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Title: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on June 14, 2010, 03:29:18 PM
Yes it has been announced. Check the first preview here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX83F8O-ptQ

Characters:
Ashoka Tano
Yoda
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Anakin Skywalker
Shaak Ti
Lama Sue
C-3PO
General Grievous
Ziro the Hutt
Cad Bane
Aurra Sing

Worlds:
Kamino
Coruscant
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on June 14, 2010, 09:52:56 PM
I wonder what Shakk Ti is doing on Kamino.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on June 21, 2010, 05:03:02 AM
Battle of Kamino > like in the comics???
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on June 21, 2010, 08:32:07 AM
That would be EPIC.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on June 29, 2010, 09:19:05 AM
That would indeed be Epic.

-Alpha giving it to Obi-wan and Anakin. "And you seem pretty complacent for someone on the losing side of the battle" - fricken excellent !

And then threatening to kill all the "un-born" clones. - Alpha could be an awesome newly introduced character to the series - He's a clone.... it's called Clone Wars.... This is just crazy enough to work!

oooohh.... my mouth is watering
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on June 29, 2010, 02:25:02 PM
Apparently Rex was originally going to be named Alpha before Lucas Animation changed it. Something to do with three of the main characters having A's in their names. Ahsoka, Anakin, Alpha.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on June 29, 2010, 10:45:30 PM
The only problem with it being the original Battle of Kamino from the comics is that it's supposed to take place before the new show, when Anakin was still a Padawan, himself.  Aside from the usual Lucas attitude of "If you didn't see it in the show, it didn't happen", that would entail the animators creating a Padawan Anakin model and having no Ahsoka around, plus invalidating Rex and Cody's backstory of being ARC trained by Alpha.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on July 01, 2010, 06:55:44 AM
True... but you have to admit the whole Clone Wars canon is a mess. There could be many more battles on Kamino after that like what happened with the battle of Geonosis.

The Clone Wars was something to be left untold. And Lucas saw an opportunity to earn a sh*tload of money. That's how thing go in Star Wars land.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 01, 2010, 05:54:45 PM
I might agree with your conclusion, but you don't have to heap on the hate...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 01, 2010, 07:47:58 PM
I concur. On both of Vlet's points.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Darin Daru'Kasem on July 08, 2010, 08:32:58 AM
Or she could be there as like.. A diplomat. I dunno, just throwing it out there.

I am totally syced. I only watched the first 4 Episodes of 1st Season and none of the second, but I downloaded them and have watched them all. I'll actually watch these.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 08, 2010, 02:38:56 PM
That would indeed be Epic.

-Alpha giving it to Obi-wan and Anakin. "And you seem pretty complacent for someone on the losing side of the battle" - fricken excellent !

And then threatening to kill all the "un-born" clones. - Alpha could be an awesome newly introduced character to the series - He's a clone.... it's called Clone Wars.... This is just crazy enough to work!

oooohh.... my mouth is watering

As much as I love Alpha (my favorite Alpha ARC), I actually DON'T want him to be in the show. Why? Because then he'd just end up as another frikkin awesome character that Lucas F'd up.

True... but you have to admit the whole Clone Wars canon is a mess. There could be many more battles on Kamino after that like what happened with the battle of Geonosis.

The Clone Wars was something to be left untold. And Lucas saw an opportunity to earn a sh*tload of money. That's how thing go in Star Wars land.

I agree
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 08, 2010, 10:00:21 PM
[spoiler](http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/H_BOMB_2008/DEFENDERSOFTHEREPUBLICCOVER.jpg)[/spoiler]

:shock:

That guy looks awesome
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 08, 2010, 10:26:43 PM
Yes...yes he does...is that a book? And do you have any other information about it? Because Kamino is in the background, and that guy has the Pauldron of an ARC...but his helmet is wrong for it to be Alpha.

EDIT

Oh my gosh, I think I'm going to be sick...I just read that in this book a group of Clone Troopers 'rises through the ranks from cadets, to rookies, and finally to elite ARC troopers.'  *throws up* You can't just 'rise through the ranks' and become an ARC, you blockheads! You are BORN as an ARC. There is no other way to become one. Sure, some Commanders got ARC training, but that's it.

I really hope what i read isnt true...

EDIT II

Ugh, it is true...that is Amazon's description for the book...*throws up again* what is star wars coming to?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 08, 2010, 10:42:42 PM
Contradictions.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 08, 2010, 10:48:19 PM
k  :|
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 08, 2010, 10:51:53 PM
k  :|

anyone on this topic
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 08, 2010, 10:52:35 PM
k
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 08, 2010, 10:52:51 PM
k
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 08, 2010, 10:53:37 PM
k, sorry everbody, tryin to get private :|
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 08, 2010, 10:54:15 PM
k, sorry everbody, tryin to get private :|
i got it :D ;D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 08, 2010, 11:12:11 PM
Don't spam like that. Please. For your sake and ours. The moderators don't appreciate people writing 'k' over and over again just so they can move up a rank. I'm sure you'll get their boot up your butt if you continue to do so. Just post normally, and try to say more than 'k'. I assume you were probably waiting for somebody to say something so you could reply, but in all honesty there's not much anybody can do to reply to a single-letter message.

Anyhooooooooo. Guess we can only hope that Amazon is just offering a crappy description. Though I wouldn't be opposed to having the ARCs as a separate and unique unit, even if they're not born ARCs.

Maybe its more of a 'special selection' type of thing? We can only hope...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 09, 2010, 09:16:44 AM
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I just read that in this book a group of Clone Troopers
and
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we can only hope that Amazon is just offering a crappy description

Whoa... what did I miss? Book? What book? a new book? (please).

[Sorry, I'm always in the market for a new SW book - especially from CW era.]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 09, 2010, 12:58:37 PM
and
Whoa... what did I miss? Book? What book? a new book? (please).

[Sorry, I'm always in the market for a new SW book - especially from CW era.]

yes, a new book. *sigh* Why does the stupid Clone Wars have to come in and ruin everything we know and love?

[spoiler](http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/H_BOMB_2008/DEFENDERSOFTHEREPUBLICCOVER.jpg)[/spoiler]

:shock:

That guy looks awesome
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 09, 2010, 03:02:59 PM
For some reason I cannot see that picture. I think my company firewall blocks certain game sites (amongst others)

When a pic is stored on a site thats blocked it just comes up as a big "no - bozos" type thing.

Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: gratua on July 09, 2010, 03:56:52 PM
Don't spam like that. Please. For your sake and ours. The moderators don't appreciate people writing 'k' over and over again just so they can move up a rank. I'm sure you'll get their boot up your butt if you continue to do so. Just post normally, and try to say more than 'k'. I assume you were probably waiting for somebody to say something so you could reply, but in all honesty there's not much anybody can do to reply to a single-letter message.
 
I did it just to go up one rank, private, i dont do it anymore
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 09, 2010, 11:13:50 PM
Seriously, Gratua, it's just a bad idea.

So, Ordo, you do realize that thingas in Star Wars change? Like we've talked about before? Remember how originally Boba was the last Mandalorian, and before that he was just a guy wearing the armor, and there were NO Mandalorians left?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Darin Daru'Kasem on July 10, 2010, 08:43:39 AM
Maybe ARC has began somewhat of an honorary position. It would be stupid if so, but it is possible.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 10, 2010, 01:38:06 PM
It's also entirely possible that the GAR policy on that just... changed.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on July 10, 2010, 11:58:34 PM
If handled well, we may be seeing an extension of the ARC training program instituted by Alpha that spawned the likes of Cody, Bly, Bacara, and Gree.  Perhaps even a look at the original program itself, and showing the rise of those commanders.  As previously stated, Alpha's training program offered advanced ARC training to a group of troopers who showed special promise.

To be honest, I don't know what to expect.  Something tells me that we won't be seeing the typical ARCs that we all know and love, and that TCW's staff will treat the ARCs like real-world special forces or something similar to them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Darin Daru'Kasem on July 11, 2010, 04:39:42 PM
If handled well, we may be seeing an extension of the ARC training program
That's what I'm hoping for.

1999...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Noldorin Mando on July 11, 2010, 05:29:25 PM
Pff. Seeing as this is all coming down the tube whether we like it or not, and as TCW series is unwatchable by me in Canada >_>, I think the best option is to just sit back and let things happen, rather than having an anyeurism(sp) over how bad it may or may not be. We got rescued with the Mandos, maybe it'll happen with the ARCs.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on July 12, 2010, 12:01:58 AM
having read a few of the clone wars era books i have been  dissapointed in the way that some authers have depicted the clone troopers, only som kt will always have much love from me in the way she as writen the solders of the republic, from white job to a member of the bonkers squad the personality and empotion she givs them makes u care but other writers, make them out to nearly be the droids that they are fighting, to coin a quote, and you care less, but as with the imp com 2 book when this comes out i will still read it and will more than likly be happy with it, but at least i know where i can vent my splean if they **** it up
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 12, 2010, 10:17:00 PM
I'm going to guess you need to relax...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 12, 2010, 10:45:44 PM
I beg to differ, but that would be going off topic...

Anyway, I REALLY hope Ahsoka dies after this series is over...I need closure.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 12, 2010, 10:51:41 PM
Yeah, I'll second that one...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 14, 2010, 11:21:39 AM
I'm curious when dear Ahsoka is going to buy it, as well.

I'm also curious how far along the series has progressed through the actual clone wars.
[I've been trying to list the major CW battles chronologically]

I saw some timeline somewhere that showed that recent season 2 events (2nd battle of Genososis, bombing on Kalevela, etc) were dated around 13:12; which is 21.6 BBY - which is only about 4-5 months after the  1st Battle of Geonosis.

Which means that considering the clone wars spanned approx 2-3 years; I think we will see a lot more of Ahsoka; before her impending disappearance prior to RotS (19 BBY)

Also, it looks like Filoni and Co. have a large time frame to create events and battles, etc; before they have to worry about retconning specific ones all ready referenced in other EU sources (e.g. Battle of Jabiim, Cato Neimodia, Boz Pity, Murkhana, etc).

Which leads me to believe Season III will be chock full of more Ahsoka-nonsense
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on July 14, 2010, 03:29:35 PM
Personally, if it progresses that far, I'm kinda looking forward to the final few episodes of the series being a sort of ROTS special, where they go through the events of the movie from the prospective of the series. That would make the Jedi purge a special kind of awesome, running from the clone's perspective for the first time. As for Ahsoka, I'm kinda hoping that Rex ends up slotting her. You have to admit, that would be pretty awesome, especially with the development between them done by KT.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 14, 2010, 05:50:46 PM
I want Ahsoka to die, but I quite like her arrogance.

I'm mainly saying this because my Ahsoka-nerd friend is sitting next to me with a fist cocked and ready to hit me...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 14, 2010, 09:43:03 PM
Dear Ahsoka-Nerd-Friend of Ky'ram's: TAKE THE SHOT! :p
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 14, 2010, 09:47:16 PM
He did that, like ten times...my arm is sore...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 14, 2010, 09:51:48 PM
Yay! Just kidding, I'm not wanting you pummeled... (that much :P)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 15, 2010, 10:58:44 AM
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I'm kinda looking forward to the final few episodes of the series being a sort of ROTS special, where they go through the events of the movie from the prospective of the series. That would make the Jedi purge a special kind of awesome, running from the clone's perspective for the first time.

I would love that.  - Especially, if they did it from the clone perspective. How freaking cool would that be.
I would love to see what Rex does (if he survives that long) - Does he indeed slot Ahsoka; does he raid the jedi temple with Anakin/Vader. - Or, does he bow out and ex-fil like Maze had done.
-Could you imagine if he disobeys Order 66 and actually decides to save Ahsoka?[ - ugh....]

I'd love to see some of the EU clone war battles like Boz Pity and especially Murkhana - (Roan Shryne and Climber's ION squad) - How freaking cool would that be. (Ion squad not acting on O-66, and salvo [I'm pretty sure that it might be too much to ask for]

I also want to see the battle of coruscant from the clone perspective, (ala KT's commandos); and even Grevious' encounter w/ Shak Ti while he grabs Palps. - All of it.
[Although, I think it is going to be years away; if they ever did do it.]
(If 2 seasons = 4 months of clone wars; then 2 years of clone wars would equal 12 seasons- [no way])
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 21, 2010, 12:59:53 AM
This article has some pictures of new characters from season 3, including a new Nikto Jedi, Shaak Ti, that ARC trooper I showed earlier, and a new clone commander: http://www.starwars.com/fans/events/sdcc_cwfaces/index.html


It looks like they're trying to stress the uniqueness of the ARC troopers. If you look at the picture of Skully (that's what I'm going to call him from now on) He has extra body armor, that pauldron pouch the previous ARCs had and a specialized gauntlet like the past ARCs we know and love.

[spoiler](http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/H_BOMB_2008/Skully.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on July 21, 2010, 12:49:27 PM
I hope he acts the badass that he looks.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on July 21, 2010, 12:56:11 PM
NICE!  I am loving that!     I normally hate the Phase II helmet, but that one with the Fin and RF is awesome
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 21, 2010, 10:42:58 PM
He does have cool gear, I'll give him that...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 21, 2010, 11:56:06 PM
Nice kit, looks bad shebs. Well, we know he's a Captain now......aaand thats about it :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 22, 2010, 12:16:28 PM
A picture of Hasbro's new ARC trooper battle pack revealed at this week's comic-con and- wait! Who's that in the back? Is that Fordo with his two signature pistols?

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/H_BOMB_2008/ARCS.png)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 22, 2010, 03:00:11 PM
it IS!! :D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 22, 2010, 03:01:23 PM
And Rex even looks like he has the Westar M4 Blaster Rifle used by the ARCs.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on July 22, 2010, 03:04:31 PM
Epic.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 22, 2010, 03:05:36 PM
Looks a little long to be a Westar, but I'll keep my fingers crossed :) I love that weapon....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on July 22, 2010, 03:09:10 PM
Fordo FTW!

I wonder what the chances of Fordo actually making an appearance in 'SW: The Clone Wars'?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 23, 2010, 10:12:21 PM
checkitoutcheckitoutcheckitoutcheckitout

http://www.starwars.com/video/view/new.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 23, 2010, 10:25:06 PM
Could it be? Could we really be so lucky? Is Ashoka really going to die?! PLEASE!!!

That ARC Captain looks pretty badass...I hope he plays a central role in the series...I may actually watch...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on July 23, 2010, 11:27:01 PM
No way she dies in the third Season dude.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 24, 2010, 02:27:13 AM
I know, but a guy can dream can't he? :P  The only consolation I have is knowing that she HAS to die at some point...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 24, 2010, 08:59:55 AM
I'm hoping for her to die, but probably not until RoTS.

Anyway, I wanna know. In the dream sequence at the beginning of that trailer, Obi-Wan says "We know Grievous is planning an invasion." Or something like that. Could this possibly be the Battle of Coruscant?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on July 24, 2010, 11:32:53 AM
Nah, I think its the new battle of Kamino.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 26, 2010, 01:53:09 PM
FORDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! YES!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 30, 2010, 08:46:31 AM
That Season III preview looks freaking sweet. - The ARC addressing his company ! The return of Aurra ! Bane and Obi-wan mixing it up melee-style ! - Holy Sithspawn !
I cannot wait.

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The only consolation I have is knowing that she HAS to die at some point...
We can only hope. - Maybe it will be Aurra that pulls the trigger
(I will even accept an loosely explained dissappearence, (e.g. falling into a Sarlac, banished to live with the Talz, sent to explore the Unknown Regions, etc.)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 31, 2010, 03:51:51 PM
For all I care, she could stay forever if we get Fordo!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 10, 2010, 02:36:21 PM
Eh, I don't mind Ahsoka that much. She's gotten more tolerable.

ANYHOO, new Season III trailer! :D  http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001063.html

It's set for a premiere on September 17th. On Cartoon Network of course.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 10, 2010, 04:36:20 PM
It'll have to figt Reach for my attention, but I suspect I'll be able to fit in both... still looks good.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on August 13, 2010, 03:47:25 PM
For all I care, she could stay forever if we get Fordo!

I second that statement. Especially now that we get THE DELTA'S!!!!:D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 14, 2010, 04:20:37 PM
Looks like we've got a new baddie on the scene: Savage Oppress

http://www.twitvid.com/6S5HK

Oh. and he's also Darth Maul's brother.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 14, 2010, 06:28:56 PM
Damn. I was holding out for Durge.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 14, 2010, 07:14:25 PM
Me too, but this new guy looks interesting.

Apparently Cad Bane took the place of Durge in development of the new series.

And I just learned that that old lady is a nightsister.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 14, 2010, 07:46:43 PM

Apparently Cad Bane took the place of Durge in development of the new series.


Refuse to believe that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 15, 2010, 12:38:54 PM
Durge is okay, but I think Bane lends himself to the story better.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 12:41:29 PM
Found a super mega epic trailer from celebration 5. Beware, the sound quality is vomit worthy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmaFAOj1xEo

Man, the animators in season 3 are really stepping it up, some of these shots look absolutely amazing. Space battles look way better, as well as the landa battles. Not to mention the return of Embo, Satine and King Katuunko!!!

Oh and those two clone trooper guys. Oh wait, ITS ECHO AND FIVES!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 15, 2010, 12:54:45 PM
ECHO! FIVES! FORDO! DELTA! BEATING UP NEW MANDALORIAN GUARDS! Nothing has been more worthy of capslock...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 03:35:42 PM
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001074.html  Here's that trailer again. Now with sound!!!

So. Epic. Can't. Wait. Looks. Awesome. *dies
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 15, 2010, 03:59:44 PM
Wow. That looks really good.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 04:01:59 PM
And we thought Season 2 was going to be dark...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 15, 2010, 04:19:42 PM
I love how they are incorporating the Nightsisters and their witch-craft, or to be more precise their 'force-craft', into the clone wars, that's got to be one of my favorite parts of star wars.

Finally we see Tri-droids, I mean that kinda took forever. I was kinda hoping to see a fight seen with Delta but eh. Maybe season 4 if their received well, still pisses me off we'll probably have to wait another year to really see them in action. I also love the tip to the older clone wars cartoon with Asaj Ventress' special fighter-craft. Really great.

And the water effects are just awesome, heck everything is starting to look really good. Their style is really getting more refined.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 04:24:03 PM
Yeah, I hear there is also going to be a long four-episode Asaaj arc, which will probably follow up the Kamino arc that kick-starts the new season.

I hope Skully doesn't die. The ARC with the skull painted on his helmet looks too cool to die in the same episode he is introduced.

Glad to see Cad Bane returns as 'your worst nightmare' haha. Looks like he's using a flamethrower too.

And the Dathomir witches are a cool addition. I heard from a review of the CV panel that the nigthsisters use 'a different kind of force' than the sith or the jedi. It looks like they'll be able to cloak themselves and do crazy healing juju.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 15, 2010, 04:27:25 PM
The Nightsister use the Force in a special witch-craft kinda way, makes them very interesting and unique.


If Ventress kills Skully, I hope Delta kicks her shebs...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 04:51:19 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on August 15, 2010, 07:54:19 PM
Amen to that. I will be extremely pissed if the new ARCs all get killed during the Kamino battle.

Although I must agree, it looks amazing. Much better than the previous two seasons. I can't wait for the new ARCs to kick some serious shebs. I just hope they get them right and don't completely screw them over...same with Delta and Fordo....I don't much care for anyone else :P

I am upset that they had to bring back the stupid 'New Mandalorians' and all the BS. They already destroyed just about everything we held dear with Mandos, why can't they just leave us alone?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 08:02:15 PM
I actually didn't mind the changes made to the Mandos. I don't like this new stuff any better than the old stuff, but I'm not upset. Like not upset at all. I don't know, maybe I just take to changes well.

Anyhoo, I'm really excited to see the Nightsisters. Their force voodoo looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 15, 2010, 08:06:10 PM
I wish they would clear this all up by introducing a True Mandalorian during the Battle of Kamino. Make things a lot better... but maybe not very clear for the 'kids'.

Also heres hoping that we see Delta or the ARCs teaching/singing Vode An with the normal white jobs.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 15, 2010, 10:28:39 PM

Also heres hoping that we see Delta or the ARCs teaching/singing Vode An with the normal white jobs.

ehhh, don't think we'll be seeing that. Just sayin'
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on August 16, 2010, 03:23:37 PM
I am upset that they had to bring back the stupid 'New Mandalorians' and all the BS. They already destroyed just about everything we held dear with Mandos, why can't they just leave us alone?

...

For the love of...

No, I can hold it...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Doze on August 22, 2010, 10:27:46 PM
It will be GREAT to see the Republic Commandos in Clone Wars Season 3 . I can't wait!!!!

Celebration V The Clone Wars Evolution Panel

Newsarama provided a live feed yesterday evening for The Clone Wars Evolution panel at Celebration V. There were some really cool things to come out of the session and to look forward to this season:
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqP-nkkAbY8&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on August 23, 2010, 03:40:10 AM
I am upset that they had to bring back the stupid 'New Mandalorians' and all the BS. They already destroyed just about everything we held dear with Mandos, why can't they just leave us alone?
Hopefully, the going back to Mandalore parts will be to clear stuff up.  Show a glimpse of something other than desert, mention or *gasp* show some guys in Mando armor who aren't Death Watch.  Hopefully.  If not...then I'm not too happy.  I'm not going to go on and on because it's all been said before by some fifty other people, but I definitely won't be cheering.  One screw-you story arc was enough for me.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on August 24, 2010, 11:45:19 AM
We'll probably also be seeing Quinlan Vos this season: http://www.yakface.com/2010/august/VOS_card.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on August 24, 2010, 01:33:09 PM
I wonder how Filoni will handle this character...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on August 24, 2010, 05:59:36 PM
Quite well, probably.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on August 25, 2010, 12:25:39 PM
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We'll probably also be seeing Quinlan Vos this season:

Woo hoo !!!!
I wonder if they'll have him hooking up with Ayla.

This just might be a portent of a Season III adaptation of Battle of Kamino.
(Wasn't Vos the one that supposedly gained the intel of the forthcoming attack on Kamino?)

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on August 26, 2010, 04:11:40 AM
We'll probably also be seeing Quinlan Vos this season: http://www.yakface.com/2010/august/VOS_card.html
That would be awesome!!

Woo hoo !!!!
I wonder if they'll have him hooking up with Ayla.
lolwut??  :P
Quin and Aayla were close, but never like that.  'Sides, Quin only had eyes for his girl Khaleen.

This just might be a portent of a Season III adaptation of Battle of Kamino.
(Wasn't Vos the one that supposedly gained the intel of the forthcoming attack on Kamino?)
Yeah, Quin was the one who found out about the first attack on Kamino.  Would be cool if the did did an adaptation, except that the trailer shows Knight-model Anakin against Ventress on Kamino.  Pretty sure that blows that theory.  But they've already got two battles of Kamino so far, so hey, what's three? :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Doze on August 27, 2010, 11:52:38 PM
From Celebration V. The Clone Wars Season 3 - Dooku attacked by cloaked assassins wielding lightsabers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJlUK9L1MJM&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 02, 2010, 09:03:29 AM
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Quin only had eyes for his girl Khaleen

Ah... Khaleen.... - Hot and Purple (well sorta purple).

I just realized why I like Ayla so much - She's hot and Blue.

I also like that Green Chick from Star Trek; (that tried to seduce Kirk)

[This is starting to scare me.... I think I have some sort of weird Crayola-fetish going on]

Either way, that clip of Dooku looked awesome - some nice sword-play.
But, I have one question:
If you're going to shoot someone in the neck with a poison dart; why not just put some real poison in the dart?
(i.e. You are succesfully able to get the drop on Dooku; and, actually able to stick him with a force-fueled blowgun - why not put some hardcore kill-juice in there? As it is, it looks like all it did was give him a slight headache)

Somebody, might've all ready posted this - but another vid on that same page - has Commandos that look just like Delta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFUhv_Zv_zw&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFUhv_Zv_zw&NR=1)
It's titled, "Republic Commandos introduced in Clone Wars - Clone Wars clip from CV panel "

Can this be true?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 02, 2010, 09:20:49 AM
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Somebody, might've all ready posted this  ... Delta

-I just came found the whole other thread about this.- Sorry, about the dupe.

I cannot wait for Season III   - 16 more days!!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 02, 2010, 05:44:22 PM
Well, they might have put something serious in that thing, Dooku managed to fight off Karatos Plague with the Force, so he's fairly good at surviving that kind of thing...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 02, 2010, 05:48:58 PM
Well, they might have put something serious in that thing, Dooku managed to fight off Karatos Plague with the Force, so he's fairly good at surviving that kind of thing...

Yeah, especially since he reacted immedietly after the poision entered his system.

What they should have done was just slashed him with a saber then and there, or a vibroblade, since they had the drop on him. Leave nothing to chance. Cut off his head, cut out his heart, and be done with the shabuir.

Whoever those assassin's were, they were pretty pathetic...First they were unable to kill a sleeping enemy. Then, three or four of them, all cloaked, were unable to defeat this one enemy.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Drake Vhett on September 02, 2010, 05:53:23 PM
Stormtrooper effect.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 02, 2010, 05:56:48 PM
Yup. Don't you just hate it? :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 03, 2010, 09:49:21 AM
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Leave nothing to chance. Cut off his head, cut out his heart, and be done with the shabuir.

Oya !

-Kinda like how Anakin slotted him in RotS
(I have to confess I kind of felt bad for Dooku - when he saw that Palpsie was replacing him)

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 09, 2010, 09:19:05 PM
Or maybe Dooku is just a superior fighter. Hmmm?

Oh and the first two episodes of Season 3 are titled; Clone Cadets (Which follows the story of the clones of rookies before being deployed on Rishi) and ARC Troopers (which focuses on the new battle on Kamino.)

Oh and here's some previews.

Clone Cadets: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid57946741001?bctid=604504935001

ARC Troopers: http://whosnews.usaweekend.com/2010/09/star-wars-the-clone-wars-mixes-old-and-new-in-its-third-season/  (Video is found farther down in the article)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on September 10, 2010, 11:39:29 AM
Those look good. Hopefully we'll get some good Clone action like in the old series.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 13, 2010, 09:22:27 AM
4 more days !!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 14, 2010, 09:55:21 PM
New preview for ARC troopers.

Also that old lookin' clone is 99. A reject clone because of a screw-up during his growth, that's why he's kinda deformed. He serves as a janitor in the Kamino facilities.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiei-io66PI&feature=player_embedded&safe_search=on
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 15, 2010, 09:46:51 AM
Does anybody else see yet another divergence between TCW and EU?

KT's "reject clones" were the Null-Arcs - the baddest shebse in the galaxy

GL's "reject clone" is a kriffin janitor that looks Quasi-freaking-moto !

And, was that cadet Boba with a fresh haircut?  I'm glad to see he's out of the brig.
-Maybe he's working off demerits by helping "99" clean the 'freshers.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 15, 2010, 03:12:18 PM
What are you expecting? Genetic aberrations aren't predictable, that's why they're called aberrations!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 15, 2010, 07:09:36 PM
There's a difference between mental screw-ups like the Nulls, and severe physical deformities like 99.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 16, 2010, 07:53:52 AM
No doubt, (i.e. you're both right). - As with anything, there will always be variation. Sometimes, it can be positive and sometimes negative.

I just think it is interesting to note that in our first look that GL gives us into the idea Kaminoan cloning technology may be imperfect, the resultant aberration(s) are accepted / accomodated.
As opposed to KT's vision, where the passionless and perfectionist Kaminoans would have deemed these variants as unworthy and their lives forfeit - were it not for Kal and Jengo saving them.

What I want to know is - who saved 99 from being put down when it was discovered that he was a variant that deviated too far outside "normal" specs.?.

"What hump?"
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dXvGSWAPHOE/SuwtMxPRQkI/AAAAAAAABGU/1VUp7xuURSk/s320/YoungFrankenstein-Igor.jpg)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 16, 2010, 04:23:04 PM
My thoughts exactly, Fenn!  Another example of how big the gap really is between Lucas and his stuff, and the fans and their EU stuff. If they had any idea of previous EU cannon, this '99' would have been put down right after decanting.

The Nulls were only saved from termination because they could actually perform soldierly duties, better than anyone else. They were only going to be put down in the first place because basically, the Aiwha-bait were scared of them.

This guy, however...there's just no reason for the Kaminoans to keep him alive. We already know they are cruel,  heartless bastards towards the kids. If this clone couldn't even perform his duties, he would have been killed. They have droids to clean the latrines.

(BTW, I love that pic :P )
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on September 16, 2010, 10:34:49 PM
I'm with Ordo. But, with CW, you have to take a lot of things with a grain of salt if you want to continue believing the EU.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 17, 2010, 11:31:39 AM
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you have to take a lot of things with a grain of salt if you want to continue believing the EU.
That is the truth, Ruth (er... I mean Rune).

Tonight's the night, people.

I want VCRs set and/or shebse in place on or before the appropriate start-time.
(In NY, I think the fun starts tonight at nine)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 17, 2010, 12:32:08 PM
1900 hours over here in the mountains...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 17, 2010, 11:42:31 PM
SO WHAT DID YOU GUYS THINK OF THE EPISODE.

I squealed about 10,000 times, mostly over Echo. He's mine. He just doesn't know it yet.

Random thoughts:
-Do the guys know that "matinence" is a euphemism for "death"?
-What the hell is up with the showy "graduation" thing? Is that something Shaak Ti implemented to make them feel good about themselves?
-Am I the only one who thought "CAT FIGHT" when Asajj and Grevious shared screen time? (Or when Anakin and her were fighting...)
-Why did they kill Cutup?! He kicked SHEBS!!!
-To be honest, if Ninety-Nine wasn't so sad he would be a bit annoying. But...dammit, I can't help it! I feel so bad for him! D: (Also, I was under the impression that he'd been bred for matinence, but I'm probably wrong...hey, maybe the Jedi came around and the Kaminoans were like, "Crap, we can't keep offing clones while they're around. Um, um...make him clean the floors and stuff!")

To conclude...the next episode makes me want to hunt down the CW people and shoot them in the face. Why. Just...WHY. (For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, it starts with a J and was only funny when you were eight.)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on September 17, 2010, 11:51:38 PM
-Why the HECK is Kamino sunny!?!?



-So we know there are going to be a different side of the Mandos show this season, we know that Commandos are going to be shown this season, and in this season it has been shown that bounty Hunters are training Sargents.... COULD THAT MEAN SKIRATA COULD BE IN SEASON THREE?!?!?!?!!!!!1  :D :D :D :D
 *Prays*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 18, 2010, 12:12:36 AM
-Why the HECK is Kamino sunny!?!?
-So we know there are going to be a different side of the Mandos show this season, we know that Commandos are going to be shown this season, and in this season it has been shown that bounty Hunters are training Sargents.... COULD THAT MEAN SKIRATA COULD BE IN SEASON THREE?!?!?!?!!!!!1  :D :D :D :D
 *Prays*

I THOUGHT THE SAME THING. I was like...wait...Kamino has a sun?!

Also, Skirata in the clone wars would be badshebs.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on September 18, 2010, 12:36:56 AM
Wait, so who were the ARCs from "ARC Troopers"?  Fordo?  Alpha?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 18, 2010, 01:30:56 AM
Wait, so who were the ARCs from "ARC Troopers"?  Fordo?  Alpha?

Fives and Echo got promoted. I don't know either, just go with it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 18, 2010, 02:02:42 PM
Both Clone Cadets and ARC troopers were fantastic episodes. I absolutely loved every minute of them.

Oh and the ARC with the skull painted on his helmet is Commander Colt. As for the others, I don't know...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 19, 2010, 11:55:33 AM
Hey guys, look...deleted scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djohfidj0Iw

Warning: This will either freak you out or really make you mad.

[spoiler]Why'd they delete that? Were they afraid of freaking out all three kids who were up at 9:30 watching this? Did they really need to shave five seconds off the episode? What? I mean, sure I wanted to punch Ventress, but she needs scenes like that! SHE'S EVIL.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 19, 2010, 07:08:34 PM
I liked it for the most part, I'd say the stupidest thing was the huge numbers of squid ships... does anyone have even the slightest idea how hard it would be to maintain those?

Oh, and Mereel? If they do put Skirata in TCW, is there a way to keep people from complaining about how he's been screwed up?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 19, 2010, 10:01:19 PM
Yeah, it's called not putting him in there, because: (http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a409/CertifiedTroll/god-haters-gonna-hate-eagle.jpg)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 20, 2010, 09:29:49 AM
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Warning: This will either freak you out or really make you mad.

Holy Osik ! - That freaked me out. She is evil.

She slotted Cmdr Colt, (I think it was Colt), the same way; only w/out the goodbye-kiss
[Man! I'm still a little freaked by that clip]

All in all, I loved both episodes.
I loved the bounty-hunting training sergeants. Granted it wasn't Kal & Vau; but it was still pretty cool.
(Until  Brik opened his mouth and showed what a dikut he was - He sounded like Niedermeyer, from Animal House)
- "You're all worthless and weak !"
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_u_tVuM8j-08/S5QmZ8S-2AI/AAAAAAAAAPU/Mhg4BNAAlEQ/s1600/neidermeyer.jpeg)

I guess like everything else the Cuy'val Dar is on a continium. On one end of the spectrum you have Kal, Vau, and Mij; and, on the other you guys like Dred Priest and Brik.

Besides, does anybody know the timeline here. I think its quite possible by this time; Kal and Vau were no longer on Kamino.
I'm pretty sure it was shortly after Geonosis that they, (at least Kal), were working for Zey in ARCA barracks.


Was anyone else grooving on Shak Ti's voice?
And, I liked how she and Lama Su were hinting around the idea of, "putting down the rejects"
I bet Screech is right; that it wasn't until the Jedi began supervising operations that they stopped euthanizing the defects

And, I loved her fight scenes - force throwing the Aqua droids around, etc.

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Wait, so who were the ARCs from "ARC Troopers"? 

It is funny, (sad really), that there such little air-time devoted to ARC Troopers, in an episode of that name.
But, this seems to be a continuing complaint about TCW.
(So, few bounty hunters in "Season II, The Bounty Hunters"; so few clones in "The Clone Wars"; etc.)
I figure they do what they can. And I have faith, that their good stuff will outweigh their bad.

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does anyone have even the slightest idea how hard it would be to maintain those?
-Not to mention, construct them underwater from debris raining down from a high-altitude space battle

I guess that when Grievious and Ventress are not cat-fighting they can apparently be tactial and astro-physical geniuses that can plan which parts of their transports will break off and fall (and sink) exactly where needed to be reconstructed into working "Squid Ships" (They must've had Wat Tambor doing the heavy duty slide-rule caclulations)
-I can't help but think of a thousand variables, [well one anyway], that would've ruined their entire plan.

And, did anybody notice that one minute Grevious was on the bridge of one the capital ships in space; then he shows up in Tipioca popping out of squid-ship that was built by Ventriss's crew on the sea bottom.
How did he pull that off - he must be a genius.

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-Why the HECK is Kamino sunny!?!?
That was funny too. I guess it's like the "Desert World" scenario; i.e. it doesn't always rain on Kamino.

I did read some story on-line whare Filoni was saying the battle(s) in the rain were the absolute toughest things to animate.
I guess, they sacrificed some driving rain for some hard-core blaster battles and explsions, etc.

I loved that scene where the scout trooper shot the rocket launcher at the squid ship.
I loved the scenes of troopers running across the decks and ramps of Tipioca. (- it looked so much like the Battlefront game)

There was another shot of the huge tower of "clone-embryos" collapsing and coming apart; which I think was a little homage to that comic w/ Alpha and the first battle of Kamino.

And, who didn't almost cry when 99 bought it?

I loved the brief return of Hevy and his character development.

As, I said the good far outweighs the bad.

-Can't wait for next week
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 20, 2010, 10:21:50 AM
Holy Osik ! - That freaked me out. She is evil.

She slotted Cmdr Colt, (I think it was Colt), the same way; only w/out the goodbye-kiss
[Man! I'm still a little freaked by that clip]

I know! I was simultaneously angry and freaked out. Or, as the friend who sent me that clip put it, "NECROPHILIAAAAAA". xD

There was another shot of the huge tower of "clone-embryos" collapsing and coming apart; which I think was a little homage to that comic w/ Alpha and the first battle of Kamino.

And, who didn't almost cry when 99 bought it?

I wasn't thinking about homage to Alpha, actually...I was more focused on wanting to kill the shabuire who killed all those babies...but I get mad at the Seps easily, so ignore me. And I was very, very sad when 99 got shot.  :-( He only wanted to prove himself! *sob*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 20, 2010, 08:31:22 PM
Hey, Fenn, thanks for pointing out that Kal and Vau were off Kamino by then. I'd forgotten... in fact, I think you plugged the holes in the plot entirely...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 21, 2010, 08:15:08 AM
-No problemo.
I guess after Jengo died, and the real Mandos left Kamino, good training sergeants were hard to find.
(Especially, when they learned they'd be working for the jettise).

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but I get mad at the Seps easily
-Roger, Roger (same here)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: A-77 Commander Fordo'Ad on September 22, 2010, 01:49:12 AM
Wow, just saw the first two new episodes, from what I've seen, Lucas Animation has grown alot. The Battles shown look stunning, 10 times better than in Season 1 and twice as good as Season 2. Looks like we're in for a good Season.

I'm still pretty thrown off by how they keep messing with the cannon though. And the promotion to ARC trooper was irksome. Anyone else notice how those two troopers also disobeyed orders by abandoning their position guarding the bridge?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 22, 2010, 08:49:31 AM
I thoughth animation looked really good, too.

There was a scene with Anakin's face in a snarl; and he looked like he was working a 5 o'clock shadow. - It looked reallly detailed.
Like you said, it has grown a lot.

I also loved the explosions; (I always love the explosions); and, the underwater arc-welding, and the lightsaber battles, (incl. the "Grievous's windmill" (that looked pretty cool))

I was also bothered by the whole "promotion" business also.

In my cheap attempt at a ret-con, I am attributing it to the lack of raw Jengo genes that Lama Su was crying about.
Maybe Kamino cannot genetically produce ARCs anymore. Now, they have to be trained; (like an elite OCS, or SF unit)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on September 22, 2010, 10:16:58 AM


I guess like everything else the Cuy'val Dar is on a continium. On one end of the spectrum you have Kal, Vau, and Mij; and, on the other you guys like Dred Priest and Brik.

Besides, does anybody know the timeline here. I think its quite possible by this time; Kal and Vau were no longer on Kamino.
I'm pretty sure it was shortly after Geonosis that they, (at least Kal), were working for Zey in ARCA barracks.
You have to remember too that we were looking at non Commando training, so it wouldn't be Mandos anyways
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 22, 2010, 10:32:13 AM
That's a very good point.
Normal troopers probably did not have Mando training sergeants.

Besides there's not enough Beskar in all of Mandolore to make a buyce big enough for his head
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100915160415/starwars/images/9/94/Bric-CC.jpg)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on September 22, 2010, 01:27:01 PM
Bleagh. I like it when they stick to mindless action sequences of awesomeness, but when they try to work in some 'aww' parts or plot building stuff for nine-year olds. Both episodes were good except when they tried to do either of those two things. Bleagh.

EDIT: [spoiler]Although when 99 died I felt sad. Even though he actually would've been put down right out of the gestation bubble.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 22, 2010, 03:21:53 PM
I think Fenn's point on that makes sense, the Jedi might do something about the random culling...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 23, 2010, 02:23:17 PM
It wasn't random culling, though. It was any trooper who didn't meet a set of standards in any way. That way they would have as close to a perfect army as possible.

Furthermore, '99' was old enough that he would have been decanted before the Jedi even knew about the Clone Army. Once again, Lucas has failed its Canon-Quiz.

1. You cannot get 'promoted' to an ARC trooper! You are either born one, or you aren't. End of story. No middle ground.
2. '99' would not exist. He would have been killed before he was at most a couple days old. Probably closer to a couple hours old.
3. The infantry trooper's did not have training sergeants. They were flash-trained and instructed by the aiwha bait.

What bothered me the most in both episodes was what they did with the ARCs. I feared the moment I saw them in the previews that LA was gonna pull it's usual crap and screw the characters. But I tried to have faith. How could you ruin such Bad-a$$ characters? Once again, my faith was misplaced. They made the ARC troopers look pathetic in their battles! For example, when one of them was fighting in that hangar and he gets shot while he's talking to 99. That is complete bantha fodder. One ARC trooper could have defended that hangar by himself.

When Ventress slots the other one, that was more believable. He couldn't do much against her if she got the drop on him. However, before she arrived, there were maybe 5 or six droids in that corridor firing at him and the regular troopers. Once again, he could have slotted them all in seconds by himself.

Not to mention the whole 'getting promoted to ARC troopers' bull, which made the ARC's themselves look even worse. That Citadel course they had to run over and over, that's the kind of course that ONE ARC would get tested on. Remember, real ARC's are supposed to be the equivalent of 100 infantry. And Domino squad was like five or six meat-canners.

All in all, if you try and forget that Colt and the other two were called ARC troopers, and try to ignore that Domino squad kept saying they were training to be ARC's, it was enjoyable. Although that seems like too much to just wave off. This series continually asks you to either forget everything you've known and loved, or ignore the new crap they're throwing out. And I'm finding it increasingly difficult to ignore their bull.

The animation has gotten better. The fight scenes are much less clunky and more enjoyable. IMO, the best part out of both the episodes was when the Scout trooper fires the PLEX missle. That was awesome to watch.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 23, 2010, 04:50:20 PM
Eh, I'm just used to the ARC related BS. I survived "The Cestus Deception", and believe me, that was FULL of clone-in-general related osik. Why did i buy that book?!

Anyway, tomorrow's ep should be...er...fun? *cough*JarJarBinks*cough*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 23, 2010, 06:11:26 PM
I'm not watching it. Wake me up when it's over.

And for the love of Manda, at least be thankful ARCs were shown. Doesn't matter whether they screwed them up, they're there. People will see them. And when Delta Squad gets shown, people will see them. That's all the show's about, and it's darn good in that context.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 23, 2010, 09:06:46 PM
Thanks for the positive opinion!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on September 23, 2010, 09:50:52 PM
And for the love of Manda, at least be thankful ARCs were shown. Doesn't matter whether they screwed them up, they're there. People will see them. And when Delta Squad gets shown, people will see them. That's all the show's about, and it's darn good in that context.

Ky'ram...what?  "Doesn't matter whether they screwed them up, they're there."  No offense, brother, but that's kind of stupid.  If they're not themselves, the way they are supposed to be in the heart and soul of the character, then it isn't them.  It becomes a cheapened name reference only, to cash in on the popularity of a well-known character while at the same time defiling what it is that makes them interesting in the first place.

On the other hand, consider the time frame of the episodes.  What we are most likely seeing is an element of the ARC training program initiated by ARC trooper Alpha-17—or "Alpha"—from which Cody, Gree, Bly, and (as it's inferred) Rex are graduates of.  Originally stated to be only for commanders, it's not too much of a stretch to believe that the program could be adapted to other clone units following the success of the first commander class.  Notice how at no point did they come right out and say that all ARC troopers were trained and selected in this way.  Also, former Cuy'val Dar sergeants were brought on to train these new generation ARCs as stated in the Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic with Cort Davin bestowing traits of the Journeyman Protectors on Commander Bacara.  Therefore, the presence of Bric and El-Les are already explained.  As for why is 99 around, as it's been stated before—Jedi.  Since Shaak Ti has apparently been given some type of role as Kamino liaison following the original Battle of Kamino and the first outing of the ARC troopers, it's logical to think that she has been exercising her power either as a General or the Kaminoans' customer in order to cease the culling of defective clones.  And who's to say just how old 99 was?  His elderly appearance could have been attributed to his other genetic defects, or there could have been an unfortunate issue of the clones' accelerated aging thrown into overdrive.

Eh, I'm just used to the ARC related BS. I survived "The Cestus Deception", and believe me, that was FULL of clone-in-general related osik. Why did i buy that book?!

I couldn't agree with you more, Screech.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: A-77 Commander Fordo'Ad on September 24, 2010, 12:26:46 AM
Anyway, tomorrow's ep should be...er...fun? *cough*JarJarBinks*cough*

Rofl, I was watching the trailer and was excited by the massive battles and explosions, and enjoying it all until the narator says Jar-Jar is the only person who can save the day... I mean come on :dead: .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 24, 2010, 12:42:53 AM
Well, osik'yr, I'm watching it anyways. But only because I know there will be at least one clone. They need our support. Especially when they're in an episode with Jar Jar Stinks over here.

Okay, that was a lame joke. I apologize.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 24, 2010, 08:02:34 AM
It becomes a cheapened name reference only, to cash in on the popularity of a well-known character while at the same time defiling what it is that makes them interesting in the first place.

Exactly. Cash cow.

Yeah, my rants get a little nonsensical sometimes...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 24, 2010, 09:34:29 PM
Okay, I watched the new episode...it could've been a lot worse, but...

[spoiler]THEY KILLED THE CAPTAIN GUY HE WAS THE COOLEST CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE EPISODE AND THEY KILLED HIM THOSE SHABUIRE I'LL BEAT THEM TO A PULP[/spoiler]

Okay...sorry...I'm done...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on September 24, 2010, 09:38:21 PM
Oh, by the way... The cool lookin' Jedi's name was Ima-Gun Di. (Say that out loud.)

The admiral was named Dao.

Rearrange those last two letters. (DOA- Dead On Arrival.)

Seriously, Filoni?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 24, 2010, 09:43:55 PM
Cute. I applaud him for that.

And Jar Jar wasn't bad. For once.


In other news...GREEDO!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 24, 2010, 11:50:03 PM
Okay, I watched the new episode...it could've been a lot worse, but...

[spoiler]THEY KILLED THE CAPTAIN GUY HE WAS THE COOLEST CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE EPISODE AND THEY KILLED HIM THOSE SHABUIRE I'LL BEAT THEM TO A PULP[/spoiler]

Okay...sorry...I'm done...


Of course they did. They do that with every awesome non-Jedi character that comes along. They have to so no one looks ever remotely as cool or cooler as the frikkin' Jetti. That's how this series goes.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 25, 2010, 01:53:46 AM
Okay. So. Supply Lines was surprisingly very good! Jar Jar was more tolerable than usual, and some of the scenes on Ryloth were very cool! It gave a good sense of a really desperates situation. And even though we knew it was hopeless for Di from the beginning; they were still able to make Di's last stand extremely awesome! I'm sad he had to die so soon, he was a really cool character!

If LucasAnimation can make an episode with Jar Jar interesting and fun and epic, then I can't wait for the rest of Season 3!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 25, 2010, 07:27:47 AM
Okay. So. Supply Lines was surprisingly very good! Jar Jar was more tolerable than usual, and some of the scenes on Ryloth were very cool! It gave a good sense of a really desperates situation. And even though we knew it was hopeless for Di from the beginning; they were still able to make Di's last stand extremely awesome! I'm sad he had to die so soon, he was a really cool character!

If LucasAnimation can make an episode with Jar Jar interesting and fun and epic, then I can't wait for the rest of Season 3!!!

This. This this this this this this.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 25, 2010, 12:05:20 PM
Of course they did. They do that with every awesome non-Jedi character that comes along. They have to so no one looks ever remotely as cool or cooler as the frikkin' Jetti. That's how this series goes.

True, I guess. At least the jetii died too. I wasn't heartbroken, though. I was too busy mourning the captain.

He'd better get an action figure. That's all I have to say.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 25, 2010, 03:02:41 PM
I can see it now:

Clone Pack 42! Featuring: Random Clone #7, Random Clone #8, and the ultra rare Random Clone #9!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 25, 2010, 10:32:03 PM
Well, they give most of them names now...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on September 25, 2010, 10:54:39 PM
Well, they give most of them names now...

Point remains.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 25, 2010, 11:26:23 PM
This isn't specifically about Season 3, but I thought it was pretty cool!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=100012&ref=listing-page
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 25, 2010, 11:28:57 PM
freaking awesome, more like...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 26, 2010, 04:17:31 PM
This isn't specifically about Season 3, but I thought it was pretty cool!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=100012&ref=listing-page

HOLY CRAP. (And that was one of my fave episodes too!)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 26, 2010, 04:32:14 PM
Okay, guys...yesterday I came to a horrifying realization...

Think hard about the blue-skinned senator dude that's going to be in next week's ep. REALLY hard. Don't recognize him? Well, I did. It took me a second, but I did.

[spoiler](http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070417180360/starwars/images/thumb/f/ff/Baron_Papanoida.jpg/412px-Baron_Papanoida.jpg)

(%&*ING BLUE-SKINNED GEORGE LUCAS.[/spoiler]

And if you don't believe me, here's the wookiepedia article that confirmed by suspicions and nearly gave me a rage-induced aneurysm: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Papanoida And I bet you guys ANYthing he does voice-over work.

ARGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 26, 2010, 04:40:51 PM
Ew.

Haha, but anyways, next week's episode actually looks fairly interesting, despite the guest appearance.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 26, 2010, 07:23:29 PM
Yeah, I recognized him... I wouldn't mind if he did the voiceover work, and maybe I can convince pessimists that it'll distract him from everything else he might meddle in...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on September 26, 2010, 08:11:10 PM
Valid voint, Vlet, but I'm feeling glass-half-shabla empty right now. I sense a vanity trip. Friggin' shabuir.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on September 27, 2010, 09:23:24 AM
Hmm. I wonder if he kills any clones personally, or if he lets his minions do it in the episode.

Also, If they give him an aide named Phi-Lohnee I'm going to blow a blood vessel.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 27, 2010, 09:54:08 AM
How funny would it be; if Filoni portrays the blue dude as a complete hump, and a tryannical boss. Who then, somewhere in there, rants at and fires 'Phi-Lohnee"  (I can't imagine that its true; but, it might funny for a lark).

In other news, I'm with H-Bomb and Ky'ram - I loved Supply Lines.
Jar jar, and his plate-gag, was surprisingly tolerable.
The Toydrians were not half as annoying as Watto was.
(And they turned out to be be surprisingly cool allies).

I absolutely loved Capt. Keeli. He is definitely a graduate from the School-of-Rex.
It was very sad to see him go; especially after he regained his feet and said his piece to Di.
But, I did love his and Di's last stand.
Di was his game at the end there. -Slicing and dicing droids, deflecting bolts, spinning like mad. - Like someone said last week, the animation was on fire.)

[I wonder if it turns out the Di and Keeli are the bodies that Delta recovers. On 2nd thought, probably not; that Delta clip seemed to have a little more mystery about it.]

I'm also psyched for some Greedo.

As a side-bar, what was up w/ the announcer saying that schpiel, "That's right, Greedo. We thought you'd like that." - I think they were acknowledging us. (Either that, or I was right a long - Big Brother is watching)

From what little I've seen; it looks like they might be stomping on Greedo's EU back-story, (Imagine that).
 (At least as I recall it from some short-story in Tales from Mos Eisley, I think).
If I remember right, it wasn't all of that to begin with, it was only a short-story, and it was written something like 15 yrs ago - So, I'm not going to get all up in arms about it.

It was pretty cool seeing Bail's ride; and it's role in the Rlyoth Relief Mission.
It was good to see Tantive IV was running blockades and making air-drops long before he gave it to his daughter; (who ultimately gets pulled over and gets the ship impounded by the imperials).
[In a way, Leia was lucky that Alderaan was destroyed; because she was gonna be in some big trouble when Bail found out what happened to his car.]

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If LucasAnimation can make an episode with Jar Jar interesting and fun and epic, then I can't wait for the rest of Season 3!!!

- Same here. I am psyched !

Oh, one more thing.
Was anyone else a little irked at Mace, for not doing more for his Ryloth buddy?
[I'm curious how much "in-universe" time has elapsed; but... Two seasons ago, it was Mace who had his feet on the ground on Ryolth; personally making promises to Cham, in return for allegience.
Then, somewhere in there, he turns the reigns over to Master Di; and then when they're both asking for help - Mace essentially says, "I'll call the senate and see what I can do".

-He should've got in his Delta-7, hyperspaced to Ryloth, HALO-jumped to the surface with a ruck-sack full of Blaster-clips, Bacta cans, and dried nerf-jerky; and, personally sliced or bashed apart every droid that came through that canyon.



Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 27, 2010, 11:38:14 AM
That would have been more Mace-like...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on September 27, 2010, 06:36:48 PM
Oh, one more thing.
Was anyone else a little irked at Mace, for not doing more for his Ryloth buddy?
[I'm curious how much "in-universe" time has elapsed; but... Two seasons ago, it was Mace who had his feet on the ground on Ryolth; personally making promises to Cham, in return for allegience.
Then, somewhere in there, he turns the reigns over to Master Di; and then when they're both asking for help - Mace essentially says, "I'll call the senate and see what I can do".

Actually, Supply lines take place before the Ryloth Trilogy with Mace. The death of Di and Keeli and the rest explains how the Republic lost its initial foothold, and had to call Mace in to help.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 28, 2010, 09:33:13 AM
Thank you, that makes a little more sense now.
(All of these "timeline jumps" are confusing me).

If anyone is interested, I found a thread on force.net that tries to place all TCW episodes on a timeline.
(I found some people's thoughts and rationale pretty interesting - there were a lot of things that I hadn't realized or thought of)

http://boards.theforce.net/live_action_clone_wars_classics/b10467/29754643/p14 (http://boards.theforce.net/live_action_clone_wars_classics/b10467/29754643/p14)

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 03, 2010, 02:16:36 PM
Space-Australian gunfights!

In the end of the previews you see New Mandalorian guards using flamethrowers... can anyone think of a less-pacifistic handheld weapon?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 03, 2010, 02:19:00 PM
A fat man from fallout 3???
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 03, 2010, 02:21:20 PM
Yeah, but that has less of the personal hatered that seems to come with flamethrowers...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 03, 2010, 04:06:57 PM
Maybe...if you incessantly torch someone till there is nothing left O.o
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 03, 2010, 08:52:23 PM
In the end of the previews you see New Mandalorian guards using flamethrowers... can anyone think of a less-pacifistic handheld weapon?

You do not refer to them as "New Mandalorians". You refer to them as "those pansy aruetiise". Or something more insulting if you prefer. Also, yes, there is one. The hippy handgun from the Second Amendment chapter of that Glenn Beck book. It fires pellets of love and happiness and osik. They should be toting those around. THAT would make sense.

Also, why are they putting Mrs. Sexual Tension Padme and that auretyc poser the "Duchess" in an episode together? Why?! Did they think the series needed more estrogen? What?!

(Edited to fix my noob-ish spelling.)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 03, 2010, 10:55:17 PM
*Aruetiise

Well, Padme survives, but the Duchess might end up dead... we never hear from her later, you know... and she doesn't seem the type to shut up for long...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 04, 2010, 08:05:36 AM
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Did they think the series needed more estrogen? What?!
That is pretty funny… I was also kind of wondering about the pairing of those too.

Do you think Padme and Satine will compare Jedi-boyfriend stories?
Padme: Oh, Anakin is so dark and disturbed - but, I know my love save him.
Satine: Eh…Obi-wan is such a pompous arse. I think I’ll dump him; and then emasculate every Mando warrior everywhere.

They had to show those flame-throwers; otherwise, every single viewer would have simultaneously barfed – especially when the announcer said something like, “And, only Padme can save her”
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 04, 2010, 05:03:45 PM
I dont know why I didn't look for this thread as soon as I saw the new season previews but here I am saying I already watched all three and they are still on my DVR. I must say that I was rather irked about the whole clone cadets training to be ARC troopers, for one because i figured they wouldn't train you right off the bat for it... wouldn't you NEED some real combat experience first? Whatever... I also thought Jar Jar wasn't too bad this time. mostly because he didnt talk while he did his plate thing and he sounds like a woman anyway so i cant be too mad at him.  I used to love George Lucas till i got on this site and started reading all the stuff everyone says about how he screws everything that everyone loves for some Jedi crap. We get it.. Jetiise are who you love. I don't know whether he had a hand in bringing back his blue senator but if he didn't then someone over there was really hoping to gain some points with THE MAN
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 04, 2010, 09:44:40 PM
Do you think Padme and Satine will compare Jedi-boyfriend stories?
Padme: Oh, Anakin is so dark and disturbed - but, I know my love save him.
Satine: Eh…Obi-wan is such a pompous arse. I think I’ll dump him; and then emasculate every Mando warrior everywhere.

HAHAHAHAHA that is great. I can totally see that as a conversation, too. Classic.

Also, thanks for the spelling correction, Vlet. :) I NEED TO LEARN TO SPELL MANDO WORDS. Otherwise I look like a noob. ):
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 04, 2010, 09:51:01 PM
I have some a pretty big Mando Dictionary if you would like me to send it to you somehow Screech.

I am getting a little tired of the whole Clones not being in the Clone Wars very much.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 05, 2010, 08:05:16 AM
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I don't know whether he had a hand in bringing back his blue senator but if he didn't then someone over there was really hoping to gain some points with THE MAN
I hope that GL had a hand in it; otherwise it would be the most shameless attempt at brown-nosing ever.

Who knew Lucas was such a bad-shebs with a blaster and Gurkha knife.
He was like a blue James Bond - when he wasn't sweet-talking Jabba, or strong-arming Greedo; he was shooting it out like Wyatt Warp at the OK Corral

All in all, I did like the episode even with and/or because of the homage to George.
It had a lot of nice gun-play. (I was a little irked by the lack of a single clone, save Rex).

Who knew Anakin was such a slacker? "Ah no Snips... you take care of this. Rex and I are going to go knock back a few Correlian Ales"

And, since when was Ahsoka and Blue-Senator Chick such good friends? Were they in Space-Brownies together?

And finally, who puts a statue with frickin' alien blood on it, back on the shelf? - Wouldn't you wipe that gunk off? Or, maybe put in a bag and give to CSF?
-They're going to back to Coruscant in a month; and their apartment is going to smell like Greedo's butt.


Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 05, 2010, 04:31:32 PM
I must say other than the Blue George I think it wasn't too bad other than, like you said, NO CLONES. Such a good clone wars episode.... At least we got to see some Clankers and it wasnt all politicians this time.

I did think the same thing. if it was me I would at least wipe it off....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 05, 2010, 04:37:50 PM
Could be he has a "thing" for alien blood, he sure seems rather psychopathic, what with the wandering straight into Jabba's spot, full of the types who would just love to collect a ransom or bounty on a baron, and simply ask for the guy who kidnapped his daughters...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on October 05, 2010, 05:08:54 PM
And, since when was Ahsoka and Blue-Senator Chick such good friends? Were they in Space-Brownies together?

That snow episode in Season I...or II...>_>
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 05, 2010, 06:12:08 PM
She wasn't there. I think...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on October 05, 2010, 06:21:55 PM
Hm...

No, she was not...

Thanks, Wookieepedia!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 05, 2010, 08:13:34 PM
Wwrraargh!

*Your welcome!*

Snips just has a great personality! Friends with everyone.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 05, 2010, 10:02:29 PM
She annoys me. I refuse to be her friend.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 05, 2010, 10:03:50 PM
Me too...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 05, 2010, 10:24:32 PM
She ain't so bad...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 05, 2010, 11:57:04 PM
She has cute eyes?

 I vote that next time we see some real clone action
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 06, 2010, 12:03:44 AM
No, I wouldn't go as far as to start mackin' on a fictional computer generated character, but I don't think she deserves all the hate she's getting...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 06, 2010, 12:18:01 AM
No hate...she's just annoying most of the time.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 06, 2010, 12:55:59 AM
No, I wouldn't go as far as to start mackin' on a fictional computer generated character, but I don't think she deserves all the hate she's getting...

And God knows that TCW gives us plenty of other crap to hate on.

No hate...she's just annoying most of the time.

Touche
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 06, 2010, 04:34:26 AM
Whoa whoa whoa! No mackin... She has like puppy dog eyes. not cute girl eyes. Like you could never kill her if she looks at you all sad... She's probably stabbed in the back or something.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 06, 2010, 04:38:36 AM
I find it disappointing how fast they make the white job Clones fall in combat. I would expect such from a Storm Trooper but I must say Clones were trained better... Like they stand out in the open and take one shot to the arm and they're out. I mean... what is the armor for anyway? And why don't try to kill some droids before they die.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 06, 2010, 02:37:01 PM
Right there with you, Grunt. That's the biggest beef I have with this show (aside from the Pansy-mandos). The troopers are worse than droids. It takes a Jedi to kill any more than two droids. The only competent clones on the show are the commanders and Rex. That's what the troopers should be like, and Rex and his ilk should be utterly bad-shebs. Not this 'Look sir, Droi-pewpew-ARGH!' osik.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 06, 2010, 07:28:13 PM
Right there with you, Grunt.

  'Look sir, Droi-pewpew-ARGH!'

osik

Thanks. You make a good point also... Osik

Maybe, just maybe. they kill them all quick because they have to move the show on faster and an epic fire fight where the Clones win would make it so the Jedi weren't even needed. There should be more droids too, so that the clones can kill more of them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 07, 2010, 08:18:52 AM
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'Look sir, Droi-pewpew-ARGH!' osik.
That is pretty funny; because, it does seem to happen like that all too often.
I don't like seeing all those clones "buying it" in such great numbers, either.
Especially when it someone that we learn a little bit about and I really start to dig, (e.g. Keeli, Hevy, Ponds - the list is practically endless).

One thing, I don't necessairly agree with is that clones were trained better than stormtroopers.
I think it might be the opposite.
Normal trooper clones were, I believe, entirely "flash-trained"; and, then thrown into the arena like Domino squad was - where the only guy "training" them is a back-stabbing dikut like Bric.
(I pretty sure that only commandos were trained by Mandos; and only the ARCs were trained by Jengo - every other trooper was basically watching the "How-to" channel on TV).

In a couple of different books, I've read how stringent and exacting Stormtrooper training was. There was some training citadel on Carida that supposedly turned out the best. Stormtroopers were considered elite special forces compared to the rest of the normal green/black uniform corps
[Obviously, this ignores the complete failure units like those that were bested and overrun by teddy bears; and those "sharp-shooters" that couldn't hit the broadside of a barn while shooting it out with Han and Co. in Hangar 17.  (- But those guys had to go for the sake of story-telling)]

Besides, Kamino had only ten years to grow and "flash" batches of clones that had to be taught everything from holding a spoon to holding a rifle.

The Empire had 20+ yrs, and a cadre of experienced veterans, to train and devlop the most feared military force that galaxy had not seen until the Vong invasion.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 07, 2010, 10:06:25 AM
One thing, I don't necessairly agree with is that clones were trained better than stormtroopers.
I think it might be the opposite.
Normal trooper clones were, I believe, entirely "flash-trained"; and, then thrown into the arena like Domino squad was - where the only guy "training" them is a back-stabbing dikut like Bric.
(I pretty sure that only commandos were trained by Mandos; and only the ARCs were trained by Jengo - every other trooper was basically watching the "How-to" channel on TV).

Not quite. You're leaving out all the grueling drills like from The Cestus Deception, and ordinary troopers wouldn't have non-clone sergeants at all. So, no backstabbing di'kut, the 'How-To' channel is trying to kill you, and it goes on for ten years. I think that that's a little bit of a better picture. Besides, do you think that the empire would take ten years to train its elite troops?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 07, 2010, 01:44:48 PM
Also, the Empire's Stormtroopers were cloned by different sources, who were obviously much worse quality (This is stressed in KT's O66) than the Kamino clones. It wasn't just their training (which wasn't as good, or as long), but also their genes and make-up.  The actual cloning process wasn't done as well, and therefore they weren't as good. I.E, not being able to hit the broadside of a barn with a machine gun.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 07, 2010, 02:24:24 PM
Also, the Empire's Stormtroopers were cloned by different sources, who were obviously much worse quality (This is stressed in KT's O66) than the Kamino clones. It wasn't just their training (which wasn't as good, or as long), but also their genes and make-up.  The actual cloning process wasn't done as well, and therefore they weren't as good. I.E, not being able to hit the broadside of a barn with a machine gun.

This is something that the dude talking in Battlefront 2 says. He complains how "the new guys," never fit in with the older clones who were still in the 501st.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 07, 2010, 03:46:27 PM
Not all of the stormtroopers were cloned, just the first waves.

Also, remember that they're only inaccurate facing heroes. Look at them storming the Tantive IV: two or three dead stormtroopers vs. a hallway of rebels, fighting in relatively entrenched positions.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 07, 2010, 04:51:09 PM
I'm not saying they're lousy, they're elite troops. But Kamino Clone infantry were better than they are. So I'm disappointed in Lucas/Filoni's portrayal of them as cannon fodder.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 07, 2010, 08:11:43 PM
Yeah but look at the osik Stormtroopers who got destroyed by a small force of rebels and some little primitive Ewoks. What was their story? they were an entire legion of the Emperor's "finest" if i recall correctly
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 07, 2010, 08:32:58 PM
I regard EU as more canon than the movies. The movies can be very misleading.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 08, 2010, 12:53:20 AM
Also, the Empire's Stormtroopers were cloned by different sources, who were obviously much worse quality (This is stressed in KT's O66) than the Kamino clones. It wasn't just their training (which wasn't as good, or as long), but also their genes and make-up.  The actual cloning process wasn't done as well, and therefore they weren't as good. I.E, not being able to hit the broadside of a barn with a machine gun.

Remember the new guy (who's name escapes me) that joins Darman and Niner's group to fill Bry's place. He was a Spaarti clone and flash trained and everything. He was "one of the new guys" but he was deadly. The newer clones had less training but they absorbed much more much quicker.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 08, 2010, 01:55:04 AM
Haven't read ImpCom yet bro. And I have no idea who Spaarti is. The only other group I know of who did clones after Kamino was Archanian Micro, and their clones sucked :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Drake Vhett on October 08, 2010, 02:00:59 AM
Been a long time since I read ImpCom, but I believe that Spaarti clones were grown on a moon-thingy of Cor Imperial City.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 08, 2010, 08:58:01 AM
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Spaarti clones were grown on a moon-thingy of Cor Imperial City.
- Centax 2
[I loved those parts of the RC/IC books; Besany and Kal's digging discovered some of Palpsie's high-priced plans]

In one or two of Zahn's Thrawn-books; there was a secret plan to produce stormtrooper clones using Spaarti clone cylinders that were supposedly left over from the clone wars - I love the seemingly rare occasions that little canon tid-bits fit together.

I might be wrong; but, I think Archanian Micro clones were referenced in the Legacy Books, (much later on the timeline) - when Boba was in sore need of a hip replacement and some new genes.

As someone here said it all ready, I think only the initial ranks of stormtroopers and/or IC Commandos were filled with Spaarti clones, (and left over Kamino grads). After that, and the Empire became somewhat established, I get the idea that Imperial Infantry and Navy personnel where filled with fresh face recruits from many a conquered world; and then the battle-tested cream of that crop were hand-picked to train to be part of the elite stormtrooper corps. (Of course there could have still been cloning going on; but, I got the impression that majority of them were strictly human; and in very rare cases some type of Alien - (apparently Palps was not too fond of non-humans)

[It gets tough to reconcile; because, a lot of the later timeline EU stuff about stormtroopers was written 10-20 yrs ago; and, the earlier timeline stuff, like republic and imperial clones were written much more recently.
(That's why I love it when they can get the stuff to fit togther).]

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You're leaving out all the grueling drills like from The Cestus Deception
I haven't read Cestus yet. - My bad.
(I had thought it was only KT's commandos that went through that type of grueling training.)

-But since, I know nothing of cloning or flash-training; I guess I can't really say who would be better.
I'm just making the assumption that a well run and well funded organization like the Empire that enjoys a wealth of experienced veterans and practically limitless resources has the ability to develop, train, and turn out the greatest military and special forces units in the galaxy,  (kind of like the USA).
-But, maybe some aiwha bait pushing buttons and downloading the lattest "bad-shebs" program directly into my brain would make me better.
[It's kind of like when Trinity learns to fly a chopper in the 1st Matrix. Is she now a better pilot than a guy that flew 30 combat missions into (and out of) hot LZs. - Maybe... but only because you can get away with a lot in Sci-Fi]  - It's like what Rex once said, "In my book, experience out ranks everything".

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 08, 2010, 10:58:21 AM
I haven't read Cestus yet. - My bad.

DON'T DO IT. It's bad. It's sooooo bad. D:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 08, 2010, 02:02:18 PM
Been a long time since I read ImpCom, but I believe that Spaarti clones were grown on a moon-thingy of Cor Imperial City.

Oh, right. Duh :P I remember now. For some reason I thought Archanian Micro did the cloning on Centax 2...hm.  Anyway.

You make some good points Fenn. And I've never read anything about Stormtrooper training, so I guess I'll take your word for it. My point is, the overall quality of the non-Kamino clones seemed to be poor. My main witness: In O66, the RC's are doing that raid one some random planet, and one of the clones from Centax-2 is operating a blaster turret, and when the shooting starts, he fires in the completely wrong spot and seems confused.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 08, 2010, 10:42:06 PM
Hey, who else is royally pissed by how Force-awful the new episode was?

You want to know how pissed I am? I'm still trying to recover from the sudden bouts of screaming this episode induced on me.

<rant>
lolwut

You know what? I have just one thing to say to you, Satine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp_IFSBIak4&feature=related

</rant>


You know what I find hilarious? That comment towards the end about how they should send a Jedi because that might be helpful "in more ways than one". Oh, yeah, Satine, I know what you're thinkin'. Let's send Obi-Wan. I bet he'll help you in more ways than one. *eyebrow raise*


Wow those insults were unnecessary. -Anecdote

Edit: Erm, yeah, my apologizes for the somewhat deranged rant. The insults were uncalled for. I was just really freaking mad at the time. Again, sorry, guys. That was completely unbecoming of me. I need to work on self-censoring...and anger issues... *sheepishly slinks to the corner to punish herself by watching the Anakin/Padme scenes in Ep. II*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 09, 2010, 10:57:57 AM
I thought this episode was alright. I'm surprised at how many new character models the development team created for all the Mandalorian citizens!

But it wasn't all that great either. Some of Satine's decisions were kinda... questionable :/  but I did  the 'Police force crackdown' vibe of the episode, and the last action scene was interesting. We saw the New Mandalorian guards using tactics and their little riot shields in cool ways.

As for next week's episode, let's hope Death Watch makes a return! I want to see some Mando-vs-Clone action!

In fact I'd like to see some more action period. This recent bout of political/corruption episodes are getting a bit tiring...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 10, 2010, 04:05:47 AM
I did not find this episode alright. it was freakin lame man. We have had waaay too many stupid little "Let's investigate the murder!!YAY!! ICE CREAM!" crime episodes. There was not a Clone to be seen and I also thought it was completely irrational and intensely idiotic that she BURNED THE WHOLE BUILDING DOWN!! If this was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic that lady would be evil looking with ready clouds of Dark Side surrounding her at the end.

 She overreacted to him denying there being any black market stuff going on down on the docks, I mean... Honestly. Who wouldn't lie a little and try to get out of it? he was gonna go kick some shebs when he got there anyway! And Padme is apparently a sharp shooter... I'm surprised that neither she nor Satine killed those scientists in the end.

Royally Pissed. Force awful.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 10, 2010, 10:30:34 AM
Plus one reputation to the above posters.

I found it absoloutly hilarious when she was threatening people so that they would give her information. What's she planning on doing to them? Suing them? Speaking exceedingly harshly to them? Glaring at them?

Bleagh.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on October 10, 2010, 10:48:30 AM
With regards to the apparent ease with which Clones ( enlisted level) die in the series, I guess I have mixed feelings.
I think the Battle Droids, and particularly the SBD's die too easilY as well. Just exactly what protection does durasteel plate or composite Clone armor actually give? With a tiny number of exceptions where a wounded "favorite" gets hit and triaged, the clone armor seems to offer little or no protection in the movies or animated series. On some level, at least both sides die too easily. Given the amount of plasma in the air, its a wonder every encounter isn't a wholesale slaughter. Think Utah Beach.

Jedi seem to be the exception to the slaughter rule. They deflect or dodge 95% of everything and possess a weapon that can cut through 95% of everything. Cool, but I think we all pine for the "Mando" (read well trained soldier/brothers in arms) like story where men fight, some are wounded, but those that can keep fighting, and this adds to the power and shock value of those moments where a man/soldier/droid is eliminated in an instant by a precise shot or a force multipying weapon like artillery.

I enjoyed  the Domino story arc. (No pun intended) 99 and Heavy were a dip into this Brothers in Arms arena of war. I would have liked to see the details of Heavy's fall though.

I think Asoka has a certain charm.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on October 10, 2010, 02:37:16 PM
I've been away for a couple of weeks and this is the first time I'll make a comment about TCW3:

ARC troopers > OMFG why make random clones ARCs? What the Fierfek! An ARC trooper isn't about rank, it's about genetics, skills and training.

Mandalorians > a sequal of the first episode > they're not even recogniseable anymore! Give us Death Watch or shut the shab up with Mandalorians in TCW.

Jar Jar > .... sigh.....



Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 10, 2010, 06:58:55 PM
I've been away for a couple of weeks and this is the first time I'll make a comment about TCW3:

ARC troopers > OMFG why make random clones ARCs? What the Fierfek! An ARC trooper isn't about rank, it's about genetics, skills and training.

Mandalorians > a sequal of the first episode > they're not even recogniseable anymore! Give us Death Watch or shut the shab up with Mandalorians in TCW.

Jar Jar > .... sigh.....

Love this.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 10, 2010, 07:58:07 PM
I found it absoloutly hilarious when she was threatening people so that they would give her information. What's she planning on doing to them? Suing them? Speaking exceedingly harshly to them? Glaring at them?

She might force them to watch Highlander II...or the prequels...or make them listen to Britany Spears...just saying...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 10, 2010, 09:31:02 PM
Maybe she'll put them in an interrogation  room with Jar Jar and make them sit through it for hours...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 11, 2010, 01:16:13 AM
Maybe she'll put them in an interrogation  room with Jar Jar and make them sit through it for hours...

Holy crap. The only thing worse than that is watching Batman and Robin on repeat.

Ultimate torture: JarJar AND Batman and Robin. I'd talk if they subjected me to THAT kind of torture.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on October 11, 2010, 04:39:40 PM
Here's a link to a website I discoverd a while back, it had come up first try when I typed the phrase "Jar Jar Must Die!"

http://freaky_freya.tripod.com/diejarjar.html

ENJOY
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 11, 2010, 05:39:47 PM
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA XD 

that was awesome
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 12, 2010, 05:11:11 AM
When I was a kid I actually liked Jar Jar. And the first time you watch it he's bearable. But the more you see him the worse he gets. I'm just sick of boring politician episodes of TCW where they magically have the training of an elite soldier.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 12, 2010, 01:28:19 PM
When I was a kid I actually liked Jar Jar. And the first time you watch it he's bearable. But the more you see him the worse he gets. I'm just sick of boring politician episodes of TCW where they magically have the training of an elite soldier.

and the elite soldiers have the training of children.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 12, 2010, 07:25:23 PM
My new tagline? "BURN THIS WAREHOUSE!" What did she do that for? I sense a loosening of her pacifistic theme...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 12, 2010, 08:16:16 PM
My new tagline? "BURN THIS WAREHOUSE!" What did she do that for? I sense a loosening of her pacifistic theme...

=O I think Vlet is on to something. The Mandalorians will be in this war by the end of the season I bet! or something similar... I didn't see a reason other than to destroy evidence of corruption.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 12, 2010, 08:53:56 PM
Burn the evidence, cause secondary fires, threaten the chief of police... I think the Duchess is becoming a little unhinged...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 12, 2010, 09:14:23 PM
Wouldn't you be a little P. O.'d at the current situation?

I think it shows how the state of her planet is changing Satine. She's showing more and more of the traditional Mandalorian stubborness. Maybe this recent character development will flow into a bigger plot where things get out of control and Mandalore joins the war (Like Grunt was saying)

We can only wait and see...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 12, 2010, 10:31:47 PM
Yeah, she might even recant her pacifistic ways... and even sand some of the right angles off her cubetown! (it's such a jarring design...)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 13, 2010, 04:54:10 AM
Wouldn't you be a little P. O.'d at the current situation?

Not enough to lose my common sense and BURN EVIDENCE. She is a fool, Kenobi will never love her.

We can only wait and see...

I can't wait... tell me now H-Bomb. tell me....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on October 13, 2010, 06:39:56 AM
It was a very odd episode.
The warehouse burning was a bit absurd given her "political" position.

I wan't to know why Pacifistic Mandalorian guards carry military grade flame throwers in their support vehicle?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 13, 2010, 09:02:39 AM
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and even sand some of the right angles off her cubetown!
- Hah ! that is funny. (And it is such a jarring design).
I also wouldn't mind seeing her sand down the edges of those crazy helmuts that her body guards wear.
-those things just look silly, if you ask me. They should be called the "bullwinkle-buyce".

I did like the shoot out in the warehouse; and, they way the Satine's boys used their shields. But, other than that; the entire episode was the biggest piece of non-sense I have seen to date.

And, that warehouse burning was ridiculous. I'm convinced Filoni & Co. decided that they had to burn down something; otherwise they'd lose viewers forever.

And, it looks like next week will be even worse - "Tune in next week for even more corruption.... plus Ahsoka !"

I can't wait to see what the pacifists turn their flame throwers on next week.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 13, 2010, 04:49:23 PM
Yeah, one does have to wonder why they have those flamethrowers just sitting around for whatever... and since I'm thinking about it, since when could you not just use water to dilute tea?

Bullwinkle buy'ce... yeah, that's what I'll have to call them from now on!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 13, 2010, 08:19:47 PM
Yeah, one does have to wonder why they have those flamethrowers just sitting around for whatever... and since I'm thinking about it, since when could you not just use water to dilute tea?

Who knows! Maybe it makes it taste the same, and how could that scientist dude NOT get it right. You'd think he would do some tests first and make sure their whole operation wouldn't get blown by a crappy mixture.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 14, 2010, 11:01:23 PM
I'm just saying, plenty of people have managed to peddle shoddy goods without effectively committing an act of terrorism...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 15, 2010, 12:28:57 AM
It's corruption... They are dumb? New episode tomorrow? OR will it just be the same osik with Ahsoka?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 15, 2010, 09:37:16 PM
In today's episode, students learn why not to take on a bunch of guards when they're outnumbered and they aren't the one's with riot shields... and the brand new vending-machine/nesting-doll model of prison is debuted...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 15, 2010, 11:02:14 PM
Yeah, did anything happen in this episode? Was it important to the plot? Was there any point to it whatsoever? I'm confused...

And as for next week...why does everyone have dreams about Padme in danger? Is she just constantly being targeted by someone? :/

BUT the [spoiler]reappearance of Aurra Sing[/spoiler] could mean [spoiler]the reappearance of Boba!!![/spoiler] *squee*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 16, 2010, 03:17:54 AM
First of all I had a terrible day anyway, and then I watched this CRAPPY episode. Osik osik osik. Who cares about kriffing Padme?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 16, 2010, 02:52:57 PM
Anakin? I don't know. I'm really tired of padme episodes. It's the shabla clone wars! MORE CLONES! You can make a different series and call it Romantic Tension and Political Intrigue Wars!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 16, 2010, 03:06:15 PM
I don't see why they put so much romance and political stuff anyway. This show is kind of meant for little kids... are they seriously going to get this stuff?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on October 17, 2010, 02:58:45 AM
You can make a different series and call it Romantic Tension and Political Intrigue Wars!

AGREED. Actually, I think that's Padme's only purpose in this show: to provide unconvincing, awkward, and not-at-all subtle romantic tension. I bet half of the clones who have seen them together know they're an item, and somehow the other Jedi can't figure it out. Which is sad when you think about it...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on October 17, 2010, 07:25:51 AM
It's official: TCW season 3 = FAIL. Let's see if they managed to screw up Delta too.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 17, 2010, 04:06:42 PM
1000 creds say they do.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on October 17, 2010, 08:33:16 PM
Pretty disappointed with the whole "Back to Mandalore" two-parter.
There was so much untapped potential in these episodes, it was actually painful.  Aside from the ridiculousness of Padme being shoehorned into another plot that she had no reason to be involved in, and the unbelievable incompetence of Satine, both episodes suffered from a missed moment of awesome.  Almec (the New Mandalorian Prime Minister) was the central character here.  While I may not like him personally (let's be honest, none of the New Mandos are really all that appealing as characters), Almec was built up in both the original episodes and all of the supplemental material, as a man of moral character who believed that the New Mandalorian way really was the best thing for Mandalore.  He tried to do right for his people...and that was his downfall.
I would have much rather preferred seeing Almec as the man-of-the-people he was created as (instead of watching the resultant character derailment) who turned to the black market trade network when his people were starving and the legal routes failed him.  He never meant for the children to get poisoned, but he's not sorry for breaking the laws if it meant helping his people.  And when he's confronted after the truth exposed, explains his reasoning, leading into a debate of legality vs morality and Republic negligence.  But the writing staff immediately turned him into the typical card-carrying villain instead, because the other guy can never have any redeeming qualities or logic behind their actions.  It's something I miss from the Dark Horse days of the Clone Wars, and like I said, a seriously missed opportunity that was just plain disappointing.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 17, 2010, 09:56:29 PM
I find it odd that Ahsoka finds it odd that Padme's being targeted for assassination... hasn't that been going on for over a decade now?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 18, 2010, 10:39:41 AM
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could you not just use water to dilute tea?
That's pretty funny. - Apparently, the mayor of Cube-town, (PM Almec), charges his black market buddies more for plain water than for highly toxic space-saccarin.

I too was wholly disappointed in the 2-parter Mandalore-arc. It does seem like Padme (and even Ahsoka) is squeezed into stories just for the heck of it.
How did Padme and Satine become such good friends?
Since, when is Ahsoka the premier consultant on corruption?
And possibly the most disappointing thing about last episode was....
[spoiler]Corky.
Corky? -  They named the Mando-kid Corky?
Come on... that's the last straw.

I am convinced GL and TCW are trying to kill any and everything we ever held dear about Mandos and Mandalore
[I honestly think we are being punished for pseudo-siding with KT during her split from SW][/spoiler]

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But the writing staff immediately turned him into the typical card-carrying villain instead,
I also thought that was a little forced. He instantly changed from saying how he was all about putting service to his people above all esle; to threatening to kill Satine and/or torture Mando kids with shock-collars.
Egad, who writes that nonsense?

And, what's with TCW's flagrant prejudice against Gotals? So far, in every scene where one appeared, a Gotal was either a kidnapper, or black-market smuggler - all too eager to shoot it w/ authorities. - It's like the whole Black-exploitation-thing from movies of the 1970s.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 18, 2010, 08:29:13 PM
Pretty disappointed with the whole "Back to Mandalore" two-parter.

They probably just didn't want to put out there good stuff so they could shove a whole bunch of bad squishy in the beginning to take up space and make more money in later seasons? Who knows... other than them, because none of us can figure out any reason to put out boring nonsense episodes, only they know what they are doing.

  And when he's confronted after the truth exposed, explains his reasoning, leading into a debate of legality vs morality and Republic negligence.  But the writing staff immediately turned him into the typical card-carrying villain instead, because the other guy can never have any redeeming qualities or logic behind their actions.  It's something I miss from the Dark Horse days of the Clone Wars, and like I said, a seriously missed opportunity that was just plain disappointing.

That didnt make any sense at all. I was like... this guy seriously just put a shock collar on her? I was completely confused when he just like, snapped, and started trying to kill everyone. If he was smart he would not KILL people, one of them a jedi and one a world leader, the others innocent children.

Want to know why Anakin didn't stay with Snips? Didn't Padme just get on his ship? hmmm... Yuck
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 19, 2010, 05:06:21 PM
Bom chicka wow wowwww
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 19, 2010, 06:34:09 PM
I didnt watch the preview. what's the next episode supposed to poop out?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 20, 2010, 08:23:33 AM
More Ahsoka-loca.

This time she's dreaming of nefarious plots against Padme.
And it looks like she has another showdown with Aurra; which as Screech pointed out might be the only redeeming quality of this week's show.

As far as Snips foreseeing assasination attempts on Padme; I'm w/ Vlet on this one.
Nute Gunray has been trying to kill Padme for over ten since years; (since Anakin was a Huggie-wearing, droid building, pod-racer)
First: (like Vlet said), Why does it now come as such a surprise?
Second: Why hasn't Captain Typho, or Anakin, (or even Jar jar) gone after Gunray for some serious retribution, in the past decade?
[Maybe, they would not have to resort to killing him. They could've just put a scare into him; and, told him to stay away from the Chosen One's girlfriend]
Third: How big a spaz is Gunray that he still hasn't been able to knock-off Padme? (He's had ten yrs ! ) - Put Grievious on it... call Durge... anything ! Just get it done all ready.

On a side note; I always got the impression that when Anakin was having dreams of Padme "dying", (in RotS) it was all Palpatine's handywork, (i.e. doing some force-messing with his Anakin's head).

I guess we can wait and see; but,  I wonder if Ahsoka is truly having visions of the future - or, if it is some dark-side trick that Palps is pulling.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 20, 2010, 03:08:06 PM

As far as Snips foreseeing assasination attempts on Padme; I'm w/ Vlet on this one.
Nute Gunray has been trying to kill Padme for over ten since years; (since Anakin was a Huggie-wearing, droid building, pod-racer)
First: (like Vlet said), Why does it now come as such a surprise?
Second: Why hasn't Captain Typho, or Anakin, (or even Jar jar) gone after Gunray for some serious retribution, in the past decade?


Answer to both your questions: Flannel boy and his dolt-headed teams are too uncreative to come up with a new storyline, so they just keep using the old ones. Because hey, if Lucas used them in the movies, they must be pure gold, right? So lets keep bringing them back into the story. Padme's getting assassinated (oh my!) and Jettise are having dreams about her dying (gasp! thats original!)
 Lucas hasn't come up with an original piece of SW work since RotS. If the people doing storyboards for TCW were smart (which obviously, from their track record, they aren't) they would just bring in some of the really popular EU writers (KT for example) and have them do the storylines for the show. That way no more freaking cannon would get screwed, and everyone would be happy. The 8 year olds would get their show, the older die hard fans like us would get good stories and true-to-book characters and cannon.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 20, 2010, 03:10:13 PM
I might just wait until someone puts up a review on here to tell if I even want to watch it. If it doesn't move the plot forward at all then it's useless to me.... Hey if Palps is trying to get rid of Ahsoka then she'll be gone by the end of the season cause that man doesn't mess around!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on October 21, 2010, 12:38:24 PM
I might just wait until someone puts up a review on here to tell if I even want to watch it. If it doesn't move the plot forward at all then it's useless to me.... Hey if Palps is trying to get rid of Ahsoka then she'll be gone by the end of the season cause that man doesn't mess around!!

Heh, if only. If Palps wanted her out of the way in this series, he would proceed to hire six untrained thugs who would quickly be sent running as they tried to hug her to death one at a time. At first I thought they were doing cool things with Ahsoka, but then when she took down Slave 1 by herself, I got leery. Now every other show has just been Ahsoka the Over-Powered Padawan saves the day! ...again.

I am quite honestly thinking that she will be the one who ends up surviving Order 66. Heck, she'll probably even be the one responsible for the Exhaust Port weakness on the Death Star, too. That's about the only other hotly-contested canon that they haven't taken a det pack to, after all...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on October 21, 2010, 10:12:40 PM
would u put it past them to try?

first the series could be so much better if the writers only had some balls, they are showing clones and others diying in more graphic ways, and while i dont like the clones diying, im all for the show getting a bit more violent, if they put the clones in more as every one else has been saying it would be better for that reason alone, but becase of the times it is on at,  and they must be aiming at mid to late teens thay can put more war into it, not all this political BS and more spec ops, if they devoted a episode to delta that would be win, for ever, but it just keeps going a bit too childish at some points and i am finding it a bit difficult, when on one hand u have troopers being killed quite vioently sometimes and then in other episodes its like scoobydo it just goes frome one extreme to the other, and then u alwas have he who should not be named but i will, jar jar, and is it too much to ask for any one to kill him?, but saying that the charicters i am most looking forward to from the trailers that i have seen are all the cis big hitters, and usualy im in it for the clones, but as long as delta is not wreaked i shal not go on another rant, also as many others ave said earler i cant wait to see what happens to ashoka, she sooooo has to bite it but i rekon they will have her do a clint eastwood and save someone, but actaly die.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on October 23, 2010, 01:29:12 AM
Did somebody say... REVIEW?!

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So far I've reviewed all the latest episodes of Season 3 (save the most recent I just saw last night). I update weekly (And by weekly I mean at least sometime during the week before the next episode comes out, not abiding by any real schedule). Check it out!

(P.S. I can get a little out of hand with bashing, but it's mostly in good fun, so be aware.)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 23, 2010, 01:55:38 AM
I really liked the recent episode. It was exciting, dramatic, and cool! Hopefully things will start mocing forward again! But this was a good break from the recent episodes.

Seeing Alderaan was great! And some of the new musical numbers were fantastic! (Return of "Leia's Theme"?) And it helped tie things together. Aurra was cool and interesting and her voice actor does a GREAT job. One of the better minor character voice actors on the show.

But I do have to say this: The series' chronological order is waaaaaay outta wack. If I understand things correctly, this episode is before Hostage Crisis cuz Ziro is still in jail. But after the Boba trilogy because Ahsoka and Aurra know eachother. :S
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on October 23, 2010, 11:56:43 AM
I dunno, I think the writers forgot they busted Ziro out of jail back in Season 1. I liked the episode well enough, but seeing the Coruscant Guard troopers at the end was a real kick in the balls for me. I was webcamming with a friend of mine at the time, and I completely flipped. I mean, COME ON, they acknowledge that they have these characters present and they DON'T EVEN LET THEM DO THEIR JOB?! (Read my blog, http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/ , for more information on what I'm talking about). What the heck, Clone Wars?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 23, 2010, 02:42:45 PM
Just found this picture... It's of Ahsoka's new look we'll be getting later in Season 3.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/ke9iz9.jpg)

I really like it! It shows how she's matured quite a bit. And plus its a pretty cool design. Head tails got longer too... Plus: no more tube top!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 23, 2010, 05:05:07 PM
Maybe they'll even do away with the miniskirt...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on October 23, 2010, 11:09:57 PM
I dare say she's become rather attractive.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on October 24, 2010, 01:25:25 AM
Keep it in your pants lol
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on October 24, 2010, 05:06:40 AM
on a trailer, video whatever, posted by this guy i saw clone commandos if u find the video go to 1:58 i think if u wait a bit u get a gd veiw infact il make a link[spoiler]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlRijhstX4Q&feature=related[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 24, 2010, 10:03:27 AM
Already been posted in another thread. Check out 'Your Prayers Have Been Answered'.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 25, 2010, 05:57:29 AM
Already been posted in another thread. Check out 'Your Prayers Have Been Answered'.

Psh! Ya fool! Get with the program!

I just watched the new episode cause I have been gone this weekend but it wasn't as terrible as the last few episodes of Burning warehouses and illogical villains.

 
I dare say she's become rather attractive.

Stop before you actually bleed from your mouth.... or fingers... whatever, because I will assassinate you with a virbroblade in the face.

I don't care much for jetiise, cept maybe Windu or Luke, but they REALLY need to make Ahsoka actually learn something from Anakin, they spend more time apart now than they do together. It's like the only time they are together is to say that they are not gonna see each other for another year.

Maybe it's just me...

Still no Clone action. >:/

At least we get Cad Bane in two weeks, he's an interesting character.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 26, 2010, 02:44:54 PM
Quote
The series' chronological order is waaaaaay outta wack.
I was all messed up by that also. (But, they have been jumping all across the timeline this whole season)
[Sidebar: I'm convinced that the one with Jar jar, Bail Organa, and the Toydrians actually took place; before the 1st episode of Season 1 (i.e. "Ambush") - where Yoda went to meet the King of Toydria to get him on our side]

I'm predicting that next week's episode, (where they showed Cad Bane seemingly taking a job from Jabba), is going take place right before the one where he busts Ziro out.
(i.e. Jabba wanted Ziro out; so he can make him pay - Hutt-style).
-This means that Aurra was working w/ Boba and Bossk, (trying to kill Mace); and then working solo, (trying to kill Padme), before she signed up with Bane for the Ziro-job.
[After her first two failures, I'm glad she finally teamed up w/ someone that could get the job done and get paid.
(It was either working Bane; or, going back to Florum to look up her old boyfreind)].
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 26, 2010, 08:27:58 PM
Still no Clone action. >:/

At least we get Cad Bane in two weeks, he's an interesting character.

I want shiny boys! It's not Ahsoka Wars, or Padme Wars, or Cad Bane Wars, it's the freaking Clone Wars! Need more kick-shebs clones!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 26, 2010, 09:13:55 PM
I want shiny boys! It's not Ahsoka Wars, or Padme Wars, or Cad Bane Wars, it's the freaking Clone Wars! Need more kick-shebs clones!

I agree completely! But I'd rather have a bounty hunter than a Jetii named Ahsoka. Maybe they are just trying to make us more attatched to Ahsoka so that when she dies we might be sad
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on October 28, 2010, 12:09:09 PM
That will trigger quite the opposite feeling in me personally, and I'm sure I'm not the only one...

But then, in my opinion, mediocre characters can be redeemed at the last second if they get a seriously epic death.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 28, 2010, 01:33:41 PM
True. But still, too much Ahsoka and too little clones is going to make me bail on the series, not be sad when they kill her off.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 28, 2010, 01:47:25 PM
I almost didn't watch last weeks episode, I'm not going to watch them till I get on here and know what to expect!

I am tired of the boring non-Clone Wars series. One more week right?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on October 28, 2010, 05:56:00 PM
Ehhhhh. Two. The next two episodes are said to be a plot about Ziro and th Hutts. Well at least Hutt clan rivalries are more interesting than the political mumbo-jumbo!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on October 28, 2010, 09:27:59 PM
Sure they would be. If it was a book, or a comic, or a short-story, not in a series called The Clone Wars!

It hit me today that in this season, that title is two different lies in almost as many words.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on October 28, 2010, 10:22:45 PM
As many words. Two lies, two words. I thought you were taking algebra this year?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on October 29, 2010, 12:25:25 AM
At least with this, we're getting some decent bounty hunter action (Cad Bane's dropping back in) and the Hutts aren't known to be preachy.  Not to mention, next week's episode (which is a sequel to "Hostage Crisis", after last week and this week's prequels) will bring Quinlan Vos into the series.  So as far as I'm concerned, that's a +3.

And yeah, while I'd like to get some more actual battles (Dave Filoni promised on his Facebook page that there would be more big-battle/action episodes coming up) it's kinda cool to see some of the back-alley type of stuff, too. As long as it's plausible (no more "Burn that warehouse full of incredibly useful evidence!"), has something interesting ("Anybody else feel like contemplating our navels over our political place in the galaxy?"), and doesn't screw up more favorite characters ("My name is Quinlan Vos and I'm a friend to all clones."), then I'm down for it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on October 29, 2010, 02:15:18 PM
Quote
"My name is Quinlan Vos and I'm a friend to all clones."
lol. if he does then hes screwed up the whole shabla series
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on October 29, 2010, 11:29:47 PM
lol. if he does then hes screwed up the whole shabla series
lolz  Truth, dude.
I like Vos.  I didn't like his dislike of the clones, but that was part of his character.  I don't want them screwing with that, I don't want him preaching to anybody about the dangers of love/attachment, I don't want them messing with his relationship with Aayla.  He's a prepackaged pile of awesome, so there's really no need to mess with anything.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 30, 2010, 03:07:12 AM
Which means they automatically will :P lolz
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on October 30, 2010, 11:28:00 PM
Which means they automatically will :P lolz
*sigh*
Wouldn't doubt it... :bored:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 01, 2010, 11:24:49 AM
Between
Quote
He's a prepackaged pile of awesome
And,
Quote
Hutts aren't known to be preachy
Mia is cracking me up over here.

I too am looking forward to the return of Cad Bane.
Although, I don't understand the whole "torturing a droid thing".  Am I supposed to believe that C3PO is actually feeling pain and he'll somehow crack under pressure.

If the Blue Lucas has a GFFA- PDA that can tap into a galaxy-wide database and pull up Greedo's file, in a matter of seconds; couldn't Bane jack into 3PO's USB port, or something - and download everything he wants.
(Even if the Chosen One installed a Checkpoint firewall in 3PO's head; I'm sure it wouldn't be something that one of Jabba's better slicers couldn't handle).

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 01, 2010, 12:19:52 PM
I doubt it would be much good bringing that up. GL is the undisputed master of the handwave. A wizard did it, end of story.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 01, 2010, 04:18:02 PM
couldn't Bane jack into 3PO's USB port, or something - and download everything he wants.

LOLOLOL
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 01, 2010, 04:34:21 PM
I don't think that would work. This is a PG show after all. Maybe they could do it off camara .. .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 01, 2010, 08:12:45 PM
I don't think that would work. This is a PG show after all. Maybe they could do it off camara .. .

I'm not sure what you mean.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 01, 2010, 08:45:03 PM
Gosh children, get your minds out of the gutter! :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 01, 2010, 09:46:53 PM
Some previews for the upcoming episodes:

Evil Plans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2RWfa-4IHY&feature=player_embedded

Hunt for Ziro (Featuring Quinlan Vos!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppVTX-MB8CU&feature=player_embedded

Hmmm... something about Quinlan's voice irritates me. Could be worse, however.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 01, 2010, 09:56:40 PM
Gosh children, get your minds out of the gutter! :P

 I was hoping that wasn't what they meant... Can't we just not think that things are dirty.

I watched the clips... I agreee, his voice is pretty obnoxious.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 01, 2010, 10:17:18 PM
It is only a couple seconds though, so maybe he'll get better. Right now he sounds like the generic 'rad cool dood' that probably flies around the galaxy on a skateboard and probably drinks Go-Gurt while he's at it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 01, 2010, 10:39:23 PM
It is only a couple seconds though, so maybe he'll get better. Right now he sounds like the generic 'rad cool dood' that probably flies around the galaxy on a skateboard and probably drinks Go-Gurt while he's at it.

That's what i thought when he landed all cool like. He probably has a disc man too
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 01, 2010, 11:07:22 PM
Sometimes I scare myself:

Look! His action figure comes with a space surfboard! http://www.rebelscum.com/2010/TCW_Quinlan-Vos2.jpg
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 01, 2010, 11:17:16 PM
Hey just saying, if I were a droid, I would not want to have someone shoving cables into me to access my memories. Too . . . matrix.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 01, 2010, 11:44:24 PM
He looks like Micheal Jackson! He looks like he has a perm!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 02, 2010, 01:19:01 PM
Lol. This is all I can say on this topic.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 02, 2010, 04:00:18 PM
*slaps Rune!* Oh shush shush shush.

  I have come to dread the new episodes coming out.. Because I want them to be good, but past experience has shown they stink...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 02, 2010, 06:19:12 PM
And yet, we'll still watch it.

After all, we all need a laugh during the week, so why not have it be on a subject we all like? XD
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 02, 2010, 07:09:50 PM
And yet, we'll still watch it.

After all, we all need a laugh during the week, so why not have it be on a subject we all like? XD

This wins. Really.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 02, 2010, 08:16:45 PM
I reluctantly agree... It is enjoyable still somehow.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 03, 2010, 02:28:18 PM
I watch it with Jaig just so we can pause and mock it every ten seconds.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 03, 2010, 09:44:33 PM
We really should record one of those sessions sometime...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 03, 2010, 09:52:04 PM
Have your own Episode commentary? That'd be cool.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on November 04, 2010, 12:50:26 AM
Mia is cracking me up over here.
lolz  I do that from time to time. :P

Hunt for Ziro (Featuring Quinlan Vos!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppVTX-MB8CU&feature=player_embedded

Hmmm... something about Quinlan's voice irritates me. Could be worse, however.
Y'know what, I'm just gonna get my nit-picks out there:
1. Not really digging his voice.  I always pictured him having a bit more "growl" to his voice.  But I guess I can't really fault them for not matching him up what I imagined in my head. :P
2. He was friendly with a clone.  They're...doing...it...again....  :grr:  Vos wouldn't have given Cody a second look, and certainly nothing as buddy-buddy as a cheery "You're looking good, Commander!"
3. Why is he calling Obi-Wan "Kenobi"?  They've known each other almost their entire lives, and it wasn't like it was a formal setting or anything.  He calls him "Obi-Wan", and Obi-Wan calls him "Quinlan" or "Quin".
4. I was really liking how they did his clothes right, with it being half Jedi robes and half Kiffu Guardian armor---until I saw the shoulder plate.  It's supposed to be a simple five-point gold star, not some random yellow starburst thing.  Not a big deal, y'know...except that it's his FRIKKIN' FAMILY CREST! (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clan_Vos)  :grr:

*inhale/exhale*

On the good side, I do like that they seem to have captured his cockiness and the little back and forth going on between him and Obi-Wan was very true to character between them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 04, 2010, 01:27:06 AM
lolz  I do that from time to time. :P
Y'know what, I'm just gonna get my nit-picks out there:
1. Not really digging his voice.  I always pictured him having a bit more "growl" to his voice.  But I guess I can't really fault them for not matching him up what I imagined in my head. :P
2. He was friendly with a clone.  They're...doing...it...again....  :grr:  Vos wouldn't have given Cody a second look, and certainly nothing as buddy-buddy as a cheery "You're looking good, Commander!"
3. Why is he calling Obi-Wan "Kenobi"?  They've known each other almost their entire lives, and it wasn't like it was a formal setting or anything.  He calls him "Obi-Wan", and Obi-Wan calls him "Quinlan" or "Quin".
4. I was really liking how they did his clothes right, with it being half Jedi robes and half Kiffu Guardian armor---until I saw the shoulder plate.  It's supposed to be a simple five-point gold star, not some random yellow starburst thing.  Not a big deal, y'know...except that it's his FRIKKIN' FAMILY CREST! (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clan_Vos)  :grr:

*inhale/exhale*

On the good side, I do like that they seem to have captured his cockiness and the little back and forth going on between him and Obi-Wan was very true to character between them.

YEAH!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 04, 2010, 04:46:48 PM
You know, I never really got the whole "Vos ignores/despises clones" thing, he really was only torked that the officer under his command didn't obey an order...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 04, 2010, 08:25:06 PM
People tend to blow things way out of proportion, to some people the clones wouldn't even be human! They'd kinda be like a droid, same voices, same features mostly, usually covered in their armor...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on November 04, 2010, 11:28:32 PM
You know, I never really got the whole "Vos ignores/despises clones" thing, he really was only torked that the officer under his command didn't obey an order...
Luminara Unduli: "You do not much like clones, do you, Quinlan?"
Vos: "No, I don't.  They lack empathy.  They're living weapons--bred for war alone."

From his own mouth, Vlet.  And even after Bly introduces himself to Vos during a non-confrontational conversation, he still doesn't call him anything but "clone".

But at the same time...
Yeah, Vos is cool.  And the interesting thing is that it's not even somewhat ambiguous that Vos dislikes clones.  But you can also see why he doesn't, too.  Because he spent most of the Clone Wars acting as a spy rather then a battlefront general, he didn't have very many interactions with the clones and when he does, it's with Commanders Bly and Faie.  Bly tries to shoot him when they meet, then does actually shoot him later, though not seriously.  Bly was more or less in the right, but one could see how that might leave some uneasy feelings.  And then there's Faie.  Vos doesn't like Faie, I don't like Faie--hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Faie didn't like Faie. lol  You can easily tell that Vos' opinion that the clones lack empathy came from serving alongside Faie.  The guy wouldn't know empathy if it hit him in the helmet.
And so it adds another layer of depth to the character, in my opinion.  Would he have felt differently toward the clones if he'd been a general from the start, paired with a different commander like Cody or Levet?
This quote really sums up a lot for me.
I still don't like that they seem to be (and who knows, it was only a 30 sec clip, but it seems to be) that they're just going to brush that over and ignore that part of his character.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 05, 2010, 01:19:36 AM
I still don't like that they seem to be (and who knows, it was only a 30 sec clip, but it seems to be) that they're just going to brush that over and ignore that part of his character.

They've been known to do that, from time to time :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 05, 2010, 04:10:30 AM
From time to time to time to time to time to time and time again. Let's hope they either get Delta squad right or leave them alone altogether....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on November 05, 2010, 05:24:31 PM
*C-3PO voice* Actually, Lucas has been known... to make mistakes.

From time to time.

I know nothing about Quinlan Vos (except that he hates clones), so I might be able to get behind this episode.

Also, I finally finished my Assassin review! Check it out- http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/clone-wars-review-assassin.html

Am I the only one getting the feeling that this season is really just being a LOT of stupid filler?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 05, 2010, 07:32:56 PM
You're not the only one, ner vod.

'I sense a great disturbance in the Manda . . . as if a great many fans cried out in anguish, and then stopped watching.'
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 06, 2010, 01:26:07 AM
Another 'meh' episode.

But the next one! This Hutt scheming/clan feuds stuff might be interesting! The next one looks exciting!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 06, 2010, 09:27:25 AM
I hope one day we can all cultivate your unshakable optimism, ner vod. I don't think most of us will be won over so easily.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 06, 2010, 02:25:45 PM
Last episode was teh gays /Troll mode

Still waiting for Delta Squad.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on November 06, 2010, 03:18:50 PM
Hah, no kidding. This last episode was The Clone Wars in Troll Mode.

Also, I reviewed it! Decided to get a head start instead of waiting a week and being super lame.

http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/clone-wars-review-evil-plans.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 07, 2010, 07:23:48 AM
Ben, you rule. I'm not watching Clone Wars until I see:

A. Quinlan Vos

B. Delta Squad

C. Death Watch

I'd like to ask: after Season IV, will there be more? Because, we've figured out that four seasons equals 100 episodes...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 07, 2010, 08:41:24 AM
Oh shab, not another twenty five technicolor-yawn inducing episodes full of Satine, Ahsoka, Padme and osik . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on November 07, 2010, 04:06:35 PM
i was expecting r2 to be offerd a "happynding" at the droid massage parlour, it was painful to watch, the slight redeeming feture was bane, who is not totaly terrible, anoher thing the had me totaly peeved was the hut lords, hutts are suposed to be serious criminals, who have carved out there place in the underworld, and t me they were portrayed as 70s/80 maffia dons, and it annoyed me, also there are more han 5 hutt clans! and jabba does not become incharge of desjillic clan til year or so before a new hope
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 07, 2010, 10:37:18 PM
I had problems with the torturing they tried to do to the droids. Which was completely dumb because, even though we see in Return of the Jedi that there are droids being tortured, I don't believe that you could undo Anakin's programming. Plus R2 has never been memory wiped! What the shab! Who authorized this? R2 IS the only character who never fails.

I'm not watching any more episodes till I read about them on here, and they are actually good reviews.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 07, 2010, 11:39:08 PM
Prepare to take on a new tv show then...it might be a while.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 08, 2010, 01:54:43 AM
I'll just watch Dr. Who! I haz it on Netflix now! Plus I already have House, Lie to Me, Community, Big Bang Theory, The Office, and Jimmy Fallon! Who needs a crappy non-Clone Wars, Star Wars, cartoon of non-sense made to bleed parents of their money by selling out all our coolest characters and giving us Jetiis osik and political bunk.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 08, 2010, 07:47:27 AM
Well said, ner vod. I'm thinking here that a lot of the complaints lie with the fact that we here are not the show's target demographic. And yet, some episodes feature shootings in the head, scary situations, and jedi being tortured to death.

They really need to pick a target age-range and shabla stick with it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 08, 2010, 10:14:11 AM
Agreed. Nine year olds don't care about the political stuff. Neither do we, come to think about it . . . I wonder what this means.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 08, 2010, 11:44:15 AM
Droid Spa ???

That was possibly the worst episode to date.

Bane was the only redeeming quality of the show; but even he couldn't save that nonsense.

I did like IG-88; but, I cannot stand Bane's sidekick-droid.
(But, I did like his line at the end, "Thanks for the memories")

I'm with Grunt Trooper- i.e. I can't believe they finally messed w/ R2 either- he was the only character that never failed.

A few weeks ago R2 piloted a jedi Starfighter to out-fight and out-fly Slave 1; and saved the day.
This week he willingly turned himself in,(w/out a fight), in order to save Golden Rod from dismemberment? - Baloney! He should've flown back to Anakin; and beeped him the whole story.
That flying toaster would have some Chosen-One-Rage coming down on his head when Anakin found out they were messing with his gift to Padme
(since when does dismemberment kill a droid anyway? - C3PO has been chopped up more times than teenagers at Crystal Lake)

And the five Hutt families?? - They totally looked like lame-o portrayals of mafia dons. Also, why did they all look so different. And was one smoking a cigar? -(he looked like Edward G. Robinson).
Plus, Hutt's are freaking huge - that cigar must have been the size of a telephone pole.

They painstakingly waste 10 mins of air time showing C3P0 (and R2) acting like complete Rubes, getting taken in by some lower level scam artist. Then R2 gets the whole wash and wax package for free. - Nobody charged him anything. (Besides, he only had something like 4 credits left)


I cannot believe how this show has been going from bad to worse. - Next week has a lot of making up to do.


Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 08, 2010, 02:00:29 PM
What's up nest week? Dare I even ask...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 08, 2010, 02:00:54 PM

(since when does dismemberment kill a droid anyway? - C3PO has been chopped up more times than teenagers at Crystal Lake)


This made me LOL. Thanks vod, I was having a bad day thinking about it but you lightened it a bit.

Well said, ner vod. I'm thinking here that a lot of the complaints lie with the fact that we here are not the show's target demographic. And yet, some episodes feature shootings in the head, scary situations, and jedi being tortured to death.

They really need to pick a target age-range and shabla stick with it.

Yeah the whole PG-13 stuff is getting on my nerves, they should just make a show for little kids and drop all this "evil" stuff. No one really cares about the story/political stuff of the Clone Wars, we all just want to see what it would be like on the ground as a lowly private fighting for survival. Not just us, I'm sure that little kids are starting to notice how boring the episodes are too, and if last weeks show of them torturing C3PO didn't make a few parents turn off the tv then I fear for those little kids.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 10, 2010, 06:30:32 PM
So this new clip from Hunt for Ziro (this weeks episode) shows a bit of a more in-character Vos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy2pq0p8TgY


And anybody worrying about the series getting less action-packed, or that new Savage character being iffy, should check out these clips:

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2010/11/10/exclusive-clone-wars-clip-and-lucasfilm-screening/?xrs=share_twitter

http://tv.yahoo.com/star-wars-the-clone-wars/show/38472/videos/22903025

He looks pretty awesome. Also looks like he might replace Ventress as Dooku's apprentice for a while. Hopefully this arc will revive the season.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 10, 2010, 07:27:42 PM
I sure hope Vos isn't just a "cool guy" homo. Like a greaser who just craves to fight.

But those other clips look pretty BAMF!! Like seriously! As long as those episodes aren't peppered with filler episodes in between.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 10, 2010, 08:34:32 PM
Ok. If Mr. Savage can kick obi's and ani's shebs then he's cool with me.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 10, 2010, 08:43:00 PM
He kicked the trash out of that teenie jetii in the video. I didn't think he'd be cool at first but now he's looked cooler
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 11, 2010, 04:26:41 PM
Yeah, first I thought he'd just be a stupid Maul duplicate, but now...

Let's hope the reason for all the boring filler in this season was because they were focusing all their attention on this arc.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 12, 2010, 09:06:50 PM
There's a point at which even my relatively unshakable faith in the awesomeness of all things Star Wars, and show tunes and Pa'lowick/Hutt love stories is that point. I need to puke now...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 12, 2010, 10:15:41 PM
Filoni. I am disappoint.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 12, 2010, 10:28:32 PM
So this one wasn't good either?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 12, 2010, 10:46:26 PM
I dunno. I didn't watch it. I'm disappoint at this season.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 12, 2010, 10:50:35 PM
Oh! Well I will watch it soon and let all of you vode know!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 12, 2010, 11:34:32 PM
Ky'ram, at least watch it before you complain... I need someone to commiserate with!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 13, 2010, 01:23:51 AM
I'm watching the episode right now, and those of you wondering about Lucas Animation ruining Vos character, dont be too worried. He isn't anywhere as bad as that first clip suggests him to be.

And so far it looks like they put some time into researching him. There's even a scene where he uses his unique psychometry abilities.

EDIT: Okay, so finally finished the episode and this is what I have to say:

Overall a much more satisfying adventure. No politics (besides Hutt politics) and some good action towards the end.

Quinlan Vos did not turn out as bad as was thought. He wasn't quite his usual angsty self but he was still a bit... radical. I would be interested in seeing him return again however.

Nal Hutta was great, the animators did an awesome job with it. It was nasty and swampy just as expected.

The Hutts were great, each one was unique and interesting. They give the instant appearance of steotypical Mafia dons. Which I think was a great allusion. And there is one particular Hutt who is... well let's say... even more bloated than you could ever possibly expect a Hutt to be.

Ziro and Sy... Hmmmm. Sy was interesting. Her voice grated on me after a while though. And their love story is... icky. Let's just say a Pa'lowick and a Hutt should never have touched lips. Blech.

But it was a interesting (and yet not totally unexpected) turnabout at the end.

Ziro was as good as ever. I don't know why but I find him a rather funny character. But:
[spoiler]This will probably be the last we'll be siing from him. He bites the dust, unfortunately.[/spoiler]

The end duel between Obi+Vos vs. Cad Bane was actually quite exciting! We finally saw Bane use the rest of his gadgets he was supposed to wield.

So overall a much, much, much better episode. Actually its quite good, I suggest you watch it.

Next weeks however... ugh. More Padme. More politics :(
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 13, 2010, 06:36:24 AM
Okay...I'll catch the rerun.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on November 14, 2010, 01:34:58 AM
watching that was painful until the fight sceen then I became a bit hapier but still not enough clones( even though vos is in it) and the butts just make my skin crawl the way they have been depicted it annoys me but it killed half a hour at work so atleast it did not steal my life this time round, also does any one know how far away the spside with delta in it is cos
it needs to be soon, very soon
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 14, 2010, 08:03:30 AM
We know it's in the Savage Oppress arc.

And this episode wasn't that bad. Quinlan Vos was portrayed pretty cool. (I wouldn't know the former Vos, never seen anything else.)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 14, 2010, 11:55:05 AM
I think the idea of 'good' people on the Separatists side might be kinda interesting, but well see how well they pull it off.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on November 14, 2010, 01:14:11 PM
I can see if u have not read any of the comics how he does look like a cool chariftr and we can all agree that there have been many much much worse charicters cough duches sateen cough but having read how awsome vos is in the comics it is hard to watch him not be done justice, in my eyes, also in the comics he is a serious and hard man and they could of added awsome to him if they kept the blaster he uses and made some reference to him doing some undercover work but that is my idea of what would make the show better and What actualy happens unfortunatly  rArely cross paths but we can but watch hope and ocasianly cringe, also thanks  kyram for the story arc thing info is always apreciated but I was looking more towards wich episode number they will appeer 
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 14, 2010, 01:57:25 PM
I think you set a new record for runon sentances...

I think perhaps they were referring to his undercover work with his (seemingly private) network of informants.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on November 14, 2010, 02:30:40 PM
I have dyslxea and am using a I phone I do try with my grammer and spelling but I don't always get it right I know this and am always trying to improve in these areas but as long as I u can understand what I am trying to put across then I won't feel too bad and with the network of spies thing yeah I can see your point but for me he was not gritty enough, to laid back
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 15, 2010, 03:09:28 AM
I kinda thought the whole slave dance scene went too far. Much much too far. If this wasn't a good person sight I'd say somethings about those animators having too much fun with that. I also thought the love scene kissing was way too NAST. don't let anyone kiss on this show anymore. I also thought that a Hutt might be able to take more than two hold-out blaster shots to kill.... They are covered in fat and stuff right? So... He just died from a burn?

I think I might skip next weeks episode till I hear how good or bad it is....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 15, 2010, 07:56:18 AM
I still haven't seen it yet.

But, I do like the descripts. so far. It doesn't sound tooooo bad. I will check it out on-line.
I'm glad to hear that Vos turned out better than initially expected.
There's a little description of him on starwars.com that gives props to his comic book backround.

Also, Savage Opress looks completely awesome. I loved those scenes with him and Dooku.
And then, the other clip where he's kicking droid, clone, and jedi shebs alike.



Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on November 15, 2010, 02:06:04 PM
MUST..... KNOW.......... WHEN IT................ COMES OUT..................IN THE UK.......................ON CN

i cant find the release date anywhere :-( :grumpy:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on November 15, 2010, 07:12:30 PM
You know, Gene Rodenberry(how the crud do you spell that?!) Once made an Animated Star Trek series. He personaly said he didn't think it should be considered cannon... So what does that say about Lucas? Now exuse me while I go watch Star Trek: TNG.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 15, 2010, 07:37:33 PM
Well, you know; canon, non-canon, T-canon, G-canon, C-canon, XYZ-canon...

It's Star Wars. I don't care if it doesn't fit with other stuff from the universe. It's Star Wars, I love it and I want to enjoy it, so that's what I'll do.

The rest of ya'll can continue your nitpicking  ;)  You're only making the experience worse for yourselves
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 15, 2010, 07:42:52 PM
It's Star Wars, I love it and I want to enjoy it, so that's what I'll do.

You know, I tried this tactic for so long with TCW....I kept telling myself to just enjoy it. But I can't. My mind will not let go of how many things they are ruining, or how bad the show is just in general.

So I stopped watching, and based on previous reports of recent episodes...I made a smart move.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 15, 2010, 08:18:21 PM
Well, you know; canon, non-canon, T-canon, G-canon, C-canon, XYZ-canon...

It's Star Wars. I don't care if it doesn't fit with other stuff from the universe. It's Star Wars, I love it and I want to enjoy it, so that's what I'll do.

The rest of ya'll can continue your nitpicking  ;)  You're only making the experience worse for yourselves

This wins. Epicly. And awesomely.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 15, 2010, 09:51:41 PM
You know, I tried this tactic for so long with TCW....I kept telling myself to just enjoy it. But I can't. My mind will not let go of how many things they are ruining

Then maybe you're a bit too attached... :S
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on November 15, 2010, 11:43:00 PM
I also thought that a Hutt might be able to take more than two hold-out blaster shots to kill.... They are covered in fat and stuff right? So... He just died from a burn?

Take a read through Death Troopers if you're up to it.  There's a good deal there on just how much damage a blaster can do to a body, whether they always like to show you that on screen or not.  The MedStar novels also have a bit to say on the subject, too, if I remember right.  Basically...it ain't always as pretty as a little burn circle.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on November 16, 2010, 11:40:59 AM
Gah! I just read Death Troopers and I'm still trying to forget it. Don't read it if you don't like horror.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 16, 2010, 01:00:51 PM
Is it a bad book or is it just creepy? Because I read some pretty good reviews for it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 16, 2010, 01:23:09 PM
H-BOMB wins...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 16, 2010, 02:52:58 PM
Is it a bad book or is it just creepy? Because I read some pretty good reviews for it.

It's not really creepy, per se, its more just.....disgusting. Half the book is spent describing how the zombies pig out on the people. I couldn't eat my meat the next day.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on November 16, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
Quote
Well, you know; canon, non-canon, T-canon, G-canon, C-canon, XYZ-canon...
the kind of canon that makes big bang :D

Quote
Gah! I just read Death Troopers and I'm still trying to forget it. Don't read it if you don't like horror.
well im not reading it then

a while ago i watched shaun of the dead  :shock: dam scary or creepy well i can just imagine it with dead stormies instead i think from what i just heard thats what it sounds like cos the movie is pretty much mega gorey for the sake of it

scary and i won't be surprised if you start calling me a scardy cat
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 16, 2010, 03:13:57 PM
Except Sean of the Dead was hilarious. It was a parody, so it had the comedy and it had the gore.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 16, 2010, 10:16:09 PM
Looks like Ahsoka isn't the only one getting a visual upgrade:

http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/newcharacterlooks/index.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 16, 2010, 10:22:42 PM
Win! We get to see Obi, Ani, and Ahso...nevermind, closer to Episode III!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 16, 2010, 10:26:47 PM
Oh! and: http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001152.html

I like how Obi is looking less ridiculous :S
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 16, 2010, 11:17:07 PM
Wait... why did they put Snips in front? She is NOT the main character in this. Obi Wan is the master! Oh nevermind. Looks like after Savage we're gonna get stuck with alot of Ahsoka
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 16, 2010, 11:46:20 PM
Hey, just be glad she's wearing pants now.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on November 17, 2010, 12:36:38 AM
The new Ahsoka model looks pretty good.  Haven't seen the others yet, but I can say that I like the Ahsoka one.  The longer head-tails and the slightly taller montrals are a good touch for showing that things are progressing a little more; personally, I wish this was the model they really started out with, except that it would make the discrepancy for Padawan age even a little stranger.  But part of me thinks that the introduction of a second lightsaber, especially having her holding them in a reverse-grip, is the CW team trying to capitalize on the coolness factor behind Galen Marek's saber style.  And two lightsabers for a Jedi that's still a Padawan seems a bit much, but she's not the first (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Serra_Keto).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 17, 2010, 01:16:02 AM
I'll be glad she is wearing pants when they bring in some Delta squad and don't mess it up. You can't cover up a terrible failure with clothes on a Padawan.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 17, 2010, 01:38:14 AM
Wow, they've gotten so desperate trying to make it cool, they're having Ashoka hold TWO sabers, and in the same style as Starkiller. Sorry Lucas, still a failure :P

I do like the new look besides that, however.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 17, 2010, 02:28:40 PM
I wish they would stop making all these changes to Ahsoka to make her cooler. She should be less cool. She is a padawan and routinely does things that seem more skillful than that of a master. I was raging so hard back in the first season when she basically fought off Ventress because Luminara, a MASTER couldn't. Since then, they've made it seem like she is just getting more and more talented and amazing... >:D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 17, 2010, 05:35:20 PM
Since then, they've made it seem like she is just getting more and more talented and amazing... >:D

Which, would make sense, because SHE'S GROWING OLDER.

I like the new model, and think that the twin lightsaber move is pretty neat. If I were a Jedi, and I had a choice, I would take a second, smaller one over one.

And another thing. Wasn't Ahsoka's lightsaber style conceived BEFORE Starkiller's? Therefore, Galen's ripping off Ahsoka.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 17, 2010, 06:09:11 PM
And another thing. Wasn't Ahsoka's lightsaber style conceived BEFORE Starkiller's? Therefore, Galen's ripping off Ahsoka.

Bullcrap. Stop trying to make her look better, just because of a fluke in the timeline :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 17, 2010, 06:22:13 PM
Bullcrap. Stop trying to make her look better, just because of a fluke in the timeline :P

You know it's true... >:D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 17, 2010, 07:00:25 PM
I refuse  >:D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 17, 2010, 07:14:20 PM
Who cares about time line! It apparently means nothing to the people in charge of TCW! They are so dumb, they are really dumb! For real.
Ahsoka right now could probably beat Obi Wan and Anakin. So I think that I agree with RC1191... She is ridiculously overpowered and I would add that all the Clones are obscenely and depressingly weak.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on November 17, 2010, 07:28:16 PM
yes i sooo agree with you there, one min they are master soldiers the net they are droping like flies, and the droids are the same you cansee them advancing fearlessly into combat, crack shots and laying waste to every thing, then next episode its like the three stuges, when you get too see them that is. i do like the new look obi wan looks more less square, and i would say they have made ashoka dress a bit older not more toward her being more bad shebs, and yes i hate it how she can survive ventress and grevious when other much more advanced jedi are sliced and diced. i am looking more and more to the new story arc, delta shall rule!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 17, 2010, 07:38:28 PM
If you learn anything from TCW you must learn not to get your hopes up for something... Especially something you hold very dear to you, such as Delta.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 17, 2010, 09:58:14 PM
Who cares about time line! It apparently means nothing to the people in charge of TCW! They are so dumb, they are really dumb! For real.
Ahsoka right now could probably beat Obi Wan and Anakin. So I think that I agree with RC1191... She is ridiculously overpowered and I would add that all the Clones are obscenely and depressingly weak.

They're climbing in our windows, snatching our canon up, tryin' to rape it...so we need to hide our books, hide our games, and hide our movies, cuz they rapin' everybody out there :P

Agree on all points.

If you learn anything from TCW you must learn not to get your hopes up for something... Especially something you hold very dear to you, such as Delta.

Very wise words of wisdom.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 18, 2010, 01:24:45 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if TCW ends up giving Ahsoka the force power to float two extra lightsabers and therefore match any one of Grievous' moves. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they disregard even the movies and have Ahsoka kill Grievous.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 18, 2010, 05:10:43 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if we rebelled against them and made a tv show called "The Merc Wars" or something. and we pretty much had Mandos running around being awesome. and once a season we'd throw in a political episode, just so that we could be the complete opposite of TCW and have one battle episode and the rest are filler politics.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 18, 2010, 10:45:44 AM
Pretty sure it would end up being more popular than The Clone Wars. It could get picked up on Cartoon Network and then push TCW back  to some late-night time where no one would watch it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 18, 2010, 11:32:01 AM
Lol, it's funny. I was just thinking, in probably about ten years or so, this animation technology will be so outdated, it will be available for free download. Then people like us will have fun.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 18, 2010, 11:48:51 AM
I'm not sure it's easy enough to just post it up online for free download...it would be cool though.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 18, 2010, 03:21:09 PM
Now I have you all thinking Rebellious thoughts... We can be the Rebels against the Empire!!! =D I wanna be Admiral Ackbar!


IT'S A TRAP!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 18, 2010, 07:17:18 PM
Bwahahahahahaha

That nearly made my day, GT.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 19, 2010, 12:19:37 AM
Haha made me think of the Robot Chicken episode with Admiral Ackbar.

ADMIRAL ACKBAR CERIAL!
hahahaha
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on November 19, 2010, 08:19:00 AM
I'm not sure it's easy enough to just post it up online for free download...it would be cool though.

Oh, certainly not now. Just sometime in the not-so-distant future when the technology has moved on.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 19, 2010, 12:00:38 PM
Right, technology will have moved on, but the method for making animated shows takes a long time, and I don't think that just because some technology is ahead and the shows look better, then all of a sudden they can compress all the scripts and graphics renderings into one clean 500mb package to be downloaded at your leisure.
Who knows though...I could be wrong.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on November 19, 2010, 01:04:03 PM
i agree that the clones have been portrayed as weak di'kuts even though there not but yesterday i had a thought and this may have been said in another thread but im still gonna say it

WHO TRAINED THE COMMANDOS i mean are they going to get PACIFIST MANDOS to do it i mean did anyone at lucasarts think this through the commandos wernt flash trained and mandos may as well not exist so were the hell shab did they come from is anyone getting what i mean?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Kalira on November 19, 2010, 02:13:19 PM
Right, technology will have moved on, but the method for making animated shows takes a long time, and I don't think that just because some technology is ahead and the shows look better, then all of a sudden they can compress all the scripts and graphics renderings into one clean 500mb package to be downloaded at your leisure.
Who knows though...I could be wrong.

If that were the case you wouldn't be able to download them illegally, either. The technology to make it downloadable does exist, they've just chosen not to make it available.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 19, 2010, 03:45:36 PM
Like I said, I could be wrong.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 20, 2010, 04:39:00 AM
Has anyone seen the new episode? I want to be ready for the pain and embarrassment of watching it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 20, 2010, 09:52:03 AM
I saw it. They implemented the new models, which was nice, I hadn't been expecting them till like next season or something.

Ashoka's model is...well shes pretty damn hot.

Anyway, it was light on the action but I really like the idea of 'good' Separatists and that the dev team finally realized the ethics of the Clone Wars is not a black and white situation or even remotely in the Republic favor for that matter. Hopefully Ashoka will come to realize this.

It was one of the better episodes in my opinion, maybe the new graphics distracted me, but I had more fun watching this one then any other episode of this season. That'll probably change though as soon as they get Delta to finally make an appearance.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 20, 2010, 12:36:31 PM
I saw it. They implemented the new models, which was nice, I hadn't been expecting them till like next season or something.

Ashoka's model is...well shes pretty damn hot.

Anyway, it was light on the action but I really like the idea of 'good' Separatists and that the dev team finally realized the ethics of the Clone Wars is not a black and white situation or even remotely in the Republic favor for that matter. Hopefully Ashoka will come to realize this.

It was one of the better episodes in my opinion, maybe the new graphics distracted me, but I had more fun watching this one then any other episode of this season. That'll probably change though as soon as they get Delta to finally make an appearance.

I liked Ahsoka in this episode. Pretty cool. The facial expressions seemed better in this. And did Ahsoka's voice get lower?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 20, 2010, 01:14:39 PM
Puberty haha
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 20, 2010, 01:49:27 PM
Now I'll have to check it out tonight if I don't get to go to the playoff football game. It sounds interesting just because Ahsoka's voice might be lower
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 20, 2010, 02:00:15 PM
I am also interested in seeing these new skins.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 20, 2010, 04:22:01 PM
i agree that the clones have been portrayed as weak di'kuts even though there not but yesterday i had a thought and this may have been said in another thread but im still gonna say it

WHO TRAINED THE COMMANDOS i mean are they going to get PACIFIST MANDOS to do it i mean did anyone at lucasarts think this through the commandos wernt flash trained and mandos may as well not exist so were the hell shab did they come from is anyone getting what i mean?

NOT ALL of the Mandalorians are pacifists.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 20, 2010, 05:29:43 PM
But the vast majority are according to the show...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 20, 2010, 05:33:53 PM
Vast majority? You mean that one city and associated colonies? As opposed to the millions more on Mandalore alone, and the enclaves scattered across the galaxy, because, you know, they're nomads?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 20, 2010, 05:36:07 PM
I have to agree with Vlet.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 20, 2010, 05:48:33 PM
Heh. Vast majority on the show I mean.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 20, 2010, 05:51:08 PM
I have to agree with Vlet.

Yeah.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on November 20, 2010, 05:54:20 PM
Heh. Vast majority on the show I mean.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 20, 2010, 05:55:45 PM
Sorry, posted before I was done typing.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on November 21, 2010, 07:35:21 AM
i say this because it seemed to me as if ther were saying the only REAL mandolorians are the death watch i mean mabey they did kill a mando cos he failed but since when did they have a senator or whoever that woman was i mean she acted as if the mandalorian are all lazy di'kut

thats what it looks like to me anyways
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Kalira on November 21, 2010, 10:22:55 AM
I thought the sane conclusion was that the show didn't depict all the Mandalorians -- it couldn't have, the canon estimate is something in the high millions, last I checked. Do we have to reanalyze the same issue over and over again?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 21, 2010, 03:15:19 PM
I thought the sane conclusion was that the show didn't depict all the Mandalorians -- it couldn't have, the canon estimate is something in the high millions, last I checked. Do we have to reanalyze the same issue over and over again?

Yes. Yes we do. Because people can't go read relevant topics.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 21, 2010, 04:41:09 PM
Actually, that's not the reason. It's because we keep getting new members who want to talk about topics we've already covered. The circle of BA life lol :P  When we (the older generation) come to an agreement on a topic, we leave it be. Then the new members, who weren't part of the original discussion, want to share their two bits, and it begins again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 21, 2010, 10:40:30 PM
Maybe some enterprising forumgoer could find the threads with all the contentious topics and post them in a cantral thread for referral...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 22, 2010, 04:51:25 AM
Maybe some enterprising forumgoer could find the threads with all the contentious topics and post them in a cantral thread for referral...

I vote Vlet takes this massive task upon himself for coming up with the idea! And for spelling Central wrong....

I watched the new episode, it was good to see the CIS doing something actually evil for once, they went in and killed all those civilian workers, not just "cannon fodder clones." It's good to know we are fighting for something! Like... the Chancellors amusement. Basically.

I wonder what's going to happen to the Separatist lady who Padme met with... Probably gonna die eh?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 22, 2010, 10:27:01 AM
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CIS doing something actually evil for once, they went in and killed all those civilian workers
I was shocked when I saw that too - That was pretty evil.

[spoiler]How about the poor guy who tried to make a stand; he looked like Droopy Dog trying to slay the dragon
(tink...tink, tink, tink)

Since when do civilian power station workers carry blasters, anyway?[/spoiler]

Now that Padme gave up the Sep lady; I'm sure she wont be around for long
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 22, 2010, 02:51:17 PM
Well, I guess the GFFA has a second amendment after all... and besides, this is Star Wars! EVERYONE is legally required to be armed...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 22, 2010, 07:24:16 PM
Basically, if you don't have a blaster somewhere within reach, you "will be robbed and crunched!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 22, 2010, 08:06:16 PM
And even if you have a blaster within reach, crunching isn't out of the question...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 22, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
Yeah, that dude still got wiped out... "all of them"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 24, 2010, 08:48:50 AM
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Well, I guess the GFFA has a second amendment after all... and besides, this is Star Wars! EVERYONE is legally required to be armed...

That is funny.

I'm glad to see that bleeding hearts of the Republic Senate haven't yet voted to tighten blaster-legislation.

Quote
Yeah, that dude still got wiped out... "all of them"
And, then blown up ! - talk about making doubly sure [Egad!]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on November 24, 2010, 05:08:14 PM
And, then blown up ! - talk about making doubly sure [Egad!]

Rule #17: Always make sure they're dead.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on November 24, 2010, 05:53:21 PM
Okay, I know that I'm really late to the convo (work/NaNoWriMo/self-induced exile), and someone may have already mentioned this, but I gotta ask. When the HECK did Asokah go through puberty?! I mean, me and a friend were watching last week's episode and I was just like WHOA she doesn't look like an obnoxious twelve-year-old any more! When did that happen?! Explanation? Yes? No? Filoni? ...No? Okay, then. I'll just...sit over here and roll my eyes at how nothing is happening in this episode.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on November 24, 2010, 11:00:32 PM
She  did seem to hit puberty all in one epidsode.

I have to say, the all Padme, saving everyones day, all the time is getting old this season.

This is the CLONE wars, not the nosey senator wars.

I'd also like to see a little more background dealing with Anakin's incrimental fall into the darkside. The last bit I remember was him briefly facing Count Dooku on the sand on Tatooine ( Ziro the Hutt kidnaps Jabba's slug).

The plot arc that I will be ultimately interested in seeing is if and how they deal with the death of Asoka Tano, and what effect it has on Anakin.
I just don't think they have the balls to show it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 24, 2010, 11:12:40 PM
Season II, when he impaled that guy on Satine's ship. Seems to me to be the darkest thing yet.

While I agree that TCW has become slightly more political, I think it epitomizes the war. We do realize that the war was CALLED the Clone Wars, but was roughly 25% military? Most of it was EXACTLY what you see in the series.

And I actually think that Ahsoka is the BEST character. She was never obnoxious, never annoying; naive, yes, but aren't most preteens that are thrust into something with which they aren't familiar?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 25, 2010, 12:30:18 AM
I actually think that some of these political episodes were developed in between Season 2 and Season 3, and LucasAnimation is just trying to get them out of the way. Maybe they realized they weren't all that great too...

As long as we get to more exciting episodes in the future, I'm all for it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 25, 2010, 02:35:24 AM
The plot arc that I will be ultimately interested in seeing is if and how they deal with the death of Asoka Tano, and what effect it has on Anakin.
I just don't think they have the balls to show it.

They will not show the death of Asoka Tano. She will miraculously escape O66, and might get her own book series or some other bull about her adventures after her escape. Like you said, they don't have the balls to do it.

And I actually think that Ahsoka is the BEST character. She was never obnoxious, never annoying; naive, yes, but aren't most preteens that are thrust into something with which they aren't familiar?

Lolz, we must have been watching different shows. She almost incessantly annoyed me...but apparently I find fault in everything TCW does. Except Cad Bane. He's the best character the show has ever had...and the closest thing to a Mandalorian we will ever see.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 25, 2010, 03:34:29 AM
They will not show the death of Asoka Tano. She will miraculously escape O66, and might get her own book series or some other bull about her adventures after her escape. Like you said, they don't have the balls to do it.

KNOCK ON WOOD!! Do not let this happen please.... UghUh

Lolz, we must have been watching different shows. She almost incessantly annoyed me...but apparently I find fault in everything TCW does. Except Cad Bane. He's the best character the show has ever had...and the closest thing to a Mandalorian we will ever see.

I agree, I find something wrong in every episode... I also agree that Cad Bane is just about the best character beside Obi Wan in my opinion. Although Rex is good, when he's actually in the episodes. But Cad just kinda is a great mercenary, he is like... what I imagine mercenaries to be like, because he just is there for the money man. War is a good way too make lots of money, for real. He's probably had his eye on a verp or something.

I actually think that some of these political episodes were developed in between Season 2 and Season 3, and LucasAnimation is just trying to get them out of the way. Maybe they realized they weren't all that great too...

As long as we get to more exciting episodes in the future, I'm all for it.

They must have made the episodes before, because they still had the different models/clothes for Ahsoka and the gang.
 But I agree, as long as someday I get to at least SEE Delta walk on screen, and then see Savage rip some jettis apart... Then I am good.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 25, 2010, 03:38:26 AM
I like Rex most of the time, but he's too flat and un eventful for me. And he kisses Jetiise shebs like he gets payed to do it :P lolz But anyway...

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on November 25, 2010, 04:00:59 AM
I like Rex most of the time, but he's too flat and un eventful for me. And he kisses Jetiise shebs like he gets payed to do it :P lolz

You have to remember that Rex is still a standard trooper, no matter how cool he may appear at times.  And despite his ARC program training, he's still been conditioned to be loyal, respectful, and obedient to his Jedi officers at all times.  Not to mention, the majority of the time we're seeing him, it's in the presence of other main characters known from the movies who still have to fulfill their contractually obligated action scene, occasionally at Rex's expense.  He's also almost always in the presence of a Jedi, and thus quieter and more reserved because they're his superiors.  When given the opportunity to be let loose, like with only other clones such as "Rookies", "The Deserter", and parts of "Republic Heroes" for instance, he's a much more dynamic character.

They will not show the death of Asoka Tano. She will miraculously escape O66, and might get her own book series or some other bull about her adventures after her escape. Like you said, they don't have the balls to do it.

If I were to bet, I'd say she would die during the war, but it would most likely be done in novel form or at the end of an ambitious season—possibly even series—finale.  And as I've mentioned a few other times before, I think it would be best if it was Dooku, or through Dooku's actions, that killed her.  That way, there would be even more motivation for Anakin's execution of the Count in Episode 3.

I'm actually praying they don't try to somehow sneak her through the events of Revenge of the Sith alive and unharmed.  For one, I've read several really bad fanfics that try about every different scenario you can imagine and none of them held any weight.  And for the more obvious reason, if she had been alive in RotS, she would have had to make an appearance somewhere in the months-long events.  She also cannot be knighted, because were she to be knighted, that would make Anakin a Jedi Master, something that both the movie and the novel go to great pains to show was not the case.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 25, 2010, 07:20:36 AM
It's not that you guys find something wrong in every episode, you just look EARNESTLY for something wrong, and eventually it turns into nitpicking about someone or something.

I'm just saying.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 25, 2010, 10:38:31 AM
Ky'ram likes to act like he's high and mighty on his own little power trip but really he's just a regular dude at a computer, hey Flannel guy, leave us alone to our NITPICKING!! What... are you a peace loving Mando?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 25, 2010, 11:46:14 AM
I can say that I actually like the way the development team has handled the Mandalorians.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on November 25, 2010, 12:54:12 PM
On the regards of disliking every episode...

In defense of everyone else, aside from the first two episodes, there has been NOTHING TO LIKE THIS SEASON. They shouldn't have called it "Secrets Revealed", they should have called it "People Standing Around and Talking". It's stupid, boring, and I'm only watching because if I miss the episode with Delta in it, I will be very, very sad.

IMHO, the first season was good, the second season was meh (the introduction of the 'Mandalorians' ruined it for me) and this season...just...no. It's been dull and insipid and I want Boba to bust out of jail and start shooting things.

AND WHERE'S ECHO I WANT TO SEE ECHO DANGIT.

(what? i'm not a fangirl or anything. >.>)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 25, 2010, 01:13:11 PM
I can say that I actually like the way the development team has handled the Mandalorians.

Yeah, gives those of us with bounty hunter characters more bounties...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on November 25, 2010, 10:53:05 PM
You have to remember that Rex is still a standard trooper, no matter how cool he may appear at times.  And despite his ARC program training, he's still been conditioned to be loyal, respectful, and obedient to his Jedi officers at all times.  Not to mention, the majority of the time we're seeing him, it's in the presence of other main characters known from the movies who still have to fulfill their contractually obligated action scene, occasionally at Rex's expense.  He's also almost always in the presence of a Jedi, and thus quieter and more reserved because they're his superiors.  When given the opportunity to be let loose, like with only other clones such as "Rookies", "The Deserter", and parts of "Republic Heroes" for instance, he's a much more dynamic character.
^This

I can say that I actually like the way the development team has handled the Mandalorians.
I'll just toss that a "Meh" and move on... lolz
Glad you're enjoying them, H-Bomb.  Not sarcasm either.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on November 25, 2010, 11:31:51 PM
Yeah, gives those of us with bounty hunter characters more bounties...

I never actually thought of it that way, but that makes all degrees of sense... xD
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 26, 2010, 01:57:16 AM
But don't it, though? You can call it civil war if you raze a colony, or blame it on the Death Watch if you bomb a school.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on November 26, 2010, 05:25:00 AM
At least we have a TV show about Star Wars in general. Even if it doesn't stay on topic, even in it's own plot line, and sometimes it even goes out of it's own universe.... But hey! We HAVE a show. It could be worse right?

No. It couldn't be. I'm bored out of my mind with this season right now and if something doesn't ACTUALLY happen I might have an even lower opinion of Padme and Ahsoka.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 26, 2010, 08:05:14 AM
At least we have a TV show about Star Wars in general. Even if it doesn't stay on topic, even in it's own plot line, and sometimes it even goes out of it's own universe.... But hey! We HAVE a show. It could be worse right?

No. It couldn't be. I'm bored out of my mind with this season right now and if something doesn't ACTUALLY happen I might have an even lower opinion of Padme and Ahsoka.

Well, if you're bored about it, don't watch it. All you're doing by watching it is torturing yourself.

Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on November 26, 2010, 10:20:43 AM
I don't hate every episode. In some ways I like the CW better than the 3 prequels.
I think that Asoka has had some poignant development moments in the show.
I was just pointing out that I'd like to see ANAKIN develop ( fall?). He seems to have done very little of this in the series. If they are saving the decline for a sudden and overwhelming shift towards the dark side, than for me the only event that makes a lot of sense, given his attachment issues, would be the loss of his padawan.

The lightsaber in the chest moment during the Mandalorian plot was definately "darker" for him, Obi wan and the cartoon series in general. The show has shied away most of the time from putting a face on death. Lots of explosions, off screen crashes, helmeted clones and droids dying , but not so many named characters. I'd be lying if I said I didn't find this scene refreshing. One of my great complaints was the droid-gungan battle on Naboo in Phantom Menace. 1000's fighting with hi-tech weapons, yet an entirely bloodless battle. What is the message there? That, Hey kids, its ok to fight, crash and destroy, no one will actually be hurt when you put a plasma grenade in a tank hatch.

The CW cartoon, is a hell of a challenge to undertake now. Fans have profound expectations. We know where it's supposed to go and where it ends. So, naturally we imagine some of the steps to get there. To try and fill in the gaps after the fact is a brave and probably impossible task.
However, since they insist on trying.....try harder.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 03, 2010, 09:45:10 PM
Okay, I'm going to try and avoid getting in trouble this time, but...let me just say that I am SICK AND TIRED of these senators' pretentious whining. For the love of the force!!! All they do is whine about the civvies, but with NO MENTION of the clones who are dying EVERY DAY to keep their butts safe!!! I mean...what the what?

Also, was I the only one who wanted to harm that Cthulthu-mini-me for the things he said? I wanted to. I was screaming unkind things. Just ask Commander Ben. I think I broke his ears from my screeches.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 03, 2010, 11:18:35 PM
I was presently surprised by this episode. First of all, the Clone Wars team is getting better and better at animating characters. Padme (and some other characters) really seemed human to me. There were also some clever shots, particularly when Padme was giving her speech.

The bounty hunters were all right. But less bounty hunters and more like thugs. They played the part well though. And hey! That one guy was a Selkath! The fishie dudes from KotOR! That was kinda cool.

Another cool moment was Palpatine and Mas Ammedda's little talk at the end of the episode. They did a good job hinting at how they are involved behind the scenes of the war.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Kalira on December 04, 2010, 01:07:07 AM
So, I saw this episode against my better judgement. Who the heck makes an animated show where the entire episode is basically about balancing the budget?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 04, 2010, 02:07:19 AM
Another cool moment was Palpatine and Mas Ammedda's little talk at the end of the episode. They did a good job hinting at how they are involved behind the scenes of the war.

Okay, I'll admit, I *did* like that bit. You don't get to see Palps in evil mode often...or ever, actually. It's like Lucas forgot that we all know who he is. They should do scenes like that more often.

OH and another thing. Was anyone else...uncomfortable with the random dancing twi'leks during those bits in the bar? I mean, I know there was suggestive dancing in the movie and in a few other eps, but...I dunno, the whole thing felt more ambiguously nude to me. *scarred*

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS.

Seriously, it's horrible for the audience you're marketing it to and freaky for the people who actually watch it. Just because it's a bar doesn't mean you need Twi'leks dancing on the table. I mean, Mos Eisley looked seedy without Twi'leks on tables. It's just...all degrees of wrong. *shudders*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on December 04, 2010, 08:11:21 AM
Okay, I'm going to try and avoid getting in trouble this time, but...let me just say that I am SICK AND TIRED of these senators' pretentious whining. For the love of the force!!! All they do is whine about the civvies, but with NO MENTION of the clones who are dying EVERY DAY to keep their butts safe!!! I mean...what the what?

Don't kill me, but doesn't Congress do the exact same thing? Pretty much?

OH and another thing. Was anyone else...uncomfortable with the random dancing twi'leks during those bits in the bar? I mean, I know there was suggestive dancing in the movie and in a few other eps, but...I dunno, the whole thing felt more ambiguously nude to me. *scarred*

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS.

Seriously, it's horrible for the audience you're marketing it to and freaky for the people who actually watch it. Just because it's a bar doesn't mean you need Twi'leks dancing on the table. I mean, Mos Eisley looked seedy without Twi'leks on tables. It's just...all degrees of wrong. *shudders*

That's one of the things I *don't* like about the Clone Wars. I mean, really. And you bring up a good point on the Mos Eisley-looking-seedy-as-is thing.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 04, 2010, 01:46:09 PM
Its so that the little children learn that strip clubs are where all the bad guys hang out.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 04, 2010, 02:05:12 PM
Don't kill me, but doesn't Congress do the exact same thing? Pretty much?

Congress can be pretty useless sometimes, but the difference between OUR congress and THAT congress (Senate, whatever) at that at least WE'RE not enslaving millions of people and forcing them to fight in our shabla war while giving them no pay, no lives, no chance of EVER being normal, while slowing wearing down their sanities and doing God-knows-what to their pysches, and WHAT THE HECK WHY IS NO ONE STOPPING THIS. THAT'S IT. I'M GONNA BURN THIS SHABUIR DOWN. ARRRGGGHHH--

(http://www.digital-polyphony.com/robot-chicken-stupid-monkey-Stoop_d_Monkey_Technical_Difficulties.sized_cherid.com.jpg)

Erm, sorry about that sudden lapse of sanity. xD

That's one of the things I *don't* like about the Clone Wars. I mean, really.

Yeah, it's really freaky. Like the Hunt for Ziro episode. I mean...that was all degrees of weird. o.o Cross-species romance, Quinlan Vos, HUTTS WITH...erm, well, you know. (Or was I the only one who noticed that Ziro's mom seemed to be...endowed?)

Its so that the little children learn that strip clubs are where all the bad guys hang out.

OOoohhh. I get it. It's like in old horror movies, how the virgins rarely die (or at least die last). That makes sense.

...it's still icky, though.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 04, 2010, 09:19:54 PM
More jumbled politics....no thank you.  What happened to the guys who wrote the political/Senate stuff for "Duchess of Mandalore"?  That was well written, interesting, and at least you got the sense that if the Senate didn't do the right thing there, there were going to be some serious consequences.  "Senate Murders" was more crime/drama so the politics took a backseat to all that, but the last couple episodes?  Blah.  Yes, let's give free reign to the corporate guys who are part of the enemy alliance and bankrolling their battledroid army.  Good idea!  Yeah, stopping clone trooper production will allow us to end the war.  Y'know, you're right, it will.  You'll lose.  It's getting as bad as "Clone Wars: Wild Space"...

But any time they want to start poking around Galactic City--hey, I'm happy.  I love those parts on Coruscant, especially when they do the underworld areas.  The stuff from "Duchess of Mandalore", "Lightsaber Lost", and "Lethal Trackdown" were some of my favorites moments from the whole series.  The bars were not bad at all!  That's exactly how those places have always been described in the books, how they show up in the comics (the one from "Lethal Trackdown" where Plo and Ahsoka go in looks sooo much like the bar Jango visits in "Star Wars: Jango Fett" I was grinning my butt off the whole time!!), and the show did a perfect job. Mos Eisley was good for what it was, the kind of place like Goran Beviin describes in "Boba Fett: A Practical Man": It was the kind of bar where patrons tried very hard not to stare at one another.  That normally got you vibrobladed.  The management was proud of the bar's strict etiquette on that matter.  The ones they've shown have all been Coruscant hangouts, and more in line with a city's raver club/bar scene, with everybody drinking, lights flashing, girls dancing...it totally fits.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Naglium on December 04, 2010, 11:50:04 PM
i've been disappointed with this season... after the battle of kamino, it all went downhill..

lets have less "deregulation of the banking industry" and more "blasters and lightsabers and explosions"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 05, 2010, 04:14:24 AM
I understand that politics is all a part of war, but honestly.... It's been way too long since we've seen any clone action.

Eventually... that "deregulation of the banking industry" WILL lead to "blasters and lightsabers and explosions" but the real question is when.  I mean with less regulation that means MORE clones right?  With more clones then the probability of ACTUALLY seeing one goes up!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on December 05, 2010, 09:12:21 AM
I mean, sure, give us some politics every once and a while, just to remind us what's going on behind the scenes, but not all at once.

The old Clone Wars miniseries had the right idea. Lots of awesome (jedi-centric, granted) action, very little plot. I think Filoni's heart is in the right place, and I think he could make a great show, if he had more than twenty minutes to attempt to tell a story. But until that happens...

Give us some action!!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 05, 2010, 03:11:51 PM
The old Clone Wars miniseries had the right idea. Lots of awesome (jedi-centric, granted) action, very little plot.

Jedi-centric...except for those ARC troopers.

Bring back the Muunilinst 10!!!! The series would improve by a power of a billion!!! Especially if they randomly burst through the windows while Padme and some other senator was having a conversation and started shooting random droids that no one noticed was there until that moment. Then Fordo could make a comment about crit failing a spot check before running off to kick more shebs.

Now THAT would be an awesome episode!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 05, 2010, 08:44:03 PM
Jedi-centric...except for those ARC troopers.

Bring back the Muunilinst 10!!!! The series would improve by a power of a billion!!! Especially if they randomly burst through the windows while Padme and some other senator was having a conversation and started shooting random droids that no one noticed was there until that moment. Then Fordo could make a comment about crit failing a spot check before running off to kick more shebs.

Now THAT would be an awesome episode!!!

Lolz wut? Yeah! I can see that. I think I'd die of a heart attack, but I'd love it!  They just crash through a window, shoot em up and then run off after making some joke only we would get.  Hahaha ah perfect! I'm just tired of so much Padme, if it was any other random senator then i'd be more impressed! But we know she lives till RotS so it's not very scary if she gets shot at.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 05, 2010, 10:09:53 PM
But we know she lives till RotS so it's not very scary if she gets shot at.

Yeah, that's why EVERY SINGLE TIME SHE'S IN TROUBLE it's not scary or tense at all. Especially that one episode where Asokah was having all those visions. It wasn't tense at ALL. We all know she's going to be fine, so why do we keep acting like she could die?! It was ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on December 06, 2010, 05:02:30 PM
Yah, more of the same..... :ouch:

Again I ask, what are we seeing that is truly indicative of Anakin' s fall?
Where are he and Obi Wan?

How much trouble can a one eyed kipper and a xmas cactus with feet really give sentor hat=-hair and her automatitic target aquiring micro blaster?

Seriously, time to move on.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 06, 2010, 07:42:38 PM
Again I ask, what are we seeing that is truly indicative of Anakin' s fall?
Where are he and Obi Wan?

I hope that they are just making us want the real story more and more... All this out of time frame, unbelievable senator action is just getting stale.

How much trouble can a one eyed kipper and a xmas cactus with feet really give sentor hat=-hair and her automatitic target aquiring micro blaster?

Seriously, time to move on.

Hahaha ah automatic target acquiring micro blaster... Lolz! Made my day.

But yes. time to move on.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on December 07, 2010, 10:33:48 PM
Did anyone notice the Selkath in that episode? http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Selkath

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 07, 2010, 11:55:41 PM
Yeah... I also find it somewhat indicative of Padme's mental state that she decides Dooku was behind that, as opposed to finacial motives. Seriously, you're a senator, in fancy clothes, who goes wandering almost totally defenseless around literal dark alleys. What did she expect was going to happen?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 08, 2010, 01:09:56 AM
Yeah... I also find it somewhat indicative of Padme's mental state that she decides Dooku was behind that, as opposed to finacial motives. Seriously, you're a senator, in fancy clothes, who goes wandering almost totally defenseless around literal dark alleys. What did she expect was going to happen?
Thank. You.
I'm almost surprised she makes it to Revenge of the Sith with all the stupid crap she does.  And dude, she's been blaming Dooku for years.  Spice miners have a grudge with you, want you dead, and suddenly your ship blows up.  Did they do it?  "I think it was Count Dooku!"  Get jumped in Coruscant's underworld while wearing your fancy senator's clothes marking you clearly as a wealthy target.  Were you getting mugged?  "Count Dooku's behind this!"

―___―

She does happen to be right though.... :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 08, 2010, 06:15:16 AM
Thank. You.
I'm almost surprised she makes it to Revenge of the Sith with all the stupid crap she does.  And dude, she's been blaming Dooku for years.  Spice miners have a grudge with you, want you dead, and suddenly your ship blows up.  Did they do it?  "I think it was Count Dooku!"  Get jumped in Coruscant's underworld while wearing your fancy senator's clothes marking you clearly as a wealthy target.  Were you getting mugged?  "Count Dooku's behind this!"

―___―

She does happen to be right though.... :P

It does happen to be the only thing she is right about....  :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on December 08, 2010, 10:34:22 AM
So guys,   RCs this Friday!  I'm betting my LIFE on it!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 08, 2010, 10:45:04 AM
So guys,   RCs this Friday!  I'm betting my LIFE on it!!!

It'd better be!

If any of you hear a ear-piercing shriek of fangirl-ism from some distant place this Friday, then it was me, and it means that our boys finally showed up. If you hear shouts of rage, then it's still me, and the episodes are still being boring. In fact, anyone watch the Nostalgia Critic? Remember that random dream sequence he had in the Junior review?

Yeah, that's season three in a nutshell.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 08, 2010, 10:46:13 AM
If they're not, I'll be sure to be at your house with an axe Saturday, Mereel!! :P

Maybe Padme gets jumped even more often than we see in the show, and it's only the ones we see in the show she pins on Dooku...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on December 08, 2010, 12:09:34 PM
:P 



So back when they showed the clip of them they were talking


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFUhv_Zv_zw   They MUST have been talking about Savage Opress it can't be any other person.     And the recent previews for the next episode is introducing him.    CAN'T WAIIIIIT!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 08, 2010, 03:05:59 PM
They MUST have been talking about Savage Opress it can't be any other person.     And the recent previews for the next episode is introducing him.    CAN'T WAIIIIIT!!!!!!

You've seen previews for tomorrow? Where?! I never saw any last week! *runs to check starwars.com*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 08, 2010, 03:23:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFUhv_Zv_zw   They MUST have been talking about Savage Opress it can't be any other person.     And the recent previews for the next episode is introducing him.    CAN'T WAIIIIIT!!!!!!

Yeah, I thought we determined that a long time ago? I know I did....

But if they're introducing Savage this week, our chances for Delta are waay high :D I may actually watch this week
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 08, 2010, 03:55:16 PM
I'm nervous to see Delta squad! But it'll be the highlight of the show so... As long as they don't mess with them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 08, 2010, 04:29:33 PM
I'm nervous to see Delta squad! But it'll be the highlight of the show so... As long as they don't mess with them.

Y'all better pray hard and keep your fingers crossed ;)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 08, 2010, 05:28:08 PM
Savage arc isn't until January 7... TCW is taking a holoday hiatus
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on December 08, 2010, 06:06:15 PM
Damnit you are right.....        Well sort of.....    TONIGHT they are doing the limited theatrical screening of the episodes..  http://www.starwars.com/darthmaulsecrets/index.html


 I'm actually not disappointed,   I wasn't going to be able to catch the episode if it was going to happen. 
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 08, 2010, 11:10:24 PM
I could have, but I got other things to do :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 09, 2010, 01:33:25 AM
Savage arc isn't until January 7... TCW is taking a holoday hiatus

DANGIT. *kicks stuff*

Oh well, at least I know when it WILL be on. Any idea what's on tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 09, 2010, 01:38:36 AM
No but I've heard some spoilers from the screenings, cuz I can't control myself. The arc seems VERY interesting, and very exciting! Probably not much clone action, but from what I've heard it sounds pretty intense.

One immense spoiler I can't keep myself from mentioning is that...

CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK:

[spoiler]Darth Maul is alive[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on December 09, 2010, 02:07:59 AM
More jumbled politics....no thank you.  What happened to the guys who wrote the political/Senate stuff for "Duchess of Mandalore"?  That was well written, interesting, and at least you got the sense that if the Senate didn't do the right thing there, there were going to be some serious consequences.  "Senate Murders" was more crime/drama so the politics took a backseat to all that, but the last couple episodes?  Blah.  Yes, let's give free reign to the corporate guys who are part of the enemy alliance and bankrolling their battledroid army.  Good idea!  Yeah, stopping clone trooper production will allow us to end the war.  Y'know, you're right, it will.  You'll lose.  It's getting as bad as "Clone Wars: Wild Space"...

But any time they want to start poking around Galactic City--hey, I'm happy.  I love those parts on Coruscant, especially when they do the underworld areas.  The stuff from "Duchess of Mandalore", "Lightsaber Lost", and "Lethal Trackdown" were some of my favorites moments from the whole series.  The bars were not bad at all!  That's exactly how those places have always been described in the books, how they show up in the comics (the one from "Lethal Trackdown" where Plo and Ahsoka go in looks sooo much like the bar Jango visits in "Star Wars: Jango Fett" I was grinning my butt off the whole time!!), and the show did a perfect job. Mos Eisley was good for what it was, the kind of place like Goran Beviin describes in "Boba Fett: A Practical Man": It was the kind of bar where patrons tried very hard not to stare at one another.  That normally got you vibrobladed.  The management was proud of the bar's strict etiquette on that matter.  The ones they've shown have all been Coruscant hangouts, and more in line with a city's raver club/bar scene, with everybody drinking, lights flashing, girls dancing...it totally fits.

lol I completely agree with all of the above.

I can say that I actually like the way the development team has handled the Mandalorians.

Only after the way the EU's masters have taken the time to work with them.  Once things like The Essential Atlas, and the New Battlefronts Visual Guide were able to sculpt some of the inconsistencies to blend together with what came before, then yes, I actually do enjoy the New Mandalorians as a group if only as a look at a separate piece of the overarching Mandalorian society and culture.
However, if anyone's gotten the Season 2 DVDs and checked out the "Creating Mandalore" featurette, you'll see just how absolutely little Lucas cared about pre-established Mandalorians.  It was actually infuriating to watch, if for no other reason than they continuously flash images from the Mandalorians: People and Culture and History of the Mandalorians articles, along with panels from Open Seasons and a clip of the Mandalorian Mercs at a convention, all the while explaining just what the Mandalorians are not.
A few points, for the Mandalorians as far as Lucas is concerned:
*Mandalore is entirely destroyed.  One big desert which is no longer inhabitable except for those cube and dome cities.
*The Mandalorian Civil War is alluded to as the conflict that rendered Mandalore uninhabitable, hence Obi-Wan's line in "Voyage of Temptation" saying that a "Civil war killed most of Satine's people".
*Jango Fett is not Mand'alor, nor is he even Mandalorian.  We were just idiots for "assuming" that he was. (Despite the fact that it was the Attack of the Clones Visual Guide that explicitly said he was)
*The Mandalorians can't wear individually-colored armor because that's special to Boba Fett.  Armies have uniforms
*The Mandalorian skull (Mythosaur/Jaing skull) is a Boba Fett exclusive as well, and that's the only reason Pre Vizsla has the Death Watch logo on his cape instead of the skull
*The Mandalorians are not nomads.  "They can't be as vagabond as they've appeared in the EU."

But like I said, these points have been retconned into a state of being consistent with everything else by the authors of the EU.  The Essential Atlas details that the war with the Jedi (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mandalorian%E2%80%93Republic_conflict) occurred almost 700 years before the Clone Wars and that the other Mandalorians are still in existence; as everyone already knows, the pacifist Mandos are the reformist faction known as the "New Mandalorians", who look down on the warrior Mandos and deny them.  The New Battlefronts Visual Guide also states that only "parts of Mandalore [were turned] into deserts of white sand", going on to add that it's these desert regions where the New Mandalorians live, rather than where all Mandalorians are forced to reside. It also says that the mines on Concordia (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concordian_mines) were established searching for beskar, so now we know that both Mandalore and its two moons have beskar deposits. In addition, the guide outlines that Pre Vizsla is from Clan Vizsla, the same as Tor Vizsla, which goes well with the Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia's statement that the Death Watch sigil is actually the clan symbol of Clan Vizsla, which I assume Death Watch adopted from Tor.
And because nothing about armor colors or nomadic tendencies was stated in the actual episodes, they aren't canon, only authorial opinion.

EDIT:
No but I've heard some spoilers from the screenings, cuz I can't control myself. The arc seems VERY interesting, and very exciting! Probably not much clone action, but from what I've heard it sounds pretty intense.

One immense spoiler I can't keep myself from mentioning is that...

CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK:

[spoiler]Darth Maul is alive[/spoiler]
Real spoilers, guys:
[spoiler]Yes, it seems he is.  And apparently he's hiding out in the Outer Rim somewhere.  He's also not from Iridonia anymore, he's a Dathomiri "Nightbrother".  Those tattoos aren't Sith, they're "Nightbrother" markings.  Does wonders for all the Sith in the Legacy comics...  Ventress was also born on Dathomir, somehow ending up on Rattatak and being trained by Ky Narec like things are supposed to be.  But Palps finds out Ventress is getting too strong for just a minion, and orders Dooku to kill her so as not to jeopardize the Rule of Two.  He tries...and fails, which is why Ventress goes back to Dathomir apparently seeking revenge on Dooku. Leading to Savage Opress.  Don't expect him to die in these upcoming episodes, since it seems that future episodes are going to have Savage searching for Maul for whatever reason.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on December 09, 2010, 12:35:08 PM
-points up-

My head hurts.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 09, 2010, 02:11:10 PM

One immense spoiler I can't keep myself from mentioning is that...

CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK:

[spoiler]Darth Maul is alive[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Wow......TCW just can't come up with ANYTHING original, can they? DARTH MAUL WAS CUT IN HALF, he is not alive. I was almost excited about this, until I realized how stupid it was.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 09, 2010, 05:56:14 PM
As we say in the Goof off thread... That was his cardboard cutout/hologram/decoy/stupid excuse

I thought Darth Maul was a cool character but honestly, I'm kind of offended they could even try to bring him back. Unless they make him like half robotics on bottom. which as we saw with Darth Vader makes you kinda suck at lightsaber battles, which was basically what Maul was well known for.

It's like.... Saying that you the earth is flat again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 09, 2010, 06:30:19 PM
I thought Darth Maul was a cool character but honestly, I'm kind of offended they could even try to bring him back. Unless they make him like half robotics on bottom. which as we saw with Darth Vader makes you kinda suck at lightsaber battles, which was basically what Maul was well known for.

It's like.... Saying that you the earth is flat again.

Same here. And also, Vader had his legs cut off *almost* to the hips, but he still had leg nubs for them to work with. Maul was cut in half above the hips, without any nubs, and then fell down a who-knows-how-deep hole. My message to the staff at TCW??

He's dead you fools, get over it and come up with something original for once!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 09, 2010, 07:16:52 PM
One immense spoiler I can't keep myself from mentioning is that...

CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK:

[spoiler]Darth Maul is alive[/spoiler]

I knew that already, actually. It was in a comic somewhere. They're ripping off a random comic that explains minor plot points from Episode IV...that weren't even in the movie. Wow, Filoni. Wow.

However, if anyone's gotten the Season 2 DVDs and checked out the "Creating Mandalore" featurette, you'll see just how absolutely little Lucas cared about pre-established Mandalorians.  It was actually infuriating to watch, if for no other reason than they continuously flash images from the Mandalorians: People and Culture and History of the Mandalorians articles, along with panels from Open Seasons and a clip of the Mandalorian Mercs at a convention, all the while explaining just what the Mandalorians are not.

It's a good thing that I decided not to buy season two. I might have suffered from a sudden rage-induced blackout, only to wake up surrounded by dismantled battle droids and wondering what the heck happened.

...What? I'm not crazy. >.>
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 09, 2010, 08:19:16 PM
However, if anyone's gotten the Season 2 DVDs and checked out the "Creating Mandalore" featurette, you'll see just how absolutely little Lucas cared about pre-established Mandalorians.  It was actually infuriating to watch, if for no other reason than they continuously flash images from the Mandalorians: People and Culture and History of the Mandalorians articles, along with panels from Open Seasons and a clip of the Mandalorian Mercs at a convention, all the while explaining just what the Mandalorians are not.
Seriously, like kicking you back down a flight of stairs just as you were almost back to the top... I was sooo pissed.  :grr:

Since I guess we're not bothering to spoil the Darth Maul bits...
Maul's always been alive after Episode I.  That's not new at all.  The "Old Wounds" comic, they showed Maul had survived, his whole lower body was replaced with very Grievous-ish cybernetic legs, and he's been hunting Obi-Wan for years. Plus there was also a Maul clone that Palpatine made to test Vader.  I don't have a problem with Maul being alive, it's just how they're supposedly going to be doing it that bugs me.  Not to mention them retconning Maul and Ventress to being Dathomiri from different clans and that his tattoos aren't Sith, their Nightsister or Nightbrother clan markings.  Those tats were iconic Sith, and part of the whole reason why all the Legacy Sith have awesome red and black tats just like his.

I knew that already, actually. It was in a comic somewhere. They're ripping off a random comic that explains minor plot points from Episode IV...that weren't even in the movie. Wow, Filoni. Wow.
That comic, "Old Wounds", was pretty awesome actually.
[spoiler]Maul tracked Obi-Wan all over the galaxy, eventually coming to Tatooine where he kills Watto after finding out where the Lars family is.  He pieced everything together after visiting Mustafar and then Polis Massa, so he knows that Obi-Wan's protecting baby Luke and the quickest way to get Obi-Wan to reveal himself is to go after Luke.  When he attacks the farm though, Uncle Owen proves he's ready to take a level in badass by going after Maul with his rifle.  He gets it cut in half, but before Maul can kill him, Obi-Wan shows up and they fight.  Maul gets his arm cut off, and some of his horns (that look exactly how Savage's horns are supposed to, longer and nastier) before Obi-Wan gets him on the ground.  But when he's sort of struggling whether or not to outright kill an already beaten opponent, Owen takes his newly sawn-off rifle and blows Maul's head off.  "I told you I'd protect him!  Even from you.  Don't ever come back here."  Obi-Wan attracts danger, so that's why he moved off to keeping an eye on Luke from a greater distance.[/spoiler]
Really cool to actually read.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 09, 2010, 08:37:54 PM
That comic, "Old Wounds", was pretty awesome actually.
[spoiler]Maul tracked Obi-Wan all over the galaxy, eventually coming to Tatooine where he kills Watto after finding out where the Lars family is.  He pieced everything together after visiting Mustafar and then Polis Massa, so he knows that Obi-Wan's protecting baby Luke and the quickest way to get Obi-Wan to reveal himself is to go after Luke.  When he attacks the farm though, Uncle Owen proves he's ready to take a level in badass by going after Maul with his rifle.  He gets it cut in half, but before Maul can kill him, Obi-Wan shows up and they fight.  Maul gets his arm cut off, and some of his horns (that look exactly how Savage's horns are supposed to, longer and nastier) before Obi-Wan gets him on the ground.  But when he's sort of struggling whether or not to outright kill an already beaten opponent, Owen takes his newly sawn-off rifle and blows Maul's head off.  "I told you I'd protect him!  Even from you.  Don't ever come back here."  Obi-Wan attracts danger, so that's why he moved off to keeping an eye on Luke from a greater distance.[/spoiler]
Really cool to actually read.

I only vaguely remember it, but it *was* pretty cool. But the plot of the comic is still based off a throwaway mention of something that happened with Ben that I'm pretty sure wasn't in the movie (the line, I mean. Correct me if I'm wrong), so it's still sort of weird that Filoni would go for something like that. And, lest ye forget, TCW is all about taking that which is awesome and utterly destroying it. Like the Mandalorians or Obi-Wan (seriously, his character is blander than Styrofoam on white bread. At least in the movies he's MODERATELY interesting). Or, you know, taking that which is NOT awesome and trying to make it so. Like Quinlan Vos (who was so OOC it hurt) or senatorial meetings.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 09, 2010, 08:44:54 PM
And, lest ye forget, TCW is all about taking that which is awesome and utterly destroying it.
*sigh*

Oh yeah, here's some pics of Maul from that story:

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070811133815/starwars/images/8/84/Visionaries_Darth_Maul.jpg) (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071024225837/starwars/images/d/d0/OvMVisionaries.jpg)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 09, 2010, 08:46:54 PM
I've heard very positive reviews about the arc from some fans that are even nitpickier than you lot... So don't jump to the hatin' so soon

And Filoni confirmed at the screenings that there will be no more political episodes! Not even one episode has the senate floor featured... Filoni also said that the reason for the big boring political break would be revealed.

Here's a short review from IGN: http://tv.ign.com/articles/113/1138851p1.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 09, 2010, 08:55:57 PM
Oh I heard that the arc's supposed to be amazing, honestly.  And I know that what's on paper's never exactly the way it comes out on screen so I'm open to seeing how it really goes down.  Just not liking everything that I've been hearing so far on the subject.  Can't wait to hear what bigger purpose all the politics serves...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 09, 2010, 08:56:53 PM
The Savage Arc? I'm not hating so much as being cynical. And you have to admit, the track record for this season has been pretty bad. I find that this is the only area in my life were setting the bar low is a good thing. I get more excited when I'm proven wrong.

Of course, I shouldn't HAVE to set the bar this low... x.x
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 09, 2010, 09:17:40 PM
Ok, well I never knew Maul was already supposed to be alive :P Nevermind then.

The Savage Arc? I'm not hating so much as being cynical. And you have to admit, the track record for this season has been pretty bad.


The track record for the show has been pretty bad.


I'm officially excited for the Maul arc again :D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 09, 2010, 11:57:45 PM
Ok, well I never knew Maul was already supposed to be alive :P Nevermind then.

Same here, but I don't like when comics do that either. Can't we just leave dead people dead for once?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 10, 2010, 12:55:09 AM
Same here, but I don't like when comics do that either. Can't we just leave dead people dead for once?

Could be worse. Marvel or DC could be doing it. Their characters NEVER stay dead. It's ridiculous!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 10, 2010, 01:45:31 AM
Too true! Oh well....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 10, 2010, 02:00:19 AM
Well since the rest of you were so ever discreet about the spoilers, I guess I won't need the cool spoiler tab thingy anymore...

Perhaps Maul isn't physically alive but alive in... spirit form, hmmmm? Or within a Sith Holocron???
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on December 10, 2010, 07:20:34 AM
I thought...Old Wounds...was...non-canon...but whatever.

I'd rather like to see Maul back. Chop up a few Jedi (Ahsoka), chase down Palps, then we have a nice realization scene in the Senate, then Palps kills Maul.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 10, 2010, 11:02:40 AM
Well since the rest of you were so ever discreet about the spoilers, I guess I won't need the cool spoiler tab thingy anymore...

Perhaps Maul isn't physically alive but alive in... spirit form, hmmmm? Or within a Sith Holocron???

Well, it's possible that we're all wrong...it would be cool if we weren't but it's possible. I actually heard Savage was
[spoiler]Maul's brother[/spoiler]
which is sort of stupid, so option two is much for desirable. Although, I like these theories too. Palps pulled that one post Episode VI, right? When he kept cloning himself and possessing the bodies of the clones? Maybe that could happen.

OR, to throw a really crackpot theory out there
[spoiler]Maul possesses his brother.[/spoiler]
I know it's not likely, but I'm just throwing it out there. :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 10, 2010, 11:55:19 AM

Same here, but I don't like when comics do that either. Can't we just leave dead people dead for once?

Yeah, i agree.

Well since the rest of you were so ever discreet about the spoilers, I guess I won't need the cool spoiler tab thingy anymore...

Perhaps Maul isn't physically alive but alive in... spirit form, hmmmm? Or within a Sith Holocron???

That would be one of the most interesting storylines TCW has ever come up with :P That'd be pretty cool.

I'd rather like to see Maul back. Chop up a few Jedi (Ahsoka), chase down Palps, then we have a nice realization scene in the Senate, then Palps kills Maul.

This would also be pretty cool. Especially the Ashoka part  >:D

Well, it's possible that we're all wrong...it would be cool if we weren't but it's possible. I actually heard Savage was
[spoiler]Maul's brother[/spoiler]
which is sort of stupid, so option two is much for desirable. Although, I like these theories too. Palps pulled that one post Episode VI, right? When he kept cloning himself and possessing the bodies of the clones? Maybe that could happen.

OR, to throw a really crackpot theory out there
[spoiler]Maul possesses his brother.[/spoiler]
I know it's not likely, but I'm just throwing it out there. :P

Yes, Savage is Maul's brother. That was confirmed before the season started, I believe...  that really crackpot theory would actually be fun to watch :D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 10, 2010, 02:02:27 PM
I think it's amusing that we all here at Vode An like Sith more than Jedi.... At least that's what I am assuming. Cause if I was force sensitive, I would definitely be Sith! But I am not, so I am Mando. Which is actually a good alternative to the Force.
OnTopic:
I will just be glad with getting out of the Senate building and away from.....:

  Ahsoka and Padme's Excellent Adventure!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 10, 2010, 03:17:53 PM
Personally, if I were force-sensitive, I would rather get force training, and then leave both sides just to be a force-sensitive Mandalorian. Jedi are too cynical and hypocritical, Sith are too easily manipulated by their desire for power.

That being said, yes, I find Sith more interesting than Jedi.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 10, 2010, 09:58:38 PM
Yes, Savage is Maul's brother. That was confirmed before the season started, I believe...
Actually, from what I've heard, that might not be exactly true.  It seems more along the lines of the Mando "Vod":  Maul/Savage's clan calls each other "brother", the Nightsisters call each other "sister", and the older witch is called "Mother".
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fettishist on December 10, 2010, 10:38:24 PM
Anyone have an air date for the episode with the RC's?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 10, 2010, 10:54:19 PM
Some time in January.  The 7th is when the first episode of the new arc airs, but I'm not sure if Delta's going to be showing up in the first or second episodes.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 10, 2010, 10:56:34 PM
Some time in January.  The 7th is when the first episode of the new arc airs, but I'm not sure if Delta's going to be showing up in the first or second episodes.

Screech's theory on this:

[spoiler]I'd say yes, because they were investigating something and came back with dead jedi (or some form of dead something). What better way to introduce your villain than to have him kill stuff?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 13, 2010, 12:35:21 AM
Yeah, I know they're going to be showing up with the dead Jedi who Savage killed, I'm just saying that it's a three-episode arc and from what I heard, the first episode is gonna be mainly about....

For real spoilers:
[spoiler]...the Dooku and Ventress falling out that puts the rest of the story into play.  I don't think Savage is going to really be showing up until episode 2, since there's a fight between the Dooku and Ventress, then Ventress has to go to Dathomir, stuff happens, and then they get around to introducing Savage[/spoiler]

But that's just what I heard, mainly from the peeps who saw the theatrical screening for the episodes so the line on where the individual episodes are going to be broken up is blurry.  Might be any of them, to be honest.  All I know is the arc starts on the 7th, and is 3 parts.  Delta's gonna poke their heads in during one of them. *shrug*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on December 13, 2010, 08:43:44 AM
So this arc doesn't start until the 7th... Do we know if there any other new episodes before then?
(Or, are we all ready into the "Holiday-Hiatus?" - The repeats and the documentaries about the Republic Senate are getting old fast.
(Although, it was nice seeing the action packed ARC Troopers episode again; (despite its shortcomings)).

Speaking of the falling out between Ventriss and Dooku... I cannot wait until this story arc begins. Those clips with Opress, and Opress and Dooku, and Dooku frying Ventriss, etc.  looked freaking awesome. - not to mention the Delta-bonus. - It lookks like 0-11 will start out with a bang.
Too bad, they're letting 2010 kind if just fizzle out in a lacksuter display of blahhh.
[It's kind of like a barely audible old man fart... It's not funny, it's not stinky, it's just kind of sad.]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 13, 2010, 02:14:48 PM
It's kind of like a barely audible old man fart... It's not funny, it's not stinky, it's just kind of sad.
Perfect description -.-

What if instead of going another season and ENDing the clone wars at RotS, they kept going and had a whole season during the movie of JUST clones. Cause we know what's going on with the Jedi and Padme in the senate. So we could just have Clone Wars cool stuff. Then after RotS, they could change it to.... something else. Storm Troopers killing civilians! Woo!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 14, 2010, 07:12:14 PM
Holy. Crap. The second half of the Clone Wars

http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/12/14/star-wars-the-clone-wars-trailer-an-ew-exclusive/#more-28013

So much stuff!!! Wierd plant planet! Wierd Vampire sith guy! Wierd angel lady!! THE WOLFPACK!!! ARC Troopers! (which may be Echo and Fives :O) Giant floating pyramid spaceship! Ahsoka captured! Wierd lizard dude. Even Piell!!! TRANDOSHANS!!! Saesee Tiin fliyng a starfighter like he should!! And: Ahsoka going dark??

Can't effing wait. The animation looks superb compared to even the animation now. Holy crap...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 14, 2010, 08:40:54 PM
lolz  I just came here to post about that.  It looks soooo awesome!

We've got Evan Piell (the little Jedi Master that looks kinda like a red Yoda), all the Dathomir stuff, looks like maybe another shot over to Mandalore (judging by New Mando-ish clothes), Phase II trooper armor on what might have been Echo and Fives, some crazy-looking new dark side guy that shoots Palpatine-style purple Force lightning and blocks lightsabers with his gauntlets, some ethereal glowing (maybe)Jedi woman who either blocks it or shoots lightning back, commando droids with energy shields, somebody's in carbonite, a guy that looks like he shapeshifts into a bat creature that can fly (which they animated BEAUTIFULLY might I add :P), more Trandoshans, Saesee Tiin, and a potentially evil-looking Ahsoka attacking Anakin.

Yeah.  Holy crap.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 14, 2010, 08:48:33 PM
Wow, that actually looks pretty cool  ;D

Could this actually be their way of writing off Ashoka? She turns to the Dark Side and Anakin offs her? (That would be AMAZING to watch)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on December 14, 2010, 08:57:34 PM
No I don't think so. Not yet anyhoo...

I'm thinking that bat guy and that light lady are like the embodiments of the light and dark side of the force. And somehow they run into the gang, Anakin is discovered as the Chosen One, and we go a little more in depth into that prophecy and the origin of the Force.

I remember Filoni hinting that we'd explore the origin of the Force in Season 3 in some article somewhere...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 14, 2010, 09:07:13 PM
Could this actually be their way of writing off Ashoka? She turns to the Dark Side and Anakin offs her? (That would be AMAZING to watch)
Considered it...but I don't think so.  She looks like she's possessed or something, the way her eyes look.  The whole planet they kept showing looks absolutely nuts.  Personally it sort of reminds me of that "Beyond Shadows" thing I've read about from the Fate of the Jedi series (which I have not actually read, just read things about on Wookieepedia and stuff).  That, or the glowing Force-user lady makes me think it might be one of Iego's moons and she's another Angel, like H-Bomb said.  But either way, wherever they're at that's the got nasty dark rotted planet turning into beautiful grassy trees with flowers...ish is weird. lolz

And the dark side dude?!  What the heck is that guy???  He's got those creepy glowing red eyes, head tats like Darth Malak, shoots purple Force lightning, has gauntlets that can block Obi-Wan's lightsaber, and I'm pretty sure he's the one transforming into the big bat creature and flying away.  Honestly...I think H-Bomb's first post was on it.  The dude's a vampire.  A Sith vampire.  And I don't even care how ridiculous that sounds because he looks like one hell of a villain. :P

I remember Filoni hinting that we'd explore the origin of the Force in Season 3 in some article somewhere...
Sooo...yeah on the Beyond Shadows/Netherworld of the Force thing, maybe?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on December 14, 2010, 09:22:01 PM
The dude's a vampire.  A Sith vampire.  And I don't even care how ridiculous that sounds because he looks like one hell of a villain. :P

Oh gosh. Now they're trying to get Twilight chicks on the bandwagon. WILL YOU JUST PICK A TARGET AUDIENCE?!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on December 14, 2010, 10:32:00 PM
Oh gosh. Now they're trying to get Twilight chicks on the bandwagon. WILL YOU JUST PICK A TARGET AUDIENCE?!


What this guy said.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on December 14, 2010, 10:49:19 PM
Ok, while I agree with the Twilight comment... I don't know. This actually has me somewhat interested. I mean, this is so incredibly different than what we've seen from the series so far, it could be a step forward. A weird step, granted, but still...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 14, 2010, 11:58:15 PM
While this preview looks awesome, it looks like that stuff is ALL of the good stuff other than Savage. Soooo.... I'm in a bad mood. I'll just say I am not going to get my hopes up at all.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on December 15, 2010, 12:07:23 AM
Not that I think the guy really is a vampire or is even supposed to be one...there've been a lot of other vampires long before Twilight was even conceived, and I don't think he's remotely similar in anyway to Twilight-esque vamps in the first place.  In light of the woman who looks very much like an Iego Angel, perhaps he's an Iego "Demon".  It's been said that "Diathim" (what the Angel's are really called) can change their shape to look like members of whatever species they appear to, so that might explain the darksider's bat transformation, if he's in fact the one transforming.  And let me just say that I'm very impressed with the transformation animation the crew did, that looks fantastic: quick, sharp, with no glitchy delay.  In fact, from what I've seen, the animation if nothing else, only seems to be getting better.  And like Mia, even if they want to make him vampiric, I could care less so long as he's every bit the awesome villain he appears to be.  I also agree with Mia that Ahsoka looks like she's possessed by something, or someone, but I don't think that was a New Mandalorian guy in the hat, just that his collar happened to look like the New Mando hexagon shape in that shot.  Maybe, though, it seems a bit much to be going to Mandalore twice in the same season.

Really happy to finally get to see Saesee Tiin, as he was one of my favorite Jedi from the movies visually, and I really got to like him as a character in the Dark Horse comics.  Evan Piell I'm not quite as interested in, but it's good to see that he hasn't been entirely forgotten.  If that was indeed a pack of Trando mercs/bounty hunters, than I'm excited to see what's going on there.  If that's going to be Bossk's family...not so much, because I sense another backstory heading toward the blender.  The carbonite might be cool if they use it well, but I couldn't tell who that was supposed to be in there from the trailer.  They're being escorted by battle droids, though, so assume it's someone on the Republic's side, or someone the CIS is digging out of prison to work for them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 15, 2010, 04:12:09 AM
I also agree with Mia that Ahsoka looks like she's possessed by something, or someone, but I don't think that was a New Mandalorian guy in the hat, just that his collar happened to look like the New Mando hexagon shape in that shot.  Maybe, though, it seems a bit much to be going to Mandalore twice in the same season.
Definitely possessed.  I watched it again but a higher-quality version, and she's got all kinds of black markings on her face and headtails like how they did the Blue Shadow Virus in Season 1, but they look way too symetrical to be something like that.  I'm totally thinking evil Sithy/Nightsister magic possession or something along those lines.  As for the "Mando"...meh, I don't know.  He could be. :P

If that was indeed a pack of Trando mercs/bounty hunters, than I'm excited to see what's going on there.  If that's going to be Bossk's family...not so much, because I sense another backstory heading toward the blender.
Do want Trando mercs!  Do not want Bossk retcons, cuz even if I don't really care about Bossk all that much, you know he's somebody else's Mandalore...so to speak. lolz
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 15, 2010, 10:25:35 AM
What's this? Season III might actually start being...good?!

PRAISE THE LORD!!! *happy dance*

If Asokah gets possessed/goes to the dark side/whatever, I will laugh. I'm sorry, I will. Unless they handle it in such a way that makes it creepy.

Also, I doubt those are vampires in the literal sense, or if they are, they'll be NOTHING like Twilight vamps. Unless Lucas is that bankrupt. In which case, I will be displeased. That is just taking it one step too far. The Mandalorians thing was bad enough! Now you're trying to Disneyfy the SITH too?! That's just WRONG.

(P.S. the dark side guy looked awesome. A villain that's actually threatening? What madness is this?!)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on December 15, 2010, 04:32:01 PM
Not that I think the guy really is a vampire or is even supposed to be one...there've been a lot of other vampires long before Twilight was even conceived, and I don't think he's remotely similar in anyway to Twilight-esque vamps in the first place.  In light of the woman who looks very much like an Iego Angel, perhaps he's an Iego "Demon".  It's been said that "Diathim" (what the Angel's are really called) can change their shape to look like members of whatever species they appear to, so that might explain the darksider's bat transformation, if he's in fact the one transforming.  And let me just say that I'm very impressed with the transformation animation the crew did, that looks fantastic: quick, sharp, with no glitchy delay.  In fact, from what I've seen, the animation if nothing else, only seems to be getting better.  And like Mia, even if they want to make him vampiric, I could care less so long as he's every bit the awesome villain he appears to be.  I also agree with Mia that Ahsoka looks like she's possessed by something, or someone, but I don't think that was a New Mandalorian guy in the hat, just that his collar happened to look like the New Mando hexagon shape in that shot.  Maybe, though, it seems a bit much to be going to Mandalore twice in the same season.

Really happy to finally get to see Saesee Tiin, as he was one of my favorite Jedi from the movies visually, and I really got to like him as a character in the Dark Horse comics.  Evan Piell I'm not quite as interested in, but it's good to see that he hasn't been entirely forgotten.  If that was indeed a pack of Trando mercs/bounty hunters, than I'm excited to see what's going on there.  If that's going to be Bossk's family...not so much, because I sense another backstory heading toward the blender.  The carbonite might be cool if they use it well, but I couldn't tell who that was supposed to be in there from the trailer.  They're being escorted by battle droids, though, so assume it's someone on the Republic's side, or someone the CIS is digging out of prison to work for them.

While I definitely agree with all of your sentiments, specifically that the 'vampire' or 'demon' does fit into the cannon and has great potential to be a fantastic villain, I would still like to point out that a likely reason that this part of the galaxy was chosen was to bring a vampire feel to "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" simply because the Lucas Arts wants to explore the feel of that or they simply want to draw the Twilight type audience in I couldn't say for sure.    
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on December 15, 2010, 08:34:44 PM
Whoo! Man, it's been a while, huh? I've stacked up, what, three reviews?

Yeah, I've fallen behind. But! I AM CATCHING UP. I am currently writing a review for Heroes on Both Sides, having completed Hunt for Ziro. I know at least ONE of you on this forum reads my blog (SOMEONE used a quote from one of my reviews as part of their signature, which I found cool, but I cannot remember for the life of me who it was), so I feel justified in posting here when I put up a new review, as it IS SEASON 3 RELATED.

So! Review for Hunt for Ziro is now up!

http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/clone-wars-review-hunt-for-ziro.html

EDIT: Heroes on Both Sides reviewed as well.
http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/clone-wars-review-heroes-on-both-sides.html

GO READ IT. I'll catch up with the rest of my reviews probably this week, early next week at the latest. I have plenty of time until January but I don't want to wait too long and have this get away from me again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 16, 2010, 01:07:06 AM
Excellent reviews, it's almost as if you took my thoughts and stretched them out into a full review. But as I understand it, after Christmas we will get all the Battle we can handle.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on December 16, 2010, 10:08:17 AM
Quote
Holy. Crap. The second half of the Clone Wars

Holy Crap is right. What a crazy teaser; just split second shots like that - gets me all fired up. But, I honestly have troubke keeping track of everything I just saw.

[So thank you,  Vode, for your summaries and interpretations]

I think I agree with most everything said.
e.g. I love the new villain; (but, I'm also bummed about the lack of Savage Opress).
I loved the purple lightening fights! (I also don't think he's a Vampire; per se. But, a shape-shifter; and evil dark-side shape-shifter to-boot - Even Better !
 I loved Rune's joke about the Twilight- audience.

I LOVED evil/possessed Ahsoka. (likewise, I don't think this will be the end of her - she's still too much of a money-maker as far as the show goes.)

I'm digging on Even Piell. - There was a book (Streets of Coruscant, or something) that described Piell as being firecely loyal; and an excellent duelist; and a friend and confidant to Yoda.

A little more on Even Peill:
[spoiler]In that book; it described how he survided the Purge at the Temple, on that fateful day; but he was tracked down and executed by Imperial Clone Troopers / Stormtroopers in the loer levels of Corsuscant.
[I had read this right after IC 1, I think. And it was awesome to imagine Mando-Commandos lighting up a jettise in a hail of blaster-fire.][/spoiler]

In short, I loved that clip - it offers so much potential.
But, I like someone else mentioned; the 1st half of the season has left me a little jaded. I fear that most or all of those 1-sec shots are going to comprise 1 or 3 episodes, tops. And they'll be interspersed with episodes of Even Piell preaching to the Senate about some god-awful boring topics; like Tax Cuts for Neimodians; or evil corporate giants adding Asparteme to Mando-Tang.

For starters, if they don't kill off Ahsoka; (or let her dark-side shebs escape); then she's going to have some sort of fake-fight with Anakin; and then magically lose her yellow eyes and become "Good" again. [-Ugh, should I barf on that now or later]

But I don't want to be the Downer, here. So, I am going to remain optimistic.

I love Xan's idea about CIS defrosting a prisoner to help their war effort.
- Maybe its Opress. Who knows ?
It's kind of like Stallone movie, Demolition Man - what's funny is: in the movie the gov't took Wesley Snipes out of prison; but, in real life they put him in prison]

And, like others have said - The animation looks fantastic. The dead/live planet looks freaky-deaky. -What was up with all those clones crawling across the gound. (It looked messed up like it could've have been either level ground, or scaling a cliff face [-kind of like Batman and Robin scaling up a building]

One of those planets looked like Felucia.

And, I do love Trandos. I hope we get to see one eat somebody (They supposedly like to do that)
I also hope there is no retconning of Bossk. (Isn't he in some sort of Republic lock-up? )- w/ the timeline jumping - who knows?


Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on December 16, 2010, 10:16:05 AM
To be fair, as I re-watched Heroes on Both Sides to review it, I realized cannot cite it as a bad episode. The writing was solid, the characters were well-played, and the plot, while the use of the Senate was recycled, was a nice change of pace from the standard "OMG ALL 5EPP13S R 3V1L DR01D5 l0l". Really, I just think it's placed at a bad time in the show's run, because since the rest of the season has been so boring it easily taints perceptions of any non-action episode that might actually be good.

Also, Hunt for Ziro was a satisfying episode, if only to see the giant purple people eater get shot to death. Quinlan Vos was (so I'm told) kind of OOC for this episode, but really, that's fine by me. I really liked that he was kind of a cocky Jedi (The only other one who's legitimately too sure of himself is Anakin) and his interaction with the oh-so-proper, vaguely British Obi-Wan was fun to watch. Plus he was a total dick, and we don't get enough of those kinds of "good guys" in this show. (Although he complimented Cody, which, since I know he didn't like clones in the comic, made me raise an eyebrow.)

And, all the battle we can handle, huh? That would be a nice Christmas present, wouldn't it.

On the topic of Commandos, I'm pretty sure Delta will be appearing in the Savage Opress arc, probably very early on. In their clip, they're returning from a mission, saying there were no survivors. The Jedi talk about how neither a Jedi nor a Sith did what the killer had done, as it was like a savage animal. Now, remember Maul- He was distinctly savage and beast-like, without much style or precision, just brute force. Now, apply that to, say, his brother- who is confirmed to be Savage- and that makes a lot of sense.

Aside: DELTA IS APPEARING IN THE SHOW, THAT MEANS HASBRO HAS TO MAKE ACTION FIGURES YAAAAAYYYYYY
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on December 16, 2010, 11:37:45 AM
Action figures.... I hope so
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on December 16, 2010, 03:11:06 PM
That would be awesome.
[There's supposedly some collector-type action figures, of Scorch, at the very least. But, I think they're something 30 or 40 bucks on Amazon.

I want some mass-marketed Hasbro ones - Walmart-style.
[Walmart had Madalorian Police and speeders, and maybe even Pre Vizla liing their shelves something like 2 days after those episodes aired]

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 16, 2010, 03:46:26 PM
[There's supposedly some collector-type action figures, of Scorch, at the very least. But, I think they're something 30 or 40 bucks on Amazon.

Oh, yeah, there was a Scorch figure that was made for mass production...I use "mass" very loosely here, because it was really hard to find. I was lucky enough to nab one in a Target. I don't think they sell him anymore. This was like, three-ish years ago.

There was also a Delta-Squad four pack that was sold exclusively online. I don't know if they're selling that again either, but they might.

And now there's Galactic Heroes Boss and Fixer, which are adorable. No Scorch and Sev though. This makes Screech go :( because Chibi Sev = win.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 16, 2010, 07:25:40 PM
And now there's Galactic Heroes Boss and Fixer, which are adorable. No Scorch and Sev though. This makes Screech go :( because Chibi Sev = win.

I've never heard anyone thought of Star Wars action figures as adorable... But it's okay Screech, I'm sure they will have Sev soon! They just need to make more of him because, he so kewl.  8)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on December 16, 2010, 08:47:22 PM
I know at least ONE of you on this forum reads my blog (SOMEONE used a quote from one of my reviews as part of their signature, which I found cool, but I cannot remember for the life of me who it was)

TWO. (Moi.) And it's Rune.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 17, 2010, 04:26:30 AM
I read them to... Punk.  I enjoyed the "Why?!" video last time. I almost finished the whole thing!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on December 17, 2010, 06:00:22 PM
Yeah, the siggie was me. It's been replaced now, but never fear, I shall probably find a new hilarious line that I must for a time immortalize in signature-ness.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on December 20, 2010, 11:11:07 PM
http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/clone-wars-review-pursuit-of-peace.html Okay, so! I'm caught up! Pursuit of Peace reviewed. Man, this is the worst, here's hoping Delta can save this season.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on December 21, 2010, 08:51:24 AM
So, basically, that last entire episode was LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS?

Huh. I like that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on December 21, 2010, 10:12:58 PM
This is another great installment by Captain Ben. Keep it coming. Until the show remembers what it's supposed to be about, this is entertainment enough! And with no commercials as well.







. . . LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on December 21, 2010, 11:22:53 PM
We need to make that a Star Wars-related meme. xD
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 21, 2010, 11:57:42 PM
One thing I will say in its favor, tho, is that the whole thing was an arc.  One big politics arc, even that iffy Senate Murders episode included.  So hopefully it'll be a big "Okay, so now we've looked into that" kind of thing, plus all the negative fan comments, so they'll stear clear of that from now on.  And if whoever out there does like political stuff, they've have that one "solid" arc all for them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 22, 2010, 12:06:13 AM
... I like political stuff... in Star Wars, at least. I have a firm disinterest in RL politics...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 22, 2010, 12:13:06 AM
... I like political stuff... in Star Wars, at least. I have a firm disinterest in RL politics...
Same here.  The only thing I don't really like is when the politics are written bad.  There's a lot of stuff in these coupla episodes that were just really REALLY stupid.  I miss the good stuff from Labyrinth of Evil, or even just the Dark Horse comics one-off "Dead Ends" storyline [where they argued the effects of greater security versus loss of freedom and had Chanc. Valorum assassinated in a huge ship explosion].
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 22, 2010, 03:28:01 AM
I wouldn't mind these LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS episodes if they weren't all about Padme. Padme this, Padme that. Look how good she is at shooting a blaster, look how smart she is, look how pretty she is. At the very least, find us another female character! Someone we DON'T know and DON'T see very much or at all in the movies.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on December 22, 2010, 10:15:56 AM
We need to make that a Star Wars-related meme. xD

We already have.

Now, Screech, let me inform you of the overall plot of the recent episodes, so that you may understand this meme: [spoiler]LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS[/spoiler]

That should clear a lot of things up.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on December 22, 2010, 11:04:13 AM
LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS

I see a great future for this one...especially with the way the episodes are going
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 22, 2010, 02:26:27 PM
I see a great future for this one...especially with the way the episodes are going

It will get better. There is no where to go but up.

It's hard writing something so optimistic after that first part of the season.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on December 22, 2010, 05:10:11 PM
Wow that sums up this season very well.....

I think they need some of the politics in there every few episodes though.   I mean they need a lot less of what they have had the last 7.   But if they just do Clone and Jedi fighting the whole time then I think it was get just as boring.     

3 Action episode , 1 political episode, 1 actionsode, 1 political, then 3 action again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on December 22, 2010, 05:41:23 PM
Sounds like a good plan Mereel. You should write the writers, outline your idea...it would be much better than it is now.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 22, 2010, 10:54:47 PM
The way to change up the action is to change up the vibe of the fighting, like they did with Geonosis.  A little big battle/storming the planet stuff here, a little covert insertion and sneaking around here, some seek-and-destroy here, some with Jedi battles, some with more clone-central battles.  Badly written politics is just bad filler.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on December 22, 2010, 11:33:49 PM
BLOW SOMETHING UP! -breaks down sobbing-

There is nothing more that can be said. Aside from LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on December 23, 2010, 12:59:04 AM
I feel like well written politics could make it much better. I wonder if they think that because it's a kid show, the don't have to try, because some people on this forum (Xander) could come up with waaaay better stories.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 23, 2010, 02:15:15 AM
BLOW SOMETHING UP! -breaks down sobbing-

There is nothing more that can be said. Aside from LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS

I laughed out loud when I highlighted it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on December 23, 2010, 04:19:08 AM
I feel like well written politics could make it much better. I wonder if they think that because it's a kid show, the don't have to try, because some people on this forum (Xander) could come up with waaaay better stories.

Thanks for that, RC.  I appreciate the publicity. lol

With an entire story arc more or less devoted to the same issue—war funding and how best to use it—I for one would be pleasantly surprised to see some great trick reveal from Filoni and his people as part of his assurance that the political episodes had a necessary reason for existing.  Previous-established canon (which yes, believe me, I understand means less than nothing to the "highest powers") has stated that the Republic is not actually paying Kamino for the clones at all, it's secretly Dooku's wealth as a Serenno aristocrat that's bankrolling the clone army contract.  So if Palpatine's been pushing for deregulation and an increase in military spending...just where is that money being put?  The Death Star?  Some other type of secret or future weapon?  Or is it not even about the money at all, and rather about expanding the power of the Banking Clan which is eventually annexed by the Empire?  It would be fantastic to see something of that sort, where Palpatine's laying the ground work through these otherwise seemingly mundane episodes as part of a later scheme.  Just look at Mandalore: manipulate the Death Watch into becoming a Separatist party, thereby gaining a strong Mandalorian army for use against the Jedi all the while making it appear that a Republic occupation is necessary, thus opening a hole for Palpatine to get at the planet's beskar. (TCW Mando Trilogy) That plan fails, but when he becomes Emperor, he circles back with a new plan—hire Mando mercs, something the pro-peace Republic couldn't be seen to do while recognizing the New Mandos, and openly purchase rights to beskar mining and land rather than attempt to scam his way back. (Order 66 & ImpCom) If the Clone Wars team could connect dots like that, even otherwise drab political episodes could be saved by the farther-reaching consequences they'd have.

Not that I actually expect that to happen, but it's a possibility...  And anything beats the stuff that spawned our latest meme. lol
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on December 23, 2010, 10:50:57 AM
...I started a meme. I feel, like, honored or something. 8D I honestly did that because I didn't really feel like explaining conversations nobody was listening to anyway.

And I will concede that a political story arc wouldn't be so bad if it were handled properly, but... this just wasn't. This kind of thing makes me thing that there are three real staples of Star Wars- Having a bad feeling about this, it being a trap, and bad writing exactly 50 percent of the time. Oh, and lightsabers. But those don't count.

Also, WOW, Xander, that's a REALLY good idea. You and me, we should take an army of clone troopers and storm Skywalker Ranch and take over as writers. Then team up with Leland Chee and fix the stupid timeline problem and make everything fit, instead of overwriting existing canon.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 23, 2010, 02:43:21 PM
...I started a meme. I feel, like, honored or something. 8D I honestly did that because I didn't really feel like explaining conversations nobody was listening to anyway.
Careful what you say around here, it could turn into the monster that controls YOU eventually.


After reading Xander's idea, I feel better already. They wouldn't even have to connect the dots, cause he already did in my mind!

Part of my problem is... They aren't making Palpsy dark and evil enough!! They expect us to believe that his secret plots, that everyone knows about, wouldn't be unnoticed by the regular public people. He needs to use his tricky Sith cunning to get his way, not just brute force..
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on December 23, 2010, 02:54:55 PM
and maybe a little force lightning...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 23, 2010, 03:00:09 PM
of course. Nothing works without force lighting powering it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on December 25, 2010, 12:05:23 AM
After reading Xander's idea, I feel better already. They wouldn't even have to connect the dots, cause he already did in my mind!

lol Glad I could make some sense of it for you, brother.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 03, 2011, 08:40:39 AM
I love Xander's idea too; and I'd love to see something like that unfold. (It would make the last few month of TCW all worthwhile).

But for some reason, I get the sense that they're not planning that far in advance, (or carefully), (or logically), (or intelligently).
I honestly think that they're making it up as they go along; and their plotlines are driven by a confused and inconsistent sense of target audience, and/or sales projections of newly introduced Hasbro toys, and/or the whims of the Creator who has quite possibiliy lost his creative vision.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: IC-1989 on January 03, 2011, 03:56:11 PM
When is the next episode? This friday?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 03, 2011, 05:34:20 PM
I love Xander's idea too; and I'd love to see something like that unfold. (It would make the last few month of TCW all worthwhile).

But for some reason, I get the sense that they're not planning that far in advance, (or carefully), (or logically), (or intelligently).
I honestly think that they're making it up as they go along; and their plotlines are driven by a confused and inconsistent sense of target audience, and/or sales projections of newly introduced Hasbro toys, and/or the whims of the Creator who has quite possibiliy lost his creative vision.


You know they made these 100 episodes in advance?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on January 03, 2011, 11:25:09 PM
They make the seasons in advance, I don't think they make 100 episodes in advance.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 05, 2011, 09:37:02 AM
I don't doubt that they make the season episodes in advance. (i.e. the last episode of the season is "in the can" before the 1st episode is aired)
I'm just not convinced that they are planning the stories logically, or consistently. -Or in a "big-picture" sort of way.

They're just pumping out 20 some odd episodes (with some 2 or 3 show story arcs) per season. And, where some loosley defined timeline can be applied.
But, (IMO), they are not telling a grand story of the 2-3 year GFFA period known as the Clone Wars.
(And, they are certainly not interested in telling / expanding on existing Clone War stories (i.e. established canon as we know it).

Although, this is the season that "reveals secrets" - So maybe they have begun to give some thought to tying it all together.
I will remain hopeful (despite my jaded and naturally suspicious nature).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 06, 2011, 12:20:37 AM
The whole "Secrets Revealed" thing is about the Maul/Savage stuff and whatever crazy "Force-explaining" they hinted at doing.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 06, 2011, 03:43:29 AM
"Secrets Revealed" is all pish posh to me! in the words of our mighty leader.....

"IT'S A TRAP!!!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 07, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
Quote
The whole "Secrets Revealed" thing is about the Maul/Savage stuff and whatever crazy "Force-explaining" they hinted at doing.
Yeah, but, I think it also was meant to include many of the episodes in the 1st half of the season. (e.g. The past (and future) story(ies) of my beloved Rookies; the pre-amble to the whole Ryoth story arc from 1st season; - which also served as a pre-cursor for Yoda meeting up w/ the King of Toydria, (and vying against Dooku for their alliance); the Mando-crap was basically just a continuation of previous Mando-crap (no real secret there... [unless, you want to say that the secret is: GL hates Mandos])

I anycase, I cannot wait to see the secrets of Maul/Savage and the bule/purple lightening, and, of course, the Delta pall bearers. Woo hoo! - It wont be long now.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 07, 2011, 12:24:12 PM
...and, of course, the Delta pall bearers.

I want this at my funeral. Badly.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 07, 2011, 08:48:11 PM
hehe, me TCW right now :D

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo41/MereelSkirata/Photo_00018.jpg)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 07, 2011, 08:58:37 PM
Damn it..... no Commandos this week  :(
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 07, 2011, 10:10:40 PM
What perturbed me the most is that apprentice Ventress was emo.

Gosh...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on January 08, 2011, 12:28:28 AM
Damn it..... no Commandos this week  :(

I'm getting tired of waiting for them honestly. Just put them out there already!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 08, 2011, 01:13:23 AM
So it sounds like they will be two  episodes away.

I talked to my friend who saw the theater Preview of the Secrets Revealed Arc....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 08, 2011, 01:18:09 AM
This was a great episode! Story was good

Animation and music has improved GREATLY, and there was no severe trampling over EU material

My only complaint: HAVE TO WAIT 2 MORE WEEKS TO SEE THE REST OF THIS ARC

and I have semester finals in between, too . . . :(
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 08, 2011, 03:58:56 AM
This was a great episode! Story was good

Animation and music has improved GREATLY, and there was no severe trampling over EU material

My only complaint: HAVE TO WAIT 2 MORE WEEKS TO SEE THE REST OF THIS ARC

and I have semester finals in between, too . . . :(

Two weeks!?!? What the fierfek! This is osik!! We just had a Christmas break right? Lazy di'kut...

But I agree, the story was good and there was some nice action scenes! A was a little creeped out by the "happy apprentice Ventress" plus her hair was... emo.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 08, 2011, 08:15:45 AM
A was a little creeped out by the "happy apprentice Ventress" plus her hair was... emo.

Yes! Yes, yes, yes!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 08, 2011, 01:48:02 PM
Two weeks!?!? What the fierfek! This is osik!! We just had a Christmas break right? Lazy di'kut...

No no no, the arc will take two more weeks to complete. Soo next episode next week, then the last episode the week after that...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 08, 2011, 02:07:37 PM
Okay. I'm happy again. Nevermind, I was a little bit edgy last night... >.>
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 08, 2011, 02:38:30 PM
im still wondering if anybody knows when it comes out in the UK on CN im getting anoyed of waiting for it i want commandos!!! :mad:

if anybody does find out PLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSEEEEEE tell me :(
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 08, 2011, 02:40:50 PM
Why don't you go look for it and find out?... Since you need to know so much. I have other important things to do, like talking to girls on Facebook or something like that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: en11 on January 08, 2011, 03:27:25 PM
go to isohunt and download it its on there and is a good copy
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 08, 2011, 05:21:54 PM
...Oh, there was an episode this week, wasn't there? I forgot I only have cable at college. CURSES.

Guess I'll be a week behind, then...OH WELL.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 08, 2011, 05:56:27 PM
It'll be up on StarWars.com soon enough! It was definitely awesome stuff, and good action! I'm not sure what it has to do with Clones though....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 08, 2011, 09:17:05 PM
It'll be up on StarWars.com soon enough! It was definitely awesome stuff, and good action! I'm not sure what it has to do with Clones though....

What has anything outside the first three episodes had to do with clones? xD (Don't the episodes normally take a week to get on the web, or have they started putting them up sooner?)

Also, fun story: I went on the site to check Clone Wars related things, and ARGH POSESSED ASOKAH. o.o Seriously, is putting that as one of the front page images smart?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 09, 2011, 09:21:10 AM
you think i havn't been lookin vod? i just can't find it anywhere :grumpy:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 10, 2011, 08:09:15 AM
This week was a good show.

Nice fight scenes. Nice Dooku/Ventriss drama. Nice space battle. Ventriss ship looked pretty cool. Nice Vetriss back-story. Her hair was pretty freakish. (I never heard of EMO before; and, I just looked it up. It was totally emo. She looked like Pink in Transporter 2)

Do we know who that Jedi that saved* her was.

*Did he save her; or kidnap her (as those baby-stealing supposedly do)?

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 10, 2011, 09:30:32 AM
Saved/stole and yes we do. Look up Ventress on Wookieepedia.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 10, 2011, 05:31:42 PM
Yeah, he was a Jedi who crash-landed on her planet, which is basically full of warlords killing each other. Her parents died, so he took her in and showed her how to use the force. It's in the comics somewhere. Also mentioned elsewhere in EU canon.

And I just realized how sad it is that I know that all off the top of my head.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 10, 2011, 06:29:55 PM
And I just realized how sad it is that I know that all off the top of my head.
It's not sad! Here... we accept you! Plus you can beat all of your friends in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trivial Pursuit!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 10, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Now I'm kinda laughing about the whole Ventress retcon.  Totally not a big deal, nothing stood out as really irreconcilable. (You would laugh if you knew how many times I had to type and re-type "irreconcilable", you really would. XD)

You never see Ventress as a really little kid in the comic, so there's nothing to really say she didn't come from Dathomir.  It's just a nutty coincidence that Dathomiri look a little like Rattataki.  The emo hair's just another thing to chalk up to TCW stylization, like what her tats actually look like.  And everything else like the Weequay pirates and the Siniteen guy fit in because of how blurry and unspecific Osika Kirske's narration of Ventress' past was.  I'm satisfied.

Still not liking the Darth Maul was a "Nightbrother" thing, tho...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 11, 2011, 12:14:44 PM
there were Night sister's or something like that but never heard of a Night brother  :confused:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on January 11, 2011, 04:12:11 PM
Still though, is anyone else totally blown away by this episode? I mean, maybe my senses have just been so dulled by all the LOLMONEYLOLSENATELOLPOLITICS, but shab, I'm very impressed with this episode.

I mean, the pacing was perfect for the twenty minutes, lots of awesome action (Anyone think their lightsaber choreography has taken a step up?), and they actually took the story in a halfway interesting direction with [spoiler]Dooku having to kill Ventress.[/spoiler]
And they even managed to make good on Ventress' background without trampling all over the canon like I was sure they were going to do. I mean, shab, can't they be that canon-conscious with everything else in the series? They have to have gotten a new writer for this...

Purely from the prospective of a lover of the storyteller's art, I'd put this one above Landing at Point Rain.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 11, 2011, 07:15:19 PM
This gets my vote for Best Episode this season.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 11, 2011, 08:26:25 PM
They have to have gotten a new writer for this...

George Lucas' daughter
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 11, 2011, 11:19:44 PM
She must have got the brains from her mother haha
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Anecdote on January 12, 2011, 01:29:20 AM
how many episodes has she written or contributed to?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on January 13, 2011, 03:06:15 PM
From the quality of the writing so far, I would guess not. I'll forestall judgment until I see the end of this arc, but hopefully her time writing for the show will not be a one-off deal.

Mostly bad writing maybe a Star Wars trademark, but it shouldn't have to be.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 14, 2011, 10:40:40 AM
Is Lucas's daughter really writing for the show; (or at least the last one)?
That's pretty cool. Especially, considering how good this past episode was.

With regard to:
Quote
Still not liking the Darth Maul was a "Nightbrother" thing, tho...

I'm kind of not liking that either.
What is the deal there? Does Savage Opress = Maul; or Maul's brother? And, is Opress / Maul supposedly really working for the Nightsisters, (against Dooku); even after he becomes Dooku's apprentice?
-I'm getting lost a little bit.

But how about:
[spoiler]That scene where Ventriss force-pulls Dooku's lightsaber away from him; and, you kind of thinking that things don't look good for Dooku. And, then in a masterful display of Darksidery; he force-lightenings all three of them right out the window. - Pretty awesome.

I also loved when Ventriss picks up and chokes those four pirate-dudes all at once.
-Man I love her ! ["She's got style, she's got grace, she's got sith-tats on her face. She's a lady..."][/spoiler]

And,
Quote
I just realized how sad it is that I know that all off the top of my head.
Definitely, don't be sad about that. I'd say its a testament to how cool you are.
(in fact, I'm envious)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 14, 2011, 11:51:11 AM
Quote
I just realized how sad it is that I know that all off the top of my head.

if your on this site most people would probably think your sad anyway but we don't think like that here  ;)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 14, 2011, 03:25:21 PM
I looked it up. The dude who took Ventress from the Nightsisters was a criminal, who took her to pay off a debt or something. He gets killed on Rattatak, which explains why Ventress was there in the first place. Wanna know more, including what I think of this latest episode? Check out my full review of Nightsisters at Clone Army Reviews! </shameless advertisement>

http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/clone-wars-review-nightsisters.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 14, 2011, 04:10:38 PM
Is there a new episode tonight?

BTW Commander Ben, another good review. It's a shame there isn't more LOLMONEYLOLPOLITICSLOLSENATE type of thing going on to make fun of endlessly.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 14, 2011, 04:22:22 PM
Seriously? I think we've had enough of that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 14, 2011, 04:24:31 PM
Okay okay, but it is funny  when you think about it. Plenty of laughs, but I mucho prefer just having good action packed episodes with interesting stories.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 14, 2011, 10:58:37 PM
True dat, vod. Honestly, I think making fun of a bad episode gets out some of my frustrations about it.

It feels great. :D

But this... I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. So there wasn't so much to make fun of. I COULD make more fun of it, but... it just DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT, y'know?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 15, 2011, 04:00:08 AM
True dat, vod. Honestly, I think making fun of a bad episode gets out some of my frustrations about it.

It feels great. :D

But this... I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. So there wasn't so much to make fun of. I COULD make more fun of it, but... it just DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT, y'know?
I know what you mean. I always felt better when I just imagined that those dumb episodes were just comedy episodes. But this one, I actually enjoyed so I just couldn't bring myself to make fun of the few things that were amiss, such as Obi Wan's ship.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 15, 2011, 04:45:04 AM
what about Obi-wans ship?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Unit 899 on January 15, 2011, 08:52:17 AM
Nothing, just the fact it got shot down into the hanger and then could fly away perfectly fine.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 15, 2011, 08:54:00 AM
what thats crazy :|
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 15, 2011, 09:24:45 AM
Nothing, just the fact it got shot down into the hanger and then could fly away perfectly fine.

THAT'S FREAKY, IT DEFIES PHYSICS, LET'S GO ON STRIKE, WABBA WABBA WABBA WABBA.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 15, 2011, 09:43:58 AM
Wabba wabba wabba indeed, ner vod.

I can't help but wonder if this entire first half of Season 3 was just a ruse to dull our senses to the fact that Ventress' backstory was changed, after the fan reaction about Mandalore...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 15, 2011, 02:09:33 PM
Her backstory hasn't changed too much. She still ended up being apprenticed by Ky Narec on Rattattak. Ky Narec was still shot in the back by raiders, and Assajj still seeked out Dooku and joined the Confederacy.

Its just that she was taken from Dathomir by a slaver to Rattattak first.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on January 15, 2011, 09:38:23 PM
I'm not particularly disturbed by it. It really doesn't change her character, and it doesn't feel as cheesy as most other retcons.

But like you said, Ben, it would have been nice if they had saved their seemingly one "AU Canon Faithfulness" card for the Mandalore arc.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 15, 2011, 10:01:12 PM
http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/clone-wars-review-nightsisters.html

This review says it all. Keep 'em coming. Makes me laugh, makes me cry, a better read than one of today's bestselling series (but that says nothing, considering I could write better at eight years old than Stephenie Meyer can now) and always timely.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 16, 2011, 01:11:23 AM
This review says it all. Keep 'em coming. Makes me laugh, makes me cry, a better read than one of today's bestselling series (but that says nothing, considering I could write better at eight years old than Stephenie Meyer can now) and always timely.

A monkey could write better than Stephanie Meyer...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 16, 2011, 10:34:42 AM
A hundred monkeys pounding on keyboards could write the entire works of Shakespeare in a millenia, and the entire works of Stephenie Meyer in about twenty minutes.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 16, 2011, 03:30:33 PM
less than twenty minutes. ONE monkey could do it in ten minutes if he only had one eye and one arm.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 16, 2011, 04:18:37 PM
"How about MY writing?"

"One monkey, two minutes."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Anecdote on January 16, 2011, 04:50:51 PM
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Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 16, 2011, 05:32:37 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/28uh6ag.png)

THAT'S where that went!

Twilight aside, I think we all agree that Sah-vage (Ookay...) Oppress is bad-shebs. Right?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 16, 2011, 06:42:19 PM
And thank you Porkins---I mean Anecdote! :P

I think we all agree that Sah-vage (Ookay...) Oppress is bad-shebs. Right?
Truth, dude.  And I'm actually glad they went with "Sah-vahj" rather then straight "Savage".  It's not a whole lot better, but it's something. lolz
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 16, 2011, 07:35:45 PM
I've been thinking...(uh oh, you say... >:D)

Assuming that this is the clan Maul was from...
He was red-skinned. These peeps are yellow-skinned.
Does that make Maul the black sheep of the family?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 16, 2011, 07:39:19 PM
Assuming that this is the clan Maul was from...
He was red-skinned. These peeps are yellow-skinned.
Does that make Maul the black sheep of the family?
It's supposed to be the same clan, but that's a good point!  If they get their stuff together, it'd be a good way to fix the retcon about him having Sith tattoos.  He was born or had his Nightbrother tats done in yellow, and later Palpatine painted them over in Sith red.  I'd be happy with that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 16, 2011, 09:07:42 PM
There were some reddish/orange guys there
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 16, 2011, 10:22:49 PM
There were some reddish/orange guys there

Yeah, looked at some pics, and reddish/orange there are.

But no red. So I suppose he still would have been held in some mystique, but no major "OMI RED NOT YELLOW BBQ"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 17, 2011, 03:42:49 AM
Truth, dude.  And I'm actually glad they went with "Sah-vahj" rather then straight "Savage".  It's not a whole lot better, but it's something. lolz
I agree!

So this week I was getting all sad, cause poor Sav [like Sev!(cause it's way too hard to type anything else for him)] is just trying to get his brother out of trouble with those nasty night sisters. Everytime he said "Brother" I was like... Vod. I just expected him to start yelling orders in Mando or something. Poor guy, they basically... Just used his body and turned him into a dude on steroids with no soul or brain or anything.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 17, 2011, 08:13:58 PM
Reading everyone else's responses, I'm beginning to wonder if my aneurysm at finding out that they'd changed Ventress's story is warranted (ask Ben, I was maadddd). I'm *considering* giving the show another chance, but any other canon changes (even retcons) might break me. Just a warning. If you don't hear from me for about three months after an episode, it's because they did it, again, in a method that caused me to suffer a psychotic break. One of you may have to break me out of the crazy house. Just FYI.

Also, there are Night Sisters *and* Night Brothers, huh? I gotta watch these episodes..and they're actually putting them up not long after the episode airs instead of a week later?! What madness is this?!?!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 17, 2011, 09:18:18 PM
Looks like everything got better when you left lol...

It'll probably suck again when you come back though...thank Murphy.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 17, 2011, 11:42:06 PM
Looks like everything got better when you left lol...

It'll probably suck again when you come back though...thank Murphy.

To quote my NaNoWriMo novel, "I hate Murphy."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 18, 2011, 11:05:19 AM
One of you may have to break me out of the crazy house. Just FYI.

I've done that twice. Once from the inside. I'm your man.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on January 18, 2011, 02:05:11 PM
*Sigh* Getaway driver again. Guess I better brush off that orderly uniform...

But yes, let us hope there will be more of this artful mix of action and story.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 18, 2011, 02:17:10 PM
I look forward to seeing how they use Sav. I hope he has some redemptive action eventually.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on January 18, 2011, 06:51:28 PM
Yeah, but hopefully in the dying variety. I can just see him redeeming himself at the end of the arc, and now that he's a good guy,  he becomes a jedi!  :D

No.  :dead:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 19, 2011, 03:19:07 AM
Yeah, but hopefully in the dying variety. I can just see him redeeming himself at the end of the arc, and now that he's a good guy,  he becomes a jedi!  :D

No.  :dead:
Double No. Hell No. I'd just throw my hands up in the air, saying.... .. "AYO Gotta Let Go"

Then I'd just walk out of my house, and join a traveling circus. Be a carney and never watch Star Wars again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 19, 2011, 09:41:00 AM
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Nothing, just the fact it got shot down into the hanger and then could fly away perfectly fine.
I was also bothered by that. And thank you for pointing it out. (I half-beagn to suspect that I imagined the whole thing).
I also like last week's episode about Savage. (I liked everything about it; except for the way they pronounce "Savage")
[I guess it is better than straight-up Savage; but still.... does it have to sound so.... French?]

One question:  After Savage takes out the 4 or 5 clones and the 1 and 1/2 jedi guarding the place; you think he might actually look inside the temple, and maybe check for other defenders, before reporting to Dooku that the mission was a success?
[Hah ! - freaking amateur, I don't know what Ventriss saw in him.  (just kidding - he was a total bad-shebs. I can't wait to see Dooku toughen him up some more - Dark-style!)]

EIther way, I look forward to reading Cmdr Ben's review(s).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 20, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
I've done that twice. Once from the inside. I'm your man.

*Sigh* Getaway driver again. Guess I better brush off that orderly uniform...

LOL...good to know you've got my back, guys. :)

In other news, LIAM NEESON IS VOICING QUI-GON IN A NEW EPISODE OF CLONE WARS OMGWTFBBQ. (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/20/liam-neeson-star-wars-clone-wars-exclusive/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/20/liam-neeson-star-wars-clone-wars-exclusive/)) 8D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: FI-21975JR on January 20, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
really?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 20, 2011, 01:53:24 PM
In other news, LIAM NEESON IS VOICING QUI-GON IN A NEW EPISODE OF CLONE WARS OMGWTFBBQ. (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/20/liam-neeson-star-wars-clone-wars-exclusive/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/20/liam-neeson-star-wars-clone-wars-exclusive/)) 8D
What you said... OMGWTFBBQ! He's the man!

LOL...good to know you've got my back, guys. :)
Always vod.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 20, 2011, 03:47:16 PM
It has been confirmed that Delta Squad will make their brief appearance in tomorrow nights episode.

Load up on RC game-time and blow the dust off your books, vode, cause I feel the tides of fandom coming back into this site :P  (Thank God for it, too. I felt like lately we had forgotten who RC's even were)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 20, 2011, 04:21:04 PM
It has been confirmed that Delta Squad will make their brief appearance in tomorrow nights episode.

Load up on RC game-time and blow the dust off your books, vode, cause I feel the tides of fandom coming back into this site :P  (Thank God for it, too. I felt like lately we had forgotten who RC's even were)

yeah, seriously, I need to go Check out those books from the library. Sadly, it does seem like it's only a select few who are still hanging out around here.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 20, 2011, 04:22:25 PM
Yea, most of the talking has been happening in off topic. We need to breath some new life back into the RC's
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 20, 2011, 05:35:33 PM
This has happened a few times before, during the breaks between RepCom books. But this time, since we know there won't be any more books, its been the worst.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 20, 2011, 05:38:36 PM
Anyone else notice that this was the same reaction we had to Quinlan Vos being in the series?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 20, 2011, 06:39:04 PM
Except I think people are a little more excited about Delta haha.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 20, 2011, 06:50:20 PM
No. With Qui-Gon. It's the same thing.

"OH HE'S SO EPIC!"

*after the episode*

"DEY RUINED HIM!!! WAH! IMMA NOT WATCH SERIES!"

*next episode*

"THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 20, 2011, 09:17:35 PM
WHOA! That's so cool, I always thought Qui-gon was interesting. I can't wait!!!! :D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 20, 2011, 09:47:26 PM
No. With Qui-Gon. It's the same thing.

"OH HE'S SO EPIC!"

*after the episode*

"DEY RUINED HIM!!! WAH! IMMA NOT WATCH SERIES!"

*next episode*

"THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD!"

Just for the record, I never made a comment about Quinlan coming into the series :P   However, I do sincerely hope that they will do Qui-Gon justice. Believing the best, preparing for the worst.

Thankfully, there's almost no room for them to mess with Delta tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on January 20, 2011, 09:50:38 PM
Whoo. Qui-gon Jiin. The guy that was always 'drunk' in the Phantom Menace. At least they can't screw up his character... gotta see the positive side.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 20, 2011, 10:03:44 PM
Just for the record, I never made a comment about Quinlan coming into the series :P   However, I do sincerely hope that they will do Qui-Gon justice. Believing the best, preparing for the worst.

Thankfully, there's almost no room for them to mess with Delta tomorrow.


:P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 20, 2011, 10:13:26 PM
No. With Qui-Gon. It's the same thing.

"OH HE'S SO EPIC!"

*after the episode*

"DEY RUINED HIM!!! WAH! IMMA NOT WATCH SERIES!"

*next episode*

"THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD!"

So...I was the only one who was enraged by Quinlan showing his ugly mug on the show? Even before he was OOC? Again with me being the only one annoyed by osik! WTS?!

Also, I doubt they're going to mess up Qui-Gon. It looks like a cameo, and that's pretty hard to mess up. Especially since it's QUI-GON. With LIAM NESSON DOING HIS VOICE. You cannot mess that up!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on January 20, 2011, 11:17:30 PM
At the risk of sounding like a voice of doom, they also had Christopher Lee voice Dooku in the premier film, and they managed to make him sound stupid just through the clumsy writing of his lines. And this was Christoper "My-voice-is-so-awesomely-smooth-as-to-rumble-the-teeth-out-of-your-head" Lee.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 20, 2011, 11:54:29 PM
So...I was the only one who was enraged by Quinlan showing his ugly mug on the show? Even before he was OOC?
Umm...yeah, I think you were. :P
I thought it was awesome they decided to throw in Vos, and even though he kinda fluxed out of character in a couple small parts (the worst one being his intro where you'd think they'd want to start him off on the right foot atleast), I enjoyed his appearance.  They even had him using his psychometry.  And now that he's got a model, he'll probably be back, and maybe then they can fine-tune him into the troubled-but-snarky badass from the Dark Horse comics.
"Ugly mug"??  You must be joking.

WHOA! That's so cool, I always thought Qui-gon was interesting. I can't wait!!!! :D
Same here!  I'm guessing he's either going to be showing up as a memory or vision, since I saw his model and he's solid rather then a Force ghost.  Could be pretty awesome, even just to have him show up for a scene or two.

At the risk of sounding like a voice of doom, they also had Christopher Lee voice Dooku in the premier film, and they managed to make him sound stupid just through the clumsy writing of his lines. And this was Christoper "My-voice-is-so-awesomely-smooth-as-to-rumble-the-teeth-out-of-your-head" Lee.
Well what happened there was that they'd already done the whole thing with Corey Burton as Dooku.  And then Christopher Lee was like "Oh, new movie? Can I get in on that?"  So they went back and rather then reanimating every scene with Dooku in it to match Lee, Lee recorded his lines to match what they'd already done.  It's a bit different then how he usually sounds, but I still think he did a pretty good job of it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 21, 2011, 12:04:54 AM
Same here!  I'm guessing he's either going to be showing up as a memory or vision, since I saw his model and he's solid rather then a Force ghost.  Could be pretty awesome, even just to have him show up for a scene or two.
It might be some kind of flashback where Obi-Wan is thinking on the past or remembering something. Either way, I'm getting excited.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 21, 2011, 08:51:39 AM
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It might be some kind of flashback where Obi-Wan is thinking on the past or remembering something. Either way, I'm getting excited.

Yeah... After Obi-wan sees Savage; he remembers Qui-gon getting shanked (prison-shower style) by Maul - and then craps his pants.
He also flashes back and remembers Qui-gon being possibly the worst jedi ever., (at least on film).
Despite the awesome potential of his charcter and of Liam Neeson; Qui-gon did absolutely nothing for me.
His force ghost character in Dark Rendevous did more for me than Lucas's boring-est jedi ever.

Otherwise, I'm looking forward to Liam Neeson / Qui-gon and especially Delta in tonight's episode
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 21, 2011, 10:26:55 AM
Yeah... After Obi-wan sees Savage; he remembers Qui-gon getting shanked (prison-shower style) by Maul - and then craps his pants.

LOL I'm not sure it was quite like that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 21, 2011, 01:50:34 PM
LOL I'm not sure it was quite like that.

No, he doesn't crap his pants. His square-tile beard begins chipping :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 21, 2011, 03:06:33 PM
No, he doesn't crap his pants. His square-tile beard begins chipping :P
Haterz gonna hate.

I am excited for this episode, for once I am going to get my hopes up. Hope and expect for the best on this episode.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 21, 2011, 03:33:40 PM
Whoo. Qui-gon Jiin. The guy that was always 'drunk' in the Phantom Menace. At least they can't screw up his character... gotta see the positive side.

If they summon bigger fish in that episode, I'm going to weep for joy.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 21, 2011, 03:35:13 PM
If they summon bigger fish in that episode, I'm going to weep for joy.

I will LMAO... and die. For real.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 21, 2011, 06:36:30 PM
If they do... yeah, that'd be incredible...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on January 21, 2011, 06:47:27 PM
I am a Cheddar Monk!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 21, 2011, 07:16:30 PM
No you aren't, you haven't completed the Trials.

Actually, neither am I.

EDIT: "Brief appearance"? I'll say. [spoiler]One line from Boss, one view of all of them, and several shots of Sev and the back of Boss's helmet.[/spoiler]

Two sentences. TWO.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 21, 2011, 08:36:47 PM
GAH!!  NOT ENOUGH SCREENTIME! 
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 21, 2011, 08:58:24 PM
GAH!!  NOT ENOUGH SCREENTIME!  

I don't even want to watch the rest.

And all that talk about "This will give BA more business because the kids will say 'REPUBLIC COMMANDOS MUST FIND MOAR'" is now falsified. The kids will rather say "Daddy, who were they? Were they clones? I'm SOOOOOOOOoooOOOOOOooooOOOOOoooo confused--Daddy, I'm hungry."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 21, 2011, 09:03:20 PM
If they summon bigger fish in that episode, I'm going to weep for joy.

WIN. xD (I kept shouting that at random the last time I saw Episode I)

Also, on the subject of the episode: three seconds of Delta, then confusing stuff then SOMETHING THAT IS CANON. WHAT.

Seriously
[spoiler]the thing about Maul being alive and on the outer rim is totally canon. There was a comic where Maul attacks Luke and is defeated (again) by Obi-Wan![/spoiler]

SOMETHING THAT IS CANON IN THE CLONE WARS, WHAT.

Although my reaction to Delta's cameo, however brief, was probably pretty amusing. If any of you heard a high-pitched female voice going EEEEEEEEEEE then it was probably me. >.>
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Noldorin Mando on January 21, 2011, 09:12:52 PM
The Maul v. Obi-Wan thing was in Infinities, and so isn't actually canon.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 21, 2011, 10:29:06 PM
The Maul v. Obi-Wan thing was in Infinities, and so isn't actually canon.

I do believe Leland Chee declared it canon.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 21, 2011, 10:42:08 PM
I do believe Leland Chee declared it canon.

WHAHVJFVHABABAD SOOO CONFUSING MAKE IT STOP!

Non-canon...noo...canon...oops, sorry, canon. NOO it's NON-CANON. No. Seriously. It. Is. CANON.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 21, 2011, 10:46:15 PM
We knew the appearance was going to be breif... what are you complaining about? If they'd done anything more you'd be complaining about that... like how they'd have screwed up Sev's voice for want of Cook...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 21, 2011, 10:47:59 PM
It's been ambiguously canon, but these events could bring it into canon.

Anyways, sorry my review of Monster is so late. If you have any complaints, talk to the knife that slashed my thumb open. Typing's tough with a huge sock on your thumb. XD

http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/clone-wars-review-monster.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 21, 2011, 10:51:03 PM
We knew the appearance was going to be breif... what are you complaining about? If they'd done anything more you'd be complaining about that... like how they'd have screwed up Sev's voice for want of Cook...

I don't care about that. They did say brief. I thought brief as in NOT 30 SECONDS. Which, in my book, is VERY BRIEF. Brief is at least reasonable.

I see why they hyped it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 22, 2011, 12:37:58 AM
I don't care about that. They did say brief. I thought brief as in NOT 30 SECONDS. Which, in my book, is VERY BRIEF. Brief is at least reasonable.

I see why they hyped it.

Second this.

Non-canon...noo...canon...oops, sorry, canon. NOO it's NON-CANON. No. Seriously. It. Is. CANON.

That's basically what I'm getting at. xD It's actually acknowledging something outside its own ideas (even if those ideas go against canon), so that's good enough for me. Plus, android Darth Maul fighting Obi-Wan? That is too awesome NOT to be canon! I mean, come on! Rule of Cool, anyone?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 22, 2011, 03:00:38 AM
That's basically what I'm getting at. xD It's actually acknowledging something outside its own ideas (even if those ideas go against canon), so that's good enough for me. Plus, android Darth Maul fighting Obi-Wan? That is too awesome NOT to be canon! I mean, come on! Rule of Cool, anyone?
Rule of Cool FO SHO.

It definitely seems like something Flannel man would do... He'd say, "Maul was an awesome character, let's bring him back to life as an android..."

Then someone in the background would say, "Sir that one comic already did that..."

He'd say, "You're fired. Let's put him in the Cartoon series and try to make him 'official/canon.'"

We knew the appearance was going to be breif... what are you complaining about? If they'd done anything more you'd be complaining about that... like how they'd have screwed up Sev's voice for want of Cook...
I agree, if they tried to do too much with them then I would have just gotten angry that they ruined a character.  I knew it would be brief, but you know... maybe some props to the commandos who brought you this little piece of data that totally blew all your minds would be good. Instead of just ignoring them after they tell you their hard earned info.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 22, 2011, 08:02:15 AM
maybe some props to the commandos who brought you this little piece of data that totally blew all your minds would be good. Instead of just ignoring them after they tell you their hard earned info.

Jedi have no manners.

"No survivors."

"Crazy the Force is."

"It seems that something--"

"Always in motion, the future is."

"Frak it."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 22, 2011, 02:05:27 PM
Jedi have no manners.

"No survivors."

"Crazy the Force is."

"It seems that something--"

"Always in motion, the future is."

"Frak it."

Win. xD

You know, I have to wonder what they were thinking under those helmets.

Boss: So...we're not going to be acknowledged, then? Not even a handshake? No? Okay, then.
Fixer: I spend three hours lugging through the mud with Scorch and Sev bickering NON-STOP and this is all the recognition I get?
Sev: *hrm*
Scorch: Uh...does this mean we can go? I'm kinda hungry... :<
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 22, 2011, 10:43:56 PM
Y'know, what REALLY gets on my nerves about the Commandos being underutilized is how Filoni keeps complaining about how hard it is to make new character models so whenever a completely new character is introduced (Not, y'know, a cobbled-together recolor character that appears in the show for five seconds) or somebody gets a makeover, it's a pretty big deal. Filoni (according to HIMSELF) pushed the animation team to get these characters into this episode because he knew the fans would love their inclusion, but then he DOESN'T USE THEM FOR THE COOL STUFF. I'm not even talking specifically about Delta Squad. ANY clone commandos would do! Heck, you can MAKE UP a squad for all I care! Reskins aren't half as tough as making a new model, (We see them ALL THE TIME, there's at least one in every episode or so [ipso facto, clone troopers]) so it's not like they have an excuse to just let the Commando model sit around in the archives.

And if they ARE gonna use Delta, I have a solution for the voice issues- Don't let any of them talk. Make it a silent episode. It'd make for a cool and creative episode while not ruining Delta with new actors. I mean, sure, Boss could spout a line here or there if ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, but stuff like that, in my book, really makes a show stand out. Genndy Tartakovsky did it with the Muunilist 10 in his Clone Wars cartoon and it was REALLY effective. There's nothing to say subtlety and body language are lost on the show's target audience (Which seems to be increasing a bit in age), which is between eight and fourteen, I'm guessing. Plus the older fans who either watch it 'cuz it's Star Wars and they have to, or because it's a little like Warner Bros. cartoons in that it's written to entertain adults as well as kids. (Which is becoming much more prevalent as the show continues its run.) I saw the original Clone Wars seven or eight years ago when I was ten or eleven, and I thought the silent treatment was just plain AWESOME. Who's to say it won't work here?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 22, 2011, 10:47:05 PM
Y'know, what REALLY gets on my nerves about these characters being underutilized is how Filoni keeps complaining about how hard it is to make new character models so whenever a completely new character is introduced (Not, y'know, a cobbled-together recolor character that appears in the show for five seconds) or somebody gets a makeover, it's a pretty big deal. Filoni (according to HIMSELF) pushed the animation team to get these characters into this episode because he knew the fans would love their inclusion, but then he DOESN'T USE THEM FOR THE COOL STUFF. I'm not even talking specifically about Delta Squad. ANY clone commandos would do! Heck, you can MAKE UP a squad for all I care! Reskins aren't half as tough as making a new model, (We see them ALL THE TIME, there's at least one in every episode or so [ipso facto, clone troopers]) so it's not like they have an excuse to just let the Commando model sit around in the archives.
 

GEEZ! Just wait!!! I'm sure we'll get around to seeing them in action at some point or another.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 22, 2011, 11:00:08 PM
You know, I have to wonder what they were thinking under those helmets.

Boss: So...we're not going to be acknowledged, then? Not even a handshake? No? Okay, then.
Fixer: I spend three hours lugging through the mud with Scorch and Sev bickering NON-STOP and this is all the recognition I get?
Sev: *hrm*
Scorch: Uh...does this mean we can go? I'm kinda hungry... :<
Fixer would use 07 and 62... But I'd imagine they'd just turn off their mics and talk to each other still. So I can imagine Scorch starting with something like what you say Boss would say and then Boss agreeing and Fixer cutting in and saying that they need to respect commands and then Sev... He just does his thing.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on January 22, 2011, 11:14:45 PM
GEEZ! Just wait!!! I'm sure we'll get around to seeing them in action at some point or another.

Fair enough, but Filoni said we aren't going to see much of the commandos this season, so I'm sorta going on the non-fact that this'll be their only appearance, so if they DO show up later I'll be pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 23, 2011, 12:24:49 AM
Star Wars Republic Commando, the series? Anyone? Anyone? If only we could get a show dedicated to them instead of hoping against hope that they will be included for two seconds into TCW.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 23, 2011, 12:50:27 AM
Star Wars Republic Commando, the series? Anyone? Anyone? If only we could get a show dedicated to them instead of hoping against hope that they will be included for two seconds into TCW.

SECOND THIS. 8D

Seriously, best. Show. Ever.

And you know what they should've done with Delta? Put them as the opening scene. They could find the bodies, be like "Oh, crap", then cut to the landing and stuff. Although them just walking out of the ship like, "We're awesome" was a pretty good opening...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 23, 2011, 01:17:28 AM
And you know what they should've done with Delta? Put them as the opening scene. They could find the bodies, be like "Oh, crap", then cut to the landing and stuff. Although them just walking out of the ship like, "We're awesome" was a pretty good opening...
Pretty much putting them in there was awesome.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 23, 2011, 08:09:45 AM
Forgive me, Manda...

Filoni's "I love the fans, so I'll make them squee" which then gets watered down by Lucas (sadface) sense is what's awesome.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 23, 2011, 01:17:02 PM
Forgive me, Manda...

Filoni's "I love the fans, so I'll make them squee" which then gets watered down by Lucas (sadface) sense is what's awesome.

I hope you aren't complaining, cause if you are Lucas could have taken them out completely. We could have never got them in there at all. Would you be happy with nothing? We COULD go back to political episodes, but now that they have the models of the Commandos they will hopefully USE them. Even if they don't... the fact that they are there is a sign that we RepCom fans have made an impact. Not just us, but fans everywhere.

But if you aren't complaining then good. Go play some Halo or RepCom.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 23, 2011, 03:01:38 PM
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/01/clone-wars-dave-filoni/all/1

Interview with Filoni. In it Filoni mentions a 'clone arc' coming up later in this season that will develop more of Rex's character.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 23, 2011, 04:39:36 PM
I hope you aren't complaining, cause if you are Lucas could have taken them out completely. We could have never got them in there at all. Would you be happy with nothing? We COULD go back to political episodes, but now that they have the models of the Commandos they will hopefully USE them. Even if they don't... the fact that they are there is a sign that we RepCom fans have made an impact. Not just us, but fans everywhere.

But if you aren't complaining then good. Go play some Halo or RepCom.

I'm not complaining. And I will.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 23, 2011, 10:54:03 PM
I love you Dave. <3 http://www.starwars.com/video/view/new.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 23, 2011, 11:35:29 PM
I love you Dave. <3 http://www.starwars.com/video/view/new.html

He seems like a normal dude trying to make his fans happy. We're fans, and I know he's trying hard to give us what we want. That's all I ask.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 24, 2011, 12:38:21 AM
Yeah, Cowboy-hat man has done good on his end. He gave us commandos without giving them a chance to ruin them. I'm content :)

And you gotta admit, that scene had some of the best animation yet in the series. The rain coming off that ship, the commandos....GAH it was epic.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 24, 2011, 12:41:32 AM
Yeah, Cowboy-hat man has done good on his end. He gave us commandos without giving them a chance to ruin them. I'm content :)

And you gotta admit, that scene had some of the best animation yet in the series. The rain coming off that ship, the commandos....GAH it was epic.

True vod. I was too busy looking at the commandos the first time but the second time I watched it I was like... Wow, that scene is pretty wicked sick. I mean, just imagine that the jedi are all mourning their lost friends and they get news of this monster Savage. Plus the commandos and the rain and the lightning and the good graphics and the commandos... Lol wut? The Commandos pretty much rocked that scene even if they hardly got in it at all.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 24, 2011, 12:56:56 AM
From the lowering of the platform, they owned the scene. That walk down the ramp was just too badass.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 24, 2011, 09:25:21 AM
Best Episode Ever !
Not even counting Delta - It was still the best ever. But having them there put it completely over the top.
Sure it was brief; but it was still awesome. (And like others have said; if it was longer or more dialogue, we'd find something to complain about too).

I freaking loved it.
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From the lowering of the platform, they owned the scene. That walk down the ramp was just too badass.
and
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And you gotta admit, that scene had some of the best animation yet in the series. The rain coming off that ship, the commandos....GAH it was epic.
Completely True !
Their blue visors, zoom on Sev's buyce, the armor colors. - Freaking awesome.

I would love to know what sort of private comm chatter they were having. (Especially, when Obi-wan is going off abouth the raw animal nature of the attack. I'd love to hear Scorch saying "who is this guy... Kreskin? - He can tell all of that by looking at a coffin?")
- The possibilities are endless


Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 24, 2011, 02:58:03 PM
I was surprised none of the jedi's heads exploded from the badassery. It would be just like, "Hi, we're awesome." *head aspolde*

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I would love to know what sort of private comm chatter they were having. (Especially, when Obi-wan is going off abouth the raw animal nature of the attack. I'd love to hear Scorch saying "who is this guy... Kreskin? - He can tell all of that by looking at a coffin?")

Win. xD Actually, I'd love to know what *any* of the clones are saying under their buckets. That would be the greatest rifftrack ever. Nothing but the clones secret commentary throughout the episodes. Especially from that season two episode where Jar Jar was put in charge of troops somehow. I can only imagine what they were thinking. It was probably something like "oh god oh god we're all gonna die." :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 24, 2011, 11:32:50 PM
Preview for the next set of episodes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDsmgahRJ94
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 25, 2011, 01:06:37 AM
So, they're sticking with post-puberty Asokah I see. That was an awfully fast growth spurt. I mean, I know she's togrutan, so Force knows what her puberty cycle is like, and I know that some time MUST have passed between not-puberty Asokah and WTF-I-Have-Hips-Now Asokah, but they just threw it at us so suddenly it feels like she left for three days and came back all growed up. It's weird.

Oh well, at least her outfit is...slightly less ridiculous than it was before. >.<
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 25, 2011, 01:08:21 AM
I'm interested to see what they do with the 'Origin of the Force' plotline. I'm not quite sure what they can say about it, since the force has technically existed since the beginning of time, because it comes from all living things.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 25, 2011, 01:12:32 AM
"At the very beginning of time itself...there was a being, in a flannel shirt who let there be force" BOOM episode bagged.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 25, 2011, 01:35:26 AM
Origin of the discovery of the Force maybe?

I hope to God they don't talk much about mitochondrians or wahtever those things were called. Completely ruins the mystical-ness of the Force . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 25, 2011, 01:32:16 PM
Mitochondrions? Yeah, that's an actual cellular organ...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 25, 2011, 02:02:14 PM
Midiclorians perhaps?

I get the feeling they will try to tell us that there is a light force and a dark force... But I hope this episode is just about Anakin and his "Chosen One Prophecy."  Plus Qui Gon is making his guest force appearance.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 25, 2011, 11:54:12 PM
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001213.html

WHOOOAAAA! MY MIND IS BLOWN!!!

And its not even anything too spoilerific! Its just an epic shot - it brings to mind the myths of Shaolin Monks and Indian Gurus being able to perform crazy and impossible feats!

SO EPIC!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 26, 2011, 03:01:06 AM
Meh. I'm indifferent, as intrigued as I am about the 'Origins of the Force', I'd rather watch more about the clones! How is life for them in the GAR? What do they think about this war right now? What something they go through on a daily basis?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 26, 2011, 11:25:58 AM
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And its not even anything too spoilerific! Its just an epic shot - it brings to mind the myths of Shaolin Monks and Indian Gurus being able to perform crazy and impossible feats!
That was pretty cool.
Did Kung Fu guy say "Force-Fields"?
[If so, my dinosaur eats force-field dogs]

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So, they're sticking with post-puberty Asokah
I like the post-puberty look better, I think.
Did anyone notice Ob-wan looks different now too?
His eyes and/or his hair looks differnent somehow
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 26, 2011, 01:31:50 PM
I like the post-puberty look better, I think.
Did anyone notice Ob-wan looks different now too?
His eyes and/or his hair looks differnent somehow
We should launch an investigation to figure out what the difference is and start a poll deciding which ones we like better.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 26, 2011, 04:03:36 PM
We should launch an investigation to figure out what the difference is and start a poll deciding which ones we like better.

IT LOOKS LIKE EWAN MCGREGOR.

Y'know, this guy?

(http://www.movieactors.com/freeze-frames/starwars3/StarWars3-237.jpeg)

And...Clone Wars Obi?

(http://the-new-jedi-order.co.uk/images/custom/clonewars3_heroes.jpg)

The difference is resemblance.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on January 26, 2011, 04:22:08 PM
That was pretty cool.
Did Kung Fu guy say "Force-Fields"?
[If so, my dinosaur eats force-field dogs]
 I like the post-puberty look better, I think.
Did anyone notice Ob-wan looks different now too?
His eyes and/or his hair looks differnent somehow

Forget that man. I'll take hot, post-puberty Ashoka any day.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 26, 2011, 05:17:17 PM
Ew. I don't want to hear those words again . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 26, 2011, 05:30:10 PM
Or read them...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 26, 2011, 05:34:52 PM
Same difference.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on January 26, 2011, 09:56:45 PM
Hey, I'm just sayin'.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 26, 2011, 10:28:00 PM
as long as I never see another "combat miniskirt" I think I'll be happy...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on January 27, 2011, 12:57:34 AM
Hey, I'm just sayin'.
Please...don't anymore lol
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 27, 2011, 01:22:18 AM
as long as I never see another "combat miniskirt" I think I'll be happy...
Or an armored tube top.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 27, 2011, 03:44:23 AM
Forget that man. I'll take hot, post-puberty Ashoka any day.
Hey, I'm just sayin'.
Haha, gotcha Talo.   ;)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 27, 2011, 03:23:23 PM
as long as I never see another "combat miniskirt" I think I'll be happy...
Or an armored tube top.

Impractical outfits on women in combat: there's a Trope for that. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChainmailBikini)

Doesn't make it any less retarded though.

Did anyone read KT's Clone Wars novel "No Prisoners"? Asokah actually gets scolded for her outfit and forced to wear something that...you know...COVERS HER MIDRIFF. It was pretty funny.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 27, 2011, 03:40:54 PM
Did anyone read KT's Clone Wars novel "No Prisoners"? Asokah actually gets scolded for her outfit and forced to wear something that...you know...COVERS HER MIDRIFF. It was pretty funny.
I lol'd so hard when Pellaeon did that!  And Rex's whole reaction while he's standing right there was priceless.
But I would have liked to see him try that on Aayla...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 27, 2011, 05:10:31 PM
Aalya at least wears pants...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 27, 2011, 05:27:26 PM
Aalya at least wears pants...

And she's an adult.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 27, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
And she's an adult.
And a jedi master to boot! A dang good one too!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 28, 2011, 08:08:59 AM
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Impractical outfits on women in combat: there's a Trope for that. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChainmailBikini)
That was awesome !
I loved, "A metal coconut bra." and "a muscular male build is less likely to deflect blows into the face than boob bumps"

I loved that part of No Prisoners too.  I remember Ahsoka sulking about it.
(I had forgotten that was Palleon, though. - that was pretty cool that KT had him in there. - It was his girlfried that they were sent to rescue - it's all coming back to me)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 28, 2011, 08:29:52 PM
(I had forgotten that was Palleon, though. - that was pretty cool that KT had him in there. - It was his girlfried that they were sent to rescue - it's all coming back to me)

Why is it that the first thing I thought of after you said that was that old Celine Dion song?

THERE WERE MOMENTS OF GOLD AND THERE WERE FLASHES OF LIIIGGGHHHTT!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 28, 2011, 09:01:38 PM
Okay, impressions on this night's episode:

1. Why were they on Pandora?
2. Why was a building from Tron on Pandora?
3. QUI-GON JINN YAY YAY YAY YAY (seriously, I was squee-ing like a moron then jumping around like the fangirl I am)
4. Anakin actually man'd up this episode. I am seriously impressed.
5. They're deciding to take the prophecy literally? Interesting choice. I don't disagree with it, in fact I kinda like it. I just think it would make a *bit* more sense if it was All Just a Dream.

Overall, I liked it. Even though there were no clones. It was at least pretty to look at, had Qui-Gon, and had some pretty cool scenes. Like Anakin owning those two Sith/Jedi kids.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 29, 2011, 02:07:57 AM
Ho.ly. Cow. There is too much in this episode to go into at this time at night . . . I'll say what I gotta say tomorrow
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 29, 2011, 04:36:36 AM
Ho.ly. Cow. There is too much in this episode to go into at this time at night . . . I'll say what I gotta say tomorrow
I guess I'll watch it tomorrow. When my brain is clear of all this Halo-ing.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 29, 2011, 11:55:11 AM
I;m gonna type some of my thoughts as we go...

Anakin just had the cheesiest line of the year: Whoever I'm looking for, is in that monastery!
Hmmm Liam Neilson's voice is like warm honey to me.
Aaah! Mature Ahsoka is.... Awesome... She's just incredible. She's magnetic.
The planet looks pretty cool! so does the awesome bat beast!
=Oh no he didn't!
The truth is a lie!...

Ah man it was over too soon! But at least Ahsoka looks pretty intense as a dark jedi!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 29, 2011, 04:12:15 PM
I suppose I shall do the same...

--Squee!
--Balance is found in the one who faces his guilt? What?
--I like the new shuttle.
--I like Anakin's character now.
--OOOOH PRETTY LIGHT
--Organic mass thingy. Awesome.
--Floating rocks. Wasn't that in Avatar?
--"Ah, the one...what?" LOL
--NO ANIMALS OH NO THAT'S BAD
--Don't touch the angel. No touchy touchy.
--"Then I'm not gonna wait to find out." I like the new Anakin.
--"Sith? Hehehe. Yes. And no."
--LIGHTNING
--Grunt, I like his line. Cheesy.
--THERE'S A FLOATY CRYSTAL ON TOP OF THE BUILDING GAH
--Tron?
--Sit n' stare. Nice strategy.
--Anakin has his scar! Yay!
--FLORESCENT TREES OH NOES
--QUI-GON QUI-GON QUI-GON QUI-GON SQUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
--There are sheets in the galaxy now?
--Shmi?! Wait, Qui-gon appeared, now Shmi? Wait. Wait. Wow.
--Okay. She's not Shmi. Good.
--Oh say what now. Future Ahsoka? Shnap.
--PRETTY LIGHTSABER DISARM.
--Light Force? Is there a Dark Force?
--It's day again!
--IT'S A WHITE AND BLACK BAT. NOES!
--I like puzzles. Ahsoka dies.
--OOH. I LIKE THESE EFFECTS.
--KNEEL BEFORE ZOD ANAKIN
--Bwahaha. "Replace the old man?" Fah.
--Theysa leave!
--Imperial March overtone?
--Squee!




Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on January 29, 2011, 04:13:27 PM
Hmmm Liam Neilson's voice is like warm honey to me.

Second this. :3
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on January 29, 2011, 04:21:20 PM
I suppose I shall do the same...
[spoiler]

--Squee!
--Balance is found in the one who faces his guilt? What?
--I like the new shuttle.
--I like Anakin's character now.
--OOOOH PRETTY LIGHT
--Organic mass thingy. Awesome.
--Floating rocks. Wasn't that in Avatar?
--"Ah, the one...what?" LOL
--NO ANIMALS OH NO THAT'S BAD
--Don't touch the angel. No touchy touchy.
--"Then I'm not gonna wait to find out." I like the new Anakin.
--"Sith? Hehehe. Yes. And no."
--LIGHTNING
--Grunt, I like his line. Cheesy.
--THERE'S A FLOATY CRYSTAL ON TOP OF THE BUILDING GAH
--Tron?
--Sit n' stare. Nice strategy.
--Anakin has his scar! Yay!
--FLORESCENT TREES OH NOES
--QUI-GON QUI-GON QUI-GON QUI-GON SQUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
--There are sheets in the galaxy now?
--Shmi?! Wait, Qui-gon appeared, now Shmi? Wait. Wait. Wow.
--Okay. She's not Shmi. Good.
--Oh say what now. Future Ahsoka? Shnap.
--PRETTY LIGHTSABER DISARM.
--Light Force? Is there a Dark Force?
--It's day again!
--IT'S A WHITE AND BLACK BAT. NOES!
--I like puzzles. Ahsoka dies.
--OOH. I LIKE THESE EFFECTS.
--KNEEL BEFORE ZOD ANAKIN
--Bwahaha. "Replace the old man?" Fah.
--Theysa leave!
--Imperial March overtone?
--Squee!




[/spoiler]
Excellent review. I always look forward to Commander Ben's reviews.

SQUEEEE!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on January 29, 2011, 04:23:45 PM
--KNEEL BEFORE ZOD ANAKIN

Haha, that made my day.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on January 29, 2011, 04:27:14 PM
[spoiler]I suppose I shall do the same...

--Squee!
--Balance is found in the one who faces his guilt? What?
--I like the new shuttle.
--I like Anakin's character now.
--OOOOH PRETTY LIGHT
--Organic mass thingy. Awesome.
--Floating rocks. Wasn't that in Avatar?
--"Ah, the one...what?" LOL
--NO ANIMALS OH NO THAT'S BAD
--Don't touch the angel. No touchy touchy.
--"Then I'm not gonna wait to find out." I like the new Anakin.
--"Sith? Hehehe. Yes. And no."
--LIGHTNING
--Grunt, I like his line. Cheesy.
--THERE'S A FLOATY CRYSTAL ON TOP OF THE BUILDING GAH
--Tron?
--Sit n' stare. Nice strategy.
--Anakin has his scar! Yay!
--FLORESCENT TREES OH NOES
--QUI-GON QUI-GON QUI-GON QUI-GON SQUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
--There are sheets in the galaxy now?
--Shmi?! Wait, Qui-gon appeared, now Shmi? Wait. Wait. Wow.
--Okay. She's not Shmi. Good.
--Oh say what now. Future Ahsoka? Shnap.
--PRETTY LIGHTSABER DISARM.
--Light Force? Is there a Dark Force?
--It's day again!
--IT'S A WHITE AND BLACK BAT. NOES!
--I like puzzles. Ahsoka dies.
--OOH. I LIKE THESE EFFECTS.
--KNEEL BEFORE ZOD ANAKIN
--Bwahaha. "Replace the old man?" Fah.
--Theysa leave!
--Imperial March overtone?
--Squee![/spoiler]




Pretty much what I thought
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on January 29, 2011, 04:57:26 PM
Haha, that made my day.

I do that sometimes.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 04, 2011, 04:11:30 AM
New episode tonight?? Or am I getting let down...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 04, 2011, 08:43:49 AM
New episode tonight?? Or am I getting let down...

Yes. Altar of Mortis. Dark side Ahsoka.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on February 04, 2011, 09:47:30 AM
Dark side Ahsoka.

Yeeeeeee
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 04, 2011, 10:20:28 AM
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Altar of Mortis. Dark side Ahsoka.
I'm totally looking forward to it. But, I have a fearful suspicion...

It's gonna be another fightscene where we practically know the outcome.
Anakin wont buy it; and, [spoiler]neither will Ahsoka.  I saw some comment that there are all ready clips of later episodes where she looks all normal and is good little padawan, again.
I predict her temporary bout with Yellow-Eyes will end as some sort of lame-o dream sequence, or the Chosen One using his sheer number of midi-chlorians to defeat the force-twins. [/spoiler]
Ideally, it would be:[spoiler]Generals Kenobi and Skywalker calling on Delta to completely obliterate the fallen Tano in a hail of well placed Deece bolts and Det-packs[/spoiler]

One question, if "Force-Father" is a manifestation of the yet to be revealed mysteries of the Force; and if Shmi, Qui-gon and all other force ghosts are right in that, "nothing ever really dies". Then why does "Father" need a successor in the first place. Is he trading one ethereal plane for another? (e.g. moving to Mordor to oversee construction of the new Orc foundry, perhaps?).

I think Anakin should tell that old force-fool to take care of his own damn kids.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 04, 2011, 10:56:08 AM
Ideally, it would be:[spoiler]Generals Kenobi and Skywalker calling on Delta to completely obliterate the fallen Tano in a hail of well placed Deece bolts and Det-packs[/spoiler]

This. -eyes go glassy- Thiiiiiiiiiiis . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 04, 2011, 11:03:16 AM
Ideally, it would be:[spoiler]Generals Kenobi and Skywalker calling on Delta to completely obliterate the fallen Tano in a hail of well placed Deece bolts and Det-packs[/spoiler]

[...]

I think Anakin should tell that old force-fool to take care of his own damn kids.

I second both of these statements. ^^
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 04, 2011, 11:31:21 AM
There's a problem with fleshing out the Clone Wars using well-known and already-written-about characters.

They CAN'T DIE, be maimed, or otherwise injured!

Like, if Obi-Wan and Anakin do anything against anybody, it's a little certain that they can't die, so it's either going to be a sappy retreat (Dooku-style), or the villain dies (which, since the main villains are Ventress, Dooku, or Grievous, are also immune, can't happen).

In short, you either start an entirely new storyline with new Jedi and villains, or just FOCUS ON THE SHABLA CLONES.

It's simple.

But none of this Obi-Ani duel business is good for anything besides the "Geehee shiny lightsabers" factor.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 04, 2011, 09:02:34 PM
Can I double-post, just this once? Please?

Okay. This episode was freaky.

"I thought you didn't see it."
"It was a big tower, of course I saw it."

[spoiler]Ahsoka doesn't die, because Daughter gives up her life-force stuff to save Ahsoka.[/spoiler]

Darn.

[spoiler]Next episode involves Son going all dark side on Anakin, and we get to see the future, as in ROTS. Plus some cool ImpMarch stuff and "You were my brother, Anakin!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 05, 2011, 05:57:31 AM
Yeah, that whole Ahsoka talking to the older version of herself in the cave telling her she didn't need Anakin was weird in the last episode. In this one I wish they had told us something ANYthing about that blasted dagger of... something or other. The one that the father seems so afraid of. "You took them to the Alter?" Blasphemy! Heresy! I demand a recount!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on February 05, 2011, 11:31:58 AM
Sees glowing blue neon lights. "Has Star Wars gone Tron?" Looks for disks in Areana scene. Is dissapoint. Has loved Tron for years, but here in Star Wars there are no lightcycles. That sounded more structured inside my head...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 05, 2011, 08:43:32 PM
This whole arc is disturbing, confusing, rediculous and annoying. The only redeeming factor whatsoever is that we saw Rex for approximately 2.33 seconds. -beats head on desk- WHY, LUCAS?!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 05, 2011, 09:05:28 PM
This whole arc is disturbing, confusing, rediculous and annoying. The only redeeming factor whatsoever is that we saw Rex for approximately 2.33 seconds. -beats head on desk- WHY, LUCAS?!

Wait. So the arc where we see Qui-Gon, hear Sam Witwer, and see deeper explanations of the chosen one plus REALLY cool effects...is ridiculous and annoying?

Tell me more. Please?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 05, 2011, 09:35:00 PM
This whole arc is disturbing, confusing, rediculous and annoying. The only redeeming factor whatsoever is that we saw Rex for approximately 2.33 seconds. -beats head on desk- WHY, LUCAS?!

WHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?

I find this arc particularly interesting! The mythology and spiritual aspects of the force have always interested me, and I'm glad they're elaborating the prophecy of the Chosen One restoring balance instead of just talking about mitochondrians.

Check out the preview for next week's! (If you haven't seen it already) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXnaOfcC5gU

:O :O :O

And supposedly we'll be seeing an arc focusing more on Rex later in the season. So don't get your panties in a bunch just yet.

I'm liking Sam Witwer as the Son more and more. The way he combines all the Darths into the Son's way of speaking is so cool. He's got the whispery-ness of Darth Maul, the croaky-ness of the Emperor, and the booming-ness of Vader all at the same time! Pure evil  >:D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 06, 2011, 02:04:07 AM
And supposedly we'll be seeing an arc focusing more on Rex later in the season. So don't get your panties in a bunch just yet.

*ear-splitting fangirl squeal* YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!  :D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 06, 2011, 09:38:33 AM
Wait. So the arc where we see Qui-Gon, hear Sam Witwer, and see deeper explanations of the chosen one plus REALLY cool effects...is ridiculous and annoying?

Tell me more. Please?

Qui-gon, fine. The rest, I could really care less. The whole Chosen One thing really didn't make sense to me, even after the Revenge of the RetCon-to-be. And if I wanted really cool effects, I would watch something else.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 06, 2011, 09:56:31 AM
Qui-gon, fine. The rest, I could really care less. The whole Chosen One thing really didn't make sense to me, even after the Revenge of the RetCon-to-be. And if I wanted really cool effects, I would watch something else.

You'll miss out on the Imperial March...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 06, 2011, 10:21:20 AM
Or I could listen to it on my MP3 player without suffering through half an hour of mystical mishaps and melodrama.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 06, 2011, 12:56:09 PM
Or I could listen to it on my MP3 player without suffering through half an hour of mystical mishaps and melodrama.

This quote has Added Alliterative Appeal.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 06, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
Or I could listen to it on my MP3 player without suffering through half an hour of mystical mishaps and melodrama.

That's fine, you don't watch it. I'll just enjoy. You'll miss your Rex arc if you stop watching.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 06, 2011, 03:18:03 PM
I didn't say I wasn't going to watch anymore. I just said that I didn't like this confusing 'Chosen One' arc with its unexplained random force-power-people. Too weird.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 06, 2011, 03:24:59 PM
I didn't say I wasn't going to watch anymore. I just said that I didn't like this confusing 'Chosen One' arc with its unexplained random force-power-people. Too weird.

Then don't watch it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on February 06, 2011, 04:11:14 PM
At the very least it looked cool when they became birds.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 06, 2011, 07:28:17 PM
Then don't watch it.

I got news for you: I already did.

You're giving me reasons why it's worth watching, and I'm giving my reasons why I still don't like it. There isn't a 'To watch, or not to watch' aspect to this. I'm going to keep watching until they completely cut out clones from the series. Then it's all yours.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 06, 2011, 07:35:40 PM
'To watch, or not to watch'

That is the question. 'Tis nobler...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 06, 2011, 07:40:23 PM
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of terrible melodrama, or to take arms against a sea of poor voice actors, and by opposing, end them. -racks shotgun-

Sorry Shakespeare. I had to.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 07, 2011, 01:43:53 PM
Quote
Sorry Shakespeare. I had to.
Don't be sorry. I never understood half the crap I wrote
- Bill Shakespeare

Quote
unexplained random force-power-people.
Thank you. IMO, all three of those force-folks have not been adequately explained. -Likewise that damn magic dagger. (I kept wondering if I missed a part of the show, or what happend... (e.g. Altar? what altar?)
Season III - Secrets revealed - just not this one

All-in-all, I did like the arc; despite it being a little weird. I am so looking forward to next week.
(I love that Imp March. If I could have my theme music; that's what it would be.)

I have to confess; despite what I said earlier - I thought Ahsoka was a goner.
What I don't get is ... If Ahsoka was truly killed by Bat-boy; and then Griffin-girl transfers her life force to her dead Togruta corpse....  who is she now?
Is she truly Ahsoka?
Is she Daughter in a new, somewhat less atrractive, body? Is she some sort of mix?
Does Ahsoka now have Daughter's vast force powers?

I have a ton more questions about this whole Force-Family, and where recent events (i.e. death of Daughter) leaves us.
[If I'm ambitious enough; maybe I'll out them all in a new thread -( If anyone else feels similar and would like to start it; please feel free)]


 

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 07, 2011, 03:16:38 PM
I think you're on to something. Ahsoka needs to have some serious force abilities or something similarly cool now that she's been brought back to life by.... That dude scrambling her brain?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 07, 2011, 04:08:57 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, we may have our Ashoka-escape from O66. If she gets all these amazing force powers from the Daughter, they won't be able to kill her once the Order comes down and she escapes.

Just a possibility :P 
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 07, 2011, 05:59:02 PM
Or it's possible that gaining all that power is like looking into the time vortex and she'll end up like Rose Tyler nearly did with an exploded brain. *shot for Doctor Who reference*

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 07, 2011, 08:29:54 PM
Son is more fun than the others. Especially with the sheet of plastic hair and the bishop cap on the others... although his balrog impression could use a shave.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 07, 2011, 11:11:31 PM
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001222.html

Next episode is lookin good!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 07, 2011, 11:12:38 PM
Son is more fun than the others. Especially with the sheet of plastic hair and the bishop cap on the others... although his balrog impression could use a shave.

So in other words, Obi-Wan should stand in front of him with his saber drawn and yell "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!" and that should do the trick?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 08, 2011, 12:00:08 AM
Hellz yeah.

Although, Obi's usual style isn't exactly up to snuff. You can tell he's pacifistic, he flashes a peace sign every time he poses... or it's meant as a victory sign, or he intends to poke out eyes...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 08, 2011, 07:36:13 AM
Hellz yeah.

Although, Obi's usual style isn't exactly up to snuff. You can tell he's pacifistic, he flashes a peace sign every time he poses... or it's meant as a victory sign, or he intends to poke out eyes...

That's what I thought! I was always thinking that if someone charged him, he wouldn't stab the lightsaber, he'd poke 'em in the eye, THEN stab 'em.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 08, 2011, 10:04:54 AM
*force eye poke*

Your visual receptors are no match for the power of the force, darksider! *pokepokepoke*

(Never really understood the point of that, but hey . . . 'It's some weird Jedi magic, kid. Shaddup.')
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 08, 2011, 05:23:51 PM
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001222.html

Next episode is lookin good!!!

That smoke at the end was wicked! I'm digging the new animations they are using, they're doing a good job with the technical stuff, even if they don't exactly 'reveal' all the 'secrets.' I'm still confused what's going on...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 08, 2011, 11:50:59 PM
Well, I certainly agree that this was a good arc, it just falls prey to the problems that every single episode has had so far (With the exception of the Opress arc), trying to tell too much story in twenty-two minutes.

So, the family is the physical embodiment of the Force itself? YES! ...And NO!

Still, I'm interested to see where it goes. But shab... All your talk of Ahsoka gaining tremendous power is honestly scaring me. You guys seriously want to see her more overpowered? This is Ahsoka, the alleged padawan learner who single-handedly brought down Slave I. Oh, and faced off with General Grievous and came out the better. And blew up a droid factory. And beat off an entire armed security team, complete with turrets...
...But those were New Mandalorians, and therefore pansies. Ok, bad example.

My point is, I've always been rather underwhelmed at the writers trying to pass off the fact that she's young and inexperienced and yet having her pull off tremendous feats of awesomeness that a lot of average Jedi can't even do. No more, plz.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 09, 2011, 12:03:04 AM
Well, I certainly agree that this was a good arc, it just falls prey to the problems that every single episode has had so far (With the exception of the Opress arc), trying to tell too much story in twenty-two minutes.

So, the family is the physical embodiment of the Force itself? YES! ...And NO!

Still, I'm interested to see where it goes. But shab... All your talk of Ahsoka gaining tremendous power is honestly scaring me. You guys seriously want to see her more overpowered? This is Ahsoka, the alleged padawan learner who single-handedly brought down Slave I. Oh, and faced off with General Grievous and came out the better. And blew up a droid factory. And beat off an entire armed security team, complete with turrets...
...But those were New Mandalorians, and therefore pansies. Ok, bad example.

My point is, I've always been rather underwhelmed at the writers trying to pass off the fact that she's young and inexperienced and yet having her pull off tremendous feats of awesomeness that a lot of average Jedi can't even do. No more, plz.

First of all, I agree they are trying to shove too much episode into to small of a time.

Someone mentioned before that Ahsoka is obviously above average. If she weren't then why would we want to have her around?  They wouldn't show the average jedi, they show the few who are actually worth watching.

Although I agree that the writers shouldn't play up how 'young and weak' she is. They should just never say how good she really is, I'd say that if the Jedi Order had survived Ahsoka would have been a Jedi Master someday.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 09, 2011, 12:52:19 PM
You make a good point, Grunt. But still, it galls me to see so much power in a character whose whole point in being there is to learn.

Also, for all you people wondering what the arc is about, especially the whole dagger thing, Filoni explains:

http://starwars.com/video/view/001221.html

Ah. Yes. Of course. Thanks for clearing that up.

I'm awfully glad the Force is not real, or we would all be screwed over by its doctrine many times over.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on February 09, 2011, 07:53:19 PM
Or it's possible that gaining all that power is like looking into the time vortex and she'll end up like Rose Tyler nearly did with an exploded brain. *shot for Doctor Who reference*


As long as she doesn't decide to call herself 'Bad Wolf', that's taken by somebody far cooler than she'll ever be.

 But can the Force do to you what time does? Time is so immence, complex, delicate, yet unyielding. The Force boils down to being able to control things with the power of your mind. And either battle or be evil. That's the only important thing they mention frequently.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 10, 2011, 12:57:04 AM
You make a good point, Grunt. But still, it galls me to see so much power in a character whose whole point in being there is to learn.
Well, I don't like it either vod, but at least she's not TOO bad. I'd be pretty upset if she actually beat General Grievous instead of just fending him off. Plus part of her training is learning to not be retarded and jump into situations.

Wait... Maybe Anakin isn't the best master for her.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 10, 2011, 01:00:30 AM
As long as she doesn't decide to call herself 'Bad Wolf', that's taken by somebody far cooler than she'll ever be.

 But can the Force do to you what time does? Time is so immence, complex, delicate, yet unyielding. The Force boils down to being able to control things with the power of your mind. And either battle or be evil. That's the only important thing they mention frequently.

Yeah. And if they try to steal "the oncoming storm", heads will roll. I can promise that.

And this is a valid point. So the Doctor vs. Anakin, the Doctor wins? I think so. "Chosen One" my shebs...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 10, 2011, 01:08:23 AM
Yeah. And if they try to steal "the oncoming storm", heads will roll. I can promise that.

And this is a valid point. So the Doctor vs. Anakin, the Doctor wins? I think so. "Chosen One" my shebs...
I'd have to agree. I'd totally take my three sided knife to them... *sharpens knife*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 10, 2011, 10:03:08 AM
Plus part of her training is learning to not be retarded and jump into situations.

Wait... Maybe Anakin isn't the best master for her.

Newsflash.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 10, 2011, 06:21:48 PM
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/look_whos_tarkin/index.html

WOOOOOO! Been waiting for this!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 10, 2011, 11:46:35 PM
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/look_whos_tarkin/index.html

WOOOOOO! Been waiting for this!
Got that from Filoni on Facebook, and I've been pretty excited for it ever since.
It should be pretty awesome as long as they make a point of showing him as the scheming evil jerkass he is, and not try to make him look nobler like Yularen.  Should be interesting to hear how he ended up being a navy captain, too, since he's supposed to be a governor during the Clone Wars...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 11, 2011, 12:25:36 PM
Well, I think he had served in the Eriaduan Navy beforehand, maybe he was feeling nostalgic...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 11, 2011, 12:38:56 PM
Quote
Also, for all you people wondering what the arc is about, especially the whole dagger thing, Filoni explains:
http://starwars.com/video/view/001221.html

"Everything is a metaphor for everything we have seen in the films"
Quote
Ah. Yes. Of course. Thanks for clearing that up.
Exactly ! WTF was that supposed to mean, Dave?

As far as Tarkin, goes; I'm w/ Mia - he better be a no-good-nik.
Or maybe they'll portray him as a starry-eyed young captain; until some terrible fate befalls him and makes him into evil, planet-killing, bastard.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 11, 2011, 02:49:04 PM
Maybe we'll see some glimpse of what Savage is doing... Or maybe they'll forget him till they need another filler story and bring him back for one episode only to get killed.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 11, 2011, 06:45:27 PM
Maybe we'll see some glimpse of what Savage is doing... Or maybe they'll forget him till they need another filler story and bring him back for one episode only to get killed.

If Delta kills him, I'd be cool with it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 11, 2011, 09:03:52 PM
Screech's thoughts on this week's episode:

Waste. Of. Time. Waste of a plot. Waste of a three-episode arc. Waste of thirty minutes of my life. Fail. Just. Fail.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 11, 2011, 09:06:31 PM
Okay.

What the shab happened?
[spoiler]The Daughter is in a tomb, Anakin (momentarily) turns to the dark side and foresees EVERYTHING, the Father stabs himself with the Dagger, the Son goes all "NOOO" on him, then Annie stabs him with his lightsaber, and they both die. Mortis disappears, and they get flashed to where they were beforehand.[/spoiler]
What the shab will happen now?
[spoiler]Even Piell. Carbonite. "Jedis"?! ARCs! ARFs! Tarkin! Commando droids![/spoiler]

Geeheeheehee.

Screech's thoughts on this week's episode:

Waste. Of. Time. Waste of a plot. Waste of a three-episode arc. Waste of thirty minutes of my life. Fail. Just. Fail.

I thought it was pretty cool for a "waste of a three-episode arc."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 11, 2011, 09:39:55 PM
I thought it was pretty cool for a "waste of a three-episode arc."

It would've been cool if the "climax" hadn't been so incredibly LAME.

Also, for your reading pleasure, me and Commander Ben's thoughts on the episodes. (We were on ur chat, bein snarky 'bout ur episodes)

On Asokah's Goggles:
[spoiler]Me: Asokah, why are you wearing the stupidest goggles ever.
Commander Ben: Bad news; Ahsoka's trying to be the mechanic now
Me: These goggles are the worst. Why isn't Anakin doing this? It's his ship. He's the techie boy.
Cdr. Ben: I was just gonna say, "Ahsoka stop being your master. It's really creepy."
[/spoiler]

On the Liam Neisson Cameo:
[spoiler]Me: AHHH AHHHH AHHH
Cdr. Ben: LIAM NEESON YAAAAAAAAAAY *muppetflail*
Me: I am getting total Lion King vibes from that scene.
Cdr. Ben: ME TOO
Me: "DON'T LEAVE MEEHHH"
Cdr. Ben: "HOW CAN I GO BACK D:"
[/spoiler]

On the Anakin Turns Evil Scene:
[spoiler]Me: Dark Side Anakin what. What. What. What.
Cdr. Ben: Darth Vader's early, I guess.
Me: Red lightning what
Cdr. Ben: Canon, what's that?
Me: What what what. THIS MAKES NO SENSE. THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN THIS WAY. THIS MAKES. NO. SENSE.
 Cdr. Ben: Words cannot DESCRIBE how this makes NO sense.
[/spoiler]

On How Asokah Kept the Ship From Leaving:
[spoiler]Me: I'M GOING TO BE A WHINER ABOUT THIS EVEN THOUGH THE PLAN TO KEEP THEM FROM LEAVING SHOULD BE OBVIOUS HERP DERP
Cdr. Ben: I love how she just took a couple buttons and the ship is now completely inoperable. [After the commercial break] "I took the on switch. There's no way the ship's getting off without it."
Me: This one switch which apparently does EVERYTHING.
[/spoiler]

On the Ending:
[spoiler]
(After Anakin gets his memory wiped)
Me: NO. NO. NO. THEY DID NOT JUST DO THAT. NO. WHAT THE HELL. NO.
Cdr. Ben: "Oh, I basically just hit the undo button on the episode and removed pretty much any and all dramatic tension we built up to."
Me: ADAMANTIUM RAGGGGEEEEE. THIS. IS. SO. STUPID.
Cdr. Ben: Wow. This is so colossally stupid. XD
(Then the fight at the end starts...)
Me: I HELD HOPE THAT THE GUY WHO IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DARK SIDE COULD RESIST THE DARK SIDE. WHAT THE HELL. THIS PLANET IS STUPID. THIS PLOT IS STUPID. THIS. IS. STUPID. [A few seconds later] AND ANAKIN JUST KILLED HIM FOR NO REASON. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS.
(And then they reveal Anakin is apparently the Chosen One)
Me: WE ALREADY KNEW THAT.
Cdr. Ben: No. Secrets. Revealed.
Me: Whatsoever. I think I'll go cry now. Is this supposed to be dramatic? It's not. It's so stupid.
Cdr. Ben: "Umm... Those floating rocks? A big one just fell on our ship..."
(Seconds later)
Cdr. Ben: REX. AAAAAHHHH
Me: REX SAVE US FROM THIS PLOTLINE
Cdr. Ben: REX, BE AWESOME. PLEEEASE...Aaaand credits
Me: I'm going to go cry now [/spoiler]

On the Preview:
[spoiler] Me: ...What. A GOOD EPISODE. WITH STUFF HAPPENING IN IT.
Cdr. Be: Hey, looks like this one's- WHAT. TARKIN. HOLY CRAP.
 [/spoiler]

Assorted Thoughts:
[spoiler]Cdr. Ben on Asokah:
"Worse news, she's trying to be Galen Malek. Which is not humanly possible."

On the "Secrets Revealed" Tagline:
Me: I like to call this Season Three: NO SECRETS ARE REVEALED WHATSOEVER
Cdr. Ben: Only secret being Anakin is the Chosen One. But...WE KNEW THAT ALREADY.
Me: EXACTLY.

On Anakin's Ride:
Me: Oh wait, for a second I thought Anakin was riding a space sedgeway
Cdr. Ben: Well...he kinda IS.

On the Son's Voice:
Me: I love the way he said "must you". He sounded bored.
Cdr. Ben: Like the audience.
(We also disagreed as to whether or not he sounded like Galen Marek or Dr. Manhattan.)

Me, on that One Scene with the Son at the Daughter's Grave:
"...Ew, we're not going to do some weird incest thing here, are we? I'm getting some incest vibes..."
[/spoiler]

And that's all we have to say on the matter.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 11, 2011, 09:43:35 PM
I kinda liked the way the Son said "He's mine, now."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 12, 2011, 12:04:19 AM
Screech + Ben = awesome commentary. Moar plz.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 12, 2011, 04:51:36 AM
Screech + Ben = awesome commentary. Moar plz.
I agreez.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 12, 2011, 07:58:52 AM
I spy a double-team edition of Cmdr. Ben's blog...

FRAK IT THERE'S NO NEW REVIEWS!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 12, 2011, 01:33:46 PM
Whoa, Daughter's tomb having a big circular stone to close it, talk about biblical allusion...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 12, 2011, 01:53:53 PM
Whoa, Daughter's tomb having a big circular stone to close it, talk about biblical allusion...

Tell me about it...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 12, 2011, 03:18:46 PM
And so this awesome arc ends, it was an interesting and risky turn, but I think the TCW team pulled it off alright.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBoqRKSYVqc

Clip for the next episode! The Clone Wars looks like its returning to the war . . . Tarkin, Ugnaughts, Phindian dude, Commando Droids, carbonite and is that Peragus??

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 13, 2011, 10:27:46 PM
And so this awesome arc ends, it was an interesting and risky turn, but I think the TCW team pulled it off alright.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBoqRKSYVqc

Clip for the next episode! The Clone Wars looks like its returning to the war . . . Tarkin, Ugnaughts, Phindian dude, Commando Droids, carbonite and is that Peragus??



Tarkin! Even Piell! ARCs!

((Also, 2000th post! Y2K!))
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 13, 2011, 11:14:24 PM
I feel like that whole force revealed arc was just a big circle. We traveled a long distance and ended up right where we started. Lost, confused and none the smarter for what the force is. Everyone dies?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 14, 2011, 07:48:36 AM
I feel like that whole force revealed arc was just a big circle. We traveled a long distance and ended up right where we started. Lost, confused and none the smarter for what the force is. Everyone dies?

Meh. It ended up that way. But it looked cool. The Father did give Anakin insight into what the prophecy meant, though.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 14, 2011, 08:23:42 AM
It was a big circle; and I feel more lost and confused than when we started.

But it definitely did look pretty cool too. (If I can past some of the more non-sensical plot-twists).

It was a big trip to nowhere - which can generally be pretty cool. (As long as there is a free buffet and 1/2 price drinks at happy hour)

I am looking forward to next week.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 14, 2011, 09:23:06 AM
I feel like that whole force revealed arc was just a big circle. We traveled a long distance and ended up right where we started. Lost, confused and none the smarter for what the force is. Everyone dies?

Second this.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 14, 2011, 02:06:00 PM
Thirded.

Please to either explain better or not do random forcey-things that require half-hearted explanations from the directors.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 14, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
Meh. It ended up that way. But it looked cool. The Father did give Anakin insight into what the prophecy meant, though.

He told him all about the prophecy and then.... Mind-rubbed him. Ha Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi Wan all woke up thinking, "I wonder if they had the same dream as me.. If I say something and they didn't then they'll think I'm crazy."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 14, 2011, 02:56:15 PM
Quote
If I say something and they didn't then they'll think I'm crazy.
Thats pretty funny.
Can you imagine if they started comparing stories?
[Anakin:] "I dreamt that I saw my mother."
[Obi-wan:] "I dreamt that saw I Qui-gon"
[Ahsoka:] "I dreamt that I saw myself; and I looked goooood."

[Ani and Obi (in unison):] "You self-absorbed little b...."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 14, 2011, 04:29:37 PM
LOLOLOLOLOL. xD
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 14, 2011, 06:24:03 PM
Rofl. That's true. We, once again, have no insight into Ahsoka's character.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 14, 2011, 08:36:02 PM
Rofl. That's true. We, once again, have no insight into Ahsoka's character.
Not true, we know she's... a mechanic. and likes... Sepratist boys.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 14, 2011, 09:09:28 PM
Case in point.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 15, 2011, 03:16:13 AM
So why is she around again? She's a character with no story...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 15, 2011, 11:42:00 AM
So why is she around again? She's a character with no story...

Because if we don't, who are the nine-year-olds were are marketing this on-past-their-bedtimes show going to relate to?!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 15, 2011, 12:05:28 PM
Ooh! Ooh! I know! All of the other juvenile characters with the combined I.Q. of a box of hammers!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 15, 2011, 12:06:52 PM
Season 3: Secrets Revealed. We reveal to you the presence of secrets. Maybe later, we might actually tell you what they are...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 15, 2011, 12:20:11 PM
Season 3: Secrets Revealed. We reveal to you the presence of secrets. Maybe later, we might actually tell you what they are...

EXACTLY.

Once Season Three is over, we should have a big contest to give it a more accurate tagline. That would be epic.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 15, 2011, 01:25:24 PM
Season Three: Not Much Revealed
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 15, 2011, 08:55:44 PM
Season Three: Something something blah blah blah DELTAS!!!!! . . . Savage. . . Force yada yada yada
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 15, 2011, 10:28:04 PM
Season Three: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz--wha-? Commandos! Yay! Wait . . . the haran is this? Come baaaaaaaaaaaaack! . . . Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 15, 2011, 11:23:21 PM
So according to Filoni's Facebook, there were plans to have ghosts/visions of Darth Revan and Bane show up somewhere along the Mortis trilogy, but they got taken out.  The models are still made, though, so I guess we should be expecting them to show up eventually in some way.  One of the comments suggested Sith holocrons...I say that'd be interesting.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 16, 2011, 12:02:58 AM
One of the comments suggested Sith holocrons...I say that'd be interesting.

Second this. Sith Holocrons have the potential to be all kinds of Fun Times.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 17, 2011, 12:26:53 AM
Second this. Sith Holocrons have the potential to be all kinds of Fun Times.
^Truth.
The only thing that would have to be played with was where Revan recorded something, since his specific holocron is busted.  As in it shattered.  Into dust.  So... :upsidedown:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 17, 2011, 01:55:36 AM
^Truth.
The only thing that would have to be played with was where Revan recorded something, since his specific holocron is busted.  As in it shattered.  Into dust.  So... :upsidedown:
^Truth.
Maybe.. Someone... Can have a vision of him! Yay more visions
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 17, 2011, 11:59:18 AM
Maybe.. Someone... Can have a vision of him! Yay more visions

Which in all likelihood would reveal the presence of more secrets, but the character having the vision would inevitably wake up before actually finding out what the secret is. It would probably boost KOTOR sales, though.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 17, 2011, 08:34:59 PM
Which in all likelihood would reveal the presence of more secrets, but the character having the vision would inevitably wake up before actually finding out what the secret is. It would probably boost KOTOR sales, though.
yay more moneyz for Lucas... isn't that the whole plan?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 17, 2011, 08:43:01 PM
They begin to see . . . the show will claim their life. You know this. You have seen it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 17, 2011, 10:13:19 PM
They begin to see . . . the show will claim their life. You know this. You have seen it.

LOTR reference FTW. *high five*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 17, 2011, 10:47:50 PM
LOTR reference BTW. *high five*

DON'T CROSS THE FANDOM STREAMS!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 17, 2011, 11:42:06 PM
Well, look who will be showing his furry face:

[spoiler]http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/chewbacca_returns/index.html[/spoiler]

More here + video

[spoiler]http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/remaking-wookiee-chewbacca-becomes-a-character-on-star-wars-the-clone-wars/[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 18, 2011, 01:01:23 AM
Wookiees are always a welcome addition. lolz
Again, as long as they don't take a machete to his story, I'm excited.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 18, 2011, 01:32:54 AM
No wonder it was hard for them to animate Delta Squad, they took up all their available load animating all that wookie hair :P

Anyways, that's cool. Chewie rocks :)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 18, 2011, 02:56:41 AM
I love Chewie. Ever since I read about.. His... final...   ='(

Give me a moment to get myself together...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 18, 2011, 10:36:29 AM
Chewie is awesome. I loved that the was included in RotS; and, I can't wait to see him here.
[I am still curious how he ever got [Life-] indebted to that spice running low-life, Solo]

Anyway, Tonight is the night !
Filoni predicts, "Classic Action Returns to The Clone Wars in "The Citadel"
Quote
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/citadel_weekly/index.html
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on February 18, 2011, 10:42:54 AM
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001225.html

I think we dodged a bullet on this one guys.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 18, 2011, 02:39:46 PM
DON'T CROSS THE FANDOM STREAMS!

Lucas: "GET OFF MY FANDOM!"
Filoni: "You can't HANDLE the references!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 18, 2011, 03:07:47 PM
I love Chewie. Ever since I read about.. His... final...   ='(

Give me a moment to get myself together...

*Hands GT a tissue* It's ok, vod'ika. Take your time.  We've all been there.

http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001225.html

I think we dodged a bullet on this one guys.

Agreed.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 18, 2011, 03:24:04 PM

 that spice running low-life, Solo]


What's this supposed to mean?
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001225.html

I think we dodged a bullet on this one guys.

Oh shab... I am very glad that they didn't put that in. If they did it right then it'd be cool but they were going to so I think we all would have been upset...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 18, 2011, 04:01:30 PM
[I am still curious how he ever got [Life-] indebted to that spice running low-life, Solo]

1. Han is awesome. Don't diss Han.

2. As I understand it, Han used to be an imp, but then he sprung Chewie out of prison/slavery and jumped ship. Then they had many fun times together. Something like that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 18, 2011, 04:10:13 PM
1. Han is awesome. Don't diss Han.
Yeah. Han is freakin bad shebs. Diss him and die! . . . playa hater
2. As I understand it, Han used to be an imp, but then he sprung Chewie out of prison/slavery and jumped ship. Then they had many fun times together. Something like that.
I do believe you are correct!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 18, 2011, 05:02:31 PM
Yes, you are correct. Han was an Imperial Pilot of distinction, graduating at the top of his class. Then he helped Chewbacca escape and was dishonorably discharged.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 18, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
Yay! I was right! :D (I am such a nerd, LOL)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 18, 2011, 09:02:25 PM
Sorry for the double-post, but here's the random thoughts I wrote down as I was watching this episode! (No Cdr. Ben this time, he wasn't on chat for some reason...)

WTF with the special Jedi concentration camp for naughty jedi?! How does that work?! Why does that even exist?! It's kinda harsh, don't you think?!
R2’s army. OMG. That is amazing. xD
ECHOOOOOOOO. 8D
I thought carbon freezing was untested before this…well, it does explain where Vader got the idea.
Coolest looking planet EVAR!!!!
LOL frozen rations. I don't know why, but that really amused me.
Love the holes-in-tights Asokah. How is that sensible? I’d think those would make the tights uncomfortable…
Obi’s got really good upper arm strength… xD
Dang, Asoka is thin. Also annoying.
“Well they know we’re here”?! Not, “NOOO WE LOST A GUY”?!
GAH COMMANDO DROIDS.
You’d think they would be using hand signals to avoid making excess noise, but NO…
Electric walls, what.
OH LOOK SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY SHOWS EMOTION WHEN HE LOOSES A COMRADE. JEDI PAY ATTENTION. THAT’S HOW YOU SHOULD ACT.
“Obi-Van”? xD
So you had no intention of saving any other potential hostages? Wow. What A-holes.
Hahahaa these are like wrestling droids with deadbutts of death. xD
Magnet ceiling. Clever.
How convient that our weapons land right in front of us.
YAY Badshebs Rex moment.
And I am loving how Anakin just shakes off being zapped like that.
So in other words the only reason you would have saved those clones/Tarkin was because they have info?! What jerks.
Darth Vader meets Grand Moff Tarkin. NERD MOMENT OMGOMGOMG. (Seriously, I had a nergasm)
Oh, you two are gonna be bestest friends one day! …Wait, it’s over? Worst. Ending. Ever.
TWO WEEKS WHAT. >.<

And that's pretty much how I felt. Did anyone else think that ending was really abrupt?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on February 19, 2011, 12:49:38 PM
I watched Ghosts yesterday, I got a little creeped out by the 'You're the only one I've ever really loved' thing
And then EVERYBODY DIES, original.
So no one has imagination enough to name thier kids. Or themselves apperently.
What's that Ashoka? Anakin and the dagger have fallen down the well?Let's go save 'em girl!
Wait? You can't fix the ship, but Anakin can so you've got to sabatoge it so he cant fix it? Why didn't he just fix it to start with?
What are Rex and his men doing all this time? Playing cards?
Is Ashoka's outfit suitable for the youner age group? The show has a tendincey towards violence as well, it just doesn't seem like a kids show.
My rant is now over- save one thing-Why Revan, WHYYYYYY!!!!????
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 19, 2011, 09:17:35 PM
Is Ashoka's outfit suitable for the youner age group? The show has a tendincey towards violence as well, it just doesn't seem like a kids show.
I think they're trying to go for the same type of feel that the DCAU did: more mature writing and designs, but making sure it's still kid accessible.  Where they land on that, though, really depends on the writer for the episode.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 19, 2011, 09:41:26 PM
Oh, you two are gonna be bestest friends one day! …Wait, it’s over? Worst. Ending. Ever.
TWO WEEKS WHAT. >.<

And that's pretty much how I felt. Did anyone else think that ending was really abrupt?

-raises hand- I do. They had better continue that one next time. But still, I am rather surprised. Two and a half years of doing this, and this is the first time they've had to cut off a storyline in the middle because they ran out of time.

And anyone else hating their ARC trooper portrayal? Basically, they're regular troopers with somewhat more advanced looking armor. I mean, Rex is cool, but he shouldn't be a better fighter than these guys.

Although the moment where he turns and shoots the camera kinda made the episode for me, so I suppose I can't complain.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 19, 2011, 09:44:23 PM
And anyone else hating their ARC trooper portrayal? Basically, they're regular troopers with somewhat more advanced looking armor. I mean, Rex is cool, but he shouldn't be a better fighter than these guys.
I wouldn't say hating it, but that's what happens when you get promoted ARCs instead of the Alpha-class.  Instead of guaranteed badass, you get a mixed bag.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 20, 2011, 12:49:59 AM

And anyone else hating their ARC trooper portrayal? Basically, they're regular troopers with somewhat more advanced looking armor. I mean, Rex is cool, but he shouldn't be a better fighter than these guys.

Me.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 20, 2011, 01:25:23 PM
I wouldn't say hating it, but that's what happens when you get promoted ARCs instead of the Alpha-class.  Instead of guaranteed badass, you get a mixed bag.

Second this. But Echo is still my homie. ^^
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 20, 2011, 02:06:36 PM
On the carbon freeze being untested, it had been used back in the pre-hyperspace days to keep people alive for the long interstellar colonization journeys, and spice's first use was the prevention of carbon freeze sickness. Perhaps Vader was testing the Bespin facilities because it was a mining outpost, and not likely up to medical standards...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 20, 2011, 03:00:31 PM
...Or it could be that George doesn't give a mott'la shebs about the EU canon. I mean, Filoni pretty much said in the Ghosts commentary that there's a difference between the established canon and Lucas canon.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 20, 2011, 03:57:07 PM
I see, jump straight to that...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 20, 2011, 04:25:58 PM
Jaig, just a hint. We have discussed, re-discussed, burned, beat, trolled, attacked, argued, and debated the difference between Lucas and the EU. Just let it go, we all know there's a difference. Don't bring it up again :P

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 20, 2011, 04:27:53 PM
Ahah! Are those darn opinions and suppositions irritating you again Vlet? We all are entitled to take the stance we chose on this. There isn't a right or wrong answer.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 20, 2011, 05:59:10 PM
Ahah! Are those darn opinions and suppositions irritating you again Vlet? We all are entitled to take the stance we chose on this. There isn't a right or wrong answer.


But isn't it a little, just a little, rash to jump from trying to fit as best a fan can Lucas canon with EU canon to bashing it?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 20, 2011, 07:33:53 PM
Show me where Jaig bashed it, and I'll let you know.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 20, 2011, 07:50:41 PM
I think that at the end of this arc, they should have a shot of Anakin and Tarkin staring out the bridge of a Star Destroyer.

They would make me tremendously happy.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 20, 2011, 09:21:31 PM
Perhaps Vader was testing the Bespin facilities because it was a mining outpost, and not likely up to medical standards...
^That's the official explanation.  Plus it's been there for a while, too.  And it makes total sense when you look at it.

...Or it could be that George doesn't give a mott'la shebs about the EU canon. I mean, Filoni pretty much said in the Ghosts commentary that there's a difference between the established canon and Lucas canon.
Yes, we know.  But that's why we have people to clean up the crap that Lucas comes up with, and make it all nice and pretty.  The only thing that sucks is that casual viewers get a sometimes watered-down version of the good stuff when they see it on TCW.  But for knowledgable fans...don't worry, it's covered.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 20, 2011, 10:26:50 PM
Yes, we know.  But that's why we have people to clean up the crap that Lucas comes up with, and make it all nice and pretty.  The only thing that sucks is that casual viewers get a sometimes watered-down version of the good stuff when they see it on TCW.  But for knowledgable fans...don't worry, it's covered.

Do I have to Bold, Underline, Italicize, Resize, and color this?

Because this. Is. AWESOME!

Also Mia. But they're equal to each other.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 21, 2011, 01:13:07 AM
I just got to the classic prison break episode. Which even with it's disappointing things it's still awesome!

First off, I LOVE how R2 is so freaking bad shebs right now. He probably ambushed, captured, and reprogrammed those droids himself!  :dead:

I was pretty ticked that Ahsoka came along. I wouldn't mind if she had some stupid side story back on TRIP ZIP, but now she's hanging around being annoying.

Let's all have a moment of silence for the troopers who were lost in this episode. . . . .



"Obi-Van?" hahah Screech said it best, I love it.

'Oh you mean all the officers are here too? Well we only came for YOU, but I guess if we HAVE to we can get them.'

I still want to know why Anakin's hand is magnetic. I'll accept that the weapons are magnetic. But Anakin's hand should NOT be.

REX! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL! But why are those other "ARC" troopers sucking...?

Stupid ungrateful Tarkin...

This is getting good! I can't wai..... ITZ OVER!?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 21, 2011, 01:28:56 AM
On the carbon freeze being untested, it had been used back in the pre-hyperspace days to keep people alive for the long interstellar colonization journeys, and spice's first use was the prevention of carbon freeze sickness. Perhaps Vader was testing the Bespin facilities because it was a mining outpost, and not likely up to medical standards...

Ahh, that makes sense (and is canon, according to Mia). Thanks. ^^

I think that at the end of this arc, they should have a shot of Anakin and Tarkin staring out the bridge of a Star Destroyer.

They would make me tremendously happy.

Second this. That would be so insanely awesome. ^^
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 21, 2011, 08:44:50 AM
I still want to know why Anakin's hand is magnetic. I'll accept that the weapons are magnetic. But Anakin's hand should NOT be.

I thought it as "Oh, it's one of those magnets that draws everything metal to it."


And so we get to see an episode where there's an insane break to some ship. Which looked awesome.
I hope some important character (AH-FRIKKIN-SOKA) gets shot and has to fight to pull through.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 21, 2011, 07:33:59 PM
I thought it as "Oh, it's one of those magnets that draws everything metal to it."
I suppose... But I don't see why Anakin doesn't have some emergency release for his hand lol.

I want to see Ahsoka get some sense knocked into her. She can't disobey her Master, even if Anakin isn't the best example.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on February 21, 2011, 08:23:46 PM
EU-Expanded universe
FU-Fan universe
You people getting the message?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 21, 2011, 08:37:48 PM
EU-Expanded universe
FU-Fan universe
You people getting the message?
You forgot about the GU . . .

George Universe.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 21, 2011, 08:57:46 PM
Shereshoy? Baaaaad acronyms, man.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on February 21, 2011, 09:10:49 PM
Shereshoy? Baaaaad acronyms, man.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZRVeC9fb96E/THzUoHFnxVI/AAAAAAAAAEw/OAN-hwZxwps/s1600/ffffuuuu.jpg)

This is what I thought of.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 22, 2011, 09:16:37 AM
I'm a big fan of sending a long email to GL explaining the FU in depth.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 23, 2011, 12:17:27 AM
Shereshoy? Baaaaad acronyms, man.
lolz!  We are in need of a change in letters :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 23, 2011, 09:09:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkXG6lu1S9M&feature=player_embedded

Chewbacca vs. Trandos: IT'S GOING DOWN

Plus Commander Wolffe and the Wolfpack!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 23, 2011, 09:57:37 PM
Chewbacca vs. Trandos: IT'S GOING DOWN

OH HELLZ YEAH!!! 8D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 23, 2011, 10:14:23 PM
Chewbacca vs. Trandos: IT'S GOING DOWN
Is he going to rip some arms out of their sockets!?!?! =D XD
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 23, 2011, 10:35:19 PM
Totally. And green Trandoshan vital fluids are going to splash all over the screen and Ahsoka . . .

Parents won't be concerned at all!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 23, 2011, 10:46:08 PM
Totally. And green Trandoshan vital fluids are going to splash all over the screen and Ahsoka . . .

Parents won't be concerned at all!!  ;)
Holy shab that'll be awesome!

I would love that...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 24, 2011, 01:23:49 AM
Sweeeet!  I love seeing Wookiees fighting Trandoshans.  Having it be Chewbacca doing the fighting is just icing on the cake.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 24, 2011, 03:41:32 AM
Sweeeet!  I love seeing Wookiees fighting Trandoshans.  Having it be Chewbacca doing the fighting is just icing on the cake.
Everyone loves Chewbacca! Especially in books IMO.

Wait, so there isn't a new episode this week?

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE SAVAGE?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 24, 2011, 12:20:49 PM
Not until next season maybe
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 24, 2011, 12:26:36 PM
Not until next season maybe
Seriously?

^.-
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 24, 2011, 12:31:05 PM
Yeah, there are two more citadel episodes. That will get us finish up the trilogy and get us to episode 20 of the season. Then the last two episode will be the finale featuring Chewbacca and the Trandos.

Makes me wonder what season 4 will have in store for us? Death Watch vs Clones? Please?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 24, 2011, 12:36:39 PM
Clones at the very least!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on February 24, 2011, 02:05:46 PM
Commandos. If there are no commandos in season 4, I'm going to go postal.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on February 24, 2011, 02:30:48 PM
Y'know, part of me wishes that LucasAnimation would keep these special character reveals like Tarkin and Chewbacca secret until the episode airs. That way, when we actually see the episode we're all like :O WHAAAAAAAAAAAA?!?!? instead of "meh, we've only hearing about it for the past two months . . . "
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 24, 2011, 03:35:14 PM
I could be all selfish, and hope that season four is incredibly boring, since I'm going to miss it...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 24, 2011, 04:19:30 PM
Y'know, part of me wishes that LucasAnimation would keep these special character reveals like Tarkin and Chewbacca secret until the episode airs. That way, when we actually see the episode we're all like :O WHAAAAAAAAAAAA?!?!? instead of "meh, we've only hearing about it for the past two months . . . "

You beat me to it, I was about to say this :P

I could be all selfish, and hope that season four is incredibly boring, since I'm going to miss it...

My money is on the fact that it will be, so I wouldn't worry too much vod ;)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 25, 2011, 03:10:22 AM
I could be all selfish, and hope that season four is incredibly boring, since I'm going to miss it...
I'm in the same boat.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on February 27, 2011, 09:25:25 AM
Y'know, part of me wishes that LucasAnimation would keep these special character reveals like Tarkin and Chewbacca secret until the episode airs. That way, when we actually see the episode we're all like :O WHAAAAAAAAAAAA?!?!? instead of "meh, we've only hearing about it for the past two months . . . "

I agree. It would be cool if they would actually give us a few surprises, instead of hugely over-publicizing beforehand. The trailers for the show are always awesome, but it gets a bit stupid when you watch the episodes to find out that was actually all the good parts.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 27, 2011, 02:54:34 PM
I agree. It would be cool if they would actually give us a few surprises, instead of hugely over-publicizing beforehand. The trailers for the show are always awesome, but it gets a bit stupid when you watch the episodes to find out that was actually all the good parts.

You mean like a lot of movie trailers these days? Of course, it could be worse. The trailers could completely lie, like other movie trailers do...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on February 27, 2011, 03:05:13 PM
You mean like a lot of movie trailers these days? Of course, it could be worse. The trailers could completely lie, like other movie trailers do...
The truth hurts me =/
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on February 28, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
The truth hurts me =/

Tell me about it. >.<
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 02, 2011, 05:33:01 PM
Some images for the season finale taken from a recent Star Wars insider:

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5909/millenniumfalcon06copy.jpg
http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/1601/millenniumfalcon07copy.jpg

The Trandoshans look f**king awesome. So do the wookies and their cool wookie rifles. Can't wait! I'm glad their showing the whole Trandoshan and Wookie animosity thing. : )
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 02, 2011, 10:19:45 PM
PADAWAN LOST: Asoka disobeys orders for the 163957525674967582367th time and goes after some kids forcing Anakin to disobey orders as well to go after her!! Why hasn't she been punished yet? NO ONE KNOWS.

(Seriously, if I were her master, she would NOT be on the field after the third or fourth time she pulled osik like that. Why, just why.)

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 02, 2011, 11:06:35 PM
PADAWAN LOST: Asoka disobeys orders for the 163957525674967582367th time and goes after some kids forcing Anakin to disobey orders as well to go after her!! Why hasn't she been punished yet? NO ONE KNOWS.

(Seriously, if I were her master, she would NOT be on the field after the third or fourth time she pulled osik like that. Why, just why.)
Anakin must have read some of the bible...

Woe unto to the hypocrite.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 02, 2011, 11:38:37 PM
The Trandoshans look f**king awesome. So do the wookies and their cool wookie rifles. Can't wait! I'm glad their showing the whole Trandoshan and Wookie animosity thing. : )
^Agreed!
Although I thought it was going to be on Kashyyyk when I saw the pictures and everything.  "Iwasskah" is all new, but judging by how it's spelled, I'd guess it's a Trandoshan world.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 03, 2011, 03:15:31 PM
Anakin must have read some of the bible...

Woe unto to the hypocrite.

LOLOL. Valid point. ^^

You know, when they made her his Padawan, they should've just been like, "Pot, meet kettle." Saved us some time.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 03, 2011, 03:38:17 PM
You know, when they made her his Padawan, they should've just been like, "Pot, meet kettle." Saved us some time.

Ridiculous!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 04, 2011, 05:08:10 PM
Ridiculous!!

Such is showbiz. If this were real, Anakin would've been kicked out on his melodramatic shebs only weeks after Kenobi started training him.

"Tolerate this much bad acting, we cannot."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 04, 2011, 08:57:06 PM
I hate this show.

I just...I hate this show.

I'm going to go cry now.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 04, 2011, 08:58:19 PM
[spoiler]--THEY STATED MURPHY'S LAW!
--Ventilation shafts!
--PROBE DROID
--OH SNAP, CLONE CUT IN HALF.
--Did Even Piell just actually recognize a clone's death?
--Dooku?
--"The situation is...taken care of."
--Ahsoka, Tarkin, Rex, blah, blah, Echo, PROBE DROID, Anakin...wait? PROBE DROID! Bzzt.
--I like Tarkin. And I like Anakin's agreeing with him.
--Aww...Rex trusts Ahsoka.
--Ooh, a dead end. This is TERRIBLE.
--CHEWBACCA!
--"Well somebody woke up on the wrong side of the galaxy!" WTSHAB.
--Spaceman Stu. I frakking hate you. What's wrong with your spine?

--Wow. They "captured" R2.
--THE ARC JUST USED THE RANGEFINDER.
--What the SHAB ARE THEY--COMMANDO DROIDS. With shields.
--"I sense a trap." "Next move?" "Spring the trap."
--STAPs? Really?
--CRAB DROIDS.
--"Son. I am dissapoint."
--PU, who put the Stinky Lindbergher in there?
--Oh, he'll execute men.
--HOLY SHAB HE JUST SHOT A CLONE NOT COOL YOU SON OF A -----KSBGSABAAVANSAMAHNAKBFAQA
--"Wake up, sleepy-head, time to get ready for school. I got your clothes laid out, I made you hotcakes--GACKAGHHACKACK I MADE YOU HOTCAKES, PLEASE!"
--Where's R2? Oh. There.
--So R2 freed them all?
--"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
--ABJAVAKFBNAV TARKIN AND ANAKIN AGREEING ON SOMETHING WITH FAINT OVERTONES OF IMP MARCH AND VADER BREATHING.
--I see no droids--BUSTED.
--Oh. Snap.
--Plan B didn't work. Time for Plan C.
--Badump Badump Badump.
--THEY LOST A DROID.
--oh snap shorty.
--Anakin should be expert at driving STAPs now.
--RANGEFINDER AGAIN.
--ECHO?!?!?!?!?! SJFAKVNABNAKBNAKFBNAKDNBAKNBFKANBKANBKANFBKAFNBA
--NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
--NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
--NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
--SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB SHAB
--I SHABLA HATE YOU, FILONI! GJANFKBANBKA
--YOU KILLED ECHO.
--Anubis?
--YOU SHABLA KILLED ECHO.
--What was that![/spoiler]

I hate this show.

I just...I hate this show.

I'm going to go cry now.

You saw it too? I'm confused. That shot of [spoiler]his helmet all battered[/spoiler] made my really happy, though. At least he died epically.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 04, 2011, 09:59:34 PM
I'm going to go cry now.

Get in line :-(
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 04, 2011, 10:04:56 PM
That shot of [spoiler]his helmet all battered[/spoiler] made my really happy, though. At least he died epically.

Yeah, he died SOMEWHAT epically then was given NO thought afterwards. Just like that clone that got executed. Just like every other "expandable red-shirt" in this show. But I could almost take that. Sure, I'd get mad, but then they killed Echo. My Echo. Dammit, I really liked Echo. He was a good guy. He was a professional. And they blew him up for no. Damn. Reason.

I don't care any more. I literally do not care. I don't care how this arc ends, I don't care about Chewbacca, I do not care about this [insert phrase of your choice that I can't say 'cause it'd get me banned] here. Whatever, Lucas and Co. Whatever.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 04, 2011, 10:08:25 PM
The freakin' Clone Wars, and the only clones that do cool things die. Have a heart, Filoni and Lucas, there are fans of people other than Jedi.

I am through with TCW.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 04, 2011, 10:16:21 PM
I like watching TCW, even though they systematically kill every single awesome clone. Y'know why? BECAUSE THERE'S MILLIONS MORE CLONES.

But yeah, Echo is gone. I'll miss him, but this just shows how mercy doesn't always mean you're invincible.

Droidbait, Cutup, Hevy, Echo...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 04, 2011, 10:23:10 PM
The freakin' Clone Wars, and the only clones that do cool things die. Have a heart, Filoni and Lucas, there are fans of people other than Jedi.

I am through with TCW.

Second this. I'm falling into the same slump I fell into with season two. I stopped caring. This episode just drove the nail in the coffin.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 04, 2011, 10:30:44 PM
I like watching TCW, even though they systematically kill every single awesome clone. Y'know why? BECAUSE THERE'S MILLIONS MORE CLONES.

I'm hoping that this is sarcasm. For your sake.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 04, 2011, 10:46:58 PM
I'm hoping that this is sarcasm. For your sake.

Yes, yes it was. After watching the Annoying Orange (Manda knows why), I felt sarcastic.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 04, 2011, 10:50:34 PM
Good. Well, I think that no amount of Chewie awesomeness and Trando slavers are going to be able to rescue this piece-of-osik season, but I'm willing to be proven wrong. Just... killing Echo? Have they no sense of respect toward clone fans? -sigh- Oh well, what did we expect, I guess.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 04, 2011, 10:54:05 PM
Just... killing Echo? Have they no sense of respect toward clone fans?

Have they any respect for ANY of the fans?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 04, 2011, 11:08:57 PM
Have they any respect for ANY of the fans?

Valid point, but I'm going to leave before the 'THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSED YOU MINDLESS BLANKITY-BLANKS' begins.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 05, 2011, 12:58:25 AM
The show has to have consequences. Any show has to have consequences. If every single awesome character lived through every single mission it would get bland and not interesting. Characters sadly have to die in order to move things along, seeing as how the majority of the characters in TCW live through to Episode III. There has to be an impact somewhere to a story that we all ultimately know the end to.

It can't always be a happy ending. Jedi have died in the show too, as well as some major villains. (ZIRO! Who I thought was a very interesting character, and even a lovable villain)

Why did they kill off a lovable character? For impact. We've seen all those nameless clones die over and over again, but when a recurring character is killed off it lets us see the mortality of the characters, and as a result care about them more.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 05, 2011, 02:28:57 AM
Why did they kill off a lovable character? For impact. We've seen all those nameless clones die over and over again, but when a recurring character is killed off it lets us see the mortality of the characters, and as a result care about them more.

That would work if they actually SHOWED the impact. We see him die, then they just run off to keep doing crap. There is no impact because it's not given time to sink in. I know they're on a mission and being shot at and stuff, but more of a reaction out of Fives would have been nice. Or some indication that Echo had EXISTED. He is treated exactly like some other faceless clone. NO ONE GAVE AN OSIK ASIDE FROM FIVES, and even then his reaction wasn't strong enough to convey how big his death was. That. Is not. Good. Writing.

Quote
Characters sadly have to die in order to move things along, seeing as how the majority of the characters in TCW live through to Episode III.

That's another thing. His death had NO BEARING ON THE PLOT. They could have blown up that damn ship without killing him. There was no reason for it. It did not feel like a relevant, meaningful death. It felt like a double middle-finger from the writers/producers/people who make this show. And we know that Asokah doesn't live to Episode III, which makes me think two things. One: Why the hell is she not dead yet?! You can argue that she's an "important character" and "blah blah blah" but "important characters must die", after all, and with all the BS situations she gets into she SHOULD be dead by now. Two: I bet you anything, ANYTHING that we she dies/has a bridge dropped on her/what the hell ever, it is going to be treated with MUCH more emotional impact and MUCH more reverence than Echo's death was. Because she's a Jedi, and Jedi are allowed to angst and be emo (especially if their last name is Skywalker). Not the clones. They carry on and don't feel anything when they loose their brothers. Why would they? There's a million more of them after all. </manic mode>

*pauses to calm down*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 05, 2011, 07:11:28 AM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/063/1/9/nooooooooooo_by_keldabe92-d3axau9.jpg)

Only thing I have to say is "Where did his epic rangefinder go?"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 05, 2011, 09:41:54 AM
The show has to have consequences. Any show has to have consequences. If every single awesome character lived through every single mission it would get bland and not interesting.

Obi-wan, Anakin, Ahsoka, Padme, Palpetine, Grievous, Dooku, Yoda, Mace, Every Shabla Jedi That Appears In RotS, etc.

Need I say more?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 05, 2011, 02:33:57 PM
Obi-wan, Anakin, Ahsoka, Padme, Palpetine, Grievous, Dooku, Yoda, Mace, Every Shabla Jedi That Appears In RotS, etc.

Need I say more?

Aside from Asoka, these people HAVE to live (unfortunately, except in Obi-Wan's case because Obi-Wan (outside of this show) is a Boss). But they could at least get blown up/fail/be mistaken for dead/etc. more often (like in the comics, where Obi-Wan is mistaken for dead after that MASSIVE EXPLOSION happened. We would all know he'll be fine, but the potential for drama would be fantastic). Well, aside from Grevious, he fails all the time, but that's because the simpleton plot demands it. And he was apparently kind of a huut'tun in canon anyway (I misspell that, didn't I? Whatever...)

Also, DAMMIT KY'RAM I WAS JUST STARTING TO RECOVER. *runs away crying*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 05, 2011, 08:05:06 PM
Feed the fandom flames.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/064/7/2/in_memoriam_by_kyrampk-d3azu84.png)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 05, 2011, 08:17:13 PM
I thought it was one of the best episodes yet. Seriously, why is it that people complain about long boring episodes, and then we get an episode that's all action, and they only notice that one of the best characters is dead?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 05, 2011, 08:30:02 PM
and they only notice that one of the best characters is dead?

I believe you just answered your own question. Give us a clone episode. Period. If they die epically, then let other clones show some remorse after the first seven seconds.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 05, 2011, 08:36:58 PM
Well, they've got to get on with the mission anyhow. Its not like could have an entire funeral/memorial service every single time a clone dies.

Remember, the arc isn't over yet, maybe they'll have a little bit at the end.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 05, 2011, 08:39:40 PM
Well, they've got to get on with the mission anyhow. Its not like could have an entire funeral/memorial service every single time a clone dies.

Remember, the arc isn't over yet, maybe they'll have a little bit at the end.

"Oh snap, we lost CT-421, quick, places everyone!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 05, 2011, 08:40:22 PM
Yeah, and Fives seemed rather broken up afterwards, to the point of... not getting on with the mission instantly.

It's a commando operation, just sitting around and crying would end up with you dead too.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 05, 2011, 08:52:05 PM
Yeah, and Fives seemed rather broken up afterwards, to the point of... not getting on with the mission instantly.

It's a commando operation, just sitting around and crying would end up with you dead too.

Unless you're Omega. The mission stops if you get a paper cut.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 05, 2011, 08:54:50 PM
More than five seconds of sad music would've been nice, though. Since we've followed his journey from cadet, to regular trooper, to ARC.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 05, 2011, 09:06:06 PM
Five seconds of sad music, and suggestions of lingering psychological problems, maybe?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 05, 2011, 09:31:07 PM
Unless you're Omega. The mission stops if you get a paper cut.

^This cracked me up, I was ROFL :D  It's so true...


Judging by what others have said, I think an appropriate response to his death would have been Fives in utter shock, but after a moment of disbelief moving on with the mission. Then, after the mission has ended, having a scene with sad music and everyone mourning his death.

suggestions of lingering psychological problems, maybe?

This also sounds like it would have been a really good thing to put in there.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 05, 2011, 10:27:22 PM
"'No, Even, you pick up the bill for the replacement clones next suicide mission,' Obi-wan said. It was a sort of good luck ritual, implying that there would be a next time."

Then, after the mission has ended, having a scene with sad music and everyone mourning his death.

That would be nice. Maybe they'll come back to it next episode.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 06, 2011, 02:30:20 AM
Apparently my tv decided not to record Star Wars this Friday.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 06, 2011, 12:08:08 PM
Remember, the arc isn't over yet, maybe they'll have a little bit at the end.

They might...but I sincerely doubt it. This is Clone Wars. I've learned not to get my hopes up.

It's a commando operation, just sitting around and crying would end up with you dead too.
Unless you're Omega. The mission stops if you get a paper cut.

Oh, SNAP! xD (I might have to steal that line and have Scorch say it. I hope that's okay.)

Five seconds of sad music, and suggestions of lingering psychological problems, maybe?
Judging by what others have said, I think an appropriate response to his death would have been Fives in utter shock, but after a moment of disbelief moving on with the mission. Then, after the mission has ended, having a scene with sad music and everyone mourning his death.

Second these. Or even a slightly longer period of the HBSOD, since they've been together since cadethood, knew each other really shabla well, and that would just make sense. Having to be dragged away? Maybe a little vocal anguish? No? Okay, then, I guess we'll act like this never happened.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 06, 2011, 12:56:48 PM
Second these. Or even a slightly longer period of the HBSOD, since they've been together since cadethood, knew each other really shabla well, and that would just make sense. Having to be dragged away? Maybe a little vocal anguish? No? Okay, then, I guess we'll act like this never happened.

This is how I felt. 'Oh well, he's just a clone, let's move on.'
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 06, 2011, 01:04:46 PM
Uhm, Fives did yell "ECHOOOO!" And then stand there a while longer, shaking his head at Echo's helmet as if he couldn't believe what just happened, and as the episode wrapped up, Fives kept looking behind him a couple times, as if he kept expecting Echo to follow.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 06, 2011, 01:25:50 PM
Having finally watched it, I'm actually pretty satisfied. I thought it was a great send-off for him. Sure, I really wish they were able to explore the effect it had on his brothers, but for a 22-minute show that isn't really about the clones, I thought we got about as much as we can hope for. Still, it is a bit jarring watching a character that we've watched grow from a cadet to a shiny to a 501st trooper to an ARC trooper bite the dust like that.

What they really need to do now is have an episode that's totally dedicated to Rex, having a quiet moment to remember all of the brothers he's lost. A few clips of past episodes, maybe some flashbacks of how some of them saved his life, that kind of thing. I think that would be a really awesome way to set the tone for the show, and Filoni strikes me as the kind of guy who would want to tell that kind of story, so long as Flannel-Man gives him permission.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 06, 2011, 02:30:49 PM
What they really need to do now is have an episode that's totally dedicated to Rex, having a quiet moment to remember all of the brothers he's lost. A few clips of past episodes, maybe some flashbacks of how some of them saved his life, that kind of thing.

SECOND THIS. That would be amazing.

Seriously, I think they should hire all of us to think of ideas/write episodes for Clone Wars...who's with me on this?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 06, 2011, 04:53:11 PM
Seriously, I think they should hire all of us to think of ideas/write episodes for Clone Wars...who's with me on this?

Count me in. And in regard to:

Feed the fandom flames.

I respond with:

A Tribute to Echo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRl344jATJo).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 06, 2011, 05:04:35 PM
Seriously, I think they should hire all of us to think of ideas/write episodes for Clone Wars...who's with me on this?

Well Screech, I would love to support you on that, but George Lucas and Karen Traviss would be the first to say that it ain't a democracy. And even if it was totally up the fandom, it would still be totally jedi-centric. Probably even more than it is now.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 06, 2011, 05:06:00 PM
Probably even more than it is now.

We need to thin out the Jedi-loving fan population. Now where'd I put my Deece . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 06, 2011, 05:11:04 PM
We need to thin out the Jedi-loving fan population. Now where'd I put my Deece . . .

Rofl. Wow, I just had an image of hundreds of clone/mando fans pulling out blasters and moving through the streets, fighting against small packs of seven-year-olds with lightsabers...

"The thing I remember about the fall of the fanboys was how loud it was..."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 06, 2011, 05:16:39 PM
Years from now, we would remember lost comrades, and the conquest of the Jedi fans. Among the roving packs of under-tens, there were a few lone Jedi mastes, their lightsabers not the cheap plastic kind from Wal-Mart, but homemade, handcrafted instruments of death. We lost many to their sorcerous powers and skill with a blade, but that did not stop us. We did not fall back, we did not surrender, and, through sheer heroism, won the day.

Now we have clone-centric TCW episodes. Was it worth it? You bet your cetare it was.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 06, 2011, 05:41:02 PM
Years from now, we would remember lost comrades, and the conquest of the Jedi fans. Among the roving packs of under-tens, there were a few lone Jedi mastes, their lightsabers not the cheap plastic kind from Wal-Mart, but homemade, handcrafted instruments of death. We lost many to their sorcerous powers and skill with a blade, but that did not stop us. We did not fall back, we did not surrender, and, through sheer heroism, won the day.

Now we have clone-centric TCW episodes. Was it worth it? You bet your cetare it was.

Darn you! Must! Write! Fanfic!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on March 06, 2011, 05:54:22 PM
Actually it wouldn't quite be a fanfic, it would take place in real life.
 At least we know how it will end. No more Jedi(mostly)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 06, 2011, 08:10:02 PM
You guys are creepy, you know that, right?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 06, 2011, 08:14:07 PM
-nods vigorously-
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 06, 2011, 08:34:55 PM
Years from now, we would remember lost comrades, and the conquest of the Jedi fans. Among the roving packs of under-tens, there were a few lone Jedi mastes, their lightsabers not the cheap plastic kind from Wal-Mart, but homemade, handcrafted instruments of death. We lost many to their sorcerous powers and skill with a blade, but that did not stop us. We did not fall back, we did not surrender, and, through sheer heroism, won the day.

Now we have clone-centric TCW episodes. Was it worth it? You bet your cetare it was.

That is so funny and so wrong. xD

I guess if the fans did take over there would be a LOT of Jedi-centric fanfic episodes. Ew. >.<
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 06, 2011, 10:13:54 PM
You guys are creepy, you know that, right?

I concur...I thought I was pretty fiery about how lame TCW can be...but you guys have made me look like a pacifist this time :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 06, 2011, 10:34:00 PM
-eyebrow-

You're one to talk.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 07, 2011, 07:53:47 AM
I’m w/ Vlet, et al - I loved the episode. Action-packed all the way.

I was heart broken about Echo too.
I agree w/ H-Bomb; it is quite possible that there might be some memorial service for Echo and his CT brothers that have fallen on this rescue mission. Maybe Even Piell will say some words of compassion, (e.g. “You clones all look alike to me”)

And, I’m w/ Screech - Echo’s death was pointless.
I don’t even know what he was trying to accomplish. (Was he trying to draw even more fire to the shuttle?)
And, what was w/ the “epic rangefinder”?  – Sure it looked cool; but, all he did was say, “hey there is a droid manning that gun emplacement." It’s not like all of the other guns were not raining down on them at the time.
[I thought it was going to be some sort of super-cool targeting system that relayed the info to Fives who could then blow the crap out of it with a high-tech sniper round or rocket, etc.]

It’s another example of how utterly lack-luster the ARC troopers are.  From Cmdr Colt to Echo to Fives – none of them of have done anything extraordinary, (except in most cases die). -All I know is, if they had a real ARC, (like Fordo), on that mission; they’d be yucking it up on triple-0 by now - with the head of Warden-Skeletor on a pike.

One thing I did like was Tarkin given Anakin an earful about how the Jedi are lame-o at fighting the war. – And Anakin agreeing with him.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 07, 2011, 08:48:27 AM
It’s another example of how utterly lack-luster the ARC troopers are.  From Cmdr Colt to Echo to Fives – none of them of have done anything extraordinary, (except in most cases die). -All I know is, if they had a real ARC, (like Fordo), on that mission; they’d be yucking it up on triple-0 by now - with the head of Warden-Skeletor on a pike.

One thing I did like was Tarkin given Anakin an earful about how the Jedi are lame-o at fighting the war. – And Anakin agreeing with him.

Or if the Nulls or Delta (or any commando squad for that matter) were there. This episode would be done before it STARTED.

And I'll admit, that scene did give me a bit of a laugh. They are going to the bestest friends you gaiz! 8D
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 07, 2011, 09:18:16 AM
Maybe Even Piell will say some words of compassion, (e.g. “You clones all look alike to me”)

This made me laugh. I could see Vos saying this line if it weren't in TCW where all Jedi must be nice guys.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 07, 2011, 02:26:57 PM
I disagree that no one reacted to Echo's death aside from Fives. Everyone stood in numb shock for several seconds, all they could do under fire.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 07, 2011, 03:36:49 PM
I disagree that no one reacted to Echo's death aside from Fives. Everyone stood in numb shock for several seconds, all they could do under fire.

You're seeing something I'm not, then, vod.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 07, 2011, 04:19:18 PM
Apparently enough people were pissed by Echo's death that Dave Filoni issued a statement on his Facebook:
[spoiler]
Hello,

      I know some of you were a bit shocked at the sudden death of "Echo" in last week's episode, "Counter Attack." It is always sad when a character's story comes to an end. I can remember when I was a kid and I watched the animated series "Robotech," I was stunned when one of my favorite characters, Roy Fokker, got killed in action. It was the first time I had ever seen this in an animated TV show, and it made an impression on me for sure. I suddenly realized the characters were in jeopardy, it wasn't just fun and games and that the character had fought selflessly for his friends and family, so that they could live on. Roy Fokker's sacrifice was meaningful.

      Such is the life of a clone trooper. They sacrifice themselves every day, often without thanks, to ensure the people they are protecting have better lives, people they will never meet face to face. "Echo" was doing his duty, for his friends and fellow clones, to try to ensure their safety. In doing so, he was willing to risk his life for the success of the mission; it was a selfless act, a heroic act.  His loss will only make his friends fight harder to survive, to keep his memory alive, like "Echo" did for "Hevy" before him.

      I am sorry that some of you were disappointed, but believe me when I tell you this was not done recklessly, and the fact that you care means a lot. Clone trooper "Fives" will now carry on the memory of the fallen Domino Squad Members.

Thanks for all your e-mails and concerns, the Force will be with you... always.

 
Dave[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 07, 2011, 04:47:33 PM
Well, the man's heart is in the right place, at least. Now if only he'd take to that philosophy when it comes to jedi characters that people care about...

And no, Ima Guun-Dai and those two dudes who got pwned by Savage don't count. I'm talking Bariss or Shaak Ti... Heck, just kill off Ahsoka. That would let us know that the characters are vulnerable...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 07, 2011, 05:59:52 PM
Alright, he's not a complete clone hater, but still, you only get to see characters do epic things if they're named, awesome, people-who-are-generally-Jedi.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 07, 2011, 06:12:09 PM
Well, the man's heart is in the right place, at least.

We've known that Filoni is trying to do it right for a few years now. The problem (as always) has to be Lucas running the show.

And no, Ima Guun-Dai and those two dudes who got pwned by Savage don't count. I'm talking Bariss or Shaak Ti... Heck, just kill off Ahsoka. That would let us know that the characters are vulnerable...

I agree with you here, and I would also like to mention that Filoni would probably do it if George wasn't there to make sure his precious Jetiise remained all-powerful, invincible, and the best characters in the SW galaxy.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 07, 2011, 06:25:53 PM
I would also like to mention that Filoni would probably do it if George wasn't there to make sure his precious Jetiise remained all-powerful, invincible, and the best characters in the SW galaxy.

I agree with this. Filoni is probably the reason we got a few clone-only episodes. I'd just like for the clones (aside from Rex) do cool things occasionally and for the show to show a bunch of clone deaths as a bad thing instead of a force-reduction.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 07, 2011, 06:57:35 PM
Filoni is probably the reason we got a few clone-only episodes.

We know for a fact he's the reason we got Delta Squad.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 07, 2011, 07:24:04 PM
We know for a fact he's the reason we got Delta Squad.

True. Pity we didn't see them do anything awesome aside from just being Delta.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 07, 2011, 10:31:49 PM
Okay, so now we DEFINITELY know who to blame, then.

*shakes fist* LUCASSSSSS!!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 07, 2011, 11:25:39 PM
And no, Ima Guun-Dai and those two dudes who got pwned by Savage don't count. I'm talking Bariss or Shaak Ti... Heck, just kill off Ahsoka. That would let us know that the characters are vulnerable...
No, no, no!  Nothing better happen to Barriss or Shaak Ti, or I'm gonna be pissed.  The crap with killing off Onaconda Farr (who had his own personal story already) was enough of the Death By Retcon business.
What they should have done is create a secondary Jedi character who doesn't have any appearances in RotS or anything after the Clone Wars, have them hang around for a little bit, make them pretty likable to the point where they maybe get featured in a spin-off comic or get a toy made of 'em, and then have them die.  It saves the main cast who are contractually immortal up to the movie and the other two (Ahsoka and Rex) that the series runs on, but deals a serious punch.  It's what they did with Echo (let's be honest, it is), so it'd be nice to see a Jedi character take the same approach.
But I definitely don't want anymore previous characters getting axed by something stupid.  I'm actually scared Lucas is going to try to kill off Ventress when there's the whole "Obsession" storyline that's supposed to come after all this.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 08, 2011, 01:29:39 PM
  I'm actually scared Lucas is going to try to kill off Ventress when there's the whole "Obsession" storyline that's supposed to come after all this.

Oof, you're right. She's probably not going to be hijacking a ship off to the Unknown Regions before all this is over...

And I agree with your idea. Obi-Wan's next apprentice, perhaps?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 08, 2011, 02:59:35 PM
Obi-Wan's next apprentice, perhaps?

One with a sense of professionalism because I'm sick of teenagers disobeying orders and not getting in trouble on this show?

(Seriously, I don't think Rex likes her nearly as much as he says he does. "I trust her...to not listen and get herself into situations where should could die or endanger the mission. But I have to listen to her. I hate my life.")
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 08, 2011, 03:02:14 PM
You know, that reminds me... they escaped most of the way through a pipeline transporting flammable gas... how were the unarmored people breathing? They barely even looked uncomfortable!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 08, 2011, 07:02:27 PM
You know, that reminds me... they escaped most of the way through a pipeline transporting flammable gas... how were the unarmored people breathing? They barely even looked uncomfortable!

If the un-masked people were Jedi, they can do anything, in Lucas' mind.  :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 08, 2011, 07:10:36 PM
... and three clones and Tarkin...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 08, 2011, 07:13:12 PM
You know, that reminds me... they escaped most of the way through a pipeline transporting flammable gas...

When I saw the pipeline, my first thought was 'Prison Organic Waste Managment.'

Ahsoka: "Hey guys! I've got a great idea! Let's escape through the poo-pipe!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 08, 2011, 07:20:16 PM
... and three clones and Tarkin...

The clones have helmet filters, I believe.....and Tarkin almost qualifies as 'Jedi-status', he's a character in the original trilogy :P

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 08, 2011, 07:21:45 PM
No, not those clones, the rescued prisoners in their bodysuits!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 08, 2011, 07:22:53 PM
No, not those clones, the rescued prisoners in their bodysuits!

Yeah, what about them?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 08, 2011, 07:27:24 PM
No helmets? Gas pipeline?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 08, 2011, 08:02:36 PM
They didn't think it through? They didn't think anyone would notice? Those are my best guesses.

(Actually, I didn't even think about it until you brought it up...I feel so unobservant....)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 08, 2011, 08:24:06 PM
Oof, you're right. She's probably not going to be hijacking a ship off to the Unknown Regions before all this is over...
As long as there's some sort of deadly Anakin/Ventriss fight on Coruscant that leaves Ventriss for a reappearance on Boz Pity...I'm happy.  Meaning basically, the only thing they can really do wrong is have her die on screen.  That's the only thing.

Meaning I'm perfected excused for being afraid that's gonna happen... :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 09, 2011, 04:02:09 AM
So I finally got to watch this new episode because it got put up on starwars.com. And I had a few thoughts that went away after reading everyone else's ideas, rants and general *cough*complaining*cough*.

Seriously I don't know a single movie/show where they don't kill someone lovable character. Now with that being said, I am pretty ticked that Echo dies, for no real reason. He was... just randomly walking toward the ship. Maybe he expected to hop in and turn it on so they could use the weapons on the droids, but hey, who am I to read minds huh?

As for the fuel line, I wondered what the unmasked peeps were doing. Anakin has force powers, Ahsoka might have some natural resistance, but those soft shell troopers had to have some sort of side effect. Tarkin is exempt from all damage, poisons, confusions etc. cause he's Tarkin and he shows up in the Trilogy. I liked how Tarkin and Anakin were discussing the war. I liked it ALOT. I loved it in fact!

Filoni is just a man trying to make his way in the universe. George's universe. George Lucas' sick-twisted-jedi universe.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 09, 2011, 07:36:48 AM
Filoni is just a man trying to make his way in the universe. George's universe. George Lucas' sick-twisted-jedi universe.

This line sums up my feelings in this thread. Grunt, you are an artist.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 09, 2011, 12:58:15 PM
This line sums up my feelings in this thread. Grunt, you are an artist.

I second the motion.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 09, 2011, 02:02:26 PM
This line sums up my feelings in this thread. Grunt, you are an artist.
HA! I used to be a Lucas fan till I had my eyes opened to Flannel-man's many dark ways. The ways he makes good people like Traviss just... disappear. It's not right.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 09, 2011, 02:08:20 PM
He makes? That was her choice.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 09, 2011, 02:09:11 PM
He makes? That was her choice.
Because of him?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 09, 2011, 02:14:43 PM
because he did something she didn't like, and so she ran off.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 09, 2011, 02:17:24 PM
So....it was because of him.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 09, 2011, 02:24:14 PM
It was because of her reaction to him.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 09, 2011, 02:25:43 PM
Because he did something that she reacted negatively to.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 09, 2011, 02:35:14 PM
Yeah. face it, when you're making a universe, someone's going to argue with what you do.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 09, 2011, 03:10:47 PM
Yeah. face it, when you're making a universe, someone's going to argue with what you do.

She didn't argue. He decided to change and stick his fat hands in stuff he hadn't even created, when he didn't have to. Under his new conditions, Traviss couldn't write realistically or in her own way. Basically the same thing as being forced out.  Therefore, KT's departure: Lucas' fault.

Face it. And stop defending Flannel-man's stuck up ways :P

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 09, 2011, 06:10:05 PM
Okay, that ENTIRE back and forth made me laugh. xD This is the best forum ever.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 09, 2011, 06:11:50 PM
This is the best forum ever.

This goes without saying.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on March 09, 2011, 07:06:10 PM
Bashing is mor fun when there are people to bash with you.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 09, 2011, 07:37:51 PM
Okay, that ENTIRE back and forth made me laugh. xD This is the best forum ever.
Bashing is mor fun when there are people to bash with you.

These are both true, but let me say that I'm not trying to bash anything. Just accepting facts.

(Bashing is still fun here, though :P )
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 09, 2011, 09:44:50 PM
Okay, that ENTIRE back and forth made me laugh. xD
All is said and done with a smile on my face. I generally don't do anything mean to hurt feelings.

This is the best forum ever.
Obviously. "This goes without saying"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 09, 2011, 09:50:28 PM
xD This is the best forum ever.
Obviously. "This goes without saying"

It does seem to be :)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 11, 2011, 02:03:01 AM
Seriously I don't know a single movie/show where they don't kill someone lovable character. Now with that being said, I am pretty ticked that Echo dies, for no real reason. He was... just randomly walking toward the ship. Maybe he expected to hop in and turn it on so they could use the weapons on the droids, but hey, who am I to read minds huh?
The reason, I think, is that he's a soldier and...he's there.  Not everybody gets an amazingly dramatic death.  Sometimes a sense of reality kicks in and people just get killed.  I remember the same kind of reaction happened when one of the main characters got killed on Terminator: TSCC.  Main character, been around since the first season, total badass soldier from the future.  He walks around a corner with his gun held down, and gets shot in the face by a Terminator who had his gun up.  Point blank, bloody hole in the head.  Dead.  Why?  Because that's exactly what would happen, no matter who the person was.  And the same thing happened to Echo.  Outside of a game, one guy can't expect to walk away from being right next to an explosion of that size.  That's killed Jedi before.
It sucked that it had to be Echo but to be honest, it was Echo because that way, it hurts.  For Fives, Anakin, and for us.  Even Evan Piell and Ahsoka looked pretty solemn.  It has to mean something.  As much as it sucks to see the others clones dying, all of their deaths meant less then nothing compared to Echo, who proved himself a badass who died trying to save his friends.  Even though I absolutely love Echo, Filoni made the right call.  And I respect the crap out of him for not just throwing it out there randomly, but coming back and explaining it to the fans, and comparing it to his own favorite series back in the day.  I remember the first time I saw somebody really get killed in an animated show, and it hit.  Watching Superman the Animated Series when I was 7 or 8, I couldn't believe when Dan Turpin (the snarky cop who turned out to be an awesome guy) got incinerated by Darkseid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCqJmmDONgU) right there on screen and there was nothing anybody could do about it.  Everybody who theoretically died offscreen in the alien invasion?  Pfff, who cares!  Just like Echo, this guy had been around since the early days, and had established himself as the strong everyday hero even alongside the guys with powers.  So why do it?  "Savor your moment of triumph, but remember victory has its price."  Literally just to piss you off (and to piss off Superman), and to remind you that people are really dying.  To say it was effective...is an understatement.  So yeah, that's what Echo's death really channeled for me, that same vibe.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 11, 2011, 04:29:42 AM
[spoiler]The reason, I think, is that he's a soldier and...he's there.  Not everybody gets an amazingly dramatic death.  Sometimes a sense of reality kicks in and people just get killed.  I remember the same kind of reaction happened when one of the main characters got killed on Terminator: TSCC.  Main character, been around since the first season, total badass soldier from the future.  He walks around a corner with his gun held down, and gets shot in the face by a Terminator who had his gun up.  Point blank, bloody hole in the head.  Dead.  Why?  Because that's exactly what would happen, no matter who the person was.  And the same thing happened to Echo.  Outside of a game, one guy can't expect to walk away from being right next to an explosion of that size.  That's killed Jedi before.
It sucked that it had to be Echo but to be honest, it was Echo because that way, it hurts.  For Fives, Anakin, and for us.  Even Evan Piell and Ahsoka looked pretty solemn.  It has to mean something.  As much as it sucks to see the others clones dying, all of their deaths meant less then nothing compared to Echo, who proved himself a badass who died trying to save his friends.  Even though I absolutely love Echo, Filoni made the right call.  And I respect the crap out of him for not just throwing it out there randomly, but coming back and explaining it to the fans, and comparing it to his own favorite series back in the day.  I remember the first time I saw somebody really get killed in an animated show, and it hit.  Watching Superman the Animated Series when I was 7 or 8, I couldn't believe when Dan Turpin (the snarky cop who turned out to be an awesome guy) got incinerated by Darkseid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCqJmmDONgU) right there on screen and there was nothing anybody could do about it.  Everybody who theoretically died offscreen in the alien invasion?  Pfff, who cares!  Just like Echo, this guy had been around since the early days, and had established himself as the strong everyday hero even alongside the guys with powers.  So why do it?  "Savor your moment of triumph, but remember victory has its price."  Literally just to piss you off (and to piss off Superman), and to remind you that people are really dying.  To say it was effective...is an understatement.  So yeah, that's what Echo's death really channeled for me, that same vibe.[/spoiler]
I couldn't tell you the first time I really got hit by someone dying in an animated show, but I think the first time a character I liked died on screen was Episode I, when Qui Gon gets stuck in the stomach by Maul. I was a clueless little kid cause my parents were really protective but I turned 8 the month that it came out and I saw it 3 times in theaters and I just remember thinking... "Qui Gon!! NOOOO!!!" But it happened and I was a sad lil Trooper. I'm not saying Echo shouldn't have died, but he could have died doing something more epic, but ya know it just happens that way sometimes I guess. Like you said, Walk around the corner with your weapon down and you are a dead man.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 11, 2011, 12:13:10 PM
I agree with what Mia said, but I think my problem with Echo's death wasn't the fact that it just happened un-epically. It was the fact that what he did was stupid. There was literally no reason for him to do that. When I watched, it looked to me like they made him do it, JUST so they could kill him.

I would have preferred him just come around a corner and get blown away, because then at least he couldn't have done anything to avoid it. 
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 11, 2011, 01:52:58 PM
Exactly !

It was tactical-nonsense. I've been struggling to figure out what he was trying to achieve.
I think it was yet another case of poor writing.

I hate to be an arm-chair quarterback; but, he was an ARC for crying out loud!
(That's what you get for promoting them; instead of growing them from scratch)

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: A'den Skirata on March 11, 2011, 05:49:33 PM
True, he's an ARC and the tactics were stupid. However, he's not a "true" ARC. He's not even a gifted Commander that was put through the Marshall ARC Program. He was a grunt, a damn fine one too but, he was enhanced or stock jango trained by Jango or by the best. He is a flash trained grunt. So, as an ARC, i wouldn';t say he was up to snuff with a true ARC trooper.

That said, while I thought it was really cool that Echo and Fives became ARC's, I was kind of shocked and appalled as to why and how.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 11, 2011, 06:36:22 PM
True, he's an ARC and the tactics were stupid. However, he's not a "true" ARC. He's not even a gifted Commander that was put through the Marshall ARC Program. He was a grunt, a damn fine one too but, he was enhanced or stock jango trained by Jango or by the best. He is a flash trained grunt. So, as an ARC, i wouldn';t say he was up to snuff with a true ARC trooper.

That said, while I thought it was really cool that Echo and Fives became ARC's, I was kind of shocked and appalled as to why and how.
Exactly, they could have just called them something different. They should have had better training for sure before they became ARCs.

I agree with what Mia said, but I think my problem with Echo's death wasn't the fact that it just happened un-epically. It was the fact that what he did was stupid. There was literally no reason for him to do that. When I watched, it looked to me like they made him do it, JUST so they could kill him.

I would have preferred him just come around a corner and get blown away, because then at least he couldn't have done anything to avoid it. 
That's basically my problem with his death. He did something that he would/should have known better to not do.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 11, 2011, 06:43:01 PM
Because this show is stupid and people don't seem to realize that's not how the military works?

That's another thing that's bugged me. I'm watching this stuff (specifically the movie), and I notice that NO ONE TAKES COVER. It's like the battle of Chrystophis or wherever at the beginning of the movie. They just CHARGE THE DROIDS. That is bad tactics. (Take it from someone who often does Leroy Jenkins charges during RepCom sessions.) They have plenty of perfectly good cover, WHY AREN'T THEY USING IT.

I might be nit-picking at this point, but I don't care. I'm cranky. Don't judge me.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 11, 2011, 06:54:56 PM
I get that they're trying to show the mortality, but like what everyone else posted above, it could have been done better.  For instance, Echo could've spoken more than three lines in the entirety of the two episodes.  I almost forgot he was there until the end scene, and then he was, like...dead.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 11, 2011, 07:02:03 PM
True, he's an ARC and the tactics were stupid. However, he's not a "true" ARC. He's not even a gifted Commander that was put through the Marshall ARC Program. He was a grunt, a damn fine one too but, he was enhanced or stock jango trained by Jango or by the best. He is a flash trained grunt. So, as an ARC, i wouldn';t say he was up to snuff with a true ARC trooper.

That said, while I thought it was really cool that Echo and Fives became ARC's, I was kind of shocked and appalled as to why and how.

I agree with this entire above statement.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 11, 2011, 07:20:53 PM
It was tactical-nonsense. I've been struggling to figure out what he was trying to achieve.
I think it was yet another case of poor writing.
It...sorta makes sense.  They needed the ship, and the commando droid was firing at it.  And them.  So he tried to secure it, and probably use the guns to help provide cover.  Not the best move, but these guys don't really seem to understand how soldiers really act and just run on Hollywood Tactics.

True, he's an ARC and the tactics were stupid. However, he's not a "true" ARC. He's not even a gifted Commander that was put through the Marshall ARC Program.
That said, while I thought it was really cool that Echo and Fives became ARC's, I was kind of shocked and appalled as to why and how.
Apparently...somehow...there were a couple months or something that passed between Echo and Fives getting off the Rishi moon and when they show up in the Season 3 opener.  And that's when they did some kind of the expanded ARC-training program that came from Alpha's ARC commander program.  Or at least that's their story for now. lolz  We'll have to wait and see what happens when all the guides and stuff for Season 3 come out.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: A'den Skirata on March 11, 2011, 08:51:02 PM
Apparently...somehow...there were a couple months or something that passed between Echo and Fives getting off the Rishi moon and when they show up in the Season 3 opener.  And that's when they did some kind of the expanded ARC-training program that came from Alpha's ARC commander program.  Or at least that's their story for now. lolz  We'll have to wait and see what happens when all the guides and stuff for Season 3 come out.

Goes to show how useless that training is on fully grown, flash trained meatcans...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 11, 2011, 10:28:15 PM
Oh.

You guys aren't going to like this one. Aside from the exciting action and amazing animation, there's two scenes that . . .

Well. You'll see . . .

I'm not going to stick around for your reactions though. I'm outta here! Too risky for me!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 11, 2011, 10:47:10 PM
Yeah, this'll turn into a firestorm rather quickly, I'd wager...

On a plus note, I really enjoyed this arc. Now there's the slight issue of them not showing the next episode until I'm gone...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 11, 2011, 11:21:08 PM
Haven't seen it and won't until Monday, but...huh?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 12, 2011, 12:26:34 AM
First of all...
[spoiler]-Why weren't the Force sensing Jedi the ones leading the way?
-Wow... Tarkin is riding on Anakin's back.
-Plo, you are not cool.
-Oooo Death Hounds!
-None of the Clones show any emotion. It's ridiculous.
-Peill "Yeees, ve're going to have comvany"
-Honesty is the only thing keeping you alive? What?
-Tarkin stands for principles? Lol wut?
-Hey! R2-D2 has rockets he can actually use. How... Useful.
-Are they being followed by Elk?
-Wait... Obi Wan, Anakin and!. . . . R2, quaking in his boots
-So much for getting behind them..
-Hey! Way to do something epic Mr. Softshell! You saved Tarkin!
-R2 is the bomb!
-Ahsoka actually uses her two lightsabers.
-No, don't leave, ... your presence is soothing.
-I lied! I can't hold secrets.... Darn. No responsibility for Ahsoka.
-Are they gonna burn him? There is lava nearby! Easy to use.
-Hey! I'm right! but shouldn't they use his body as a trap or like bait or something. throw them off their trail... I dunno.
-How come it takes two jedi to lift such a small body...
-Stupid Commercials...
-Yay! Reinforcements!
-Battles like this? What? Old Republic? I so confused...
-I'll just say it before it happens.... "IT'S A TRAP!!"
-Wow... I'd be a little worried about falling off of that wire.
-"Look what I found" lol
-"We need more time!" 'We don't have time' "Uh okay. We're going in"
-Obi Wan being a freaking Bad Shebs!
-Whoa! Ahsoka! You actually... did... something! I am actually very surprised!
-YAY! Larty FTW!
-Look.. A mongrel..
-Isn't Plo Supposedly a really good Pilot? Why isn't he out leading the Fighter assualt.
-Yay! Escape!
-Hmmm, conflicting orders.
-=D Tarkin and Anakin shake hands with a subtle hint of dark music.
-Obi Wan, way to save the day with a cool... Lesson.
-"Why you ask?" AHSOKA DIES?
-Chewbacca is the man! He better rip some arms off. [/spoiler]

Good episode in my opinion. But there was NO remembrance or even emotion about anything except Piell! I hate.. this... show! Okay... I don't hate it. But seriously, unless you are a jedi, no one cares about you.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 12, 2011, 12:41:14 AM
And they did it again. :grr:

Move over Onaconda, you've got Evan Piell to keep you company on the bench of characters they just didn't care about.  Why not?  They must really not care that there are ongoing novel series that people are buying.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 12, 2011, 12:45:04 AM
They must really not care
They must really not care... That's the jist of it.

Do they not think little kids know about death and the emotion it brings?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 12, 2011, 12:19:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORD7jxw9VxY&feature=player_embedded

Trailer for the finale. Looks like that one Trando in the swivel chair had an ACP array shotgun! Pretty kewl!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 12, 2011, 01:28:30 PM
You watch. As the final episode of TCW ends, Darth Vader wakes up, and this'll all be a bad dream. :|
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 12, 2011, 02:38:18 PM
Okay, was not expecting[spoiler]even piell to die, but I guess this whole arc is about "mortality" or something[/spoiler]
action was nice at least

Next week--Chewie Vs Trandos: how can they mess that up?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 12, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
Next week--Chewie Vs Trandos: how can they mess that up?
I hope for your sake that they don't....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 12, 2011, 03:10:05 PM
Next week--Chewie Vs Trandos: how can they mess that up?

Oh no. This is like saying 'Well at least it can't get any worse!' Now it will begin raining.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 12, 2011, 04:40:32 PM
Oh no. This is like saying 'Well at least it can't get any worse!' Now it will begin raining.
lol, that's about what I was thinking when i posted that

*thunders*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 12, 2011, 05:16:04 PM
Didn't actually see this one. Had a much happier Friday evening as a result. Piell...I feel like I should know who he is...and now I feel bad that I don't. :( Was he the Jedi dude?

BUT they never mentioned Echo or any of the clones who died did they? Yes? No?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 12, 2011, 05:21:45 PM
Didn't actually see this one. Had a much happier Friday evening as a result. Piell...I feel like I should know who he is...and now I feel bad that I don't. :( Was he the Jedi dude?

BUT they never mentioned Echo or any of the clones who died did they? Yes? No?

[spoiler]Yes, Piell was the short jedi with the ears.  They ended up throwing his body in the lava and I think it was ?Mace? that gave him a shoutout at the end, but never once mentioned any of the clones that died.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 12, 2011, 07:07:06 PM
[spoiler]Yes, Piell was the short jedi with the ears.  They ended up throwing his body in the lava and I think it was ?Mace? that gave him a shoutout at the end, but never once mentioned any of the clones that died.[/spoiler]

Well then the show is being true to how the war really was.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 12, 2011, 08:44:48 PM
Well then the show is being true to how the war really was.
A brutally honest statement. It hurts to look at... But not entirely true. The Clones would have talked about it. The Clones would have many intense emotions going through them, but we don't see any of that... None at all.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 12, 2011, 08:49:44 PM
Show not about clones. Show about Jedi. Clone fans? Hah. All fans fans of Jedi. Get with program, silly malcontent.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 12, 2011, 08:52:04 PM
The way George is showing the Clones is making me think he has alot of things in common with Emperor Palpsy!

Mainly he's just a jerkhut'uun thinking about his own power.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 12, 2011, 08:53:11 PM
This is news, how?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 12, 2011, 08:54:12 PM
It's just becoming more and more evident as the show goes on...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 13, 2011, 05:41:27 PM
*repeatedly bangs her head against the desk*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 13, 2011, 06:10:30 PM
I don't think Georgie is intentionally hating on the clones. I just think he's shortsighted. That's why we have people like Filoni who at least tries to keep balance.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 13, 2011, 08:27:26 PM
Personally, I think Filoni would have a lot more on the Clones, if his superiors would let him.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 13, 2011, 11:25:36 PM
Ole Grunty said it best: "Filoni is just a man trying to make his way in the universe. George's universe. George Lucas' sick, twisted, Jedi universe."

Thank you, Grunt. 8)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 13, 2011, 11:43:08 PM
Ole Grunty

Thank you, Grunt. 8)
I do what I can.

Honestly I think Filoni does his best, but it's hard when 'The Man' keeps putting you down. I don't think we will ever know whether or not Filoni would make a good show by himself. Too many Clones unchecked would be like... Eating your favorite food everyday for every meal.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 14, 2011, 12:53:07 AM
Why does it seem that this discussion is going around in circles.... :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 14, 2011, 04:52:45 AM
Why does it seem that this discussion is going around in circles.... :P
Why does it seem like this comment has been made before...  :shock:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 14, 2011, 07:54:22 AM
Why do I always see the same sigs?

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 14, 2011, 08:28:18 AM
Let's get back to what Mia said.... (i.e. They did it again.)

They overrote existing EU.
(i.e. Even "Pig-man" Piell survived Order 66; and was tracked down and killed by some bad-shebs IC-types in the lower levels of Coruscant).

Sure it was a little side-story, not necessairily germaine to the antics of Jax Pavan in Coruscant Nights; but still...

It's another example of the combination of:
1) Lazy research / writing
2) Indifference to existing in-universe stories and fanbase

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on March 14, 2011, 08:40:40 AM
It ticked me off, that's for sure...

You know, the fans could retcon it...

The lava was actually a wormhole which transported him back to the lower levels of Coruscant, where he could get some medical treatment at the same place where he later dies...

Or something like that...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 14, 2011, 12:30:39 PM
I'm sick of them throwing other canon out the window! :mad:

Also, angry that there was no memorial for Echo. 'Least Fives made it out OK, though.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on March 14, 2011, 02:42:14 PM
Well, having just finished the last episode, I actually am quite satisfied with the arc. Even with the trashed canon, and even with Echo, I thought it was a good story. It explored several different themes, and the development between Anakin and Tarkin was actually very interesting. And yet, they didn't overdo it with the limited time they had, so they managed to fit in some occasionally very cool action, like the fight with the crab-droids. The writing is getting better, you have to admit. Slowly, in very small increments, but it is getting better.

Now if they just had that clone episode I was talking about earlier, so we can explore some of how Fives feels at losing all of his original squadmates, it would all be worth it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 14, 2011, 02:52:09 PM
All-clone episodes are always good...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 14, 2011, 05:36:34 PM
You know, the fans could retcon it...

The lava was actually a wormhole which transported him back to the lower levels of Coruscant, where he could get some medical treatment at the same place where he later dies...

Or something like that...

Win.

...the development between Anakin and Tarkin was actually very interesting.

I'll admit, I did like seeing Tarkin. And it just occurred to me today that if they want to one-up this bit of nerd fun, they need to have Count Dooku and Tarkin meet (because the guys who played those two were BFFs in real life). So many nerds would squeal very loudly. Or at least I would...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on March 14, 2011, 06:16:27 PM
Trailer Review
It's a wookie! Really, wow, no wonder you're still alive with an IQ that high kid.
Secrets were revealed, what secrets?
Friends, what new friends, we lost friends!
Jetpacks!!! Trandos in swivel chairs!!!
The trando sounded like a cross between a Predator and some old villian guy from like, James Bond.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on March 14, 2011, 11:53:07 PM
It ticked me off, that's for sure...

You know, the fans could retcon it...

The lava was actually a wormhole which transported him back to the lower levels of Coruscant, where he could get some medical treatment at the same place where he later dies...

Or something like that...

Truthfully, I don't really see an effective retcon that could establish a plausible way for Piell to survive the events from "Citadel Rescue", and somehow still die in "Coruscant Nights".  When I first saw it happen, I assumed that he would be left for dead and then something similar to the famed resilience of K'kruhk could be managed in order to keep the "timestream" in tact.  And then he was dropped in lava and all rationale went out the window.  It seems that Lucas is indeed set in his fight against canon-protective ambiguity, and thus Piell had to go in a way that makes him impossible to be brought back.  If Piell were to create a Force-shield or even effect some sort of advanced Force healing that not only protected him from the lava but returned him back from the brink of death, then there's no way trauma of the magnitude he suffered in "Corsucant Nights" would have killed him either.  The only thing that might, and even then it feels like it would be such a strange pull, is that Piell in "Coruscant Nights" wasn't Piell at all, but rather another Lannik that thought themself Even Piell, or someone pretending to be Piell for whatever reason.
Considering the fact that no one has bothered to make any sort of statement or mention of the continuity breach, or any meager offering of a quick patch, it would seem to me that there won't be any true retcon at all and one of the two stories will instead be declared simply non-canon.  We all know which one will suffer that fate.

Well, having just finished the last episode, I actually am quite satisfied with the arc. Even with the trashed canon, and even with Echo, I thought it was a good story. It explored several different themes, and the development between Anakin and Tarkin was actually very interesting. And yet, they didn't overdo it with the limited time they had, so they managed to fit in some occasionally very cool action, like the fight with the crab-droids. The writing is getting better, you have to admit. Slowly, in very small increments, but it is getting better.

The problem with the series, and its one the writers or Lucas apparently deign to ignore, is that no matter what fantastically entertaining plot and cleverly scripted action they develop, it will always be overshadowed by the willful destruction of a story or element of the universe created by someone else that the fans so thoroughly enjoyed.  It isn't like this is the DC Universe, or Marvel, or Transformers—worlds where infinite parallel universes allow for wide-ranging stories to be told without fear of trouncing on what came before.  From the very beginning, Star Wars was deemed a single, unified universe with an unchanging timeline.  And as more elements are continuously trod upon, beginning notably with the rotation of Ryloth, exploding into a new level of insult with the Mandalorians, and burning rampantly through the lifestory of beloved characters, it becomes more and more obvious that there is no longer a desire for cohesion as there is a desire for control, with the obvious result being that the opinions of long-time fans do not matter in the face of attracting temporary interests and eliciting profits from new viewers.  But the EU and the fans fight back: Ryloth's rotation is again fixed, and the Mandalorians have suffered nothing but the addition of an oddly outcast group.  Hopefully, as this season comes to close, the powers that be will finally listen and understand that it isn't okay to tell people that their favorite section of the universe doesn't matter in comparison to someone else's vision of things, and that the best stories are told on the backs of the ones that came before, not by leveling the ground and starting fresh with blind abandon.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 15, 2011, 04:06:36 AM
@xander; I don't think that anyone can come up with a good enough story for Piell to have survived that lava. And the fact that they slowed down at all to throw him in the lava is like they wanted to make sure that everyone knew he was dead and not coming back. But I almost want someone to come up with a reasonable story to explain his appearance later.
And it almost seems like George is purposefully stepping on the EU. He realized he had lost control so the only course of action he saw that would work was to just completely destroy what everyone loved. Maybe he just thought that we were all too nerdy and he wanted to attract a fresh crowd of non-nerdy people and so he is just going around squashing peoples' dreams with a sledge hammer or slicing them to pieces with a light saber knife (insert Mia's Darkseid picture). If only we were real Mando's and decided we had enough and went to fight back. Hahah jk that's a crazy idea...

The arc would be good... If it hadn't been so wreckless about canon and emotions. it's not a fair show for the clones or us fans to watch.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 15, 2011, 07:57:02 AM
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And as more elements are continuously trod upon, ... it becomes more and more obvious that there is no longer a desire for cohesion as there is a desire for control, with the obvious result being that the opinions of long-time fans do not matter in the face of attracting temporary interests and eliciting profits from new viewers.
-Ditto

Quote
is like they wanted to make sure that everyone knew he was dead and not coming back.
Leland Chee has come out and said that its official; Piell is dead. (and basically get over it)
http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jspa?threadID=152583&start=20&tstart=0 (http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jspa?threadID=152583&start=20&tstart=0) [on page 3 or 4]
He also implied that they purposefully have been limiting sources [web-sources (?)] about Piell and his fate; before the show was aired; so as to limit confusion / controversy. - Which tells me that it is exactly as Xander said; i.e. they opt to ignore/alienate longtime fans in favor of attracting new viewers.

-no good stinking bastages.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 15, 2011, 10:51:10 AM
It's not like it's anything new. It's just official now.

People who have fallen in love with Star Wars because of the EU love the SW universe because it means something to them, it was an integral part of their childhood/adulthood, it introduced them to Sci-Fi, got them started on a career, etc.

George, on the other hand, loves Star Wars because it makes him loads of cash. As long as he can keep bleeding fans with the latest Jedi-centric nonsense, he will. The magic of Star Wars is in the parts of the galaxy that George left unexplored; those are the parts we love, and he either doesn't understand, or just plain doesn't care.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on March 15, 2011, 11:44:02 AM
*Clap clap clap clap* Well spoken Rune.  I can honestly say if I didn't like Star Wars I probably would never have met half my friends or become the techie I'm working on being. Which is setting me down a career path.
And now George acts like he doesn't care that Star Wars used to stand for something.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 15, 2011, 05:56:29 PM
I agree with Rune. I'm beginning to consider completely abolishing the show in my little fanon...except Rex/Echo/the cool clones we've been introduced to, of course. And Asoka, but only because I want someone to use as a punching bag in fics. *evil giggle*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 15, 2011, 06:48:12 PM
Good golly... I can't say that I met my friends, except you guys, through Star Wars. But it has made me into the cool, chill person I am today.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 15, 2011, 07:37:47 PM
Star Wars is part of the reason I am such a nerd. Mostly watching the original movies at a young age, but I was into *some* Extended Universe in my youth. Remember the Jedi Apprentice books? I used to love those...

Good old Qui-Gon. He wouldn't have put up with any of this BS.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 15, 2011, 07:55:00 PM
Star Wars is part of the reason I am such a nerd. Mostly watching the original movies at a young age, but I was into *some* Extended Universe in my youth. Remember the Jedi Apprentice books? I used to love those...

Good old Qui-Gon. He wouldn't have put up with any of this BS.

I recall Jedi Apprentice.  I could only find one of them though at the library.  Ever read Jedi Quest?  I actually liked Anakin during that series.  I tried to find my copies of the books, but they're long gone, probably donated years ago.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 15, 2011, 09:32:19 PM
I think I read one or two, but I was never an Anakin fan, not even as a kid. I don't know why...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 15, 2011, 10:26:05 PM
Anakin spends an inordinate amount of time whining. I never could stand it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 16, 2011, 05:35:44 AM
How come everyone is always whining and complaining... What is that? It makes me want to throw a tantrum...

Sorry off topic but I've been reading the Wheel of Time series recently and I cannot STAND the way the women treat the men and act like they are idiots. I seriously... Am ready to burn the book. It gets so bad that I sometimes just drop the book and walk away and do something to occupy my mind.

Back on topic. I hope they haven't shown us all the good parts of the Chewie/Trando episodes before we get there...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 16, 2011, 05:39:25 PM
Anakin spends an inordinate amount of time whining. I never could stand it.

That, and I think my childhood self didn't approve of him breaking Jedi rules...or I still thought romance was icky, I don't quite recall. And I was incredibly biased towards Obi-Wan because...well, he's Obi-Wan.

(Side-topic, anyone seen "The Men Who Stare at Goats"? That movie seems specifically designed to make nerds LOL at all these moments of inadvertent-reference induced hilarity.)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 16, 2011, 07:24:37 PM
That, and I think my childhood self didn't approve of him breaking Jedi rules...or I still thought romance was icky, I don't quite recall. And I was incredibly biased towards Obi-Wan because...well, he's Obi-Wan.

(Side-topic, anyone seen "The Men Who Stare at Goats"? That movie seems specifically designed to make nerds LOL at all these moments of inadvertent-reference induced hilarity.)

I didn't see the whole movie, but the part where Ewan McGregor says something to George Clooney like "You were a Jedi Knight?" was hilarious.

Just checked the CW schedule and saw that they're airing both parts of the finale in one night.  Interesting to see how Chewbacca's part will be played.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 16, 2011, 08:33:52 PM
I didn't see the whole movie, but the part where Ewan McGregor says something to George Clooney like "You were a Jedi Knight?" was hilarious.

There are moments like that the WHOLE MOVIE. It was hilarious. ^^

And then [spoiler]everyone gets high at the end and Obi-Wan Ewan McGregor warps through a wall.[/spoiler] I'm beginning to realize what a weird movie that was.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 16, 2011, 09:01:47 PM
The problem with the series, and its one the writers or Lucas apparently deign to ignore, is that no matter what fantastically entertaining plot and cleverly scripted action they develop, it will always be overshadowed by the willful destruction of a story or element of the universe created by someone else that the fans so thoroughly enjoyed.  It isn't like this is the DC Universe, or Marvel, or Transformers—worlds where infinite parallel universes allow for wide-ranging stories to be told without fear of trouncing on what came before.  From the very beginning, Star Wars was deemed a single, unified universe with an unchanging timeline.  And as more elements are continuously trod upon, beginning notably with the rotation of Ryloth, exploding into a new level of insult with the Mandalorians, and burning rampantly through the lifestory of beloved characters, it becomes more and more obvious that there is no longer a desire for cohesion as there is a desire for control, with the obvious result being that the opinions of long-time fans do not matter in the face of attracting temporary interests and eliciting profits from new viewers.  But the EU and the fans fight back: Ryloth's rotation is again fixed, and the Mandalorians have suffered nothing but the addition of an oddly outcast group.  Hopefully, as this season comes to close, the powers that be will finally listen and understand that it isn't okay to tell people that their favorite section of the universe doesn't matter in comparison to someone else's vision of things, and that the best stories are told on the backs of the ones that came before, not by leveling the ground and starting fresh with blind abandon.
^This.  Hell yeah, this.

Leland Chee has come out and said that its official; Piell is dead. (and basically get over it)
http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jspa?threadID=152583&start=20&tstart=0 (http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jspa?threadID=152583&start=20&tstart=0) [on page 3 or 4]
He also implied that they purposefully have been limiting sources [web-sources (?)] about Piell and his fate; before the show was aired; so as to limit confusion / controversy. - Which tells me that it is exactly as Xander said; i.e. they opt to ignore/alienate longtime fans in favor of attracting new viewers.
Wonderful...  *sigh*  I mean, they're not even going to try to retcon it?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 17, 2011, 08:07:54 AM
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Just checked the CW schedule and saw that they're airing both parts of the finale in one night.

And isn't something like three weeks from now? What's the deal w/ that?
[Between that and the retcon / no retcon - What balls they have...]


And... I also saw Stare at Goats; and I loved it.
It was funny and defintely pretty weird. - which, for me at least, is usually a good thing


Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 19, 2011, 04:12:33 PM
So the UK aired the first episode of the finale, and I was lucky enough to watch it. I won't post any big spoilers.

Its a pretty good episode, the Trandoshans are done very well, although some of their dialogue and voices were a bit goofy, but they could still be menacing. The sound team also decided to have them make velociraptor growling sounds and stuff, which was pretty cool. And there's this one scene when a Trando makes this cool yelping sound calling the rest of his pack to where Ahsoka is. Oh, and the Trando chieftain is hella cool looking.

The planet, which is I guess Trandosha's moon, is very well done. Detailed and ambient. So is Felucia in the beginning of the episode. You can definitely tell the animation team has gotten much better.

Very good episode (in my opinion)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 19, 2011, 05:36:41 PM
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velociraptor growling sounds and stuff
So kind of a Jurassic Park theme?
It sounds like the first part will be interesting.  Can't wait to see the Trando animation.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 19, 2011, 06:18:29 PM
Actually, more Predator themed. The Trandoshans capture random people and Jedi padawans and then release them on this isolated island, hunting them down one for one just for the heck of it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on March 19, 2011, 07:41:31 PM
You mean like that Criminal Minds episode that got ripped off by one of the CSI shows?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 19, 2011, 08:08:07 PM
Um no. Like Predator. The movie.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 19, 2011, 08:20:24 PM
You mean like that Criminal Minds episode that got ripped off by one of the CSI shows?
Um no. Like Predator. The movie.

Psst....*Whispers* Get to da choppaaaa.....
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on March 19, 2011, 08:29:44 PM
Predators are awsome. I wish I was one sometimes.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 20, 2011, 02:18:00 PM
Did anyone else catch a 'Boromir going over the falls of Rauros' vibe when Piell was toasted?

And I'm still irked that the clones didn't even get a mention from the other clones. I expect callous indifference from Anakin and the other Jedi, but seriously, we don't even get a shot of Fives looking back at the planet while a few seconds of sad music plays? Really?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on March 20, 2011, 06:09:23 PM
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Did anyone else catch a 'Boromir going over the falls of Rauros' vibe when Piell was toasted?
Didn't think of that until you mentioned it, but I can now see that.
"My brother, my master, my general"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: shadowxander on March 20, 2011, 08:17:14 PM
And I'm still irked that the clones didn't even get a mention from the other clones. I expect callous indifference from Anakin and the other Jedi

Truthfully, I don't know why you'd expect that of Anakin.  Anakin, for his numerous faults, cares substantially about his troops, and has been shown several times to be deeply saddened by their deaths.
Unfortunately, the show also falls a bit short with their portrayal of Anakin much of the time, preferring to show him as a snarky, unflappable hero, rather then the man who is torn apart inside every time one of his men goes down because he feels like he's failing them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 20, 2011, 10:08:25 PM
Unfortunately, the show also falls a bit short with their portrayal of Anakin much of the time, preferring to show him as a snarky, unflappable hero, rather then the man who is torn apart inside every time one of his men goes down because he feels like he's failing them.

Which is, at the same time: what the younger audience wants, and why I assumed he wouldn't give a mott's shebs about troopers killed on the mission.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 20, 2011, 10:20:35 PM
I don't see why they don't think that young kids will notice that no one is sad about the dead troopers.. It's like they are teaching that not all life is created equal and that only higher beings deserve any type of honor? I dunno. I don't expect much out of TCW anymore in the form of story and character development. But what can you really do with kids like George Lucas making a kid show.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 20, 2011, 10:28:48 PM
The story and character developement is pretty much nonexistant. Which is too bad, because they keep trying to base episodes around them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 20, 2011, 10:32:18 PM
The story and character developement is pretty much nonexistant. Which is too bad, because they keep trying to base episodes around them.
Lol it's like they want to try, but then they don't try. They are building a nice house but it's only the outside walls.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 20, 2011, 10:38:07 PM
"If this is shelter, then one wall and no roof makes a house."

If you know where this quote is from, I'll give you a cookie.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 21, 2011, 08:24:59 AM
I looked it up on Google; and so, I cannot (in good conscience) accept your cookie.

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Anakin, for his numerous faults, cares substantially about his troops, and has been shown several times to be deeply saddened by their deaths.

While I do agree with this; I was also irked that no one saw fit to include Echo, or any of troopers or crewers (rescuers or rescuees), that did not make it back from the Citadel; all while memorializing Master Piell.

Anakin, (and even Obi-wan) personanally commended Fives and Echo; when they saved the day at Rishi.
Anakin knew they were in Torrent Co.
He must have known they valiantly assiated in the Defense of Kamino.
He must have know they transferred out to become ARCs.
I assume he hand-picked them for the rescue mission.

And then a big fat nothing, no thank you, no acknowledgement, no nuttin'.

[Maybe he's got a lot on his mind; after the big mind-frick on Mortis]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 21, 2011, 11:33:58 PM
While I do agree with this; I was also irked that no one saw fit to include Echo, or any of troopers or crewers (rescuers or rescuees), that did not make it back from the Citadel; all while memorializing Master Piell.
Echo and everybody else were show-made newbies.  Piell was an established movie character that got the axe.  I think that, more then anything, is what happened there.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 22, 2011, 06:03:37 AM
I don't think there is really any good explanation. It just... Makes me sad and angry.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on March 22, 2011, 04:12:05 PM
"If this is shelter, then one wall and no roof makes a house."

If you know where this quote is from, I'll give you a cookie.

Lord of the Rings, Samwise Gamgee.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 22, 2011, 04:14:55 PM
Lord of the Rings, Samwise Gamgee.

Dangit, I just read the quote and then realized you'd already said the answer :P
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on March 22, 2011, 04:43:53 PM
Lord of the Rings, Samwise Gamgee.

-gives cookie-

The funny thing was, I didn't even need to look it up in the book when I wrote it.

-gives cookie to Ordo-

But only 'cause I trust you.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 22, 2011, 06:47:12 PM
What about me :(
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 22, 2011, 06:59:12 PM
You didn't answer the question :P

And yay for trust cookies!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 23, 2011, 05:13:23 AM
Awe.. vell all I vanted vas to see sum cloones!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 23, 2011, 08:09:25 AM
Piell was an established movie character that got the axe.  I think that, more then anything, is what happened there.

Whatever the reason the puppet masters (GL & DF) had - I still think, (In-Universely speaking), it is a heinous insult to the GAR and all clones alive and dead.
-It's no wonder that Order 66 was carried out so smoothly.

"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
                                                                                   - Calvin Coolidge

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And yay for trust cookies!!

What about "Johnny-Fairplay" cookies?
Or some type of honorable mention for sportsmanlike conduct?

Even hockey has the Lady Byng
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on March 23, 2011, 03:14:10 PM
Let us remember that Filoni is trying his best to help us Clone fans out. George is the real puppet master over Filoni... Hmmm I can see a ficture being drawn up already...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on March 26, 2011, 12:57:14 PM
So saw the final episode. Pretty good. [spoiler]Chewbacca was very well done. And we do get to see the ACP shotgun in use, it makes the exact same sound as it does in RepCom! Oh and wookie commandos. And we Sugi again briefly. No Embo, I think he's working for the Hutts, we saw him in Jabba's palace in Hunt for Ziro.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 26, 2011, 04:58:44 PM
Sa-weet! RepCom reference!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on April 01, 2011, 12:40:43 PM
So tonight's the night, right?
Or, did everybody all ready see it on line, or in the UK, or thru some force-preminotion?

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 01, 2011, 01:55:10 PM
Force Premonition for sure.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 01, 2011, 07:34:46 PM
I'm waiting for tonight, resisting the temptation to youtube it.  Sounds like it'll be an okay episode, from what everyone is saying.  Am interested in how the characters will be played out.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on April 01, 2011, 09:05:41 PM
I thought this was a great episode!    Didn't ruin the Trandoshans to much.  I actually think they made them pretty badass, yet at the same time didn't make Chewie look like a wimp.



Also, the REPUBLIC COMMANDO TRANDO SHOT GUN.   This made my DAY!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Unit 899 on April 01, 2011, 09:35:57 PM
Seconded everything Mereel said.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 01, 2011, 10:25:04 PM
Unfortunately, I can't see it until monday on SW.com.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 01, 2011, 10:28:14 PM
Interwebs . . . .

I know a good site that has the finale uploaded already. pretty $hitty quality though. PM me if you want to know the link.

And keep it hush-hush please. I don't want to see the site taken down.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 01, 2011, 10:46:30 PM
It's all right. I'll wait until Monday. Shall we start a Season IV thread?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 02, 2011, 01:00:58 AM
SEASON 4 SEASON 4 SEASON 4 SEASON 4

AUIHGSDIUGDPHGIDAGAIGHAIGU

http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/?video=v001246#vid

Plo Koon! Wolfpack! Phase 2 Clone Armor! UNDERWATER BATTLES ON FRIKKEN MON CALAMARI! Grievous vs. Gungans?!!??!?! TFU Felucians?? Space battles!! Wierd curvy ships! Fives and Rex having deep discussions about the end of the war!!! SH*T EXPLODING!

AWESOME.

oh. and Padme. bleh. Hopefully its not a let down like the first half of season 3.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on April 02, 2011, 01:16:10 AM
What the hell?  Grievous getting beat up by a gungan?!

First Grievous is all like. "Ha, gungans."
Then the Gungans are all like:    "Eff that we didn't like Jar Jar either."
Then Grievous is like:    "aahh DON'T TAZE ME BRO..."  @:30 in video
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 02, 2011, 01:39:17 AM
Fives and Rex having deep discussions about the end of the war!!!

Alert me when this episode occurs. Other than that...sorry, but...no. You've broken my heart or failed to impress me too many times since Season One, Clone Wars. It's time I moved on, to better shows that don't hurt me so much.

If only my one true love didn't live overseas...*longingly watches Doctor Who clips on YouTube*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on April 02, 2011, 03:50:53 AM
What the hell?  Grievous getting beat up by a gungan?!

First Grievous is all like. "Ha, gungans."
Then the Gungans are all like:    "Eff that we didn't like Jar Jar either."
Then Grievous is like:    "aahh DON'T TAZE ME BRO..."  @:30 in video
lmao!  Thank you, Mereel.  Just...thank you.  :D
I would actually like to see some Gungans get a serious portrayal at least once.  They've got kind of a cool design, and I always loved the underwater city from Episode I, so yeah...a Gungan that wasn't a Jar-Jar ripoff joke would be refreshing.

...just not against Grievous...WTH?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on April 02, 2011, 09:29:45 AM
I love wolf pack! I've been looking for figures for like, ever! Maybe they'll put some out. Ugh, Gungans.  I hate gungans, they get everywhere. Padme, well she's okay.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 02, 2011, 11:34:54 AM
Trandos and wookies turned out pretty cool.  The sound effects were nice.  As for the preview...I'm still processing it. Was that a Gungan Jedi?  For real?  The underwater scene looked good.  Interested in how the animation for that will turn out.  Also, watched and re-watched the split second with Rex, Fives, Jesse, and that one dude that I couldn't identify.  It looks like there'll be at least one clone-based episode.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 02, 2011, 11:43:01 AM
Yeah...was that fourth guy Hardcase or Kix? If not, who?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on April 02, 2011, 12:01:41 PM
Trandos and wookies turned out pretty cool.  The sound effects were nice.  As for the preview...I'm still processing it. Was that a Gungan Jedi?  For real?  The underwater scene looked good.  Interested in how the animation for that will turn out.  Also, watched and re-watched the split second with Rex, Fives, Jesse, and that one dude that I couldn't identify.  It looks like there'll be at least one clone-based episode.
I  dunno if it was a Gungan Jedi,  in one of the quick scenes you seen an army of gungans in the background as GG and him fight.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: CroClone90 on April 02, 2011, 08:26:50 PM
Never gonna happen, but they should have fouth seasson with every second episode being clone-centric... Ah, heck... Every episode... We had enough of Jetti stuff... Now that they really enhanced Clone characters, they might as well give em the whole show... Show Jetti, make us aware that they are there, but keep Clones in the spotlight... I would literaly jump of joy, should that happen, sadly it wont...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 02, 2011, 10:29:07 PM
New preview!!!
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/?video=v001247#vid

More clones! More battles! Grievous owning Gungans! Kit Fisto underwater shirtless! Basalisk Jedi!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Riotv2 on April 02, 2011, 11:11:10 PM
hmm Now i admit that i've used two saber staffs in JKA before...It was fun for a while, though it was a little overkill. Even though the species has four arms i'm wondering if those staffs split into four single hilt sabers. It would be interesting to see a match with grevious if they did.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 02, 2011, 11:22:44 PM
Rex HAS HAIR! Also, Wolffe's new helmet is AWESOME!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 03, 2011, 04:27:52 PM
The new preview was pretty good.  Besalisk Jedi with two double bladed lightsabers?  Now that's just awesomely sick, overkill, but awesomely sick.  Also, looks like Kix will be back as well...and there's going to be a clone with a topknot.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 03, 2011, 06:13:07 PM
I leave for three days and you guys find these while I'm gone? -headdesk- I miss all the good stuff. Anyway, that looks very interesting. Maybe we should start sending in some requests for all-clone episodes as soon as possible.

And . . . phase II armor. I think I'm going to do a little weeping for joy now.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Unit 899 on April 04, 2011, 10:55:57 AM
ARGH, This show confuses me so much, First, at celebration V, They said they won't be using any material from the previous clone wars micro series, Then they go and put underwater Mon-calamari battles in it, I mean, seriously?. Bah, Anyway, Looks like a good season. Hopefully we get some good clone episodes.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 05, 2011, 02:58:02 AM
The new season looks very promising! I look forward to it.

As for the season finale... I still think Plo Koon is a jerk. He's just.... mean and dumb and urg.
The other girl padawan was UGLY and she was retarded. Seriously retarded. All those Jedi Younglings were just little punks.
At least they made the Trandos look cool even if they sounded and did stupid things. Plus their hover cars had some cool designs.
And Chewie was cool too, but they should have just made a new wookie who we could see more in the next season...
(I am very tired)
Well overall it was a good episode I guess. Not very "Clone Wars" but it was good.
I'm just glad they didn't use some random excuse to kill another clone.

I don't think I'll be around for the next season. But it still looks good.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 05, 2011, 09:48:57 AM
Hey in the first part we got the Wolf Pack. Serious kick-shebs there.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on April 05, 2011, 10:15:37 AM
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The other girl padawan was UGLY and she was retarded. Seriously retarded.
Egad, man... that's a little severe.

As far as the finale goes, I thought it was pretty good.

I thought the Trandos were cool. I liked there animal alerts that they used. I also liked there painted up hover cars. I thought the animation and the crazy jungle planet, etc was very cool.

I loved that it was Tarful and his wook-buddies that came to save the day.

I liked that Chewie was still the techno / comms genius.
My only wish, was that he got a little more physical w/ the Trandos. (I was hoping to see him literally ripping their arms off). But, it was nice to see him chuck a few lizards over the side.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 05, 2011, 10:18:18 AM
The other girl padawan was UGLY and she was retarded. Seriously retarded.

The voice acting on her part was very good, I thought, but I agree with you about the looks. New character models are always a little sketchy the first time round.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 05, 2011, 09:36:24 PM
Mostly it was just her head didn't fit her body, and her hair didn't fit her head. Plus she just didn't have the right... Facial proportions. But she did have a good voice I suppose.

I wish we saw Chewie rip some arms off. or at least break something.

the Trando animal call reminded me of Jurassic Park 3 raptor calls... it was cool, but a little weird too.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 05, 2011, 09:46:37 PM
Yeah, the voices were a little too comical for my taste. Would've preferred something scarier. And maybe the padawans could have been dropped off at an abandoned ship. That would have been way cooler than some island. Or better yet! Trandos abduct Delta squad! They've got the models now, all they need to do is totally recreat the game! BWAHAHAHAAA!

Sorry. I got a little carried away. It might not happen again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 05, 2011, 09:48:01 PM
no you had me so excited thinking about the incredible awesomeness of Delta Squad in and abandoned ship being hunted by Trandos! I was like... That would be THE BEST
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on April 05, 2011, 10:06:19 PM
(I was hoping to see him literally ripping their arms off).

I was saying that every time I saw him fight.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 06, 2011, 08:59:18 AM
But guyysss, this is a KID'S SHOW remember? Even though it used to be on a 9:00 time slot, has violence, and stuff that I'm not sure should be in kid's shows, it's a KID'S SHOW!! We can show Asokah's midriff, that one bar, and squicky interspecies romance, but we can't show arms getting ripped off!!

...wait...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 06, 2011, 11:17:19 AM
I was saying that every time I saw him fight.

Same.  I kept wanting him to at least crush the Trandos, if not rip out their arms.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 06, 2011, 12:40:50 PM
Tarrfull did curb-stomp one...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on April 06, 2011, 08:14:52 PM
So...I made a review for the season finale-http://rrg501.webs.com/apps/blog/
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 06, 2011, 09:16:36 PM
Tarrfull did curb-stomp one...
Oh that was awesome! Yes, that made the whole episode cooler.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on April 06, 2011, 11:38:47 PM
(I was hoping to see him literally ripping their arms off)
Same here, and it seems like that kind of thing they would do.  I mean, in the commentary way back for the Season 1 episode with the gundark, they made a whole big thing about how the gundark's ears had to be really noticeable because of that one tiny throwaway line from Episode V.  Now how many people can remember that line...and how many people remember the line about Wookiees tearing arms out of sockets?  Now I'm not expecting a big bloody spray, but a good digression shot where you (a mature mind) at least could understand that's what happened to the Trandos.  Example: The Dark Knight.  Almost no blood in the whole movie, but ish was definitely going down.  They didn't show you where that pencil went...but you know. *shiver*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mereel Skirata on April 07, 2011, 12:15:03 AM
Plus it could have been a litte dulled down if is someone then commented that Trandoshans can regenerate their limbzzzz...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on April 07, 2011, 12:24:07 AM
lmao  Oh god, I used to hate that so much.  I remember watching the original really watered-down dub of Dragon Ball Z, and even as a kid, smelling the bullcrap that they came up with.  A helicopter gets blown up, followed by a dubbed offscreen voice: "It's okay, I can see the parachutes!"  When there very clearly weren't parachutes.  I would gag if they tried to do that with the Trandos.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 07, 2011, 09:38:21 AM
I remember watching the original really watered-down dub of Dragon Ball Z, and even as a kid, smelling the bullcrap that they came up with.  A helicopter gets blown up, followed by a dubbed offscreen voice: "It's okay, I can see the parachutes!"  When there very clearly weren't parachutes.

*insert joke about the over 9000 stupidity level of American dubs here*
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Delta 42 on April 07, 2011, 02:57:43 PM
I got sad when young Dar died.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 07, 2011, 03:08:19 PM
The Trandoshan? Yeah, that looked....painful. :ouch:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 07, 2011, 03:25:42 PM
I think two of the hunters are actually still alive. The two that Chewbacca and the Padawans took out to take their speeder thang up to the floating fortress.

Smug and Krix I think their names were. Would be funny if somehow we see them later in the series . . .
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 07, 2011, 07:23:03 PM
Hmmm, that'd be interesting to bring them back, maybe even just as a background cameo.  Or it could be a sequel, since they have the Wookiee models made.  Then we could get see some arm ripping and more curb stomping.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on April 07, 2011, 08:10:14 PM
Well, now that the season is officially over, what have we all learned? What can we take to heart from this experience?

-Never become a Jedi youngling. Seriously, you're always getting misplaced. You can be left seemingly for months being hunted on a remote moon, and no one seems to ever miss you. In the words of Jedi Master Apsten Mindel: "Califfa? Huh. I could have sworn she was right behind me... Oh well, she'll turn up eventually. She probably fell behind the sofa again..."

-Likewise, never become an ARC trooper. All you're really doing is painted a target on your back.

-An army can only succeed if its officers casually, blatantly, and consistently defy their direct orders.

-Galactic politics are about as exciting as pulling teeth. It's like C-Span, just without the sizzling pace and scintillating drama.

-The Keldabe Kiss is not the best tactic for taking down a commando droid.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Delta 42 on April 07, 2011, 08:13:53 PM
Oh well, she'll turn up eventually. She probably fell behind the sofa again..."
ROFL!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 07, 2011, 08:14:03 PM
What's the Keldabe Kiss?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 07, 2011, 08:18:06 PM
What's the Keldabe Kiss?

Headbutt.

Well, now that the season is officially over, what have we all learned? What can we take to heart from this experience?

-Never become a Jedi youngling. Seriously, you're always getting misplaced. You can be left seemingly for months being hunted on a remote moon, and no one seems to ever miss you. In the words of Jedi Master Apsten Mindel: "Califfa? Huh. I could have sworn she was right behind me... Oh well, she'll turn up eventually. She probably fell behind the sofa again..."

-Likewise, never become an ARC trooper. All you're really doing is painted a target on your back.

-An army can only succeed if its officers casually, blatantly, and consistently defy their direct orders.

-Galactic politics are about as exciting as pulling teeth. It's like C-Span, just without the sizzling pace and scintillating drama.

-The Keldabe Kiss is not the best tactic for taking down a commando droid.


Also, MANDALORIANS ARE EVIL CORRUPT PEOPLE. Which wouldn't have happened if the normal Mando'ade were still in charge...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 07, 2011, 08:23:25 PM
Headbutt! ROTFLOL! Yeah, bad idea unless you're wearing a buy'ce - and an ARC trooper buy'ce, at that.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 07, 2011, 08:37:01 PM
Jaig has put into words my disgust with this season. -bows- Well done, ner vod.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 08, 2011, 12:08:00 PM
Yeah. I was dissapoined with the season aswell. But the way some of the things I thought I'd see just weren't there, like more commandos (I got real excited when it was announced Delta ould be featured), really stunk.

But i'll still watch Season IV (If they do one...) just for a laugh and to argue the shab about the kamas of ARC's that wear them.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 08, 2011, 12:35:09 PM
I'll watch you guys argue about it. I can't watch this anymore. :( Sorry. I gave it my best shot...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 09, 2011, 01:05:40 PM
I'll watch you guys argue about it. I can't watch this anymore. :( Sorry. I gave it my best shot...

Now that you mention it... yes, it is a bit weird and seems to be designed for 2 year olds that can't even say "cad Bane". It is getting a bit unbearable, if thats what you mean. :yawn:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 09, 2011, 01:25:26 PM
Actually, after the Mandalorian Incident in Season Two, the Nothing-But-Politics first half of season three, the death of Echo, the endless canon defilement and stupidity...I can't do it anymore. I want my Fridays to be HAPPY dangit!!!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 09, 2011, 01:55:01 PM
True. Actually, I watch it on Saturday (UK) and I always have to go on my PS3 feeling miserable and bored. I might quit, too.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 09, 2011, 02:53:04 PM
I will always be upset with it, and I'll groan and moan and whine all day, but it's still Star Wars. When they make it totally not Star Wars at all.... Then I'll stop watching.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 09, 2011, 02:57:26 PM
You're a braver, more patient soul than I am, GT. *salutes* (I do sort of want to see the episode where Rex and Fives talk about stuff, though...)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 09, 2011, 03:00:35 PM
You're a braver, more patient soul than I am, GT. *salutes* (I do sort of want to see the episode where Rex and Fives talk about stuff, though...)
No I'm just a fool. I can't learn to stop being hurt. And chances are it will happen again.

Rex and Fives 'talk' will probably be like... a 10 second conversation before Anakin tells them to quiet down for a mission. Then They'll just look at each other and shrug.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 09, 2011, 03:02:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT0ofNU1NzA
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 09, 2011, 03:04:43 PM
I will always be upset with it, and I'll groan and moan and whine all day,
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 09, 2011, 03:09:21 PM
GT, if you really are gonna keep watching it... your every SW fan who-doesn't-want-to-watch-osik hero! You get one gold star and two paper hats!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 09, 2011, 03:18:39 PM
Do I get cake at the end too?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 09, 2011, 03:48:07 PM
If I get some...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 09, 2011, 03:53:05 PM
I'm gonna keep watching it too. But I want for my gift ImpCom 2 novel or RepCom 2 video game, not cake!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 09, 2011, 04:14:58 PM
I'm gonna keep watching it too. But I want for my gift ImpCom 2 novel or RepCom 2 video game, not cake!

I think I would pass on cake if ImpCom 2 came out... which would be a first for me!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 09, 2011, 04:17:40 PM
But I want for my gift ImpCom 2 novel or RepCom 2 video game, not cake!

I second this.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 09, 2011, 04:18:24 PM
I think we all do.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 09, 2011, 04:56:42 PM
So let's send a petition to Lucasfilm, saying we'll all continue to watch TCW if they give us RepCom2 and ImpCom2. Not that they'd care... :upsidedown:
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on April 09, 2011, 05:28:49 PM
They've got enough $$$ and viewers that it wouldn't matter.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 09, 2011, 05:33:05 PM
Yeah...but they could be putting that $$$ to use and making commando-centered episodes, even clone-centered episodes in general would be fine!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 10, 2011, 06:48:13 AM
The only thing they are interested in is money. That's all, they don't care about the viewer as long as you keep watching. Filoni is the only one who tries and he can't get anything done, so I don't think we'll see any change in the Jedi-centric "Clone" Wars
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 10, 2011, 10:24:52 AM
The only thing they are interested in is money. That's all, they don't care about the viewer as long as you keep watching. Filoni is the only one who tries and he can't get anything done, so I don't think we'll see any change in the Jedi-centric "Clone" Wars

Yes. I've been telling and asking people; Why is it the "Clone" Wars if it is based on the Republic Senate and Jedi? And all the clones seem to do is die. I hate it when people do that... false advertising (in a way).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 10, 2011, 06:29:26 PM
Well... War is more than just endless violence. I mean it's not like the Senate wanted a war, so it makes sense to show the political side of a war, but they definitely show way too much Senate. And the Jedi were a big part of the war too, but it is called the Clone Wars, so it makes sense to show more of them. And not just as a background.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on April 11, 2011, 08:44:38 AM
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I mean it's not like the Senate wanted a war

Technically, it was paltry pacifist Padme, (and a few of her peace-loving pals), that were trying to first avoid and later stop the war.
On more than one occasion, the overwhelming majority of the Senate voted to go to and/or continue the war.
(Granted, for the most part they were bamboozled by Palpsie’s dark-side machinations).
-But, it was democracy in action.

As far as the Clone Wars, I think Lucas has stated, (a long time ago before TCW), that he wanted to show/explore the time period between Eps II and III; namely the Clone Wars Era. -Which, I think is different than showing a war movie that happens to inlove clones. (No matter how cool they might be).
And, we know that George has always been about his Force-using saber-jockeys and their magic and wizardry.
The everyday rank and file clone troopers are mere cannon fodder used to dress George’s stage.

As people have pointed, Filoni seems to straddle the fence between giving the people what they want and keeping Emperor George happy. So any clones, commandos, or ARCs that we do get are, IMO, a value-added bonus for us while we sit through George’s grand saga of saber-smokin’ jettise.

As far as Season 4 goes, I’m w/ Grunt (and others).
I love to bash it and complain about it; but, it’s freaking Star Wars. There is no way I can boycott it. – It’s the only game in town, (in a way).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 11, 2011, 09:04:41 AM
Yeah. But I've seen enough of Padme and her Senate. There just isn't enough Clone action. I think the most was in the film. Why not in the episodes?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 11, 2011, 04:53:56 PM
And, we know that George has always been about his Force-using saber-jockeys and their magic and wizardry.
The everyday rank and file clone troopers are mere cannon fodder used to dress George’s stage.

I'm with Fenn. We're not going to get any thoroughly awesome KT-style clone-ness with Flannelman still sitting on the throne.

As people have pointed, Filoni seems to straddle the fence between giving the people what they want and keeping Emperor George happy. So any clones, commandos, or ARCs that we do get are, IMO, a value-added bonus for us while we sit through George’s grand saga of saber-smokin’ jettise.

"And now, young Filoniwalker, you will make episodes featuring only my most awesome creations of coolness, PADME AND JAR-JAR! Muahahaa!"
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on April 11, 2011, 08:16:30 PM
I watch, but I don't like 'em.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Unit 899 on April 14, 2011, 11:49:27 AM
So I re-watched the finale yesterday and I noticed something, in the scene where Ahsoka goes to fight the trando leader, there is a KOTOR era mando helm on the wall, If not a exact replica, something very close to it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Talo on April 14, 2011, 12:05:51 PM
And right next to that is a crystal skull.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 14, 2011, 02:15:23 PM
And right next to that is a crystal skull.

So I re-watched the finale yesterday and I noticed something, in the scene where Ahsoka goes to fight the trando leader, there is a KOTOR era mando helm on the wall, If not a exact replica, something very close to it.

Yes, that episode had alot of apperances from odd places. Lucas missused his power again.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Jaig on April 14, 2011, 03:14:11 PM
Yes, that episode had alot of apperances from odd places. Lucas missused his power again.

So what was the Alien skull in Predator 2? A creator misusing his power?

I'm not a GL fan. You guys know this. But you can't blame him for everything. Personally, if I had that big a hand creating multiple franchises, I would sneak as many references as I could without making it corny. And the Mando helmet, that had to be Filoni. And if not, rejoice! George Lucas has played KOTOR!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 14, 2011, 03:23:47 PM
So what was the Alien skull in Predator 2? A creator misusing his power?

I'm not a GL fan. You guys know this. But you can't blame him for everything. Personally, if I had that big a hand creating multiple franchises, I would sneak as many references as I could without making it corny. And the Mando helmet, that had to be Filoni. And if not, rejoice! George Lucas has played KOTOR!

Or he copyed a script idea of a worker or fan who has played KOTOR.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on April 14, 2011, 03:31:38 PM
Geez, guys. Why do you all complain so much? Yes, we all know Flannelman can be a major fail, but that doesn't mean you blame him for EVERYTHING you mildly dislike. And honestly, I don't see what the problem is here. So there is a KOTOR-era Mandalorian helmet in the background. Cool! More recognition for our boys!!

Seriously, lets bring down the Lucas-hate level.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 14, 2011, 03:35:38 PM
I was excited to see the Neo-Crusader helmet. Don't see what's so bad about it bein' there.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 14, 2011, 03:49:50 PM
Agreed. Will someone explain why it is a bad thing?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 14, 2011, 04:26:52 PM
I didn't see, so I don't know. Really, I'd be more curious as to what it's doing there...or geeking out, either way.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 14, 2011, 04:29:19 PM
Lol. Maybe the Trandos took a trip to Dxun and found something covered in mud...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 14, 2011, 05:07:56 PM
I heard that there were Zillo Beast teeth in that scene or something.  Anyone catch that?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 14, 2011, 06:27:36 PM
I didn't see 'em, but I did see a stuffed Ithorian. Trandos are kinda creepy...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 14, 2011, 06:44:34 PM
That goes without saying. I was on the Prosecutor too. *distant gaze* I remember it well...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Unit 899 on April 14, 2011, 06:45:24 PM
Hey, whats with the hate? I was just pointing it out as a cool reference...

But anyway, Yeah they are kinda creepy, That stuffed wookiee head zoom-in creeped me out a bit.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 14, 2011, 07:40:05 PM
Lol Screech. ;D

Yeah, those Trandos in particular were scary...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 14, 2011, 08:55:28 PM
That goes without saying. I was on the Prosecutor too. *distant gaze* I remember it well...
This made me so very happy Screech.

As for the Mando Helmet... I'm happy we got some recognition, but they better not be saying those fool Trandos could take down a Mandalorian.
Geez, guys. Why do you all complain so much? Yes, we all know Flannelman can be a major fail, but that doesn't mean you blame him for EVERYTHING you mildly dislike. And honestly, I don't see what the problem is here. So there is a KOTOR-era Mandalorian helmet in the background. Cool! More recognition for our boys!!

Seriously, lets bring down the Lucas-hate level.
Not everything! . . .  just most things we dislike...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ScreechTheMighty on April 14, 2011, 09:37:02 PM
As for the Mando Helmet... I'm happy we got some recognition, but they better not be saying those fool Trandos could take down a Mandalorian.

I bet they just found it lying around somewhere after a battle and figured carrying it around would make them look tough.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 15, 2011, 01:31:42 AM
That is the only logical explanation that my brain will accept..
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on April 15, 2011, 02:40:12 AM
I bet they just found it lying around somewhere after a battle and figured carrying it around would make them look tough.
That's all I thought of it.
"Hey...cool helmet.  I'm keeping this, it's mine."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 15, 2011, 06:12:34 AM
Seriously, lets bring down the Lucas-hate level.

Okay. But there is this song on YouTube, and I aint old enough to feel the anger innit, but Lucas very nearly does it to even the younger generation:

[spoiler]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzDIClx-_pY  Any of you old timers agree?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Fenn Shysa on April 15, 2011, 08:47:28 AM
I loved that song. That clip is pretty cool - it seems like those dudes kept drawing a bigger aand bigger crowd.

And, I loved those clips of Lando and Vader jamming on guitars.
[Tusken Raider and Snow-Trooper liked like they were ready for the mosh-pit]

While I can't say I feel raped by GL; I will say I do feel somewhat slighted; (e.g. like I was felt up in the back of an Impala; and then never called).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 15, 2011, 01:24:56 PM
I think when he sung about Jar-Jar was pretty cool. Sums up the prequels.

Also, if you hate the prequels, try RedLetterMedia's Star Wars reviews. The review is proper funny. But he does get a point across.

Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Shereshoy on April 16, 2011, 03:02:20 PM
Ya got a link?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 16, 2011, 03:05:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI  - This is for part 1 of Episode 1, but watch em all and you will eventually see em all (Episode 3 is on redlettermedias website).
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 19, 2011, 08:05:00 PM
I think when he sung about Jar-Jar was pretty cool. Sums up the prequels.

Also, if you hate the prequels, try RedLetterMedia's Star Wars reviews. The review is proper funny. But he does get a point across.
I can't say that I hate the prequels because they are what sparked my Star Wars love. I already watched the Original Trilogy as a kid alot, but when episode 1 came out I couldn't get enough of it.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 20, 2011, 05:30:48 PM
I can't say that I hate the prequels because they are what sparked my Star Wars love. I already watched the Original Trilogy as a kid alot, but when episode 1 came out I couldn't get enough of it.

As the song says:

"Episode 1 just stinks,
Remeber Jar-Jar Binks,
And how he stepped in poo?"

That's why we say;
George Lucas rapped our childhood,
George Lucas rapped our childhood,
George Lucas rapped our childhood.


No, but seriously, Episode 1 was OK, "Episode 2 is the worse thing made by a human, except maybe the bagpipes (Not really...well kinda, but the clones were introduced, and there was a big battle...)," and Epsidoe 3 is "The darkest and best of the three prequels."
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: RC-1191 on April 20, 2011, 05:42:38 PM
George Lucas rapped our childhood,
George Lucas rapped our childhood,
George Lucas rapped our childhood.

I wasn't aware Lucas could break it down...
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on April 21, 2011, 07:45:06 AM
I wasn't aware Lucas could break it down...

Hahahaha!

See, he could make SO much more money selling rap albums then screwing with the fans in TCW!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 21, 2011, 10:26:23 AM
Hahahaha!

Damn! You beat me to laughing... Anyway...

HAHA!
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 23, 2011, 04:41:31 PM
I wasn't aware Lucas could break it down...
Hmmm what would his stage name be...?

Darth MC?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 24, 2011, 12:01:33 PM
Hmmm what would his stage name be...?

Darth MC?

Yup.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Grunt Trooper on April 24, 2011, 10:25:10 PM
Yup.
I was looking for more ideas....

THE CLONE WARS EASTER EGGS!

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Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Commander Ben on April 25, 2011, 12:56:50 AM
http://clonearmyreviews.blogspot.com/ So after a long and unnecessary hiatus, I'm back to reviewing! Latest one? Witches of the Mist!

I really really REALLY wanted to say "Buenos dias, cockbites" and quote Tex (of Red Vs. Blue fame) directly, but then I realized I might have younger readers and then I came up with that and the beginning just sort of wrote itself.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Rune on April 25, 2011, 09:47:32 AM
Yay! Ben's reviewing again!

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Back on Dathomir, Savage returns to Mother Talzin to learn that he has a famous, red-skinned brother who lives in exile in the Outer Rim who will not be seen until Season 4 and will train Savage to be a plot device later in the show.

This made me laugh.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Phi on April 25, 2011, 10:28:04 AM
Nice review!  I liked the line about "shock therapy."  :D  I look forward to your next update.
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: Laney97 on April 25, 2011, 01:19:48 PM
TCW series III has something to do with Easter Eggs now, yeah?
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on October 24, 2012, 01:32:33 PM
I was watching the DVDs, and am I the only one that loves the Clone Cadets/ARC Troopers episodes? They are perhaps the best clone centered episodes in the series behind Umbara, and they show the clones in training  (and bounty hunters that could be Cuy'Val Dar). The only thing about them is that it shows rank-and-file troopers can make ARC, but I pass that off as the fact that there are only 100 ARCs at the beginning of the war and how many have died? They'll need more. These episodes are great, huh?  8)
Title: Re: The Clone Wars - Season III
Post by: H-BOMB on November 06, 2012, 09:24:44 PM
Woops, never mind. This isn't supposed to be here . . . move along.