Saturday, March 14, 2009


According to George Lucas, there will be a live-action TV series based on 'Star Wars' which will focus on minor characters from the basic mythology. It will be set in the time period between “Revenge of the Sith” (Episode III) and the original “Star Wars” (Episode IV). The action will follow the Rebel Alliance in its "infancy" against the Empire.. There will be Stormtroopers, but don't expect any Jedi - after all, until Luke came along, it was believed that Darth Vader was the last of that religion. And speaking of Darth Vader, he won't appear either.

As he did with the “Clone Wars” series, Lucas will write and shoot an entire year’s worth of episodes before looking for a cable channel on which to air the series, so it's going to be awhile before it finally enters Toobworld proper. (Of course, with appearances by 3PO and R2 in so many blipverts, it's already a part of the TV Universe.) Hopefully, the series will be cast mostly with unknown actors; it'll be more believable that way. By that I mean the actor won't be blocking our acceptance of the character.

Not that I think 'Star Wars' is real..... Heh heh.... ahem.

Toby O'B

1 comment:

Mercurie said...

Personally, I'd like to see a live action Clone Wars--Jedi are too cool to pass up--but post-Sith could be good too. And I have to agree, hopefully he'll use a cast of unknowns.