September 18, 2005 -- 'Star Wars" policy wonks, take note: If you couldn't get enough of those "Revenge of the Sith" Senate meetings, you're in luck. Director George Lucas says there'll be more of them on the forthcoming DVD this fall.
"Most [of the deleted scenes] are Senatorial in nature," says Lucas, backstage at his "Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars" fashion show on Thursday. "Some are about the conspiracy, in terms of starting the Rebel Alliance. But mostly, there's lots of beautiful costumes!"
Lucas also sounds off on the planning of his "Star Wars" TV show, originally said to be for next year - in addition to a continuation of the animated "Clone Wars" series.
"There will be a live-action show, but I don't know if it'll be in 2006. I haven't even started writing the script."
He does know, however, that the show will take place between Episodes III and IV, and will focus on the little people - those weird-looking creatures you glimpse fleetingly in the background.
"It's all minor, minor characters [from the movies. It's not the Skywalker story at all - that's going on in another part of the galaxy."