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Old 11-03-2005, 20:50   #1
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Talking Star Wars TV series. Speculation, Fantasy, even Facts!

I wanted to start a Thread on any Possible Star Wars TV series that may get commsioned after Episode III.

Lucas has mentioned that he might licence afterwards.

Just want to know when do you think it should be set?
What Format should the show take?

I think an anthology show, like The Outer Limits where every week a differnt story could be told, from any point in the SW universe, back stories of charaters you only see snippets of from the movies, "what happend to?" stories that sort of thing.
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Old 11-03-2005, 21:49   #2
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I think a series set long before the 6 films would be good - set somewhen when the Jedi and Sith were at war although they could do a lot worse than use the stories/settings from the KOTOR games.
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Old 11-03-2005, 21:58   #3
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Either Old Republic or after Return Of The Jedi. Im not sure how long after. Formation of the New Republic could be interesting but we can't have anything with human characters from any films as that will just be silly.
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Old 11-03-2005, 22:57   #4
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At the Evening With Kevin Smith last Monday he was asked are the rumours about his involvement true. He said that he'd read it too, but then changed subjects rather too rapidly for my liking. There was no outright denial.
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Old 12-03-2005, 00:59   #5
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Kevin Smith has always done that, he refuse to confirm or deny it, there was no point asking him because he'd announce it as soon as he is able.

I think it's best set just before the first film with the same characters/locations but none of the main events. Either that or just after Jedi but then the story pretty much ends with Jedi. Maybe they could use Lucas' ideas for the final triology as a basis. Then again if it's like the second trilology that might be a bad idea.
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Old 12-03-2005, 02:47   #6
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To be fair most of the events in the prequels are not too bad. They are just poorly executed.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:11   #7
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Surely a series would cost to much to produce, with all the special effects that are needed.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:41   #8
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Either that or just after Jedi but then the story pretty much ends with Jedi..
Lots of the novels out are based after that film, and some of them are even pretty good.
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:21   #9
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Yes. They could do worse then The Heir To The Empire trilogy.
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I think they should do a holiday special.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:13   #11
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I'd prefer a well made mini-series to a full on series.
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Rich canon from the officially-approved novels - Heir to the Empire trilogy, the X-Wing series, but not sure beyond that whether the whole Jedi Academy or Yuuzhan Vong stuff would work - especially with the latter, that was when I gave up on the books.
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Old 12-03-2005, 14:15   #13
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As long it was well panned and thought out from season to season it could work really well the SW universe has endless possibilities. I don’t think cost would be too much of a factor to be honest as they will make so much money out if pale insignificantly to the original investment.

Just last year TNN in the US paid the ludicrous price of $1 million per episode of TNG and this show is almost twenty years old.
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Old 12-03-2005, 18:16   #14
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There's no doubt about a series coming, it's been semi-officially announced.

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Old 12-03-2005, 20:44   #15
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Surely a series would cost to much to produce, with all the special effects that are needed.
R U Nuts band of brothers cost in excess of 100 million dollars and that got made, how much money do you think a star wars TV show would generate worldwide, if they can make star trek spin on for 35 years I think they can make star wars pay
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Now we know Lucas cast the acting colossus that is Jimmy Smits...
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TV Rights, DVD, Merchandising, sponsorship, advertising, computer games - it would make a fortune no matter how bad it was.

After the prequels I don't really see what George Lucas has got left to lose

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I think they should do a holiday special.
Yeah, that would be good. And maybe if we could find out a little bit more about chewie and his family that would be nice.

I also oftern thought that there aren't enough songs in the films, a TV show would be great showcase for dance numbers.
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Hmm. Have you seen the Holiday Special?

Yes some of it is so bad it's good. But overall. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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Either Old Republic or after Return Of The Jedi. Im not sure how long after. Formation of the New Republic could be interesting but we can't have anything with human characters from any films as that will just be silly.
Well, there are strong rumours 'out there' that Mark Hamill may come back as an older Luke Skywalker in a 'mentor to the new generation of Jedi' role. He's even stated that he'd be up for it iirc.

That would work for me . I'm sure they could dig up some old remnants of the Empire to give the New Republic a run for its money (a la Heir to the Empire), and conjour up a sith from somewhere -- or even have a new Jedi turn to the darkside (or even Luke!). My winky is already weeping at the possibilities...
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