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Star Wars Live-Action Show Could Still Happen 126

An anonymous reader writes "According to ABC entertainment president Paul Lee: 'We'd love to do something with Lucasfilm, we're not sure what yet. We haven't even sat down with them. We're going to look at [the Star Wars live-action TV series], we're going to look at all of them, and see what's right. We weren't even able to discuss this with them until [the deal] closed and it just closed. It's definitely going to be part of the conversation.' Not only that, but it's also been announced that some of the 50 completed episode scripts that producer Rick McCallum has previously mentioned have been written by none other than Ron Moore of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fame."
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Star Wars Live-Action Show Could Still Happen

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  • Only this (Score:5, Insightful)

    by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @10:36AM (#42557255)

    I believe I speak for most of the fan base when I say simply: You better not have a writer's strike in season 3, followed by management going full retard as dollar signs flash before their eyes. One series has already paid the price for that. If you ruin another geek culture icon, there'll be hell to pay.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 11, 2013 @10:39AM (#42557281)

    it retroactively made all other Galactica episodes suck. It killed the DVD market for the series.

    Hopefully, he won't do that to Star Wars. Lucas has done enough in that area.

  • Re:Only this (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Grishnakh ( 216268 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @10:43AM (#42557333)

    Oh please. This geek culture icon has already been thoroughly ruined by the Prequel movies. There's nothing more they can do to hurt it at this point, it'd be beating a dead horse.

    I'm really disappointed that Ron Moore wasted his time writing scripts for this turkey, instead of devoting his talents to something more productive and worthwhile. Can the guy not come up with a unique new sci-fi show on his own? Or is he only able to write episodes for someone else's show, or come up with shows that are rehashes of old shows? Don't get me wrong, the new BSG was pretty good and the the writing in the episodes (particularly the earlier ones and pilot; it seemed to kinda fall apart later on) was excellent, but it was still not a unique concept, it was a remake of someone else's older show. But Star Wars of all things? SW has been crap ever since Ep.1. Surely he could come up with a unique new concept for a good sci-fi TV show.

  • Re:Only this (Score:4, Insightful)

    by DerekLyons ( 302214 ) <> on Friday January 11, 2013 @11:39AM (#42558021) Homepage

    If you ruin another geek culture icon, there'll be hell to pay.

    if by 'hell" you mean "more nerdrage on blogs and forums by a meaningless minority that will have no detectable effect on the bottom line", then sure. Otherwise, not so much.

    Get over yourself. Nerds don't pay the bills, never have. never will.

  • by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @12:41PM (#42558863)

    I know a lot of people disagree, but I loved the finale.


    Everything started out beautifully choreographed -- tight plot linkage, excellent character development, and then a horror unmatched since Whedon introduced season 5 of Buffy was unleashed. It's tenacles slithered out and devoured all that was good and wonderful about the series. Many drinks were had. Friends consoled each other in unlit basements, warmed only by the glow of an LCD monitor. It was dark times. People like you make me sick.

  • Re:Only this (Score:4, Insightful)

    by niado ( 1650369 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @01:03PM (#42559119)

    Oh please. This geek culture icon has already been thoroughly ruined by the Prequel movies.

    It's been my observation that the only ones who share your opinion were children when EPIV came out. I was in my twenties, and about the only difference I saw was the effects and costumes were far better in the prequels.

    As an adult watching them, the one that ruined the franchise was EPVI. I mean, Jesus... those midgets in the cheezy bear costumes were REALLY lame. I had to forget just how bad VI was to even watch EPI; if that had come out two years after EPVI I probably wouldn't even have watched it.

    IMO, EPIII was excellent, especially the opening scene with the big space battle, and the fight between Obi-Wan and Vader. I see bitching about the "mitichlorians" but you have to remember, these aren't human, they're aliens from another time and another galaxy. That alone demands a HUGE suspension of disbelief -- a race from another galaxy looks exactly like us?? That's harder to swallow than FTL travel.

    Woah woah wee-woah woah. First off, the human-like creatures in star wars are canonically human []. Theories regarding their connection to earth are diverse, but the connection has not been explained in canon.

    Regarding the movies - EPVI is a personal favorite of mine, though I will concede that many fans (especially those who were adults when EPVI was released) are turned off by the Ewoks. I also enjoyed some scenes in EPIII, specifically the ones you mention. There were actually scenes in all three of the prequels that were well done and thoroughly enjoyable (ref. DM vs. QGJ in EPI). The primary complaints, especially from the more "hard-core" fanbase are with silly plot and lore related changes that were made for seemingly no good reason. Also, casting for some critical characters was worse-than-terrible (e.g. Anakin).

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