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    C&C - Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Series Talkback

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    "Begun, the Clone Wars have."

    In the days before the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire, before the Jedi Order dissolved and their kind were driven to the brink of extinction, there was a war. A war between the Jedi and the Seperatists, between both the light side and the dark side of the force. One side, led by Sith Lords controlling an endless supply of Droids and hired bounty hunters. The other, led by the Jedi and their own army for which this war would come to be named after.

    These are the stories of the future Lord Vader, Anakin Skywalker, his young padawan Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, and countless other participants of this pivitol moment in galactic history. These are the Clone Wars.




    Having finished its impressively large run of exactly 108 episodes last March, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is one of the longest running American action cartoons in recent history. And now, like its 2003 Tartakovsky predecessor, it has made its way to Toonami, starting tonight at 3am EST!

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Episode 1 - Number 101

    Ambush



    Last time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars...
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    Yes, there actually is a "last time" for the first episode!

    The Clone Wars began at the Battle of Geonosis, when Obi-Wan Kenobi was captured by the Separatists, who were forming an army on the planet. It was a heated battle (with, IMO, really poor use of green screen), but it would be only the first conflict in what Master Yoda deemed "The Clone Wars".

    Within seven weeks of this first battle, on the planet of Christophis, another battle occurred. It was during this conflict that General Anakin Skywalker was assigned a padawan apprentice to train under him, a young Togrutan named Ahsoka Tano.

    However, immediately following this battle, a report went out that Jabba the Hutt's son, Rotta, had been kidnapped by a group of renegades led by Count Dooku, who intended to frame the Jedi for the kidnapping to get the Hutts on the Separatists' side. To make a long story short, the Jedi rescued Rotta, returned him to Jabba, and Jabba's uncle Ziro was found to be in cahoots with Dooku's plan.


    This week on Star Wars: The Clone Wars...
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    Jedi Master Yoda and three clone troopers must face off against Count Dooku's dreaded assassin, Asajj Ventress, and her massive droid army to prove the Jedi are strong enough to protect a strategic planet and forge a treaty for the Republic.


    The hashtag we're using for this show is #starwarsTCW!

    (Thanks go to BrianLeague for the talkback image.)
    Last edited by veemonjosh; 08-24-2013 at 10:33 PM.
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    I should also say that even if you don't like the first episode, keep watching. This show does improve over time.
    What do you get when you put three friends in a recording booth once a week, screen old anime, and tell them to make sense of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veemonjosh View Post
    I should also say that even if you don't like the first episode, keep watching. This show does improve over time.
    I think there's plenty of reasons to like this episode. It's probably just that not enough people outside of the Cartoon Network demographic have given it a chance. There are various things this show has going against it.

    - It's a TV show based on prequel trilogy not well received
    - It's a continuation of a 2D animated micro series that's very well-received.
    - Star Wars is long enough and popular enough to have been made fun off and make people jaded of the entire franchise.
    - It's not anime


    I swear Droidekas are annoying to get rid of no matter what Star War video game I've played so far.

    This speech Yoda gives to each of the three clones is exactly why I think this episode would make a good first episode on Toonami. As I've said fore, the Clones in this show are more than clones and they're given a sense of individuality.

    "BUT I JUST GOT PROMOTEEEEED!!"

    R.I.P random army droid.

    And the show just trended in the US. Take that haters!
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    Wow...this got less comments than I thought it would...
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    The Malevolence arc begins tonight!




    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Episode 2 - Number 102

    Rising Malevolence


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    Yoda made a trip to the coral moon of Rugosa to convince the Toydarian King Katuunko to allow the Republic to build a base in his territory. However, Asajj Ventress met with the King first, and attempted to sway the Toydarians to join the Separatists.

    Ventress struck a deal with the King: if Yoda could escape the best droids the Separatists had to offer, then the Toydarians would be free to join the Republic. With the help of the three clones that he brought as back-up, Yoda successfully made it past all the droids thrown at them and reached the King, saving him from an assassination attempt by Ventress. King Katuunko accepted Yoda's offer, earning a valuable ally and outpost for the Republic army.


    This time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars...

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    An attack by a devastating new Separatist weapon – the powerful starship Malevolence – leaves Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers struggling to survive until Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka can find them.


    Remember to use the hashtag #StarWarsTCW during the show!
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    Huh. It's always intriguing hearing how different the characters sound from the beginning of a story compared to much later. Matt Laner as Anakin sounds closer Mat Lucas in the micro series but deeper. And Ashley Eckstein made Ahsoka sound a lot younger and naive in these early episodes.

    Actually seeing this episode in retrospect made me realize, we got more of a personality out of individual jedi masters that even the microseries didn't elaborate on. That's not to say there were never jedi masters or apprentices shown in the microseries and we saw enough to get a sense of personality and relationships between the jedi. But this show really went into depth on certain jedi, even going as far to interact with the clones and help them realize their worth as comrades. In fact:

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    I love how later in season 4, we see opposing views on the value of clones to jedi and it makes the clones themselves reconsider their assessment on jedi in general.

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    After tonight's movie broadcast of Evangelion 2.22, and after the special surprise Toonami has cooked up for 2:30, don't forget to stick around for a Toonami-premiere episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at its one-night-only slightly-earlier time of 2:45am!


    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Episode 3 - Number 103

    Shadow of Malevolence


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    Jedi Master Plo Koon and Clone Commander Wolffe tracked the Separatists' secret weapon, a massive ion cannon aboard the Separatist flagship Malevolence, to the Abregado system. General Grevious, the supreme commander of the droid army, jams Plo Koon's communications with the Jedi, stranding him in Separatist territory within firing range of the ion cannon.

    Dooku ordered Grevious to find and kill any survivors of the three ships under Plo Koon's command. As Plo Koon and the survivors waited for assistance from the Jedi to arrive, they struggled to survive, trying to hide from Grevious to moderate success. Eventually, they were picked up by Anakin and Ahsoka, who had been urged not to look for survivors (but did anyways), and prepared to leave. The Malevolence appeared before them, so they shut down all systems to try to mask their appearance, but forgot to shut off the onboard medical droid, alerting Grevious to its signal. Narrowly missing an onslaught from the Separatist flagship, Anakin takes them into a hasty hyperspace jump, escaping with the secrets of the secret ion cannon.

    Now they plan to strike...


    This time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars...

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    With the help of his Padawan Ahsoka and Jedi Master Plo Koon, Anakin utilizes new long-range Y-wing bombers to lead a bold strike on General Grievous' warship, the Malevolence, and its destructive weapon.
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    Clone Wars returns to its normal time of 3am!

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Episode 4 - Number 104

    Destroy Malevolence


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    Anakin Skywalker led a strike against the Malevolence, the plan being to destroy the ship's bridge with Y-Wing Bombers, killing General Grievous. However, Plo Koon and Ahsoka both protested against this plan, saying it was too aggressive. Meanwhile, Dooku contacted Grievous, giving the battleship's next target: the Kaliida Shoals Medical Center.

    The Medical Center was contacted by Admiral Yularen to warn about a possible attack, but with not enough time to evacuate the Center's 60,000 patients, Anakin quickly brought his Y-wing bombers to the Kaliida Nebula. Briefly slowed down by a nest of Neebrays, Skywalker's squadron reached the Medical Center at the same moment as the Malevolence. At point blank range of the Malevolence's ion cannon, Anakin quickly lost half of his squadron, forcing him to change his plan.


    As the battleship charged its cannon once more, its sights now set on the Medical Center, Anakin and his squadron opened fire on it, destroying key components to the ship. The cannon attempted to fire, but became overloaded, crippling the Malevolence, forcing the battleship to retreat to Separatist territory. Returning to base, Anakin is praised on his victory, but he cannot shake the guilt of all the lives lost under his command...


    This time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars...

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    Padmé Amidala and C-3PO are taken hostage by General Grievous, leaving Anakin and Obi-Wan to save the Senator and complete the destruction of the Malevolence.


    Remember to use the hashtag #StarWarsTCW during the show!
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    Tonight, a fan-favorite episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Episode 5 - Number 105

    Rookies



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    Senator Amidala is sent by Senator Palpatine to meet with the InterGalactic Banking Clan, but little did she know that her course was set for her to fly directly towards the crippled Malevolence. She and C-3PO became trapped aboard, forcing Anakin to cease the attack on the warship.

    As Anakin heads a rescue mission with Obi-Wan to save Padme, she and C-3PO managed to evade their captors at every turn. Skywalker and Kenobi boarded the battleship, saving Padme and C-3PO. Before repairs on the Malevolence's hyperdrive could finish, Kenobi destroyed it, and Anakin destroyed all the droids onboard. Obi-Wan briefly dueled with Grevious, while Skywalker set the Malevolence's navicomputer on a crash course with a nearby moon. They escaped, leaving Grevious to watch in horror as his flagship was destroyed with him on board.

    Grevious survived the crash, though his credibility with Count Dooku was left in shambles. With the Malevolence destroyed beyond repair, a major victory was scored by the Republic. However, this would be only a footnote compared to the struggles that lay ahead...


    This time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars...

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    Alone on a distant outpost, clone officers Rex and Cody must inspire their rookie unit to believe in themselves to stave off a droid commando invasion.


    Remember to use the hashtag #StarWarsTCW during the show!
    What do you get when you put three friends in a recording booth once a week, screen old anime, and tell them to make sense of it?
    You get the Anime of Yesteryear Podcast! Tune in each week as we kick back and discuss anime of old, both the well-known and the obscure.
    Updates Bi-Weekly! (Newest: 8/18 - Animazement 2014)

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    Rex: "Roger, roger!"

    God, Rex is awesome. Also, never recalled these droids before, Being undercover spies and ambushing. These are the most useful droids I've seen since the droidekas.

    I just read a very oddly-interesting tweet. When in the episode were pinup models shown anyway?

    Droids: "Do we take prisoners?"

    Heavy: "I... don't!"

    Lesson of the day: CLONES ARE BOSS!!

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