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Star Wars 3D And TV 311

Master_of_Tumbleweeds writes "Rick McCallum, co-producer of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, appeared at a press conference in Japan earlier today. He spoke about the future of Star Wars, specifically about the 3D updates of all six films and the upcoming TV series. McCallum said that the 3D films would be released within two to three years, and that the TV shows would take place during the 20 year time period between Episode III and IV. He also mentioned that one of the shows would follow the adventures of a young Luke Skywalker, and reveal how certain characters ended up together. The show starts production next year."
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Star Wars 3D And TV

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  • certain characters? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by cei ( 107343 ) on Saturday June 18, 2005 @06:31PM (#12853114) Homepage Journal
    ...reveal how certain characters ended up together

    Isn't the main unknown in that gap between III and IV how Han met Chewie? All the other Ep IV relationships are fairly well accounted for...
  • Re:Why? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jangobongo ( 812593 ) on Saturday June 18, 2005 @06:47PM (#12853186)
    Is there a good reason to keep the franchise going, other than money?

    Millions will watch it...

    You just answered your own question - millions will watch it. They'll watch it at least as long as it takes to find out if it's good or horrible.

    It could be good. The 'Clone Wars' cartoons seem to be well liked, though it may not have reached a very large audience.

    If they get it right, it could be as successful as 'Smallville' or some of the 'Star Trek' series. I thought 'The Young Indiana Jones' TV show was very good, but it never reached a large audience. Maybe because the age of Indy in the stories jumped around too much.

    I wonder what channel the show might end up on. Fox?
  • by fishlet ( 93611 ) on Saturday June 18, 2005 @08:33PM (#12853644)
    Reading the comments to this story makes me sad. I just went to see Episode III for the 3rd time today and I'm even more impressed this time around. Then I come to slashdot and all I read is how you all hated this film and everything since the original series has been crap. What I see is that Mr Lucas has really taken a sincere effort to improve... and theres evidence that he listens to his fans (how many lines of Jar Jar dialog were there in this one?). Though not without some flaws, this film has certainly recaptured the magic for me....

    but then again- why should I care as I increasingly believe that the dominant crowd here is wrong about a great many things. IE: Not all software should be free, Linux is not superior to Windows (anymore), The RIAA is not evil for pursuing sharers of copyrighted work, oh... and the latest start wars was pretty damn good.

  • by Blitzenn ( 554788 ) * on Saturday June 18, 2005 @09:42PM (#12853948) Homepage Journal
    "should be 5D: width, height, depth, time and money. "

    Actually if you want to include time and money as dimensions, then you would have to invert those in the formula as they are a waste of time and money. Technically speaking, because those two dimensions are inverted, they then cancel out two other dimensions, leaving all George Lucas work a mathematical equivelant of 1D cinematography.
  • by xoboots ( 683791 ) on Saturday June 18, 2005 @11:30PM (#12854358) Journal
    WRONG! Did you actually see Star Wars? Luke is the one who rebalanced the force, not Anakin. Yes, the series is about Anakin, but that doesn't mean who was the chosen one. As I've already said, the great sages were wrong and just because obi-wan thought Anakin was the chosen one doesn't make it so.

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