Live Action Official Live Action Series Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by fanboyskywalker, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    From what I know so far about where the series stands, it definitely seems like the special effects is the major road block holding it back. It really does seem to just be a waiting game, if LFL wants the show to be visually stunning then they will have to wait for the equipment to fit a TV budget.

    Although at this point I'd be okay if they shot the show in someone's backyard as long as the writing is solid. :p
  2. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    They can run around Skywalker Ranch and film it haphazardly like those gazillion fanfilms on youtube of kids running through the forest. Only the props won't be crappy homemade replicas but whatever they find in the Ranch basement.
  3. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    I hope with Clone Wars maybe winding down in the next two years and "Red Tails" being released, they can start focusing on bringing this to fruition.
  4. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    I'm quite optamistic about the writing, probably because interviewing over 100 writers seems fairly cautious on LucasFilm's part.
  5. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    Based on what McCallum said this summer I wonder if Ainticool's report is accurate. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34451
  6. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    I hope they aren't using creative material from the EU post-ROTJ. I really hope they aren't.
  7. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I highly doubt it, since the show is supposed to take place before ANH.

    [image=http://operatorchan.org/s/arch/src/s16682_mhargitay-more-you-know.jpg]
  8. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    It's the mention of a general with the last name of Durron, and the fact that the article hints that he could be Kyp Durron's father that worries me. Of course, the guy who wrote this could just be speculating.

    That said, I don't like much of the stuff that happens in the EU after ROTJ and I hope that it doesn't make it's way into the series because that would make it T canon. Just nothing that validates it, is all.
  9. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    If it takes place years before ROTJ, how can any post-ROTJ EU make it's way into the series?
    (other than silly glances of the future)

    Kyp Durron's father was a politician, not a general, so even if there is a connection it's a retcon and the post-ROTJ destruction has already started, which should please you.



  10. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    It's more likely that this "Durron" character (if such a character exists) will not have any explicit familial connection to Kyp Durron. The name will simply be a bone thrown to EU fans who can then speculate about his relation to Kyp.

    That's not the case for someone like this "Naberrie" character. Because Padme is a primary character in the films, this new Naberrie is most likely going to have an explicitly shown familial connection to her.
  11. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    That was my first instinct with the Durron character, that he was unlikely to have any relation to Kyp Durron.

    Then my memory jolted and I seem to remember seeing somewhere that Lucas once said Kyp was his favorite EU character.

    Can anyone confirm or deny this?
  12. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    I remember hearing a similar quote, but it wasn't Kyp, but I can't remember who it was. So yeah, that didn't help at all. [face_plain]
  13. Game3525 Force Ghost

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    Really, I thought it was Vos or Aayla.
  14. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I have no idea, my mind is blanking and Google isn't helping.

    I know he likes Vos, but this was way back before Vos even existed.
  15. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I feel like I'm on the verge of remembering who it was but I'm just not. Vos doesn't sound wrong ...
  16. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    He certainly liked Aayla enough to put her in AOTC.

    However, I don't think he liked Aayla per se, just the idea of a buxom blue female Twi'lek Jedi with an unconventional attire.
  17. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    No, I mean, nothing that links the series to the EU after ROTJ. If Kyp has a father that's a primary character of the series, then that would make whatever happens after post-ROTJ T-canon.
  18. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    No, it wouldn't, it would just make Kyp and his father's existence T-canon, not everything that ever happens to Kyp, much less everything that happens post-ROTJ. It would be acknowledging Kyp's existence, but only what we see contained in the show.

    Aayla Secura is in AOTC and ROTS, but that doesn't make all her EU appearances G-canon.

    I get it, though. You just don't want anything from post-ROTJ EU in the series.
  19. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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  20. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    I could imagine Lurker having an instinctively violent reaction to a prawn cocktail.

    Not because of its contents, but because of its name. :p
  21. sam_ Jedi Knight

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    As far as I am concerned, I dont really see George Lucas and his staff take their inspirations and ideas all the way from the Expanded Universe for this potential Live Action series. I see more a show that relate events and stories that take place between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope with some secondary characters from the movies and new characters that with dont know about and would discover the story by the show for exemple. But, yeah I think its very possible and would like to see that we can found references to the large extended universe from books, comics (which is I think difficult now to completely ignore.) Just like they did on the TCW show.
  22. sonofcoruscant Force Ghost

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    I've actually begun to worry that the show will never happen at all, which will be devastating after waiting for so long. Like others have said, I would have no problem with a downgrade in special effects if the series was compelling. And it really sounds like it could be, it's set in a really interesting time period that lends itself perfectly to tales of corruption, militarism, unchecked government power and how these things affect the lives of characters other than the established cast. I would prefer that someone other that GL write the show, but he has stated he will hand it off after the fist season.

    I'm trying to stay positive, but I really worry when I read quotes about Lucas and his team not being sure that TV will even be receptive to the show in the four or more years we still have to wait. Does anyone else have similar misgivings? The one thing that does give me some hope is that Lucas is certainly not short on money and it could be that if television is not a workable venue some internet based content would work. But the production costs will remain as long as they are set on feature type budgets.
  23. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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  24. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    You beat me by one minute. :p
  25. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    Gotta be quick on the trigger! :p