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Old November 18 2012, 04:18 PM   #271
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Re: Star Wars The Clone Wars Season Five News and Discussion

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Except that because of all these encounters, the line "I was trained in Jedi arts by Count Dooku" in ROTS doesn't make sense any more.
Unless just prior to Revenge Dooku killed someone important to Obi-Wan, and Grievous is reminding him of that.
Then how do you explain these lines
GG: "Anakin Skywalker. I expected someone with your reputation to be a little... older."
Skywalker: " General Grievous... you're shorter than I expected."
They've never met in Clone Wars have they?
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Old November 18 2012, 11:06 PM   #272
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^^ No and they likely won't; Anakin and Grevious have many headed battles in space but none in person until the very short encounter on the bridge of the Invisible Hand in ROTS. That's why this series always pairs off Anakin vs. Ventress or Dooku and Obi-Wan vs. Dooku or Grevious.

An improvement from last week but I'm enjoying neither this arc nor the entire season much so far. The action (or lack thereof) is too situated in one environment. It was switching around a bit this week, which was better.

I understand why it's so Ahsoka-centered but it's not doing it for me at all. Luckily there are heaps of past episodes to enjoy. I just think it's too much of Ahsoka on her own. Is this in contrast to all the Anakin and Ahsoka stories in the first part of the series? I do like Ahsoka but I was expecting something different from her teaching everyone everything. She teaches rebels to rebel, she teaches younglings to be young Jedi. Where is her master in all of this? Isn't an apprentice supposed to be with her master to, you know, learn things from him?

This was the first and only appearance of GG this season. Moar Grev, pls.
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Old November 19 2012, 01:37 AM   #273
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The battle scenes were really cool right up until Grievous sent his boarding parties, and then it became a mess of silly contrivances. Why did they leave the hangar bay wide open in the middle of a battle and when they had advanced warning that boarding parties were approaching? Why did Obi-Wan give up the ship so easily? He seemed to give it one good attack and then folded. Why did Obi-Wan give Grievous a warning that the ship was about to self-destruct? How many people have died as a result of Obi-Wan's misplaced sense of honor and fair play? That was just bad writing, as they already had Grievous in the control room and he could have just seen a ship's status update saying they were on a build-up to self-destruct without Obi-Wan giving a war criminal a heads-up to escape the ship.

I like the Youngling's story and the characters, but it's been stretched out much longer than it should have been. Plus, I find it rather dubious that a ship of Younglings would have only a Padawan as the most senior Jedi aboard, especially with the frequency of pirate and Separatist attacks on Republic shipping. Hondo is a good and occasionally humorous villain/neutral party/sometimes ally (who should really stop being forgiven by Obi-Wan and Anakin) in small doses, but he's been overused this season. I agree with others that the Wookiee's lightsaber was a cool design, and I liked the bit with the Younglings pretending to be acrobats to distract Hondo from their plan.
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Old November 19 2012, 02:50 AM   #274
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Grievous is not spelled ( or pronounced ) like "Devious".
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Old November 19 2012, 02:51 AM   #275
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Anyone know why in the world the only Yoda-starring episode we've ever had is the pilot?! Yoda is my favorite character and this is the perfect chance to give him a starring role but they're completely ignoring him!
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Old November 19 2012, 03:45 AM   #276
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Where is her master in all of this? Isn't an apprentice supposed to be with her master to, you know, learn things from him?
I think the idea is to show how Ahsoka has matured and become more independent. Also, maybe having her spend less time with Anakin is to justify why we never saw her with him in ROTS. And maybe being apart from Ahsoka is a factor in Anakin becoming more unstable and closer to where he is psychologically in ROTS.
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Old November 20 2012, 01:07 PM   #277
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Anyone know why in the world the only Yoda-starring episode we've ever had is the pilot?! Yoda is my favorite character and this is the perfect chance to give him a starring role but they're completely ignoring him!
There is not much character growth for Yoda.
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Old November 20 2012, 11:53 PM   #278
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But there is for Obi-Wan? Or Grevious? Or Dooku?
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Old November 22 2012, 04:13 PM   #279
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Those are all front line characters in the series. Yoda is the Grand Master of the Jedi Order. There's no real need to have an episode focus on him. The series isn't really about Yoda any way. It's about the other Jedi General's in the field fighting the war, and who knows we may yet still see a Yoda centric episode.
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Old November 22 2012, 05:07 PM   #280
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Even in the books and comics he still had his mistique. There are not many stories about him an i like it this way.
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Old November 24 2012, 09:26 PM   #281
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I thought the Younglings arc ended well. Hondo got off somewhat easy but it was a fun and exciting conclusion. I liked his "Slave I" style ship.
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Old November 24 2012, 09:54 PM   #282
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I thought the Younglings arc ended well. Hondo got off somewhat easy but it was a fun and exciting conclusion. I liked his "Slave I" style ship.
I think it is Slave I. It crashed on Florrum in the Season 2 finale, when Ahsoka sliced one of the wings off.
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Old November 24 2012, 10:10 PM   #283
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^ interesting, I don't remember that, nice touch
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Old November 25 2012, 12:07 AM   #284
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Anyone know why in the world the only Yoda-starring episode we've ever had is the pilot?! Yoda is my favorite character and this is the perfect chance to give him a starring role but they're completely ignoring him!
You get a nice tease about that at the end of yougling arc. Filoni wanted to do a flashback episode for a while, so it looks he finally got what he wanted.
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Old November 25 2012, 12:07 AM   #285
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Is the next arc 4 episodes as well?
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