In this LA Times article, Lucas admits there’s nothing good in his new TV series.
“The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters,” Lucas said in an interview. “It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do.”
He’s saying, “It’s Star Wars, you fucking losers, you’ll buy it and you don’t care if it’s good or not. Remember the prequels?” To further decode this missive, “a lot of fun to do” means “I’ll have a lot of fun counting the money I make from you rubes.”
I’ll say it again: I don’t want to watch anything made from backstory. Yes, I’m looking at you, Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The good news is that Lucas has nary a clue as to how television works and so far nobody wants to buy this thing. Who would have though that it was television excecutives that taught him a lesson about making good stuff?