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Old January 10 2012, 06:24 AM   #1
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Star Wars Underground (Live Action Series)

Rick McCallum talks about the live action series which gets a working title finally. I have to admit that I'm interested if this ever happens.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/01/...rick-mccallum/
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Old January 10 2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I hope the show is more inspired than the title.
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Old January 10 2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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I thought it was "Underworld"?
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Old January 10 2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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How old we gonna be when this gets made. We have to wait for the television industry to change to make sure it gets good ratings and we have to wait until the technology gets good enough to make this look like the moves. (Prequels unfortunately it seems).
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Old January 10 2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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How old will be?

Ewan McGregor will be able to play an elderly Obi-Wan without age make-up.
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Old January 10 2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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Is this a JOKE???

A crime drama in the SW universe? Ugh.
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Old January 10 2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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McCallum describes the show as “complex”, “dark” and “adult
Just like the prequels!

What a joke Star Wars has become, I hope this thing never gets off the ground.
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Old January 10 2012, 06:58 PM   #8
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Huh. Lucas can't figure out how to bring in a weekly live-action TV series, heavy on special effects for under $5 million an episode?

He couldn't, oh I don't know... talk to producers of the all series' that have been doing since the late 80's? I realize that the technology has changed (partly due to Lucas' own successes), but has it really gotten that much more expensive? If that's the case, he has only himself to blame.
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Old January 10 2012, 08:32 PM   #9
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Re: Star Wars Underground (Live Action Series)

Honestly, after seeing what they've done on shows like BSG, Farscape, and Sanctuary, I really don't see where it would be that hard to find a way to do the stuff they want to do.
I honestly do hope the show gets made eventually, because I really think that with the Clone Wars Lucas has proven that he can do good stuff, if he lets other people do the heavy lifting.
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Old January 10 2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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There is probably a big cost difference between CGI ships and full CGI characters. The Cylons (at least the robots) didn't exactly look that great in BSG.
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Old January 10 2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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I guess. I really think at times Lucas gets a little to obsessed with pushing the technology and being innovative.
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Old January 10 2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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Oh, they looked fine - because there was a story to wrap around them.

The future of science fiction/fantasy stories, as such, is in television. Commercial movie making is just about completely subsumed now by the event, the sensory spectacle, and story can really only emerge in very low budget fare. The trade-off is always going to be that things will not look as completely convincing on television as in theatrical film, because if the studios could turn that trick on that kind of budget they would never spend what they do on Transformers or Thor or Green Lantern...or Abrams's Star Trek movies.

Cameron is an exception to the foregoing only because his box office track record supports the courage of his convictions about how to make a movie. Skiffy nerds can bitch all they want about the familiarity of story elements in Avatar, but that movie is nonetheless built around characters and a story, not something that features a storyline primarily as an armature to hang set pieces on.
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Old January 10 2012, 09:01 PM   #13
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Did he actually say "It's never been about making shit-loads of money"?
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Old January 10 2012, 09:41 PM   #14
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Why not bring back model ships and have effects resemble the original movies to tie closer to them.
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Old January 10 2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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If they really DID focus on underworld characters like the badass smugglers, criminals, and bounty hunters we saw in the OT, I'd be all for it.

But knowing Lucas, it's probably going to be more along the lines of the dull and preachy prequels, with an emphasis on boring trade disputes, tedius negotiations, and corrupt polititians.
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