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Star Wars Clone Wars Animated Season 3 Kicks off this week September 13, 2010

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Hard to believe that Star Wars Clone Wars has been on the air for over two years now…but it’s True!

Season Three starts this week!  It seems like just yesterday we paid to see the pilot movie in the theater too… (BTW, Amazon has decent pricing on Season 2 and Season 1 if you need to catch up)

Clone Wars Animated has been an awesome series so far, giving us a different viewpoint on Anakin Skywalker and introducing us to worlds that we’ve never seen before (but read about).

And of course, how can we talk about Clone Wars without mentioning Ashoka Tano?

With Ashoka we have perhaps the brightest new character addition to the Star Wars universe outside of the 6 movies.

We’ve also gotten a more personal view of the clones with Captain Rex and crew.

For Season three it looks like we might see the end of Asaj Ventress and the return of a creature that looks a whole lot like Darth Maul!!! We can hardly wait…

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Clone Wars Season 2 – So far so good October 12, 2009

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starwars.clone.warsWe’re a little behind the curve here, but have now just watched the first two episodes of Clone Wars Season 2

So far so good.

Though..the plot was a little thin. I mean come ON how could Bain walk out of the Jedi temple without someone sensing him in the Force? That was a bit of a stretch.

Beyond that, another decent coming of age episode for Ashoka and hey Bounty Hunters rock.

The new clone wars has a basic but very enjoyable formula for most shows that just works.

What I’m still really looking forward to seeing are the hints of darkness in Anakin that we have yet to see.

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.

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.

Wild Space : Star Wars Clone Wars- REVIEW January 26, 2009

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wildspace Star Wars Clone Wars Wild Space by Karen Miller is a great book.

It fits into the new Star Wars Clone Wars canon with the animated series (complete with Ashoka). It fits in between Clone Wars Episode 6 and 7 where R2 is lost.

This book isn’t about R2, it’s not about Anakin and though the cover has Clones on it – is not about clones either.

This book is about the Dark Side.

It’s about Obi-Wan Kenobi in one of the personal tales I’ve ever read of his on a trip to a dark Sith world with Senator Bail Organa tagging along.

What makes this book even more interesting is the view into Palpatine as well. There are a few fantastic sections in this book where Palpatine is talking with Yoda but the narrator/author show us his true internal thoughts — and no he doesn’t like Yoda much (Palpatine that is).

There are also great sections with Padme Amidala too and her own internalization during conversations with Obi-Wan and Yoda. In fact this story (at the beginning) does fit in nicely in between the battle of Geonosis and Padmes wedding to Anakin at the end of Episode II.

Overall The writing is smooth and makes for an easy and very enjoyable read. This is easily the best Star Wars book we’ve read so far in 2009 (year is young though) but Miller has done an excellent job here of bringing us even closer to characters we already know in a new and unique way.

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.