May
24
2012

George Lucas finds last square inch of Star Wars not yet urinated upon.

Hey, did you ever want to see a Star Wars television series about its criminal subculture? …OK, maybe you did; maybe you didn’t; but the idea itself is not objectionable to you, I suspect. Well, it doesn’t really matter, because you’re going to get it anyway… maybe. It’s called “Star Wars: Underworld,” and they’re working on it:

“We’re at a complicated impasse right now,” [Star Wars producer Rick] McCallum told IGN. “We have… 50 scripts [that are] unbelievable. The most provocative, the most bold and daring material that we’ve ever done.”

I know that most of you are wincing at that last sentence, but there may be stubborn holdouts who somehow managed to save vs. stark revelation of sanity-destroying cosmic truth. Allow me to crush your souls.

McCallum added that Underworld will only enter production once George Lucas can make the show “at the cost of maybe $4 or $5 million an episode”.

Remember when that kind of news would have been good? – Because now it merely serves as a fair warning that anywhere from 90 to 120% of that money is going to appear on the screen as vaguely racist CGI, with the remainder maybe being used on incidentals, like plot. Or actors who give a tinkers dam.

BUT I’M NOT BITTER.

Via Do-Gooder Press.

Moe Lane

7 Comments

  • Doug Stewart says:

    Great. Now I’ve got to go back and re-re-re-watch the Plinkett Episodes 1-3 reviews just to get those nasty scars papered over again.

    I’ll have to roll DEX checks all day to make sure I hide the video windows quickly enough as coworkers walk by.

  • Spegen says:

    Its not like there has been a good star wars show before. There was the Ewok Adventures- oh wait, bad example, nevermind…..

  • Rob Crawford says:

    What about the Christmas Special? I hear people love watching it!

  • JeffV says:

    All I ask is that it be like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcvFjtbskZk

  • MikeCG says:

    Set it between ROTJ and the Thrawn Trilogy; cast Felicia Day as Mara Jade and Wil Wheaton as Talon Kaarde. I’m just sayin’…

  • Jbird says:

    . . . or it could be AWESOME!! . . . it probably won’t, but they’ll sucker me in again. I don’t hate the current cartoon network cartoon set in the Clone Wars sometime between Episode I & III I suppose. My son likes it and I watch it with him on occasion.

  • JeffV says:

    Wil Wheaton can’t be anywhere near this. George Lucas will go to great lengths to never, ever kill off or harm a sympathetic character.

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