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Live Action Official Live Action Series Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by LucasBuiltMeHotRod, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. cerealbox

    cerealbox Jedi Master star 5

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    Use Lando. Not as the center star but as a connection to the main saga. Hell, have him be the mayor of whatever city the show takes place in.
     
  2. The Vanguard

    The Vanguard Jedi Master star 4

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    Really?? I haven't seen anything..
    Do you have any links to reference?
     
  3. Jolee Bindo

    Jolee Bindo Jedi Knight star 2

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    Thread Merge. -Sabreon


    What would be your dream live action Star Wars show?


    I'd love to see a dark Rogue Squadron series, or an Old Republic series which would give the creators freedom as well as scope for a lengthy run.

    Let's hear people's ideas.
     
  4. MartyAvidianus

    MartyAvidianus Jedi Padawan star 3

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    I want a live action show about Luke's Jedi academy.

    But is a live action show actually happening? Star Wars rebels is ending next year. Will they have a new cartoon show or a live action show? Or no show at all?
     
  5. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    We already have a live action show- it's called the Star Wars Show! (may god have mercy on us all)

    Seriously, though considering that the whole reason the original Live action series concept was delayed by Lucas due to costs I don't see Disney authorising one for a while unless it's done on the cheap. Set on a single planet that looks exactly like modern day Earth without access to galactic technology and is solely inhabited by humans.

    "A small group of Storm troopers are attacking!"
    "We'll have to fight back using our exactly identical blasters, we won't take the speeder because it's out of fuel, R3 you stay here motionless like you always do."
     
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  6. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    IF there's a live action show, I assume they'll stick with what GL was doing meaning it would be set between RotS and ANH. It's also very probable they'll do the same thing than what they did for Rebels in terms of cost, meaning not as much as if GL was producing it himself. Which is a shame since they have the means to do so.
     
  7. Hopeless

    Hopeless Jedi Master star 4

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    A TV version of Star Wars Uprising set immediately after the events of ROTJ!

    Just minimise the use of force users so it keeps the special effects costs making it less expensive but more focused on characters and the story so it's worth watching!
     
  8. StarWarsFreak93

    StarWarsFreak93 Jedi Master star 4

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    Truthfully I'd rather have SW on TV be animated. You can do more in animation, and not worry about having some effects look cheap. I feel like a SW show on ABC would cater too much to their social media advertising craze, where they use those weird hashtags like TGIT, and make it too... I don't know. The animated series hit it perfectly for all ages entertainment, as SW should be.
     
  9. TetsuAero

    TetsuAero Jedi Master star 3

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    That's probably why Lucas decided to wait with the series, as a proper looking star wars series would not look very good with cheap sfx. I do wonder what he had planned. I wonder if they ever got to the design phase of the first episodes.
     
  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    VFX is constantly getting easier to make more expansive, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility. But if they wanted to do the galaxy hopping, they would have to keep the action centralized on a space-ship ala Star Trek. Or a planet bound location or something where the galaxy comes to them.

    I restate: I think Luke's Jedi trainees / Ben's descent into darkness would make a great TV series. All you need is whatever the Jedi academy location is in TLJ and Mark Hamill.
     
  11. TetsuAero

    TetsuAero Jedi Master star 3

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    Judging by what i read in the wookieepedia article it seemed like the series was going to be planet hopping.
     
  12. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Jedi Master star 4

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    Hopefully this comes to fruition. I think Star Wars is way past due for a live action series. I would imagine ABC would be the logical choice for a Live Series to air? However Netflix or Amazon would be cool as well.
     
  13. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 2

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    They could always make it about an Order 66 survivor, in the early years of the Empire, that's pretending to be a smuggler/bounty hunter/something criminal.

    This way, you have most of the dialogues happening in the same few rooms, i.e. the spaceship; you can have planet hoping, but in the Outer Rim, so mainly undeveloped primitive planets, so you can film it on real life locations with little bit of CGI added later; you can have Force and maybe even a lightsaber once or twice per season, but not too much, so lower FX costs, while at the same time keeping the Jedi hungry viewers happy; you can have the Empire present for nostalgia; and you can have the SW criminal elements present as well, so popular characters like Jabba, Boba, etc.

    Its not very original, but it is feasible both money and technology wise. And it should be attractive enough for both fans and mainstream audience.

    Kinda like Firefly, but in Star Wars universe.
     
  14. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 6

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    Firefly should never be spoken in same sentence as Star Wars. In fact, Firefly should never be spoken about at all.
     
  15. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  16. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 2

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    We can also just call it "the greatest sci-fi series ever made", but writing Firefly is so much faster.
     
  17. Hopeless

    Hopeless Jedi Master star 4

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    So any news on what they're planning to replace Star Wars Rebels once that series ends?
     
  18. TetsuAero

    TetsuAero Jedi Master star 3

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    Nope, nothing.
     
  19. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 6

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    The rumour has been a post-RoTJ series, but nothing confirmed. Majority of the allege 'leaks' have been fake.
     
  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  21. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 7

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    wait does this include shows
     
  22. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    If shows like Battlestar Galactics, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Expanse, etc can make it work in live action, then I see no reason why SW cannot do so as well. People aren't going to go into it expecting it to have the production values of the films, they're more realistic than that. As long as it still looks decent, most people would be fine with it I think.

    Also if the show gets Rae Sloane onscreen, then I'm all for it. ;)
     
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  23. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Tell that to all the marvel fans who never gave Agents of Shield a chance ;)
     
  24. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    There were other reasons for that as well. Also even for a TV show, those effects weren't great early on.
     
  25. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Knight star 2

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    You have way too optimistic view of your average TV series viewer :)
     
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