The years following the release of Star Wars prequel films have not proven to be such a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Currently the only way to get your Star Wars fix is through the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, and although I’ve heard from some people that it’s actually pretty good, I couldn’t stand the train wreck that was The Clone Wars feature film. Still, not to worry, friends… our patience is about to be rewarded! Lucasfilm finally announced a new project on the horizon today. It’s not the live action TV series that has been rumoured for years, but rather… a brand new animated comedy series with Seth Green and the folks from Robot Chicken?! What the– BARF. Green had this to say about this exciting new project:
“The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined… And it’s even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it’s all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing Empires?”
All I can do is shake my head. Clearly the Robot Chicken and Family Guy Star Wars specials have been quite popular, but do we really need Lucasfilm to start parodying itself in some sort of official capacity? Well… on the other hand, I suppose it’s too late to stop that anyway. Mel Brooks recently tried launching a new Spaceballs animated series and that didn’t seem to catch on. Is this really the best Lucas can do? It just reeks of a company that is out of touch with its fans, trying to grasp at straws. I’m sure plenty of Star Wars fans will still buy into it, but if you ask me they’re just getting farther and farther away from what makes Star Wars great. Is it any wonder that Star Trek is now officially cooler than Star Wars?