Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by fanboyskywalker, Jun 26, 2008.
The Walking Sith
I do agree with you guys on Disney being penny pinching morons. Seriously, if it says "Star Wars" they will make their money back 100 fold! What happens today that didn't happen in 1977 is that the Unions have more control and many of these established SPFX and CG "gurus" (We could go on about the ills of CG) demand more $$$ for less work. Times have changed and everyone now knows how much Star Wars is worth and each individual involved wants a big slice of the pie...So bring in some newbies who have great new ideas and are not jaded by the industry and have them do it. Ever watch the show "Faceoff"? Bring in all of those youngsters and aspiring FX pros and I bet they could make some killer practical effects on a limited budget!
People said the same thing about the Prequel Trilogy years ago...I've been a fan for over 30 years and I've learned that anything is possible in the Star Wars Universe.
Right on! Star Wars has the potential to be worth just as much as the Walt Disney franchise, but they need to innovate. A great way to do that would be to have in-house CG and physical sfx divisions "bid" on doing the job for the cheapest amount possible in the shortest time. Either way, anything they create, if they build it correctly, would be durable enough to reuse again and again so they get their money's worth. Look how much use SG-1 got out of their sets! IT was a one-time cost up front, and then a minimal cost just to maintain them and store them. Storing sets and props should be no problem, either, because Disney owns how much land? Take a page from Henry Ford's book and make a production line for this stuff in Star Wars! Churn out X-wing hulls! Stamp out E-11s by the hundreds! Mold dozens of Stormtrooper armor pieces at a time! Then, after they're done, turn around and make more to sell to the fans!
Ali Arikan @aliarikan4m
Darth Vader TV Specials = Harbinger of what's to come, i.e. relentless pandering to the fanbase.
Yup, heard about the Darth Vader TV Specials yesterday. Hoping it's not some kind of kids program, sing along with Darth Vader and the like. The name also reminds be of the Holiday Special :/
Why they think to make Darth Vader "cuddly" and "cute" is beyond me. The man was a child-killer; funny how that is glossed over. He eventually found redemption, to be sure, but along the way, he oversaw the murder of hundreds, if not thousands of people, many of which he committed himself. Then, there was Alderaan, an act of megadeath (always wanted to use that word! lol) that was one of tacit commission rather than direct action. Darth Vader was a monster, and making him kid-friendly robs him of the glory of his final redemption and makes light of the terrible things he did.
Pretty much what these guys said.
Seems like jumping at shadows. What if it's just a documentary series on his legacy as a pop-culture icon? Maybe a tongue-in-cheek kind of thing like "R2D2: Beneath the Dome."
Everything seems totally business-as-usual to me so far. Suddenly things Star Wars has been doing for years (i.e. Disney crossover merchandise, Donald Duck as Maul, all that) are somehow pinned on big evil Disney, even though nothing's actually changed yet. I worry when I see a reason to, but once I figured out that even the TCW cancellation was CN's fault (taking it down with 'em), I've got no complaints. Disney wants Star Wars to remain Star Wars, or they wouldn't have bought it. J.J. Abrams has already scoffed condescendingly at the people who think it's going to be somehow Disney-esque now, and I'm pretty sure he'd know.
You know what? You're absolutely right. I would like to think the knee-jerk response this triggered in me is out of the love I have for Star Wars. I don't want anything to happen to it, and I'm sure you can all relate. It's like a beloved security blanket or teddy bear that you grew up with; you don't want anything bad to happen to it. In a way, Star Wars has become a part of us, and we each feel protective of it because of how much it has meant to us. For me, Star Wars has shown that redemption is possible even for those of us whose lives are a wreck, and it has helped me through some very dark times. I'm glad the movies are in the very capable hands of JJ Abrams.
And hey, don't get me wrong; there's legitimate reason for suspicion... but just no shots fired yet. And around here I think everybody gets the picture, for the most part (except maybe the angrier TCW fans who can't accept that the cancellation might not have been Disney's fault)... but I'm facepalming all over the place when I see some people commenting on Star Wars Facebook threads who don't understand the concept of a subsidiary, and honestly seem to think that it'll actually become the Little Mermaid in space.
Ackbar can be Sebastien! lol
I just don't like Disney as a corporation.
Walt Disney supported Hitler in the 1930s.
There, I've godwinned the thread. It's now over.
Think it will be like the Clone Wars animated movie, but spread out across a few episodes. Word is, Darth Vader specials are tied in with Rebels.
I'm hoping for something live action and more mature. We have enough Star Wars material for kids as of now (TCW bonus episodes, Rebels, that Disney cartoon Star Wars crossover that I can't remember it's name...)
Good to see that someone agrees with me, whether it be fiction or film.
Actually Vader is kinda a convenient main character for a live action show. You don't have to go looking for an actor who looks like him. Anyone of the right height and build will do, it's not like you're gonna see his face.
It does kinda rule out any dehelmeting scenes though. Unless they use CGI for his face in those scenes.
How about someone like Kane or the Undertaker from WWE? They're about the right height and build. They don't really have to do much other than move their limbs and walk around, since they would undoubtedly do a voice over. And actually, the Undertaker is scary enough where they wouldn't necessarily need to use CGI to alter his face. A little make-up, and voila. Scarred up, pissed off Anakin. Kane, on the other hand, is too comical in his expressions.
Disney does not what to disneyfy Star wars so nothing to worry about. That especallly goes for the sequel Trilogy, Tv shows and etc.
I kind of thought the possibility of a live action series died with the release of Rebels. The timeframe between EP III and IV was the best bet as far as fertile ground I feel. Now what I think could be possible is a live action story arc of TCW or Rebels made into a feature film. There is the prospect of this occurring as one of the spinoff films that have been announced. I wouldn't mind that at all.
WIll now that Marvel agents of sheild is becoming sucessfull it gives us more hope for the live action series to air on disney I read somewhere that disney whats the show to happen, plus we could also get more live action and animated tv shows of Star wars in like five or ten years from now. I But its only wishfull think and disney is planning a hell of alot of star wars projects, just like marvel and DC turning there comic books into animated movies.