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toms
04-26-2005, 10:23 AM
This been posted yet? Can't see it, so here goes:

Two Star Wars TV series will follow the latest movie in the hit film franchise, director George Lucas has said.

Animated show Clone Wars, currently broadcast as three-minute episodes, will become "a 3D animated" series of 30-minute shows, he said.

It would be followed by a live-action series featuring characters from the six Star Wars movies, he added.

"We're probably not going to start that for about a year," he told a Star Wars convention in Indianapolis.

'Step away'

The latest Star Wars film, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, is released in most countries on 19 May.

The Clone Wars "micro-series" has had 25 three-minute episodes on Cartoon Network, taking the story up to Revenge of the Sith.

Mr Lucas told the Celebration III convention the live action TV series would be similar to Raiders of the Lost Ark spin-off The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

"Like on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, we want to write all the stories for the entire first season all at once," he said.

George Lucas at Celebration III
Star Wars creator George Lucas said the sixth film would be the last
"I'm going to get it started, and hire the show runners and all of that, then I'll probably step away."

He said the live action series would feature stories taking place between movie episodes three and four - Revenge of the Sith and the original 1977 Star Wars movie.

Lucas said he "never considered" extending the Stars Wars story beyond episode six - Return of the Jedi.

"To be very honest with you, I never ever thought of anything that happened beyond episode six," he said.

"It's the Darth Vader story. It starts with him being a young boy and it ends with him dying. I never ever really considered ever taking that particular story further."

Mr Lucas said the live action series would feature some existing Star Wars characters - but would not elaborate.

"There's a lot of issues that are connected, but you won't necessarily see a lot of the people that are connected," he said.

also

Meanwhile, The Empire Strikes Back has been named the favourite Star Wars movie in a poll of more than 40,000 readers of film magazine Empire.

Han Solo was voted the favourite hero, Chewbacca was top alien and X-wing pilot Wedge Antilles was favourite minor character.

Wonder how lucas likes Empire getting voted favorite? as it seems to be the opposite of what he has been trying to do since ROTJ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4484915.stm

jon_hill987
04-26-2005, 10:40 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

The young Indi series was terrible. this ain't gonna be any better.

SkinWalker
04-26-2005, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
The young Indi series was terrible. this ain't gonna be any better.

Actually, I thought the Young Indiana Jones series was well done. It also had good storylines and took the viewer to faraway lands... since people don't like to get off their couches anymore, inspiring shows like that are always good.

IG-64
04-26-2005, 11:06 AM
Animated show Clone Wars, currently broadcast as three-minute episodes, will become "a 3D animated" series of 30-minute shows, he said.

:drop2:

My jaw actually dropped at that. That's the most awesome piece of news i've heard in awile. \n/

El Sitherino
04-26-2005, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by SkinWalker
Actually, I thought the Young Indiana Jones series was well done. It also had good storylines and took the viewer to faraway lands... ^. It was a good series.

Prime
04-26-2005, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

The young Indi series was terrible. this ain't gonna be any better. The beauty of television is that those who want to watch it can, and those who don't don't have to.

Isn't it great how everyone wins?!

Personally it sounds good to me...

Darth Groovy
04-26-2005, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by SkinWalker
Actually, I thought the Young Indiana Jones series was well done. It also had good storylines and took the viewer to faraway lands... since people don't like to get off their couches anymore, inspiring shows like that are always good.

I'm taking jon hill's side on this one. The Young Indy show might have had some impressive technical achievments, and some good educational points, but it was still pretty terrible.

jebbers
04-26-2005, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
\n/

i think you mean \m/....or \0/

either one but half an hour of star wars animation is like...whoa!

i hope its good

*crosses fingers*

IG-64
04-26-2005, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by jebbers
i think you mean \m/....or \0/

or \,,/

Who cares, it's still awesome. :D

And who knows about the live action version, it might be terrible, it might be great.

BongoBob
04-26-2005, 09:29 PM
3D pwns your face.

legameboy
04-26-2005, 11:01 PM
I'm both overjoyed and terrified at the same time.

wassup
04-26-2005, 11:10 PM
Well, at least it can't be worse than the Star Wars Holidary Special.

Sabretooth
04-27-2005, 01:12 AM
Okay, I'm starting to get worried. Clone Wars will definitely air on CN (like the earlier ones did), but the live-action show - I don't know. There aren't many real English Serial Channels, which means it's gonna be a tough spot. My best bet would be a DVD.

StormHammer
04-27-2005, 01:52 AM
I liked the Young Indie series.

I'd like to see a Young Han Solo Adventures series...plenty of scope for a young Han Solo to gad about the galaxy getting into trouble, enlisting in the Imperial navy and getting out again, with maybe his hard-nosed CO trying to track him down for revenge, meeting Chewbacca for the first time, winning the Falcon in a Sabacc game, and all that other stuff the rogue got up to...

I'd watch a series like that.

El Sitherino
04-27-2005, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by StormHammer
enlisting in the Imperial navy NOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo!

I hate that whole "Han was in the empire" thing.

Sivy
04-27-2005, 05:51 AM
one of the main characters in the live action TV series will be....

*drum roll*


Aayla Secura

that's right anyone's favourite blue jedi will survive ROTS and has 'spoken to George about being in the TV series"

Astrotoy7
04-27-2005, 08:35 AM
werd Sivy, this is what I have always heard too...

though some people insist she dies in ROTS

Knowing your spoilerised status I am taking your word for it :)

so :
*Live action and 3d cgi series both set post PT, pre OT eras...

mtfbwya

Prime
04-27-2005, 10:15 AM
SHe's not dead unless we see the body!

Rogue15
04-27-2005, 10:26 AM
i sayu you all post spoilers where the mother****ing belong. in the god forsaken episode 3 spoiler thread. :mad:

(i almost double clicked the ****ing spoilers, and prime kinda gave a spoiler right there......) DIE all of you.

swphreak
04-28-2005, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by Rogue15
i sayu you all post spoilers where the mother****ing belong. in the god forsaken episode 3 spoiler thread. :mad:

(i almost double clicked the ****ing spoilers, and prime kinda gave a spoiler right there......) DIE all of you.

*points to spoiler tags*

They're there for a reason, don't want to be spoiled, don't highlight them. Simple. The. End.

As for our Sivy and Astro:
Big ROTS Novel/Movie Spoiler:
Aayla pretty much dies with the rest of the Jedi. You'll even see Order 66 executed on her in the film.

And isn't talk of the TV series old news?

Rogue15
04-28-2005, 01:50 AM
no. i didn't highlight them. subtle hints at ****?

according to Prime, we do not get to see Padme (i'm assuming its padme...main female character in the damn movie) get fried, and THAT is a ****ing spoiler.

El Sitherino
04-28-2005, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by Rogue15
no. i didn't highlight them. subtle hints at ****?

according to Prime, we do not get to see Padme (i'm assuming its padme...main female character in the damn movie) get fried, and THAT is a ****ing spoiler. Except that's not who we're discussing. :)

Rogue15
04-28-2005, 02:50 AM
what can i say? :shrugs:

i'm paranoid

Evil Dark Jedi
04-28-2005, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by IG-64

My jaw actually dropped at that. That's the most awesome piece of news i've heard in awile. \n/

Exactly. Cant wait for that.

Sivy
04-28-2005, 04:37 AM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak

As for our Sivy and Astro:
Big ROTS Novel/Movie Spoiler:
Aayla pretty much dies with the rest of the Jedi. You'll even see Order 66 executed on her in the film.



apparently there have been a few changes to the film since the book went to print. this might be one of them, seeing as this info came from amy allen herself

who knows?

Astrotoy7
04-28-2005, 05:38 AM
heh...so Lucas has changed things that are in the novelisation...... its not like it hasnt happenned before eg. Owen Lars is not Obi Wans Brother.... :p

I would love to see a series with that character in it :D

mtfwbya

narfblat
04-29-2005, 12:48 AM
Where did it say Owen was Obi's brother? I've read Episode I and II and the book between them, and I'm hoping I didn't overlook something like that.:confused:

Astrotoy7
04-29-2005, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by narfblat
Where did it say Owen was Obi's brother? I've read Episode I and II and the book between them, and I'm hoping I didn't overlook something like that.:confused:

ROTJ novelisation... during the bit when Obi Wans ghost is talking to Luke after Yoda has died :) Other EU ran with this(like the Jedi Quest Series about Obi Wans padawan years) until it was bunked by Lucas in AOTC :p

mtfbwya

Darth Groovy
04-29-2005, 01:48 PM
Let us just hope it won't be a Star Wars "Reality" series...

STTCT
04-30-2005, 12:43 AM
As long as it doesn't air in the WB Line up - I will know it won't be cheesy.

Lightsaberboy
04-30-2005, 10:37 AM
lol. did you read the penny-arcade, sttct?

http://penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2005-04-27&res=l

Astrotoy7
05-01-2005, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Let us just hope it won't be a Star Wars "Reality" series...

or a jedi version of "The Apprentice", where they are being trained by a dude with a really bad haircut :p

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
05-01-2005, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
or a jedi version of "The Apprentice", where they are being trained by a dude with a really bad haircut :p

mtfbwya Yoda with a comb over. "Fired, you are."

Astrotoy7
05-01-2005, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Yoda with a comb over. "Fired, you are."

behold the awesome power of mspaint.exe :p

mtfbwya

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toms
05-03-2005, 09:51 AM
Myself,
I'm not sure about the "all 3d clone wars"... a lot of the apeal for me comes from the unique animation style.

TV series has equal potential to rock and to suck to be honest. When i mentioned it to friends it was pretty muc a 50:50 split between "cool!" and "Noooooo!".

Ideally it would be a band of brothers style mini-series rather than an ongoing teen-soap drama as that would enable it to have a purer focus and not become an episodic generic sci-fi series.

Despite the potential for WB jokes that most people outside the US won't get... they should get Joss Whedon to do it... Firefly had a fairly similar feel to the gritty original trilogy.. and he's sure better at writing "decent into evil" stories than Lucas ;)

Or they could do a live-action version of DROIDS!!!!:D :cool: