Coaxial

The First Clips From LucasFilm’s New STAR WARS TV Series!!

Published at: Aug. 24, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!

George Lucas says he can’t yet figure out how to budget his already-written live-action “Star Wars” series (the one set between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope”), but apparently he has no trouble mounting “Star Wars” cartoons.

While the Tartakovsky-free “Clone Wars” series seems aimed at preteens, Seth Green’s new Lucasfilm series, “Star Wars: Detours,” may be aimed squarely at Cartoon Network’s stoner demo:

When and on what channel this series will eventually air are still tighly-guarded imperial secrets.

Follow Herc on Twitter!!

Follow Evil Herc on Twitter!!

 

 


On Blu Next Month!!

 


Hundreds of Blu-rays Under $10!!

Readers Talkback

comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Ha!

    by Andrew

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST

    There has been no new Star Wars...

    by Stallion_Cornell

    ... since 1983.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST

    And the ruin just keeps on happening.

    by Fah-Cue

    Fuck you, Lucas.

  • It doesn't work.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    That got tiresome just in the preview!

    by MaxHeadroom

    That is all.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    This looks bad even to Me!!!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    Jedi Bobbleheads!

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Yeah, no

    by menacingphantom

    I loved the robot chicken SW stuff but this is...there just ain't that much juice left in this citrus.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    George Lucas...

    by ames prather

    ...not just content to rape your childhood, now he's got to sodomize it with a pitchfork. You're a class act George, a real class act. ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    where's the live action show?

    by GeptaOO1

    according to an article from movieweb.com the budget for each episode of detours is 5-6 million. http://www.movieweb.com/news/star-wars-detours-is-deadwood-in-space-says-rick-mccallum i've heard the reason for the live action tv show delay is due to not having enough money in the budget..... my question is, how much are they expecting each episode of the live action show going to cost? this detours show looks RETARDED

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    WHEN CAN I BUY TOYS!!!!!

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Lucas has no soul

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    WHAT. IS. THIS. SHITE???

    by Brooks

    Is that supposed to be funny, or just ironically pathetic?

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Prefer this when it's done with old toys

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    The animation here leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Just sad.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    are you guys fucking crazy?

    by Superponte

    This looks awesome.

  • IT WAS RAINING CHICKS!

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    btw

    by Brooks

    is it just me, or is the Emperor the same voice as in the Robot Chicken episodes?

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Didn't laugh once.

    by Lazarus Long

    I consider myself a big fan of the prequels. But those jokes were just flat-out stupid. And far, far worse than the Family Guy parodies. Why blame Lucas, though? So he has a bad sense of humor; we already knew that from the fart and poop jokes. The real perpetrator here is Seth Green and co.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    This isn't the raping of a childhood anymore

    by Beebop

    It's the gangland murder of a childhood

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Wow...............that was awful

    by DirkAngerReloaded23

    Wtf was that? Oh wait I know what it was. It was Lucas' latest effort to completely & totally alienate the 30 & 40 year olds that grew up with Star Wars. Well my man George there's a slight problem with that: You Already Succeeded.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Mmmmm... I just LOVE horse pâté

    by Adam Jones

    The secret to a real good Horse Pâté is to to beat it relentlessly. Just beat it and beat it till its such a fine delectable pulp. ~sarcasm

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Voice cast

    by frankenberry

    I think Ty Burrell is Han Solo. Interesting how Seth MacFarlane is once again voicing the Emperor, but adding a little bit of Stewie this time around.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    So wait.....what?

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Senreich, Green, McFarlane et al doing SW stuff on Robot Chicken or Family Guy = good but the same people working with Lucasfilm directly = bad?

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    My childhood's asshole is bleeding

    by Simpsonian

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    My 7 year old *might* like it.

    by tylerzero

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    not funny

    by stvnhthr

    so not funny.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

    by F-18

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    As long as they have plenty of the Emperor and Darth...

    by Rendell

    I will watch. Love Seth mcFarlane's take on Palpy...

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    This is truly something once unfathomably horrible

    by INWOsuxRED

    Brought to life before our very eyes. This makes Howard the Duck look like Oscar bait.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    You'

    by Eric Paul Erickson

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    You're all nuts

    by Eric Paul Erickson

    This will be phenomenal. The Ackbar scene had me doubled over laughing. Seth, Breckin, Dan and the guys are gonna rock this.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Who didn't get a laugh out of the matte painting joke?

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    ..........................

    by The_All_Dead

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    haters and hating

    by aeternitatis

    I came in to this expecting it to blow incredibly large chunks but it was actually pretty funny.

  • I f they did a serious story using this animation with the charactors from the 3 oiginal movies. Just 1 even. 1 half hour adventure. (and good) I would be very pleased.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Where the HELL is LUKE?????????

    by wackybantha

    He better be in this!!!!!!!!! Looks hilarious!!!!! I can't wait!!!! It's a matte painting!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Seriously, where the HELL is Luke?!?!?!?!? Maybe they are trying to secure the voice talents of Mark Hamill himself. Hmmm.... What about Threepio? Maybe they are trying to secure the voice talents of Anthony Daniels himself? Hmmm....

  • Now that the characters and settings are all designed in your computers it should be very easy.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    not even going to watch it

    by mr teaspoon

    Something about caricature style just infuriates me. LOOK HIS FEATURES ARE EXAGGERATED - I'M ALREADY LAUGHING.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    That made the prequels look good...

    by CooGuy

    what a fucking joke.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    "trying to secure the voice talents of Anthony Daniels himself"

    by Mr Lucas

    That won't be too hard. The old luvvie would probably turn up to your kid's Star Wars themed party for a token fee. I thought the trailer was mildly amusing at least.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Closed for comments.

    by adeceasedfan

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Didn't Lucas Retire?!?

    by MasterControlProgram

    Because I wish he did before he made this. Amazingly I did not laugh even once. I didn't even crack a smile. Horrible....Just Horrible. -- End of Line --

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    No, but seriously seems a bit FORCED.

    by adeceasedfan

    BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA!!! ...kill me.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    ah yes, the expected backlash from the talkbacks

    by Bouncy X

    i've noticed people bitch at The Kidd with "is there anything you like?" ...may as well ask that of most of you. ;) anyway it looks pretty cute and funny and it sounds like they got Billy Dee Williams which would make sense considering the Robot Chicken connections. and of course Breckin Meyer is back as Boba Fett, i love his version of him. lol as for the question about length, considering who's behind it i imagine it'll be 12-15min episodes. though i hope they just make a half hour show with 2 stories. this trend on cartoon network to do weekly 12min shows is retarded. Robot Chicken airs in 30min blocks here and i'm glad.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    Scattershot, but not the end of the universe...

    by Bill C.

    That said the thing that I thought had the most promise out of all those videos was Chewbacca as Han's "wife." The rest of it...the matte painting gag was chuckle-worthy, IMO, so there's potential at least. I mean, it can't possibly be 'Father of the Pride' bad--right?

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Wow......Just wow.

    by Darth_Kaos

    I know it's an overused phrase, but GL is raping the shit out my childhood! That's just awful.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Seems like Robot Chicken

    by Bass Ackwards

    Maybe that was the intent of the clip mash-up, to make it familiar to Robot Chicken fans, don't know if the actual episodes will play different, but it seems like a neutered, longer version of the Robot Chicken spots.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Did they actually get Billy D?

    by Bass Ackwards

    That Lando voice is pretty spot on.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    reminded me of

    by Bloo

    Titan Maximum, which I liked. I just don't like that sensibilty being applied to Star wars. It just seems...wrong

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    George Lucas anally sodomized my childhood with a broom handle

    by Raptor Jesus

    Star Wars ended in 1983.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...

    by w5h

    lame.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    there has been no new Star Wars since 1983

    by gaygoonie

    agreed.

  • Aug. 24, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    hahahahahaha ha ha ha hahahahahahahahaha

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    SO Han is an adult and Leia is a child in this series? Awkward!

    by Zardoz

    Unless you like pedophilia!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Smokescreen

    by Levi Tinker

    I still think the TV series is a smoke screen, for pre production on a sequel trilogy. And I still think once the 3D rereleases are either finished or right before we get the OT 3D rereleases, it will finaly be revealed that Lucasfilm is indeed working on a sequel trilogy. seriously it doesnt take 5 plus to figure out a budget for ANY TV show your prepping to make.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    It's gone beyond Lucas raping my childhood now.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Lucas has raped my unborn childrens childhood.

  • yep, just what i thought: another wet fart from Lucas. we left "sad" behind a long time ago. his morbid fascination with playing with the urine soaked ashes of his legacy is now in the realm of "bizarre".

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    So the style is for 3-7 year olds, but the jokes are for stoners?

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    They should've just made it Robot Chicken style, but with specially made Star Wars Puppets = new toys that look exactly like in the show. The Windu - Window thing made me go "Ha, never thought about that". That was it.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    J.J. Abrams Star Trek is now officially cooler than Star Wars

    by Jake Pantlin

    Chris Pine's Kirk is the new Han Solo. Don't believe me? Just ask the kid.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    That... was terrible

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST

    buncha haterz on this site

    by DarthHomercles

    I was at the panel today and all the clips they showed were HILARIOUS and the talent they roped in to do the writing/acting/directing is top notch! It has a very strong ROBOT CHICKEN vibe but it's not parodying Star Wars, it's just having fun with it. All you haterz have no sense of humor, obviously.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:42 a.m. CST

    big news for wire and fringe fans and ask mr kern fans

    by walt

    lance reddick announced for tomorrow nite's show

  • Its actually really funny if you have an open mind and give it a chance.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:46 a.m. CST

    I have a bad feeling about this

    by Gorgomel

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    I appreciate the humor but

    by smackfu

    the animation style is unbearable. My brain says 'this humor is for adults' but my eyes say 'this cartoon is for a 4 year old'.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:51 a.m. CST

    fucking. terrible.

    by beatitudesputnik

    that is all

  • Looks like they are sticking with Breckens Fett from the last Robot Chcken that still makes me laugh after multiple views.... You sir are an asshole! I called Jodie Foster an asshole! You know the guy told me it flies like this but it lands like this. I was like well that doesnt really sound right, but I'll tell ya what..comfortable. I would take 100 hours of parody done well over 100 hours of the crap thats sure to be written on those "finished" scripts. Its not about the money, if its popular and does well the ad money will be there to support the production costs. Its not being made because they know it will suck.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    when is robot chicken suing lucas?

    by Chairman_Kaga

    It's by the fucking people from Robot Chicken among others.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    We told you Seth Green that this would suck...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...and we weren't wrong, see!! I really want to punch that version of Leia in the face, repeatedly until my knuckles are bleeding and broken. So fucking annoying and an insult to the great saga with lame gags like "Hey Chew, I'm Backa." CANCEL THIS LAME SHIT!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Enjoyed trailer. The Clips sucked ass

    by DZ

    it pretty much is just redoing Robot chicken and family guy. That said, the clips all sucked ass. They were dull as hell

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Utter dreck.

    by Bob

    Clone Wars i like. This didnt even get a chuckle out of me. STOOOPID!!! Is the best way to describe it.

  • Fuck off George, you irrelevant cunt. Get somebody competent to write a new script for a real Star Wars trilogy. I don't care if it's a remake of Episodes 1-3, or a new direction for Episodes 7-9. Stop hiding behind the bullshit "It's my thing. I don't want somebody else to take over..." They will take over it, sooner or later you fat gimp. It's part of the public record now. When you are rotting in your grave, nobody is going to care whether or not "it's your thing..." Fuck you. Get somebody competent to write and direct these feature films, like you did with Episodes 4 and 5 and 6 (yes, we do know that Episode 4 was not your pure vision. We know you received plenty of edits and assistance from uncredited sources.) Just because you fear that somebody talented will shit on your fraudulent legacy, doesn't mean we have to endure any more of your vagina farts. Get the fuck out of the film industry already, and use your actual talent, which is finding people who have some actual film making/writing talent. That's all you're good for. Fucking idiot. After all this time, you still haven't figured out what your place in the SW universe is. You're here to collect talent. Not yes-men who lick your sweaty fat nuts every day at lucasfilm. They are not talented. Get some No-men to come and put you back on track, and perhaps place Star Wars onto the map again. Ah fuck it. I am just talking to myself. This fat arrogant self-righteous egomaniacal trollop isn't about to listen to anybody but himself. Yeah, you do that George. Keep listening to your own advice. When you're dead, you'll be nothing but a minor footnote in the Star Wars legacy. But you don't care about your legacy, do you!? You only care about somebody not putting you to shame by actually making a kick-ass Star Wars film. Well, don't worry. Whether you like it or not, it WILL happen. When the Lucasfilm rights to all STAR WARS property expires, there will be new Directors/Writers who shit on your pathetic legacy. So, one way or another, you cannot stop it. Just delay it. Okay asshole. Delay it some more. Keep producing this worthless dreck on TV and re-editing the old Star Wars films... Keep making excuses that "this is how I originally wanted it to be..." Oh yes, we do know that you originally wanted it that way. It's just that at the time, people interrupted your dumb ass and said "wait a minute Georgie Fuck Face, you cannot do that! You cannot have Darth Vader yell "NOOOOO" " But now, you've surrounded yourself with yes-men assholes who do whatever you ask of them. And that's why you keep raping the original trilogy, because THAT IS INDEED WHAT WE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN, HAD WISER PEOPLE NOT INTERFERED WITH YOUR INSANITY. Fortunately, I have the originals, and you ain't gonna take that away from me, you good-for-nothing cunt.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by WeylandYutani

    Not crazy about the animation, but I think the bigger problem is that this looks like G-rated family humour and not the over the line humour we see all the time in the Robot Chicken series. I doubt we will see Boba Fett molesting Han Solo in carbon freeze or Luke and Leia in bed proclaiming "That was soooo wrong." Instead we get princess Leia as a valley girl. I will give the first episode a try, but so far, meh.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    ew what the fuck?

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    it went from BAD ASS samurai jack esque clone wars.. to shitty for kids clone wars.. to just a pure fucking joke. seriously, fuck you Lucas.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:03 a.m. CST

    That said a note to haters...

    by WeylandYutani

    There has always been good and bad SW: The original films vs the Ewok TV films. Clone Wars vs this Detours show (possibly). Need I bring up the almost unwatchable, if not for the curiosity factor, Holiday Special?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    market segmented targetting

    by KGersen

    The Star Wars money machine is inexorable in it's determination to target every conceivable section of the market.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Kill it with fire.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:25 a.m. CST

    It's over (for now)

    by Eric Shea

    The first movie I remember seeing when I was three was ROTJ. I saw the first two soon after on tv. I was obsessed with Star Wars for years, eagerly anticipating any news of the announced prequel and sequel trilogies. The prequels finally came and they were terrible. My interest in Star Wars went from extreme in early 1999 to dulled in late 2005. It's pretty much gone now. We had three great movies. That was it. Since we've had horrible tv shows for little kids-Ewoks, Droids, Clone Wars, horrible spinoffs for little kids- Ewoks Battle for Endor and Ewoks Caravan of Courage. We've had reissues of the original trilogy that manage only to make it worse. Now we have increasingly unfunny parodies. All based on whatever little meat is left on the bones of three cool movies made 30 years ago. A few good comics and video games aside, almost everything Star Wars related post ROTJ has been crap. The bad far outweighs the good. There is such a rich mythology there that could have been mined for any number of awesome movies and tv shows. We haven't got them. Shouldn't there have been at least one good movie since 1983? Star Wars holds no interest for me any more. The only chance it could ever be renewed is if Lucas lets some young talented writer and director make the great new Star Wars flicks we all know are possible. Lucas early on said he planned on having other storytellers take over for him when he was done. It's time for that now.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:38 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: The never ending franchise!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:45 a.m. CST

    No.

    by cyberuck

    Furthermore, No.

  • Nice.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:41 a.m. CST

    That said a note to weylandyutani

    by DZ

    No, there hasn't. There was Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back and then everything that followed. Clearly you are too young to remember and I am 44.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Lucas doesn't understand

    by DZ

    It's not parody or ironic when you trash your own franchise. Oh shit, it makes sense now!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:53 a.m. CST

    No one gives a shit, ebertdatedoprah

    by Mugato5150

    We already have one guy who writes meandering self involved shit no one cares about but he owns the site. To everyone else who's whining and crying about Lucas, just do what I do and don't watch the shit. This =raping my childhood= shit has been going on for 15 years now. Let it go.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST

    so they black-ified Star Wars....

    by IamHERE

    just kill me now please.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    The farce is strong with this one.....

    by Legolars

    It just had to be said. I actually think his show looks like a pile of shit.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Stop giving free publicity for this hack. Star Wars died in 1983...

    by BEHEM Pascal

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST

    who was the guy who wrote, produced and created star wars

    by emeraldboy

    was it harry knowles? nope. was it the talkbackers? nope. lets see how many franchises have harry and the talkbackers created? answer is none. the simpsons stopped being funny for me after the episode where the simpsons go to see the drone wars. and bart and lisa hunt down george wallace. and the scene where homer and marge toss george lucas around is one of the funniest things I have ever seen

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Move Along.

    by The Outlander

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 6:46 a.m. CST

    It's April 1st, right?

    by ATARI

    Please, tell me it's April 1st -- or that I'm having a bad dream.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7 a.m. CST

    Wow that feels like something I would see in a bad dream!

    by Rebel Scumb

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Solution for the 'live' action series budget issues...

    by Rebel Scumb

    Let me preface this by saying I just think they should scrap the whole idea, but if after all these years they're committed to moving ahead the solution is simple: animated it! Just give the scripts to the same team that does Clone Wars, that show is infinitely better than any of the prequel movies anyways, and they could still do the 'live action' series in the darker more adult tone. I mean, its Lucas, so at this point 'live action' means actors giving bland performances in front of green screens. So much of it will be CGI anyways, why not just animate the whole thing. At least then it looks consistent and the voice actors can breath some life into the dialogue, it would certainly keep the budget under control.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Good news everyone! Jar Jar is not the worst thing any more!

    by Darth_Nader

    Rape my childhood.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    I admit it, I chuckled once.

    by Son of a Butch

    That joke was hilarious and you all liked it.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    holy shit that was bad

    by _Venkman

    rapping darth vader

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    waste 'o time

    by nephilim138

    Just another excuse to pump out more overpriced, shitty toys.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Cautious optimisim replaced with utter loathing

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I want my three minutes back, damnit.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    This is it, folks. This is the sign. Star Wars is dead.

    by Ricardo

    Our only hopes now is that George Lucas dies very, VERY SOON, and the heir to his creation allows someone else to scrap everything he did since 1997 and start over, this time for real.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    What the...

    by Gezoes

    It's over. Star Wars is dead. I bet the live action TV series only exists in Lucas' mind. This is horrible.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    That joke was hilarious, and you all liked it.

    by CatVutt

    That got a chuckle. Other than that...not so much.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Anybody that LIKES this is PART OF THE FUCKING PROBLEM!

    by daggor

    Star Wars parody can be done right - this is all wrong.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I watched all of these four or five times

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    What a pile of shit. The Stormtrooper Chasm/Matte Painting joke is cute, but that's about it. And the bit from the end of the trailer with Palp and Vader in the diner is p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y unfunny. Even the title sucks. Is it supposed to be a play on Disney's Star Tours? Oh, it is to laugh.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Has Clone Wars ever explained why Anakin's padawan is not in ROTS?

    by KoolerThanJesus

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    dickiezipper2

    by WeylandYutani

    Actually, the Holiday Special aired in 1978, well before we even knew the name of the follow up to Star Wars and before we knew SW was part four in a multi film saga. And overall Jedi is a terrific film, even with its flaws. There has always been good and bad SW.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Wow. That was truly STUPID. Guess Scott Evil gotta eat...

    by obijuanmartinez

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    JAR JAR BINKS! JAR JAR BINKS EVERYWHERE!

    by JAMF

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    the Han and Chewie one worked...

    by OutsideChance

    ...because they already bickered like an old married couple in parts of the OT. Therefore, the humor came out of the actual characters. The rest of the bits were wholly unfunny.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Having Fun with Star Wars?

    by VadersErrandBoy

    Lucas "Had fun with Star Wars" when he added all that CG bullshit in the original trilogy. And even MORE fun when he made the prequel trilogy. (If Jar Jar isn't an attempt at fun, Lucas must truly be evil.) Seth Got to have his fun with his Robot Chicken Star Wars Specials. This isn't having fun with Star Wars anymore they've crossed over into making a mockery and a farce out of something so many people love and cherish. Nothing but a cheap cash grab.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    If you don't like it don't watch it

    by Michael Katz

    Rape of your childhoods prevented. Now STFU.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The Emperors extended "Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..."

    by Greggers

    That was really funny. I laughed. Not only is it taking a grave and humorless character and putting him in a decidedly human and undignified context, it was an ingenious way of reflecting a specific social experience: Getting caught, stalling for time, and the agony of coming up empty. The pedestrian social rules of life -- the rules we all have to follow -- trump the profound and austere STAR WARS milieu.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    What a horrible synopsis they released

    by Larry Sellers

    "Star Wars Detours is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, "Star Wars Detours" focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith. Welcome to "Star Wars: Detours": the other side of the stars, between the wars." George Lucas is like a genie who grants wishes with a fucked-up catch. "Oh, you want a series based within the original trilogy? Your wish is my command."

  • So, we get this crap, but still no original theatrical versions on Blu-ray? Fuck you! Also, regarding the budget for the live-action series: Dude, you're a fucking billionaire. You can wipe your ass with $100 bills. What's the fucking problem?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    He finally shit on Han Solo

    by Crimson Dynamo

    Han and the Falcon had come through pretty much unscathed through all of this, their memories untainted. I guess he finally realized there was a nook in his saga he hadn't taken a big shit in yet

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Seriously?! WTF is this?!

    by ahdvd

    This is A full series?! There's. Series of youtube videos in this, maybe a pixar type short before a movie, but A SERIES?! No way.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by smackfu

    Technically, Lucas isn't really responsible for the original Star Wars movie either. What Lucas wrote, and intended to put on the screen, bore almost no resemblance to the movie we ended up with. Causality created Star Wars. Budget constraints, technology limitations, and a talented crew created the Star Wars we know and love. The Star Wars he wanted to put on the screen would have been an absolute abortion. What Lucas 'settled with' at the behest of everyone BUT him is what we got. So technically, the credit for Star Wars should be 'written and directed by Causality, based on an idea by George Lucas'.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    crimson dynamo. Did you forget about the Greedo incident?

    by adeceasedfan

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    What the fuck?!

    by positivelySlime

    This looks like shit!!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Clone Wars series..

    by darthwaz1

    Has been consistently awesome for the most part. Up to season 5 now and only a handful of episodes have sucked.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Billy Dee, Daniels, and Best are pretty consistently available

    by Nem_Wan

    Someone besides Daniels voicing Threepio has happened almost never and he's probably done the most in-character appearances of any Star Wars actor in all media. Likewise for Best as Jar Jar, and Billy Dee Williams has been available, doing Lando in Robot Chicken, video games and even Internet videos. General Grievous and battle droids have always been voiced by Lucasfilm sound designer Matthew Wood. Robot Chicken got Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to do one skit each IIRC. Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson did their voices for the Clone Wars pilot when it became a theatrical film but not after. The guy that impersonates Ewan McGreggor on Clone Wars is very, very good.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    for all the haters

    by matt

    its cashing in on the market that is already there from the family guy/robot chicken parodies, its got the involvement of a lot of people from that so who can blame them for doing it? its marketable, it makes money, theres an audience that enjoys it. the hardcore fanboys that actually use the phrase 'raped childhood' should be raped... violently and repeatedly, perhaps that might give them some perspective on a spin off to a 30 year old series of films theyre perfectly capable of ignoring we're getting it. so if you dont like it? dont watch it! i dont watch clone wars, its just not my thing and fuck off and whinge about something else as well coz some of this moaning is redefining new lows for pathetic behaviour

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Raping of Childhoods

    by Michael Thompson

    The use of rape in the same sentence that contains Star Wars and childhood has been played out for years. Get over yourselves. Go out and talk a walk. Enjoy the outdoors if this offends you. Assholes.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Never Go Full-Retard

    by hipnosismag

    Imagine only if this was serious, how cool it would be....but instead, once again, Lucas goes full-retard.....and just think, Jar Jar is the only one in the clips that's serious, a sad day.....

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but that is fucking abysmal

    by david starling

    Genndy Tartakovsky's series, the awesome CGI series that constantly delivers - we've been spoilt for awesomeness, so I guess something would go wrong, right? I'm pretty shocked. At best its just plain cringeworthy, at worst I feel like I'm being discussed in a boardroom as a demographic, and how this will appeal to me. Please, this is a joke, right?!!

  • .......May I remind them that the Clone Wars series is pretty bloody damned fantastic!! It should not be associated with this!!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Nuke it from orbit.

    by MasterShake

    It's the only way to be sure.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    My childhood is now eighteen years old-

    by don

    and living in a shack in George's backyard being forced to raise to children he sired!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    mastershake

    by Negator76

    WINS.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Just thinking the same thing

    by jim

    If Lucas can find the funny in parodies, can make fun of Star Wars, why not give us something we all like to make fun of that we actually want - The Holiday Special (with "what were we thinking" commentaries)?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I head Neil Armstrong was planing on watching this today

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I wonder what he reaction was?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

    by thelordofhell

  • there was an untapped (by him) corner of the Star Wars market. After all, if someone is going to profit from Star Wars parodies, why not him? Coming next: LucasFilm to produce Star Wars porn.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    For a trailer, this was uncomfortably hit-and-miss

    by A_Banned_Apart

    I'd expect better stuff from a piece of promotion designed to get me excited about the show. I hope they've got (or will get) some stronger material up their sleeve. The big problem with parody or satire and Star Wars is that we as fans have spent the last 35 years creating (even if that's only in our imagination) so many riffs and variations on the source material already. I'm not sure there's all that much untapped potential in the oft-quoted lines, the character quirks, or relationships anymore. I'll reserve further judgment until I see a full episode or two; I would love to be proven wrong. However, on the basis of what I'm seeing here, the well is pretty much dry.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    To paraphrase the imortal William Shatner

    by ShoreGrey

    My god people, it's just a TV show...get a life!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Looks okay....

    by mus42

    Thats all....

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    You people are crazy...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Don't know if I could take a whole series of this, but that was fun. Of course, I haven't spent the last thirty years of my life digesting ALL of the ST riffs that have ever been made...ahem.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    That preview was humorless

    by John C. Croker

    Not a single funny line. Nothing clever. Just nothing. About as funny as a newspaper comic strip like Garfield, Hi and Lois, Family Circus, or Ziggy. I can't provide any newer examples as I won't even bother with newspapers at this point.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    koolerthanjesus

    by Rebel Scumb

    Not yet, but presumably they're saving that for the end of the series since that's the one really big question mark they get to play with since this is sandwiched between eps2 and 3, so otherwise we know the fates of pretty much every other character. I'll be really curious to see how it is handled, whether she dies, and if so how, and if she doesn't die then even more curious to see what they do with her.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Padme is the worst character, not Jar jar

    by Rebel Scumb

    At least Jar jar had an arc in ep1, and his behavior was consistent throughout the prequels But padme is the worst, her entire behavior and motivations change from scene to scene depending on whatever the plot requires.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Bought the t-shirt

    by MegaBaz

    The worst thing for me is that this has already been done. TWICE. Family Guy and Robot Chicken were both pretty funny because they were new. But we've pretty much all seen them multiple times now, so this just comes across as a needless rehash. If this had come out ten years ago, we may have laughed. Now I just want to stick pins in my eyes. George - IT'S BEEN DONE. YOU NEED TO STOP NOW. RIGHT NOW. PLEASE.

  • The character design and the dialogue, funny. Star Wars making fun of Star Wars, funny. I actually liked it.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Semi-cute...

    by ScriptCunt

    I'd rather watch this than about half of Return of the Jedi... at least this was INTENTIONALLY goofy and humorous.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I don't want to be a hater...

    by bubcus

    ... but when I think of Star Wars, this isn't what I had in mind. It's trying to have the humor from Robot Chicken but just isn't as funny. Though I did like Chewie walking out with the chess board and Han trying to coax him back in. Is it just too hard to give us more of the magic that was the original Star Wars trilogy, Willow, and Indiana Jones? Hell, I even liked Howard the Duck... yes, I went there. I dunno, I just... want... the magic back....

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: The Nail in the Coffin

    by Laughing Boy

    I mean... this is like kicking dirt in the faces of every fan, ever. Didn't laugh once.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    It's no different than what Marvel does

    by robert0

    with the Super Hero Squad cartoons. Just another way to cash in with kids.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    @darthhomercles

    by menacingphantom

    I know this is terrifying to imagine, but it's just possible that the haters actually have a much better sense of humor than you... Think about it.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    wow! lol

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I agree it looks terrible. The existence of this cartoon is shocking to me. Who is the target audience? Older film geeks who love Star Wars? The humor is wanna-be witty, but falls flat. Not to mention most of us apparently hated the prequels, so these jokes only resurrect ill feelings towards these movies. One of the funniest things I've ever seen is the Red Letter Media review, which is funny because it tears the films apart with scathing accuracy. I fucking loath the Phantom Menace, the only humor related to the prequels would be cynical and support my hatred for the convoluted plot and shitty characters. I guess a lot of younger viewers had a more positive reaction to the prequels. But this cartoon doesn't seem very kid-oriented to me. Epic Fail!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Re: menacingphantom

    by Rendell

    All humour is subjective... Particularly if you have a very large chip on your shoulder!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    This is the exact reaction I had to the clip.

    by John C. Croker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiN6yLiif-M

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but...

    by Vicconius

    ... that was just bad. The legacy just goes from bad to worse.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    You people's psychotic hatred of Lucas is borderline insanity

    by Mugato5150

    You do realize that it was people other than Lucas who did this right? Chances are, he doesn't even know about it. He rubber stamps anything that comes across his desk but that doesn't mean he had any real hand in it. But some of you genuinely need to get help because if you have that much hatred for George fucking Lucas, God knows what your personal relationships are like.

  • If you found any of this entertaining, well-done or even remotely humorous, then it's official: you're brain dead.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    thought this was gonna be the live action one

    by ShutTheFuckUp

    just when i thought star wars couldnt disappoint me anymore. YO DOODZ VADER IS ACTING LIKE A BLACK STEREOTYPE, AND SUCH. Give me a fucking break. Sad.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Ugh, I'll pass...

    by vladvampire

    As soon as I heard Seth MacFarlane doing Stewie for the Emperor, I stopped watching the clips. This hack does not get any of my attention since he lifted the premise to a web comic and turned it into a movie called Ted and claimed it was his very own idea.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Actually.... I dont hate this.

    by Playkins

    It's about time they started doing something a little different with Star Wars.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Seth Green plays one-note

    by Teddy Artery

    over and over and over and over.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Ahhhhh, what the hell . . . why not?

    by aboriginal

    Sure, enough hate and "yourapedmychildhood" to go 'round. Why not not just go a poke SW in the ribs on your way out George?

  • Wow, who saw that coming?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    That "different" thing they could be doing?

    by Larry Sellers

    They could be making a solid live-action adventure film set within the SW universe. Or CG. I don't care. Just make something I can take seriously and enjoy simultaneously. That's all I've ever expected from Star Wars. The Clone Wars gets it right, mostly. Though part of me hates that The Clone Wars even exists. The whole Star Wars parody fad got old about 4 years ago.

  • is still funny.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    This rapes the childhood of my ancestors and descendants

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Lord knows my innocence was irretrievably violated forevermore sometime right around "Jedi Rocks."

  • For example their Dengar....that's the Robot Chicken parody voice for Dengar. Put another way maybe they were going for that: "Robot Chicken Parodies: the Series".....not that this is even a bad thing, if you actually wanted "Robot Chicken Parodies: The TV series" at least. ....but did Robot Chicken contribute to this at all? Or is LucasFilm just mechanistically copying a copy?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    _v_

    by Chairman_Kaga

    This series is from the people behind Robot Chicken.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    why not make stories based on future star wars stories???

    by Norman Colson

    WHY ARE WE STUCK ON ALL THIS OLD SHIT. I was really hoping to see the stories where we get the stories of the empire after the fall... where luke rebuilds the jedi temple. han and leia's twins. the yuveng-zohn war. chewies death? I mean what's the point if at all, they have a future timeline but yet we dont see it on film!!!??? I want more star wars, fuck all this parody shit. lucas i gave you credit for the original, let someone else call the shots. we've had enough of the first 6 episodes!!!! it's cool and all but it's time to move on.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Fuck Star Wars.

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Fuck the whole "holy writ" worship, the entire bowing and scraping before it. These little satires may be nothing special, but their paltry degree of wit and lowbrow humor only underscore just how bad the source material really was.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    That was as embarrassing as SyFy's Face Off this week...

    by replica

    Where only half of the contestants had even seen any of the films and challenged to create a character from the cantina. It was awful.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I love the OT, the PT, and Clone Wars but THIS is total unfunny dogshit.

    by Nico Toscani

    I didn't even crack a smile, much less laugh. And I have a very juvenile sense of humor!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Lego - Padawan Menace was very funny and creative...

    by replica

    The younglings ripping on Yoda for the way he talks. It was a crack up.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I hope Lucas doesn't have many of these in the can....

    by Blarg Barfington

    Because it is an epic fail. I suspect because it's the Robot Chicken guys, but minus the dark, adult humour. LAY-HAY-HAY-MUH!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    And Vader's character design is SO FUCKING BAD!

    by Blarg Barfington

    At least the Holiday Special had the Boba Fett cartoon! Lucas should be far more embarrassed about this shit!

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Detours? Fucking DETOURS? What the fuck does that even mean?

    by Blarg Barfington

    And the guy screaming DETOURS! in our faces doesn't help.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Why are we surprised?

    by Vitruvian_Man

    We know what George is now...or his machine. Even knowing that though, this is f**king terrible! It's not even funny parody. I'm trying to figure out what exactly this is supposed to be! It blows! How can this have his name attached to it? He should be suing the lame brain that raped his work. Ironic isn't it?

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    You people DO realize this is aimed at 7 year olds, right?

    by wcolbert

    As in, the mindset you forgot a long, long time ago? Half the things you thought were so awesome as a 7 year old you probably would facepalm at today. So dont assume little kids wont like it. Especially today's kids. Who are dumber than ever. They'll clap at anything, really. Don't get me wrong, i didn't think it looked particularly interesting, and i didn't laugh at all...but you know, if they want to make something for the little ones, let em. It's not as if even if Lucas decided to make 3 more movies they wouldn't suck pure ass, anyway, now is it? All you have left is the original 3. And the games. We have to come to terms with that. The golden years are gone. Forever. But preserved for your pleasure on dvd and blu ray.

  • And if you're implying that the Tartakovsky series was aimed at an older demograph, than I seriously question your judgment. But this is Star Wars, and it tends to make you guys talk like fucking morons. So it makes sense in that context. Oh, and this new series looks like shit. Robot Chicken got old some time ago. And if you don't smoke dope, than it got old immediately. This just looks like a bad CG version of that. I'll stick with Clone Wars TYVM.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    I agree, fuck STAR WARS.

    by Negator76

    Loved the movies when I was a kid. I remember seeing 'Return of the Jedi' on a school night when I was in first grade! That's how excited my family was to go see it. Nice memories. Well, the prequels soured that memory. Now, every piece of shit that Lucas produces just makes me loathe the man, the material, and the army of worthless nerds that keeps going back to the same creatively-bankrupt well. Fuck Star Wars. Everyone took a nice watershed moment in 70's--80's adventure film and transformed it into a zombie corporate behemoth that seems to wake every year or so to urinate on the collective imagination. FUCK STAR WARS.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    We're All To Blame

    by Aquatarkusman

    We've been letting non-geeks like Tina Fey and Seth MacFarlane make shitty, obvious, stupid Star Wars jokes without repercussions for far too long. When it comes right down to it, the only person who could successfully rip on George Lucas and his money-grubbing, post hoc pretensions was Alec Guinness himself.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Does this REALLY suprise you?

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    GL will never be associated with anything good. He jumped the shark in 1980.

  • Aug. 25, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    And I Do Have To Give It Up To Seth Green

    by Aquatarkusman

    It's difficult to peak at age 9 playing a young Woody Allen in Radio Days, but for some reason he keeps trudging on, making the dumbest of the dumb laugh using shit he remembers (with the aid of YouTube) from his misspent Hollywood childhood.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    @peter bishop.

    by Norman Colson

    i think people have a legitimate right to be pissed at george lucas. star wars is on all our childhoods and seeing the path it went down is just pissing on all our memories. even those who parody star wars, give credit where it's due and do the parodies out of deep love and respect. I love the family guy star wars movies. They say imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery. But for george lucas to actually sanction this lazy bullshit, we're just scratching our heads going WTF.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Pretty Lame

    by GigaMach

    That's all. I don't care if it succeeds or fails. I won't watch it, and it just kinda further cements my feelings that Star Wars is best left in my past. When Lucas first made it, he studied Joseph Campbell to follow the Hero's Journey and be as universal as possible. I think he's still trying to be as universal as possible, but with his eyes on the green, rather than the love of the screen. It's fine. My childhood has not been raped. I really enjoyed Star Wars as a kid, and nothing can take that away. I don't enjoy it now. And, I'm just fine with that.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST

    what a disgrace

    by Darth Thoth

    and i'm not even mad, shocked or whatever. i'm just sad because it's pretty depressing to see what was once a proud franchise now dwell in a sewer. luca$ downfall is more tragic than vader's.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 12:56 a.m. CST

    @replica -- good call on LEGO

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Listen fuckers... I don't hate Star Wars, I don't hate George Lucas, I don't hate Seth MacFarlane, I don't even hate a fair amount of the prequels (though there's plenty of it to dislike). But everything about Detours feels lazy and uninspired. It's warmed-over Robot Chicken without the appeal - and yes, I know the same creative team is working on it. That makes it worse 'cause they're taking something that was good and shitting on it. Give me LEGO Star Wars any day over that nonsense: http://tinyurl.com/25mezpf http://tinyurl.com/9bcw67s

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    The live-action series budget issues are a joke

    by Ash Talon

    First, I won't even bother watching the clips for this "comedy" show. Seth Green (and his cohorts) just aren't funny. Neither is Seth McFarlane. They just reference other people's projects. That's not humor. <p> Regarding the budget issues for the live-action series. Developing an entire series but not constraining your vision to fit a certain budget is just terrible producing. You don't just start writing whatever you want without an idea of what you're able to pull off. Certainly not in television. They say there are 100% CGI main characters that they don't have a budget for. I have a solution, don't make them 100% CGI. How about rethinking what the show is and create something feasible? When you put limits on yourself, you force yourself to be creative with what you have (like the very first SW film). Instead of creating 100% CGI characters, make them more humanoid with prosthetic effects. Have background/extra aliens be actors in masks. It worked for the original films.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS:DEATH RATTLE

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

    Turn off the defibrillator. Send the body down to the morgue.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:37 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: Desecration Of Our Childhood's Anus

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:38 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: RE-ANIMATOR

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: GEORGE'S GREASED UP DILDO

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Listen to Mugato5150 and jaka everyone!!

    by SuperTrekkie

    The world's biggest Star Trek whiners would like you to stop whining about Star Wars.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: A BLUNT GREASY POLE THROUGH THE ANUS AND OUT OF THE MOUTH

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: THE RANCH OF STOLEN DREAMS

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: XANADU

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2:02 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: THE DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST

    STAR WARS: TOO MUCH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Oh God, I clicked on this article again!

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I must be a sadomasochist, this cartoon is giving me chest pains and I feel like I should lay down. Jar Jar was just the beginning!

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    im a stoner and SW fan, but this blows

    by ls420

    lucas is out of his mind

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST

    These cartoons are irrefutable proof

    by LF Martinez

    that I am too old for this shit. Jesus, Lucas is really going the extra mile to trash his beloved creation.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 5:34 a.m. CST

    I think I'm offended.

    by wonderllama

    Seth Green shouldn't be allowed near anything. Ever.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Christ this looks awful.

    by ethan

    Lucas needs to just stop. Make another red tails movie, do a sequel to american graffiti or something "non-star wars".

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Star Wars is for children

    by Jared Bond

    You know, like, 1 year olds?

  • Because THAT I'd like to see. Get the Clone Wars guys to do a show set after ANH but before ESB with Vader hunting down the rebels. That'd be cool. This....well it's not totally unfunny, but the tacky animation of Robot Chicken was part of the joke and now it's all so expensive looking that it's lost that simple gag. Also nothing even on Robot Chicken has ever been as funny as Darth Vader's phone call to the emperor skit. Also, I think they've milked "It's a trap" way way too much.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    I'm amused..

    by KGersen

    by the idiots on here telling people "to get over it" and "STFU". So on a movie / popular media forum for geeks we're not allowed to express our dislike for something that's shit. Yeah that makes a lot of sense. If you want keep sucking up Lucas's money-grubbing effulence that's up to you. We'll call it the way we see it.

  • And where the fuck is Luke? He's nowhere to be seen.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    died

    by papabendi

  • I mean I'm not saying you can revisit the Star Wars universe. I think there's plenty of cool stories to tell. But this doesn't even look that funny, it just seems all around awful.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away ...

    by Freddy

    ... I actually gave a shit what happened in the Star Wars universe. George Lucas, you whore ... just look what you've done.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    @drath -- The IT'S A TRAP joke show exactly why this project sucks

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Robot Chicken already gave us Admiral Ackbar's definitive comedic cereal advertising moment: http://tinyurl.com/ycajqk6

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    What really pisses me off about this is..

    by MasterShake

    How much more would it cost to do real Star Wars sequels in Pixar quality CGI with Hamill, Ford and Fisher voicing their characters. Definitly alot, but at least we'd get the real sequels everyone wants to see instead of a string of Wookie fart jokes. Lucas used to care about the legacy of Star Wars, but now he hates the fans for their reaction to the prequels. Star Wars is just a cash cow to be milked to Lucas now. Can't wait for the 2029 release of the Holovision original trilogy. Special Edition, not theatrical release, of course.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Someone do an August Underground parody...

    by SK229

    wherein George Lucas eats the entrails of a still living Chewbacca while fucking the dead remains of Han Solo and we briefly see a decapitated Yoda in the background. His accomplices would be dressed up as Jar Jar and Anakin, and his always irate and whiney lover would be Rick McCallum.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Ugh!

    by Yukon Cornelius

    First the "Disco Lando and breakdancing Boba Fett" Kinect dance-off video game that came out recently and now this. Star Wars has officially passed from simply bad into sad and pathetic, like a 35 year old guy gone to seed with a beer gut, greasy comb-over, and red convertible sports car thinking he's still got "it", hitting the clubs and trying to pick up 18 year old chicks half his age. It's fucking unseemly! I know that anything with the SW name pasted on it generates boucoup $$$, but Christ G-Lu, tell your fucking underlings at Lucasfilm to show some bloody restraint, man! You're cheapening the SW brand by releasing such shoddy crap as this "comedy" show. I hate to say it, but SW is tired and needs to be "vaulted", much like classic Doctor Who was back in the late 80's after 26 years on the air or Disney does with its classic animated films from time to time. Lock it away and let the SW brand rest for a few years (maybe even a decade or two). Hell, just lock it away for five measly years--no video games, no tv shows, or comics, or EU novels, or 3D conversions, nothing. Then in 2017 reintroduce Star Wars to a new generation by releasing the ORIGINAL non-SE theatrical films on Ultra HD blu-ray to celebrate its 40th anniversary (or even in 2027 for its 50th) and watch some goodwill return to the SW brand, cuz between the horrible prequels and this recent shite, it's just embarassing to watch now. Maybe with some time away, people might actually start feeling nostalgic for what SW USED to represent: a throwback to Saturday afternoon matinee action-adventure sci-fi fun, not this bargain basement dollar store crap.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    RE: wcolbert

    by Yukon Cornelius

    wcolbert said: All you have left is the original 3. And the games. We have to come to terms with that. The golden years are gone. Forever. But preserved for your pleasure on dvd and blu ray. Please let me know where I can find the ORIGINAL 3 SW films on dvd or blu ray--and not the horrible CGI enhanced "special" editions. And please don't mention the lame, non-animorphic 1993 laserdisc transers released as bonus disc dvds back in '06 either. (G-Lu: "See the originals suck and they look horrible, now why not just go and watch the SE versions and be happy? Besides, the SE versions represent my "original vision" that I was unable to fulfill back in '77-'83 before CGI technology was perfected.") Sad to say, but the original SW films have NOT been preserved on dvd and blu ray, they have in fact been essentially erased from film history and replaced with the SE versions.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    What about the non-anamorphic 1993 laserdisc transfers?

    by SuperTrekkie

    For those who prefer the OT?

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Re: supertrekkie

    by Yukon Cornelius

    Wha-? Why I oughta...

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Yay for George!

    by ShoreGrey

    I actually think Lucas has come to despise the fandom of star wars and I for one couldn't be happier. The more he rapes your childhood, the more I whack my pud to it. He is tired of this "Sacred Cow" bullshit and quite frankly so am I. Rape on Mr. Lucas. I love Star wars, but am seriously not that emotionally involved with it. Get a life, losers. Its his creation, and he can do whatever the fuck he wants with it, and you can either bend over and take it, or shut your fucking braces and hot pocket-filled nerd-hole. In fact, I think its exactly whining like this that drove him to destroy it...good for him! I would have done the same thing just to spite all of you weenie, whiney, fat, loser, pimple-faced, pizza-shoveling, parents-basement-living, geeked out, nerd-bags.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Star Wars and My Little Pony crossover, anyone?

    by ShoreGrey

    Bueller? Bueller?

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    George Lucas is raping my adulthood!!!

    by FleshMachine

    no lube.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    The creator becomes the destroyer. The circle is complete.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • But he is worth 3.2 Billion. FUCK YOU LUCAS!!! Put some of your cash into it and make it up to us. We deserve something decent out of you, we made you rich!!!

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    A series I'd love to see

    by Vicconius

    Take the Clone Wars idea, make it a bit less mannequinish, and set it either between ANH and ESB, or after ROTJ. That's what people want to see. Luke, Han, Leia, Chewy. Enough of this inferior prequel section of the Star Wars universe. I used to love the Marvel Comics filling in the gaps between the original trilogy films.

  • I hate the animation style....but no harm no foul, can't blame a franchise for trying something different... not for me... but that's fine, I have a life...

  • Look at all those DC animated movies; most are good. Let's see the Zahn Trilogy done like that... let' see a series called "The Rebellion," and how Vader basically instigates it to defeat palps... let's see Organa clan do their work to get stuff going and let's see Vader hunt down the Jedis.... this new thing doesn't bother me one whit, but it does fuel the fire for those who love to bitch and throw arrows...

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Get over it, Man-children, this is for the kiddos...

    by Dan

    and there is nothing wrong with that... not sure why a stoner would watch this unless they have even less to do.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Oh zod...

    by Yukon Cornelius

    Always the Lucas apologist, huh zodlovesmaude? You know you CAN love the original Star Wars trilogy and still admit that this SWINO (Star Wars-in-name-only) kind of thing is a huge steaming pile of corn riddled crap. Oh, and not that it's relevant to the subject AT ALL, but... Obama/Biden in 2012!

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Life is what it is. Star Wars is what it is.

    by MCVamp

    Nothing less, nothing more. Like it? Cool. Dislike it? There are a billion hours of film and television alternatives, plus books, music, and the internet. If any of you gave SW this much power over your senses, you have no one to blame but yourselves. For the record, I loved the shit out of SW until not the prequel movies, but the Expanded Universe books. I read several of them, thought "hey this is a good idea" and then somewhere along the way realized I was reading poorly conceived shit. Only the three initial Timothy Zahn books were good. Just those three. That's it. SW wasn't the same after that. But it didn't make the original movies any less meaningful as far as what they meant to my "childhood". Neither did the prequels. Like the books they had a solid beginning and then turned stupid. I watched TPM 3D and I surprised myself by getting pulled into the movie a little bit, nearly forgetting that I'd seen it 20 times. Then Qui-Gon sees this stupid CGI minstrel platypus in his path and I thought "ohhh yeah, this."

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    yukon cornelius - Read boyo, I'm not watching it.

    by Dan

  • If that's the case, Lord of the Cock Rings sucks major shittage...

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Lucas is the flannel piper of autism.

    by evergreen

    Hint to George and his loyal minions: try making eye contact once in a while. People won't bite you.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Jar-Jar didn't bother me but this is infuriating!

    by Eyegore

    I even like the robot chicken stuff, but this is just utterly disgusting. It's the same retarded comedy style used to destroy The Lorax. The Idiocracy is happening right now.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    And once again Lucas proves no one else can touch his CG in cartoons.

    by JackSlater4

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Or non-anAmorphic even...

    by Yukon Cornelius

    That's for supertrekkie.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Oh lighten up people

    by D.Vader

    This is fine.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Okay, Obi-Wan really made me laugh

    by D.Vader

    Being haunted by Qui-Gon, the Windu/Window joke, and basically looking like a crazy old homeless man (which is correct), was all pretty damn funny. I'm beginning to like these bizarro character designs too. And was that the same Boba Fett voice from Robot Chicken?

  • You can't have it both ways, guys.

  • In other word, nothing ever changes.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Beating a dead horse after raping that horse's childhood.

    by Royston Lodge

    I think that sums up my opinion.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    d.vader: I still dislike the non-Tartakovsky Clone Wars.

    by Royston Lodge

    It has never grown on me.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I crapped out three feet of intestine this morning and THAT was funnier!

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Unimaginably awful.

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    And I thought they smelled bad on the outside...

    by ObiBen

  • Aug. 26, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Get a life SW geeks!

    by Yukon Cornelius

    To all those saying to STFU, quityerbitchin', move out of yer momma's basement and get a life: the issue is not simply just THIS crappy Star Wars cartoon, or Flamboyant the Hutt in the Clone Wars cartoon, or Justin Beiber being added to the cantina scene in episode IV because G-Lu's daughter is the biggest Beiber fan EVAH. If this Detours show was simply a fan created parody by some 3rd party that would be all well and good; maybe not your cup of tea but whatever, don't watch the damn thing if you don't want to. The real problem is that this is an OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED Lucasfilm effort. WTF?! This is what Lucasfilm is spending it's time, effort, and money on? They can do THIS, but just can't SEEM to find the time or financial resources to release the original theatrical films that STARTED THE WHOLE STAR WARS PHENOMENON IN THE FIRST PLACE on blu ray?!? The thing that pisses those of us who fell in love with the original Star Wars trilogy back in the 70s and 80s (back when it was about the Adventures of Luke Skywalker and not the 6 film saga chronicling the Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker) is we don't HAVE to watch this crap if we don't want to, we CAN leave this cartoon or the SW prequels to kids that are 5 years old today in 2012; unfortunately we also CAN NOT currently go out and legally purchase the ORIGINAL films we grew up with on blu ray either, the ones that appealed to kids AND adults, unless they're the bowdlerized, tarted up, G-Lu's "original vision" special edition (now just known as plain old Star Wars) versions with enhanced CGI space ship landings, extra windows, mo' Boba Fett, a Muppet musical act, ghost Haydens, assorted NOOOOOOOOOOO!s and beaks on sandy vaginas. Gee, thanks Uncle George! Why NOT just release a multi-version set a la Ridley Scott's Blade Runner or Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind or the original Star Trek series, etc.? Because that's the way Uncle George wants it, dammit--now shut up and take it like a man! This reeks of artistic fascism and historical revisionism, and they're simply not the films the world fell in love with 35 years ago. Just release the original goddamn films on blu ray already--matte lines, film grain, dodgy model work, rubber masks and all, and all of us loudmouth complainers will finally SHUT THE FUCK UP about it and leave the current spate of Star Wars product to the audience it's now currently intended for: children and mentally challenged "adults" (a Star Wars dance off?! Fer Crisakes! Get off my lawn!).

  • How many more jokes can you possibly get out of this friggin franchise? Christ, can someone please make a serious SW movie?

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    d.vader

    by DocPazuzu

    Do you like everything that's terrible? Just askin'.... ;)

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Oh har har, Doc :)

    by D.Vader

    My point is, this is fine. Star Wars fans/haters are a special breed of whiners and complainers, constantly contradicting themselves. For decades, Lucasfilm has sanctioned novels and comic books that carried on the Star Wars saga. Some of those stories were goofy and fun. But no one really complains. It's harmless. Then Family Guy and Robot Chicken have Star Wars themed parody episodes- ALSO officially sanctioned by LucasFilm- and no one really complains. There are cutesy kids' toy versions of our beloved characters for children to enjoy, and no one complains. But LucasFilm sanctions and creates a series devoted to that cutesy, goofy side of the Star Wars universe, and NOW everyone throws a freaking hissy fit. How dare George Lucas do this?? How DARE HE?! Cue the immature insults and ground pounding and temper tantrums that only a hypocritical "Star Wars" fan can engage in. Because come on, this is fine. Many of the jokes shown fell flat. But some of them made me chuckle, particularly old Ben Ben needing "grocery money" or the Emperor with his prolonged "uhhhhhhh" as he stalls for time. This isn't the end of the world, or the end of Star Wars, but that won't stop them from bitching and complaining. If this is like Clone Wars, many will probably end up watching and enjoying the show. And when the live action series finally gets into production and we see clips, the bitching and apocalyptic moaning and "woe is *me*" attitudes will come back into play full force and the cycle will start again. And my point then will once again be "this is fine". After decades of Star Wars stories, I think it's time the fans get over their need to selectively demonize what LucasFilm sanctions solely so they can bitch about George Lucas. Because they're just being hypocritical once more.

  • Seth Green is just not the mogel he desperately wishes he was. Robot Chicken is ASS in every sense of the word and yet Adult Swim treats it like its the next coming of the Simpsons.

  • Lucas, you bloated whore!

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Ughh. That was hard to sit through.

    by Prem1x

    None for me, thanks.

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Bad Star Wars Theater

    by animatronicmojo

    Awful! Terrible! Couldn't be worse! This demonstrates all the artistry and wit of a Cracked Magazine ca 1980. And what an incredible leap downward for Green, Senreich & Co. At least we will always have the original trilogy of Star Wars Robot Chicken specials, with their beautiful old school stop-motion animation and irreverent schlock-value humor- unless Lucas re-edits those as well.

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    That's too bad, Royston

    by D.Vader

    I'm sorry to hear that. You're really missing out.

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    my god...

    by TheBaxter

    ...it's full of suck!

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    It's bad, it's lame, and worst of all, it's lazy.

    by kevred

    This is tired, lazy humor that only halfwits or people who like humor they've already laughed at before would enjoy. It's not creative, it's just watered-down imitations of Robot Chicken and Family Guy takes on SW. And those were pretty dopey in the first place. Nice to see that Lucas thinks the best thing he can do with the most popular story in the history of cinema is just make dumb jokes about it.

  • Aug. 27, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Writing all of the episodes to a show at once is a horrible idea

    by FrodoFraggins

    The main reason is it doesn't allow for the circumstances when a great character appears that the audience loves but the writers never returned to. The second is that actors need time before they settle in to what they bring to their roles. and then the writers can then cater to each performer. They've written it like it's just a cartoon show.

  • comedy is broad, which is why things like family guy and community and robot chicken and a lot of other schizophrenic comedies are so popular today especially with younger types is because they throw so many jokes at you, a lot of them are bound to stick. this looked about as good as just about anything on comedy central or adult swim, and its star wars so I'm down. but haters do so automatically. to most of you it doesn't really matter what you did or didn't just watch, you got your responses pre-loaded. which is why most just say "prequels suck", when actually revenge of the with is better than return of the jedi. but by the time it came out, it didn't matter how good it was. and also most don't realize how fucking great the clone wars have gotten. too bad.

  • Aug. 31, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    This is as bad as Taratovsky's Clone Wars misfire.

    by MajorFrontbum

    That thing was another waste of time with it's poorly drawn characters and bad voice acting.

Top Talkbacks