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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 20 March 2017 at 4:14pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

So, I've been making my way through the series via Netflix
and realized that I gave up on the show too soon. Seasons
3-5.5 actually make the prequel movies better. All of the
character development that wasn't in the films, is right
here. Great show.

I understand that we shouldn't have to see a television
show to enjoy the films, but if you would like to get the
most out of the prequels, I recommend the CLONE WARS
animated series.

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Posted: 20 March 2017 at 4:19pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I agree, the stories in later seasons were much better, although the battle droids remained annoying.
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Posted: 20 March 2017 at 7:32pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Totally agree. I've been watching it over the last couple months. 
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Excellent show - it really does validate the whole Clone Wars universe, surpassing the movies in almost every way.


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Posted: 21 March 2017 at 7:50am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I have been getting ready to dig into this. I stumbled upon a "suggested viewing order" for the series. Does anyone know if it is worth while to go in such an order versus the Netflix order?
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Yes, Joseph it is. I use the official viewing order. It's a bit of a pain switching Blu Rays all the time but it makes the experience far better. There are some character arcs and some actual story arcs that jump all over the place but make much more sense if you watch the published order rather than the transmission order.
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 6:49am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The Clone Wars (In the fifth season, I think) has my all time favorite
Star Wars lightsaber battle.
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 6:57am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Joie, have you seen the latest episode of REBELS?
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 7:04am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Yeah, been keeping up. Good series, good Clone Wars sequel series.
Loved Obi Wan and Maul.

But this is my favorite.
Linking to it, so's not to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't gotten
that far.
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 11:37am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I'm still shocked at the quality of animation in this series. It was a TV show for crying out loud.

And the lights were just beautiful to look at
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 12:43pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Impressive animation, but I was yanked out of it immediately by Maul quoting Vader.
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 2:44pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Yeah, Joie. I totally agree with that one.
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Outside of a few missteps REBELS has been incredible.
I once told my girlfriend,
"This is the most Star Wars, that's been Star Wars, since
Star Wars".
It really connects the prequels to the original trilogy.
Having Rogue One out there to connect to makes it even
better.

I'm so impressed that they seem to nail how the movies
light ships in space. Or, the show gives off the illusion
of capturing that lighting.
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Posted: 22 March 2017 at 8:23pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Did you catch the REBELS Easter eggs in ROGUE ONE?
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Caught them all. The Ghost is in a lot of shots.

I really like REBELS but I do have this problem that there are reletively prominent Jedi/force users running around two years before Star Wars when the first films treat them as if they haven't been seen/heard of for a very long time.

It is a constant mental headache for me as I watch the show. I really like it, but it hurts so much.
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Posted: 23 March 2017 at 6:26am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I feel like Rogue One would have been a great series finale for
Rebels, with the Rebels characters. But I'm sure a standalone movie
was better for Disney's wallet.
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I really like REBELS but I do have this problem that there are reletively prominent Jedi/force users running around two years before Star Wars when the first films treat them as if they haven't been seen/heard of for a very long time.
 
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I actually got a chance to ask Pablo Hidalgo this very question last week on our Disney cruise. His response quoted Yoda's line in ROTJ when he told Luke "the last of the Jedi you will be" and that their plan was NOT to make Yoda a liar when REBELS finishes after next season.
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Posted: 23 March 2017 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I will repeat my joke about Kanan and Ezra being sent to Alderaan to
await Obi-Wan's arrival during the events of STAR WARS.

Regarding THE CLONE WARS, I always had trouble getting through
the clone-centric episodes where it was basically 22 minutes of Dee
Bradley Baker talking to himself. I appreciated that he gave them
distinct personalities, but hearing the same voice over and over was too
much.
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Posted: 23 March 2017 at 10:42am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Also, I feel Kanan and Ezra use their abilities sparingly and in such
limited circumstances that it doesn't dismiss the first film's treatment of
Jedi. I have more issue with the prequels making the Jedi the generals
of the Clone Wars, with a prominent temple on the capital planet, yet
they are regarded as myth by Han Solo in the first movie.
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Posted: 23 March 2017 at 9:01pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I have problems with both Michael. 18 years is just too short. Han was an adult when the Clone Wars happened. As I've said before, the Clone Wars has made Han the village idiot
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Posted: 23 March 2017 at 9:15pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Just pretend the original movie doesn't exist. Then everything works!

(Or be like me, and pretend the original is the only one.)

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