RELEASED 2008 – 2014 EPISODES 121 RUNTIME 22 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH SUPERVISION DAVE FILONI SCREENPLAY DAVE FILONI, STEVEN MELCHING, KATIE LUCAS, CHRISTIAN TAYLOR, DREW Z. GREENBERG, HENRY GILROY, CAMERON LITVACK, MATT MICHNOVETZ, PAUL DINI STARRING MATT LANTER, ASHLEY ECKSTEIN, JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR, DEE BRADLEY BAKER, TOM KANE, IAN ABERCROMBIE, TIM CURRY, AHMED BEST, CLANCY BROWN, COREY BURTON, TERRENCE C. CARSON, ANTHONY DANIELS, NIKA FUTTERMAN, CATHERINE TABER, MATTHEW WOOD, PHIL LaMARR
If you want to know what the Star Wars prequels could have been, if George Lucas wasn’t screenwriting and directing, watch this! The characters are more fleshed out and don’t seem like cardboard cutouts.
Anakin is a badass and a leader type, exactly how he should have been. Padme actually feels like a human person and Obi Wan, well he always has been great (one of the very few thing the prequels got right). But you can finally see why Obi Wan tells Luke that Anakin and him have been good friends. Here they actually seem like good friends!
There are some awesome new characters.
– Cad Bane (bountyhunter) is just fucking awesome!
– Asaj Ventress (Dookus secret apprentice – some might know her from the preview clone wars tv show) has one of the most interesting story arcs.
– Hondo (space pirate leader) has pretty much become my favorite character from the entire show. He is a loveable scumbag with a code of honour.
– And Ashoka (Anakins padawan). Hm? you might think. Yes that’s what I thought at first, too. But just wait and see. She grows on you man, and the Season 5 finale, which revolves around her is just phenomenal! It was very smart to give Anakin a padawan because this way Anakin is fleshed out as being a responsible leader and that’s what he needed BADLY!
Darth Maul comes back. Yes it might sound hockey and on the nose, but wait till you see him. He is the most evil motherF in the entire show! And his brother Savage is pretty badass, too!
But the best thing of all are the clones. We finally get to know the clones and believe me, you fall in love with them because each one has his own personality. The most interesting amongst them are Captain Rex and Fives. Actually, the episodes revolving around the clones were my personal favourites.
Ok, now to some of the bad stuff.
Jar Jar is still shitty and all the episodes revolving around him are shitty as well (thankfully there is only a handfull of them).
General Grevious is still one the most stupid designed characters in Star Wars. I just hate his look, his behavior, is fighting, ugh! Thank god he gets his ass kicked more than a few times in the show.
There is some silly Battle Droid humour, especially in the first 2 seasons. But that is fixed from season 3 on. Thank god!
There are some odd design decisions here and there that took me out a few times. But it’s very rare.
Overall I must say that this show should have been the prequels. It actually will wipe some of your bad prequel memories and fix a lot of problems. It also is surprisingly violent and deals with adult themes, especially as the show goes on it becomes griddier, darker and quite tragic!
If you don’t want to watch it because you feel like it will bring back too much of the bad prequel memories, I can’t blame you. I have been there too. It just happened that I watched Star Wars Rebels recently and because of that got interested in this show. Also I’m currently on a huge Star Wars high because of the upcoming movie. But I was not disappointed.
I will never watch the prequel trilogy again (except of a few scenes here and there), but I will definitely watch this show again sometime.