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Bingowings said:

.... taking a whored out memory and making it wear a sandwich board advertising it's own continued debasement.

That's how I feel about everything Lucas does with regard to the Star Wars brand.  I don't know if I could find the guy any more repulsive than I already do.

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Looks like George Lucas was at the Detours panel at Celebration 6!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM5VECv5Y6A

This is an amazing appearance by George in that he comes off like a bit of a jerk

1.  He makes jokes about Seth Greene's and the other writer's height.

2. He makes jokes that he basically can't stand them and can only stay around them for a short time.

3. He makes a racist comment.  All the writers are taking photos of their experience onstage.  George jokes about this and says "The writers are all tourists" and  "Our writers meetings take place in Japan!"  So essentially hes saying that japanese people are known for taking pictures everywhere.  Nice stereotype.

4. The actor who voices Obi Wan Kenobi for the clone wars shows up onstage and introduces himself to George.  Apparently hes never met him!

This somewhat hostile attitude from George definitely makes me believe the story of the fans who asked him about releasing the untouched OT and him telling them to grow up.  The guy we see on stage in this clip would definitely do that.

Another thing I've observed about Detours is that it takes place between Ep. 3 and ep. 4.  But the main characters are pretty much all OT characters.  Why didn't George make a show making fun of the prequel characters? Oh yeah because he hates the OT and doesn't care.

 

 

 

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1980s George:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykmZp5cgbkU

I wish that I could just wish my feelings away...but I can't.  Wishful wishing can only lead to wishes wished for in futile wishfulness, which is not what I wish to wish for. 

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Off-topic here, but regarding George's appearence at Celebration VI; did anyone even happen to ask George about releasing the original unaltered saga on Blu-ray? I know what he said at Celebration V, but did anyone ask him just for the heck of it?

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ratpack1961 said:

Another thing I've observed about Detours is that it takes place between Ep. 3 and ep. 4.  But the main characters are pretty much all OT characters.  Why didn't George make a show making fun of the prequel characters? Oh yeah because he hates the OT and doesn't care.

 I dunno, i just saw the trailer and it looks like they use that Dex diner from AOTC a good deal.  

RC was predominantly OT - but it was laughing with it, not at it.  I guess nobody cares enough about the PT.

I thought the RC series was hysterical and helped ease the bitterness of not having OOT (along with Harmy).  So that makes me somewhat more curious about this.  If its a one-off thing like that family guy epsiode, it may work.  not sure about an actual season long series.

Im not going to watch the footage of lucas.  just hope for fans of this new show, he stays the hell out.

Anyway, Trailer looked funny, and i'm always good for another admiral ackbar joke.

In fact, i just went off on a rant regarding Lucas and ESB and Im feeling kinda down.  I think I'l help myself to another dose of Ackbar and his fear of small claims court.  bwaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha

click here if lack of OOT got you down

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I mustered the courage to watch the trailer for this. Just as horrible as I imagined. My zero-level interest in watching any SW cartoons or shows remains unchanged. My unbounded repulsion by what the SW brand has become increases slightly.

 

“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”

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[sigh] i watched a couple more trailers - theres one with chewie and han having a lover's quarrel. and another with a stormtrooper..well that needs to go, really bad.

these were not as funny....in fact, I did not laugh at all!!

 :( 

 im really not sure if an entire season can be sustained.  these need to be hilarious.   im not sure even the apologists at TFN found these funny.

gonna go get another admiral ackbar pyramid fix to cheer me up.

click here if lack of OOT got you down

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ratpack1961 said:

Looks like George Lucas was at the Detours panel at Celebration 6!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM5VECv5Y6A

This is an amazing appearance by George in that he comes off like a bit of a jerk

1.  He makes jokes about Seth Greene's and the other writer's height.

2. He makes jokes that he basically can't stand them and can only stay around them for a short time.

3. He makes a racist comment.  All the writers are taking photos of their experience onstage.  George jokes about this and says "The writers are all tourists" and  "Our writers meetings take place in Japan!"  So essentially hes saying that japanese people are known for taking pictures everywhere.  Nice stereotype.

4. The actor who voices Obi Wan Kenobi for the clone wars shows up onstage and introduces himself to George.  Apparently hes never met him!

This somewhat hostile attitude from George definitely makes me believe the story of the fans who asked him about releasing the untouched OT and him telling them to grow up.  The guy we see on stage in this clip would definitely do that.

Another thing I've observed about Detours is that it takes place between Ep. 3 and ep. 4.  But the main characters are pretty much all OT characters.  Why didn't George make a show making fun of the prequel characters? Oh yeah because he hates the OT and doesn't care.

 

 

 

I'm sure he totally comes off like a jerk in this clip if that's what you're looking to see.  All I saw was George joking around casually with the writers of the show.  I don't know about ya'll, but I make short jokes all the time at my friends expenses, and they usually come back pretty quickly with something about my weight.  It's all banter.

Yes, the thing about the Japanese taking pictures is indeed a stereotype.  It's a very well known stereotype, and like all stereotypes, it's based around some degree of truth.  What's your point?  The guys were running around the stage taking pictures left and right and he made a joke about it.

And as far as the James Arnold Taylor thing goes.  I'm pretty sure that was a joke based on the fact that he fake fainted.  And even if they had never meet, would that really by that difficult to believe.  Lucas works with the writers of the show.  Dave Filoni directs them.  It doesn't make him an ass for not having ever meet him.

He is making fun of the prequel characters.  Dexter Jester, Padme, Palpatine, Obi Wan, Cad Bane, Qui Gon, Anakin, Jar Jar Binks...prequels.  Setting the show between III and IV allows them to make fun of both sides of the series as much as they can.  You seem to be suggesting the that prequels are the only part of the series that should be made fun of and the originals are therefore some how holy and exempt like the face of Muhammad or something.  "Oh, George Lucas is making fun of the original trilogy because he hate the original trilogy while I completely ignore the obvious jabs he just made at the prequels."

"George, we hate you for making more Star Wars movies.  Please make more Star Wars movies."

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George came off fine in that clip. (Seeing him and hearing his voice though, his health worries me a little)  

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Baronlando said:

George came off fine in that clip. (Seeing him and hearing his voice though, his health worries me a little)  

I agree.  Though Lucas always has come off a little uncomfortable when it comes to big public appearances from what I've seen.  Probably why he mostly does one on one interviews.

I often wonder is the whole retirement thing might actually have other reasons we don't know of yet.  :( 

"George, we hate you for making more Star Wars movies.  Please make more Star Wars movies."

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I hated the trailer for this and will deinitely not be watching the show.  This makes Phantom Menace look legitimate and intelligent.

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thenihilest said:

I hated the trailer for this and will deinitely not be watching the show.  This makes Phantom Menace look legitimate and intelligent.

Of course it does.  I don't really think intelligent was really what they were going for here.  

"George, we hate you for making more Star Wars movies.  Please make more Star Wars movies."

-The Internet

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Ok, someone just posted this in a chat and I thought it was new. I see this was posted years ago.

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Jeez I thought for a second it was getting released don’t scare me like that

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I have no recollection of this ‘Detours’…

 

some more info…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Detours
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Detours
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2362866/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Darth Bizarro said:

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I make short jokes all the time at my friends expenses, and they usually come back pretty quickly with something about my weight.  It’s all banter.

Yes, the thing about the Japanese taking pictures is indeed a stereotype.  It’s a very well known stereotype, and like all stereotypes, it’s based around some degree of truth.  What’s your point?  The guys were running around the stage taking pictures left and right and he made a joke about it.

Hahahahaha, ok.

(And yes I know this is six years old, it’s new to me)

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Star Wars: Detours: Animated Series Finally Set to Release on Disney+ After 9-Year Purgatory’:-

https://www.thevulcanreporter.com/exclusives/star-wars-detours-disney-plus-release
 

From the article above…

‘While we do not know when Disney plans to release the series on its streaming service, we do know that around 52 episodes and specials have fully finished production. It is likely that Star Wars: Detours is planned as a surprise release on May 4, 2021.’

 
Probably best taken with a pinch of salt until verified elsewhere or officially announced - though good to see previously unreleased Star Wars content see the light of day (I think…)
 

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oojason said:

Star Wars: Detours: Animated Series Finally Set to Release on Disney+ After 9-Year Purgatory’:-

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Wait…this think has had 52 completed episodes (plus specials?) just sitting around collecting dust for NINE YEARS? That’s insane. Why didn’t Disney want to release it until now?