How embarrassing! Boba Fett thought the invite said ‘business casual’
Late last week, Sci Fi Wire reported that a live-action Star Wars TV series is in pre-production in Australia, as producers are seeking out “high-quality writers” (read: not George Lucas) to write a full season to air in 2010. In case you’re unfamiliar with the notion of this coming to fruition, Slashfilm summarized the history of executive producer Lucas’s vision for the show:
[Lucas] has said several times that the show would run at least 100 episodes, and at one point there was word that could be upped to 400 [so, between five and twenty years – Ed.]. He has described the show as “Deadwood meets The Sopranos in space” [translation: “CGI racial stereotypes meet a toy franchise in fan fiction”] and repeatedly claimed that no major characters from the films would be integral parts of the storyline, but that some characters could show up as cameos. The Empire will be rising in the background, and we’ll hear about the Emporer [sic], but not see him.
Early last year, producer Rick McCallum confirmed that Boba Fett would be “an instrumental part” of the new series (contradicting the ‘no major characters’ rule? or downgrading Boba to a minor character in the eyes of McCallum and Lucas?) which is set in the transitional timeline between Episode III and IV. Later it was reported that McCallum wants to see Daniel Logan, the young Boba Fett from the prequels, in the Fett armor for the series.
Sorry, I’m gonna have to not watch this in advance. George Lucas already took three piping-hot liquid dumps on my childhood memories. But I won’t fault you for giving it a shot. Hey, some people are into Cleveland Steamers.