Lit It's a frappe! It's a wrap! Where's my hat? - The Official Star Wars: Detours Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by AdmiralNick22, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    They obviously are being run by film purists who take George Lucas too literally and genuinely believed Detours would be within canon.

    More seriously, I suspect it was probably because there were going to be problems getting it aired on one of the Disney Channels, either if there were contractual restrictions from some of the actors to only work for Fox or something, or just because Disney didn't like the risque humour and think Star Wars should be accessible to all ages.

    As, I must admit, I kinda half-expect Star Wars may end up being marketed at a slightly younger audience than Marvel so that the two consumer bases aren't in direct competition with each other when both Episode 7 and [Insert whatever superhero movie] will both be coming out at the same time in a couple of years.
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  2. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Same reason there's a new user (reg date 9/12) named Darth Vader over in LACWAC.
  3. Cad Bane Jedi Knight

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    If I'm still around here five years later, I will totally give you five internet dollars. What's that good for, I have no idea. We'll figure it out then.

    However, if I'm still around here then and the jokes are still happening and you've shot yourself... can I have your stereo? Or the modern-day equivalent of that? Like those fancy 'iPods' I've heard so much about!

    On a more serious note: With the recent decisions concerning Detours, TCW, and the rumored happenings at Lucasarts Disney has surprised me by taking a more active hand in things unlike their approach with Marvel. They're doing exactly what I expected them to do when I first heard about the Marvel acquisition.
  4. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I'll admit I'm very surprised by the Disney Death Star floating around. My first reaction on seeing that Disney acquired the Star Wars license was that the franchise would expand, perhaps to absurd levels. I'll admit I was hoping for more shows and animated movies. Instead, it seems like the opposite, where everything is being phased out to focus on the movies. I suppose their marketing strategy could be to release the new movies, and then release other merchandise while Star Wars is on the public's mind.
  5. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Seems like Disney is deciding to stop and take stock of the franchise. There are like 30 different projects going on across books, television, comics, video games, RPGs and tabletop games, and toys. And notice most the projects stopped are direct LucasCompany products- 1313 is Lucasarts, Clone Wars and Detours were what, LucasAnimation? but DelRey, Dark Horse, Lego, and FFG are still trucking on as separate companies who have the license. So I think Disney is stopping what they can to get a hold of the franchise and maybe organize it a bit more to align with the new movies, like we saw with Episode 1 and also the first Clone Wars media project.
  6. Blur Force Ghost

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    Saw a "Star Wars Detours" clip on Youtube recently, and thought it was hilarious. Very high-quality animation - I liked this animation much more than the CW animated series, despite the exagerrated characters. One of my favorite scenes was when the bounty hunters were dancing to techno music in the nightclub - very funny :D

    Here's hoping a regular "Detours" cartoon ends up seeing the light of day at some point (even if it's after the ST starts)....
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  7. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    >I will never see Blood Oath 2: Oath of Blood
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  8. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's an IGN interview with Seth Green from NYCC on Detours- the vibe I'm getting is definitely more of "postponed" than "cancelled" (but still could go either way)
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  9. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    I wish they could just release it, i love seth green.
  10. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    Interesting interview. What Seth Green says makes good sense. Either way, sounds like the odds of it being released prior to 2015 are essentially nonexistent. Note too that he refers to other forms of media to release it in. I think that the odds of it every being on broadcast TV are fairly slim.

    --Adm. Nick
  11. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I respect Seth Green. I think he's being cool about the matter. Whether Detours was doomed to suck or not, Seth and his team obviously put a lot of effort into the project, and he's showing a remarkable amount of professional level-headedness concerning its postponement. It's hard for a creator to face a situation like that.
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  12. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah that must have been a real gut-punch: doing a bunch of work on it in secret, showing it off at C6 to enthusiastic reception, then getting called into Kennedy's office for the "Disney talk"....
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  13. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    The sad thing is that like the First Assault game this was done and ready to be be shipped off when it got the ax.
  14. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Really unfortunate that we won't see this anytime soon, if ever. The comedy medium makes the real thing more enjoyable, to me. Robot Chicken parodies make my interest in the more serious works more intense the last few years. I bought a lot more books, comics, etc. after watching the Robot Chicken stuff.
  15. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    I must see this series. Zachary Levi is in it.