I admit, I tried to ignore this one. Bad blogger. Last week, TV Guide writer Michael Ausiello was talking to Edward Furlong (The kid from T2, remember?) and he expressed a possible interest in the Star Wars TV series.
Erm… Please, no. Please.
The New York Times profiles Seth Green and the folks of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. The show has produced several Star Wars skits, most notably this one, which according to the article got Green and co-producer Matthew Senreich an invite to ILM. (Green has been to the Ranch as well.)
Apparently the new season premiered this Sunday… For those of us who missed it, watch the whole thing at Adult Swim Fix. Sadly, it’s not the best episode…
Premium cable channel Cinemax has acquired the rights to run all six Star Wars movies in high definition. The run will start in November and does not effect the Spike TV contract, which starts in 2008.
Was there ever any truth to the your involvement with a Star Wars TV show?
“No, no,” Smith says with a chuckle. “Which was so strange, because I was like, ‘Really? I wish somebody had told me.’ People kept saying, ‘Dude, you gonna be doing that?'”
Temuera Morrison will be among the stars at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. He hasn’t been contacted for the TV series but – of course – talks about it anyway:
“If there’s anything there, it would be great of the adventures of Jango,” Morrison enthused. “We better put that in George’s mind. A weekly series about Jango Fett getting out there in the universe trying to make a living looking for some bounty — being the Clint Eastwood of space.”
Rick McCallum speaks about the upcoming Star Wars television shows at the Saturn Awards, and busts open my least favorite rumor:
McCallum also denied rumors that the new series would focus on members of the Skywalker family, but repeated that the show will take place in the timeframe between Episode III and IV. “All-new characters,” he added. “That missing 20-year period when Luke is growing up. … Think bounty hunter. That’s all I can tell you. There’s nobody else that you’ll know [in it]. At the moment. You know, it’s still [in] really really early stages. He hasn’t really sat down to think about which direction [he’s going].”
He also said that the live-action show is about 18 months off, and the animated shorts maybe a year.