Take everything you know about Star Wars, ball it up and throw it in the trash. Darth Vader was never mean; he was a rapper. Obi-Wan Kenobi was never stoic; he did stand-up comedy. Han Solo was never a scoundrel; he was a dancer. The Emperor was never evil; he was a chick magnet. Confused? You will be. You. Will. Be.
Star Wars: Detours is an upcoming animated comedy, created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich of Robot Chicken fame, featuring all your favorite Star Wars characters in situations so totally out of character and tone for the series, it makes the Prequels look good. A trailer has just come online featuring bad references, kiddie humor and the kind of bastardizing, canon-crushing images that’ll make you bow down to the Prequels for their wit, logic and flawless, Star Wars storytelling. It’s this generation’s Star Wars Christmas Special. If you dare, watch it after the jump. Read More »
With the surge in reality television programing over the last decade, I’m surprised we have yet to see anything like EDtv of to a very extreme extent, The Truman Show. Sure, we’ve been let inside the family lives of celebrities, have gone to a deserted island with a strangers trying to survive, and have numerous shows which follow the going-ons of groups of friends from Hollywood to the Jersey Shore. But we’ve yet to see anything really indepth and nothing more interactive than the American Idol call-in vote-off.
Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich hope to change things up, and have teamed with Ford Motor Company and Sprint Nextel for a new interactive reality series called ControlTV. The show will follow six weeks in the life of a guy in his twenties. Nothing new, right? Well.., the twist is that the audience will have the ability to vote, in real time, on every aspect of his life — “from what he wears and eats, to where he works, to who he dates,” according to Deadline.
The creative team also includes The Bachelor director Ken Fuchs, commercial director Stephen Kessler and interactive technology expert Craig Ullman. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this fall and the show will be distributed by video network DBG.