    nautilus_nrm1, you really know fuck all about fillmaking

    by Mugato5150

    if you're comparing Lucas to Uwe Boll, I don't care how much you hate the prequels.

  • Look, just lock him in one of his dozen or more cavernous bank vaults and make these shows without him even seeing or commenting on any of it. That's pretty much the only way any of this won't suck ass.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by DougMcKenzie

    Let's retcon everything and make it a nightmare! Lucas saw the bank on the Trek reboot and wants a piece of that. Jett, my boy, you get to remake all the movies now dude!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    A Longer Time Ago........In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

    by thelordofhell

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    well fuck my wookie...

    by shrimp_shack_shooter

    ...instead of one unfunny choppah, we get three equally unfunny choppahs! Or is that choplings? It's harder to keep straight than he is

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    In other news Red Tails is a flop:

    by KilliK

    Budget: $58 million Release Date: January 20, 2012 Domestic Total as of Jan. 30, 2012: $34,387,632 GOOD JOB GEORGE.YOU JUST KILLED BIG-BUDGET BLACK CINEMA.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    In Arnie Voice > Annie Skywalker?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Baby Greedo watching the news, "Annie, Baca Namo" Translation "Annie, you're dead!". Insert some fart jokes, a furry sidekick bad guy, and a couple bumbling robots, instant TV classic.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    if it

    by lead_sharp

    stops the phantom menace from ever happening I'm all for it.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    killik killed big budget black cinema?

    by Mugato5150

    Are ALL of you fucking retarded?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Bandits... TIME Bandits. I get it.

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    They're totally going to be some midget race like Ewoks or Jawas.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Relax, Kids ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    That fucking show is never going to see the light of day, and even if it does, it's going to last just about as long as Lucas's last brilliant foray into television: "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles". I think they're unrealistically trying to produce an hour-long STAR WARS movie every week, which would probably have been awesome circa 1978 or '79, but if that hour-long STAR WARS movie every week turns out to be variations of THE PHANTOM MENACE or even REVENGE OF THE SITH, the audience is gonna tune out in droves.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Love Star Wars, hate the idea of time travel...

    by darthwaz1

    It's such a lame sci fi concept, makes no sense. and it's used as a crutch in sci fi writing.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    It totally works. Wacky bandits trying to wack Vader every week

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    It's the Sopranos, just for 10 year olds. You're always on Tattoine. The set is a desert with some mud huts and stupid CGI robots and aliens. The budget could be lower than Falling Skies.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Bad idea

    by MaxHeadroom

    I dislike the Star Wars series mostly, but at least Star Wars was always grounded in real world ideas of politics, science, power plays, and human interaction. Now with fantastic plot lines like time travel, it is just another sci-fi series with no real world boundaries. So, I say its a bad idea.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    wow - not to add to the rampant negativity but...

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    SW and time travel? No Fucking thanks. time travel has been used to death in ST......we really don't need it in the SW universe. Especially for something as lame as making it so Vader never existed. You know what ? I'm calling bullshit on this its so bad.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    You all should be ashamed at the way you talk about Lucas

    by master_of_realty

    He gave us the MOTHERFUCKING STAR WARS universe, probably changed many of your lives by doing so, and all you can do is shit on him because it's fashionable.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I'm calling bullshit on this right now

    by performingmonkey

    Lucas, along with anyone else who's given any details on this series, has already said that it won't feature Vader. So how can the first episode be a plot about them going back to kill Vader?? And how could it even be a possibility??? Maybe there is a throwaway line in the script where someone wishes that's something they could do. But surely it would be more like going back and stopping Palpatine moreso than Vader??

  • Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse. Beat the dead horse.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by Uopap

  • The newer I-III trilogy. With 3 different directors. I would love that. Instead we get unnecessary remakes of Let The Right One In, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo or reboots like Spiderman. Honestly, I don't even care about remaking/rebooting the prequels but just give star wars to someone who will add to it and not just throw shit at the screen. More on topic, this Star Wars show will probably bomb critically but get whatever ratings it needs. I say that hoping it might be good and maybe spawn actual films that work. BUT, I get the feeling it's kind of a grab and might actually water down Star Wars more than it has been. Will I check it out? Probably not. I won't avoid it but I'm sure as hell not seeking it out. I know this sounds like "I'm stuck in the past leave star wars alone!" talk, but I'm just so sick of everything being so passionless and that's all I feel anymore when I think of Star Wars. I obviously hold the originals high like most nerds and they probably aren't as grand as I think they are, but I can't think of any redeeming qualities of the newer trilogy. I feel bad I didn't see Red Tails because Lucas at least seemed passionate about that and it got decent reviews. I will accept (like I'm some king of something) failures if it is a work of passion and/or some kind of even risky story arch or at least the voice of the director. I might hate it, but I won't be disgusted. The prequels were horrendous and I just felt a void actually grow while I watched them. Getting back to the show, I really hope those involved are more involved than Lucas seems to be (or sadly, Lucas isn't so involved and leaves it to it's own devices). Drinking Rant Over.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    This is one or two of two things.....

    by SobchakSecurity

    Either Lucas's final fuck you to the fans/fanboys who have sometimes sensibly or not so sensibly bitched and moaned about the prequels and totally unnecessary cgi-ified re-releases and/or a way too totally erase/re-do/reboot the existing star wars universe/continuity as we know,as a means to either erase that to quelch any sort of dissent or bitching towards "his masterful star war(s) creations", or,to totally just re-create everything as he sees fit,regardless of the consequences/fallout,that could go either way,maybe,but highly unlikely,actually making something unique/creative/different, or his "NO!!!! FUCK YOU GUYS!!!! THIS IS MY CREATION DAMNIT!!!! AND IF I WANT TO HAVE DARTH VADER TURNING MULTIPLE COLORS ALL THE WHILE MAGICAL ROBOTIC BALLS FLOAT AROUND HIM,ALL THE WHILE HE HAS TINY MIDGET SIDEKICKS FOLLOWING HIM AROUND!!!! THEN COME FUCKALL HELL OR HIGHWATER,I WILL DO SUCH AS SEE FIT!!!!!" side will take over.....

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    There is only once reason to time travel

    by Can_I_Get_Any_Of_You_Cunts_A_Drink

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    To me....

    by SobchakSecurity

    argh,some spelling errors, I mean to say "masterful star wars creation(S)",and "as a means to either erase or quelch any sort of dissent."and "I WILL DO SUCH AS I SEE FIT!!! I'M GEORGE LUCAS!!!!! YOUR GOD OF ALL!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!"

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    No. This idea reeks.

    by I am_NOTREAL

    I doubt this is real. Of all the colossal plotting blunders Lucas made with the prequel trilogy, he didn't go this far.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Of course.....

    by SobchakSecurity

    This is all hypothetical/speculative. This hasn't been totally 100% confirmed or denied,but,I wouldn't be surprised if anything anyone says on here turns out to be true in one way or another.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    clearly i am in the 5% that doesn't have to go fuck myself

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Star Wars is NOT Sci-fi, it's fantasy

    by WerePlatypus

    Terrible idea

  • Time travel? TIME travel?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: What If?

    by KoolerThanJesus

    They should succeed in killing Shmi and prevent Vader from being born and at the end reveal the whole series is going to be a Star Wars "What If" show with each episode being a different scenario. It will of course need to be Clone Wars style animation. Do this and mind=blown.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST


    by SobchakSecurity

    In response to your post about us shitting on Lucas,and really now,what's a little good natured ribbing and criticism going to do to the guy who only has how much money?, I actually don't mean to shit on him. Sure,I have some criticisms about he and his work(s),not so much just Star Wars either,his whole body of work overall,both Star Wars and the stuff he wanted to do afterwards,I actually admire and respect the guy,think he's obviously a very talented and creative guy,albeit some stuff that's made me go wtf? more than once,and think he's obviously reached a level of success many hope for but few achieve. As for star wars changing my life?,my feelings on that are meh. I was super obsessed with it when I was younger,still just enjoy the original trilogy as is,all b.s and criticisms aside,respect and recognize it's,even at times it seems to have jumped the shark/overdone it's self/yeah we get it,I still respect it and it's impact on pop culture,even when it's a little overreaching.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Don't think so

    by BizarroJerry

    Just doesn't sound right. Either this source is making it up or is misinformed. Besides, that couldn't be an entire series.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    Dumbass, I don't pick on George Lucas because it's fashionable. I pick on George Lucas because he's a terrible writer. If you can't see the juvenile sensibility in Star Wars, then you're simply uneducated. I forgive you for your ignorance, but I can't forgive you for being a stupid fuckstick.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    So when the 3-D Blu-ray films...

    by Servo1000

    Come out in a couple years in a (Even-Newer more changed and fucked up than ever) set comes out. Lucas will have I think Octuple-dipped people? Is that right I have lost track.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    The future?

    by Himbo

    "Always in motion the future is." THAT is Star Wars canon. Can't believe that they'd go back to the well. Vader is not the Alpha/Omega of the Star Wars universe. Hell, adapt Brian Daley's "Han Solo trilogy" and that would be awesome. Or just remake the whole damned thing.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Hmm, convince me this trumped-up temporal jeapordy doesn't.

    by Nerfee

    I love time-travel, but even so.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    George Lucas needs to be shit on

    by TheGangBangTheory

    consistantly and thoroughly. Really, that aint nerd rage or anything because I am not that big a Star Wars fan. But I get angry at horrible films (them being huge wastes of time, resources, and talent - not too mention bilking the money out of people for the generally shitty movie going experience) and the prequels were fucking aweful. Doing more shit in the classic era is a bad idea in general. Enough with Darth and the rebellion and shit. Do something set in a winning, exciting time period that is different - like the Old Republic era.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    They really should have named it STAR WARS: UNDERGROUND

    by MooseMalloy

    -- much more hip-sounding.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    After Time Travel, let's do Shrinking next!

    by Chief Joseph

    C3PO, R2-D2, and Jar Jar get shrunk down to microscopic size and injected into Carrie Fisher, piloting a shrunken Star Destroyer modded to destroy cellulite.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Time travel is for Star Trek

    by Hoojiberish

    Holy crap man...I hope to Hades this isn't true. I don't know if I can deal with that. Nothing against my Trekkie counter-parts but I don't want that crap touching the Lucas-verse.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I don't believe it.

    by Charlie

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Like it or not

    by master_of_realty

    STAR WARS belongs to George Lucas. It is his to alter and expand upon as he wishes. If you don't like the prequels or special editions, ignore them! Not one single change to the OT is major enough to have "ruined" them and the theatrical cuts are readily available (which you're lucky to have because he considers them incomplete and doesn't have to release them at all). Bunch of hyperbolic, self-entitled, hateful children...

  • Am sure a hundred of you said that before me... or perhaps.. just perhaps,- the special editions are taking place in an alternate timeline where a different song got to number one the week Luke busted Han out of jabba's palace and where greedo put an extra shot in his blaster...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Looks like

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours


  • He fucked himself, apologists.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Can't They Go Back and Just Erase The Prequels?

    by Crow3711

    Too easy, I know.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    This Is Exactly What Star Wars Needs

    by Crow3711

    To be fucked up even more.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Will they travel back to 1986 to save the whales too?

    by picardsucks

    I'd love to see Kirk dropkick boba Fett

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    fuck this shit.

    by NorthTronic

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    In the words of Gin Rummy

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    "I Just Don't Give a Fuck!" - Boondocks Season 1

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    No way this is real

    by Pete Michaelson

    First of all, how does a group of "bandits" going back in time equate to darker and focusing on empire building and the Star Wars underworld? All they'd being doing is going back into the prequel era again. I say it's more likely that the TV show will attempt to bridge the gap between the first trilogy and second. It will of course completely botch the attempt and become another on-screen abortion from Lucas and Friends (TM). It's amazing how that man has managed sap all the good will I once had for Star Wars. Honestly, I couldn't give two shits about it anymore.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh, the time travel crutch

    by Jaka

    Please let this be a pile of Bantha poodoo.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by kobain

    They say they have 100 hours scripted and they START with Time travel?!?!?!?!?! Boy , talk about shooting yourself on the foot, and just when you're about to start walking for the first time... plus, Starwars and Time travel... those two concepts don't gel for some reason

  • Including me, if it's true. (and if it is, somebody buy this shit already!) AMC? FX? HBO? Somebody want a fucking Star Wars TV show? C'mon!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Time travel does exist in Star Wars

    by GulDucati

    as Yoda says in ESB, "the future, the past, things you will see..." This kind of tells us that the force does exist in a Einstein space-time fabric. If you can travel through space, why not time?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by meta4

    Here's an Idea. Order another season of Sarah Conners' Chronicles instead.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by obijuanmartinez

    Nothing more to add...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Wow. You folks really hate Star Wars.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Time travel to prevent the Holiday Special from existing.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I skimmed the comments, and don't think anyone hit upon that one yet.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by Pete Michaelson

    That story has been around for like a year or more.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Honestly the plot point could involve time travel of Vader going back to fuck his mom tag team style with the Emperor then using the force to mind wipe her of the whole experience explaining why she high midi levels and, I'd still not watch it. Star Wars is shit, Lucas is an asshole and anyone in their right mind who gives this clown any more money or creative license should be shot. He had a good thing and was sucked in by the dark side of too many greenbacks. Fuck this show.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Worst Article Since mid-90's

    by Larry

    I've been coming to this site for a good 15 years and this is the worst article I've ever seen.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    What Star Wars really needs is zombies. Time-travelling zombies.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by TDH1138

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Doesn't sound legit to me at all

    by FrodoFraggins

    Lucas is far more simple and straight forward and we know it takes place between episodes 3 and 4.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    I actually really want to see this happen.....

    by SobchakSecurity

    Note: I just want to say,that despite what some have said,"Wow. You folks really hate Star Wars. by yelsaeb", "Like it or not by seymourscagnettisbruisedego STAR WARS belongs to George Lucas. It is his to alter and expand upon as he wishes. If you don't like the prequels or special editions, ignore them! Not one single change to the OT is major enough to have "ruined" them and the theatrical cuts are readily available (which you're lucky to have because he considers them incomplete and doesn't have to release them at all). Bunch of hyperbolic, self-entitled, hateful children... " I for one don't actually hate star wars or Lucas. I mean,it's not my favorite sci-fi/fantasy,oh and Lucas himself has said he doesn't consider it sci-fi,more space opera,but I still enjoy it and appreciate it for what it is,not what it's become,or whatever inane things senor Lucas has done or chooses to do with le trilogie grande. I mean,at this point,I wouldn't be surprised if he went back and somehow rotoscoped/digitized the whole fuckin thing to make it look more akin to avatar/toy story/tin tin or something along those lines. And I don't think the originals are "ruined" with the unnecessary cgi aspects,it's just they're that,totally unnecessary,feel out of place,doesn't match up with the real deal,etc. Anyways,enough making myself clear. I want to see this,not only cause it will show just how batshit insane Lucas is,it's like a twisted version of the captain going down with his ship. Like I said,and nothing against star wars fans,I'm one,albeit probably for different reasons,if he did this as "FUCK YOU AND YOUR PRECIOUS STAR WARS FANBOYS!!!! IT'S NOT YOURS AND NEVER WILL BE!!!! IT GOES DOWN ALONG WITH ME!!!!! MMMWWWUUUUUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!",I would oddly admire that. Also,I imagine all caps crazy Lucas to be akin to the portrayal of Mel Gibson in South Park's Passion Of The Jew special. If you've seen it,then you know what I'm talking about.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    If this makes the prequels go away I'm all in!

    by Melanie Griffiths Sour Patch

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Re: George Lucas & Your/My Childhood

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Let's be honest, George Lucas really didn't "change" anybody's fucking childhood, he merely accounted for about ninety percent of your toys, Halloween costumes, tee shirts, bedspreads and wall posters, assuming you were born around 1968-70 and the last sci-fi movie you'd seen in a theater prior to STAR WARS was either SILENT RUNNING or CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. No wonder all your male children are currently calling themselves "Brownies" and posting on "My Little Pony" message boards. You assholes want to stop bitching and do something about it, Step One is, STOP GIVING THAT CRAZY MOTHER-FUCKER YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH!!! Don't go anywhere near a goddamn 3-D theater on February 10th. Stop buying those overpriced, permanently-altered Blu-Ray sets. Stop buying his games, stop watching that fucking kid's show on Cartoon Network, stop snatching up every freakin' toy, EU novel, comic book and other assorted tie-in bearing the logo that guarantees he will have the resources to continue doing this stupid shit until he gets knifed to death in an Outdoor Male parking lot by an over-zealous "Greedo Shot First" fanatic.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Lucas would be surprised to hear that Star Wars is dead

    by Mugato5150

    I think you could use a different adjective than "dead" because that really doesn't apply, no matter how much you shake your tiny fists.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    armageddonproductions: best post on here.

    by SobchakSecurity

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    alter time

    by wattos new hat

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I think I can sum this up in two words...

    by conspiracy


  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    It's pointless to discuss a show that will never get made.

    by F-18

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Black Voice: You never go full retard George Lucas

    by thedarklingthrush

    I want a show following an X-Wing squadron set after ROTJ

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Time Travel Sucks...

    by SinisterMarmalade

    Seriously, it is never a good idea. Just look at "Back to the Future," (a film I nonetheless love), once you have time travel, you have all the time in the world, and all "cliff-hangers" become trivial. Many great franchises have suffered for including time travel (Harry Potter and Star Trek just to name two) and it's always a bad idea.

  • ...Their Trope Ray will fire terrible ideas at this show until it is quickly cancelled, a weapon more powerful than the original Death Star.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    duck off - sounds like hitler - killing wish full fillment

    by redbent

    total tripe - ass-hat - retread of an idea. hope this is - toro poo

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Rise of the Judgment Day of Darth Vader Chronicles

    by Tristan

    This plot, obviously, sounds totally original. Seriously, this plot can't be real. The last thing a Star Wars story needs, is time-travel AND especially, this plot-line! I thought the show was going to be about gangsters and bounty hunters? Btw, "Star Wars: Underworld" is just a place-holder title. Concentrate on the mobsters, bounty hunters, assassins, etc and you have a hit...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    we've heard of this before

    by Shakes

    Star Wars: The Shmi Skywalker Chronicles

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Imperial Sportsman...

    by conspiracy

    On this Episode of Imperial Sportsman...join IG-88 with special Sportsman guest TK-421 as they travel to the beautiful woods of Endor to help Imperial biologists in their efforts to control the Ewok population...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    How Would These "Bandits" Even Know That Anakin Skywalker Was Vader?


    They wouldn't.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    not true at all; good red herring though

    by abe

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    @ armageddonproductions

    by SuperSaiyan2112

    Bravo. It's a shame though that the majority of the fat fucks here won't take your advice.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    I would much rather see something set in the Old Republic

    by Kabrix

    Even WAAAAY back. If they've got time travel (assuming this is credible), then maybe after they've delved into this silly Vader business, they can go into some KOTOR stuff.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Holiday Special - One of my favorite RIFFTRAX

    by scrapplejoe

    its a must buy rifftrax...

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Time travel in Star Wars does not exist in this dojo.

    by Hat Man

    I don't care what your justification is or what the extended universe bollocks says, the idea is total shit. Hasn't the franchise suffered enough?!! Leave Britney, err Star Wars ALONE!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Qui Gon Jinn, come with me if you want to live

    by TheCAT7225

    And put this bomb in the little shit's pod racer. Guest Starring Linda Hamilton as Shmi Skywalker

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Is JJ Abrams the showrunner?

    by viks

    Star Trek did it.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST


    by Jeff

    I once was a huge Star Wars fan, but no longer. I find Lucas's whole operation fatuous, corporate, and 100% lacking in real creativity. Corporate creativity isn't "real" creativity, by the way, in my opinion. And the above news that time travel is involved in "Star Wars: Whatever" is proof of this. What an absolutely braindead idea. What a horrible, small-minded, ripped-off, corporate idea... that I'm sure Luca$ loves. Honestly, I was hoping they would hire some serious science fiction writers and let them go at it, bringing a little kickass credibility to the show. But... no. They didn't. They went with something obvious and stupid because otherwise they think the kids wouldn't get it. Good logic for making money. Bad logic for making something insightful and interesting. Too bad.

  • they enter terminator style ina big blue orb of light and creep though the desert at night and enter mois isely or wherever at dawn and try not to be noticed as they head toward where slave baby anakin lives with his sexy young milf shmi. i like the 'none of them really harbor the abilty to time travel or the promiser of such technology craps out in the end.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Hot Tub Time Machine

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Time travel in Star Wars makes about as much sense as

    by lv_426

    aliens in an Indiana Jones movie... Oh shit!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    grammaton cleric binks, how about Yub Nub Time Machine?

    by lv_426

    At least we will get to hear our beloved Yub Nub Ewok song again.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Sith Code

    by lv_426

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays a Sith apprentice who must find a hidden bomb planted on an Imperial troop transport by one of those pesky double agents working for the Rebel Alliance.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Well the closest they had to a hot tub was Dagobah, or the garbage pit.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Neither had quite the ring to it.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Star Wars vs. Abraham Lincoln...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...or dinosaurs. Or the Model T. Or outhouses. Or fuck off George Lucas.

  • will tear a temporal hole in the universe and allow time travel? Don't underestimate the power of Yub Nub.

  • Now THAT's a movie!

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I just want to see it Kick ass again.

    by hallmitchell

    That's all.

  • Time travel? Really? With such a vast and rich world that Star Wars exist in, why do we have to go Marty McFly? God I hope this is a mistake..

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Sith Brothers

    by lv_426

    Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly must learn the ways of the darkside of the Force if they ever want to get a job and move out of the Emperor's palace. D-Stars and ho's!

  • directed by different directors and scripted by different writers. Sure George could have some input and his Lucasfilm empire would produce the things, but let some other stories with different voices shine through. How about a domed romantic epic called Alderaan, set on the peaceful world that becomes the first victim of the Death Star? It could focus on all the fear and panic that occurs when one morning the people of Alderaan wake up with a big metal moon of death looming up in the sky. What about a caper film where some human and alien characters team up to steal something from the Empire? Have it follow the tried and true structure of a classic heist flick. The building the crew, the planning, some interesting snags along the way, and finally a twisty little resolution with some of that Star Wars derring do that we saw in the original Ep. IV A New Hope. It could even have some fun little nods to a character and place like Jabba and his seedy palace. Maybe Jabba the Hutt is the the big boss that hires/captures the caper team and forces them to pull this suicide mission of a heist? What about a war film set during the wars during the Old Republic era? That could make for an epic and exciting film in this universe. Let directors like Neill Blomkamp, Duncan Jones, Joe Johnston, Brad Bird, Peter Jackson, etc. take a crack at something like this. Some of these types of things could be films, or maybe a TV miniseries, but again, standalone stories that don't need to be tied to some big trilogy or 100 episode TV series that can't seem to get off the ground.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST

    ^ doomed, not domed romantic epic

    by lv_426

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 2:01 a.m. CST

    AICN can't go a day without a Lucas bashing thread...

    by Jay

    Now I know why this fake rumor is being reported here. See, as much as 90% of you man children hate Star Wars, you do nothing but complain about it on a daily basis. Hating Star Wars and Lucas is the oil of your one track mind. It's the reason you live. Not a day goes by where a TB is not simply turned into another Lucas bashing thread. That TB was missing today. So AICN has gone to it's lowest point perhaps. Make up news for the simple reason so everyone can bash Star Wars. You all have officially reached the same stupidity as Episode 1. Congrats on being the buttholes of Internet forums.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Why dont people open their ears and listen ?

    by Keith Maniac

    "Presumably, he's referring to the show whose title we recently learned was STAR WARS UNDERWORLD" in that video clip the man clealry says "working title" and is a non committal as a person can be, but no thats "going" to be the title. This news being taken as true, despite Lucas saying, in every single interview written, live etc etc, "this series will have NOTHING to do with any of the main characters from the films". Yet the slightest trickle of gossip drips through, contradictory to everything we've been told and suddenly its the fucking Gospel.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Cheap and feckless with the mythos

    by Ciderman

    So, things are drying up with your franchise and you can't come up with new story lines? Why not come along with a McGuffin that has no place in the mythos of the universe and start rewriting old story lines! There Is No Time Travel In Star Wars Never was, the worlds there are hundreds of thousands of years old with droids and FTL, why only now do we get time travel? Why wouldn't the Sith just get it and rule everything? It breaks too many rules and is a daft ploy. Next thing we'll have farm boys being teleported off of planets, there-by spoiling a perfectly good movie series, as Luke beams himself into an Imperial Navy recruitment office....

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Anyone who...

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    doesn't like George Lucas' time travel idea for Star Wars (or any poorly written and conceived idea he has) is racist.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Is it April 1st already?!...

    by Elliot Scozzola

    That's just retarded.... Pleeeeeeaaassse be fake!

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:47 a.m. CST

    I agree with everything said in this talkback

    by WickedJacob


  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST

    When this baby hits 88mph, you're gonna see some serious shit!

    by Johnny Wishbone

    Seriously. This sounds shit. It also sounds like a wind-up aimed at the fan-boys who hated the prequels so vehemently.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Why not have them just erase the prequels altogether?

    by Henry Fool

    They travel back in time and hire Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams and Ron Moore to collaborate on a complete reboot of the entire Star Wars franchise!

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Missed opportunities

    by Denty420

    That's what how I look at the prequels. Also the sequels. Star Wars - post ROTJ - could have been so much more but instead, ol' Froggy-throat decided to plonk himself on his arse in a studio in front of a greenscreen and watch perfectly credible actors (oak-panelled Hayden Christensen aside) mangle their teeth around the most odious dialogue as part of an incomprehensible and incohesive narrative. Instead of expanding the SW universe and making product that takes place post-ROTJ, the same shrivelled tit is being milked over and over and over. I know it's been said many times before by more eloquent people than m'self, but fuck you, George Lucas. I won't watch your shitty dark-side-of-the-Star-Wars-universe crap and I'm certainly never going to waste another penny of my hard earned cash on anything else Star Wars related for the rest of my mundane existence.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:14 a.m. CST


    by ArmageddonProductions

    "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" lasted TWO seasons, and unless you're counting INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE or RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK as a "TV movie", I'm not sure where you're getting your information from. And, yes, the reason a TV show is cancelled after two seasons is because it's considered a flop. Hell, I think those made-for-TV Ewok movies had higher ratings.</p><p> Anyway, I strongly advise going back and re-watching that DVD box set you probably have tucked away somewhere; that's about the level of entertainment you can expect from the STAR WARS show. Maybe less.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST

    That idea has me humming the tune of "Life Day"...

    by seansarto

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Just read that back and it didn't make sense

    by Denty420

    Too many j's. What I'm trying to say is that George had sixteen years to come up with something special for the prequels, and he didn't. He made two rancid turds and then finished it up with something that had potential but was executed with all the subtlety of a hard-on in a pair of tracksuit bottoms. If the sequels are to be made, let someone else do it. George would only fuck them up.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:32 a.m. CST

    by noel

    How were all the bandits able to fit in the Delorean?

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Why Not Kill Palpatine Instead?

    by wampa_one

    He & the Sith before him were the true villains.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 5:39 a.m. CST

    LV_426: Your Idea is Spot On and Must Now Become Fact

    by Longtime Lurker

    You've got my vote :) Whatever shall we do with these 100 scripts that are supposedly out there? Let us hope they are a myth. For one thing, your idea has the potential to truly expand the universe instead of having it endlessly loop back to Vader and Co.

  • The series is supposed to run for 5 seasons. But if it continues to do well and be popular (especially with selling toys to little boys), then I would suggest spinning it off into another continuity starting with a Season 6. (Imagine if the series continued and branched off where Anakin finds redemption without ever becoming Vader.) So the first five seasons of Clone Wars would adhere to the continuity from the PT to the OT. But if you the viewer want to continue on, then Season 6 and any others onward would spin off into an alternate continuity.

  • Oh, it all makes sense now.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST

    One day George's

    by vorlonkosh

    body will leave mortality (his mind already left long ago), then, we can have a much more competant individual reboot the entire franchise. I don't see any other way Star Wars can be salvaged. Until then, I am going to live in a state of denial that any thing outside of my low-def, grainy, DVD releases of the original, un-raped trilogy exist in the world of Star Wars.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST

    hack plot device

    by RG

    Maybe they can add in zombies and demon possession also and slam dunk the lame trinity

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Is Grando Calrissian the guy on the grassy knoll?

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Story is total guff, but amusing none the less.

  • Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there an episode that dealt with a zombie-like affliction that affected the clone soldiers? As for demonic possession: that idea actually would fit with the Sith, and I believe it may have been a plot point in an extended universe story. (The idea is: A Jedi's spirit can live on without a body, but the Sith can only do so by possessing a host body.)

  • (Dr Evil voice) ...... Riiiiiiight. (Steps away slowly)

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST

    *SIGH* I can't help myself

    by BizarroJerry

    I have to make the correction. They call it the "Expanded" Universe, not "Extended".

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Ahhh, remember the good old days?

    by DocPazuzu

    You know, when fake news was funny as well as stupid? Few things in this Universe have ever been as hilarious as the fake epIII script review and the following talkback. Grando Carlissian! Sith Witches! Black lightsabers! Self-igniting Yoda! That was some funny, funny shit.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST


    by Zahaladeen

    ...and a select few others are the only real science fiction franchises worth a damn anymore. Star Wars is DEAD. Star Wars, as an intellectual property, is a horse with a broken leg lying on the track. Enter George Lucas "SHE'S GOT ONE MOAR LAP IN 'ER." This has gone on long enough. Can we call the police, FBI or even MPAA and finally call this what it is, IP abuse? I can't believe how terribad it's become.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    How old is Lucas?

    by Tom McMahon

    He doesn't look too healthy. Let's just hope this show gets put on hold until he's no longer around to ruin a perfectly servicable science fiction universe and someone who's a bit more lucid than him can take it over.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Lucas is 68. His Goiter, Petey, is 12.

    by Zahaladeen

    Petey also writes on the Clone Wars staff. True story.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Star Wars is NOT science fiction.

    by KilliK

    Just in case you missed this simple fact.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Gullible nerds are thee

    by ZodNotGod

    You nerds believe anything. This is horesqueeze. If you don't make it up yourself you will believe anything. Right up there when AICN reported 40% of the TPM was shot out of focus. Chuck Heston and Chuck Bronson were up for roles as Yoda and a Jedi Master and Grando Calarissian. Geez, I'm not sure who looks worse out of these fake blurbs, the mouth-breathing losers who post them or the booger-eating retards who read it and accept it.... Not sure Harry continues to let this site get smeared in shit with dumb, fake or non-stories. It's also funny when Journalism ethics is mentioned around here or any where on the net as you people who inject every single story with your opinion. Get a life, seriously. Edward R. Murrow wept.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Shit Wars

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    UltraTron has left the building

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Doesn't matter as long as the scripts are "shelved"

    by Stan Gable

    Last I heard Lucasfilm was waiting for a more economical way to go into production before starting anything. This project was announced like 3 or 4 years ago and I really expected it to be on my TV by now. I am not holding out any hope for it at this point.

  • Then Turkey-Neck George should follow Apple's business model and hire Chinese workers to do all the behind the scene work. They are very cheap,they work very hard and for long overtimes and if they commit suicide because of the inhuman working conditions,then you can replace them with other cheap Chinese workers.After all they are 1.5 billions of them,you will never be short of manpower.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    time travel to prevent vaders dad from existing

    by MDJouster

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be terrible.

    by travismays

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Well.... Hmm.

    by gotilk

    Doesn't sound like an exciting idea to me, but it's possible that it could be done in an interesting way. Look, I actually like a lot of the Star Wars extended universe stuff. Clone Wars has been a BLAST to watch, and to watch evolve. They have shown more guts than all the prequels combined. And the sense of dread hanging over the young jedi girl's character has been such a slow burn it reminds me sometimes of Breaking Bad (in spirit only of course). Very subtle stuff sometimes, too. Sublime even. And you just know she's not going to make it to the end. Even if she doesn't die, she's simply not present in the films, so she must at the very least exile herself, run away, turn to the dark side.... something tragic. And that set of episodes focusing on the Clone troopers only (for the most part) was really entertaining and gripping in parts. I say bring this new series on, asap. I bet it'll surprise us all. And I honestly don't think it's that far off. It's tough to predict which way they'll go with the FX. There are a lot of smaller, very talented, hungry fx companies that would love the job I'm sure. But if they assembled a team in-house.... who knows? Yeah, I know. ILM. But aren't they kind of out of reach, budget-wise, even for their granddaddy? I'm remaining optimistic. And the only reason I'm not talking about characters/story is because as we all know, the scripts are supposedly done already. Now they need the FX talent on a budget, great young directors (and great guest directors) and young, unknown acting talent. Anyone have a wish list for actors yet? I assume they won't be paying a or even b-list prices for main characters. So, where to start? I like that kid that was in *In Treatment* and the upcoming Chronicle. Dane DeHaan. some others.. Alison Pill - (inTreatment, Scott Pilgrim) Sam Witwer - (US Being Human, Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Battlestar Galactica) Aaron Ashmore - (Smallville, Warehouse 13) Genevieve Padalecki - (Supernatural, Flashforward) Rob Benedict - (Supernatural, tons of other shit including Felicity and Alias and US Shameless) Iwan Rheon - (Misfits) Shaun Dooley - (Red Riding, Great Expectations 2011) Ruth Wilson - (Luther, but she seems to be going Hollywood a bit with The Lone Ranger) Daniel Kaluuya - (Black Mirror, The Fades) Pretty much all the main actors in The Fades.... Sophie Wu Iain De Caestecker That's just a start, but damn... there's some great young talent that could really flesh out a more serious, darker Star Wars series. Even though I tend to dislike the term *darker*. That's not really a good word for what I'd like to see in a Star Wars series. More like... mature, a little more serious yet still fun and filled with action. Maybe even a tiny bit of Zen. Eh... I've gone on long enough. I'm geeking out. Side note: my childhood was never raped. Diddled a little, maybe. Eyed with bad intent perhaps.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    That idea is too horrible even for Lucas

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    it's a false scoop

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by pumaman

    I don't believe a word of this. Just gimme some Darth Maul and it'll be a good show

  • Aliens are involved, of course.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    It sounds stupid, so it is probably true.

    by Scarecrow237

    I'd hate to see it, but it was popular in the new Star Trek reboot, and Doctor Who is popular on TV so Lucas thinks this is the next big thing, so I expect to see it no matter how bad an idea it is.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Bacta Tank Time Machine.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    There, I finally got it right.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Just when we thought, it couldn't get any worse...

    by Nick

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by Jake Pantlin

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I think Time Travel is the new Jumping The Shark

    by Adam Jones

    It's been beat to death in so many shows. Now it seems they introduce a time travel segment because they have no more ideas.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Why are they killing Vader and not the emperor?

    by bob

    So their plan is to kill the henchman, and not the mastermind? sounds like a good idea

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Why Not Kill the Sith Witch?

    by Read and Shut Up

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Holy crap no, don't do that!

    by Tom Fremgen

    Please just show us the rebellion being built- and no time travel- ever!

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Doctor Who is a Sith Lord...

    by Zahaladeen

    ...nailed it.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    If this is true...

    by vezner2007

    they better change their minds because this will BLOW! I've been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember but time travel and Star Wars do not mix and should NEVER be combined. Time travel already ruined Star Trek. Take a hint Georgie!

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Re: "Time Travel Is A Bad Idea For STAR WARS ..."

    by ArmageddonProductions

    I'm pretty sure the time-traveling episode will end up being one of the series' bright spots, if the "creative force" behind it is any indicator. Wait until plot points like "Harrison Ford will return to the franchise as 'Dood Solo', Han Solo's grandfather, in an episode where he teaches five-year-old Han to fly a spaceship for the first time and rescues Wookiees ... including one familiar face!" or "in the first season cliffhanger, the space bandits are magically transported across time and the universe and land in Roswell, New Mexico circa 1948" are unveiled.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    banthabreeder, Time Travel as Jumping the Shark

    by lv_426

    Time travel can be done well if it is a central concept or theme of a show or film from the start, like in The Terminator, Back to the Future, or Doctor Who for instance. If it is just shoehorned in later on just as an excuse to reboot or do an alternate storyline, then no, it is normally not a good thing in those cases. Star Trek always had time travel episodes since the original series back in the 60's, so I don't necessarily count the Abrams Star Trek reboot as committing a sin just for having a time travel concept in the film. Now maybe this Star Wars series will have some interesting new ideas, but time travel feels totally wrong in this particular fictional universe. I thought Nuking the Fridge was the new Jumping the Shark nowadays.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    "Time travel is what killed Star Trek" ?

    by bellwether

    Time travel is what killed Star Trek. If everything that is cannon can be wiped away with a warp around the sun, then nothing matters at all. No drama, no tension, no risk, no crisis.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    by bellwether

    Time travel is what killed Star Trek. If everything that is cann"on can be wiped away with a warp around the sun, then nothing matters at all. No drama, no tension, no risk, no crisis.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Oh George..

    by Twinner

    you used to be just a cunt. Now you are a complete cunt.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I feel a disturbance in the time force ?

    by kingoflight

    no thanks

  • Nothing killed Star Trek. Nothing killed Star Wars. Both are alive and well for good or bad.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol

    what a stupid, stupid concept for a show. stupid.

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    sometimes I just don't understand humans

    by jules windex

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Force Unleashed was some pretty good shit.

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    Surprised Lucas signed off on it.

  • Feb. 2, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    The twist - they endup CAUSING Jar-Jar Binks!

    by No-Op

  • Feb. 5, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by Jonathan Hicks

    I'm just going to put it out there and call bullshit.