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(Collider)   Because more films aren't bad enough, ABC wants to make a Star Wars TV series   (collider.com) divider line 110
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2013-01-11 12:04:26 AM  
I thought they've had that live action show in the works for awhile. If this is the same one, all the news about it made it sound like a pretty badass idea. Mind you, it'd get all neutered on ABC and would need to be HBO/Showtime.
 
2013-01-11 12:22:37 AM  

TheManofPA: I thought they've had that live action show in the works for awhile. If this is the same one, all the news about it made it sound like a pretty badass idea. Mind you, it'd get all neutered on ABC and would need to be HBO/Showtime.


Was gonna say. This idea has been around for, like, ever.
 
2013-01-11 01:02:25 AM  
Star Wars: Return On The Investment
 
2013-01-11 01:34:53 AM  
Wasn't this in the pipe before the selling of SW?
 
2013-01-11 01:35:35 AM  
Oh, I see that's been covered...
 
2013-01-11 01:47:40 AM  
Again?
 
2013-01-11 01:48:38 AM  
There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.
 
2013-01-11 01:49:54 AM  
But will it have a Holiday Special?
 
2013-01-11 01:52:31 AM  
It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.
 
2013-01-11 01:53:00 AM  

DanZero: But will it have a Holiday Special?


Oh, gawd, not again

/will you light the sky on fire?
 
2013-01-11 01:56:58 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Star Wars: Return On The Investment


The Lawyers Strike Back
 
2013-01-11 01:57:33 AM  

DanZero: But will it have a Holiday Special?


No but every single episode will be about Life Day
 
2013-01-11 02:02:01 AM  
Let the game of thrones people run it.
 
2013-01-11 02:06:14 AM  

madgonad: It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.


I've been meaning to play through 1 and 2 again. Maybe Friday will be the day to start.
 
2013-01-11 02:07:08 AM  
popomaticjeff.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-11 02:14:16 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Star Wars: Return On The Investment


A++++++++++++

Win
 
2013-01-11 02:18:46 AM  
No Lucas? No problem.
 
2013-01-11 02:23:17 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: DanZero: But will it have a Holiday Special?

No but every single episode will be about Life Day


With a Bea Arthur musical number and Old wookie masturbation.

Quit farking around and just get John Waters to to do it RIGHT!
 
2013-01-11 02:26:13 AM  
Isn't there also a new "comedy" Star Wars cartoon planned as well?
 
2013-01-11 02:31:42 AM  
Hmmmm. Hit the jump for more.

Bollocks.
 
2013-01-11 02:40:36 AM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-11 02:46:12 AM  
Imagine one of those generic drama sitcoms, like Grey's Anatomy or Glee, but with Jedi's.
 
2013-01-11 02:50:17 AM  
Superman got turned into a teen drama. Star Wars could be a police procedural. CSI: Tatooine.
 
2013-01-11 02:50:19 AM  

HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.


I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

media.sfx.co.uk
 
2013-01-11 02:50:34 AM  
Hasn't this shiat been in production for like 5-6 years now?
 
2013-01-11 02:52:54 AM  

DiRF:


The lol's, I has them
 
2013-01-11 03:07:12 AM  
It's almost as if Disney owns ABC
 
2013-01-11 03:11:59 AM  
Is this like Prey?
 
2013-01-11 03:15:49 AM  

fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

[media.sfx.co.uk image 610x464]


Oh wow, they made a cartoon version too?
www.thickets.net
 
2013-01-11 03:28:30 AM  
img.photobucket.com

Here's a concept poster of the TV movie/pilot.
 
2013-01-11 03:33:43 AM  
McCallum no longer works for Lucasfilm / Disney. Given that it was "his baby" - you'd think they'd have kept him around if they were going to go into production with that series.
 
2013-01-11 03:41:39 AM  
I'm over this idea that more content somehow sullies what's been done previously. If it's good I'll watch, if it's a steaming pile I won't. The panties just aren't comfy when they get in a bunch.
 
2013-01-11 04:02:15 AM  
Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
media.battlestarwiki.org
 
2013-01-11 04:15:27 AM  

narkor: McCallum no longer works for Lucasfilm / Disney. Given that it was "his baby" - you'd think they'd have kept him around if they were going to go into production with that series.


Rick McCallum met George Lucas in 1985 after the last of the original trilogy films was made. In the ensuing decades, they collaborated on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the Star Wars Special Editions and of course the prequel trilogy. It's like Lucas was the captain of the Titanic and McCallum was the one who willingly and eagerly steered right into the iceberg (if you'll pardon the shopworn cliche).
 
2013-01-11 06:04:20 AM  

HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

[media.sfx.co.uk image 610x464]

Oh wow, they made a cartoon version too?
[www.thickets.net image 350x542]


first couple of series were 2d animation and entirely brilliant.. then they made the 3d ones which were very good, and got consistently better as it went.
 
2013-01-11 06:35:15 AM  

gaspode: HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

[media.sfx.co.uk image 610x464]

Oh wow, they made a cartoon version too?
[www.thickets.net image 350x542]

first couple of series were 2d animation and entirely brilliant.. then they made the 3d ones which were very good, and got consistently better as it went.




The first animated season was crap. It had out of character moments like Padme using C3P0 as bait or Mace Windu taking on an army by himself. It was mostly: ooh look at these cool action scenes i animated! The second Animated season was great.. And the CGI version has been excellent.

The live action one was supposed to be about the Underworld/bounty hunters...

But those wanting HBO style... That's not Star Wars
 
2013-01-11 06:54:15 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: It was mostly: ooh look at these cool action scenes i animated!


Well yeah, it was by Gendy Tartakovsy. That's like going to a Tarantino movie and complaining that everyone's blathering about pop culture too much.
 
2013-01-11 06:54:21 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]


Is that Henry Rollins Jr. ?
 
2013-01-11 06:55:59 AM  
You know, I've heard mention of that Clone Wars stuff from time to time, but I've never seen any of it, surprising considering how Star Wars was my life in the late 1970's.
 
2013-01-11 06:57:54 AM  

Darth_Lukecash:
The first animated season was crap. It had out of character moments like Padme using C3P0 as bait or Mace Windu taking on an army by himself. It was mostly: ooh look at these cool action scenes i animated! The second Animated season was great.. And the CGI version has been excellent.


The first season was.. a thing off on its own I agree, was more anime than starwars at times (hyperstylised action like the windu thing), but showed the way and led to the others directly.
 
2013-01-11 07:08:14 AM  
I would much rather see the initial rise of the sith, and explaining the whole 1 master 1 apprentice thing, etc. And no, I'm not going to sift thru a bunch of books to find that out.
 
2013-01-11 07:22:02 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-11 07:22:49 AM  

sniderman: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 629x480]


Oh.. I vaguely remember that. It wasn't good.
 
2013-01-11 07:27:23 AM  
ModernLuddite:  Star Wars could be a police procedural. CSI: Tatooine.

nerdbastards.com
 
2013-01-11 07:41:46 AM  
Some of the fan fiction on the 'net is pretty darn good.
 
2013-01-11 07:57:06 AM  
Hopefully it won't focus on Jedi, they're boring.
 
2013-01-11 07:57:49 AM  
They've talked about that for years and years. My friend gets all excited about it every time news of a Star Wars TV show does the rounds, but here's the thing... 1) it hasn't come out the last 10 times it was mentioned and 2) do you really want to watch a Star Wars TV show? Really?

/One Star Wars Tree Hill
//probably set in the PT universe
///no thanks
 
2013-01-11 08:01:04 AM  
BSG and Caprica showed what can be done in an hour long TV format. If the writing and acting are good then it can be a hit or at lest a cable hit. if the writing and acting bog down then you have a five episode tax write off.
 
2013-01-11 08:02:32 AM  
but where can ABC find another gay robot?

\not him, he's with CBS
\\not them either, they're with the BBC
 
2013-01-11 08:04:36 AM  

HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.


This!
 
2013-01-11 08:06:55 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: The first animated season was crap. It had out of character moments like Padme using C3P0 as bait or Mace Windu taking on an army by himself. It was mostly: ooh look at these cool action scenes i animated! The second Animated season was great.. And the CGI version has been excellent.


That's interesting. I always heard about how awesome the animated series was and following your description I apparently ended up watching part of the first season. I didn't get what all the fuss was about; just as you said, it was just mindless action sequence after mindless action sequence. Only slightly edging out the new movies because there was no story to foul up.

I might check out the other stuff. Maybe skip the second season (really, really don't get what the fuss was about) and just watch the CGI deals.
 
2013-01-11 08:20:48 AM  
media.giantbomb.com

Been there, done that, got a t-shirt.
 
2013-01-11 08:28:12 AM  
Had an idea for a sort of young Han Solo TV series, around the time after the prequel trilogy ended and Lucas had a major announcement I actually convinced a co-worker that it was going to happen.

Would follow a young Han Solo as he meets people like Chewbacca and Lando, gets the Millennium Falcon, gets into a career as a smuggler, encounters bounty hunters, and basically "Captain Kirk's" his way across the SW universe. Han always seemed to be a guy who knew someone that could help him out from the smuggler days and his cocky attitude and smugness was something that was sorely missing from the prequel trilogy... thats what I used as the point to convince the co-worker that there would be a series about him.
 
2013-01-11 08:37:27 AM  
maybe they should air it on scyfy channel
 
2013-01-11 08:49:14 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Rick McCallum met George Lucas in 1985 after the last of the original trilogy films was made. In the ensuing decades, they collaborated on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the Star Wars Special Editions and of course the prequel trilogy. It's like Lucas was the captain of the Titanic and McCallum was the one who willingly and eagerly steered right into the iceberg (if you'll pardon the shopworn cliche).


so pretty much everything that was crap started after mccallum joined. sounds like mccallum was the captain of the titanic, not just manning the wheel.
 
2013-01-11 08:53:05 AM  

Alphax: You know, I've heard mention of that Clone Wars stuff from time to time, but I've never seen any of it, surprising considering how Star Wars was my life in the late 1970's.


Try it out. I started watching it, fully expecting it to suck. But it was actually really great. The animation is top notch, the stories are solid and the voice acting is fantastic. And then when I finished up with the second second, I was told by every fan of the show that the first two seasons were the weakest.

I just finished up season 3. Still loving it.
 
2013-01-11 08:56:14 AM  
Why does it smell like Cheetos and desperation in here?
 
2013-01-11 08:58:26 AM  
Yeah, this is going to suck. They'll make the cancellation pile in less than twelve parsecs.
 
2013-01-11 09:05:19 AM  
They should get Ryan and Dorkman to do the jedi battles in the academy.
 
2013-01-11 09:06:42 AM  

Darke: They should get Ryan and Dorkman to do the jedi battles in the academy.


Only if Ryan tucks his damn shirt in. You weigh 140lbs kid, why are you wearing an XXL?
 
2013-01-11 09:07:03 AM  

fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...


I don't think those are hand drawn. It's almost as I'd they are Computer Generated Images.
 
2013-01-11 09:12:36 AM  
I've got a bad feeling about this.
 
2013-01-11 09:16:55 AM  

sniderman: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 629x480]


You went full on Droids? The only way up from that level of crappiness is...

sharetv.org
 
2013-01-11 09:19:01 AM  

Shrinkwrap: Let the game of thrones people run it.


Sean Bean as Jango Fett.
 
2013-01-11 09:31:25 AM  
Awwww____ Star Wars;Nothing but Star Wars;Give me those Star Wars;Don't let them end!   i406.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-11 09:31:55 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]


Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-11 09:36:02 AM  
Pffft

NOW Great TV Series idea: The Saga of Darth Revan
 
2013-01-11 09:36:06 AM  

Petey4335: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x320]


I hate to say it, but the d20 Star Wars rules were actually kind of fun.
 
2013-01-11 09:40:14 AM  
Remove the force entirely. Have a 3 season arc, with episode 4 of the last season being the Battle of Turkana - where the X-wing was first deployed, and everything else leading up to that. Half-seasons, HBO style with Battlestar grittyness.
 
2013-01-11 10:19:28 AM  
As the article stated, it will never work.  Something like this would be way to expensive to do on TV without cutting the budget to the point of it looking ridiculous.  Either way, even if it's good the fan boys will pick apart every episode and biatch and moan about every little detail.
 
2013-01-11 10:31:31 AM  

meat0918: Wasn't this in the pipe before the selling of SW?


No it got canned. This is reviving that idea.
 
2013-01-11 10:32:17 AM  

hubiestubert: Petey4335: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x320]

I hate to say it, but the d20 Star Wars rules were actually kind of fun.


Since our group played the d6 rules starting from about '89 or so and we had almost all the books, we never got into d20. Not that the rules differences probably matters that much. I think we all did RPGs for the laughs, our GMs plot lines and the "dang it, Pete, how can you always roll so baaad"
And we really didn't have many Jedi PCs...
 
2013-01-11 10:38:46 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: gaspode: HotWingAgenda: fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

[media.sfx.co.uk image 610x464]

Oh wow, they made a cartoon version too?
[www.thickets.net image 350x542]

first couple of series were 2d animation and entirely brilliant.. then they made the 3d ones which were very good, and got consistently better as it went.

The first animated season was crap. It had out of character moments like Padme using C3P0 as bait or Mace Windu taking on an army by himself. It was mostly: ooh look at these cool action scenes i animated! The second Animated season was great.. And the CGI version has been excellent.

The live action one was supposed to be about the Underworld/bounty hunters...

But those wanting HBO style... That's not Star Wars


Exactly. Empire Strikes Back on steroids? Like BSG and Deadwood? Fark that. Star Wars is all about the farking Mary Sues and Pew! Pew! Pew! Hell Firefly was closer to farking Star Wars then either BSG or Deadwood.

Meh, set it between Episode III and IV give us a crew, with an ex-trooper Clone captain, his bad assed no-nonsense Rhodian side kick, a lovable goof ball of a pilot, their ex-Republic Military Doctor, a Wookie mechanic, a bounty hunter, an old ex-Jedi and his half crazy apprentice in a lovable scruffy stock light freighter trying to make their way throughout the outer rim of the galaxy and avoid Imperial entanglements.
 
2013-01-11 10:50:18 AM  

Petey4335: hubiestubert: Petey4335: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x320]

I hate to say it, but the d20 Star Wars rules were actually kind of fun.

Since our group played the d6 rules starting from about '89 or so and we had almost all the books, we never got into d20. Not that the rules differences probably matters that much. I think we all did RPGs for the laughs, our GMs plot lines and the "dang it, Pete, how can you always roll so baaad"
And we really didn't have many Jedi PCs...


The d20 rules have one advantage: they were well designed and very much a toolkit to build stuff with. I'll give WotC one thing, and that is the rule system makes scaling fairly easy. The system is robust enough to range across a lot of styles. They managed to build a system that you could easily rejigger your old Star Frontiers campaigns in with your old D&D games, and not be crippled with variances in the systems. Heck, you could break out your Expedition the Barrier Peaks, and it would work, and work well. Throw in some Gamma World and even Moderns, and all the characters would be workable, and even a Boot Hill rework, and everyone could be happy.
 
2013-01-11 11:04:52 AM  

Kyro: Try it out. I started watching it, fully expecting it to suck. But it was actually really great. The animation is top notch, the stories are solid and the voice acting is fantastic. And then when I finished up with the second second, I was told by every fan of the show that the first two seasons were the weakest.

I just finished up season 3. Still loving it.


Oh man. Wait til you reach the Battle of Umbara arc.
 
xcv
2013-01-11 11:10:27 AM  
Disney will randomly air the show in different time slots for months and then kill it like Tron: Uprising.
 
2013-01-11 11:11:16 AM  

madgonad: It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.


THIS
 
2013-01-11 11:30:51 AM  
Given how big is and how much time does the Star Wars Universe spans, I do think that there are tons of interesting stories that can be told with different tones... from childish and light to dark and gritty... However, budget is going to be a big issue, I think.
 
2013-01-11 11:41:01 AM  

beerdini: Had an idea for a sort of young Han Solo TV series, around the time after the prequel trilogy ended and Lucas had a major announcement I actually convinced a co-worker that it was going to happen.

Would follow a young Han Solo as he meets people like Chewbacca and Lando, gets the Millennium Falcon, gets into a career as a smuggler, encounters bounty hunters, and basically "Captain Kirk's" his way across the SW universe. Han always seemed to be a guy who knew someone that could help him out from the smuggler days and his cocky attitude and smugness was something that was sorely missing from the prequel trilogy... thats what I used as the point to convince the co-worker that there would be a series about him.


Isn't that basically Firefly?
 
2013-01-11 12:04:42 PM  
How can you say "more films" and "bad enough" in the same sentence? You havent seen them, Lucas isn't directing, you cannot pass legit judgment.
 
2013-01-11 12:24:28 PM  
 
2013-01-11 12:24:45 PM  

flaminio: beerdini: Had an idea for a sort of young Han Solo TV series, around the time after the prequel trilogy ended and Lucas had a major announcement I actually convinced a co-worker that it was going to happen.

Would follow a young Han Solo as he meets people like Chewbacca and Lando, gets the Millennium Falcon, gets into a career as a smuggler, encounters bounty hunters, and basically "Captain Kirk's" his way across the SW universe. Han always seemed to be a guy who knew someone that could help him out from the smuggler days and his cocky attitude and smugness was something that was sorely missing from the prequel trilogy... thats what I used as the point to convince the co-worker that there would be a series about him.

Isn't that basically Firefly?


Pretty much, but with the SW name, it'll attract more viewers.

I'd watch something like that or something along the lines of new BSG.
Or even a Space: Above and Beyond show set in a Clone Commando squad, or Wedge's X wing Squad from the books by Stackpole.
 
2013-01-11 12:51:06 PM  
1. Disney respects their franchises. Look at the Princesses, or Marvel's movies, for an example of the quality they put out.

2. Lucas is a TERRIBLE filmmaker. He has no idea what to do with pacing, acting, directing, he can barely produce anything, and he's stupid. I don't get why everyone isn't ecstatic that someone else is in charge of his crap now.
 
2013-01-11 12:54:16 PM  
Of course they do until they realize how much money its going to cost. The ratings won't be good because most people will be recording it on their dvrs. Advertisers will pull out. Then to save money, we'll have a half season where the characters end up in modern new york ( which will look an awful like the streets of toronto.) People are going to get passed of and the series dies a horrible death.

The End.
 
2013-01-11 12:55:58 PM  

fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

[media.sfx.co.uk image 610x464]


This is a great series. I have both on DVD.
 
2013-01-11 01:04:02 PM  

Omis: Of course they do until they realize how much money its going to cost. The ratings won't be good because most people will be recording it on their dvrs. Advertisers will pull out. Then to save money, we'll have a half season where the characters end up in modern new york ( which will look an awful like the streets of toronto.) People are going to get passed of and the series dies a horrible death.

The End.


Judging by what the have done with "Once Upon a Time", I'd say that Disney understands that spending money on good product is worthwhile.
 
2013-01-11 01:31:30 PM  

BigSnatch: Shrinkwrap: Let the game of thrones people run it.

Sean Bean as Jango Fett.


You better believe he dies!
 
2013-01-11 01:39:51 PM  
Exactly like Cheers, but set in the Mos Eisley pub.

Porkins will take the place of Norm. Television gold, guaranteed.
 
2013-01-11 01:48:39 PM  
Considering how well done the Clone Wars series have been, and that Disney will want to set a decent precedent, I think they'll take their time to get it right.

Star Wars is space opera. Writ large, and if they go for a series that isn't kid alone oriented, they'll do fine. So long as it doesn't go up on Fox...
 
2013-01-11 01:57:23 PM  

madgonad: It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.


this

there is so much potential in that period - you'd never even have to reference Darth Vader again

/would love to see the back story of the ancient sith. jedi as well, but i think they've been well covered and more of the same would be meh
 
2013-01-11 01:59:09 PM  

Virtual Pariah: Omis: Of course they do until they realize how much money its going to cost. The ratings won't be good because most people will be recording it on their dvrs. Advertisers will pull out. Then to save money, we'll have a half season where the characters end up in modern new york ( which will look an awful like the streets of toronto.) People are going to get passed of and the series dies a horrible death.

The End.

Judging by what the have done with "Once Upon a Time", I'd say that Disney understands that spending money on good product is worthwhile.


Yeah... I'll buy the whole give them a chance thing, but when you are faced with scenes like this:

MiscCharacter: Umm wtf is she doing here?

ExEvilQueen: I was invited and I'm not evil now. Look, everyone is giving me a 46th chance, what is your problem?

MiscCharacter: You came into my home, turned my daughter into a mouse, my wife into a cat, and made me watch as she ate my daughter alive.

EQ: Seriously? That was like two weeks ago. Don't be a jerk.

Once really needs a 'you are farking kidding me story auditor'
 
2013-01-11 02:09:10 PM  

flaminio: beerdini: Had an idea for a sort of young Han Solo TV series, around the time after the prequel trilogy ended and Lucas had a major announcement I actually convinced a co-worker that it was going to happen.

Would follow a young Han Solo as he meets people like Chewbacca and Lando, gets the Millennium Falcon, gets into a career as a smuggler, encounters bounty hunters, and basically "Captain Kirk's" his way across the SW universe. Han always seemed to be a guy who knew someone that could help him out from the smuggler days and his cocky attitude and smugness was something that was sorely missing from the prequel trilogy... thats what I used as the point to convince the co-worker that there would be a series about him.

Isn't that basically Firefly?


theforvm.org
 
2013-01-11 02:22:35 PM  

kim jong-un: Virtual Pariah: Omis: Of course they do until they realize how much money its going to cost. The ratings won't be good because most people will be recording it on their dvrs. Advertisers will pull out. Then to save money, we'll have a half season where the characters end up in modern new york ( which will look an awful like the streets of toronto.) People are going to get passed of and the series dies a horrible death.

The End.

Judging by what the have done with "Once Upon a Time", I'd say that Disney understands that spending money on good product is worthwhile.

Yeah... I'll buy the whole give them a chance thing, but when you are faced with scenes like this:

MiscCharacter: Umm wtf is she doing here?

ExEvilQueen: I was invited and I'm not evil now. Look, everyone is giving me a 46th chance, what is your problem?

MiscCharacter: You came into my home, turned my daughter into a mouse, my wife into a cat, and made me watch as she ate my daughter alive.

EQ: Seriously? That was like two weeks ago. Don't be a jerk.

Once really needs a 'you are farking kidding me story auditor'


Oh sure.
It's incredibly soapy, but the material lends itself to to really well.

So does SW in the hands of a competent writer. George tried for soap in the prequels, but couldn't even manage that level of writing.
 
2013-01-11 02:23:14 PM  
It really well..

plz add edit functions.
 
2013-01-11 03:01:44 PM  
In Disniet Star Wars, Han doesn't shoot at all!
 
2013-01-11 03:18:12 PM  

johnny_stingray: but where can ABC find another gay robot?

\not him, he's with CBS
\\not them either, they're with the BBC


Channel101: The Musical?

/TAKE THAT OBSCURITY!
 
2013-01-11 04:34:20 PM  

germ78: In Disniet Star Wars, Han doesn't shoot at all!


"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good walkie talkie at your side."
 
2013-01-11 04:55:36 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: narkor: McCallum no longer works for Lucasfilm / Disney. Given that it was "his baby" - you'd think they'd have kept him around if they were going to go into production with that series.

Rick McCallum met George Lucas in 1985 after the last of the original trilogy films was made. In the ensuing decades, they collaborated on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the Star Wars Special Editions and of course the prequel trilogy. It's like Lucas was the captain of the Titanic and McCallum was the one who willingly and eagerly steered right into the iceberg (if you'll pardon the shopworn cliche).


TFA is out of date. Starwars.com announced that Rick McCallum has retired from Lucasfilm.
 
2013-01-11 04:56:59 PM  

Nem Wan: B.L.Z. Bub: narkor: McCallum no longer works for Lucasfilm / Disney. Given that it was "his baby" - you'd think they'd have kept him around if they were going to go into production with that series.

Rick McCallum met George Lucas in 1985 after the last of the original trilogy films was made. In the ensuing decades, they collaborated on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the Star Wars Special Editions and of course the prequel trilogy. It's like Lucas was the captain of the Titanic and McCallum was the one who willingly and eagerly steered right into the iceberg (if you'll pardon the shopworn cliche).

TFA is out of date. Starwars.com announced that Rick McCallum has retired from Lucasfilm.


Which is what you just said. Fark me.
 
2013-01-11 05:14:00 PM  

spacemanjones: fusillade762: HotWingAgenda: There has already been a Star Wars TV show. It was all CG, and was better than the movies.

I was better than the prequels, that's for sure. Though I don't remember it being CGI...

I don't think those are hand drawn. It's almost as I'd they are Computer Generated Images.


The series was produced by Genndy Tartakovsky and employs a similar animation style to Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack.

The pilot series, produced primarily with traditional animation
 
2013-01-11 05:52:09 PM  

corridor: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Is that Henry Rollins Jr. ?


I believe it's the vampire from the American version of Being Human.
 
2013-01-11 06:02:07 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

+

www.dvdtalk.com

=

www.coverslike.com
 
2013-01-11 08:35:57 PM  

FlashHarry: madgonad: It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.

THIS


If I was show running this

Season I:
Endar Spire to leaving Taris
Season II:
Dantooine
Season III:
Tatooine
Season IV:
Kashyyyk
Season V:
Korriban
Season VI:
The Star Forge and the defeat of Malek

So I can do VI Seasons Just out of Kotor I
 
2013-01-11 10:33:22 PM  

karasoth: FlashHarry: madgonad: It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.

THIS

If I was show running this

Season I:
Endar Spire to leaving Taris
Season II:
Dantooine
Season III:
Tatooine
Season IV:
Kashyyyk
Season V:
Korriban
Season VI:
The Star Forge and the defeat of Malek

So I can do VI Seasons Just out of Kotor I


The greatest thing is that the Leviathan quest and biggest moment in KOTOR happens right after the third star map. That means you would end Season 4 on the huge cliffhanger. Honestly though, I don't think you could milk it like that. You could do it in 3 seasons of drawing it all out (with season 2 having the reveal)
 
2013-01-11 11:17:02 PM  

TheManofPA: karasoth: FlashHarry: madgonad: It shouldn't be between the trilogies - that's dumb.

They should just do KotOR,

The first entire season could be the constructed from the first game - then build from there, maybe adding the Exile in the third or fourth season.

THIS

If I was show running this

Season I:
Endar Spire to leaving Taris
Season II:
Dantooine
Season III:
Tatooine
Season IV:
Kashyyyk
Season V:
Korriban
Season VI:
The Star Forge and the defeat of Malek

So I can do VI Seasons Just out of Kotor I

The greatest thing is that the Leviathan quest and biggest moment in KOTOR happens right after the third star map. That means you would end Season 4 on the huge cliffhanger. Honestly though, I don't think you could milk it like that. You could do it in 3 seasons of drawing it all out (with season 2 having the reveal)


See here is what I think you Could do:

Episodes I and II of season 1:
Battle of the Endar Spire, Crashing on Taris, and introducing the world of Taris.
An Episode about getting the pass to get to the lower city
An Episode about the Vulkar/Bek conflict and getting Bastila
An episode in the under city and then the big swoop race
an episode dedicated to bounty hunting
An episode dedicated to the arena fighting
An episode dedicated to the sith governors mansion
An episode about Canderous and stealing the Ebon Hawk

Thats 9 episodes you can solidly make out of the game, maybe flesh some of that out with 6 or so character development episodes and you got a 15 episode seaso
 
2013-01-12 01:04:37 AM  

hubiestubert: Petey4335: hubiestubert: Petey4335: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x320]

I hate to say it, but the d20 Star Wars rules were actually kind of fun.

Since our group played the d6 rules starting from about '89 or so and we had almost all the books, we never got into d20. Not that the rules differences probably matters that much. I think we all did RPGs for the laughs, our GMs plot lines and the "dang it, Pete, how can you always roll so baaad"
And we really didn't have many Jedi PCs...

The d20 rules have one advantage: they were well designed and very much a toolkit to build stuff with. I'll give WotC one thing, and that is the rule system makes scaling fairly easy. The system is robust enough to range across a lot of styles. They managed to build a system that you could easily rejigger your old Star Frontiers campaigns in with your old D&D games, and not be crippled with variances in the systems. Heck, you could break out your Expedition the Barrier Peaks, and it would work, and work well. Throw in some Gamma World and even Moderns, and all the characters would be workable, and even a Boot Hill rework, and everyone could be happy.


Weg star wars always seemed pretty freewheeling to me, with on the fly "I wanna do (insert crazy thing) " gm: alright, uh, that's hard, so roll a wad of six sided dice.
 
2013-01-12 01:48:15 AM  

Fano: hubiestubert: Petey4335: hubiestubert: Petey4335: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x320]

I hate to say it, but the d20 Star Wars rules were actually kind of fun.

Since our group played the d6 rules starting from about '89 or so and we had almost all the books, we never got into d20. Not that the rules differences probably matters that much. I think we all did RPGs for the laughs, our GMs plot lines and the "dang it, Pete, how can you always roll so baaad"
And we really didn't have many Jedi PCs...

The d20 rules have one advantage: they were well designed and very much a toolkit to build stuff with. I'll give WotC one thing, and that is the rule system makes scaling fairly easy. The system is robust enough to range across a lot of styles. They managed to build a system that you could easily rejigger your old Star Frontiers campaigns in with your old D&D games, and not be crippled with variances in the systems. Heck, you could break out your Expedition the Barrier Peaks, and it would work, and work well. Throw in some Gamma World and even Moderns, and all the characters would be workable, and even a Boot Hill rework, and everyone could be happy.

Weg star wars always seemed pretty freewheeling to me, with on the fly "I wanna do (insert crazy thing) " gm: alright, uh, that's hard, so roll a wad of six sided dice.


The best thing about d20 was the ease with which my gaming group (they're not as experienced as other groups with various systems) moved from 3.5 to SWd20 (revised). But damn if they're not good role-players, though. The crown jewel of the party I GM for is Olov, the Force-sensitive Besalisk who made a name for himself before the Rebellion as a bluesploitation Holovid star of such films as "Cobalt Fist" - and he did the famous Tatooine pasta vids like "Jundland Wastes Drifter" as The Man With No Transponder. And he does it while talking like a crusty old blues player.
 
2013-01-12 08:54:34 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: narkor: McCallum no longer works for Lucasfilm / Disney. Given that it was "his baby" - you'd think they'd have kept him around if they were going to go into production with that series.

Rick McCallum met George Lucas in 1985 after the last of the original trilogy films was made. In the ensuing decades, they collaborated on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the Star Wars Special Editions and of course the prequel trilogy. It's like Lucas was the captain of the Titanic and McCallum was the one who willingly and eagerly steered right into the iceberg (if you'll pardon the shopworn cliche).


Young Indiana Jones was good, though, man.
 
2013-01-12 09:05:23 AM  

Omis: Of course they do until they realize how much money its going to cost. The ratings won't be good because most people will be recording it on their dvrs. Advertisers will pull out. Then to save money, we'll have a half season where the characters end up in modern new york ( which will look an awful like the streets of toronto.) People are going to get passed of and the series dies a horrible death.

The End.


Be ye Tiresias or Cassandra, your ass is a prophet.
 
2013-01-12 09:16:19 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Fano: hubiestubert: Petey4335: hubiestubert: Petey4335: MurphyMurphy: Step 1: HBO

Step 2:
[media.battlestarwiki.org image 200x278]

Step 2 = fragging?

That said. Bring back the swash buckling adventure of the heros bumbling around

and starting off with this would be interesting:
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 250x320]

I hate to say it, but the d20 Star Wars rules were actually kind of fun.

Since our group played the d6 rules starting from about '89 or so and we had almost all the books, we never got into d20. Not that the rules differences probably matters that much. I think we all did RPGs for the laughs, our GMs plot lines and the "dang it, Pete, how can you always roll so baaad"
And we really didn't have many Jedi PCs...

The d20 rules have one advantage: they were well designed and very much a toolkit to build stuff with. I'll give WotC one thing, and that is the rule system makes scaling fairly easy. The system is robust enough to range across a lot of styles. They managed to build a system that you could easily rejigger your old Star Frontiers campaigns in with your old D&D games, and not be crippled with variances in the systems. Heck, you could break out your Expedition the Barrier Peaks, and it would work, and work well. Throw in some Gamma World and even Moderns, and all the characters would be workable, and even a Boot Hill rework, and everyone could be happy.

Weg star wars always seemed pretty freewheeling to me, with on the fly "I wanna do (insert crazy thing) " gm: alright, uh, that's hard, so roll a wad of six sided dice.

The best thing about d20 was the ease with which my gaming group (they're not as experienced as other groups with various systems) moved from 3.5 to SWd20 (revised). But damn if they're not good role-players, though. The crown jewel of the party I GM for is Olov, the Force-sensitive Besalisk who made a name for himself before the Rebellion as a bluesploitation Holovid star of such films as "Cobalt Fist" - and he did the ...


He needs to hook up with Remmy for a remix of Cry Like A Man.
 
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