Published: May 1, 2009 at 2:56 PMSounds good. As interesting as a podrace scene might be, I'd leave that for a whole 'nother attraction.. one that would never come. I'm glad to see that it's going to be another deep space film. Here's to hoping it's as great as the original.
Published: May 1, 2009 at 3:00 PMBut what does it have to do with MK?
It is good to see it not as a podrace, but I already like the concept they got now, just update the plot, new effects, new movies, etc.
Published: May 1, 2009 at 3:02 PMAnother space flight idea would be best. Pod racing is an outside sport. Disney simulators are interior-based.
Published: May 1, 2009 at 3:33 PMThank the maker they aren't going with the pod race. I'd prefer it if they kept all the prequel junk out of it, but beggars can't be choosers.
If I hear that Ahmed Best has ANYTHING whatsoever to do with this, however, I'm going to kick a puppy.
Published: May 1, 2009 at 3:55 PMAll WDI guys will know that they have been playing around with dev on a new Star Tour since as far back as 1995. There are at least four scrapped films I know of - not including the pod racer sim that was prototyped, or the whole legacy project for Orlando.
I find it hard to think this will actually make 2010 or 2011 land fall. The re-dev on the sims, the film production, and most importantly the Lucas contract. Remember that Universal and Lucas / Amblin are in deep trouble over new consultancy contract.
One last interesting point - the ST simulators would need to be updated with a new operation and service contract, and the only company that could do this has projects / work up till 2012!!
Published: May 1, 2009 at 4:27 PMDuh. My bad. Forgot ST is at ST(DHS) at WDW.
Disneyland on the brain today.
Published: May 1, 2009 at 5:46 PMWoW. Really 2011? That seems like such a long time if filming has all ready started.
Published: May 3, 2009 at 9:44 AMAdmiral Ackbar's in this?
'Fingers crossed for "IT'S A TRAP!"'
Published: May 4, 2009 at 5:00 AMgoing to be there the end of 2010. would love to see it rolled out by then.wont hold my breath though as we have been here before for it all to end up with nothing changing.