Monday, December 14, 2015

Unseen Star Wars

There is, out there in the ether, a bunch of comedy Star Wars half hours on which few have laid eyes.

... [At the 2012 Star Wars celebration in Orlando, there was] The announcement of a Star Wars television series set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope called Star Wars: Detours.

The show was such a big deal for Lucasfilm that it was the subject of two different panels at Celebration VI, one on Friday and one on Saturday. Saturday’s panel even had an additional surprise: George Lucas showed up to help promote the series. ...

Three years later, Star Wars: Detours remains unreleased. Somewhere in the bowels of Skywalker Ranch sits a full season and a half of Star Wars television that no one’s seen. At this point, it’s looking increasingly likely no one ever will. ...

The window for wacky Star Wars parody (beyond Robot Chicken, I mean) opened, then Disney bought Lucasfilm lock, stock and sequel, and the window slammed shut.

I've talked to people who believe Disney might release the series sometime after the new SW feature finishes it run, but I wonder. Disney will either decide to exploit the full Lucasfilm library, top to bottom, or make the determination the company's freshly-acquired money-making machine, driven by its re-toooled Star Wars franchise, would be undercut by George Lucas's goof on his earlier creations.

It would be great to see it, but I'm not holding my breath. And Seth Green is making no comment.


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