March 22, 2006
Luke Skywalker: The early years

You've seen the movies. Now, ready or not, here comes Star Wars - the TV show.

The series will be set between episodes three and four of the film saga.

It would cover the 20 years in the life of Luke Skywalker growing up that remains a mystery to most film-goers.

[Producer Rick] McCallum said there would be "a whole bunch of new characters" and the series would be "much more dramatic and darker".

So, basically, we're talking Smallville set on Tatooine, except that Clark Kent doesn't know that he's anything special yet. Sounds like a ratings bonanza to me!

Link via Atrios, who notes that Luke didn't exactly lead an exciting life on the home planet. Ah, but what's a little continuity among fanboys?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 22, 2006 to TV and movies | TrackBack

I'm thinking I'll just stick with Battlestar Galactica and Stargate (and hoping they can lure Jack O'Neill back). That should satisfy my Recommended Weekly Allowance of sci-fi for the time being.

Posted by: Mathwiz on March 22, 2006 8:55 AM