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PEE Poll: Star Wars Cartoon
Yes   -4 (44.4%)
No   -2 (22.2%)
No-They'd mess it up.   -2 (22.2%)
Don't care bout it   -1 (11.1%)
Total Voters: 9

dschomburg

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« on: 03-24-2002 00:17 »

Do you think George Lucas should do an Expanded Universe Cartoon?
ShineyMetal@$$

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« Reply #1 on: 03-24-2002 00:19 »

He's a dork. Star wars rules, but no.
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« Reply #2 on: 03-24-2002 00:33 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2002 00:33 »

You saw what happened with the "Holiday Special".

On an entirely different note, please put your seats in their upright and locked positions.  This thread has first-class tickets to the TV Board.
dschomburg

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« Reply #3 on: 03-24-2002 00:35 »

Bea Arthurs rules!!!!
Torquemada

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« Reply #4 on: 03-24-2002 00:38 »

Who?
dschomburg

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« Reply #5 on: 03-24-2002 00:45 »

So, I have now relized I have 2 hangups here.
1) I post things in the wrong place
2) Nobody gets my references.
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 03-24-2002 01:12 »

As long as they don't bring back "The Ewoks."
Ben

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« Reply #7 on: 03-24-2002 02:21 »

If there was to be an animated series, George Lucas should give permission for it to be done, but Timothy Zahn should actually oversee them. But I think it would dilute the franchise too much, so I wouldn't like to see it happen.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #8 on: 03-24-2002 03:59 »

 
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Originally posted by dschomburg:
So, I have now relized I have 2 hangups here.
1) I post things in the wrong place
2) Nobody gets my references.

Don't worry, dude, I get the Bea Arthur reference. Wish I didn't, but there we are.

After Droids and Ewoks, I'd just as soon not see the words "George" and "Lucas" and "cartoon" together. Has anyone on the face of the planet ever seen his Twice Upon A Time?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #9 on: 03-24-2002 05:16 »

No, I'm sure he would mess it up. He should be happy with the millions he's already got instead of messing it up for greed.
Zed 85

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« Reply #10 on: 03-24-2002 05:21 »

I woudln't mind seeing a Expanded Universe cartoon but I'm fairly sure they would mess it up.  hmpf
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #11 on: 03-24-2002 05:28 »

No because the don`t know to make cartoons, Lucas would not directed or even overview it and thje other great SW authors (like Thimoty Zahn , Michael Stackpole .. etc) would not do it too because Lucas would not allow them, he sure would put an idiot how director

(don`t speeak of the "mass killer-ilovesuperweapons-ilovekillalotofcharacters" Kevin J Anderson)
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #12 on: 03-24-2002 07:51 »

The Star Wars Holiday Special... the horror the horror...

I honestly have no desire to see an expanded universe series, stopped being interested in those books for a long time, I moved on to other series some good (Disk World, Bridge of Birds series) and some not so good (Wheel of Time)

I could see it working but there would have to be so many factors that never usually happen in tv spin offs.
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« Reply #13 on: 03-24-2002 09:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
If there was to be an animated series, George Lucas should give permission for it to be done, but Timothy Zahn should actually oversee them. But I think it would dilute the franchise too much, so I wouldn't like to see it happen.

[Zoidy]Listen to this mad robot![/Zoidy]
dschomburg

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« Reply #14 on: 03-24-2002 10:27 »

From what I heard in respect to the Holiday Special-George had very little to do with it. It was a TV thing, and once it aired(errored) he pulled it never to be seen again. cept for underground copies. Ewoks of course was aimed at young kids. And Droids was a slightly older crowd. I hated the way the droids moved though.
What was Twice Upon a Time? Once a year my friends and I bust out the Holiday special just to marvel at it's crappiness.
Kryten

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« Reply #15 on: 03-24-2002 16:17 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
The Star Wars Holiday Special... the horror the horror...


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Nixorbo

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« Reply #16 on: 03-25-2002 00:04 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
not so good (Wheel of Time)

I think it's time for you to die.

::Presses "delete" key::

. . .

Wait, that doesn't work here

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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dschomburg

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« Reply #17 on: 03-25-2002 00:36 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
  Has anyone on the face of the planet ever seen his Twice Upon A Time?


I did a lookup on MSN.com and found a few sites. It seems like a lot of people liked it. Lucas was the Exec producer, which as I understand it mean he didn't do anything cept to front cash.
But of course I still haven't seen it, so I reserve judgment.
Ben

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« Reply #18 on: 03-25-2002 01:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 I think it's time for you to die.

::Presses "delete" key::

. . .

Wait, that doesn't work here


I had two friends in high school who were obsessed with those books. One of them would go around calling himself Ishmael. I could never justify putting the effort into reading a book the size of a house brick then having to read another 8 of them when you'd finished.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #19 on: 03-25-2002 02:53 »

 
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Originally posted by dschomburg:
I did a lookup on MSN.com and found a few sites. It seems like a lot of people liked it. Lucas was the Exec producer, which as I understand it mean he didn't do anything cept to front cash.
But of course I still haven't seen it, so I reserve judgment.

Just for the future: whenever you need movie info--as complete as humanly possible--or just wanna kill a coupla hours playing "Seven Degree of Kevin Bacon"--always try The Internet Movie Database. It's bitchin'!

"Heed your own advice once in a while and you won't come over as such an arrogant pr*ck."
FishyJoe

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« Reply #20 on: 03-25-2002 15:49 »

 
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Originally posted by dschomburg:
From what I heard in respect to the Holiday Special-George had very little to do with it.

Yeah. I can't remember the exact quote, but I remember reading that he wanted to track down every copy of the holiday special and smash them with a hammer.

I'm not sure what involvment he had with Droids and Ewoks(he produced them, but didn't write any of the episodes), but it doesn't really matter, that was in the early 80's when every saturday morning cartoon was required to suck balls.

I've never heard of Twice Upon A Time, but I do remember he produced the original Land Before Time movie. That was pretty crappy, I'll admit, but at least he had nothing to do with the even crappier direct to video sequels.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #21 on: 03-25-2002 23:16 »

If so many people don't want this thing happening why is "Yes" biggest answer here?  Pesonally, I'd rather have bamboo shoots shoved under my fingernails then see a Star Wars cartoon further bastardize the original movies.
dschomburg

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« Reply #22 on: 03-25-2002 23:37 »

FishyJoe - I agree, most (if not all) of the early 80's toons blew monkey balls.
I think land b4 time was Speilberg (my kids watch it like 50 x's a day) and I refuse to buy the sequels.
B.F.- I think they could be done, and done right.But it would be a matter of finding someone who loves and respects Star Wars to do it.
Hell, do the whole thing in CG for all I care just make it true to form.Have you ever checked out www.theforce.net  and some of their fanfilms?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #23 on: 03-25-2002 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
 I had two friends in high school who were obsessed with those books. One of them would go around calling himself Ishmael.

Do me a favor and beat this "person" over the head with one of the hardcover editions.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
-SlackJawedMoron
Ben

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« Reply #24 on: 03-26-2002 00:16 »

I haven't seen him for years. I think he joined the army.

 
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If so many people don't want this thing happening why is "Yes" biggest answer here?

Actually, the 'No' vote is winning, it's just that they're split into two camps over details. This method was used to great effect by the f*%kwit monarchist Australian Prime Minister during the 1999 referendum to decide whether or not Australia would become a republic. Despite over 70% of the population (higher if you don't count country hicks) being opposed to staying as a constitutional monarchy, the referendum was defeated because the model on offer was deliberately obscure, forcing people who didn't specifically agree with it to vote for the status quo.
dschomburg

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« Reply #25 on: 03-26-2002 00:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
 This method was used to great effect by the f*%kwit monarchist Australian Prime Minister during the 1999 referendum to decide whether or not Australia would become a republic.

umm....I wasn't trying anything sneeky :looks over shoulder and back to screen: I just thought that "NO CUZ THEY'D MESS IT UP" would mean, "yes I'd like to see it but I know no one could pull it off" sortof thing.

Has anyone read the rising storm?
Ben

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« Reply #26 on: 03-26-2002 00:28 »

Yeah, I know. But I'll take any opportunity to presented to call the Prime Minister a fuckwit.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #27 on: 03-26-2002 19:51 »

I just checked the IMDB, and Lucas AND Spielberg were executive producers for Land Before Time.

Answering the original topic question, I think a cartoon could be cool, as long as it doesn't deal with the main characters. I wouldn't mind seeing a Droids revival. I always thought that show had potential. Or maybe an anthology series or something involving the jedi council. There's plenty of worthwhile spinoff potential. Not many people can get Star Wars right, so any attempt would probably suck, but still I'd like to see something.
dschomburg

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« Reply #28 on: 03-26-2002 23:09 »

damn it Joe, don't spoil my view of him.
Zed 85

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« Reply #29 on: 03-27-2002 03:14 »

I think it would be better if they did all do it in CGI - probably easier and they could get away with more - I guess.
But it would only work for me if they set it around the original Star Wars period - hell no, it doesn't have to have anything to do with the main characters it's just that it's my massive preferal of the original trilogy and its ships/weapons.  smile
dschomburg

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« Reply #30 on: 03-27-2002 10:21 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2002 10:21 »

word^
That's one thing I don't like about the new movies. The ships and things are too sleak and not made out of PVC pipe and Radio Shack stuff.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #31 on: 03-27-2002 16:59 »

Hell no on the CGI. So far, all CGI shows have sucked. The animation just isn't advanced enough yet...it's always so slow and stilted and weird looking. I say go with traditional animation.

P.S. I like the new ships(well, except for the queen's ship. So unimaginative), but the original trilogy ships are so much more rugged and sexy.
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