Friday, March 31, 2006

More Star Wars Prequels

I was listening to a Sci-fi Wire podcast today and they were talking about a new Star Wars TV show.

Rick McCallum says the Star Wars TV show is a go - "That's not going to happen probably for another year and a half while we develop scripts and everything else. But it's fantastic; we've got some incredible writers. It's going to be much darker, much more character-based, and I think it's going to be everything the fans always wanted the prequels to be. They'll be one-hour episode. It takes place between Episodes III and IV. It's going to be all-new characters, maybe a few bounty hunters in there to start the series off".

I was really looking forward to more stories from the Star Wars Universe. But do we really need another prequel. Is filling in the gaps between episode 3 and 4 really the best they can come up with? Do we really need to see the last death throes of the Republic and the growth of the Empire?

Now what would I like to see from the Star Wars Universe. My first choice would be the Jedi Academy. I would love to see Mark Hamil playing the older Jedi Master heading up the Jedi Academy on Yavin. With a wide variety of ages in the academy they could have adventures that would appeal to most age groups. Follow the Babylon 5 formula, a five year story arc with lots of weekly adventures.

Mark Hamil wouldn't even have to be in many episodes. Just occasional appearances, remember he is the head guy. How many college presidents still teach classes?

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