Young Indy Documentaries On History Channel.com Late 2007

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  1. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    From The Hollywood Reporter

    Web series, Lucas docus are History
    By Kimberly Nordyke

    April 30, 2007

    The History Channel is launching five original series on its Web site and has acquired collection of historical documentaries from George Lucas based on his "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones."

    The network, which makes its upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday in New York, has acquired the rights to a collection of 94 never-before-seen docus that are a companion to the "Young Indiana Jones" TV movies. The docus, created and executive produced by Lucas, are based on events that took place during the early part of the 20th century and provide context to the fictional adventures of the young Jones. Topics range from the history of slavery to biographies of Al Capone and Ernest Hemingway.

    "The association with George Lucas and his passion for history is one we embraced with open arms," said Nancy Dubuc, executive vp and GM of the History Channel. "We really believe in his mission to help future generations find different ways to learn about history."

    The docus will premiere on History.com in late 2007 and also will air on History International and History Classroom. The "Jones" TV movies will air on the History Channel and History International.


    Very cool. More evidence that Young Indy will be on DVD by Christmas.
  2. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    This is really cool. I think it might hurt sales of the DVDs though. Maybe they'll only play an edited version of the documentaries like A&E did for Empire of Dreams.
  3. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    It's a good idea, IMO
  4. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    Well I know it won't keep me from buying the set I was thinking about maybe the masses. It also serves the greater purpose Goerge wants it to, which is to teach and entertain.
  5. G-FETT Chosen One

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    It seems strange that they would allow them to be shown on TV before the DVD comes on sale? Aren't these docs supposed to be bonus features to encourage people to buy the DVD set?[face_thinking]
  6. AL_Patterson Jedi Knight

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  7. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    I personally enjoyed it, but it is not like the movies. I think that is why people didn't accept it in America.
  8. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Young Indy was pretty good in my book. And I agree that it didn't gain widespread success simply because it wasn't like the movies.
  9. zombie Force Ghost

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    One would hope that people are buying the set for, you know, the Young Indy series itself, which is not available on DVD. The inclusion of the docs and whatever else extra features are icing on the cake.
  10. battlewars Jedi Master

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    Loved the series when it first aired, hated the later VHS release because they edited out old Indy and put two different episodes together and called it a movie. What a bunch of crap. I am not interested in this if thats going to be the case again.
  11. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    It sounds pretty likely.
  12. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    That's exactly what it's going to be.

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  13. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    It seems a little despicable when you consider those original episodes were the ones that were nominated and won all those emmys.

    Lucas is such a crusty old crab***.
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