Robot Chicken Creators: Star Wars Sitcom Will Be "Awesome"

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Robot Chicken Creators: Star Wars Sitcom Will Be "Awesome"

Don't be worried about the new Star Wars animated sitcom. Seth Green is promising he won't mess things up.

When LucasFilm announced that a Star Wars sitcom was in the works, there was a lot of groaning from the fan community. The Prequel Trilogy was bad enough for many, but announcing a sitcom seemed like the kind of daft planning that led to the creation of the Star War Holiday Special. When it was revealed that Seth Green and Matthew Senreich - the guys behind Robot Chicken - were collaborating with Lucas on the new show, people started breathing a little easier. While the show is a few years away from coming out, Seth Green is promising that it won't be an insult to fans of the (good) Star Wars films.

Io9 recently had an opportunity to speak to Green and Senreich at Comic-Con, with the subject of the conversation naturally being about the duo's various Star Wars projects. Initially, Green was apparently pretty hesitant when it came to discussing the new show, but he finally opened up. "It's probably like two years, legitimately, before anybody will have anything real to say about that," he said. "It's so early, but it is going to be awesome. I promise, we're not going to fuck it up. We take it really seriously. We won't abuse [your] trust."

Senreich and Green have a lot of credibility right now. While Robot Chicken is hysterical, the two Star Wars specials that have spun off from the show have been a scream. On top of that, both men admit they're fanatics in love with the movies. From the sound of things, this new animated sitcom is in good hands.

Source: io9

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*sigh* robot chicken already IS a Star Wars sitcom. how many times can the same group of guys fap to the same damn series of movies?

I still think it's going to be awful. I won't blame Seth Green for that thpugh.

Star wars sitcom really? But they did that whole thing with all those star wars gags. And then they did a musical. And then a marathon of all there star wars jokes. And then a second marathon of all there star wars jokes. As a person who wishes everyday to have a chance to play star wars battlefront 3 and actually likes the clone wars cartoon series I really say you got to let this go.

Doing random gags is considerably different than a sitcom.. This won't go down well. This will be the Robot Chicken version of The Cleveland Show.

Wait, what? A Star Wars sitcom? How in the name of ever-loving-nine-hells is THAT supposed to work? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good sitcom, but we're talking about STAR WARS here. What's next? A Warhammer 40k romantic comedy?

God damn it. An official sitcom? People have made money making some brilliant Star Wars parodies and jokes from Spaceballs, to Family Guy, to Chad Vader.

Now Lucas is whoring out the franchise as a kiddie cartoon show and a comedy. Star Wars is dead to me now. You know I wasn't really on board with all this George Lucas hate. I mean a guy has every right to make money and he is a creative guy. This is too far. Damn you George Lucas and damn all those movie executives. The Sarlacc pit is too damn good for them.

Joker, what are you doing? Who's piloting the Normandy?!

thenumberthirteen:
God damn it. An official sitcom? People have made money making some brilliant Star Wars parodies and jokes from Spaceballs, to Family Guy, to Chad Vader.

Now Lucas is whoring out the franchise as a kiddie cartoon show and a comedy. Star Wars is dead to me now. You know I wasn't really on board with all this George Lucas hate. I mean a guy has every right to make money and he is a creative guy. This is too far. Damn you George Lucas and damn all those movie executives. The Sarlacc pit is too damn good for them.

The hate is swelling in you now. Give in to your anger. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.

This seems like the worst idea of the century, Seth Green or not. But HEY! Too early to judge right? I'd be an idiot to start getting worked up about it at this point ^^

archvile93:
I still think it's going to be awful. I won't blame Seth Green for that thpugh.

THIS ^

I like Seth Greene (though I don't like Family Guy) I really started noticing him by name after he voiced Joker in Mass Effect 1

I don't know if it is a good idea in total but I can hope that it is something that turns out to be good in the end.

Jandau:
A Warhammer 40k romantic comedy?

I would watch the hell out of that.

SteelStallion:
Joker, what are you doing? Who's piloting the Normandy?!

/thread

Anyways, a Star Wars sitcom couldn't mock the original series any more than this:
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Or this:
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Also, the one in the middle looks like she's recharging he lightsaber.

I hope it is about chewbacca's family.

Swifteye:
Star wars sitcom really? But they did that whole thing with all those star wars gags. And then they did a musical. And then a marathon of all there star wars jokes. And then a second marathon of all there star wars jokes. As a person who wishes everyday to have a chance to play star wars battlefront 3 and actually likes the clone wars cartoon series I really say you got to let this go.

Purge the clownwars cartoon and its heretic fans! PURGE THEM ALL!!! WITH FIRE!!! AND BULLETS!!!

Seriously now, Seth Green cannot be messed with. He is Joker, crippled pilot of the SSV Normandy!

"Luke, don't slam the door like that!"

"Sorry, Han, I guess I used the Force!"

*laugh track*

SteinFaust:
*sigh* robot chicken already IS a Star Wars sitcom. how many times can the same group of guys fap to the same damn series of movies?

Does anyone really want to be the fap counter?

Hmmm, agreed Lucas is whoring out his universe to people, but i don't really mind, you can ignore most of the crap that flows into it, it is a UNIVERSE after all. Who knows, in our universe there's probably a galaxy or two where people bleed rainbows and explode into pixie dust when they die. And then there's us, quite different. It's grand sure, and Seth Green's pretty entertaining, i'd like to see where that goes.

And if it sucks, they'll pull a Firefly on it. =P

Seth Green starts/is involved in another television program.
Somehow, I'm not surprised.

Does he have attention deficit disorder?

thenumberthirteen:
God damn it. An official sitcom? People have made money making some brilliant Star Wars parodies and jokes from Spaceballs, to Family Guy, to Chad Vader.

Now Lucas is whoring out the franchise as a kiddie cartoon show and a comedy. Star Wars is dead to me now. You know I wasn't really on board with all this George Lucas hate. I mean a guy has every right to make money and he is a creative guy. This is too far. Damn you George Lucas and damn all those movie executives. The Sarlacc pit is too damn good for them.

Count me in as well, I really wasn't on board with all the Lucas either but this just erks me. I could stand that crappy second Clone Wars series but this is the final straw. I'm just sticking to the first three movies and the first round of the Clone Wars cartoons made by that other artist who's name escapes me at the moment.

Jandau:
What's next? A Warhammer 40k romantic comedy?

The only way I'd tune in to see that is if they get killed in the end. I know there's some bloody fanfic around the internet with some Eldar (xeno scum!) and a human falling in love. The only way I'd watch that is they both get taken away by Slaanesh at the end of it.

Kialee:
Seth Green starts/is involved in another television program.
Somehow, I'm not surprised.

Does he have attention deficit disorder?

Nope.. hes just spent too much time hanging around Seth Mcfarlane, who earlier this year had 3 animated shows going, plus was doing cameos in live action tv.

I mean bravo to both men for not resting on their laurels.

I'm already a big fan of the robot chicken specials they did involving star wars. I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

T-Bone24:
"Luke, don't slam the door like that!"

"Sorry, Han, I guess I used the Force!"

*laugh track*

T-Bone24:
"Luke, don't slam the door like that!"

"Sorry, Han, I guess I used the Force!"

*laugh track*

No no no, that was 80's/early 90's sitcoms. You forgot to account that it's 2010.

*Luke slams door*

*Laugh track*

Han: Luke *laugh track* Don't slam the door like that! *laugh track*

Luke: Sorry Han. *Laugh track* I guess I used The Force *wild laughter track followed by applause*

What do people see in the originals!? They were terrible compared to the prequals!
OT: This could be interesting...

I'm not impressed.

It's not so much that I'm concerned about the relative quality that can be achieved, it's simply that Star Wars humor is cool in doses, but I'm not sure if it's something I'm going to want to watch often enough to carry a sitcom... and I think that is going to be a problem for a lot of people.

On top of that I'll be honest in saying that if they are going to play around with Star Wars on TV, I think it would be better for them to work on doing an actual, serious, TV series rather than any kind of a spin off or mockery of the source material.

See, if I was doing this I'd probably work on a premise like having an evil Sith empire controlling everything during one of the Galaxy's dark cycles which is about to change, the force going cloudy for the bad guys, and these "Jedi" guys only remembered from ancient legends start showing up and kicking the living crud out of them. More or less the existing Star Wars storyline in reverse, covering the tiny handfull of now extremely powerful Jedi who inevitably bring an end to the Sith (ending with a period of balance) at least for another cycle where at the end the Jedi inevitably will fall again and be replaced.

Since the Star Wars universe is supposed to work like a wheel with good ruling, and then evil, with each change represented by a period of relative balance, something dictated by The Force (and this is why Kreia wanted to destroy it in KotOR II, to obtain true free will and break free from fate and destiny, a storyline apparently developed with input from George Lucas according to many rumors), the exact time period doesn't matter. It could be a story set way in the past many cycles before KotOR or way in the future well after the events of the movies and any of the novels or whatever, part of the entire point is that it doesn't much matter. I believe the way the universe cycles is also why there is so little in the way of technological development and things stay relatively constant excepting a few super weapons... everything constantly winds up getting knocked over every so often.

Do something like that with the FX/budget of a series like say "Andromeda", "Star Trek", or "Battlestar Galactica" and I think it would be quite successful.

Star Wars satire might hold down the occasional bit here or there, but we're talking about what is dozens of hours of material if it's produced, not a couple of features from "Robot Chicken" or "Family Guy".

it couldn't be in better hands

No, i don't care who makes it. A Star Wars Sitcom? Really? REALLY!? fucking christ, it's going to suck harder than Hayden Christianson

archvile93:
I still think it's going to be awful. I won't blame Seth Green for that thpugh.

Same...He tries his pest, but...its just not going to work

Well, I'm still incredibly skeptical.

As terrible of an idea as it is, and as stupid as George Lucas is to consider it . . . I have to admit he got the right people to work on it.

I skeptical until till it's release. That's really all you can be.

I like Seth Green but there's no denying he's done some shit. And personally I think it's time to let Star Wars go. The prequels have done enough damage to last a life time.

Shepard: Don't screw this up, Joker.
Joker: Trust me, Commander, I got this. EDI, set a course for Lucasfilm Studios.

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