The Clone Wars

  • 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...
  • Revisiting the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie

    It seems with every Star Wars film released, the fanbase grows increasingly divided. But through the torrent of discord and disjunction there’s been one shining light that’s unified every Star Wars fan for the past decade or so: The Clone Wars. The animated series has become beloved by fans...
  • Why ‘The Disappeared’ is the Hidden Gem of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    “Wisdom is born in fools as well as wise men”. It was a joy to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars finally receive the conclusion it deserved with the long-awaited seventh and final season airing on Disney+ earlier this year. But it wasn’t the first time we thought we...
  • The Potential of Star Wars: The Bad Batch

    After the brilliant conclusion of The Clone Wars a couple of months ago, we all knew that an announcement for the next animated Star Wars show was incoming, but what it ended up being was a complete surprise. Rumours surrounding a Star Wars: Rebels sequel series have been percolating...
  • Why the Umbara Arc is the Peak of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    With the glorious and unexpected return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a seventh and final season, over the past few months I’ve been rewatching the excellent animated series that fleshed out and radically improved the prequel era of storytelling. It’s taken me back to when I first...
  • My Hopes For The Disney+ Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

    A few months ago, I speculated what the third live-action Disney+ Star Wars series would be and we certainly didn’t have to wait long to find out. This past August at D23, Kathleen Kennedy and Ewan McGregor took to the stage to announce an as-of-yet untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series...