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02.15.2012 , 02:44 PM | #24
Re: the SW TV series, it's been shelved indefinitely, since according to the producer and/or Lucas, each episode is just too expensive to make right now. Which really means, they really have no idea how to do their jobs.

You don't want each episode to cost $40 million (or whatever ridiculous number they had in mind)? COMPROMISE! It doesn't mean today what it did in 1976... it doesn't mean "Oh, it'd be too crazy to rotoscope a big monster puppet over that guy playing Jabba, so we've gotta cut the shot" (which arguably made the film better). It just means "Maybe we should streamline some stuff so every alien vista isn't populated by forests of jumping fungus with rainbow sky and an entire zoo of alien critters running around the town".

Looking at other reasonably successful (or, at least, well-received by fans if not Nielsen/networks) sci-fi shows, they managed to get a LOT of stuff done, and they were often deemed 'too expensive' with a fraction of what the SW show was estimated to cost.