Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Star Wars TV show on the way

The LA Time is reporting that George Lucas is making a live action TV show set in the Star Wars Universe. The news comes from the LA times here.

There is a caveat, though: The proposed series doesn't have anyone named Luke or Anakin in it, a story path that Lucas concedes is "taking chances" as far as connecting with an audience expecting the familiar mythology.

"The Skywalkers aren't in it, and it's about minor characters," Lucas said in an interview. "It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It's completely different. But it's a good idea, and it's going to be a lot of fun to do."

I always wondered why he didn't do this sooner. I mean, Star Trek ran out of steam so there was a big gaping hole just primed for a Star Wars TV show. It only has to be better than the prequels and Flash Gordon. Man, we sure have set the bar pretty low haven't we.



Pandabonium said...

Yawn. Wake me when it's over.

Arkonbey said...

panda: I second.

Swinebread said...

It's over... no that was a dream I had... Dam

Dean Wormer said...


No jedi.

Pod races.

"General Papanoida."

"Nuanced" story lines.

Boba Fett - the teen years.

If these rumours are true this show will blow ass in the worst way.

Not that this would be a surprise with Lucas's track record.

Don Snabulus said...

I think it is going to awesome...wait, what was the question?

Will "Filby" Staples said...

I just hope Lucas has the presence of mind to hand the director's chair over to someone with a better knack for the job.

Swinebread said...

will - that's for dam sure...