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Old January 2 2010, 05:08 PM   #16
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars New Year's Day Double Featue

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I assumed they were the clone's children since when Rex first walked in they said you look like our daddy. And didn't they have kinda tan faces? ... I also thought it was hilarious that they had children sitting around the war room while viewing footage of a hostage about to executed! WTF!
The episode guide suggests they are his biological children.
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Old January 2 2010, 08:44 PM   #17
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I liked the episodes,the first one was the better of the two. I loved the new cruiser anyone have any idea what it's called. Hopefully they come out with a titanium one.
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Old January 2 2010, 09:00 PM   #18
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars New Year's Day Double Featue

Just some thoughts:

They seem to continue to get more and more comfortable with camera work and lighting and the like. I was suprised by some of the close-ups of Greivous when he was coming after Obi-Wan.

You think Grievous would get bored with all these damn droids as companions. He does seem to take out his frustrations on them so maybe that is reflected.

Nice wife. You shouldn't have naughty thoughts over cartoon polygons....

Interesting to have some Ahsokaless episodes. I liked the voice of the Jedi chick (whatever her name was).

You'd think they'd manufacture a lot more commando droids and droidekas. I guess the assumption is that they are expensive/hard to manufacture.
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Old January 2 2010, 10:41 PM   #19
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You'd think they'd manufacture a lot more commando droids and droidekas. I guess the assumption is that they are expensive/hard to manufacture.
According to a behind-the-scenes article I read recently (I think it was an interview with Matthew Wood, the Lucasfilm sound engineer who does the voices of Grievous and all the Separatist droid types), the idea behind the basic, stupid grunt-type droids is that they're cheap, mass-produced, and expendable, which is why their mental capacity is so limited. So I'd say you're right -- the more capable, smarter ones are costlier and thus less common.
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Old January 2 2010, 11:56 PM   #20
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Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars New Year's Day Double Featue

hmmm....why does Grievous hate the Jedi....it couldn't be because his body was destroyed so thuroughly that all thats left of him are a few organs in jars, could it?
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Old January 3 2010, 12:06 AM   #21
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There's another Matthew Wood interview on Starwars.com in which he offers his opinion on Grievous's motivations:
"I see Grievous' hatred of the Jedi stemming from intense jealousy; the Jedi have a skill that has been unattainable by Grievous," says Wood. "Even though the technical skill of the lightsaber has been taught to him by Count Dooku, Grievous still lacks the Force-sensitivity to grasp the true nature of the Jedi. So many things seem just out of reach to Grievous, intensifying his jealousy and frustration."
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Old January 3 2010, 12:09 AM   #22
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^ I sure wish they'd make that part of the actual series somehow. I think the show is pretty good (I find it thoroughly entertaining) ... but it could stand a tad bit more character development and exploration.
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Old January 3 2010, 02:22 AM   #23
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Speaking of Force powers, much as I love Grevious it's ridiculous that he can ever win a protracted duel with a Jedi. Why don't they just Force push him? Or trip him? Or rip his hands off? Or crush his organ sack like Mace does right before ROTS starts?
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Old January 3 2010, 06:07 AM   #24
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Force telekinesis requires concentration, and when you're fighting off four lightsabers simultaneously, it's kind of hard to concentrate on anything else.
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Old January 3 2010, 07:20 AM   #25
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Checking out the episode guide for "The Deserter" on the official site, I came across this...

Cut explains himself, saying he made a choice not to kill for a living, and that his duty is now to his adopted family. Just then, Suu and the children enter the barn and invite Rex to dinner.
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Old March 12 2013, 01:21 AM   #26
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Looking at this ep recently after downloading TCW off iTunes (never watched it before) I think at least one of the kids is definitely biological.

One of them has full length head-tails and the Twi'lek cone ears.

The other has shorter, stubby head tails, and more human-like ears.

I must say I was taken by surprise. Interspecies breeding and successful production of offspring is common in ST of course, but I had thought SW deliberately steered clear of it... I guess I thought maybe GL thought it was silly...

Evidently, not so.
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Old March 12 2013, 01:42 AM   #27
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Looking at this ep recently after downloading TCW off iTunes (never watched it before) I think at least one of the kids is definitely biological.
Did you mean "biracial?"
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Old March 14 2013, 02:10 AM   #28
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Force telekinesis requires concentration, and when you're fighting off four lightsabers simultaneously, it's kind of hard to concentrate on anything else.
But if you had two or more Jedi fighting him, one could fight off the sabers leaving another one to use the Force on him. Or the Jedi could simply use the Force before he got close enough.
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