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TCW can't go out without screwing with continuity a few more times, you know.
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Just binged the 1st Arc of the "Lost Episodes" and it was a sad reminder of how much I'm really going to miss this show. Great story that didn't just come
Close to spilling the beans on Palpatine, they came right out and said it!
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I just finished...

Yes, I've been watching off and on since about 10 a.m. this morning.



I didn't really see much point to the Clovis episodes -- maybe that's just me.



The arc with the Clones and then arc with Yoda. The most powerful of them all.


Today was mainly about watching them so I wouldn't be accidentally spoiled by anything I saw online over the weekend.


I'll most definitely be doing multiple re-watches of the Yoda arc as I know there's just so much that I missed this first time around.


I'm not sure how I feel about the 13 episodes just yet...but it's certainly made me realize how much I miss this show and it makes me feel the loss of it all over again.
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Yeah, hearing a lot of comments on the episodes is just reminding me of how much I came to love this series.
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I got the free Netflix trial last night. I watched all thirteen episodes in one sitting.

So good!

I'm a bit disappointed that some things didn't get resolved yet, but that's ok.

I felt the Jar Jar episodes were weakest, but they were still very enjoyable.

@Bianca: I did see one major point to the Clovis episodes: cementing Anakin's feelings for Episode III.

Now that I have a free month of Netflix, I'll have to watch the handful of S5 episodes I missed, and then also some great other episodes (I haven't re-watched the Maul episodes in forever).
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First a gripe about Xbox Live: you have to have Gold membership to watch Netflix. Grrrr Evil or Very Mad

Anyways, went with free month trial for Netflix and binge watched the entire sixth season Saturday evening. Four and a half hours of Star Wars. And it was good Very Happy

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^^ I like Tim Curry as the new Palpatine/Sidious. I agree he sounds a bit less like Ian McDiarmid, but the insidious/evil part of him came through much better than with Abercrombie.

I didn't mind the Sith references.
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Yeah, Tim Curry's Sidious voice is better than his Senator Palpatine voice. But imagine if they got Sam Witwer to do the Sidous voice. Sam's Sidious is just spot on with the films. I've never heard him do a Senator Palaptine, though.

Most of my gripes are small. Overall, I enjoyed everything. Pretty sure Mark Hamill did the voice of...

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Well, now I've seen it all.

And all I can think is, why can't this show actually make sense like other shows do? Why all the half-truths, seeming discrepancies and never resolved loose ends? Why is it I have to go through these episodes with a comb several times and formulate a personal theory based on disparate evidence in order to try to understand everything that is going on? Revealing SW canon is permanent, so if you know you can't answer the questions raised, is it really worth raising them at all?
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DarthMRN wrote:
Well, now I've seen it all.

And all I can think is, why can't this show actually make sense like other shows do? Why all the half-truths, seeming discrepancies and never resolved loose ends? Why is it I have to go through these episodes with a comb several times and formulate a personal theory based on disparate evidence in order to try to understand everything that is going on? Revealing SW canon is permanent, so if you know you can't answer the questions raised, is it really worth raising them at all?


I'm actually not sure what you mean. Any specific examples?

I mean, I know some loose ends were never addressed, but I felt the episodes presented were more or less complete.
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I think I get what DarthMRN is saying...

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Taral-DLOS wrote:
I got the free Netflix trial last night. I watched all thirteen episodes
@Bianca: I did see one major point to the Clovis episodes: cementing Anakin's feelings for Episode III.


I did a re-watch on the first 7 episodes the other day.

When I go to the Clovis arc -- yes, I agree. His jealousy and oh so much more (don't want to give any more away)...I don't know how I missed it the first time around...but yes...yeah, it was incredibly "eye-opening".
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
I'm actually not sure what you mean. Any specific examples?

I mean, I know some loose ends were never addressed, but I felt the episodes presented were more or less complete.

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And probably more that I don't recall at the moment. Now, I could pull in EU explanations, I could rationalize, and I could speculate. But none of that changes the fact that the plots of these episodes, especially in relation to what is established in the movies already, require some clarity of these questions to make complete sense, and the episodes never explain them properly. They just throw them out there and expect me to gobble them up while turning my brain off. Especially in a kids show, you would expect stories to be simple and well-explained. Unless they were going for the other kind of kid's show, where they count on the naivete of the audience to get away with pulling stuff out of nowhere and never explaining them.
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DarthMRN wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
I'm actually not sure what you mean. Any specific examples?

I mean, I know some loose ends were never addressed, but I felt the episodes presented were more or less complete.

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And probably more that I don't recall at the moment. Now, I could pull in EU explanations, I could rationalize, and I could speculate. But none of that changes the fact that the plots of these episodes, especially in relation to what is established in the movies already, require some clarity of these questions to make complete sense, and the episodes never explain them properly. They just throw them out there and expect me to gobble them up while turning my brain off. Especially in a kids show, you would expect stories to be simple and well-explained. Unless they were going for the other kind of kid's show, where they count on the naivete of the audience to get away with pulling stuff out of nowhere and never explaining them.


Ok that's a good list. None of those things bothered me though. Frankly, I like that a lot of them were left a bit open. It's an invitation for us fans to think and extrapolate.

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That's just a very small handful of them. But like I said, they just didn't bother me. I like thinking about that sort of thing.

Also, I think by not spoonfeeding us all the answers, it's a nice compliment to the fact that The Clone Wars' target audience (children) have grown up these past six years. The twelve year old that watched the movie on opening day is almost an adult. I like to think that the show aged with its audience, and so things we may have been used to, like getting full explanations when reasonable conjecture is all that is needed, are no longer necessary. And if you leave room for conjectural interpretation, then it clears time for more storytelling.
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Well, I'll give you that it is no more well-explained than the movies were, but I was also of the hope that the lower canon involved with having people other than Lucas to actually convey the stories, would mean fewer plot holes and "invent your own answer" -scenarios too. It can be viewed as faithful to the spirit of source material on one hand, or lazy on the other.

However, I do feel that this late in the game, introducing pretty drastic twists to established knowledge is in poor form.
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