SW: luke personalized

Get out the pillars of salt, cause you're going to need more than a grain for this news

Next week's Forcecast should be interesting to listen to.

I saw the headline at theforce.net, read a related article at wired.com, but the internets have yet to allow me to read the article at fan-site iesb.net that says GL is planning on doing... (drum-roll, please)... episodes 10, 11, & 12, which, if I read the Wired article right, will have nothing to do with the Skywalker Family. The well-connected "source" apparently told iesb that this "planning" that GL is doing is not related to the live-action show Lucasfilm is working on. Again, this is still second-hand (or third), but the "new" films will come out 2 years after the originals are released in 3D, which could be around at my guess (one, two, six...) nine or ten years from now.

Now, I know what you're thinking, why is this news and why is anyone taking this seriously? I have no clue, but apparently all the above sources are taking it at least a tad seriously, so....

Yeah, any fan with half a clue will realize that this isn't happening. One: the films are about the Skywalkers, so if George is going to expand, he's going to continue with that story, and he has constantly denied that ever happening. Two: the live-action series is currently on hold because they have yet to figure out a good way to finance it. Even if the 3D versions do enormous money, is George really going to finance a TV series and a new trilogy of films?

I don't see it happening. Do I want it to happen? Well... I'm 95% sure I don't, but there's always that 5% of me that shouts "Gimme, gimme!" and sometimes even that voice can admit when it has had enough.

George, you put up a stopping point at the end of Return of the Jedi, so there's really no need for you to go beyond. Let the EU mess with the future of the galaxy far, far away.

So... how 'bout last night's episode of The Clone Wars? Pretty cool, huh?
Oh, God, not again.

At this point, my feeling on any new SW movie is, "Why give the internet troglodytes and the media more reasons to hate on Lucas and the entire franchise?" Of course it's preposterous. The other movies are clearly structured around the Skywalker family, with the rise and fall and rise again of Anakin Skywalker. Tacking on another trilogy that has nothing to do with that story arc makes no sense. It sounds to me like fanboy wishful thinking.

Last night's CW was awesome!

Last night's CW was awesome!

Wasn't it?

The animation was beautiful, the story was well-paced and suspenseful, there actually seemed to be some character development, Princess Leia's theme made a small cameo, and there was some smart action by Ahsoka, too. Definitely one of my favorites of the season so far.

The ending with Ziro kinda threw me for a loop, but I think I can get my mind around it, I just need to get a map, or updated timeline or something. :p
If there is going to be another trilogy, it can't be about the Skywalker family. If it were, it'd be like the terrible sequel that no one really needed, like the epilogue in Harry Potter. It has to be a spinoff.

Which, given that people who like SW beyond the skywalker clan are like mac users, loyal but few, means it probably will never take on and Lucas probably knows that.