Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters in just a few short months. In anticipation of that event, fans have Force Friday to look forward to! Just one of the many releases for that day will be a new trading card set from Topps. Find out more about Rogue One: Mission Briefing below:
If you weren’t able to watch the live stream of the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales Panel from Celebration Europe today, no need to worry — We have the full video below. Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein, and Pablo Hidalgo were on hand to reveal aspects of Ahsoka’s past, and how her character could have developed if The Clone Wars had continued. Also revealed was the cover art for the upcoming Ahsoka-centric young adult novel, along with a few other surprises.
The fifth episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in canonical order is “Supply Lines” from Season 3, Episode 3 (3:3). Technically, it’s considered the prequel to “Ambush”, as well as the Ryloth trilogy from the end of the first season. It’s a politically fueled episode, with a blockade as the MacGuffin, which brings Bail Organa, Jar Jar Binks, Cham Syndulla, and a slew of new characters into the mix. Sacrifice, loyalty, and deception play important roles here, and while it’s not one of my favorite episodes, it’s not without merit. Of immediate significance, this is the first episode of the series where we see the death of a Jedi; it is a haunting harbinger of Order 66.
The third story in canonical order of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the 2008 theatrical release. While the film has its detractors, and is far from perfect, it does benefit from some poignant moments that affect the entire Star Wars saga as a whole. It’s longer than a normal episode (weighing in at 98 minutes), as it combines four episodes of the series: “The New Padawan”, “Castle of Deception”, “Castle of Doom”, and “Castle of Salvation”. It does complete the storyline regarding Christophsis, and introduces Ashoka Tano, one of the most impactful and influential characters in Star Wars canon.
The second episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in canonical order, is “The Hidden Enemy” from Season 1, Episode 16 (1:16). According to “The Hidden Enemy” episode guide, this episode is the prequel to the feature film of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and I can see why, after viewing the episodes in this fashion. I must admit, I’m only two in, but the anthology nature of this series is quite brilliant; these episodes build upon one another much more strongly than I originally suspected. I knew Dave Filoni was clever, but now I’m even more impressed.
Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z has a new installment of his ongoing series Studying Skywalkers available on the official Star Wars blog. This time around, Dan examines identity in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For part one of this series, the focus is on Finn.
Read an excerpt below:
Here we go! Time to start from the very beginning of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with the episode “Cat And Mouse”, Season 2, Episode 16 (2:16). Chronologically, this is the first episode of the entire series (which may seem counterintuitive, but should be interesting to see how it all pieces together). The animation is gorgeous and epic in scope, which was cool to see, as my mind’s eye did not recall how majestic the visuals of this series appeared early on.
I’ve been wanting to re-watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a long time, and after seeing Matt Martin’s decision to re-watch the series:
Jay’s Galactic Espressions
As part of our childhood, many of us can relate to playing dress-up; the feeling of stepping into another persona, and immersing our imaginations in the idea of another world, another life, another story: Perhaps it was Cowboys and Indians, or Cops and Robbers. For me, it was also Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, Wonder Woman, and Leia from Star Wars.
Flush from the critical and commercial success of the Lando mini-series, Marvel is again turning to Charles Soule to build on the legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker.
Soule will write the five-issue Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin series that Marco Checchetto — the artist on Shattered Empire — will illustrate. The first issue is due January 2016.
Set between the events of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, the story is akin to the classic Lone Wolf and Cub tales (though Anakin, while infantile and 13-years-old in this story, is hardly a baby!)