July 07, 2009
News of the "Star Wars" ( <--- these quotation marks indicate derisive sarcasm) live action series suggests we are in for another "chick show" pretending to be science fiction.
The quality and style of writing that will be used will be of the highest quality, and local, and writers will be sourced from outside traditional Science Fiction shows. Several big names within the Australian industry (including writers from the Award-winning Love My Way and the Award-winning Secret Life of Us) have been approached by Star Wars uber-producer, Rick McCallum.
Love My Way and Secret Life of Us can be characterised by the focus on relationships and emotional landscapes (traditional 'chick shows', if you will). Bringing this element into the world of Star Wars sees a marked departure of the final three films and animated Clone Wars, where the primary audience was children.
This throws the new series into a whole new spotlight, and should excite fans of the Star Wars universe looking towards more adult fare.
More solidification of rumour into fact will come as soon as possible.
Here's a thought: Try making science fiction which involves flying fast spaceships, blowing up other fast spaceships and confronting evil aliens. Also, try hiring an English-speaker when you want content for a press pack. The computer generated version lacks a certain I-do-not-know-what.
Nothing against the Star Wars bubble bath pictured above, you understand. I just figured that even granted slow summer traffic another Slave Leia image would qualify as gratuitous.
Related somehow: Drawing Princess Leia in her slave outfit.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 7, 2009 08:28 AM
I love the "Godzilla Vs Megalon" pre-battle music and the "Spiderman fights the Kingpin" incidental music.
Haven't heard the latter in about thirty years.