Lucas to make more Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by AmShak, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Well, this "third trilogy" rumour has finally been proven rubbish (took long enough, but no surprise there), but the "TV series" rumour lives on. Here's two intertwined reports.

    First from ...
    And this one from IESB ...

  2. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    I have a hard time picturing a live action star wars tv show (with special effects done on the cheap). If they go for a tv show, I think it will be animated.
  3. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Maybe they'll consider a TV show if the project is handled properly. Stargate did some pretty great shows over the years that included some heavy effects work. Nothing as complex as the SW movies, but then it didn't have to be, given the scripts etc.
  4. Zepp

    Zepp Interstellar Buccaneer

    Babylon 5 did pretty well CG-wise
  5. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Originally Babylon 5 and SeaQuest DSV both used Commodore Amiga desktop computers to create their CGI scenes - that's why it could be done so cheaply (relatively speaking) and still look reasonably good, but it took ages for each scene to be rendered so they had to often reuse the same sequence. :)
  6. Zepp

    Zepp Interstellar Buccaneer

    Commodore rox!
  7. Jedi 1073

    Jedi 1073 New Recruit

    Bring Back Babylon 5!!
  8. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Commodore computers "rox"! (roxed??)

    Commodore management "sux"! They were so completely hopeless that they managed to destroy the Amiga. :(
  9. aceface

    aceface Junior Spy

    But there have been plenty of roles for older people in the SW films. The Emperor, Obi-Wan ("Ben"), the assorted generals, officers, etc. And don't forget that Yoda was over 800 years old! Age is an important part of these stories.

    I think y'all are forgetting the excellent interview with Mark Hamill ("The Many Faces of Mark Hamill") that appeared in a 1998 issue of Axcess magazine (Vol. 5 No. 1 to be exact). Here is the relevant snippet....

    Would you do another Star Wars movie?
    But they’re going backwards. Well, to work with George again would be a dream come true. That’s something that would work out for me, but unfortunately the chronological order is going the wrong way. He had mentioned something - and this was years ago so I don’t know whether he’s changing his mind - but way back when he asked me whether I’d be interested in doing the final three, where there would be a place for the new young hope finding the old. It would be like a repeat of the first one except me in the Obi-Wan role.

    That would then have to be way, way, in the future.
    It’s nothing I’m holding my breath for. In general, I’d probably do anything George wanted me to do.
  10. Jedi 1073

    Jedi 1073 New Recruit

    Actually i would like to see that movie it would make a great comedy spoof!
  11. Zepp

    Zepp Interstellar Buccaneer

    Up until about 5 years ago they were still the best puters out there graphix wise, unfortunately you're right about their inability to manage the business half of the market and their niche was taken by a company with far inferior puters but better management, mac...
  12. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    I'm not sure about Apple having better management - they make many of the exact same mistakes that Commodore did (eg. almost zero marketing, it's left to the resellers) as well as adding many new ones of their own (eg. over-pricing and dropping the Newton just as the PDA craze was about to take off). This has caused them to nearly go under a few times. :rolleyes:

    Of course Commodore also had the problem of not knowing what to do with the Amiga. Originally it was meant to be a games console, then it became a computer which was too expensive for home and no software for business, then it became a home computer, and a video editor, then it went back to a games console (CD32), then a home computer ... among many other changes.

    Another problem with the Amiga was that the OS was simply a toy compared to the Mac's very easy-to-use system. There was simply too much twiddling in the CLI. Rather peculiarly the Mac has now gone to MacOS X which has the same "twiddle factor" with it's Terminal and Unix background, making it equally difficult to use at times. :(

    To sort of get back on topic, Amigas were used a little at LucasFilm / LucasArts, but they now use Macs instead ... although the graphics are finally rendered on big high-end systems like Indigos, etc.. :)
  13. Zepp

    Zepp Interstellar Buccaneer

    I want to get myself a Cray... but I don't have the space for it...

    Anyway, the original graphix of most of the movies in the late 70's through the early 90's were on Amigas. Now they are going high-end, but the market has become flouded with second rate graphix even in first rate movies... The original trilogy had a great balance between CG and 'real' fx, which was why it was effective. You don't use a phillips for a flathead screw, but that's what alot of movie makers (including Lucas in the trilogies, Phantom Menace moreso, although he seems to have gone almost exclusively to digital backgrounds for Ep III... and would probly continue the downward spiral into any further product...)
  14. Stevetrooper

    Stevetrooper Galactic Groundpounder

    I like the Star Wars spoof cast except instead of Ben Affleck I would go with Dennis Quaid as Han, and instead of Famke Janson I would go with that Saturday Night Live news girl with the glasses. (what's her name?) as Leia.

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