Talk:War in the Heavens

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Just saw this...(duh me)...

Revenge of the Empire, The Once and Future Jedi, Eidolonic Endangerment, Duplicate Assault, and the final installment, The Sith Renew The War.
So my question is--does anybody mind if I make WITH not so obviously a copy of Star Wars? Which would mean changing these titles? Zahir 22:16, 8 March 2006 (PST)
Well, it's always been envisioned as being a Star Wars analogue ... though, of course, you could keep the names, and just change the plot around quite a bit. Nik 22:36, 8 March 2006 (PST)
I feel like so much of our "Culture" items are parodies. I vote for a rework that's uniquely ours. BoArthur 22:57, 8 March 2006 (PST)
A good point. Though, we could still majorly rewrite the plots while keeping the old titles ... though, some of them are kinda silly, so, yeah, let's change the titles too, if it's okay with the original creator(s) Nik 23:11, 8 March 2006 (PST)
The names are QSS. While the (my) underlying intention was indeed as a jab at the Star Wars franchise, that doesn't mean the writers / producers / plots have to be either parodies or direct parallels. The only thing I originally specified were some of the names: I left the details for others to sort out. I would not be at all displeased if WitH took on a different mantle in IB. Elemtilas 16:42, 9 March 2006 (PST)

I had made another incarnation of Star Wars a few weeks ago but going with a different genre:


obviously, its not the first time we've had more then one doppleganger. --Marc Pasquin 03:02, 9 March 2006 (PST)

Also, there's the whole trademark issue of words like "Sith" and "Jedi." Zahir 06:11, 9 March 2006 (PST)
I beleive "Sith" was originally used by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his Barsoom series (George Lucas himself admited to this; the Sith in this case is, in fact, a type of insect). --Sikulu 07:11, 9 March 2006 (PST)
Really? That's fun. You learn something new every day! However, I wouldn't want to make that argument with a lawyer for Lucasfilms. Zahir 07:18, 9 March 2006 (PST)

Is there going to be an analogue to Clone Wars? --Sikulu 08:04, 9 March 2006 (PST)

Maybe. Zahir 08:44, 9 March 2006 (PST)
Clone Wars were cool. :) --Sikulu 08:49, 9 March 2006 (PST)
I agree. In fact, they alone have made me consider renting ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH (because frankly the movie THE PHANTOM MENACE explored new types and nuances of bad filmmaking). Zahir 08:51, 9 March 2006 (PST)
Aw, you changed it. I was thinking how interesting a movie about the Phantôme Ménage would be...a house cleaned and maintained by ghosts! Don't see how it would work with the rest, but I'm sure Lucas could write some horrific dialogue...BoArthur 17:01, 9 March 2006 (PST)
Sorry -- thought it was a typo. Elemtilas 17:10, 9 March 2006 (PST)
It was a typo, I'm sure...but I can't resist a good pune. BoArthur

Okay, I've gone in quite a different direction in some ways than a straightforward IB-zation of Star Wars. I've used different titles, assumed a series of seven chronological stories rather than a trilogy followed by a set of three prequels, renamed ever-so-slightly the films' creator (to George Lukas rather than Lucas) and perhaps most disturbingly of all, changed the titles of the films.

I changed the titles not simply because I wanted to (although there was that) but because it seems to me there is a real legal landmine here waiting to blow up. Words like "Jedi" and "Sith" probably have swarms of lawyers looking out for them--very high-priced lawyers. Were it not for that, I would not have changed the titles at all.

But I would appreciate anyone and everyone's feedback about what I've done so far. What I have written is, I believe, quite fun. But is it acceptable to IB given our protocols? Zahir 22:20, 10 March 2006 (PST)


I haven't gotten any comments on this and over time I've become increasingly unsatisfied with my proposal. So, I'm going to re-do it, in particular making the whole Wars in Heaven franchise much more overtly fantasy than sci-fi. This is a head's up. Zahir 12:10, 30 September 2006 (PDT)


Did War in the Heavens *there* gave origin to a whole series of comic books and video games like happened with Star wars movies?--Pedromoderno 18:25, 30 September 2006 (PDT)

Yup. Zahir 22:41, 30 September 2006 (PDT)
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