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post Star Wars TV Show to Emulate Gritty Sci-Fi of Firefly and Battlestar Galactica

November 6th, 2007

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: Live-Action — admin @ 2:52 pm

On the style of the live-action Star Wars television series, Producer Rick McCallum has stated “It is going to be much darker, much grittier, and it’s much more character based.”

Star Wars creator George Lucas has described the series as “bare-bones” and “action-heavy”, and has stated that it will be for more mature audiences like TV shows Battlestar Galactica and Firefly.

Firefly by Joss Whedon

That is the best news I have heard yet! I am sure most Star Wars fans would gladly welcome a darker Star Wars – but part of me has to wonder how much of this is just hype and if they thought the prequels were “gritty” too.

Other insider statements have said the series will be like the Young Indiana Jones series – which I never saw – can anyone tell me what those were like – any good? Maybe I will have to see if I can Netflix them, since these are Lucas’s past television work it might be much closer to the finished product than Battlestar Galactica or Firefly.

(If you have been living in a cave and are not familiar with Firefly by Joss Whedon please do yourself a favor and buy the DVD set of the television series and the feature film Serenity)

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