Sadly, no.  No he doesn’t.  Rumors started to spread earlier this week when George Lucas sat down for an interview with G4’s Attack of the Show, that had many speculating that George Lucas had already shot 50 hours of a Star Wars television show, but shelved it.

We have 50 hours and we’re just waiting to figure out a different way of making movies, a different technology we can use … to make it feasible to shoot the show…When we do figure this problem out it will dramatically affect a lot of movies. Right now it looks like the Star Wars features.

What Lucas really meant to say was he had 50 hours of the Star Wars television series (set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope) written, not filmed.  This is all according to who called up Lucasfilm PR directly to get it all sorted out.  Of course this is just the thing a PR person WOULD say to throw us all off the scent.

I know a lot of people are turned off by Lucas and Star Wars at the moment, but I absolutely love what is going on in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and if there was another live-action television series on the air, you can bet I’d be sitting on the floor with my bowl of popcorn, giggling like a six year old.




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  1. Alisha Mynx on

    “and if there was another live-action television series on the air, you can bet I’d be sitting on the floor with my bowl of popcorn, giggling like a six year old.”

    So basically you’d be acting like me whenever I watch the original trilogy? Or when I read some of the novels? Or when noone is home and I take my action figures down from the shelves and play with them?

  2. Lucas was smart in handing over the writing to someone else for the Clone Wars, Lets hope he does the same for this. His vision is a lot better when filtered through a better writer.

  3. Oldcomicfan on

    I don’t understand all the hate on George Lucas because of the prequel trilogy. The hate on Jar Jar Binks, that I can understand. They weren’t horrible movies, and they added to the Star Wars canon. Go back and watch the original trilogy with critical eyes. They aren’t as great as everybody seems to think. And, in place of Jar Jar, Lucas inflicted Ewoks upon us. And, in my humble opinion, Lucas redeemed himself (if, indeed, he needed redeeming) with the Clone Wars cartoon show. And, for the love of sanity, he put a grown-up Natalie Portman on the screen and that is no bad thing!

    It’s a pity the television show got the axe, it would have been interesting to see what he would have done. I wonder, though, what he was talking about, needing to invent new technologies to make the show practical. I mean, you either have to use video cameras of some sort, or film cameras of some sort, to record the action. You have to either build sets for film the thing blue screen and digitally add sets and backgrounds. I just don’t see how inventing some new kind of technology would change any of that. Maybe old George has just been eating too many “sandwiches” and is now trying to think up some way to hook up his imagination directly to a television screen so he doesn’t have to do any of that messy film-making stuff any more?

    Come to think of it, didn’t Godard and Ribera already DO that in their comic “Vagabond of Limbo”?

    • Well for one thing episodes 1-3 were made for kids to sell toys, C3PO goes from awkward chumurdgeon to comic relief one line guy and there were too many racial stereotypes behind the characters. Trade Federation=Japanese, The Junkyard guy watto was jewish, Jar-Jar was Jamaican, ect ect. Why invent original stuff when you can just slap it togeather? They should of picked a better kid actor for anakin. I am sure I could go on for hours about the complaints of the movie. The one thing it did well was to get the jedi lightsaber fights airborne rather than the stiff varely moving fights of the last 4 episodes.

      • Also for me, just to add one small thing, I didn’t like how sterile and clean and perfectly together the world was. Sure Tatooine was dusty, but everywhere else was spotless. I liked the lived-in feel of the originals, whereas I kinda detested the look of the new ones. I also hated how super reliant the man was to use computer effects for every little thing. Oh well though, I’ll watch the prequels probably once every 5-10 years (unless my kids latch onto it for some reason and then probably more).

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