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Post Posted: February 27th 2009 7:38 pm
 
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Episode Guide: Storm Over Ryloth

Episode Air No: 19
Production No: 15

Director: Brian Kalin O'Connell
Writer: George Krstic

Episode Brief: Ahsoka disobeys Anakin's orders and loses most of her squadron -- prompting Anakin to help give his Padawan a lesson in a respect for authority and the opportunity for redemption.


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 12:20 am
 
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Good episode. The action at the beginning with the ships crashing and Star Destroyer breaking up was the best yet.


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 12:34 am
 
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Well for me the last half of this episode made up for the Anakin-Ahsoka, dialogue-laden first half. The Neimodian nemesis Mar Tuuk, in terms of villainy was a vast improvement over his film brethren. Also, Wat Tambor :yay:


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 2:39 am
 
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Loved it. This last trilogy is going to be terrific. Anakin is just a far better character in this series than he ever was in the PT.

Loved the proto-Y-wings.


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 6:20 am
 
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CoGro wrote:
Anakin is just a far better character in this series than he ever was in the PT.


While I enjoy this series a lot, I don't agree. And in Blue Shadow Virus he sucked completely.


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 7:04 am
 
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Visuals were on par with opening scene of Ep. III.


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CoGro wrote:
Anakin is just a far better character in this series than he ever was in the PT.

Ascovel wrote:
That's one episode. While I enjoy this series a lot, I don't agree. And in Blue Shadow Virus he sucked completely.



Over the stretch of this series he has been more heroic, more emotive (when the competition is Hayden Christensen, I guess the CGI Anakin wins by default), more likable, more sympathetic, and more mature (which conflicts heavily with his portrayal in Episode III).

Episode I Anakin...Yippee!!! Episode II Anakin might be the worst character in all of Star Wars; and Episode III Anakin has his moments (see: saber fight) but he's really a more subdued, less annoying version of the Episode II Anakin by virtue of being played by the same terrible actor.


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 12:56 pm
 
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Anakin is totally different on the show. The scene in this episode where he talks to Ahsoka doesn't seem to have any continuity with the film version where he was always moody/conflicted/in need of guidance/therapy. Here he's more like ROTJ Luke.


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^ Which makes me really happy that Clone Wars hasn't tried to shoehorn Anakin's character to fit into the films. Gives him a chance to actually have a level of depth and complexity which was supposed to be in the films, but just didn't come through the way it should have.

In fact, while watching this episode, I had a sense that *this* is what the films should have portrayed. And, in fact, by the time the 'toons are done, you could almost ignore everything in at least AOTC, if not TPM as well.


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 6:17 pm
 
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HD @ 720p is up :cigar:


Regarding Clone Wars - era Anakin, I feel the writers need to scale him back somewhat. In the last episode thread, I was going to post that Anakin was like on some sort of roid rage, way too aggressive. Other dialog I would like to see scaled back upon is the battledroid banter. Like Jar Jar, it can be cute in very small doses but not in entire scenes much less entire episodes.

After becoming somewhat desensitized at Clone Trooper deaths, for some reason seing the Jedi Cruiser's Titanic-like break-apart was a little shocking in a spectactular way. Anakin sending his Jedi Cruiser into the Trade Federation ship however was a :masterstroke:


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 7:47 pm
 
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darthpsychotic wrote:
Other dialog I would like to see cut back on is the battledroid banter. Like Jar Jar, it can be cute in very small doses but not in entire scenes much less entire episodes.


I have to whole heartedly agree with this. I can put up with, possibly even enjoy, slapstick in The Clone Wars. Especially if used to defuse some of the more intense moments that the series throws at the viewers, but the ammount used in the first half of the series and the Jar Jar episodes have left me awoken from my Star Wars induced trance realising that I am watching a kids cartoon. The other form of humour that gets my goat is immature body humour. In the Clone Wars film we were given a burp gag and in episode 6 of the tv show we were given a fart gag. I guarantee I will go ape if the series devolves into the use of shit gags. :mad:

As for my opinions on this episode, it certainly was a fantastic set up to a promising trilogy. Anakin's plan was a great use of a star destroyer and the drama behind Ahsoka's realisation that rebelling against orders can result in lives being lost promises some decent character development making me personally glad that she was introduced to the series. Absoutely detested the near William Shatner-like speech pattern of Mar Tuuk though. To me it really ruined what was a promising villain. :(

(P.S I couldn't find a introduction thread so I would like to add that this is my first post! w00t! ^_^)


Post Posted: February 28th 2009 9:53 pm
 
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Brilliant episode. The pacing matched the the excitement I felt when the Proto-Y's took out the Malevolence. I felt, albeit only a little, for the Jedi Brat. And the ship to ship combat was nice. I can't wait to see what Mace does to the troops on the ground.


Post Posted: March 1st 2009 3:24 pm
 
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Season I Finale: Hostage Crisis (March 20 2009) focuses on Bounty Hunters:

www.starwars.com /report-from-wondercon-2009-lucasfilm-presentation-part-ii-meet-cad-bane/

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The inclusion of bounty hunters is new ground for The Clone Wars series. But the directive to include Bane came from George Lucas. At first, early artistic explorations were based on the character Durge. “It was going to be a different version of Durge. Henry Gilroy and I discussed different ways of bringing him into the show.” The character underwent significant style evolution, before Lucas gave the specific direction of referencing Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and For a Few Dollars More.

... describes Cad Bane as an older bounty hunter at the top of the game since Jango Fett is no longer around. “Cade Bane has a lot more looser moral content than Jango ever had. He’ll shoot you dead, unless you offer him more money, and he might not and shoot the person who hired him dead.”

In his research, Filoni then came across a vintage image of a bounty hunter with a wide-brimmed hat, done for the original trilogy.

... images of fan-favorite hunter Aurra Sing, who also appears in “Hostage Crisis.”


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Including Aurra Sing! :wookiee: :chewbacca:


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I dunno why but I've sort of gotten in a funk lately about this series. I haven't watched the last few episodes of this. I guess I just haven't really been 'in the mood' to watch them.


Post Posted: March 2nd 2009 4:21 pm
 
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That bounty hunter in the 'fistfull of dollars' get up looks like a :masterstroke:! It's doesn't have the originality I expect from the design in star wars but it beats ring tailed lemurs and the wild west style certainly has an edge!


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The Man With No Name bounty hunter is more Han Solo OT western outlaw badass.


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