Archive for April, 2013

USA Today’s Preview Clip, Article

April 30, 2013

USA Today posted an article and a preview clip from the upcoming Clone Wars bonus material. The clip focuses on the mystery of Syfo-Dias and stars none other than Plo Koon. In the article, Filoni mentions that he is working on completing these bonus arcs.

Naturally Clone Wars fans are all aflutter about the news. I am also looking forward to seeing these episodes. But hold up little buckaroos. Don’t start throwing the confetti yet. There are still some unanswered questions:

When and where are we going to see these arcs?

How many arcs are we going to see anyway? What are they?

What about the unaired Clovis arc that got booted from Season Five?

Rumors say that most of Season Six was completed before the ax officially fell. If true, why not just produce a full Season Six then?

Bear in mind, we were already told they were working on this stuff anyway. This is not the full season. More stories were planned than what we’re getting. I’ve just heard that Ashley Eckstein mentioned at C2E2 last weekend that Ahsoka is not in this bonus material, so this will not tie up the entire series. Until then, fans of the show have to keep up the pressure to complete it as originally planned, which is to tie in with Episode III. Participate in the 5/4 buycott of all things Clone Wars. Join in the weekly @Disney Twitter protest. Keep sending in your cards and letters. If you’re going to Star Wars Weekends, wear Clone Wars gear. #SaveTheCloneWars

Amazon Blu-Ray Sale

April 29, 2013

To celebrate the faux holiday of May the 4th, Amazon is putting on sale its (separate) trilogy Blu-Ray sets for a mere $32.99. If I didn’t already own the Complete Saga set, I’d buy ’em at that price. Both of course!

New Links

April 29, 2013

Look under Blogroll on the right side of the page…I’ve added Semper Neimoidiana and its affiliated sites plus an Anakin/Padmé-themed Tumblr called You Are In My Very Soul.

May The 4th E-Cards

April 26, 2013

starwars.com has a bunch of e-cards for May the 4th, including a bunch of PT and CW ones:

http://starwars.com/play/ecards/event_may4_naboo.html

There’s some cute artwork too.

TPM Obi-Wan 1/6 Scale Figure

April 26, 2013

My Padawan Obi-Wan 1/6 scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles arrived a couple of weeks ago, but I don’t have the time or the inclination to take a bunch of pictures of it (besides he’s boxed up and stored at my office…I’m moving). Fortunately somebody at Rebelscum did. The figure really is as sweet as it looks in the picture. Pick one up today!

Rinzler’s Advance Copies

April 26, 2013

J.W. Rinzler tweeted this tantalizing pic of two upcoming books, The Clone Wars Episode Guide and Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy:

https://twitter.com/jwrinzler/status/327461179100393472/photo/1

Worst Star Wars Cake Ever

April 26, 2013

From the great site Cake Wrecks is this Clone War(s) confection, originally posted in 2008:

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I love that the cake decorator made the effort to put that blue thing in the background, but not to write the name of the show correctly or otherwise display any pizzazz.

Anatomy Of A Scene

April 25, 2013

Somehow I forgot to post a link to Adam’s essay from 4/18, Anatomy Of A Scene: Grievous Challenges Kenobi. In it he explains in great detail why the scene was set up the way it was (I never had any problems with it and in context of The Clone Wars, people shouldn’t have any problems with it at all).

First off, Kenobi is a Jedi trained to not let his emotions get the better of him. When he moves, he moves deliberately and without letting fear take him. Any Jedi worth his salt would do the same, as Grievous wears in his cloak proof of what happens when you don’t. And as for a non-Jedi character who would be scared pantsless? They’d be deer-in-headlights frozen for at least a moment before screaming to the hills.

And it reminds me of when Hayden was once asked to consult on the ROTS video game. He told the game designers that Anakin would never walk around all tense with a lightsaber in his hand because he’s always ready. Jedi are kinda like that, you know ;).

Ripley’s May The 4th Fest

April 24, 2013

Live in the NYC metropolitan area? The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in Times Square is putting on a party May 4th:

From 10am to 1pm, New York Jedi Masters will host 30 minute Jedi training classes showcasing light saber techniques and moves made popular in the famous film series by George Lucas. Classes are free with paid admission and each Jedi-in-training will receive a lightsaber and a Saber Academy certificate upon completion. Online class registration is available now through May 2 at http://www.ripleysnewyork.com. Space is limited; participation will be confirmed in the order that it is received. The first 15 fans to register will receive a free Ripley’s gift bag.

Throughout the Odditorium, guests will be greeted by Ripley’s staff dressed as knights and dark lords, witness live lightsaber duels by New York Jedi members, and have the opportunity to take pictures with the Jedi Masters. Under the front marquee, prospective Jedi Knights can test their Star Wars knowledge with a series of trivia questions, such as famous quotes, name that character, heroes and villains, and more. Guests who answer correctly will receive 20% off admission.

“We do a lot of unbelievable things at Ripley’s, from awe-inspiring performers to out-of-the ordinary artifacts from around the globe,” said Michael Hirsch, president and general manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square. “On May 4th, we are making a giant leap by bringing a galaxy far, far away to Times Square.”

Vote For Clone Wars Voice Actors

April 22, 2013

The BTVA Voice Acting Awards has nominated James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Corey Burton, Nika Futterman, and Sam Witwer for their roles on The Clone Wars. David Tennant is nominated for his guest shot on the show. Moreover, the cast is nominated as an ensemble.

(Dee Bradley Baker is nominated for his part on The Legend of Korra. And there’s a nomination for Mark Hamill on a totally unrelated show.)

What a great message it would send if we scored as many wins as possible for our Clone Wars crew. Be sure to vote!