Well everyone, guess what? The time has come. The Bad Batch is here!!! A few days ago the unfinished four part story arc of The Clone Wars was released on Starwars.com and it is also on Youtube as well now. These are the clone commando centered episodes that we have been wanting and asking for. What better day than today, May 4, unofficially known as Star Wars Day, to post this? We'll, I'm a little late, but here it is.
Before you watch it, you should know that the Bad Batch aren't like regular clones. They came out defective and mutated, causing their appearances and voices to be different, but they also acquired some "desirable" mutations. It would seem that they are cut from the same cloth as the Null-class arcs, who might have been the inspiration for them. Also, it would seem that like in the RC books, the clone commandos of the Bad Batch, and the Arc troopers Rex and Jesse don't seem to get along too well.
Here they are. These episodes had some nice clone commando action in them, almost like something out of the RC video game and books. You can tell that the creators have played RC and that the Bad Batch is based on Delta Squad. I can only imagine how good these episodes would have looked completed. Also, apparently there was a second Bad Batch story arc that would have happened later.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wop0vjo40CA
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1-Kjz34WPw
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhmYjupHi80
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OK46bti72g
There also a cool interview that the creators of the Clone Wars did after the Bad Batch arc was shown at Celebration Anaheim.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrulKkPjFms
There were also a few short clips of other unreleased content for the Clone Wars in story reel form.
Here is four of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksIbQVf3jck&list=PLJEhDvslko0GR4ScJMR1cDpULludmpZzN
Here's another one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sQEHbFZwdU
That story reel clip of the Bad Batch on Kashyyyk fighting those kinraths would have been part of the second Bad Batch story arc. That one got me really excited. Do you know why? Let's see, a story involving clone commandos, and it takes place on Kashyyyk. Who do we know of that's a clone commando and was on Kashyyyk? SEV!!!!!!!! It is very likely that the creators may have had some plans for Sev. We might have even learned what happened to him. From what Dave Filoni has said before, he's played Republic Commando and loved it. The story arc might have involved the Bad Batch coming across Sev during their mission on Kashyyyk and rescuing him.
Why did Disney have to cancel the Clone Wars? Couldn't they have just moved it to their channel instead? They didn't have to completely axe it. We could have gotten some great stories if they had been allowed to continue it. According to the creators, some of the last episodes of the Clone Wars would have taken place alongside Episode III. Maybe in the future they might be allowed to go back to it and finish it, but that's just wishful thinking.