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Clone Wars, better than the PT?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' started by thx1138, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Dork Lord of the Bith

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    The first seasons may be targeted primarily towards a young audience, but around season 4 onwards it got considerably more mature. Also, the "clones are people too" theme is a pretty big deal in TCW and you'll encounter some great stories about it if you stick around with the series.Glad to hear you gave it a try, this series is excellent and I hope Rebels manages to achieve something similar in the next seasons.
     
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    this is the series that got cancelled right? so...does it end or just get cut off?
     
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    Great!! And I'm there with you regarding some of the aesthetic, it took me a while to keep watching it. I started watching a few episodes and then put it on hold. Agree, Yoda and Count Dooku aesthetic is not great.
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    I'm not 100% sure, but it might be due to the Disney purchase and the fact it was on Cartoon Network. The continuation goes in the book Dark Disciple and some of the "Untold Tales" for Ahsoka I guess they will include it on the oncoming book.
     
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    Dooku looks like he should be on a cereal box hawking choco-o's or something.
    but then i thought that of him in the PT movies as well ~ hahaha
     
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    In a weird way, it ends rather smoothly.True, there were more stories planned to be told, and very few unfinished storylines, but since the series uses the "story arcs" format, most stories are self-contained and there's no feeling that you saw an unfinished series by season 6's end.Also, the last four episodes are quite the ride and they really feel like an epilogue to the series.
     
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    cool. i'll try to watch a little bit every day. see how it goes. thanks!
     
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    Was it explained why the episodes are out of order?
     
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    I think I heard it's something to do with Cartoon Network. Maybe certain arcs took longer to develop than others so they were postponed, who knows?

    It would depend on what story the writers wanted to tell, and where they'd have to place it in the three-year timeline.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly with this thread. I'll be the first to admit that the first season in particular is a little rough though. Rougher still is the theatrical movie that they released ahead of the TV series. I would say it ranks as the most disappointing movie that I have ever seen in theaters(not worst though, just the most disappointing, if there's a bright side to that, at least something finally unseated Jurassic Park III ;)). It had all kinds of things that bothered me, bad animation, Ahsoka was annoying as hell at first(Skyguy and Artooie), the Truman Capote voiced Hutt, so on and so forth. Frankly, early on I actually gave up on the show and stopped watching it for several seasons.

    As time went by though, I kept hearing good word of mouth about the show, particularly it's more adult later seasons. I finally decided to jump back in by checking out the Darkness on Umbarra story arc, which impressed me greatly. From there I started going back and watching old episodes, skipping any that seemed to be Jar Jar or Ahsoka centric(I still didn't care for her character at that point). Bit by bit the show won me over, and I even eventually started to like Ahsoka. By the end it was really something special.

    The only thing I will level against it is that it actually made me dislike Jar Jar more than I did when watching the PT. People can say what they want about Jar Jar, I agree that he's an annoying character, but even in TPM, he isn't in your face that much, and even then, not in huge doses. In TCW however, when you get a Jar Jar focused episode, it's a concentrated dose and it's frankly a bit much to stomach sometimes.
     
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    Most people feel the opposite, lol :p.
     
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    So far I am truly enjoying Season 2. Just watched this episode where Ahsoka and Barriss are on the medical frigate from Geonosis and the Hive Queen worms get the clones infected. I really like how the character development of Anakin is far more pleasant here than in the movies: you get acquainted with the legendary young Jedi General but, you can see at the same time some glimpses of Vader in him (as when he Force-chokes Poggle the Lesser to get the information he needs to save Ahsoka).
     
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    Yeah it definitely fleshed him out more but it also helps to explain a lot of how Anakin turned to the darkside to willingly .
     
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    Agree. At least it shows a gradual progression to the Dark Side rather than a overnight thing.
     
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    I sometimes wish that there was never a 3-year-gap between the two prequel trilogy sequels .
     
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    I'd rather preferred that Episode II had included more of the Clone Wars action on it rather than just the beginning. Then maybe the cliffhanger would have been something like Ahsoka leaving the Jedi Order and then cut to the start of Episode III where Anakin and Obi-Wan go rescue the Chancellor kidnapeed by Grievous.
     
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    I think the cliffhanger was there to specifically set up the tv show and the movie .
     
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    I agree with you on AOTC including more of The Clone Wars, maybe introducing Grievous too, that would make him more significant in ROTS.However, I think introducing Ahsoka half-way through the movie (remember, Anakin would need to become a Knight first in order to get his own Padawan), only to never see her again ROTS onwards would be a bad idea, both for the movie and the character.That way the character would feel awkward and forced, whereas watching tons of her adventures in the series made me grow to like her gradually. I won't spoil anything for you for TCW, but seeing her leave the Order in the series was much more powerful for me than theoretically seeing her leave at the end of AOTC or the beginning of ROTS.
     
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    I do know the basics of what happens to her on TCW so no worries about spoilers here lol.

    Maybe it would make more sense as you say. At the end of the day, it's just a "what if" situation. However, I guess it's useless since prequels would have to be re-made and I do not think that would happen anytime soon. Maybe having TCW as a series works better.
     
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    Great Thread!
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    Once upon a time, I happened to Mod both of those Forums.
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    Back in the day, TCW was bashed almost as bad as the PT.
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    Initially, Anakin's Padawan was considered a canon buster... the trolls were relentless.... but after a couple of lifetime timeouts we stopped feeding the Trolls, the mood changed and everyone started embracing a more.... positive view. Hope you've enjoyed my stroll down troll memory lane.

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    My view? TCW Cartoon does wonders for the Prequels.... they work very well together.
    I just wish that the PT didn't need an assist to begin with.

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    And for those not caught up yet, the visuals get WAY better after Season One.
     
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    Have you ever seen this video on Jar Jar in the Clone Wars? It may give you a totally different perspective on the bumbling fool (that's if you have the stomach to watch him again :D).

     
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