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ABC has started conversations to bring a live action Star Wars series to television

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Everything Marvel wants to do now Lucasfilm has to do. It is like having an annoying kid brother who has to copy your every move. Except in this instance, we the fans are the winners regardless of the outcome. While The Walt Disney Company owned ABC network has been advertising the hell out of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., rumblings have been happening since George Lucas sold his company that STAR WARS would be getting the same small screen treatment.

Over the weekend, ABC President Paul Lee told the Television Critics Association the following:

"We've started conversations with them. I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate."

When THE AVENGERS was released it took less than a year for the pilot of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. to be filmed and greenlit to begin airing in the Fall. George Lucas previously indicated that there have been scripts completed for a live action STAR WARS series and it was only a matter of finding a way to produce the quality of a feature film on a television budget. But, that was also back when Lucasfilm was independent. Now, with the finances of ABC and Disney behind them, we may actually get that or some new version of it on the small screen.

It is amazing what can be done on television budgets these days. Just look at shows like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA or FALLING SKIES as examples of how good special effects can look on the small screen.

Source: Reuters

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4:02PM on 08/05/2013

Cool

Finally we get to see the series that was being talked about since 2005. BTW, not liking the kid brother comparison. Lucas always wanted to make this series. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D happened after the success of Avengers.
Finally we get to see the series that was being talked about since 2005. BTW, not liking the kid brother comparison. Lucas always wanted to make this series. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D happened after the success of Avengers.
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4:05PM on 08/05/2013
Sounds good to me!
Sounds good to me!
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6:33PM on 08/05/2013

Make it the in Old Republic

I think that would be awesome to do it in the Knoghts of the Old Republic time frame.
I think that would be awesome to do it in the Knoghts of the Old Republic time frame.
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7:10PM on 08/05/2013
George is no longer in charge. Time to throw out those old scripts and make a series about the times in between Episodes III & IV, telling the back stories of the characters we know and love.
George is no longer in charge. Time to throw out those old scripts and make a series about the times in between Episodes III & IV, telling the back stories of the characters we know and love.
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5:35AM on 08/06/2013
The story between Episode III and Episode IV will be revealed in the new CG animated(cartoon) series Star Wars: Rebels.
The story between Episode III and Episode IV will be revealed in the new CG animated(cartoon) series Star Wars: Rebels.
10:31PM on 08/05/2013
I think the likely success of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will give this enough momentum to finally, finally come to fruition.
I think the likely success of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will give this enough momentum to finally, finally come to fruition.
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2:37AM on 08/06/2013
Too... much... Star... Wars...?

(The six-year-old version of me is already travelling forward in time to punch me in the balls for such heresy)
Too... much... Star... Wars...?

(The six-year-old version of me is already travelling forward in time to punch me in the balls for such heresy)
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2:52AM on 08/06/2013
It doesn't need to be heavy on the cgi. Practical effects and costumes like original SW will do fine. Battlestar Galactica was simply amazing with strong characters and story lines so let's hope lightning gets caught in the bottle again.
It doesn't need to be heavy on the cgi. Practical effects and costumes like original SW will do fine. Battlestar Galactica was simply amazing with strong characters and story lines so let's hope lightning gets caught in the bottle again.
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2:52AM on 08/06/2013
Double post. Sorry
Double post. Sorry
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