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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by chaz, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. chaz

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    he is at it again trying to ring more money out of star wars what was it he is going to bring the series out in 3d in 2007 now a tv version one of them animated the other live action he is going to start it after star wars episode 3 he never gives up does he how much longer does he think he can milk starwars besde the indy series which hopefully if the rumours are true the is going to make no4 anything else he done has bombed and been rubish he says the reson he his makeing the tv seris so he can make monny for new films that nobody wants to see that says it all :lesson: :D
     
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    Anything else hes done has bombed? Have you any facts to back this up, take a look at the top 100 film grosses of all times. Where did you find the comment that George is looking to make more films and needs to make a TV series to fund it.

    Stop being so bloody begrudging with pointless facts. When the TV show comes out and whatever else, no one says you have to watch it!
     
  3. chaz

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    THE ARTICLE WAS IN TODAY TIMES AND GEORGE LUCAS SAID HIMSELF about the films he wants to make that no one will want to watch. The half hour animated series will expand on the two Clone Wars. A mini series is going to be produced at Lucas' new computer animation facility in Singapore. The live action series will be set after Revenge of the Sith but before the original Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. The mini series is going to be started in about a year, Lucus said this at the star wars convention in indianapolis.
    My point is i can remember every version that has been released firstly it came out in stereo on V H S, then it came out V H S in pro logic reversed then in proper pro logic,, then it came out VHS T H X version, then it came out in a box Laser Disc Set Costing £200.
    Then you could buy them singly on Laser disc at £50 each, and now DVD and that is just the original Star Wars! Dont you think thats pushing It a bit?
    I mean how many times will diehard fans buy the films? also lucas has a personal fortune estimated at $3billion mainly because he kept the merchandising rights for star wars and the phenomenal success of those movies.
    The first new star wars movie was imho, a turkey, jar jar binks etc, pretty poor really. the second movie was somewhat better but still not up to the standards laid down by a new hope or the empire strikes back.
    I THINK YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE ANSWERING!
    I am a fan of star wars i am old enough to remember going to see the orignal Star Wars at the cinema :mad: P S one more version 4.3 0r Widescreen or Letterbox V H S thats 9 VERSIONS OF the first 3 films! :thumbsup:
     
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    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=punctuation
     
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    Chaz, I think you lost these: ,..,,.,..,.,.., ;)


    I really don't get all this negativity about George Lucas - okay so Episodes 1 & 2 weren't as good as we hoped, but why does that make everyone hate him so much?
     
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    I cant seemt to find the TODAY TIMES anywhere, but it doesnt seem to me that George Lucas or any sane person for that matter would make such comments. Hes going to make films that nobody will want to watch? :lease:

    Congratulations on being able to remember all the times the Star Wars movies have been released and the varying additions to sound and picture quality. Im sure most of us wouldnt mind having the best version of the movie available at whatever time. Nobody is forcing anyone to buy any Star Wars movies, no matter how many times they've been re-released.

    By this logic are you saying we should all settle for the original Betamex version that came out donkeys years ago. Its like saying youll settle for a new car and never change it for the rest of its life.

    By keeping the merchandising rights was an incredible act of good business sense. No one expected the movies to be as sucessful as they were at the time. Maybe you should ask for a refund from Lucasfilm for the movies (Im assuming you do own them, after all your a Star Wars "fan") if you feel that George is the greedy individual that you pertain him to be.

    In your opinion you think the movies suck, fair enough. But remember its Lucas's vision that appears on the screen the way he thought best, not YOURS
     
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    I hate that he would make a television program out of Star Wars. I also have to admit that i would watch though.
     
  8. Lex

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    I don't mean to be argumentative RekalinSimms but I don't understand how you could hate the idea of something that you also want to watch. That makes no sense does it?
     
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    I think there would be a curiosity factor at the start though. Im sure alot of people wont watch it because none of the major cast will be in it, maybe some cameos. Either way itll be interesting to see what happens
     
  10. chaz

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    Vicbarry if you dont believe me go to Times on line in the entertaiment section to see what Geroge Lucus about makeing films nobody wants to see enough said!
     
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    Star Wars, on a TV near you soon
    By Nic Hopkins
    Convinced that the force is still with him, the film-maker George Lucas is planning a series of the galactic money-spinner on the small screen

    GEORGE LUCAS, the billionaire creator of the Star Wars films, has announced plans for two spin-off television series set in a far-off galaxy long after the final movie instalment of the space saga.

    Lucas, who has earned an estimated $3 billion (£1.57 billion) from the Star Wars films, told a convention in the US that he planned to make an animated series and a live-action series upon completion of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which is due for release on May 19.

    The Star Wars films have generated box office sales of more than $3.4 billion since the first instalment in 1977.

    “We’re moving into television, and a lot of ideas are popping up,” Lucas said at the convention in Indianapolis.

    A half-hour animated series will expand on the two Clone Wars mini-series that Lucasfilm has produced for Time Warner’s Cartoon Network. The series would probably be produced at Lucas’s new computer animation facility in Singapore.

    That would be followed by the production of a live-action series set after Revenge of the Sith but before the original Star Wars, which was subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope. “We’re probably not going to start that for about a year,” Lucas said. “We want to write all the stories for the entire first season all at once.”

    The live-action series would focus on peripheral characters that emerged in the Star Wars films, rather than central characters such as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

    Neither series is close to production, and a spokesman for Lucasfilm said that nothing had been made official. “We plan to expand the Star Wars experience beyond the movies and are currently looking at different options for TV products,” a spokesman said.

    Lucas, who turns 61 next month, has ventured beyond Star Wars occasionally but has never enjoyed similar success.

    He is expected to enhance his fortune greatly with the release of Revenge of the Sith next month, but his most lucrative move came nearly 30 years ago when he retained the merchandising rights for the first Star Wars film.Frenzied sales of tiny Darth Vader figurines and mini-Millennium Falcons earned Lucas hundreds of millions of dollars, which allowed him to finance the next five Star Wars films and pay Twentieth Century Fox a fee to distribute them.

    He also used the money to set up service companies specialising in sound, visual effects, computer animation and videogames that have generated many more millions in profits. Lucas’s private empire spans seven divisions with more than 1,700 employees and generates more than $1.2 billion (£630 million) in annual sales.

    The business could have been bigger had Lucas not sold his computer graphics division in 1986 to Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computers, who turned it into the phenomenally successful Pixar Animation Studios.

    Lucas sold the business to raise cash when his other units were struggling, but returned to animation in 2003 with the creation of Lucas Animation.

    Last year the company announced the creation of a production facility in Singapore that is expected to make the first animated Star Wars TV series.

    Other successful businesses spawned from Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch include Avid Technology, a digital editing company, and THX, an entertainment technology group.

    His best-known project outside the franchise was the Indiana Jones franchise, which also spawned a mildly successful spin-off television series, but other projects have bombed.

    Lucas told the convention that in addition to making the TV series he planned to “go off and make movies no one wants to see”.

    However, among his projects is a possible fourth film in the Indiana Jones series that would star Harrison Ford.

    Lucas owns several businesses that all sprang from his success with the first Star Wars film. They include the sound facility Skywalker Sound, the merchandising group Lucas Licensing, the visual effects unit Industrial Light and Magic and Lucas Arts, which makes computer games.

    The computer games business has created several successful Star Wars spin-off titles, such as last year’s Knights of the Old Republic, but has not met expectations that it would become an industry leader





    Above is the article you talk about. Fair enough I understand what your saying (as difficult as that is), but in all fairness I think his comment about making movies no one wants to see, is a joke. You mean to tell me that no one will want to see what he does next, the man that created a phenoemnon in recent pop culture. That no one will want to see what one of the godfathers of modern day cinema will do next. :lease:

    I think Lucas has to be applauded whatever you think of him for his investment back into the business. We might not have had dinosaurs or perfect storms (just 2 examples) on our screens if it were not for his investment into ILM, his company.
     
  12. chaz

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    I have nothing against George Lucas what i am trying to say is the orignal Star wars films have had 9 different versions made with number 10 in 3d coming 2007 when you metion the car for example its like trying to flog a old car as new 10 times even Arthur Daley could not do that Lucas is a good director just look at the Indy films which including the T V version. which are dam good i dont know of any other film director who has done this.
     
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    I think you will find that the comments he made about "making films nobody want to see" was in reference to his desire to go back to making films like American Graffitti (i.e. non sci-fi blockbusters) which do not have huge commercial appeal, but were personally more satisfying to him...
     
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    Yeah, 'cos none of the Indiana Jones films ever made any money and hardly anyone's ever seen them.... :rolleyes:
     
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    All I can say when it comes to the fact of the vast empire of Star wars collectibles, movies etc.etc. is simple

    There is a demand for it, a huge demand. If there wasnt I dont think we would have seen Episode I, II and III.
     
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    The Indiana Jones movies were directed by Steven Spielberg - not George Lucas - who was Producer on those movies.

    He didn't direct any of the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, or TV Movies either.
     
  17. chaz

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    point taken ;)
     
  18. vicbarry

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    well thats that then :)
     
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    personally I'm looking forward to seeing an new Star Wars live-action television series especially if George Lucas steps back leaving it in hands of some good writers. I think the series has huge potential especially since they can take advantage of the special effects, CGI, designs that have been used during the Star Wars prequels and original trilogy. Potentially this series could be one of the most visually stunning series ever shown on television and if they can get a good bunch of writers and actors telling good stories we could be in for a real treat.
     
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    Maybe he means more movies like "Howard the Duck" - nobody went to see that... :D

    But seriously, I think he's probably thinking of movies like "THX 1138" rather than "American Grafitti". Don't forget that "American Grafitti" was a huge box-office hit. I read somewhere recently that it is still the most profitable movie ever made in relation to its cost/box office return ratio.
     
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    It makes me nervous that he's thinking about this before the new movie comes out. Does this mean he thinks the movie will be great or bad?
     
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    I don't think it has any relation to the film being good or bad. I think it's just that the Star Wars universe has barely been explored with only six movies and has a huge amount of potential which would be perfect for a TV series.
     
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    this live action series is penned in for 2009, but no cast announcements, so is this really going to happen? first The Clone Wars anime tv series to be done, hopefully after Indiana Jones 4, really hope so it has great potential, love sci-fi :thumbsup:
     
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    errm erm erm i did :rolleyes:
     
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    On July 11, television critics were shown a completed episode of the series. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog said;


    another blog; not so good (but these are mostly press)


    The season includes 22 half-hour episodes that will premiere this fall, and will feature brief story arcs taking place across the Star Wars universe.








    not sure when UK will get it as it going to be pretty late in 2008/09 in US.


    http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/promotion_landing_page/starwars_tcw/







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    :( :(

    I thought you were posting about the live action Star Wars series that George Lucas has been making us wait the last two or three years for.
     
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    he makes some mention of writing it, in this interview from last September - www.tvguide.com/news/lucas-wars-TV/070920-01

    There is old wiki stuff that says it shoots in 2008 and is due to air not earlier than 2009. It has also been said by Lucas that if the live action series is initially sucessfully he plans to spin it off into several series focussing on particular characters
     
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    Cheers Krish that was interesting. I can't wait to see how it turns out, although no Jedi's was quite surprising
     

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