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Post by Red_3 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:40 am

So I heard somewhere they were going to make a Star Wars TV show, and that it would be post RotS. But I had this thought the other night. A TV series would be the perfect way to film the Thrawn Trilogy.<P>The more I think about it, the more I love the idea. Of course I would respectfully request that the court issue a 500 yard restraining order for all the actors from George Lucas.
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Post by General Edor Crespin » Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:00 am

I've heard this idea a couple times before, and I totally agree.<P>It will never happen, of course. :(
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Post by Major Wes Janson » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:23 am

Sci-Fi miniseries! One per book!
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Post by Baron Wolfsburg » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:37 am

I'm pretty sure the TV series will occur in the time period between ROTS and ANH.<P>I think if GL were to do Ep. VII-IX, the Thrawn trilogy would be good source material. Or perhaps Dark Empire. Or both. I don't know... :p

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Post by DarHan » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:59 am

Yup. A fan's dream :<P>Trilogy I - Rise of the Empire<BR> Episode I - The Phantom Menace<BR> Episode II - Attack of the Clones<BR> Episode III - Revenge of the Sith<P>Trilogy II - Rebellion<BR> Episode IV - A New Hope<BR> Episode V - The Empire trikes Back<BR> Episode VI - Return of the Jedi<P>Trilogy III - Thrawn's War<BR> Episode VII - Heir to the Empire<BR> Episode VIII - Dark Force Rising<BR> Episode IX - The Last Command<P>Trilogy IV - The Undying Tyrant<BR> Episode X - Dark Empire<BR> Episode XI - Dark Empire II (gotta find another title...)<BR> Episode XII - Empire's End
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Post by Red_3 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:51 pm

I don't think the thrawn books would make good movies. I think each book could be broken into one TV series. Too much time passes in one book for it to work out right as a star wars movie. thats just me though.
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Post by Baron Wolfsburg » Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:17 pm

Yeah, some modifications would probably need to occur regarding the timespan, but I don't think the end result would be so bad. <P>I also think Dark Empire would be a good candidate for a 3rd trilogy, basically because it centers around Palpatine, a major player in the previous trilogies.

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Post by Major Wes Janson » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:54 am

I still like the mini-series idea, it turned out well with Dune and BSG...
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Post by DTM » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:11 am

I would like to see a totaly new story, with new characters, new jedis, new evils...the Thrawn trilogy is beautiful, but somthing new would be better! If someone would create a movie with the Thrawn books, you would not agree with the interpretation of them, because every single change from the book would not be accepted...it is better if Thrawn remains a book (and a comics!)<P>I think that this is the reason because Lucas decided to create the recent trilogy telling about the Clone Wars and the prequels of the rebellion: because too many EU stories has been told about the New Republic...and again, we need something new from George to grow up the Star Wars universe :)

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Post by Ol » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:21 am

Would you really want to see the Thrawn books filmed with different actors in the lead parts? I know I wouldn't.

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Post by Baron Wolfsburg » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:27 am

No, I would want it to have the original actors, but of course I know they are too old and/or simply wouldn't be willing to do it.<p>[ 11 March 2006: Message edited by: Baron Wolfsburg ]

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Post by dain » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:10 pm

I wouldn't want anything involving a clone Palpatine as that is the part of EU I hate the most as it almost totally negates Anakin/Vader's sacrifice and redemption.
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Post by Will T » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:49 pm

I'm okay with anything pre-NJO, it's nothing to do with the quality of the books or anything, I just don't think they should drag one era out so much that they have to kill off a major character and effectively undo everything that happened in the whole of the timeline of events that happened before, can the galaxy not just stay saved? I especially hate this new 'legacy' thing they're planning, i think that's taking it too far. Personally, I think they should expand other eras, like the tales of the jedi era. (I'm currently working on a fanfic post-kotor2 novella). I think a mini-series dramatisation of kotor would be really good, would never a<BR>happen of course (what with the multiple timeline possibilities) but if it did, I'd watch it.
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Post by dain » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:17 pm

I think the quality IS a problem... all the plots are so dull... Imperial remnant is building a new fleet/super weapon.. Luke, Han, Leia and Lando must fight off this new threat blah blah blah yadda yadda yoda.<P>Yes why can't the galaxy stay saved.. is it at all realistic that so many threats would crop up in so short a time?.. the original republic stood for thousands of years with no major threats..
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Post by Major Wes Janson » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:51 pm

The original Republic had a few incidents of near annhilation, but the periods of peace were usually when the Sith were licking their wounds and the Jedi were numerous.
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Post by Red_3 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:39 pm

I really don't think it would be so bad to have replacement actors for luke, han and leia. Who gives a crap? They could find similar looking actors. Maybe even find the actress who played Mon Mothma.
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Post by Mako » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:12 pm

Mabe you wouldn't care about replacment actors, but I can Garuntee(SP?) that every one else in the Star Wars loving community would. It's like getting someone else other than Harrison Ford to play Indiana Jones. Sacraligious man, sacraligious.
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Post by Red_3 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:12 am

I'd prefer new actors to the old ones at this point
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Post by DarHan » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:24 am

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Post by Deoxis » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:01 am

I Felt all the NJO to lukes death would make a good Series.<P>(Basiclly all EU.<p>[ 17 March 2006: Message edited by: Deoxis ]

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Post by zigdaddy » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:27 pm

"McCallum said there would be "a whole bunch of new characters" and the series would be "much more dramatic and darker"."<P>So... basically it will look and feel like the new Battlestar Galactica? Not sure how i feel about that. Seems to me like GL is running out of ideas.

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