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Star Wars: The Rise of Darth Vader = TV series

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RRS-1980 reports after The Force.Net:

BIG NEWS: Small Screen Star Wars
Thu, Jan 22, 04 12:45:08 AM EST


We may be able to shed some more light on the info indicating that Episode VII, VII, IX might happen. It may not be for a post-trilogy at all.
A year ago, we got our first report about the possibility of a TV show in the works after Episode III. We were not able to backup the info with other evidence, so it remained on the side and unreported... until recently.

We posted rumblings that Steven Spielberg might be involved in Star Wars post-Episode III and there must be something in the works, we got plenty of commentary. Then AICN posted the article about Pacific Digital and licensing agreements being extended, so many concluded that post-ROTJ films might be in the works. However, we also looked at our info from last year and believed we might finally have some proof of the initial report. We needed more.

We might finally have it. People we trust are telling us that there's a TV show on the design table. Instead of a Rogue Squadron series (which we first theorized some time ago), they may be looking at a post Episode 3 - pre Episode 4 about the rise of Darth Vader and why he is so feared in the OT.

We cannot confirm yet if the show is intended as live-action or animated (like Clone Wars). Since this is all in the early stages, it could change further down in pre-production. More as we get it - just thought you'd like to know what we're hearing.





:: drools uncontrolably :: TV series about Vader.....
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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Hmmmmm... interesting. Muy interesante.

I'm really wondering on that live action vs animated question. But this could be cool.
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*falls off chair in spasms, drooling and making incoherent sounds
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Maybe I should have put out some plastic on your floor.
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me falling off the chair or the TV show? or both?
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
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I dunno man...

Tv shows are usually pretty shit...

God, please let it be just the movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We don't need another TV sci fi show, that usually turn out to be a big pile of Bantha Poo Doo!!!

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I agree, this is a risky project...

...but I've seen the Holiday Special, SE Trilogy and Prequels and I'm no longer afraid


Oh well, if only RRS-1980 could be there to supervise the series.....
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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ok sean, gotcha...

hey TV Shows can be good... look at babylon 5, buffy, angel...
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Sounds like an interesting proposition. This would not have been achievable a couple of years ago. But in the advent of technology over the past few years, a full blown Star Wars TV series can be realised effectively. After all ‘Television’ is considered to be the new ‘Movies’, with many critics likening it to the 70’s era of Cinema. TV shows like CSI, 24 and others, use Movie like production values, stars and gritty storytelling. Hope this rumours true.
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we can only sit and wait and hope that if they do go through with this idea, that it becomes awesome!
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I think it'll just be a miniseries event. Kinda like the Battlestar Galactica special back in December.
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how was that battlestar galactica thingy, anyways? anyone see it?
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I saw the first episode. Taped both but never got around to watching part 2.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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how was the first one?
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It wasn't bad at all. But it was so slow building (read: they barely got into the attacks by the end of e1) that I dunno how they could've possibly told the whole story by the end of just one more episode.
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Sounds like the theatrical cut of ST:TMP, in which case, i'm glad I missed it. Speaking of Galactica though, Universal has just released the box artwork for the revised BG box (read: no more bulky Cylon head):

Whaddya think?

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Yeah, I saw it on TDB.com this morning. I like it, I guess. My big beef is that the MSRP on this set is the same as the Helmet Edition but doesn't include the book (to the best of my knowledge). You would think that the lack of a book would warrant a downpricing. I would love to own this set as it was one of my fave shows as a kid (along with The Brady Bunch and CHiPs), but I must be reasonable. Gotta keep thinking... this or iPod.
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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As others have said at SD.net Star Wars is a big screen movie,as a tv series it may not be so good.
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ST: TMP?

true no more bulky cylon head, but i like the "retro" style of the headgear.
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I think I'll wait to see if any more info is released before making any kind of judgement!

Clone Wars was awesome & I can't wait for part 2 of the series but that holiday special still stings..................ALOT!
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Shit forgot to pop in my last post:

HotRod........

How are you doing old fellow?

Hows the war wounds? Kept meaning to ask & kept forgetting!
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Motti... ST:TMP... Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
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thanx bossk... dont ever remember watching that film though.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
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