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Some EarlY Star Wars TV details

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from theforce.net

Lucasfilm is seeking sciptwriters for the T.V series, and will be scripted at Skywalker Ranch starting January

Lucas and McCallum will produce the show.

It is slated to run for 50 hours

It will be a mixture of live action and CGI

Principal Photography will start in 2007 filming in Australia

The show will apprentely revolve around Imperial Bounty Hunters there could be other directions taken

and it will take place after the Empire has risen to power

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Yep, except their news came come the IGN website. They usually just report what other people do first.
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Thank the force, he's not writing it as "The many loves of Leia Organa!"
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remember 90% of the original trilogy and prequels was'nt written by him either. You know people, called Lawrence Kasden, Jonathan Hales, carrie fisher, Kershner, willard Huyck and gloria katz, and a sci fi author named leigh brackett.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Just to put some of this into perspective for people:

Hales also wrote the majority of the horrid 'Young Indiana Jones' series, and started off as a writer on 'Dallas.' Yep.

Huyck & Katz wrote 'Howard The Duck' but also 'Temple of Doom' They haven't worked for 10 years.

Fisher wrote an episode of the aforementioned 'YIJC' and did a rumoured script doctoring on AOTC (right? or was it ROTS?).

Kasdan was responsible for a re-write of 'Empire' & did 'Jedi.' He also wrote 'Raiders.' His track record lately hasn't been all that good though. 'Dreamcatcher' anyone?

Brackett wrote the first draft of 'Empire' and then...died.

Geez, Star Wars really is a career killer...sometimes literally.
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fisher script doctored phantom menace, it was hales that did clones, and lucas wrote revenge by himself and look at the horrible results i've seen grade school kids who can write better. and kasden was one of the best screenwriters in the history of hollywood. not his fault he tried to work on a project where he had no input, a cheapy horror movie based on steven king, ugh! by the way some of the young indy episodes were nominated for emmys, how is that horrid writing. I want yound indy on dvd. agreed most of the work by hales is tird worthy, and they did'nt even bother to use john williams on the series but joel mcneely. False advertising on lucasfilms part for using clips from the indy films and the williams music to advertise the series, the networks thought they were getting indiana jones for t.v. . What they got was an odd paring of historical stuff and educational, with indiana jones on it. Lucas ideas stemmed from his lucas learning cd rom projects, in fact yound indy will probablbly be on blue ray as an educational series for schools, lucas said they were filming a hundred historical documentries to be included. Young indy certainly was not a rip roaring series of action adventure movies, it is a mixed bag just like the prequels but better than the prequels. Can't believe he did'nt just do indy 4 and star wars episodes 7-9 much more intersting stories, but the george lucas of today is not the same man from before he divorced marcia lucas. and most people are glad he did not do these movies because they wuld be a tirdfest just like the prequels, most of return of the jedi and the special editions. Look at the first indy movie and star wars and empire strikes back and imagine what would've been if he did'nt change creatively and kept kurtz as a producer. And actually cared about the saga and not used it just to make money, milking this cash cow dry loking like an moron who got extremely lucky once or twice who is technically brilliant but lacks soul and creativity. He himself has actually ackkowkedged that he is more of a documentary cinema verite guy than storyteller. And after the fact you have to admit that the reviewers of thx were right he's just a techobrat, like coppola said he was.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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I'm not sure how this series can be uniquely "Star Wars." The rise of the empire time period means no jedi, force, etc. I'm afraid it will become just another Sci-Fi series that just happens to have some familar Star Wars aliens in it. Change the title from "Star Wars" to some generic Sci-Fi type title, and no one will ever notice or suspect that there is a tie-in. I'm not expecting too much out of this. But maybe I'll be pleasantly suprised.
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i wish it would'nt happen because they will just ruin the boba fett story furhter than the prequels if that would be possible. If it was pre- prequels butchering stories of boba fett i might think differently, besides the fact that the only part that made his character interesting was that he was shrouded in mystery sortive like the man with no name by clint eastwood. Now the only people doing science fiction right are the guys over at sci fi network, only olace free of reality t.v. crap watch stargate sg-1 or the new galatica, or strargate atlantis. Paramount cancelled a promising series like enterprise and now lucas has ruined star wars for all time with the lackluster prequels, they are just about reponsible for ruining sci-fi television/ cinema for good. Will have to go to books or comics for good sci fi. They always cancel good sci fi shows like space above and beyond, nowhere man, seven days before it became pathetic, sliders, earth 2 and others. Fox killed space above and beyond regardless of it stellar ratings and core fanbase, so they could have like 9 seasons of x-files which may be a good show, but if i could've picked which show to cancel if one had to go if would've been x-files, space was a better show by far. Plus seaquest was a good show in it's first season they became trite action series and lost it's core fanbase and was cancelled mercifully.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Though I can't really agree with Ell's wording...

I understand the sentiment. It's STAR WARS for crying out loud! We're all going to watch it whether it's good or not. We cannot resist!

Heck, Warbler couldn't even resist the temptation to see Episode III.

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I personally don't mean to be Lucas bashing, but I personally would like to see a quality product with the name "Star Wars" on it and not some lousy "just trying to cash in on a popular brand" type show. If the show is good, I'll watch it and be happy. But I'm just afraid that it will be bad. Look at Star Trek. After a run of quality shows, they put on "Enterprise" that seemed to be a poorly done program that they expected to be popular only because it was "Star Trek" and therefore anything they do will be ok, because everyone will love it. And they managed to kill the entire francise with that attitude. That being said, yes, I'll watch it and hope for the best, but we'll have to see.
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Originally posted by: Ell the Ewok
What is it with the Lucas bashing here!? And you know you'll watch it and love it just cos its Star wars! I know I will! I'd probaly buy a DVD of 5 seconds of someones ass if it had Star wars on the label, so would most of you!


*begin rant*

I hope that was said tongue fully in cheek. I think one of the reasons that most of us are even on this board is because we aren't willing to take the Star Wars that is force fed to us. (No pun intended.) I stopped reading Star Wars fiction because of increasingly poor writing. I stopped collecting Hasbro Star Wars because of increasingly inferior products. I didn't purchase the SSE DVD box set because of what I see to be borderline blasphemous changes. (Though a friend did get it for me for my birthday as a joke, I keep it in a cupboard under my entertainment stand like a box of porn I don't want anyone to know that I have.)

Sorry, but I see this TV idea as a cheap way (yes, cheap...the production costs discussed by McCallum at CIII for the entire run of the show were less than those for a single feature SW film and that would be for years of continued "built in" fan supported broadcast and ancillary cash, not to mention the hundreds of millions that will be made in further merchandising) for them to continue cashing in on a fan base that has been exploited over and over again with increasingly less than outstanding product. I find it sad that the Star Trek analogy that used to be a joke applied to Star Wars fans is now slowly (but fully) becoming a reality.

That being said, I am not one to simply turn my nose at something without taking a chance and judging it with the knowledge of its content. (Hell, I waste money on bad films on a weekly basis just so that I can defend good films with educated ammunition of what truly does "suck".) I will watch the pilot and following week's episode before I completely throw in the towl (or alternatively, my wallet for the DVD's when they are released).

If this is considered Lucas bashing, please understand that I think the man is a genius (though a bit misguided since his wife screwed him over...but that is another discussion entirely). I have read every book written about him. In my early years (without a father), I truly considered him a father figure through his works that gave me so much enjoyment. Without Star Wars I have no idea what my life would be like. But there comes a time when you have to be honest and admit that blind love is not love at all. True love to me comes from honesty. And the honest truth is that George has (by his own admition) become the very thing that he did not want to become. The head of a multi billion dollar empire that at this point has to keep the greenbacks flowing. Even if it be by exploiting the very entity that gave rise to that empire in the first place.

I think this show will be the death knell of Star Wars. I will, however, be ready and SO happy to eat an entire flock of crows if it ends up getting knocked out of the park.

*end rant*

A long time ago in the faraway galaxy...

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I think one of the reasons that most of us are even on this board is because we aren't willing to take the Star Wars that is force fed to us.

Not me, I'm here cos :
1. Its a good comunity
2. I liked the SE's Over the New DVD's (No Hayden mainly and the other jabba, looked more like RotJ)

I love every bit of Star wars, I'm a Fanboy, I'll love anything Star Wars!
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If stays to the standard of Sith and the original trilogy I am all for it,

Of course of I am gonna watch it and everybody will at the start, I feel there is an opportunity ther to bridge the gap between the prequels and the original trilogy, but if its 50 hours of Imperial Bounty Hunters and Jar Jar type creatures and no appearence/reference to Obi Wan Emperor Vader etc thats not Star Wars that to me is just Fantasy Sci-Fi wrapped up as Star Wars, and I am sure fans and viewers will dissapear if they dont turn up, leaving only the die-hards who will watch it for the name regardless of product being shown, I feel it should not be done anyway as to me Star Wars should be for the big screen only and should not lower itself to television series status and then become just another TV "Sci-Fi"franchise when Star Wars in my opinion was always bigger than any franchise.

I know its well in the future, so I am gonna keep my fingers crossed, that is done well and is good, so it adds something to the Star Wars franchise rather than damages the franchise..
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Oh, I thuink you'll be eating those words. Face it, we are all suckers for whatever Lucas churns out of the old cash machine. You'll watch jar jar and bounty hunters and make yourslef think it's cool.
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Originally posted by: Mr Bungle
and it will take place after the Empire has risen to power

*gulp*
*RRS-1980 crosses his fingers*
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
Oh, I thuink you'll be eating those words. Face it, we are all suckers for whatever Lucas churns out of the old cash machine. You'll watch jar jar and bounty hunters and make yourslef think it's cool.


That's the sad reality of it. I'm optimistic that Lucas will at least strive for quality, for however low of an opinion I have of the YIJC I at least recognize that they were ambitious and had great production values.

Will everyone here watch it? Of course. What else will there be to bitch about?
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Will everyone here watch it? Of course. What else will there be to bitch about?

Ain't that the sad truth?

A long time ago in the faraway galaxy...

Star War: The Third Gathers
Backstroke Of The West

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I dont know how much of this is true or whether its recycled news but I found this article in this weeks U.K Zoo magazine.

After tarnishing his second most famous movie trilogy with the quite awful Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, George Lucas has moved his televisual sights on the sci-fi sextext Star Wars, And after failed TV tryouts for the Ewoks and Wookies, Lucas has settled on the coolest character of all, the bounty hunter who stalked Han Solo, Boba Fett,

Set between R.O.T.S and the original Star Wars the 50 hour series will follow a 20 year old Boba Fett as he follows in his father Jango's footsteps(without being decapitated) to become the most fearsome Bounty Hunter of them all. Lucas is currently interviewing potential cast and writers at his Skywalker Ranch, although the part of Boba is rumored to going to the little kid who played him in Attack of the Clones, the now not so-little 18 year old Daniel Logan, Cult Clerks director(and Star Wars fanatic) Kevin Smith is thought to be down to direct the series which begins production in 2007, And although the story will feature mostly new characters, the original Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill is rumored to be guest-starring in a different role each episode.......



I have heard most of this before, but found the Boba Fett possible theme interesting.......
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That sounds god awful.
40,000 million notches away
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SW? tv show? come on! SW is the complete opposite of TV!
(another bad "idea" from GL...we're kind of get used to it!)

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I would say that it has some promise, being as it features Boba Fett, but after seeing how Jango Fett/clone Boba angle wasn't any good, I don't know if this will be any good. Hopefully it will be good, as I would love to see this be a success, but I don't know how much hope I have for it. I guess they could of picked a worse plot.
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We, the members of this site, should write to Lucas offering our collective scriptwriting skills on this series.
George, if you are reading this, PM me - I would love to work on the show in any capacity.

War does not make one great.