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Postby BlessedCheesemaker » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:57 pm

I know there are a few fellow fans of this show on this board, and any of you who like Stars Wars should be watching this awesome show. It may be set during the time of the prequels but there is plenty in it for fans of the original trilogy as well. I have enjoyed episodes featuring a young Captain Wilhuff Tarkin, others showing how young Jedi find crystals and make their lighsabers, as well as other stories that explain and expand the stories of Star Wars. The show has also introduced some new characters such as Cad Bane, one of the coolest and best bounty hunters since Boba Fett. He is played by an actor many of us will be familiar with: Corey Burton (aka Shakespeare and Cryin' Bryan Dern).
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Aeva » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:24 pm

I willingly, nerd-ily admit to watching this show. \:D/ (I just can't believe it's on the fifth season already; I was sixteen when the first episode aired. O.o )

Some of the episodes are very silly, but I love it anyway. \:D/ I have to say, though, some of the story arcs have been pretty deep for a kid's show, like these last few in the most recent series, which just happen to be some of my favorites. I have also enjoyed the arcs with the Sith Lords and the Overlords.

Confession: I ship Anakin and Ahsoka. Just thought I'd get that out in the open. :-
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby BlessedCheesemaker » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:44 pm

Aeva wrote:(I just can't believe it's on the fifth season already; I was sixteen when the first episode aired. O.o )
Sadly I didn't even get into the show until about halfway through the third season. Needless to say it didn't take me long to catch up ;)
Aeva wrote:Some of the episodes are very silly, but I love it anyway. \:D/ I have to say, though, some of the story arcs have been pretty deep for a kid's show, like these last few in the most recent series, which just happen to be some of my favorites. I have also enjoyed the arcs with the Sith Lords and the Overlords.
There have been some hits and misses, but there have been some really great ones too. One of my favorite arcs (excluding the current one with Ahsoka) was the Obi-Wan undercover as a bounty hunter. There was so much great foreshadowing and I got the feeling that it was a trial run for what Palpatine did later in Episode III.
Aeva wrote:Confession: I ship Anakin and Ahsoka. Just thought I'd get that out in the open. :-
Sorry, If I was a shipper, I think I'm more of a Lux and Ahsoka. Of course after this past arc I wish we had more of Obi-Wan and Satine, but we know how that turned out :cry: Interesting to note though: if you watched the Google+ hangout with the actors (now on YouTube) Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka) said that the very first thing she told Matt Lanter (Anakin) when they first met in the studio was that "There is nothing romantic going on between us!"
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby bookworm » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:57 am

Aeva wrote:I just can't believe it's on the fifth season already
It’s what?! :shock:
I had no idea there were that many! I just got into the show recently, and am watching the episodes online as I can because I don’t get CN. I’m only a few into season one.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Knight Fisher » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:02 pm

In my opinion some of the seasons have actually been better than the original trilogy.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Aeva » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:22 pm

@bookworm: I'm serious. \:D/ It's kind of amazing when I think about it, and some of the episodes have been truly excellent.

@KF: I would like your post, if we had a Like button. \:D/

Anyway, I'M DYING.

SERIOUSLY.

These last four episodes are some of the best, I think, although there have been so many good ones that I'm starting to lose count lol. I'm going to compile a list of my favorite episodes....

1) Geonosis (Season 2, episodes 27-30)
2) The Night Sisters (Season 3, episodes 56-58)
3) The Overlords (Season 3, episodes 59-61)
4) The lost Padawans (Season 3, episodes 65 and 66)
5) Pong Krell (Season 4, episodes 73-76)
6) Slavers (Season 4, episodes 77-79)
7) Rako Hardeen (Season 4, episodes 81-84)
8) Darth Maul (Season 4, episodes 87-88
9) More Sith Lords (Season 5, episodes 102-104)
10) Treason (Season 5, episodes 105-108)

See, I even chose a cute summary name for my favorite story arcs. \:D/
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Caswin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:09 pm

I demand more Mortis.

That place was weird, fascinating, and according to the DVD I watched, it drew on surprisingly fundamental concepts to the Star Wars universe as George Lucas envisioned it way, way back in the day. (There were commentaries on all sorts of other episodes, but nothing on Mortis, except for a little feature where they acknowledged, oh, yes, we bet you're curious about this one...)
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby BlessedCheesemaker » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:41 pm

Caswin wrote:I demand more Mortis.

That place was weird, fascinating, and according to the DVD I watched, it drew on surprisingly fundamental concepts to the Star Wars universe as George Lucas envisioned it way, way back in the day. (There were commentaries on all sorts of other episodes, but nothing on Mortis, except for a little feature where they acknowledged, oh, yes, we bet you're curious about this one...)
I think part of what made that arc so good was that we don't really know what happened or how it worked.

Aeva wrote:These last four episodes are some of the best, I think, although there have been so many good ones that I'm starting to lose count lol. I'm going to compile a list of my favorite episodes....

1) Geonosis (Season 2, episodes 27-30)
2) The Night Sisters (Season 3, episodes 56-58)
3) The Overlords (Season 3, episodes 59-61)
4) The lost Padawans (Season 3, episodes 65 and 66)
5) Pong Krell (Season 4, episodes 73-76)
6) Slavers (Season 4, episodes 77-79)
7) Rako Hardeen (Season 4, episodes 81-84)
8) Darth Maul (Season 4, episodes 87-88
9) More Sith Lords (Season 5, episodes 102-104)
10) Treason (Season 5, episodes 105-108)

See, I even chose a cute summary name for my favorite story arcs. \:D/
I pretty much agree with all of these, except for maybe the geonisis stuff. I didn't really like the zombie bits and the queen was just weird. Personally, another of my favorite arcs are the Episodes 13-14 (Jedi Crash & Defenders of the Peace) I appreciate the thread of pacifism that comes up every once in a while. Of course this last arc with Ahsoka topped everything they have done so far, but that is a given for me.

Sadly, Lucasfilm just announced yesterday that they are winding down the series.
starwars.com wrote:After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we're continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content. In the video below, Supervising Director Dave Filoni offers a peek of what is to come in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.
There will be no new episodes on Cartoon Network, though they do plan to release "bonus content" to wrap up the open storylines (though it seems that does not include Ahsoka :( ) I'm hoping this new series fills in the stories between Return of the Jedi and Episode VII
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Aeva » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:50 pm

....They cannot just leave me hanging like this. :mad:
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Knight Fisher » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:53 pm

Ahsoka was the best part of the show. >_>
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Caswin » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:21 pm

Blessed Cheesemaker wrote:I think part of what made that arc so good was that we don't really know what happened or how it worked.
Well, maybe. On the other hand, I think they said that they planned to go back to it, somehow, later.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Termite » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:26 am

They better sort her out. :( That's no one to end a character's run in a show. That was worse than the last Teen Titans episode!
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Aeva » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:41 am

I just had a thought.... What if she hears about what's happening to the clones and comes back to try to help as the universe is unraveling, and then Anakin turns on her? We could have a tragic fight to the death on our hands, as she tries to stop him and obviously will have to fail. \:D/

....

On second thought, let's not. >_> I'd be an emotional wreck for days.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Termite » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:54 pm

That takes place in Revenge of the Sith... I doubt they'll try to mess with the canon. That clone was probably a rogue whose programming kicked in too early.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby BlessedCheesemaker » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:43 pm

My favorite theory, that KF and I came with in the chat, is that Ahsoka is frozen in carbon so that she can survive all the the events of the movies and star (or at least appear) in Episode VII. Of course they do have the adult Ahsoka model from the Mortis Trilogy so if this new series they are working on is set between episodes 6 & 7, she could be in that as an adult.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Knight Fisher » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:32 pm

Star Wars is buying in on the March Madness thing: http://starwars.com/this-is-madness/index.html#bracket

So, if they need motivation to bring back Ahsoka, what would happen if she went and won this thing? Let's do it people. \:D/
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby BlessedCheesemaker » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 am

Knight Fisher wrote:Star Wars is buying in on the March Madness thing: http://starwars.com/this-is-madness/index.html#bracket
Just a few thoughts about the pairings:
Hondo vs Cad Bane? They can't do that!!!!!! How could I ever decide?
Count Dooku vs Tarkin - Now that is an interesting pairing....
Obi-wan vs Qui-Gon - another impossible decision...

No Contest (for me at least):
Vader>Grievous, Jabba>Salacious Crumb, Boba Fett>Dengar, Emperor>IG-88, Ahsoka>Rex
and after this last arc Yoda>Mace (I just dislike Mace now)

Knight Fisher wrote:So, if they need motivation to bring back Ahsoka, what would happen if she went and won this thing? Let's do it people. \:D/
I like this idea!
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Aeva » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:27 am

Blessed Cheesemaker wrote:My favorite theory, that KF and I came with in the chat, is that Ahsoka is frozen in carbon so that she can survive all the the events of the movies and star (or at least appear) in Episode VII. Of course they do have the adult Ahsoka model from the Mortis Trilogy so if this new series they are working on is set between episodes 6 & 7, she could be in that as an adult.


I like this theory. \:D/ It would be interesting to see her as an adult, rogue (if you will) Jedi.
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby The Top Crusader » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:57 pm

I haven't seen a single episode of this, but I've always kind of wanted to. I don't despise the new trilogy like some people, but at the same time I'm not as big a fan of it as I am the OT, and since this apparently takes place in that timeline it just isn't as high on my priority list as it should be. :(

Disney has been working with Netflix a lot, and the series is cancelled, so hopefully the whole thing will be put up on instant streaming, then I'll at least give it a shot. \:D/
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Postby Joy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:44 am

I find a lot of the episodes in the Clone Wars are overly predictable, and some storylines are dumb and tiring. (robot-droidy storyline, anyone?) I haven't been following this closely, I watch an episode when my dad and brother is.
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