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Yeah, it was all done "on the wing" as it were, despite the claims made of some grand plan for an overarching mythology. Lucas has also altered his claims throughout the years, about how many films there are meant to be and so on.
 

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Yeah, it was all done "on the wing" as it were, despite the claims made of some grand plan for an overarching mythology. Lucas has also altered his claims throughout the years, about how many films there are meant to be and so on.
One interview I read claimed that the original(in the context of the logic of the infamous merchandising deal) wasn't expected to be popular enough for a sequel. The studio wasn't sure it'd even get a decent profit. Sure it's possible Lucas had ideas to expand the story, but.... he seemingly hadn't done any more than think about them. And as the behind the scenes info on the first sequel shows... he hadn't even finalized the basic concept of what he wanted THAT to be.
 

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Yeah, it was all done "on the wing" as it were, despite the claims made of some grand plan for an overarching mythology. Lucas has also altered his claims throughout the years, about how many films there are meant to be and so on.
Over the years, I've learned to not trust a word Lucas says.
 

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One interview I read claimed that the original(in the context of the logic of the infamous merchandising deal) wasn't expected to be popular enough for a sequel. The studio wasn't sure it'd even get a decent profit. Sure it's possible Lucas had ideas to expand the story, but.... he seemingly hadn't done any more than think about them. And as the behind the scenes info on the first sequel shows... he hadn't even finalized the basic concept of what he wanted THAT to be.

Absolutely, Allan Dean Foster was commissioned to write a sequel novel (Splinter of the Mind's Eye) with a brief that whatever happened plot wise would be cheap to film and to cut out Solo as it wasn't clear Ford would be back. This was done in case the film was a mild success and they could squeeze a tiny bit of cash out of a cheap sequel.

Lucas did have a plethora of ideas, not all of them good, for the Star Wars "universe" but it was all jumbled and incoherent and was repeatedly revised over time.
 

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Absolutely, Allan Dean Foster was commissioned to write a sequel novel (Splinter of the Mind's Eye) with a brief that whatever happened plot wise would be cheap to film and to cut out Solo as it wasn't clear Ford would be back. This was done in case the film was a mild success and they could squeeze a tiny bit of cash out of a cheap sequel.

Lucas did have a plethora of ideas, not all of them good, for the Star Wars "universe" but it was all jumbled and incoherent and was repeatedly revised over time.
Yeah, much like Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry, the creator had ideas that.... needed reworked to be usable.

Lucas's ideas for the setting... well they needed work to be a good story.
 
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Carrie. So tiny. So so tiny.
 

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Pro stop motion animator Phil Tippet originally created 10 little creatures for the chess board scene in Star Wars. The problem was, the board had only been designed to fit 8 creatures so George Lucas picked his favourite 8 and the other two were never used. Even Tippet and his fellow designer had no memory of this until someone going through Tippet's archive photos queried what these two creatures were. Nobody could remember until they found the old crew member who been gifted them back in the day.

He sent them to Tippet's team who have 3D printed and painted about 30 of each as rewards for crowd funders ..

 
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Pro stop motion animator Phil Tippet originally created 10 little creatures for the chess board scene in Star Wars. The problem was, the board had only been designed to fit 8 creatures so George Lucas picked his favourite 8 and the other two were never used. Even Tippet and his fellow designer had no memory of this until someone going through Tippet's archive photos queried what these two creatures were. Nobody could remember until they found the old crew member who been gifted them back in the day.

He sent them to Tippet's team who have 3D printed and painted about 30 of each as rewards for crowd funders ..

ssoooo what are the rules?
 

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Yup, let the Wookie win.

I am watching Star Wars Resistance; tried it once and found it lame.

But it doesnt go anywhere until about halfway through the first season, before that it is all races, gambling (a disturbing lot of gambling for a show aimed at the slightly younger viewer) and Kaz`s pratfalls.

(Few things as distasteful as a clever young man acting constantly like a small child.)

Its a clever anime style show that fits in nicely with the bigger, film, story and the interaction of the characters is interesting. Tams story is really sad.
 

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SUPER SPOILER ALERT
Fankids overreact at first viewing of Mandy ep 16. So now they get it. Finally.
 

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<Has disturbing visions of a Bollywood SW...They have tried everything else? Why not Bollywood?>

Him too. Like her, he was radicalised.
 

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A trailer for The Leggo Star Wars Holiday Special ..

 

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Always let the wookie win.

You are such a nerf herder, (yes I've recently just watched Empire again), what's the story with redubbing the voice of Boba Fett with Morrison? Leave the films alone. Always thought he was miscast in the role, excellent actor that he is.
 

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Star Wars fans going crazy over The Book of Boba Fett on Disney Plus December 29th.

It is the original actor Temuera Morrison.
 

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Semi-original. Jeremy Bulloch was the first.

There is now also a Lego Star Wars Halloween Special.
 

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And here's the trailer:

Going a bit gangster movie with it. The Starpranos? Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen have a combined age of about 120, but she looks better than he does. Maybe most of the series will be a boardroom drama so he doesn't need to stand up too often.
 

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I never understood Boba Fett fandom.

This was in the middle 90s.

Still dont.
 

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I never understood Boba Fett fandom.

This was in the middle 90s.

Still dont.
yeah, he was a such a ruthless killer that DARTH VADER had to tell him to kill less people.
Vader put together a team of highly varied bounty hunters.... He talked to the group about how he wanted them to bring the targets back alive. But it was Boba Fett who he told to his face "no disintegrations". Hmm... makes you wonder why....
 
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