Could We Finally Be Getting Star Wars: Detours?


Fans of Seth Green’s “Robot Chicken” Star Wars spoofs have been following the development of the RC/LFL joint venture called “Star Wars: Detours.” We’re now getting some news about this on-again, off-again project.



Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken has been a staple of the Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” programming for years. Seth Green, along with his talented cast of voice actors to include Breckin Meyer, Donald Faison, and Seth Macfarlane (of “Family Guy” fame), have spun their own irreverent and hilarious take on the Star Wars universe with unforgettable renditions of Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Dengar. The Robot Chicken spoofs were so well-received that George Lucas not only participated in some of the shorts but also held a “premiere screening” once for the Robot Chicken Star Wars debut.


This limited partnership eventually turned into a new idea called “Star Wars: Detours” which is a more developed, elaborate take-off of the Robot Chicken universe. This was developed to the extent of producing thirty some-odd episodes of the show which was unveiled as a teaser trailer at Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida in 2012.

 is reporting, albeit rumor for now, that we fans of the Detours concept could finally be getting this show. Here are some of the details of the rumors that they’re hearing:

“Our sources are telling us that thirty episodes of Detours will be included as part of a massive digital release of Star Wars content in May of this year […]


There is no indication that new episodes beyond the thirty nine already produced will be created, but where there is fan demand, who knows . . . a further 62 scripts were finished.”




Personally, I am hoping this is one rumor that pans out as I am a big fan of the Robot Chicken (and Family Guy for that matter) Star Wars specials. There seems to be no better time than now for Disney to cash-in on all of this Star Wars content that was already produced. Let us know what you think about the Detours concept in the comments section or the Cantina forum.


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45 thoughts on “Could We Finally Be Getting Star Wars: Detours?

  • January 10, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I understand why they didn’t want to release this once the new movies were announced. It’s not the best way to introduce a new generation to these characters.

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:16 am

    I’m a fan of Robot Chicken and its Star Wars spoofs, but this looks absolutely awful…

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Is it a comedy ?

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:41 am


    • January 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      This is quite funny for american standards. I mean we don’t expect sophistication from family guy or the simpsons either. Some of the jokes are quite fine.

      I think with JJ helming Starwars a show moking it is very necessary. JJ tends to take himlself very serious. Star Wars and even more so Startrek (at least during the TNG period) always had the healthy policiy of not taking itself too seriously. With JJ this aspect is gone, which makes a show like this necessary IMO

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Wow the new look is horrible.
    Robot Chicken stick with the old style!!

    This was not funny at all.

    There old Star Wars spoofs were better.

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I hope they release this show. I liked it.

  • January 11, 2015 at 12:54 am

    ,Edits still not working for me,,is it something to do with the site or refreshing the site on my part and clearing caches?

    Refresh button there’s the answer.

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Can we get Star Wars Underworld instead?

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Kill it with fire!

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Who thought this was a good idea? Surely if they’ve buried the STAR WARS holiday special they should bury this underneath it by digging deeper. Gabage.

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:44 am

    I couldn’t even watch 30 seconds of that… this is atrociously un-funny. And I actually really liked robot chicken… what on earth happened to green?

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Yeaaahhh… Pass.

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Sheev, what did they do to you?

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:10 am

    I don’t get mad with Star Wars spoofs, but this is just not funny!
    and i hate Family Guy

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I thought that this site was about episode 7. Btw, that video made me cringe. You guys need to fix up. Consistently desperate posts and terrible content. Rip star wars 7 news.

    • January 11, 2015 at 2:41 am

      Would you rather wait a week or month for the next bit of relevant content?

      • January 11, 2015 at 2:55 am

        Yes frankly.

        • January 12, 2015 at 1:52 am

          The solution for you guys is simple:

          Just avoid any article that’s not about Episode VII.

    • January 12, 2015 at 4:37 am


      I am quite frankly tired of having to deal with this poorly-thought-out question, so I’m not even going to bother with trying to put this nicely. This website is about Star Wars News in general, with a primary focus on Episode VII.

      News related to Episode VII has been scarce recently (since the movie just wraped production a month ago), so we have been bringing up other aspects of news related to Star Wars. If you don’t like that, you don’t have to read it, but don’t insult the people writing the pieces, because we work a lot harder than you do.

      Furthermore, if we were to be focused exclusively on Episode VII news, we would be defunct before the end of 2016. Also, it would kill any traffic that this site gets.

      Nonetheless, if you’re so sick of this site, I’d be happy to ban your ungrateful little keister. <:

      • January 15, 2015 at 4:47 am

        “don’t insult the people writing the pieces, because we work a lot harder than you do”

        Insulting your readers is probably not the wisest of ideas. Arrogant comments like this are how you lose viewership quickly.

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:28 am

    e pessoas reclamando de tudo nesse site eu não aguento mais sera que nada agrada voces?

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Thanks for letting us know how bad this show will be.

    If Disney’s foolish enough to release this nonsense, may it forever be their “Holiday Special” / “Oh, crap! We need to take better care of our brand!” moment.

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Spoilers comment-

    The distorted tie fighters are kind of like the ep 7 tie visual. That was the only humor I found in that. This show makes bevis and butthead look like high intellectual humor.

    • January 13, 2015 at 1:00 am

      That was only one concept image. Did you see elongated tie-fighter wings in the actual trailer? Because I didn’t…

  • January 11, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Please God, no.

  • January 11, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Disney listen to us!

  • January 11, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Why do I have the feeling that Disney’s greed is going to cause them to saturate the market with so much Star Wars crap that within a very short amount of time, everyone will start collectively suffering from SW fatigue?

    Just look at all these silly spinoff shows, and proposed spinoff movies…Mickey’s taking merchandising to Space Balls ludicrous speed when what they should be doing FIRST is releasing a great Star Wars film THEN ramping up hawking everything under the sun.

    But nope, they’re doing things in reverse. They’re going about everything the wrong way…so expect mountains of unsold Kylo Ren Kenner toys coming soon to a Toys R Us near you.

    • January 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

      really? Lucas was milking star wars for years. They aren’t doing anything that hasn’t been done. Besides, marketing departments don’t create the films so I don’t really see a parable between selling Star Wars stuff and the quality of the films to be released or their focus on them.

    • January 11, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      What the hell. This series was set to be released back in 2013, and was ordered long before Disney bought Lucasfilm.

  • January 11, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Did anyone notice that some of the tie fighters have longer wings like the ep VII concept art showed???

    • January 11, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Hmmmm….actually thats right. Nice spotting.

  • January 11, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Robot Chicken was satire. This is an impersonation of satire by a company that owns both the satire and the thing being satirized. It seems neither observant nor audacious and I think those two qualities are generally what make something funny. Why do you need Star Wars characters to illustrate some tired point about guys not liking salad?

    • January 12, 2015 at 12:24 am

      This was made under Lucas, not Disney

  • January 11, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I don’t see a problem releasing it. Throw it up on Netflix and those who want it can watch it and those who don’t can ignore it. Disney already has a working relationship with Netflix. Don’t even need to really promote it all that much. Put out a little presser and put it out there for consumption. If they’ve already been produced, might as well put it out there.

  • January 11, 2015 at 10:20 am

    nothing wrong with it , its good, it also has the added bonus of winding up the fan boys

  • January 11, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I thought the animation was better than the prequels

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Turkey dinner supreme.

  • January 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    This makes me concerned for the sequels because it deepens my impression that writing (specifically allowing enough time to write something good) is a non-priority for Disney. Writing is the absolute core of narrative media. Everything else (including acting) is just whistles and bells by comparrison. In Detours it looks like they made someone write an entire season in a short time span.

    • January 12, 2015 at 1:59 am

      How often have people to repeat that this is not Disney but Lucasfilms work and is already for years?

  • January 12, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Was that the Episode VII concept TIE Fighter in the beginning of the video?!?

  • January 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Its already been made so I would see no harm in releasing it in some form. Why not just throw it out as a DVD or netflix release with limited promotion. I doubt it will be much something I’m interested in, but a lot of people went through the trouble of creating it and I’m sure SOMEONE will think its funny. If I were disney I would wait until AFTER episode 7 is out just to not preemptively kill buzz but I doubt it will have a strong impact either way

  • January 12, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    The trailer makes me think it is a spoof of bad comedy with Star Wars characters. 3 minutes is enough to get that across. I can’t believe there is more to it than that nor would I want to see it.

  • January 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    If you have a workplace rmconae, you’re guaranteed that it will end in chaos. So, if you’ve made the choice to pursue your colleague. MAKE IT WORTH IT!#1 have sex on top of you the boss’ desk, in the vault, do it doggy in the break-room, leave a love stain on the couch in the reception room.#2 set rules and limits. be clear that the rules and limits will not change until you both agree to change them. this way, your coworker doesn’t assume you’re turning something that started out as fun into something serious.#3 confidentiality!#4 start looking for a new job ASAP. Ever heard the phrase don’t poop where you eat? well it’s about to get stinky, so you better get moving.

  • January 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I never got why Disney didn’t just release it in the 1st place.

    I’ve heard people say that they didn’t want to release it because they were going to make Episodes 7-9. And they didn’t want to introduce a whole new generation of Star Wars fans to Detours before they released Episode 7.

    That doesn’t make sense to me.

    Same thing with the 3D re-releases of Episodes 1-6. I’m looking forward to, and hoping for the release of Detours.

    A goofy spin on that galaxy far, far away is always a refreshing way to “re-introduce” my self to Star Wars!!! !!! !!!

    Like you say in the article, the robot chicken spoofs were so well received that it turned into a partnership that created the idea for Star Wars: Detours. So why not let it out already m/

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