Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Smallville: Tattooine?

Dan McLaughlin takes time away from the young baseball season (and Bronson "The Bomber" Arroyo) to look to the coming trainwreck of the Star Wars TV series:
Please tell me that this franchise, which has made so many critical missteps in the past decade and which has something of a chance to start afresh with a TV series, isn't going to make a TV show about young Luke Skywalker. I mean, the entire point of Luke's character in Episode IV is that he's been off the scene for 20 years, at a distance from the battle against the Empire, frustrated and bored living life on a moisture farm in the middle of the desert. Nothing interesting ever happens to him, and at the start of Episode IV he's never seen a lightsaber and never practiced the Jedi arts. Are they gonna rewrite that history, or is this going to be a bunch of tedious stuff about Luke's teen angst having only a tangential connection to events outside of Tattooine?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not true, just an interview that was misinterpreted. It takes place during Luke's formative years (between Ep III and IV), but does not feature him at all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_live-action_TV_series

jjv said...

Jonathan,

Nailing swamp rats in beggar's canyon makes for many exciting episodes.

jon said...

You wouldn't expect Lucas to get anything right, now--would you? [Think: Jar Jar]

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