Star Wars live action series: how grownup is too grownup?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    "Color coded weapons" is not my idea of profound storytelling. But it is a good illustration of the kind of infantile approach that helped make the PT suck.
     
  2. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The color coding is just there to identify the good and evil factions for people who can't tell them apart without visual cues.
    But the point wasn't that the battle between good and evil wasn't rendered in a "profound" enough way. It was claimed that it wasn't even there. I guess something like that is easy to miss when politics are involved and the audience automatically tunes everything else out, or when people sympathize with the wrong side.

    In fact, the battle between good and evil also exists on an existential level in the PT, something which we do not see in the OT even though it appeared in the early scripts. The balance of the Force plotline makes the statement that the PT "ignores the notion that Star Wars is in some mythical cosmos where there is an actual, literal, conflict between good and evil" a ridiculous exercise in telling the exact opposite of the truth for no discernible reason.
     
  3. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    I'm wondering if there's going to be any connection between this and 1313. Apparently that's going to be a dark and gritty, more mature take on the universe starring bounty hunters. That seems to be the way they're describing this too, and I can't help but wonder if that isn't a coincidence.
     
  4. StalwartUK

    StalwartUK Commander Red Shirt

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    I doubt they would want to alienate the kid audience too much. Star Wars has always done well merchandising wise and no doubt this series will provide plenty of oppourtunities for said merchandise.
     
  5. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'd be extremely disappointed if we finally got a live-action Star Wars tv series and my daughter and nephews couldn't watch it.
     
  6. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    By the time it comes out they'll be old enough.
     
  7. Plomeek Broth

    Plomeek Broth Commander Red Shirt

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    Is GL going to redo the OT yet again and have Sir Alec say "These are not the motherf****** droids you are looking for" to add a splash of grit, a shade of grey, and some much needed realism?
     

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