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Post by kane on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:08 pm

I'm a big fan of Star Wars.

The Star Wars Universe Gets Pillaged Again

When it comes to sacred ground in pop culture, there isn't much left that hasn't been paved over by Hollywood to erect a hideous strip mall of re-imaginings, adaptations, and abominations.

The Star Wars universe certainly hasn't been immune to exploitation (just take a look at the Star Wars Christmas Special—video below), and there are no signs of it stopping anytime soon. Lucasfilm has teamed up with the brains behind Robot Chicken, the claymation pop-culture hurricane on Adult Swim, for a new animated Star Wars series... with a twist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will feature characters in the galaxy far, far away during their downtime; say, when they're not trying to destroy the Death Star or slaughter Ewoks.

"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," said Seth Green, who found success with Star Wars spoofs on Robot Chicken. "What do these characters do when they're not overthrowing empires?"

I'm not nearly as nutty for Star Wars as some people I know, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone in a Boba Fett outfit wants to put George Lucas' head on the chopping block. Sure, this can be funny, but how far is too far? Do we really need to see Han Solo yell at Chewbacca for not doing the dishes? Does that kind of insider look ruin the magic of a universe so many people grew up on? Or are we beating a dead Tauntaun because Star Wars has already been raped beyond recognition?