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McCallum voices worries over Star Wars hitting small screen

June 5th, 2012 by Kelly Comments

Rick McCallum, pictured below, long-time friend of George Lucas and Star Wars Producer has been spilling the beans about the new live-action series, and what’s holding it back.

It would seem that the extensive planning and (due) consideration going into the series is due to worries about the adult content of the episodes, as well as length and cost of them. McCallum also voiced concerns over network and cable television, and the amount of commercials – issues that the franchise has never had to worry about before.
McCallum says that if they were to, for example, put two hour-long episodes together, that it would be bigger than any of the movies they’ve ever done, which gives us high hopes for their quality. Let’s hope Skywalker Ranch pulls through. Either way, we’ve still got a long way to wait with 50 hours of scripted material only in its second draft after three and a half years work.
The Original Interview with Rick McCallum can be read over at Den of Geek

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Kelly has been a Star Wars enthusiast since birth and while new to the Marvel and DC Universes, laps them up faster than Odin steals Jotun babies. In her spare time she enjoys marathon-watching Buffy, rereading old books, dancing quite well, acting the lig, singing quite badly and formulating devious plans for world domination over some Shakespeare and a cuppa. If she isn't writing something abstract for her own enjoyment, or an article for Following the Nerd, she can be found trooping with the Emerald Garrison or storming the Death Star (sometimes both). She loves strawberries but hates bananas and thinks Loki just needs a hug. Her chosen superpower would be flying, and she thinks daffodils are ugly. She's also a Malteser - natural blonde but dyed brunette, though that's not really relevant, is it?