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(Variety)   Think "Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards" but with lightsabers and aliens   ( variety.com) divider line
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2018-02-06 09:31:50 PM  
I knew Brienne of Tarth was part Wookie.
 
2018-02-06 09:39:33 PM  
In fairness, I think handing them a series might work better.

Clone Wars and Rebels has given us some of the best Star Wars material this decade. Seriously, some of the most nuanced and deep look at the Star Wars galaxy that's been done. Deep in the politics, the deep in the emotions and motivations, it's given us backstories for characters, it made Aniken Skywalker into a sympathetic character, and fleshed out Obi Wan into an idealistic and flawed Master, and showed even Vader started off with a heart.

Give them a series. Go big budget. Go full on, certainly, but give us that same level of storytelling, with a wide scope, with a rotating scope, that gives us insight into the galaxy that these characters live in. Give us deeper stories than just the two hour jaw drops and toy tie-ins. These guys could pull that off, and then some.
 
2018-02-06 09:51:39 PM  

hubiestubert: In fairness, I think handing them a series might work better.

Clone Wars and Rebels has given us some of the best Star Wars material this decade. Seriously, some of the most nuanced and deep look at the Star Wars galaxy that's been done. Deep in the politics, the deep in the emotions and motivations, it's given us backstories for characters, it made Aniken Skywalker into a sympathetic character, and fleshed out Obi Wan into an idealistic and flawed Master, and showed even Vader started off with a heart.

Give them a series. Go big budget. Go full on, certainly, but give us that same level of storytelling, with a wide scope, with a rotating scope, that gives us insight into the galaxy that these characters live in. Give us deeper stories than just the two hour jaw drops and toy tie-ins. These guys could pull that off, and then some.


In the works, apparently.

Disney is planning a live-action Star Wars TV show for its streaming service
 
2018-02-06 10:26:21 PM  

fusillade762: In the works, apparently.

Disney is planning a live-action Star Wars TV show for its streaming service


I just caught this over at io9. And I'm on board for that. Hells, for THAT I could add another streaming service.

/Dear CBS: step up yo' game.
 
2018-02-06 10:41:40 PM  

hubiestubert: In fairness, I think handing them a series might work better.


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All through the 90s there were both Star Trek movies and TV shows. Their quality isn't the point, they were somewhat successful financially.
 
2018-02-06 10:53:18 PM  

Mugato: hubiestubert: In fairness, I think handing them a series might work better.

whynotboth.jpg

All through the 90s there were both Star Trek movies and TV shows. Their quality isn't the point, they were somewhat successful financially.


Exactly. And I think that their talents lend them to longer projects. They have managed to make a meandering load of kuso that I couldn't dredge through into entertaining television. And mind you, I LIKE a lot of George R.R. Martin's work. Seriously. Sandkings is f*cking brilliant. His Wild Cards series, as a shared universe was fun as Hells. And I could. Not. Slog. Through. GoT. And as a fan of his work, I wanted to. In the same way that I wanted to like Gerald's Game. Steven King was a huge part of my formative years, and his shorts are masterclasses in How to Write Short Fiction. In his prime, he was not just brilliant, but pure genius. And then he sort of lost the edge, and part of that was exterior, part of that was a lack of editors who felt that they could rein him in, and just said "Damn we can go for $60 editions!"

This is a team that does better in a longer format. And I think that they should STICK to that. Because they're good at it.
 
2018-02-06 10:58:06 PM  
This should be a lot easier for them as they can now explain away wonky travel times as 'hyperspace'
 
2018-02-06 11:15:52 PM  
Based on what they've done after running out of detailed source material, I'm not sure this is exciting news.
 
2018-02-06 11:17:52 PM  
The Star Wars with Tits headline was better
 
2018-02-06 11:20:40 PM  
Pre-prequels. Like around the KOTOR era? That could be fun.
 
2018-02-06 11:22:03 PM  

Old Man Winter: Based on what they've done after running out of detailed source material, I'm not sure this is exciting news.


It's probably much easier to come up with your own take on Star Wars (with all the tossed out EU material to pull from) than it is to continue a single story that ran out of consistent source material.
 
2018-02-06 11:25:04 PM  
Tower of Joy - Jedi Battle (Game of Thrones + Star Wars)
Youtube 4CTJEZXtr94
 
2018-02-06 11:25:40 PM  
Arya vs Brienne Lightsaber Duel | Game of Thrones + Star Wars
Youtube lVTtNOepijk
 
2018-02-06 11:28:00 PM  
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2018-02-06 11:33:41 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I knew Brienne of Tarth was part Wookie.


too bad she got typecast as a complete failure
 
2018-02-06 11:45:25 PM  
Couldn't possibly be any worse than the JJverse.

Sure, give em a go.
 
2018-02-06 11:52:42 PM  
So it would look like this?

Game of Thrones: Battle of The Bastards (Star Wars Edition)
Youtube XIEviEQjk8o
 
2018-02-06 11:53:43 PM  
Protest Ukraine - Lightsaber attack from protesters!
Youtube 9w6eoqU-uQY
 
2018-02-06 11:56:59 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: fragMasterFlash: I knew Brienne of Tarth was part Wookie.

too bad she got typecast as a complete failure


The Hound 'He was a woman' - Game of Thrones S06E07
Youtube 5-Rde5obpsI
 
2018-02-07 12:20:46 AM  

meera's frog spear: Plant Rights Activist: fragMasterFlash: I knew Brienne of Tarth was part Wookie.

too bad she got typecast as a complete failure

[YouTube video: The Hound 'He was a woman' - Game of Thrones S06E07]


"Get a farking life. It's only tits and jedi." - McShane, probably
 
2018-02-07 12:50:43 AM  
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So, these with lightsabers. I'll watch.
 
2018-02-07 02:15:01 AM  
Does that mean more twilek titties? I'm in with this
 
2018-02-07 02:35:16 AM  

Old Man Winter: Based on what they've done after running out of detailed source material, I'm not sure this is exciting news.


Benioff's writing credits are......a mixed bag, while Weiss has only ever done GoT. GoT is also an adaptation of a series of novels, so it's not like they are creative masterminds, they just convinced George RR Martin to let them have a go, and HBO to give them money. I know that Disney is trying to give the movies to "up and comers", and that's good, but......they've also fired a lot of directors and writers too.
 
2018-02-07 03:59:48 AM  

ModernLuddite: Old Man Winter: Based on what they've done after running out of detailed source material, I'm not sure this is exciting news.

Benioff's writing credits are......a mixed bag, while Weiss has only ever done GoT. GoT is also an adaptation of a series of novels, so it's not like they are creative masterminds, they just convinced George RR Martin to let them have a go, and HBO to give them money. I know that Disney is trying to give the movies to "up and comers", and that's good, but......they've also fired a lot of directors and writers too.


I don't see this as a bad thing. A lot of studios would coast on brand name alone and gladly run a franchise into the ground doing it. For example, there's no way everybody involved with Kingdom of The Crystal Skull didnt know they had a dud on their hands. They just didnt care. A new Indiana Jones movie was going to make its money regardless. Disney obviously has a certain quality requirement they demand and won't hesitate to completely tear down a production and start over if necessary to achieve it.

And considering that soon enough Disney will own everything you watch, we're lucky that this is the case.
 
2018-02-07 04:57:43 AM  

Esroc: ModernLuddite: Old Man Winter: Based on what they've done after running out of detailed source material, I'm not sure this is exciting news.

Benioff's writing credits are......a mixed bag, while Weiss has only ever done GoT. GoT is also an adaptation of a series of novels, so it's not like they are creative masterminds, they just convinced George RR Martin to let them have a go, and HBO to give them money. I know that Disney is trying to give the movies to "up and comers", and that's good, but......they've also fired a lot of directors and writers too.

I don't see this as a bad thing. A lot of studios would coast on brand name alone and gladly run a franchise into the ground doing it. For example, there's no way everybody involved with Kingdom of The Crystal Skull didnt know they had a dud on their hands. They just didnt care. A new Indiana Jones movie was going to make its money regardless. Disney obviously has a certain quality requirement they demand and won't hesitate to completely tear down a production and start over if necessary to achieve it.

And considering that soon enough Disney will own everything you watch, we're lucky that this is the case.


Oh yes, I like that Kennedy is being so ruthless about quality control, and giving the creative teams the freedom they need (seriously, whatever your opinion about TLJ is, that was a ballsy move for something as big as Star Wars). I don't have any doubt they'll be putting out quality stuff......I'm just a little hesitant about these guys getting so much praise for basically winning the lotto. I still wish them success, and I just want more Star Wars.
 
2018-02-07 06:50:18 AM  
Look, the only strong work they did with Game of Thrones was in the first 3 seasons when they had strong base material that they could build on - and the changes they made were combined practical improvements to reduce cost with streamlining weightier plotlines whilst still retaining the general characterisations.

their later season work was an absolute jumble, ranging from weak to non-sensical, where even their leaning into spectacle was only occasionally passable.

so the sad truth is they probably have a shot at creating an iconic battle or three across a new trilogy, and that's about it.

Lucas may have written cornball dialogue and predictable plotlines, but with B&W at the helm, SW will have turned into pure hollywood action fodder - sound and fury signifying nothing.
 
2018-02-07 09:34:17 AM  
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2018-02-07 09:46:39 AM  

I eat mop: Look, the only strong work they did with Game of Thrones was in the first 3 seasons when they had strong base material that they could build on - and the changes they made were combined practical improvements to reduce cost with streamlining weightier plotlines whilst still retaining the general characterisations.

their later season work was an absolute jumble, ranging from weak to non-sensical, where even their leaning into spectacle was only occasionally passable.

so the sad truth is they probably have a shot at creating an iconic battle or three across a new trilogy, and that's about it.

Lucas may have written cornball dialogue and predictable plotlines, but with B&W at the helm, SW will have turned into pure hollywood action fodder - sound and fury signifying nothing.


The way you started your post with "Look, " was really off-putting.
 
2018-02-07 11:13:38 AM  
This is starting to dilute the brand. 

We were ok with Coke and Diet Coke. Now we're getting Coke Orange, Diet Coke Lime, Lemon Lemon with Coke Lemon, you can start to see the problem.

Instead of snowballing and creating more momentum, people will start to be bewildered by choice and not want to pick anything that's not 'the original'. Disney's jumped the shark, we're seeing dilution of the brand.

Unlike the Marvel Universe where we have known heavy anchors to keep separate stories going, there's not enough gravity with newly introduced offshoots to add cohesion.
 
2018-02-07 11:24:03 AM  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x389]


Beat me to it. Yeah, of course they'd sign up for Star Wars...
 
2018-02-07 12:20:04 PM  

hubiestubert: In fairness, I think handing them a series might work better.

Clone Wars and Rebels has given us some of the best Star Wars material this decade. Seriously, some of the most nuanced and deep look at the Star Wars galaxy that's been done. Deep in the politics, the deep in the emotions and motivations, it's given us backstories for characters, it made Aniken Skywalker into a sympathetic character, and fleshed out Obi Wan into an idealistic and flawed Master, and showed even Vader started off with a heart.

Give them a series. Go big budget. Go full on, certainly, but give us that same level of storytelling, with a wide scope, with a rotating scope, that gives us insight into the galaxy that these characters live in. Give us deeper stories than just the two hour jaw drops and toy tie-ins. These guys could pull that off, and then some.


KOTOR would be a good story. That way it doesn't have to worry about continuity.
 
2018-02-07 02:38:03 PM  

Znuh: This is starting to dilute the brand. 

We were ok with Coke and Diet Coke. Now we're getting Coke Orange, Diet Coke Lime, Lemon Lemon with Coke Lemon, you can start to see the problem.

Instead of snowballing and creating more momentum, people will start to be bewildered by choice and not want to pick anything that's not 'the original'. Disney's jumped the shark, we're seeing dilution of the brand.

Unlike the Marvel Universe where we have known heavy anchors to keep separate stories going, there's not enough gravity with newly introduced offshoots to add cohesion.


You wanted Disney instead of Lucasfilm in charge?  This is what you get.  Lucas for all his faults (mainly scriptwriting and directing) understood "the power of myth".  Myth is only powerful in small doses that people can ruminate on, discuss, and debate.  When you start cranking it out every 6 to 12 months, it moves from myth to televangilism / megachurch / you want fries with that.
 
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