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Strategy for showcasing CW to a hard skeptic?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' started by Lance Toris, Jan 19, 2018.


To impress a skeptic, would you rather showcase a...

  1. 3-5 episode arc

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  2. 3-5 great/best episodes

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  1. Lance Toris

    Lance Toris Rebel Trooper

    Dec 18, 2017
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    I am friends with a life-long Star Wars fan who has always refused to watch this series, denoting it as a "cartoon" and put off by some of the character modeling (especially Dooku).

    For years, I have insisted that IMO, it's some of the best Star Wars content available (in fact, the best content outside of the film series). He has finally agreed to give it a (small) shot.

    The challenge? He wants to start with 3-5 episodes. THREE to FIVE. So basically, 1-2 arcs, or I can opt to do a "sample" platter, and only show him the beginning of a few arcs as hooks. There is so much amazing content, it's a brutal task to isolate.

    I am steering clear of Jar Jar or politically-centric episodes. He is a fan of almost any other character.

    What do you guys think? Would you do an arc, or cherry pick? If cherry pick, what episodes would you show a skeptic?

    The only episode I have really decided I'd like to show him is the Battle of Umbara. My strategy is the visuals will impress him and he'll let his guard down about (some of) the character designs. Thanks for any help!
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  2. Mr. ZAP

    Mr. ZAP Clone Trooper

    Feb 3, 2018
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    I was much the same originally. I have nothing against cartoons (I love animation) but the pilot movie and first several episodes left me cold and I stopped watching quickly. It was only a few years ago when I tried again using Netflix and ultimately really enjoyed it for the most part (though as a political science person I found every attempt to do anything with politics in the show very cringey).

    If it were me I would pick one of your favorite arcs and show him that. Giving him a unified story is better than showing him bits and pieces, unless you only do standalones.

    One of my favorite arcs is the one where Obi-wan goes undercover as a bounty hunter. It has lots of cool action, Dooku, Cad Bane (one of my favorite new characters), the works.

    Then of course there is Savage's introductory arc. There's the Second Battle of Geonosis. A lot of good options, really. Or you could do the mostly standalone episodes focusing on Hevy, Fives, Echo, and the gang. It depends on which characters you want to showcase.
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  3. Too Gon Onbourbon

    Too Gon Onbourbon Rebelscum

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    Probably a couple targeted to tastes archs. They probably need to get sucked into a couple solid stories to get into it more.

    Just set realistic expectations, be honest that there are a solid number of bad and/or throwaway episodes but there are some great gems.
    Rebels is kind of the same but less meandering episodes because there are less episodes. I suppose I'll give Rebels the advantage of when it took a dump it was blah and Clone Wars would be bad.

    Some of the best Rebels episodes build on Clone Wars foundations though.

    Good luck, I hope they get hooked. More Star Wars tends towards the good, I sez.
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  4. *Definetly Not A Sith Lord*

    *Definetly Not A Sith Lord* Force Sensitive

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    Episodes with the Rookies. Start with the Outpost episode in Season 1 and end it with the attack on Kamino in Season 3. For me the episodes really humanized the Clones and it could be a good way to get him hooked.

    Good luck!

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