Star Wars: Detours Looks Dumb And Stupid And I Want To Watch All Of It

Posted by on August 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

Anyone else remember that Star Wars: Lo Mein Flash cartoon? Exactly what this reminds me of.

I love Star Wars. I enjoy Robot Chicken. So I don’t understand why these things can’t exist in perfect harmony. Not far removed from Seth Green and Matt Senreich’s stop-motion comedy show is a new series produced by Lucasfilm called Star Wars: Detours that provides all of Robot Chicken’s quirk in a thoroughly-researched Star Wars setting. I want it. All of it.

Watching the trailer, we see a lot of easy Star Wars humor, but there’s something so charming about the whole thing. Whether it’s the character designs or how adorably the subject matter is treated, it’s both shockingly predictable and absolutely endearing. The show takes place between trilogies and is obviously meant to exist in some outer halo of Star Wars canon, but that’s plenty good enough for me. Also, have you seen the guest stars this show is going to have (per Wikipedia)?

Dee Bradley Baker
Abraham Benrubi
Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Felicia Day
Jennifer Hale
Zachary Levi
Joel McHale
Cree Summer
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
and “Weird Al” Yankovic

Yes, that’s a real list! That’s fantastic! No one quite knows which network or date it’ll be arriving, likely because Lucas is still chatting with studios, but I wouldn’t doubt it’s Cartoon Network once more. I expect this to land some time this fall.

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