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Monday, May 20, 2013

Greg Weisman On Star Wars

So Greg Weisman just revealed his latest gig on twitter:

https://twitter.com/Greg_Weisman/status/336490493133340672

A 3D animated series called "Star Wars: Rebels". So, congratulations to him for the gig. This should be interesting, and I will check it out. Although, for me, the "Star Wars" franchise has been mostly crap. Two okay-to-good movies and four terrible movies. To say this a franchise I don't care about is to put it mildly. But I tend to check out my favorite writers' gigs, even on franchises I have little to no interest in. Sometimes it works out (J. Michael Straczynski's Thor), and sometimes it doesn't (J. Michael Straczynski's Superman).

I wish him well with the gig, and know he'll bring his A-game to it.

11 comments:

  1. I guess you found out already.

    But with Greg Weisman on board, this should turn out well. The good news is that with this show, it'll last more than two seasons. I know it. With a brand name and the hype of Episode VII to boot, it can't die.

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  2. Also, you should have titled it "Use the force, Lex" because now that reference is hilarious in hindsight.

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  3. Greg Weisman on the show is one thing going for it. But if it's called "Star Wars: Rebels"...does that mean it focuses on the Rebel Allaince? And it's NOT a freaking Clone Wars series? If so, than I WILL check this one out!

    I personally disagree that "Return Of The Jedi" was terrible. It was weak and disappointing, yes, but not terrible. At least when compared to the prequels and Clone Wars stuff. But after it, the Star Wars franchise has gone to crap, yes.

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  4. ^ Even taking the prequels and Clone Wars out, I still wouldn't call it completely terrible. The first act of the movie (the beggining and whole ordeal with Jabba the Hutt up to Yoda's death) was solid, and I liked how the Luke and Vader plot was resolved. You yourself even once admitted that Vader's moment of redemption was powerful before Lucas went and added another "NOOOOO!" to it.

    Now if only there'd been no freaking Ewoks....

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    1. apparently it was supposed to be wookies instead. Personally I'd like to see a battle of Kashyyk

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  5. My first thought? If Greg Weisman was trying to hop onto a franchise whose fan base was less ravenous than that for DC Comics/"Young Justice", I think he zigged when he should have zagged. Anyway, it'll be an interesting watch and a solid franchise for him to play with. Finally, "STAR WARS" with good dialogue and some deeper characters! May the Force be with the Station 8 blog question section, though.

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    1. Empire strike back had good dialogue and characters that were deep. Even Rotj managed to have some depth by making Vader more of a bitter self loathing fuck who honestly despises what he's become but feels it's too late to go back.

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  6. Given Greg's track record on other series, if this one has Vader and Palpatine in it, I have every confidence that they might finally be good villains. -Rob

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    1. Vader was competent enough in episodes IV and V, and Palpatine had potential but crappy execution (I get they were trying to make it that his arrogance is what caused his ruin, but there were times it crossed into stupidity). As bad as the prequals were the idea of palpatine hiding his evil behind the mask of a kindly grandpa was pretty solid (like a chameleon).

      And I am curious as to how he would handle xmen characters like En Sabah Nur, the Black Queen, Hellfire Club etc.

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  7. This is making me more interested than in the upcoming film trilogy, which at best I except to be a fun action movie series, at worst well...

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