They’re saying that like a threat, aren’t they?
The TV series spin-off of the Stars Wars [sic] film franchise will run to at least 100 episodes, according to producer Rick McCallum.
He told BBC Radio 1 the writing team would soon be meeting to start on the project, which would begin filming in 2008 and be ready the same year.
“Hopefully if we can make it work and everybody’s excited and watches it we will keep on going,” said McCallum.
I’m sure that cow can produce plenty of blue milk. Star Wars fans are pretty undiscriminating.
The series will be set between episodes three and four of the film saga.
It would cover the 20 years in the life of Luke Skywalker growing up that remains a mystery to most film-goers.
My impression of those 20 years is that they were spent on a moisture farm, boring Luke to tears. This does not sound like compelling television, although during sweeps week he could ride into Toschi Station and pick up some power converters.
Here’s how I’d do it. You ready for this: Mayberry in Space. Biggs Darklighter is the handsome, suave, Andy Griffith one, and Luke’s his Barney Fife. They’re not cops, but they get involved with all sorts of wacky, folksy Tattooine misadventures. Oh no! Jawas stole Aunt Beru’s pie! Now she’ll never win the Dune Sea regional bake-off! Luke learns an important lesson about responsibility when a friendly womp rat follows him home! Hey, let’s go throw dirt clods at crazy Old Man Kenobi! Oh no, Luke’s grounded and can’t take Camie to the big dance in Anchorhead! It’s gold, I tell you!
No word yet on whether or not young Luke’s girlfriend will still be portrayed by a porn star.