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(Entertainment Weekly)   First look at new Star Wars TV series art, inspired by the visions of Ralph McQuarrie a long, long time ago   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 54
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2013-07-27 08:31:11 PM  
Huh. Thought Disney shiatcanned the TV series in favor of another needless film trilogy.

/still annoyed about 1313
//even though it probably woulda sucked
 
2013-07-27 08:32:22 PM  
Oh, it's another animated series. I'm sure that won't be design exlusively to sell toys to middle-aged shut-ins.
 
2013-07-27 08:33:36 PM  
At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.
 
2013-07-27 08:36:26 PM  
Meh. Looks kinda bloodless.
 
2013-07-27 08:46:16 PM  
The Clone Wars was so good it's not even funny. Those guys did some superb storytelling (one or two stinkers aside like the droid adventure and Mortis planet arcs). This also looks good even though that cruiser looks like Janeway's Voyager.
 
2013-07-27 08:53:52 PM  

natmar_76: At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.


That was one of my MAJOR complaints about the prequels.  Especially Ep. 3 with opening space battle.
You had NO IDEA who was who, who were the good guys, who were the bad guys!

X-Wings, Tie Fighters are iconic ships.  Name ONE ship from the prequels (the average) person would know.
 
2013-07-27 08:54:09 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Huh. Thought Disney shiatcanned the TV series in favor of another needless film trilogy.

/still annoyed about 1313
//even though it probably woulda sucked


Disney shiatcanned a TV series that was contracted to run on The Cartoon Network, which is not owned by Disney. The new series will run on a Disney channel.

The art is neat. No doubt it's 3D CGI, but they've engineered a Ralph McQuarrie-style rendering filter.
 
2013-07-27 09:03:10 PM  

buntz: natmar_76: At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.

That was one of my MAJOR complaints about the prequels.  Especially Ep. 3 with opening space battle.
You had NO IDEA who was who, who were the good guys, who were the bad guys!

X-Wings, Tie Fighters are iconic ships.  Name ONE ship from the prequels (the average) person would know.


Count Dookie's stool sample ship?
 
2013-07-27 09:08:38 PM  

buntz: Name ONE ship from the prequels (the average) person would know.


Pod racing!
 
2013-07-27 09:08:53 PM  
Oh, who's a pretty boy then?

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-27 09:14:31 PM  

buntz: natmar_76: At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.

That was one of my MAJOR complaints about the prequels.  Especially Ep. 3 with opening space battle.
You had NO IDEA who was who, who were the good guys, who were the bad guys!

X-Wings, Tie Fighters are iconic ships.  Name ONE ship from the prequels (the average) person would know.


Maybe...MAYBE the Republic Gunship and the Droid Control Ship... but I suspect the Starspeeder 3000 from Star Tours is more recognized
 
2013-07-27 09:18:28 PM  
Suckapaloza
 
2013-07-27 09:20:42 PM  

Confabulat: Pod racing!


I will grant you people have heard of Pod racing but if you just showed the average person a picture of a pod racer out of context, I bet you, say, 6 out of 10 wouldn't know what it's from.

I would be willing to bet 9 out of 10 would recognize a tie fighter.
 
2013-07-27 09:48:53 PM  

buntz: natmar_76: At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.

That was one of my MAJOR complaints about the prequels.  Especially Ep. 3 with opening space battle.
You had NO IDEA who was who, who were the good guys, who were the bad guys!

X-Wings, Tie Fighters are iconic ships.  Name ONE ship from the prequels (the average) person would know.


Jango Fett's Slave 1. It's the same ship as from the original trilogy.
 
2013-07-27 09:59:13 PM  

Ramien: buntz: natmar_76: At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.

That was one of my MAJOR complaints about the prequels.  Especially Ep. 3 with opening space battle.
You had NO IDEA who was who, who were the good guys, who were the bad guys!

X-Wings, Tie Fighters are iconic ships.  Name ONE ship from the prequels (the average) person would know.

Jango Fett's Slave 1. It's the same ship as from the original trilogy.


The Death Star from the end of the third bowel movement.
 
2013-07-27 10:10:31 PM  
kyleaugustus:

Jango Fett's Slave 1. It's the same ship as from the original trilogy.

The Death Star from the end of the third bowel movement.


That's no ship; it's a space station.
 
2013-07-27 10:15:07 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Oh, it's another animated series. I'm sure that won't be design exlusively to sell toys to middle-aged shut-ins.


My, aren't you a little ray of sunshine?
 
2013-07-27 10:16:42 PM  
Now the Rebellion is owned by the Evil Empire expect to see some surprisingly... well, heteronormative non-rebellious plots.
 
2013-07-27 10:37:18 PM  
So I get old-assed art by McQuarrie accompanied by old-assed music by Williams in a flick featuring old-assed actors like Hamill and Ford and Fisher? The hell with this crap, I'll just watch the old movies again.

Can't we please see something new?
 
2013-07-27 10:43:00 PM  

Ramien: kyleaugustus:

Jango Fett's Slave 1. It's the same ship as from the original trilogy.

The Death Star from the end of the third bowel movement.

That's no ship; it's a space station.


Equipped with sublight and hyperdrives and able to relocate from system to system, it's a big ass-ship, dammit.
 
2013-07-27 10:49:10 PM  

Nem Wan: Bonanza Jellybean: Huh. Thought Disney shiatcanned the TV series in favor of another needless film trilogy.

/still annoyed about 1313
//even though it probably woulda sucked

Disney shiatcanned a TV series that was contracted to run on The Cartoon Network, which is not owned by Disney. The new series will run on a Disney channel.

The art is neat. No doubt it's 3D CGI, but they've engineered a Ralph McQuarrie-style rendering filter.


No, I meant the live-action one they've been teasing for a freaking decade.
 
2013-07-27 10:50:12 PM  

Shocho: So I get old-assed art by McQuarrie accompanied by old-assed music by Williams in a flick featuring old-assed actors like Hamill and Ford and Fisher? The hell with this crap, I'll just watch the old movies again.

Can't we please see something new?


No, you get old-assed art being used to create a new animated series. The old-assed music and actors are in the upcoming movie, but who knows how much of a role the actors will have.

Can't you just say you've got a bad feeling about the new movies and move on?
 
2013-07-27 10:50:24 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: Bonanza Jellybean: Oh, it's another animated series. I'm sure that won't be design exlusively to sell toys to middle-aged shut-ins.

My, aren't you a little ray of sunshine?


Everything Star Wars other than Empire (hmmmmm, the one property Lucas had the least to do with...) absolutely sucks and I'm real cranky about it. *shrug*
 
2013-07-27 11:17:17 PM  
I heard all the stormtroopers will be carrying walkie talkies instead of laser rifles.
 
2013-07-27 11:51:50 PM  
They canceled Clone Wars? I loved that show :(
 
2013-07-27 11:56:18 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Oh, it's another animated series. I'm sure that won't be design exlusively to sell toys to middle-aged shut-ins.


if it's as good as the recent "Clone Wars" series; I'll be handing them my money (DVD or amazon rental)...

/ insert Philip J. Fry .jpeg...
 
2013-07-28 01:00:03 AM  
I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?
 
2013-07-28 01:04:27 AM  

fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?


Doesn't sell toys well at all.
 
2013-07-28 01:05:20 AM  

fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?


The article says it takes place shortly before Episode IV, so there's no Jedi to follow except maybe watching Obi-Wan putter around his desert garden or something.
 
2013-07-28 02:10:49 AM  

IronOcelot: fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?

Doesn't sell toys well at all.


OK, that made me chuckle
 
2013-07-28 02:38:41 AM  
I just read somewhere that Johnny Depp has signed on for the new Star Wars movies. He'll be known as -

The Clone Ranger.


/Try the veal.
 
2013-07-28 02:51:38 AM  

Confabulat: fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?

The article says it takes place shortly before Episode IV, so there's no Jedi to follow except maybe watching Obi-Wan putter around his desert garden or something.


Or to see Yoda pop out a turd in the middle of a swamp.
 
2013-07-28 02:55:50 AM  

fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?


Wont be many Jedi, post order 66. I think this one takes place between RotS and ANH, which is backed up by the art of a TIE fighter crashing into Alderaan.
 
2013-07-28 03:09:44 AM  

buntz: Confabulat: Pod racing!

I will grant you people have heard of Pod racing but if you just showed the average person a picture of a pod racer out of context, I bet you, say, 6 out of 10 wouldn't know what it's from.

I would be willing to bet 9 out of 10 would recognize a tie fighter.


I'm not proud to say I would not only recognize a pod, I can pick out Anakin's and Sebulba's pods from a pack of pods. I'm not a rabid fan, and I hated the prequels, but I did play way too much of the N64 pod racing game back in the day.

I don't really consider a pod a "ship" though. It's kinda like calling a go-kart a rocket.
 
2013-07-28 03:30:50 AM  

natmar_76: At least it looks like Star Wars.

One of the major flaws of Episodes 1-3.


Yeah, I like that they're going back to roots here.  Actual TIE Fighters - good call!  I always thought the prequels should have stuck with the standard ships we came to know and love; we're only talking about ~30 years from Phantom Menace to Star Wars, and we're supposed to believe in that short amount of time, everything about ship design changed radically?  Those trashy looking X-Wings - those were new(ish)?  No Star Destroyers of any kind?  Come on...
 
2013-07-28 03:31:42 AM  

Shenanigans!: buntz: Confabulat: Pod racing!

I will grant you people have heard of Pod racing but if you just showed the average person a picture of a pod racer out of context, I bet you, say, 6 out of 10 wouldn't know what it's from.

I would be willing to bet 9 out of 10 would recognize a tie fighter.

I'm not proud to say I would not only recognize a pod, I can pick out Anakin's and Sebulba's pods from a pack of pods. I'm not a rabid fan, and I hated the prequels, but I did play way too much of the N64 pod racing game back in the day.

I don't really consider a pod a "ship" though. It's kinda like calling a go-kart a rocket.


That game was effin awesome.
 
2013-07-28 03:37:13 AM  
McQuarrie's art captured the trippiness that the Star Wars series always needed but never had.
 
2013-07-28 03:40:45 AM  

buntz: Confabulat: Pod racing!

I will grant you people have heard of Pod racing but if you just showed the average person a picture of a pod racer out of context, I bet you, say, 6 out of 10 wouldn't know what it's from.

I would be willing to bet 9 out of 10 would recognize a tie fighter.


I think you're totally wrong.  It would be 10 out of 10.
 
2013-07-28 03:41:50 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: McQuarrie's art captured the trippiness that the Star Wars series always needed but never had.


Indeed.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-28 04:11:12 AM  

Confabulat: The article says it takes place shortly before Episode IV, so there's no Jedi to follow except maybe watching Obi-Wan putter around his desert garden or something.


That would actually be hilarious. Have all of the action  happening with the main cast, then once an episode you cut to Ben Kenobi watching the Tatooine equivalent of Girls on the holographic Tivo for a few moments.
 
2013-07-28 05:27:50 AM  
It's weird how Star Wars gets more kiddified through time. It's almost as if the studios had more guts in 1977 to present a science fiction fantasy with gravitas than they did in 1983, or any time after.

If this is going to be "slightly before" the original trilogy, I guess I expect Leia to get the Disney Princess treatment. Ah well. Other stuff out there for me.
 
2013-07-28 05:30:26 AM  
If I stare at the headline long enough I almost convince myself myself it says "Star Trek" instead.  Then I click the link and I don't care again.
 
2013-07-28 06:25:32 AM  

starsrift: It's weird how Star Wars gets more kiddified through time. It's almost as if the studios had more guts in 1977 to present a science fiction fantasy with gravitas than they did in 1983, or any time after.

If this is going to be "slightly before" the original trilogy, I guess I expect Leia to get the Disney Princess treatment. Ah well. Other stuff out there for me.


Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor were awesome.

Well, maybe awesome is a bit too strong of a word...
but they were acceptable damnit!

/its always been for kids
//not a cynical shiatwaffle and will take anything starwars with a grain of 'whatev' and an ounce of childlike anticipation
 
2013-07-28 07:49:13 AM  

MurphyMurphy: /its always been for kids


IMHO there's a difference between a family show and catering to kids. It's a... veneer of solemnity. Gravitas. And to be fair, the ewoks are the teddy bear army with the most gravitas, but still.
 
2013-07-28 09:17:01 AM  

starsrift: It's weird how Star Wars gets more kiddified through time. It's almost as if the studios had more guts in 1977 to present a science fiction fantasy with gravitas than they did in 1983, or any time after.


Meesa not know why da filmsa for younglings, but weesa gonna sell lotsa action figures and makesa lotsa silver from Burger King tieins, Annie!
 
2013-07-28 11:19:23 AM  

Cyno01: fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?

Wont be many Jedi, post order 66. I think this one takes place between RotS and ANH, which is backed up by the art of a TIE fighter crashing into Alderaan.


The funny thing is, in the EU, there was approximately one new "Jedi master" a week that they would meet that survived the purge.

dammit, west end games did it right, by flat out saying nJedi characters could get remotely close to vader Luke and Yoda. d
 
2013-07-28 12:38:33 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Confabulat: The article says it takes place shortly before Episode IV, so there's no Jedi to follow except maybe watching Obi-Wan putter around his desert garden or something.

That would actually be hilarious. Have all of the action  happening with the main cast, then once an episode you cut to Ben Kenobi watching the Tatooine equivalent of Girls on the holographic Tivo for a few moments.



He's not quite as into Diahann Carroll as Attichitcuk is.
 
2013-07-28 12:44:31 PM  

starsrift: It's weird how Star Wars gets more kiddified through time. It's almost as if the studios had more guts in 1977 to present a science fiction fantasy with gravitas than they did in 1983, or any time after.

If this is going to be "slightly before" the original trilogy, I guess I expect Leia to get the Disney Princess treatment. Ah well. Other stuff out there for me.


Boomers started breeding, children got treated like delicate idiots.
 
2013-07-28 01:13:54 PM  

Confabulat: fastbow: I'll give it a shot, but if it's nothing but a big Jedi circle-jerk, I'm out.

Yeah, Jedi are cool, but so are the normal people. What's wrong with watching Wedge Antilles go toe-to-toe with Soontir Fel? What's wrong with watching Han Solo try to figure out his place between freedom and responsibility? What's wrong with epic combat led by the normal extraordinary instead of the most perfect people in existence?

The article says it takes place shortly before Episode IV, so there's no Jedi to follow except maybe watching Obi-Wan putter around his desert garden or something.


You sound like someone who's never read the extended universe books and learned that there are Jedi hiding on pretty much every freaking planet the main characters will ever visit, period. (I haven't read those books since I was in high school 15 years ago, but I've heard they only got worse from even then.)

The one good thing about Episodes VII, VIII and IX is that they will nullify the garbage from the EU. The bad thing is that they probably won't be much better.
 
2013-07-28 08:18:52 PM  

Bslim: The Clone Wars was so good it's not even funny. Those guys did some superb storytelling (one or two stinkers aside like the droid adventure and Mortis planet arcs). This also looks good even though that cruiser looks like Janeway's Voyager.


This.  And when the Emporer whooped major ass in one of the last episodes...that was just awesome.
 
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