Posted by LiveFor on September 9, 2009
Bryan Young over at Examiner.com was at the recent Dragon*Con and attended the Future of Star Wars panel. Many things were said but of interest is the news on the live action TV show.
Steve Sansweet officially acknowledged the Live Action TV series and gave a rough timetable and hinted strongly at a bit of casting news
First: Pre-production on the show will be starting soon and go through until the new year. The writers have been working for a while and, according to Sansweet, no one knows anything about the story for sure except George Lucas, Rick McCallum and the writers.
He also gave 2012 as a reasonably firm date for seeing the project on the air. It is a one hour format drama show and will air weekly.
Casting news. An audience member asked about Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones) and his possible participation in the show reprising his role. Sansweet remained cryptic, reminded everyone that no major casting deals have been made with anyone but said (and I quote), “A couple of years ago Rick McCallum said that he would consider it, and I would expect news from Daniel’s camp in the not-too-distant future.”
He also reminded the audience that anything other than what he told us today that anyone read on the Internet was probably not true.
Despite the disappointment of the prequels I have enjoyed the Clone War cartoons and the thought of a live action show does bring back some of the old excitement I used to have at the mention of Star Wars.
The new show is meant to be set between the death of Padme and Emperor Palpatine’s dissolution of the Imperial Senate. I would like to know a little more about who the main characters will be.
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Posted by LiveFor on August 21, 2009
John Scalzi has written a great column about the various design faults in the Star Wars universe. Very funny and all true. Here are just a few:
Yes, I know, I want one too. But I tell you what: I want one with a hand guard. Otherwise every lightsaber battle would consist of sabers clashing and then their owners sliding as quickly as possible down the shaft to lop off their opponent’s fingers. You say: Lightsabers can slice through anything but another lightsaber, so what are you going to make a hand guard out of? I say: Dude, if you have the technology to make a lightsaber, you have the technology to make a light hand guard.
They stand out like a sore thumb in every environment but snow, the helmets restrict view (“I can’t see a thing in this helmet!” — Luke Skywalker), and the armor is penetrable by single shots from blasters. Add it all up and you have to wonder why stormtroopers don’t just walk around naked, save for blinders and flip-flops.
An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.
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Posted by LiveFor on August 14, 2009
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Posted by LiveFor on July 25, 2009
Jake talks candidly about growing up in the shadow of Star Wars.
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Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009
David Berry posted a home movie reel shot during the construction and second-unit filming of Star Wars models (i.e., Millenium Falcon, Empire fighters) inside a San Fernando Valley warehouse in 1976.
So far it is not embeddable but it is well worth having a look at the early days of Star Wars, back when effects were built rather than rendered.
Thanks to Jeffrey Wells for pointing it out.
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