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Star Wars Strikes Back on TV (guide) September 20, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in animation, clone wars, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, star wars tv, starwars.
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We’ve known for some time that George Lucas is planning two new Star Wars shows for TV.

In an interview with TV Guide Lucas reveals some details that were previously unknown. The animated show takes place between Episode II Attack of the Clones and Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

“It’s a lot of battle stuff, and it’s obviously the Clone Wars, so it’s a war picture. So it’s kind of a PG-13 animated TV series, which is something that has never been done before and obviously doesn’t fit in any of the conventional slots that these things fall into. In that, it’s very different, and I think it’s very exciting. It’s got a very, very sophisticated look to it. It’s very much like the features. We’re still trying to figure out how to put it on the air.”

The plan according to Lucas is to do 100 episodes of the show and according to his comments in the interview they’ve already done …..40 OF THEM! The series is expected to begin airing in the fall of 2008.

Read the full interview over at TV Guide.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay August 28, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in clone wars, comic books, comicbooks, comics, Dark Times, darktower, fan films, fox, kavalier & clay, kavalier and clay, las vegas, Michael Chabon, michaelchabon, pulitzer, pulitzer prize, sarah conner, serentiy, star wars fan films, the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay, zarek.
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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From time to time, I actually stray from reading core SciFi pulp like Star Wars and Star Trek to more …literary works.

After sitting on my shelf for years a recent flight to Europe gave me enough pause to read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. This is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which usually is an automatic disqualification for me since i’m not a fan of literary works… this is an exception.

Essentially its the tale of two boys becoming adults in the comic book industry. Now of course there is alot of back and side story, WWII being a major plot backdrop.

Chabon’s style is easy and fluid often interspersed with the narrators voice filling in plot elements. Many times things are left unsaid and the scene changes or jumps ahead and only later we find out what happened.

The beginning, middle and ‘almost end’ of the book kept me enthralled as our ‘heroes’ Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier go through life’s adventures..the end though wasn’t particularly interesting to me and it felt almost like a let down (read it yourself and see if you agree).

That said, this is one of the best books that i’ve read in years and certainly better than the last Chabon book i read (which was actually written latter) – The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.

Star Wars Clone Wars – The NEW Animated Series Trailer!! May 28, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in clone wars, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Wars, YouTube.
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The first animated clone wars series was ‘cartoony’ to say the least..though i don’t know anyone that didn’t like the stylized Yoda.

Lucas is kicking it up a notch with a full 3D NEW animated Clone Wars series. The trailer is now up and it looks freakin AWESOME.

How much this show will diverge from the first animated series is unknown and it’s story arc is also unknown at this time.