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Old April 6 2013, 06:30 PM   #916
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Re: Star Wars The Clone Wars Season Five News and Discussion

I miss the excitement that came with Saturday mornings and a new TCW episode. Since I grew up in the 80s there is that excitement with waking up Saturday and having the day off plus winning a bunch of rad cartoons to watch... I'm sure many of you remember that!

So... I guess in conclusion, to no more TCW on Saturdays but to nostalgia in general. I'm actually rewatching S4's Obi Wan undercover arc and it's not nearly as bad as I've been madly raving about since it aired.

Could it be that some of these episodes will improve with age?
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Old April 6 2013, 06:35 PM   #917
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Possibly. Advanced dementia might make Hunt for Ziro work, for example.
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Old April 6 2013, 06:37 PM   #918
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I think the series will be fondly remembered as time passes. Five full seasons (plus whatever's still left to release) isn't too shabby for a sci-fi/fantasy series of any stripe, animated or otherwise. CW lasted longer than, say, Enterprise or even TOS, and there are so many Star Wars fans of all ages around the world that there'll always be a market for telling the plethora of stories of what happened during the Clone Wars.

As long as a kid watches A New Hope and hears Luke Skywalker and Leia's hologram mention "the Clone Wars" there'll be a market for the series.
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Old April 6 2013, 07:04 PM   #919
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Let's see... 22 minutes times 111 episodes, plus the 98-minute pilot movie, is 42 hours and 20 minutes of content, not counting the uncertain number of story arcs yet to be released. By contrast, the six live-action movies so far add up to only about 13.5 hours. So at the moment, there's more than 3 times as much The Clone Wars content as there is live-action theatrical film content. So it would take the new film franchise maybe a dozen more movies to catch up.
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Old April 6 2013, 11:39 PM   #920
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Could it be that some of these episodes will improve with age?
they actually do! I did a rewatch last year through season 4, in proper chronological order, and some "meh" episodes were much better. I don't know if anything can save the droid arc though.
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Old April 6 2013, 11:59 PM   #921
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Even the 2008 theatrical feature that kicked off the TV series has gotten better with age. Critics skewered and roasted it five years ago and I'll admit: I didn't think too much of it at the time. But as I got into the series itself over the past few years I grew to like the original movie more and more.
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Old April 7 2013, 12:03 AM   #922
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I liked the film a lot when it first came out...I think it might have aged better, because of Ahsoka's character has evolved so much since we were first introduced to her. We have a better appreciation where things were going now than we obviously did back then.
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Old April 7 2013, 12:11 AM   #923
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The only complaint I had about the movie was the baby Hutt and Capote the Hutt. If you took those two elements out it was perfectly fine.
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Old April 7 2013, 12:18 AM   #924
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Rotta the Hutt (Jabba's child) was annoying, but if nothing else he demonstrated how Hutts look and behave as newborns and infants.

I wish they'd left the "Punky Muffin" and "Stinky" nicknames on the cutting room floor, but we won't go there....
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Old April 7 2013, 12:18 AM   #925
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I liked The Clone Wars film. If I had any problem with it, it was that it did feel like three episodes put together and I think the mission needed to be something bigger than kidnapping Jabba's kid. LFL should have done a more limited release for that movie. The reception for it didn't set the best tone for The Clone Wars but the best was literally still to come.

Someone pointed out something I didn't realize about Yoda...the only episode in which he starred was indeed the first one.
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Old April 7 2013, 02:57 AM   #926
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Yeah that always stuck in my craw. Yoda and Palpatine are my two favorite characters. This was the perfect opportunity to give us Yoda-centric stories and after the very first episode they never did it again!!! Grr!
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Old April 7 2013, 03:05 AM   #927
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As fun and great as the series is, there have definitely been a lot of lost opportunities to showcase particular characters. Yoda....Palpatine....I'm sure we could each compile a small list of heroes and villains we wish got more exposure and/or character development over the course of the past five seasons.
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Old April 7 2013, 03:22 AM   #928
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A small list?


I always wanted a Palpatine centric story. He's been one of my favourite characters since I first saw him, and then later learned his name. Yoda I guess is getting a solo film if those reports are still true, so that should be interesting. James Luceno's Darth Plagueis novel...I've still not got around to but I always wanted more Palps!
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Old April 7 2013, 03:27 AM   #929
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I think that the 3 episodes that formed the introduction movie should have been the Grevious arc that followed it... I thought that was a much better introduction to the series than the abducted Hutt one. However they would have had to introduce Ahsoka in that one and maybe it wouldn't have worked as well. But I liked all of them the first time I saw them. The Manevolence was just more intriguing to me than rescuing Jabba's son or nephew, whatever he was.

I think overall the entire series they managed to get just the right amount of General Grevious, not too much and not too little.
Maybe a bit more Aalya... the right amount of Boba/Arrua.
Gregor and Qualon Vos were under-represented.
There wasn't too much Jar-Jar but I'm surprised there was as much as there was. The female Jar-Jar was even worse, though. Was her name Bippy?
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At least a small list! I'm sure some of the ones you guys could type would look like a little kid telling Santa what he wants for Christmas.
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