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Old June 12 2014, 05:01 PM   #766
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

Maybe so. Unless they were dragging their feet on an epic and ridiculous scale and the most indecisive people in the history of that franchise. At one point there was a rumor they'd solicited more than 100 different writers from all over the world to contribute and submit story treatments for episodes and were actively looking for the best ones they could find, so I doubt they'd expend all that time and all those resources if they weren't at least (at some point) trying to get the show made, but the persistent delays combined with long stretches of no updates nor any other news whatsoever did make it feel like it wasn't gonna happen.
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Old June 12 2014, 05:12 PM   #767
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I always figured it was because Lucas had become too much of a perfectionist, too spoiled about getting everything exactly the way he imagined it. That was impossible to do in live action on a TV budget, and Lucas had forgotten how to make compromises. So it just wasn't going to happen as long as he was in charge.
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Old June 12 2014, 08:30 PM   #768
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I always figured it was because Lucas had become too much of a perfectionist, too spoiled about getting everything exactly the way he imagined it. That was impossible to do in live action on a TV budget, and Lucas had forgotten how to make compromises. So it just wasn't going to happen as long as he was in charge.
That's pretty much what I thought was accepted on that. They had scripts, but they couldn't do it on a TV budget, so they weren't going forward until the economics of TV changed or they could figure a way to change them.
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Old June 12 2014, 09:20 PM   #769
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Can't say that I blame them. It's not like they had a pressing need to make a live action series and there is some merit to the notion that if you know you can't do it right, don't do it at all.

...on the other hand they had a opportunity to push the envelope and try to do more with *less* like they did back in the old days. I kind of wish they'd just gone ahead and made a try of fit.
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Old June 12 2014, 09:24 PM   #770
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

It would have made for a nice addition to the Star Wars universe if the darker, grittier atmosphere and settings would have turned out to be the case. Star Wars always needed a little more grit and dirt and a look at the underbelly of the Emperor's rule. Maybe one day they'll launch a series along those creative lines.
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Old June 12 2014, 10:28 PM   #771
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

Regarding the Han Solo there are some story notes in the Making of books that reveal that Han's past as an Imperial officer/pilot was pretty much Lucas's idea...also the old EU thing about C-3PO being a century old. The latter was retconned as 3PO's 'parts' being a hundred years old when found and rebuilt by Anakin.

The notes also mention that Leia had siblings on Alderaan(!).

You know, with Lando being in Rebels, perhaps we'll see the Taanab battle mentioned in ROTJ. I know the EU already explained that but since that's no longer canon...
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Old June 13 2014, 07:29 PM   #772
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Maybe they'll do the story about the Death Star plans too!
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Old June 13 2014, 07:33 PM   #773
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Yeah, that's the best example of the EU getting sort of tangled...although one can mostly blame the video games for this, it seems almost every single one had a "Steal the plans" level that contradicted another game. Although the Radio drama and the Han Solo novels further complicated things.
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Old June 13 2014, 08:36 PM   #774
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

I always liked the EU explanation that Kyle Katarn had been the Rebel agent responsible for stealing the plans to the original Death Star. I liked Kyle Katarn as a character in that timeframe of the continuity and how they wrote him into that sequence of events.
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Old June 14 2014, 07:27 PM   #775
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It's interesting how different Kyle is in "Dark Forces"'s cutscenes-he's much more of an anti-hero. Jedi Knight, the illustrated novels and the later sequels and appearences in the novels/comics made him more of a likeable hero (as well as making Jan his love interest)
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Old June 15 2014, 12:48 AM   #776
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He was always an interesting character, that's for sure. He's had quite the little fan following over the years.
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Old June 15 2014, 06:11 PM   #777
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He's kinda the Chuck Norris of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
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Old June 15 2014, 06:15 PM   #778
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Only with a better personality.
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Old June 15 2014, 06:15 PM   #779
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I could never Force Grip him in Jedi Academy. He would just shrug it off.
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Maybe he wasn't into you that way
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