Legends of Tomorrow Young George Lucas

TVLine Items: Legends Try to Save Star Wars, Switched Farewell Vid and More

Legends of Tomorrow‘s next time aberration might be its scariest yet: a world with no Star Wars.

When the CW series returns on its new night — Tuesday, Jan. 24 (at 9/8c) — the Waverider crew will discover that a young George Lucas (played by Sweet/ViciousMatt Angel) quit film school, meaning he never made Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark.

“As a result, Ray, who became an engineer because of Star Wars, and Nate, who became a historian because of Raiders, slowly start to lose their brilliance, because those things that inspired them to become who they are didn’t exist,” exec producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW.com.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Jimmy Kimmel will host the Bachelor-themed primetime special Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons on Monday, Jan. 2 at 10 pm, following the ABC dating competition series’ latest season premiere.

* With Switched at Birth‘s final season premiere now less than four weeks away (airing Tuesday, Jan. 24), the Freeform series’ stars say, in many ways, a big “thank you” to fans in this video:

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  1. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Oh, that’s just eerie timing.

  2. Billy meacham says:

    Good timing.

  3. Md915 says:

    Doesn’t switched at birth air on the 31st?

  4. clintbrew says:

    if the legends fail to save george lucas from quitting there wouldnt be howard the duck cus lucasfilms produced it which might effect the marvel films also wouldnt it effect spielberg as well since he and lucas were at film school togther cus they helped each other out with their movies the ramications is mindblowing if they fail

  5. David Graf says:

    Considering how Star Wars warped things so that studios pursued making blockbusters with lots of special effects and marketing tie-ins and sequels, I’m not sure that it would have been such a bad thing if Lucas had never made the movie.

  6. Gerri says:

    That episode of Legends could maybe be entertaining. I’ll bite.
    I won’t bite for this season of the Bachelor or this Jimmy Kimmel special Nick is the worst. SOoo disappointed it is him.

  7. parstl says:

    Star Wars and Close Encounters gave the sci-fi genre the boost necessary to revitalize Star Trek for the theaters and later TV. It probably kept NASA funded at high levels for an extra ten years. They, Star Trek and sci-fi media lead to the creation and expansion of the internet. All of these things probably would have come about but probably 10 to 20 years later. Without that interest, the so-called Star Wars space defence initiative would not have spawned which may have caused the cold war to continue several years longer.