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Dark Horse : Star Wars Clone Wars #5. Finally some action! May 5, 2009

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After dragging this basic storyline out for the last four issues, we’re finally getting closer to the end game here.

Anakin is a ‘slave’ to the Queen of Zygerria, but what?? She gets killed? and she loves him??
NUTS. Padme sure wouldn’t be happy about that.
And where was the rest of the Republic Fleet this whole time?

And now Dooku is going to turn on Zygerria? ok that’s kinda cool.

I will buy the final issue in this story arc, but am not likely to continue buying this series overall. Though it’s ok, it’s not nearly half as good as the animated series on TV.

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Star Wars Clone Wars Picked up for Season Two February 10, 2009

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Who doesn’t like the new Star Wars Clone Wars animated series?
The animation is slick (especially the non-moving hair), the voice actors are superb and Ashoka Tano is the breakout girlie character of the entire Star Wars universe.

We’ve seen a Star Trek actor – George Takei – make an appearance and had more battles than anyone could possibly count.

It’s all good. And Cartoon Network agrees so they’ve picked up the show for another year.

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is like nothing else on television and has delivered for us on all levels. It has helped us launch a great new night of action-adventure on Fridays,” said Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media in a statement.

Star Wars S01E14 Snow Monster Diplomacy February 4, 2009

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I dunno about this episode…a little too high and mighty on the moral side.

We’ve got a young female senator – a South African accented Amidala essentially – who needs to rise to the occasion to help broker peace btwn an indiginous group and her planet…

ah well.. seeing snow clone trooper was cool…the pre-cursor to the the snow troopers that storm Hoth in Empire Strikes Back i guess.

Star Wars Clone Wars S01E12 General JarJar January 11, 2009

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Jar Jar continues to amaze and save his friends even though he’s a buffoon….astounding.

We’ve never like JarJar but Clone Wars does its best to try and make him more likable. Another neat episode that nicely wraps up from the last episode.

Not quite sure where that ship in the end came from – since the Republic ship that JarJar and the clones came down in was shot down..guess that was Anakin’s ship they took off in.

This series overall has  become a must watch part of the Star Wars canon with consistenly good shows week in and week out.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars #3 – Anakin the Charmer January 8, 2009

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This comic is getting a bit lame fast isn’t it? So now Anakin is a slaver with Ashoka the slave…all the while Anakin is charming the Queen of the Slavers…

I dunno it’s a little bit of a stretch that no one would recognize a hero of the Republic just because he’s wearing an eye patch…

To add further insult to injury – it looks like the next issue of this series will not be out until February..not sure why Dark Horse is jerking around with this series…maybe they’re just not serious enough about it.

The animated show on Cartoon Network is MUCH better.

Star Wars The Clone Wars SO1E11 Dooku Captured! January 4, 2009

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Those Weequay pirates….gotta hand it to them they ain’t dumb…though they do sound a whole lot like the Trade Federation Neimodians ..

A fun little episode – why Douku didn’t use some Sith fire to fight a little more – i don’t know..and i guess his Solar Sail doesn’t have hyperdrive? Why wouldn’t he have just jumped ?

Star Wars Clone Wars S01E10 – Lair of Grievous and Fisto the Rastaman December 14, 2008

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Awesome Grievous episode – with some ridiculously cool lightsaber action –

Sure a little saad Grievous killed the Mon Cal Jedi but hey it’s Grievous and he’s got four arms.

Great to see his lair and great to see the Dooku trick too.

But perhaps the most interesting part was Fisto himself – played by a voice actor that sounded Jamaican Rastaman to me. Sure his ‘hair’ fits the bill but i never though of Fisto that way…

Star Wars Clone Wars S1E09 December 6, 2008

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Asaaj Ventress is awesome! We knew that Gunray would get rescued but that was great.

And Senate Commandoes? Guess those are the predessecors to the Red Imperial Guards.

All told a tonne of action for a 30 min episode – there was hardly a 3 minutes sequence without some kind of intense action.

That’s what makes this new animated series superb – decent stories- evil villans and non-stop action

Star Wars The Clone Wars S01E08 Jedi Jar Jar November 23, 2008

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There was some early speculation on other sites – that this episode might mark the end of Jar Jar.

NO SUCH LUCK.

Instead we get the bumbling Gungan somehow again managing to be the hero – this time by being mistaken as a Jedi.

It’s actually a pretty neat trick and overall fun little episode – i’m surprised thought that we didn’t see the most famous of all Rodian’s though – that is WHERE WAS GREEDO?? (or did we miss that?).

The capture of Viceroy Gunray – was we know is only temporary – so at some point he’ll get busted loose. Gunray of course was on Mustafar when Anakin/Darth Vader was sent there by Palpatine in Star Wars III to kill off the seperatists after Order 66 was issued.

Star Wars The Clone Wars S01E07 – R2 vs. R3 November 15, 2008

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R3 a spy? I didn’t see that one coming.
Ashoka taking on General Grievous and surviving? Didn’t figure that one either.

But the best part of this episode hands down – and one of the best R2D2 scenes ever – is the droid on droid battle between R2 and R3.

Sure we’ve seen R2 flame BattleDroids before but we’ve never seen two similiarly sized astromech droids fight each other — AWESOME.

Star Wars The Clone Wars S01E06 Where’s R2? November 8, 2008

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clonewars We all know and have always known that R2D2 is the greatest Astromech of all time – and one of the most beloved of all robots ever.

But I’ve never seen a droid as stooopid as the R3 in this episode.

Still as to be expected, Anakin can fight off an entire seperatist fleet on his own with a bad robot in tow too.

Another decent episode – this one obviously starting off a new story arc – so far so good.

Star Wars Clone Wars Comic – #2 October 27, 2008

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This comic wasn’t as good as the first issue -not by a long shot.

The artwork in this book just falls apart and looks like some deviant mutant form of the animated show.

It’s really quite repulsive and in fact so offensive that we’re not likely to buy the third issue – a shame really since the story is kinda interesting.

Ashoka’s ppl are missing – and the Jedi are trying to find out where they are – same basic story as the last issue just drawn out a little more.

Essentially a slaver story – similiar to the type that we saw in Dark Times actually – i just hope that no one gets eaten this time.

Star Wars the Clone Wars 1×05 Commando Droid? October 26, 2008

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Another great episode – instead of focusing on Jedi – this episode was all about the clones…and a new type of battle droid that we’ve never seen before.

The typical battle droids are only powerful in their number – but the new Commando Battle Droid – wow those were tough clankers. They got the jump on the clones didn’t they?

Though Grievious didn’t get to attack Kamino this episode – it’s just a matter of time I bet till we see an episode where he does get through..

Star Wars The Clone Wars 1×04 – That Was Fun October 19, 2008

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Hunting down the Malevolance has been great fun – but the dialogue (and animation) in this episode were the best yet.

Grievous’s dialogue – awesome

Padme telling Anakin – ever since i’ve known you you’ve been playing with Droid – classic!

And man was that a big ship – what a great time watching the republic cruisers pound it with their big guns!

Make no mistake about Clone Wars is a winner!

Star Wars Clone Wars S01E03 – Save the Clones! October 12, 2008

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Another great episode as Skywalker takes aim at the Malevolance and its Ion Death Star Gun – Yes much of this show is so painfully obvious that it hurts – but its good clean fun.

Skywalker  = Good and friend of the clones – that we know and we’ll likely see that in every episode.

It was neat to see the Republic Cruisers open up their bays from the middle to let ships take off ..and those bombers sure did look a whole lot like the Y-Wings from Episode IV didn’t they?

Star Wars Clone Wars S01E02 – The Death Star Gun October 4, 2008

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The Seperatist secret weapon – an Ion canon apparently – first looked like a predessecor to the Death Star’s main gun – which is probably is – but I would’ve called it an EMP pulse since its main goal was disruption of all electrical activity.

Still an awesome weapon that leaves no survivors….now why other troopers didn’t figure out that they could leave their escape pods and engage the hunter droids..i dunno..

Star Wars Clone Wars S01E01 – Where’s Watto? October 4, 2008

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The series premiere of Star Wars Clone Wars the second animated series – was pretty solid wasn’t it?

Yoda is awesome and he kicked more droid tail in this episode and had more action than we’ve ever seen from Yoda (though his fight with Dooku in Episode II was awesome).

Seeing the Toydarian homeworld was neat too – but where was Watto? (just kidding).

No shortage of action overall animation for the non-human characters is great..the humans look like walking sticks and their plastered hair is just annoying – but a small annoyance in the bigger scheme of things.

Great to see Ventress being no match at all for Yoda…to bad he didn’t decide to just end here and be done with it.

Overall a great start to what looks to be a really fun series to watch.

Star Wars Clone Wars -the comic – issue #1 September 16, 2008

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The first of the new Dark Horse comics tie-ins for the new Star Wars Clone Wars animated series is out and it looks pretty darn good.
The cover art is done the director of the Clone Wars animated movie – and the plot is by a writer for the regular series.

The first issue deals with Ashoka’s people and its a great start..reasonable action, decent pacing and solid artwork all complement this issue.

NO It’s not Star Wars Legacy quality – but it is solid Star Wars and at least as good as the actual animated series itself.

Star Wars Clone Wars – Better the second time around August 26, 2008

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Star Wars The Clone Wars is a better movie the second time around…
The first time we watched Clone Wars to be honest we were underwhelmed (for alot of reasons). Clone Wars is not the best Star Wars movie but that doesn’t mean it’s that bad either.
The battle scenes are all awesome. The basic story – is simple enough but it works.
The animation is of course what set this apart from all other Star Wars movies. The second time around it was only the ‘human’ character’s hair (which doesn’t move) that kinda/sorta bothered me. The animating actors total lack of real emotion is also somewhat of a problem..

Except for Ahsoka Tano…who is the light and life of this movie. Asoka is awesome and wouldn’t have worked as well as a real actress. Little things like Sky-boy and R2-oey..she’s just so cutesy..but not in a Jar Jar Binks (must die) sorta way.

No, I’m not likely to pay to see Clone Wars in the theatre for a third time (which will be the first Star Wars movie ever that I haven’t paid to see at least 5 times). But I’m glad i saw it at least twice.

As a TV show, this concept/series will work and I’m looking forward to seeing on my small screen soon.

Star Wars Clone Wars Shows off Clone Individuality July 8, 2008

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A clone is supposed to be an exact copy of another thing. The clones in the upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars movie won’t be exact copies according to Lucasfilm. Instead they’re going to show off some of the individuality that these genetically bread killing machines aparently develop as they interact with the Jedi over the course of time.

Not a bad idea actually…and it sure adds the potential for alot of new character diversity and development.

Check out the full video on this from Lucasfilm :