|Posted by Ratin8tor on August 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM|
Hello and welcome to In Too Deep, where I over-analyse a certain section of pop culture.
You know, I liked the Star Wars prequels. Well, they had their moments. But Lucas has been in talks about making a Live-Action Star Wars TV Series, saying he envisioned one hundred hours between Episode III and IV. So could you fill up that time? What on earth (or a far away galaxy) would the show be about?
6)Ben Kenobi on Tatooine: Okay this is probably one of the lesser storylines in the E range, but I think it could be interesting to see Obi Wan Kenobi living on Tatooine and slowly becoming the man we see in the fourth movie. Seeing him go from proud Jedi knight to simple hermit. Seeing him get accustomed to the way of life on this new desert planet and reflecting on his past mistakes. Sure you wouldn't be able to do much more than pump out a bit of character development and drama, but I think it would be interesting nonetheless. So perhaps seeing how Ben got to where he got to (and where he got the name from, which is surely a story within itself) could be interesting if done well.
5)The wacky misadventures of R2D2 and C3PO: Okay I'm probably in the minority here, but I preferred these two in the prequels more then I did the original. Mostly because I find C3PO the most annoying character on the face of the galaxy (yes, even more annoying that Jar Jar. At least he bloody well contributed to the battle). But I find the scene where R2D2 and C3PO have to avoid danger in the droid factory to be quite funny and interesting. Far more interesting then the main action, that's for certain. Plus lets imagine for a moment that the morons didn't wipe the memory of the two robots (seriously, why the hell did they think it was a good idea). If these droids had their memory, they could be on the run from the Empire. Sure C3PO would have to lose his, but it'd be a neat twist if R2D2 kept his and subtly guided everything over the course of the trilogy. Which of course leads them right into the hands of...
4)The rise of the rebellion: You know, we don't really have that much to go by in the original, at least when it comes to proving why the rebellions are the good guys. Sure Darth Vader is a strict boss and they can blow up planets, but there isn't that necessarily means their evil. So by having the rebellion rise up you could parallel it nicely with showing how the Empire gets more evil. Not a cartoony evil, but a proper evil. Show soldiers struggling with their conscience before defecting to the rebellion. Flesh it out more, make it more interesting. See where the story goes from there.
3)The journey of Han Solo: Han Solo was born four years after the events of Episode I, turned five by the events of Episode II and was ten during the events of Episode 3 (so the fact that he's dismissal of the Jedi and the Force is odd since he spent his early childhood almost surrounded with war). So between the ages of ten and twenty-nine, he met Lando Calrissian, befriended Chewbacca and gained the Millennium Falcon. Now these are big interesting events that would help flesh out such a mysterious character. We get to see what made him him. How he came such a badass. Plus it's Han Solo. Everyone loves him.
2)The last Jedi/Darth Vader: Not every Jedi was killed by Order 66. Not if the expanded universe is anything to go by. So why not make these last Jedi having to run away from Darth Vader and the Emperor? I mean it'd be cool to see Darth Vader again, it'd be cool to see a lightsaber fight or too, it'll be cool to see a few characters learning to survive on their own in a cold, harsh galaxy. They don't even need to have been in the movie, any old Jedi would do. Just as long as they're being stalked down by Darth Vader. And if not Darth Vader, then the number one storyline...
1)Bounty Hunters: Specifically, Boba Fett. God knows that Temuera Morrison needs more work (though it's kinda awesome that the Empire's army is made up entirely of New Zealanders, even if they can't shoot for crap). But Boba Fett did nothing in the original trilogy, at least justify why he got so popular. If you can't get Temuera Morrison at least Daniel Logan is the right age. Give the audience a good reason to fear Boba Fett besides both of his pathetic deaths (well, his and Jango's). Give him something to actually do. Have him hunt the remaining Jedi, or the Rebellion. Both would be awesome. Make the show starring a New Zealander (bias, me?).
So there you have it. A look at what the Live-Action Star Wars TV Series could be about, which would naturally end with the opening shot of Star Wars Episode IV. If you disagree with anything, or have anything to add, feel free to leave a comment. Till next time.
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