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Old January 19 2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Star Wars live action series?

The Thread title nearly says it all. Does anyone have any information about the live action Star Wars series that's supposed to take place between episodes 3 and 4? New information would be preferred.
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Old January 19 2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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The Thread title nearly says it all. Does anyone have any information about the live action Star Wars series that's supposed to take place between episodes 3 and 4? New information would be preferred.

http://tv.ign.com/articles/859/859974p1.html

according to this article it has been delayed and won't be out till 2010.
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Old January 19 2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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This one of those things that you hope to see, but dread seeing at the same time.

I have only had the opportunity to catch a few eps of the animated Clone Wars series, and have been impressed by the story telling. I hope they can maintain the quality.

The prequel series, while still entertaining, was an overall letdown. Like ROTJ, the prequels suffered from writing intended to create merchandise. Remember, Lucas and team created the Ewoks to sell Star Wars teddy bears; originally, the planetside battles were intended to be Chewie's return to his homeworld.

Too much in EP III was rushed; Mace's death should have been an epic duel with Anakin after Mace injured the Emperor. The battle on the Wookie homeworld (probably intended to right the wrong from ROTJ) should have been much more detailed, instead we had a few short minutes. Obi Wan and Darth/Anakin's duel was good, but ridiculous: first, the temperature of that planet alone would have seared the flesh off human bones; secondly, all the volcanic gas would have been too poisonous for survival. Lucas' own original concept (as described in an interview after the original SW was released) was a duel at the peak of a volcano, with Darth being defeated and falling into the volcanic pit. A bit more "realistic" than dueling on rocks floating on volcanic rapids.
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Old January 19 2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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I'm interested to see this as well. Reviews where mixed on the animated series. I personally can't watch it but I'm willing to give the live action show a watch. I would love it if they could knock it out the park again.
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Old January 19 2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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Obi Wana Jones wrote: View Post
This one of those things that you hope to see, but dread seeing at the same time.

I have only had the opportunity to catch a few eps of the animated Clone Wars series, and have been impressed by the story telling. I hope they can maintain the quality.

The prequel series, while still entertaining, was an overall letdown. Like ROTJ, the prequels suffered from writing intended to create merchandise. Remember, Lucas and team created the Ewoks to sell Star Wars teddy bears; originally, the planetside battles were intended to be Chewie's return to his homeworld.

Too much in EP III was rushed; Mace's death should have been an epic duel with Anakin after Mace injured the Emperor. The battle on the Wookie homeworld (probably intended to right the wrong from ROTJ) should have been much more detailed, instead we had a few short minutes. Obi Wan and Darth/Anakin's duel was good, but ridiculous: first, the temperature of that planet alone would have seared the flesh off human bones; secondly, all the volcanic gas would have been too poisonous for survival. Lucas' own original concept (as described in an interview after the original SW was released) was a duel at the peak of a volcano, with Darth being defeated and falling into the volcanic pit. A bit more "realistic" than dueling on rocks floating on volcanic rapids.
So basically you wanted RotS to be four and a half hours long?
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Old January 19 2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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^^That would have been cool!
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Old January 19 2009, 06:53 PM   #7
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Look for it to be delayed at least a year for every year that goes by.

Lucasfilm statements will amount to "We've got top men working on it!"
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Old January 20 2009, 02:45 AM   #8
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This thread is off to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy forum labs for further analysis...
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Old January 20 2009, 03:05 AM   #9
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I know nothing about it except what you have in your thread-starter? Known that some time now.

Here's hoping said series is well written, like The PRISONER, Oz, 24, TZ, TOL 60's & 90's, et al.
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Old January 20 2009, 05:52 AM   #10
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Old January 20 2009, 06:46 AM   #11
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Look for it to be delayed at least a year for every year that goes by.

Lucasfilm statements will amount to "We've got top men working on it!"
"Top. Men."
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Old January 20 2009, 07:00 AM   #12
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according to wookiepedia, we will see, as lucas is quoted, one series turn to 4, and by the fact that for promotion boba fett's helmet is used, as well as him holding off on having other writers write books about Leia, were looking at atleast the telling of what Boba and Leia did in those 19 unseen years
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Old January 20 2009, 03:06 PM   #13
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On the basis of the first 13-or-so episodes of The Clone Wars series, my hopes for the live action series have risen considerably. Maybe they should finish TCW first, then transfer the writers to the live-action series (if they are not burned out too much by then).
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Old January 21 2009, 01:13 AM   #14
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sbk1234 wrote: View Post
The Thread title nearly says it all. Does anyone have any information about the live action Star Wars series that's supposed to take place between episodes 3 and 4? New information would be preferred.
I wondered about this too. I'm not a Star Wars fan, but I kept hearing about a show like this but all that was said was about The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. And I'm thinking, that's not what I remember hearing what's going to be on...
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Old January 21 2009, 01:29 AM   #15
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Prydonian wrote: View Post
On the basis of the first 13-or-so episodes of The Clone Wars series, my hopes for the live action series have risen considerably. Maybe they should finish TCW first, then transfer the writers to the live-action series (if they are not burned out too much by then).
Doubt it would happen, but I'd be pleased if they did further animated series set between the other films. The possiblities are endless. Except Luke couldn't meet Vader every week
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