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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2012 8:03 p.m. PST

What do you think?



evilcartoonist31 Oct 2012 8:11 p.m. PST

My favorite idea is the Old Republic.

dilettante31 Oct 2012 8:55 p.m. PST

Definately Old Republic…tho a sequel to Space Balls would work too..

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2012 9:09 p.m. PST

As long as they eventually get around to the Yuuzhan Vong.
…and Death Troopers link

GeoffQRF01 Nov 2012 12:42 a.m. PST

"the Old Republic is a massive time period taking place 25,000 years to 1,000 years before Star Wars: A New Hope"

I would have thought it goes the other way, given that it is tentatively called 'Part VII'. That kind of implies they are looking forward, post the death of Darth Vader and the Emperor, with the building of a new Republic, presumably in the face of continued resistance from old generals/worlds loyal to the Emperor and a rise of plantery or system warlords.

JRacel Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 2:22 a.m. PST

I would love to see the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn done. I like the books and Mr. Zahn has some experience doing screen plays.

Maddaz111 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 3:38 a.m. PST

Lets see…

Write a story with the following.

Forty years have passed since the destruction of the Death Star, and a new era of peace and prosperity was heralded by the creation of a new loyalist senate, heading up the new galactic imperium. However troubled news has recently reached the capitol, with the bedarran wing carrying out a terrorist strike against the fleet shipyards, and the beginning of a populist movement calling for the removal of imperial forces from their star systems.

The children/grand children? of the main characters meeting up, going off to subdue the rebel element of the new peaceful empire.

Set up a trade embargo, with Obi skywalker, and his new jedi trainee (female) visiting to explain that the new empire wants to have taxation with little representation covering this star system, and are not against forceful negotiation tactics…

Have the brave general Han and Leia ruling the senate, perhaps with the help of a few loyal troops.

Have one of the noble children (grand children?) force trained but kidnapped by a new big bad – a rebellious star commander who took parts of the old imperial fleet into the dark sector, and has brought the outdated fleet back, with alien allies. (and retrofitted tie fighters, and a few new designs that were prototypes that have been improved)

The dark energy that powered the sith in the great past re-discovered and infect a race of gungans, making them me so terrible so that they can be slaughtered by the new ground forces of the empire… so that many gungans died to bring the new rebellion plans of the new chaos weapon! (that would get a cheer!)

Allow a lost apprentice to be defrosted – with unclear motives.

I will be happy as long as the Ewoks act as guards at the senate! – Ninja pirate Ewoks! in Bobba Fett Armour with lightsaber cheese knives!

RebelPaul Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2012 4:33 a.m. PST

Mardaddy and JRacel bring up some good points.

How much attention is Disney going to pay to all the SW novels that have been written, such as the Thrawn trilogy and the Yuuzhan Vong?

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2012 4:58 a.m. PST

I suspect they will ignore the novels entirely.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2012 5:31 a.m. PST

Star Wars VII – The Musical

flicking wargamer Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 5:51 a.m. PST

At least they are not trying to "reboot" the franchise by starting over.

bsrlee01 Nov 2012 5:52 a.m. PST

I sense a disturbance in the Force, as though millions of voices cried out……………………..

richarDISNEY01 Nov 2012 6:13 a.m. PST

Old Republic or the Thrawn trilogy.

And normally I agree with Mardaddy, but not today.
NO Yuuzhan Vong!!!
When they were introduced, I stopped reading the books.
That story line was not for me.

Parzival01 Nov 2012 6:28 a.m. PST

The new Disney Channel series Life with Vader:

Padme: "Honey! I just got back from the doctor— guess what? It's twins!"


boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2012 6:45 a.m. PST

I think the EU books jumped the shark before the Yuuzhan Vong, but I'm not a fan of that arc either. I most like Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, the "Tales" collections, and the Rogue Squadron octology (or whatever the word is!). I think though all would suffer because they're too soon after Endor, you'd need some serious botox for the cast.

Also not a fan of anything with "oh look, another Skywalker goes bad".

ancientsgamer Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 6:57 a.m. PST

What Geoff says. By the way, although Lucas may not have written out episodes 7 to 9, he certainly has some sort of an outline as to what happens. Remember, he actually was trying to do episode 1 before episode 4 was picked up by Fox.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Nov 2012 7:04 a.m. PST

Weren't there also some "adventures of Han Solo" novels?

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2012 7:07 a.m. PST

Hard to imagine any plotline that hasn't been covered in some form in myth and legend already. I'm one that believes in plot and characters much more than amazing special effects as what is needed now.


Parzival01 Nov 2012 7:51 a.m. PST

Weren't there also some "adventures of Han Solo" novels?

Yep. By the late SF/Fantasy author Brian Daley. They're light fair and not considered canon, and set long before the events in Star Wars. Fun books, really more Traveller-style adventures than anything else, but not really suited for the full movie treatment.

Dynaman878901 Nov 2012 8:13 a.m. PST

> Remember, he actually was trying to do episode 1 before episode 4 was picked up by Fox.

If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you…

(sure he had lots of notes and story ideas, but that is a LOT different then what Lucas claims after the fact)

wehrmacht01 Nov 2012 8:30 a.m. PST

Just give me more stories about trade embargoes and taxation without representation. That's the stuff that really thrills me about the Star Wars universe :-\


Brian Bronson Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 9:05 a.m. PST

The new Disney Channel series Life with Vader:

Padme: "Honey! I just got back from the doctor— guess what? It's twins!"


They could give this a twist a la "Twins". One of the twins is like Schwarzenegger/Luke and the other like DeVito/Jar Jar.

billthecat Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 9:25 a.m. PST

I expect to see LifeDay……

…Or a musical….

But seriously, at least if they move FORWARD in the timeline, the audience will not already know the outcome (one of the big problems with 'prequels'….)

In best 'Yogurt' voice (SpaceBalls): "…merchandising!…"

Cke1st Inactive Member01 Nov 2012 9:37 a.m. PST

How much attention is Disney going to pay to all the SW novels that have been written

If Disney writes the script, they don't pay royaltie$ to anybody.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

Maybe it wasn't twins, but triplets…and the third one's feeling left out.

richarDISNEY02 Nov 2012 5:59 a.m. PST

The new Disney/Star Wars TV show was announced today:

Akbar Montana : A Mon Cal who goes to high school by day and by night, puts on a wig and becomes an Admiral for the Rebellion


Now that I am thinking about it more (and with some discussions with Mardaddy and my LOVE of the Trawn series), I really do believe that they should leave it all behind and make new story lines.
But that WON"T happen. These will be Pt. 7,8,9, so they will HAVE to continue the story arc. I hope they keep the 'kids' outta it.

GeoffQRF02 Nov 2012 6:25 a.m. PST

Writing into the past means you are limited with the eventual outcome, as it has all the details from 6 other films to tie into (not that that ever stopped Mr Lucus… R2-D2 with rockets, indeed), unless you are going to go off into the SW universe and away from the main running theme.

However writing forward into the future means it can go anywhere they want.

StarfuryXL502 Nov 2012 2:15 p.m. PST

If Disney writes the script, they don't pay royaltie$ to anybody.

I don't know what they're doing these days, but most of the early stuff done under license from Lucasfilm had the rights assigned to LFL, so they owned it. It was basically work for hire. They can do what they want with it.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2012 10:02 a.m. PST

So… Disney owns Miramax, right? It's the production company they started to do edgy, or R-rated stuff w/o having the Disney name associated with it.

I really want a one-of, "Death Troopers," super-gritty under the Miramax brand (even if they left out Han & Chewie.)

Added benefit crossover with the zombie-fan base.


saltflats192903 Nov 2012 8:25 p.m. PST

I just hope the leads aren't played by Justin Timberlake and Brittny Spears.

DS6151 Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 6:59 p.m. PST

I think a "band of brothers" or Saving Pvt Ryan sort of thing could be very nice. If written well, it would be rather excellent.

In particular, it would be very cool to see a film that follows a particular rebel group, maybe a platoon, as they train and run. The majority of the movie is the attack on Hoth. Our heroes are the guys in the trenches.

No main characters, no galaxy changing actions from them. Just Rebel Joe fighting the Empire. We know from the other movie how it ends, and we know what happens, but here we get to see how it happened.

Heck, a small series could be done on things like that. Major battles from the SW films, but fleshed out into their own story. Like zooming in on an area of history.

Liken it to watching a movie about the ACW, or one about Gettysburg.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 3:55 a.m. PST

There is another!

Star Wars Episode 3.9, and the battles against the Empire before Luke gets involved.

That'd permit us to learn a bit more about the characters in Episode 4, assuming they can come up with decent look alikes for them: Vader, Han, Obi-Wan(?), Wedge, Leia, Boba Fett, etc., as well as the Empire and Rebels.

Seems to me there's plenty of room for epic space battles with that line, and they can shed more light on all of our favorite characters, squadrons, fleets, and places, and how they came to be.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

Very interesting proposal Mako11!
I'm with you!.


billthecat Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 12:00 p.m. PST

Dahrk and brooding emo-zombie/vampire teenage ewoks in love, slugging it out with gatling cannons in the name of democracy, assisted by psychic inquisitors and their test-tube-baby soldiers. Just add some goofy frog men and complicated political drama. Win Win. Can't wait for the collectable card game.

CzarBLood14 Nov 2012 4:29 p.m. PST

I would quite hope for the Empires End comics to run as the next three , with elements of The Thrawn Stuff..

Basically , Emporer reborn (cloned) , acts as big evil , to get thrawn in as well , and have the kids born, Mara Jade finding out her master was alive but eventually marrying Luke..

then steering the story towards the Legacy stuff , so you can have an ancient Mark Hamill as the head jedi , and the kids handling stuff (and dont kill chewie off)..

Though I suspect no basis for a story from any of the books as it would be too obvious.

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 6:07 a.m. PST

Han Luke and Leia return to the Death Star. They decide to clean it up and put on a show. While hiring variety acts from around the galaxy they meet a screwball dame who gets Han in a totally innocent but compromising situation. Leia catches Han without knowing the extenuating circumstances. No matter what Han tries to do to get back in Leias good graces the screwball dame makes it worse. In the finale the screwball confesses everything to Leia then there is a choreographed dance number featuring Darth Transvestite and the Imperial Storm Bunnies.

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