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Hi folks,

I was recently asked to prepare a post for the film fan site 'Moviepilot'. They wanted to feature my Star Wars cross-over art and I gratefully accepted!

I explain in my post how, imho, the vastness of the Star Wars universe makes it an ideal place for other sci-fi characters to visit. I also think that same scale and scope means it's good news that they've decided to make Star Wars spin-off movies because we'll get to see more of that universe.

Sadly, I don't expect to see Aliens or Predators feature in any of the movies (the licensing issues alone will see to that!) - but I do hope they focus on characters that the fans want to see more of - and I'd also like to see them take a more 'mature' approach to some of the movies...

You can check out my post here moviepilot.com/stories/936001-…
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TheSyFyFan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
bad idea in my opinion
Why?I love Star Wars and that's why I do not want spin offs, about too explode killing it always ends a saga, plus separate characters could function well but were created to be in a team with others who complement each other perfectly.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I understand where you're coming from. I agree that the core 'team' of the original Star Wars movies work well together. Their clearly defined character 'types' complement each other and might not work so well on their own without that balance. Maybe that's why the possibility of the Han Solo prequel showing him as a kid doesn't really interest me!?
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TheSyFyFan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
in part, but I love to have it but see it on your own it would be interesting not so much as see it integrated, and is part of the story, do not see why having a lifetime.
PS: I do not speak much English, so maybe something does not make sense for the bad google translator
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metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I always want more Star Wars. Movies, TV shows, Books, Comics, etc. Everything Star Wars! It is such an awesome, huge universe to play in!

BUT...

It needs to be done right! Stick with stories and method of the original trilogy. Don't do ANYTHING that changes the view of the The Trilogy. Like... removing the mystery from from Boba fett. Bad move. But hey, I think an entire HBO or AMC series for the "Tales Of" books would be AWESOOOOOME!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They very nearly did make a TV series (you probably know that already) - and I wouldn't be surprised if they were going to base it around the 'Tales of' idea because it was supposedly going to feature some of the lesser-known characters and those in the background. They claimed that it never happened because it would have been too expensive to film it though. So I guess we can thank Disney for stepping in and making sure we will at least get to see some new filmed material! But I agree with you that they need to be very careful about how they treat their new toy. I don't think anyone would be happy at any tinkering with what we know from the original trilogy. And let's face it - the whole 'Han shot first' fiasco should have taught them that! :lol:
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metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Han shot first.
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Firreal Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's better for the spin-off stuff to remain in graphic novels/animations like they are now. Only the main storylines should be made into films.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's a marvelous idea, because it would give characters who previously were either seen very little or else were confined to the books a chance to shine in the spotlight. It would provide legitimacy to certain characters, like Salla Zend, Kyle Katarn, and Talon Karrde, as well as showcase parts of the universe that were previously unseen.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting point on whether they'll stick with the EU stories or introduce any of those characters? I think it provides an ideal opportunity for them to do that - but I read that the stand alone movies will feature Boba Fett, Han Solo and Yoda - so I'm not sure how any of those characters might cross paths with those you've named. I'd definitely watch a Boba Fett movie... but I'm not so sure about Han Solo or Yoda prequels. I hope they mostly stick with the time after Episode 6. Although I do think it would be great to have a stand alone Darth Vader movie.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, Sala Zend was an old friend of Han Solo. They could also show Mako Spince, who was his friend at the Imperial Academy.

Kyle Katarn was a Rebel agent, but before that he was a Stormtrooper, so they might show him in a cameo.

Talon is an information broker and has a spy network. No reason why one of the characters (likely Boba Fett) couldn't meet up with him as well.

I'm excited about both Fett and Solo. Fett has always been an interesting character, in a Master Chief sort of way (actually, that could be reversed). Solo would be great because we could see his exploits before he joined the Rebellion, such as his helping Chewbacca escape. I know a lot of this is covered in books and comics, but it would still be awesome to see it.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good theories and examples for all those characters - you never know, you might be close with the Fett and Solo stories!
I'd especially like it if Kyle Katarn could make an appearance somewhere. The video game Dark Forces helped bring Star Wars back from the 'in-between' years so I think it would be nice to give him some screen time.
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Dark Forces is my all-time favorite Star Wars game. I've logged more hours on that game than any other games I've ever played. In fact, one of my friends surprised me on my birthday by giving me a Power of the Force Dark Trooper Phase 3 figure still on the card and put in a figure protector! I've been looking for one forEVER! :D

Have you seen my Incredible Cross-Sections Moldy Crow? [link]
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I had a lot of fun with that game too - seems like a lifetime ago now though. That's a very cool present your friend gave you! I remember seeing that figure in ToysRus when it was released but they were charging twice the normal amount for a figure - so I passed! Think it would have been money well spent now though :lol:
And great work on the cross-section image - certainly looks very authentic :thumbsup:
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
After suffering through the last two Star Wars movies, I'm hesitant to give the franchise any more attention. :)

But I have enjoyed your crossovers ... the Mr Spock vs Darth Vader was awesome! :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very fair point - although I'm surprised you didn't make that the last 'three' Star Wars movies!
I think they've learned their lesson though! :lol:
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
What? You mean "Dawson's Creek In Space"? Gawd, every time Mannequin Skywalker and the Pedophile Princess popped up, I about fell asleep. Now, I will be fair ... there's one scene where Skywalker really shows he's got some acting skills; the part with the nightmare about what he sees happening to his mother. That was really good.

Mm ... what? With expanding on the Skywalker Saga by stretching out the Clone Wars? Or am I missing something ... I probably am. :)
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: "Dawson's Creek in Space"! Next year's top blockbuster?
Interesting you picked out the part where he had the nightmare about his mother though because that's the sort of emotion and intensity that I'd like to see them go for in the new movies but was sadly missing from most of the prequels. And it's that kind of more serious and darker tone that I try to reflect in my pictures. I'm not saying that you have to have Darth Vader fight aliens - but I do want to see the characters put in some jeopardy that we're not sure they can overcome. Otherwise there's no drama and we won't care whether they win or lose!
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just like the fact that he started acting! :)
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Fooled-Trooper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
The PT had some "mature" features but not in the right places or the right issues in which kids from 1999 would have something learned like those who did in 77...

I really hope that the Post OT Movies will bring back good old action but also stuff that will teach the young and the older ones about life and the fight against good and evil...
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right - some of the 'mature' features from the prequels were a little awkward like the relationship between Padme and Anakin or simply boring like the politics of the trade dispute and Sidious's manipulations. My feeling is that kids will understand and accept 'mature' themes that help them understand the difference between right and wrong and don't need to have everything sugar-coated.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I would just prefer something fresher. I think we have done enough with the Skywalkers. :)
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you want fresher, then how about putting into film, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic? Not the games, the graphic novel series is what I'm talking about. I would dearly love to see the main character of that series in live action, or in 3d animation (souped up Toy Story, not Wallace and Grommit, mind). I've been itching for them to do a movie to that series for a while. And there's not a mention of Skywalker in sight. But... Luke IS my all time fave SW character.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting you bring up the 'live action' element. I really hope they return to more practical i.e. real effects for the new movies. The over-use of CG for the environments and characters only distances the viewer and doesn't allow them to share any kind of sense of the movie taking place somewhere real. Even sci-fi and fantasy movies have to have a reality to them - otherwise they're irrelevant to us!
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metalmeister5582 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel CGI is an amazing storytelling mechanism. It's just Mr. Lucas let his SFX boys go overboard with the flashy fast moving omg things. I could hardly tell what was going on in the opening flight combat scene at the beginning of ROtS.

BUT...

Look at the first Matrix. All that CGI, but it blew our minds instead of being that rattling shiny baby toy someone is shaking in front of us.

I want to get into film. Ultimately, Directing. I would do everything I could to use a combination of SFX. A blend of CGI and model/makeup effects would make the best look in my opinion.
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But it's sci-fi, for pete's sake! You can make up any scene you want to. But yeah, you have got to have inspiration from somewhere, say like Japan's Tokyo and modernise it even more. But there's no limit to imagination you know.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Now, see this would be interesting to me since I know very little about this part of the Star Wars history. :)

With anything new in the Star Wars history, you are going to have to break away from all of the established stuff, get some actors who can act and keep me enthralled with the movie like the originals did.
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh don't worry, you'd be enthralled all right. There are some awesome scenes in this series. But be warned: if interested, volume five is located in the book Vector. While the art is abysmal, the story is kind cool. You need the other part of Vector to find out what happens. I don't know why they did that, but please read this series, or look it up on the humble Wikipedia. It's set a few thousand years before the original movies.
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