Star Wars The Clone Wars

  • Celebrating the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Arc That Everyone Forgets

    ‘The Lost Missions’ is a suitable subtitle for the sixth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Even now, eight years after it debuted on Netflix, the season still feels somewhat lost and adrift. Season 5 was the original ending of the series after its cancellation and now the...
  • Star Wars Resistance is Massively Underrated

    I dismissed Star Wars: Resistance when it first aired. After loving The Clone Wars and Rebels, I was eager to check out the next animated Star Wars adventure but I stopped watching after the first episode. Set on the Colossus, a giant refuelling station in the Outer Rim, the...
  • The Onderon Arc of The Clone Wars is Star Wars’s Best Exploration of War

    Unsurprisingly, war is a core component of Star Wars. Yet, also unsurprisingly for what is essentially a fairy tale, a morality tale for ten-year-olds composed of mythological archetypes, the presentation and examination of warfare is often simplistic. Yes, the Battle of Endor was inspired by the Vietnam War, with...
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: A Curated Viewing Guide of Essential Episodes

    As the slate of Disney+ Star Wars shows grows it’s becoming clear that not only the core films are required viewing for understanding the complete context of the stories but The Clone Wars animated series too. While the live-action shows should work well enough for new viewers, to understand...
  • Nightsisters: The Clone Wars Episode That Changed Star Wars Forever

    For its first few seasons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is haphazard and scattershot in almost every way. While rarely unenjoyable, the series is a jumble of tone, chronology, characters, and just overall quality. It’s midway through the third season when this changes and the show transcends from being...
  • What Does the Empire Want With Nala Se in Star Wars: The Bad Batch?

    The first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch ends not with the Batch themselves but with Kaminoan cloner Nala Se, now a captive of the Empire, landing on an unknown planet and given an intriguing welcome. Greeted by an imperial scientist wearing familiar clothing, we learn that the...
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch Needs to Find its Own Identity

    Being a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch is not only a successor series for a variety of characters but also a thematic evolution too. We’ve spent seven seasons and a movie building up the clone troopers as individuals only to heartbreakingly see that individuality...
  • First Time Watching: Star Wars Clone Wars 2D Microseries Volume 1

    “Like fire across the galaxy, the Clone Wars spread”. Before the galactic conflict first teased in the original Star Wars was explored across seven seasons of 3D animation, there was… another. In 2002, upon the release of Attack of the Clones, Hasbro asked Lucasfilm to develop a Star Wars...
  • Silence in Star Wars

    The Star Wars franchise has some of the most famous sound effects and music ever produced, so it’s a bold choice whenever it instead embraces silence. It’s surprising how often John Williams’ iconic music disappears from the films to allow the sound design to tell the story, whether the...