Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Darth_Nub, Nov 16, 2009.
Big thanks to ATMachine for pulling the threads over. I think that'll do, I've snipped out the broader development stuff that came up in the Epsiode thread that was focused on the OT & PT.
Figure this is as good a thread as any to discuss the obsolete 12-episode plan & other episodic structures that were considered, just as long as we can avoid "OMG LUKAS SHULD MAKE EPSIODES 7-9 IN 3-D WITH JEDI LEGGACY AND FORCE UNLEESHED STORYLNES THAT WLD BE FKN AWSOME LOL" sort of posts.
OMG LUKAS SHULD MAKE EPSIODES 7-9 IN 3-D WITH JEDI LEGGACY AND FORCE UNLEESHED STORYLNES THAT WLD BE AWSOME LOL
@ Darth_Nub and Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn.
Steve "Colonel Basher" Tosche_Station
The Thrawn trilogy or Dark Empire is Episodes 7-9
Oh I was serious alright. Yes I know this is the movie thread and EU isn't really taken into account here but I just had to say it. I would love to have the Thrawn trilogy on the big screen but Dark Empire fits better
I like the Thrawn Trilogy (and DE, to a lesser extent) too, but given Nub and I's immediately prior posts, it was difficult to tell about your post.
I admit I just barely glanced at the comments before mine. I was just adding my two cents
This is unrelated to any of Lucas's plans, but I came across it a few years ago and thought (parts of) it was/were pretty cool. Basically, as the original toy lines were winding down in the mid-80s, Kenner put together a proposal for something called "The Epic Continues," which would have been an extended toy series that would be accompanied by/informed by a post-ROTJ setting.
The premise was that following the battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor, a warlord named Atha Prime would return from the edge of the galaxy, where he had been kept at bay during the Empire era. He would have been a major player in the Clone Wars, and his forces would be Clone Warriors. Luke and the Rebels would resist them, Luke having become a true Jedi. The whole thing is not very detailed, but I liked the idea of the prequel events looping back around to relate to 'sequel' plotline. Also, the aesthetics are totally 80s-Star Warsian.
Atha Prime - based on concept art of the Emperor's red guards from ROTJ.
Atha Prime's ship.
Most interesting idea
Where did you come across this, Thrawn?
I don't actually remember, it was so long ago. I know my first exposure to the details came from the same site those pictures did (the names are linked to pages on it).
This is the entry on wookieepedia regarding the proposed toy-line. Interesting stuff: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Epic_Continues
And here's some more:http://theswca.com/images-speci/85LineExt/index.html
I'll say. I had a double take when I saw who was supposed to take over the Empire after Palpatine's death. How would they pull that one off?
Interesting some of the ideas also included droids in a more prominent role.
I remember someone years ago posting that picture of Atha Prime and what Kenner planned to do post RotJ. I have no idea who it was but it was here.
It first turned up in Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #2 (1995). Will have to dig that out if I can find it, there were some pretty whacky ideas for the new toy line.
Apparently Kenner went a bit overboard in their proposal & declared the SW Saga would eventually comprise five trilogies.
More than likely you will not see 7-9