WATCH: Star Wars: Detours Unveiled By Robot Chicken Team

Star Wars Detours trailer

The Farce is still strong in Seth Green and Matt Senreich.  The boy geniuses behind Adult Swim's Robot Chicken series joined collaborator Todd Grimes at Star Wars Celebration VI on Friday to unveil footage of their new animated series Star Wars: Detours. IGN reports that the comedic CGI animated series — which depicts the very familiar Star Wars crew in "exaggerated Chibi/super deformed style" (translation for the uninitiated: small bodies, massive heads) — takes place in-between Episodes III and IV of George Lucas' Star Wars canon and will focus on the what these characters do in their downtime.

“Where do Gamorrean Guards grocery shop? Does Darth Vader do online dating? The answer is yes," Grimes told the gathered Star Wars super fans. " We answer all these things.”

Among the footage fans saw was Obi-Wan using a Jedi Mind Trick on his audience after he bombs at stand-up comedy. ("That joke was hilarious and you all liked it.")  In another scene, Jar Jar Binks asked Dexter Jettster why everyone hates him and Jettster replies by asking the Gungan how honest he wants him to be.

According to IGN,  the Star Wars: Detours team did not announce a debut date or even if they'd been picked up by a TV network yet, but the site estimated that the show would probably bow in 2013. That sounds promising. Earlier this year , when I spoke to  Star Wars creator George Lucas — who was working with Green and his team, on the show — he told me: “We just can’t get anybody to put it on the air” because, he explained, the show doesn’t fit into a neat demographic package.

Check out the clips:

[IGN]

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Comments

  • ILDC says:

    Why did they think any TV network would pick this up? Is Lucas's ego that big, thinking anything "Star Wars" will sell?

  • M0ttTheH00ple says:

    Well, in the past it has appealed to a pretty wide demographic swath. Do you think that's no longer the case? Have Twilight and Hunger Games become the new Star Wars?

  • Sherlock Mandango says:

    "Star Wars: Detours" looks terrible, even for Lucas. A comic on the subject: http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=502

  • Frank DiGiacomo says:

    That's a funny comic. I do agree that a lot of the humor in the trailers fell flat. I'm not sure why because the "Robot Chicken" Star Wars stuff is usually top notch. That's why I'm not going to count out Green and Senreich.

  • linda says:

    Do you think that's no longer the case? Have Twilight and Hunger Games become the new Star Wars?I am beautiful woman and I love good man…..inter racial romance is my dream… so I joined —blackwhitеPlanet.С0M—–it's where to- connect with beautiful and excellent people!I do agree that a lot of the humor in the trailers fell flat. I'm not sure why because the "Robot Chicken" Star Wars stuff is usually top notch.

  • Christmas 2019 says:

    Wow - I'm pretty sure I can explain to Mr. Lucas why no one will pick this up. It's strikingly unfunny. My eight-year-old would turn this off in 2 minutes.

  • DTK says:

    Are you all kidding, the show looks hilarious. It's also admirable to see that Lucas is a good sport and can take criticism.

  • Bert says:

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