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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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  • by crazyjj ( 2598719 ) * on Friday January 11, 2013 @10:53AM (#42557461)

    I know a lot of people disagree, but I loved the finale. It's grown on me more since it aired too. There is something about that conclusion that still really sticks in my mind and still pops up in my head sometimes when I read about advancements in A.I.--the idea that humanity is all but doomed to create the A.I. that will lead to its destruction, but that there is also somehow infinite hope that they won't make the same mistake THIS TIME.

    I find it both a disturbing and comforting conclusion at the same time (don't think I can say that about the finale of any other series). It's hopeless in the sense that we're probably going to do it all again, but comforting to know that SOME DAY we're going to get it right (maybe even this time).

  • by Enderandrew ( 866215 ) <enderandrew AT gmail DOT com> on Friday January 11, 2013 @11:10AM (#42557647) Homepage Journal

    Except McCallum and Lucas described the live action TV series as Deadwood in space. They've suggested it will be so dark and mature that only HBO would air it.

    The plot is supposed to center on bounty hunters between Episode III and IV.

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

    by Your.Master ( 1088569 ) on Friday January 11, 2013 @05:35PM (#42562185)

    I feel like the lone guy who really likes the Ewoks. The whole point is they look unassuming both physically and in terms of technology, and they still fight back (with a measure of success that can't just be attributed to the heroes). It's like Yoda, although Yoda at least had magic powers.

    The Ewoks represented what is usually a tired trope for humans -- the physically and technologically weaker species that fights back through sheer iron will. Happens over and over in sci fi movies where humans are the weaker species and they just will themselves to beat the aliens. Not usually some other species using sheer will to beat the humans.

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