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...
  • 3 Star Wars Characters Who Should, Somehow, Return (And 1 Who Shouldn’t)

    “Somehow, Palpatine returned”. That infamous, memefied line from The Rise of Skywalker has come to symbolise the increasingly thin veil between life and death in Star Wars. The explanation given for the Emperor’s resurrection is brief and unspecific, at least in the confines of the film, but it doesn’t...
  • First Time Watching: Star Wars Clone Wars 2D Microseries Volume 2

    While consistent in regards to style and quality of animation with the first, the second volume (or third season) of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars feels like a completely different show when it comes to storytelling and structure. Having never seen it before I was expecting more of...
  • 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...