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2008 – Star Wars live-action TV series!

April 27th, 2006 . by Matt

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I am a big Star Wars fan, and although I have never gone as far as wearing a costume, I did own Star Wars figurines as a boy. I liked all the movies, but thought ‘The Phantom Menace’ was the weakest for its dull moments concerning Anakin, especially the Pod race. I even read some of the books from the ‘expanded universe’ (The Thrawn trilogy was especially good). So I am looking forward to the Star Wars live-action TV series to be released in 2008. From Wikipedia –

In Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine, the leader of the Galactic Republic, declared himself Emperor, and transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire. In the process, he ordered the execution of Order 66, in which all members of the clone army of the Republic turned on their Jedi leaders and killed them. In a speech he delivered to the senate, however, he reported that there were remaining Jedi, and that these survivors would be “hunted down and defeated.”

Referred to as “the dark times” by Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope, nineteen years will pass in this series, which is set between the years of 19 BBY and 0 BBY. It is during this period that the newly formed Galactic Empire will rise to ultimate power throughout the galaxy. It is during this time period that the first Death Star will be constructed, albeit with many problems along the way.

However, most of the stories will be told from the perspective of minor characters from the Star Wars galaxy. From Star Wars creator George Lucas’ own words, we may see the mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett play a significant role in the series, with Daniel Logan reprising his role from Attack of the Clones. According to Lucas, several of the major characters from the films may have small appearances as well. Regardless, the issues involved in this particular era in the Star Wars history, it is said, will be quite clear, though the actual people involved may not necessarily be seen.

Over the course of the show, the Rebel Alliance, founded by Senator Mon Mothma and Senator Bail Organa in Revenge of the Sith, will gradually form into a full resistance against an Empire that holds the entire galaxy under its grip. The alliance, armed with its loyalist intentions to restore the Old Republic, will ultimately win its first battle against the Empire, setting up the events for A New Hope.

I hope they make the Star Wars live-action TV series for a mature audience, and not for kids.

On a related note, Wikipedia is quickly becoming a comprehensive resource on all aspects of pop culture, such as celebrities, movies, books, and computer games, often with a level of detail not found anywhere else. Once Wikipedia works out how to deal with trolls, they will be a ‘force‘ to be reckoned with (apologies for the pun!).


17 Responses to “2008 – Star Wars live-action TV series!”

  1. comment number 1 by: stumpjumper

    You are in Sydney right?
    You must be Jedi too then, hehe.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2218456.stm

  2. comment number 2 by: Katz

    I ain’t geek, nerd, loser. Are you, Matt?

  3. comment number 3 by: Matt

    I ain’t geek, nerd, loser. Are you, Matt?

    Why do you ask? Is the definition of geek, nerd or loser watching Star Wars?

  4. comment number 4 by: Katz

    watching no, liking.

  5. comment number 5 by: stumpjumper

    I am big fan of geeks. There is nothing worng with being a geek.
    They are full of interesting knowledges and fun to talk to.
    The ones that I consider “unhealthy” is the ones who are into those kis hentai stuff. Other than that geek rules!!!

  6. comment number 6 by: dogbert

    Katz, I don’t know about geek or nerd, but you are most definitely a loser.

  7. comment number 7 by: empraptor

    Oooh… let me partake in this third grade action.

    Wrong! All of you are losers for calling each other losers based on movie preferences!

  8. comment number 8 by: Katz

    By what you call me a loser, dogbertt?

  9. comment number 9 by: dogbert

    Because you are an unrepentant racist and hypocrite.

    I don’t give a toss what your preference in films is.

  10. comment number 10 by: Katz

    Well, first step to deal with racism is respect.

  11. comment number 11 by: dogbert

    First step for respect is to earn it.

  12. comment number 12 by: Gerry-Bevers

    I also love the “Star Wars” movies, and the series sounds like it is going to be quiet interesting. However, the most impressive movie I have ever seen was the first Indiana Jones movie. I remember walking out of a movie theater in Honolulu, Hawaii just amazed. With the theme song still ringing in my ears, I just could not stop telling myself how great the movie was. I am looking forward to the fourth Indiana Jones movie that I hear they are planning to make.

    “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” and “The Lost Ark” are the three most impressive movies I have ever seen.

  13. comment number 13 by: dogbert

    C’mon Gerry, I remember how you loved the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Don’t leave them out!

  14. comment number 14 by: Gerry-Bevers

    That’s right, Dogbert. I loved the “Lord of the Rings” movies, and maybe I should include them on my list, but on my “Most Impressive List,” I think I would have to put them behind the three I mentioned above. However, my favorite novels are, without question, “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings.”

  15. comment number 15 by: Katz

    Dogbert, I know everyone who who reads our discussion will think the annoying guy it’s not me. But who?

  16. comment number 16 by: Errol

    No worries. Matt to the rescue. Please delete my errors above.

    Hobbits, elves, dwarves and trolls in Korea?

    Korea Elf?

    Gerry you need to widen your viewing habbits

  17. comment number 17 by: eli

    Maybe they’ll make another Star Wars Christmas Special.

    http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/

    I actually saw it (someone got a copy off eBay) and it completely ruined my childhood. Well, that and Darth Vader screaming NOOOOOO like he was Calculon.