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The official Star Wars.com blog featured a post from Dave Filoni, thanking fans for their support of Clone Wars.
What will make you spit and cuss at the potential of what could have been are a series of sketches with ideas for future episodes that were never made.
Click below the cut for a spoiler-y review:
All episodes of Clone Wars are up on Netflix now and already there are people who sat up all night watching all 13 new episodes. I am not one of them due to things like needing sleep and having to go to work. Tonight I have to pack for a trip. Tomorrow, more stuff to do. So we’ll see how much I get to watch this weekend!
Former handmaiden Sofia Coppola directed her own film released in 1999, “The Virgin Suicides,” starring Kirsten Dunst.
The sisters go to their school’s homecoming dance in one scene and one of the dates was 17-year-old Hayden Christensen. He’s pretty easy to spot on the dance floor. He had a line or two before this scene but for some reason I can’t find the clip. So you’ll have to settle for seeing him dance like a goof.
Coppola’s next film was “Lost In Translation,” and a year after this film, Hayden gets cast in AOTC.
After Obi-Wan has dispatched Darth Maul, he rushes to be by his dying master’s side. Mortally wounded, Qui-Gon asks Obi-Wan to ensure Anakin is trained because he is the Chosen One, then off to Star Wars Valhalla Qui-Gon goes.
It’s the sad conclusion to what’s an otherwise triumphant ending of the battle of Naboo. Anakin destroys the Trade Federation control ship, the Gungans defeat the droid army, and Queen Amidala literally retakes her own castle. But it comes at a cost for the good guys and of the main three of the prequel trilogy, Obi-Wan is the one who faces sorrow and loss.
Another scene that rides on performance and writing, I thought it was pitch perfect because it really shows the full extent of the affection master and padawan had for each other. The Jedi are not particularly emotional by training but Obi-Wan, who is losing the only father figure he’s known, openly weeps. The only other time he ever gets emotional is the end of his confrontation with Anakin in ROTS. He’s going to be alone and overwhelmed with the responsibility Qui-Gon is leaving him, because arguably he’s not really ready for it. Qui-Gon does what he can to comfort his student by gently wiping away Obi-Wan’s tears. It’s a sweet and humanizing scene, the sort Lucas rarely gets credit for accomplishing.
The good news: I’m set up on Netflix for my freebie month. So I plan on reviewing/discussing the last batch of Clone Wars episodes just like I did with the others. However, what will happen is all of the episodes go live at midnight PST on 3/7. There’s no way I will have time to watch 13 episodes in a row. Complicating matters is that I’m traveling out of the country on March 13 and won’t come back until March 23, and with packing, doing other things to get ready for the trip, and going to work prior to the 13th, that doesn’t give me a whole lot of time to watch episodes and write reviews about them.
So this is how it’s going to work: I’ll review each arc when I’m done with it. I haven’t decided yet which arc I’m going to watch/review first, but now I’m leaning toward watching the Clovis arc first and the Yoda arc last. We’ll see. Thanks for your patience.
Meanwhile, here’s this piece on 6 reasons to get excited for Clone Wars sorta Season 6, and a new clip:
Rancho Obi-Wan is selling off some pretty sweet stuff on ebay to benefit Rancho Obi-Wan. Some of it was donated, some of it are duplicates from Steve Sansweet’s stash. Some items are already crazy expensive (Dave Filoni’s hat signed by the Clone Wars cast, the Tonner Queen Amidala doll, a signed ROTS poster, a Japanese MTT can cooler, a vintage Kenner toy, a framed ANH storyboard, etc.) but others are pretty darn cheap, in case you’ve got some holes in your collection.
There was a screening of the final run of Clone Wars episodes at Lucasfilm HQ on February 27, attended by Dave Filoni, Matt Lanter, Tom Kane, and Sam Witwer:
— Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) February 28, 2014
Aaand, here’s a video from Matt Lanter, who now stars on the CW’s “Starcrossed,” thanking fans for their support: