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Coffee With Kenobi Host Dan Z Analyzes the ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Episode “Ambush” for IGN

Coffee With Kenobi Host Dan Z Analyzes the ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Episode “Ambush” for IGN

In his latest piece for IGN, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Paradox of the Jedi,” Coffee With Kenobi host Dan Z takes a deeper look at the season one episode “Ambush.” What does the episode tell us about the destiny of the Jedi, Yoda, and the Clones themselves?

You can check out an excerpt below:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars gave us some of the finest stories in the overarching mythology of the Star Wars saga. Overseen via the guidance and wisdom of the ultimate Jedi Master, George Lucas, a burgeoning storyteller by the name of Dave Filoni took Lucasfilm Animation to a whole new level. And while the feature film (which was actually four episodes edited together) debuted first in theaters, “Ambush” was the first episode to air. It was not the first chronologically in terms of story (the actual chronological order can be found here), but it is certainly a microcosm for essential key moments that showcase the brilliance of this animated series. This includes illustrating the paradox of the Jedi and how they were destined to fall, Yoda’s awesomeness, the importance of the Clones as actual characters, and much more.

In other words, it deserves a closer look. Here are some key reasons that Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ “Ambush” is essential viewing.

Yoda Is Legit

After seeing The Empire Strikes Back for the first time, back in 1980, if someone had told you that Yoda was the ultimate Jedi duelist, you might have uttered something akin to, “What you talkin’ about, Willis?” (#DifferentStrokes). However, Attack of the Clones gave us a brilliant cinematic moment that was monumental from a technical perspective, as well as for enhancing the legacy of the diminutive Jedi Master. Size matters not, indeed. Yoda leaps, flips, and cascades around the platform on Geonosis like Spider-Man after one too many pumpkin-spice lattes, and does so with grace and purpose.

You can read the rest of Dan’s article on IGN.

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