Live Action Official Live Action Series Discussion Thread

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

  1. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Ready... Sunday Night Line Up For Fall 2013

    8 PM EST: Once Upon a Time
    9 PM EST: SHIELD
    10 PM EST: Star Wars: Underworld

    Though if Jaina is going to be THE heroine of EP 7, I could see ABC Family rolling out a Young Jedi Knights series about her getting Holo Texts from the mysterious -X. She keeps getting in trouble with Han and Leia and sneaking out to solve crime but it completely inept. And deals with problems like gay friends coming out of the closet, drugs (Death Sticks), racism/specie-ism. They could call it Pretty Little Jedi...

    Edit: And they could have blatant commercials during the show... You know... "Oh look the One Direction in 3-D tickets..." "We should totally go Jaina" "But we have Jedi class." Ugh
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  2. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    The best part is that with the Disney-Netflix deal, it'll be on Netflix without the usual nonsense the studios pull with them. And...no ads, and in HD. :)
  3. Darth_Harmon Force Ghost

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    If the live-action series airs on ABC, Ross Perot better not f-ing pre-empt it!
  4. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    It'll be Sunday night... I can almost guarentee it. With flops of Last Resort 666 Park Avenue and a few others. ABC wants shows that come with a BUILT IN FANBASE for ratings
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  5. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    I was talking about scheduling. Obviously the LAS takes place between III & IV. But I would expect it to appear on tv between fall 2015 & the release of VIII. That would be the most reasonable expectation.
  6. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Beings that the writing and everything has been done. I know SHIELD starts films soon. I could see Star Wars maybe only doing 10 episodes a season. If they got moving they could have it out my fall this year. But I would like to see it by Fall 2014. 2015 is too far away and would be too much SW in one year. It would be on it's second season and all good by 2015 for the movie...
  7. TheManFromMortis Jedi Grand Master

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    _ _ _ _

    I see. I misunderstood what you meant. Apologies.
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  8. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    There's a Disney-Netflix deal? Does that mean TCW and the Star Wars films will be on Netflix at some point?
  9. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    That is my hope. They just struck a deal. Right now that means anything out of the "Disney Vault" goes on Netflix, like Rescuers and Rescuers Down Under, Treasure Island, and countless others.

    I have yet to see a Pixar thing aside from Mater's Tall Tales pop up. The older Marvel stuff is on there, but that was before it was Disney.

    That being said, I would love to see TCW, and the films, and even the Ewok films hit netflix...
    I haven't watched the TCW religiously, however I would binge watch it on netflix as I did the Avengers show...
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  10. EHT Manager: New Films

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    This is the most promising news I've heard about the LAS in a long time... a long time.
  11. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    The minute I heard about Disney buying Lucasfilm for Star Wars as a Franchise and not just the rights to make movies, I knew that a LAS would be coming sometime within the next 5 years. Here is our first taste.

    But does it make sense to focus on the Dark Times while we are driving 20-40 years into the future for the Sequel Trilogy...
  12. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    Up! was on Netflix a while back.
  13. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    And how about Disney TV series? If I can get Darkwing Duck on Netflix I'm gonna flip!!!
  14. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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  15. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    True...
  16. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    With any luck. Those shows were really hurt by terrible DVD sales that Disney didn't even bother promoting when they were release and now Disney just sits on them.
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  17. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't doubt Gargoyles and such will get released on Netflix. That being said, the BIGGEST NEWS since Lucasfilm Sale/Ardnt Writting just hit...

    And we are discussing Netflix
  18. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    Thank the Force this series is still in the works. I think ABC would be a great channel to air it on. There are plenty of adult-themed shows on that channel. And, like @rumblewagon said, Disney will likely be able to assist in the $$$ department.
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  19. boomx2sjk Jedi Master

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    Network TV stinks. Any drama that is actually groundbreaking or out of the typical network mold of cop shows, hospital shows or law shows seemingly does not last very long.

    Cable TV is where it's at IMO. FX (Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Rescue Me), AMC (Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad) and the premium networks would be a better home for any Star Wars series IMO.
  20. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Assist? Try more like bankroll...
    But I think after show flops like Last Resort, ABC is scared. Their adult drama shows are down to Greys, Once, Revenge and a few others. They need to figure out what is going on. SHIELD and Star Wars will draw an audience and could probably even compete more with Fox Animation Domination, or any other time slot on TV
  21. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    They don't have the money to roll out the CGI required for Lucas's vision. That being said I would argue that while you are correct in your assumption of drama shows. I would say that it was all kick started by LOST!!!
  22. boomx2sjk Jedi Master

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    Unfortunately true. I just do not see a Star Wars Live Action series lasting on ABC or any other non-cable network except maybe FOX.
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  23. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Honestly, and I am being serious. You have only to look to shows like Once Upon a Time or Lost to feel better about ABC and Star Wars. They can handle the deep mythology and complex plots, believe me. They will keep it character based.

    That being said, SHIELD is going to be odd... Joss Whedon is powering up some nerdy female lead, (it's kind of his thing), but could fall into being a procedural. Which should be the one thing they STRIVE not to be...

    The trick is to ask questions that aren't answered within one episode or even one season...
  24. ezekiel22x Force Ghost

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    No way it would happen, but I wish they could release Underworld outside of the Star Wars brand. Probably the only way they could realistically pull off something that resembles Star Wars while being "the boldest" material they've done. I would love to see a mature and complex Deadwood-like show set on a world like Coruscant (and by mature I don't mean Game of Thrones-style nudity).

    In reality, I've never seen an ABC drama that I liked.
  25. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Well it is probably going to happen, so I'd try to acquire a taste...