Luke: No, my father didn't fight in the Clone Wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter.
Obi-Wan: That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's ideals; he felt he should've stayed here and not gotten involved.
Luke: You fought in the Clone Wars?
Obi-Wan: Yes. I was once a Jedi knight, the same as your father.
Luke: I wish I'd known him.
Obi-Wan: He was the best star pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand that you've become quite a good pilot yourself. And he was a good friend.
Just finished the series. And loved it all.
The series as a whole was great. If you did not care (or stronger feelings) for the prequel trilogy, you need to watch the Clone Wars. It might just restore your faith. If you liked (or better) the prequels, chances are you'll love this series. I dismissed it at first. Finally came back around and I'm so so glad I did. This wasn't a show about Anakin and Ahsoka. It wasn't more of the same stuff from Episodes I, II, and III. And it wasn't always for kids. This was a chronicle of many of the battles and diplomacies in and around the Clone Wars- and I mean that in 'The Era of...' or 'The Age of...' sort of way. The good guys weren't always clearly good, and sometimes you really like the bad guys.
Space ship design was top notch. Sound effects were all there. The musical score was spot on. It was all authentically Star Wars.
One thing that I felt was lacking in all six movies was any example of day to day life. This series gave us several examples of regular life in the Galaxy. I appreciate that small detail.
|Ahsoka by Grant Gould|
There were several regular clones that the series would follow. It was interesting to get down on their level and see the strong individuality between the clones. Even to portray them weeping when their brothers would be cut down.
The writers also did a fantastic job introducing younger versions of more prominent characters from the original trilogy. Especially Captain Tarkin and how he and Anakin bonded so quickly. That was a nice touch.
Loved the ending. I was so happy she left the council. A little disappointed they shat on Barriss. Glad Ahsoka will probably escape Order 66. She probably didn't realize all of the reasons she denied coming back, but in doing so she separated herself from all the corruption that had been brewing in the Jedi and as we see not too long after, destroyed them. This act, of separating herself from the Council, might have made her the greatest of the Jedi and the only one that was not deceived or clouded by the oncoming storm. Greater than Masters Yoda and Obiwan Kenobi. She has no blood on her hands. She got away. This is another character I'd like to see further developed apart from the Clone Wars.
With Star Wars Episode VII on the horizon, I'm confident with pretty much whatever else we have in store for the Star Wars Saga if The Clone Wars series is any indication of the quality we can expect.