Live Action Official Live Action Series Discussion Thread

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

  1. DeviantSpirit Jedi Master

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    I really hope this takes form but I hope it's recognisably Star Wars. The rise of the Rebellion, bounty hunters and a whole load of Stormtroopers are things I want to see, things that are meaningful and link the PT and the OT together. I don't know if a sex scene in a Star Wars show or film would gel well with me.

    Also, we don't need multiple skyline scenes of Coruscant in every episode; if the showrunners managed to be a bit more conservative then I'm sure the budget could be cut down a bit.
  2. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    Adult content doesn't mean there'll be sex scenes, it just means the tone will be darker, and touch topics that we haven't had touched in the visual media as of yet.
  3. DeviantSpirit Jedi Master

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    @07jonesj I know, and that's the route I hope they go in. I think the tone of ROTS's latter half is enough for the LA series, perhaps upped a few notches though.
  4. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    You can deal with creation of the alliance, Jabba can probably make a few appearances, bounties get taken out, drug cartels sell death sticks.

    My ideal cast:
    Bail Organa
    Breha Organa
    Leia Organa
    Ferus Olin
    R2-D2
    C-3P0

    Sometimers
    Darth Vader
    Palpatine
    Boba Fett
    Mon Mothma
    Raymus Antilles
    Ackbar

    Basically Organa would be the primary character. Leia would just be observing her father most of the time.
    Rather than setting it on Coruscant. Let Alderaan be the base of operations for the show... We could have a reoccurring villain who is an inquisitor for the Emperor. It should be interesting. Ferus would act as the body guard/agent in the underworld...
  5. Blur Force Ghost

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    I would love to see a SW live-action series take place in the underworld of Coruscant (or another planet's underworld). The films have touched on this seedy side (i.e. Cantina & Jabba's Palace, as well as the AOTC Coruscant bar scene), but have never fully explored this.

    That being said, I agree that the show probably wouldn't do well (outside of some loyal SW fans like myself watching this). People would start to watch it wanting it to be like the films, and when it wasn't, would turn away.

    In any case, based on what I've read so far, there's a good chance this will never happen anyway.

    Back in Summer '99 on these very forums, IIRC there was some fairly legitimate-sounding info. on a possible X-wing Fighter/Rouge Squadron TV show that was supposedly in the very, very early planning stages. However, this obviously never came to pass....
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  6. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Maybe we will get a Rogue Squadron show now... As the "early" post RotJ background story
    John Cussack as Wedge Antilles
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  7. Jinn-N-Tonic Jedi Master

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    It would be great if the House of Tagge was one of the rival families.
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  8. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    I was thinking more along the lines of Desilijic Clan versus Xixor's Black Sun, throw Boba Fett in the middle being bought buy both sides... Could throw in Embo and Sugi from TCW on Jabba's side.

    Then a Organa plot versus the Empire (secretly of course).

    Plots between Politics and Underworld crisscross with Jabba being bought by Organa to help, then turning, ect...
  9. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Yeah but... does anyone on TCW compare to this awesomeness?

    No. No I don't think so. Not even Hondo can scrounge up duds of that garish magnitude.

    Heck, I demand a House of Tagge family sitcom.
  10. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Please no, if we let the Tagge family go, then I will support San Hill living...
  11. agentkrycek Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd love to see Aurra Sing show up as a regular character.

    [IMG]
  12. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    That's an epic screen grab of Aurra.
  13. Sitara Force Ghost

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    Why were they so caught up on the budget? Why didn't Lucas just fund it himself like he did the PT? He would obviously make all his money back and many more besides.

    The best format would be HBO style 12 episode 50 min advertisement free format. Allows adult themes and gore.
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  14. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't think we need an HBO style of nudity and sexual content. I think the tone of Lost/Breaking Bad/Brothers of Anarchy would easily suffice. 42 minutes is more than enough to tell the story in.

    The problem with the budget was typically you film on location for television shows to prevent alot of CGI needs, however, for a quality show in the Star Wars universe you would need special effects for the blaster lights, lightsabers, ships, aliens, city scape, ect... The problem is they could not create a show with cost effective CGI until the graphics to price ratio went down...
  15. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    I'm kind of hoping this underworld show never sees the light of day, especially if MaCallum is vouching for the scripts. He's the last guy I would listen to. He's too much of a yes man, in my opinion.

    Besides, in light of the ST coming out in '15, I'm starting to think too much Star Wars will only make the saga feel too exposed and not as special as it was before.

    Live action Star Wars belongs on the big screen, anyway.
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  16. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    While I agree, that McCallum is not the guy I want involved, I think that a live action dark times series could have potential. But keep it being formation of Alliance versus Empire, with Hutts and Bounty Hunters in the middle
  17. rezpen Force Ghost

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    What I thought was very cool in this weeks Clone Wars that I don't see anyone talking about is we got a whole new Lucas created species (according to Filoni) The Pyke! Leading suppliers of spice to the criminal underworld. Obv. spice has been part of Star Wars lore a long time, influenced by Dune, going back to the "Spice mines of Kessel." Surely if the live action series deals with the Underworld and these guys are the leading dealers of spice they can't not be a part of it? Maybe they were developed for the live action series? I bet we will be seeing Lom Pyke and the Pyke Syndicate on the live action show. I especially believe this considering Filoni went out of his way to say the species was created by Lucas.

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  18. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    At the very least they will be in the rest of this Dark Alliance Arc that is going
  19. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    To be fair, back in 2003 and 2005 the microseries was going on between II and III. Never lost my charm for Star Wars.

    I imagine that we'll see the Live Action Series sometime between VII and VIII, to bridge the three year gap.
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  20. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    These are a really cool design aren't they?
  21. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  22. IndyRedLeader Jedi Padawan

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    For the record, all of this could happen on any cable channel. Cable channels do not have decency requirements; only over-the-air broadcasters are bound to those rules. Meaning that Disney could put a Star Wars LA show on A&E (which they own half of) and have it be just like Game of Thrones, if that's what they wanted to do.
  23. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    They still are regulated by the FCC. While I love Game of Throne, I find the showing of sexuality in it realistic but unnecessary in many cases. Are we going to walk into Jabba's palace where all the women are topless? I would rather not see that on television. I know alot would disagree but kids will try and watch it cause they think it is like TCW
  24. IndyRedLeader Jedi Padawan

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    No. The Decency Guidelines do not apply to cable tv. That's how shows like American Horror Story and others air on cable.

    But I agree, I don't want the LA to go too far down that road.
  25. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Decency Guidelines do apply to cable TV, the FCC still watches it. South Park has a liason to the FCC to try and sell scenes as appropriate for tv.

    But if we aren't going to have nudity, then might as well make it as realistic as Walking Dead/SoA/Breaking Bad