THE CLONE WARS “Legacy” and the Show That Wouldn’t Be Cancelled

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was cancelled in 2013 following the conclusion of its fifth season, but it wasn’t finished – it continued with 13 additional episodes comprising the show’s sixth season. The Clone Wars finished its television run with the final episode of Season Six, but still the show was not done; truly The … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS “Legacy” and the Show That Wouldn’t Be Cancelled

THE CLONE WARS: “The Lost Missions” and the End of George Lucas’s STAR WARS

George Lucas officially stepped away from Star Wars in December of 2012, but that didn’t mean his influence over the series he created and guided over nearly 40 years would disappear overnight. In a very real way, The Clone Wars was Lucas’s final act in securing his legacy, chipping away at aspects of the Expanded … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS: “The Lost Missions” and the End of George Lucas’s STAR WARS

THE CLONE WARS Season Four and Self-Sabotaging Storytelling

Because I’m viewing the series in chronological order, for the purposes of this article, Season Four is defined as the episodes on this list beginning with “Water War” and ending with “Revenge”. Revisiting The Clone Wars, it’s been interesting to more clearly be able to chart out the progression of this series. The first season … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS Season Four and Self-Sabotaging Storytelling

THE CLONE WARS Season Three and Finding the Future of STAR WARS

Because I’m viewing the series in chronological order, for the purposes of this article, Season Three is defined as the episodes on this list beginning with “Corruption” and ending with “Wookiee Hunt”. Amidst the backlash surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, one of the more common talking points has been complaints … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS Season Three and Finding the Future of STAR WARS

THE CLONE WARS Season One and the End of the Expanded Universe

Because I’m viewing the series in chronological order, for the purposes of this article, Season One is defined as the episodes on this list beginning with “Cat and Mouse” and ending with “Liberty on Ryloth.” Before I began this series in earnest, I wrote a handful of articles on the no-longer-canon Star Wars television productions … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS Season One and the End of the Expanded Universe

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS and the Failure of the Expanded Universe

The Walt Disney company acquired Lucasfilm in December of 2012, but the most controversial move didn’t come until more than a year later. On April 25, 2014, every piece of Star Wars media – books, movies, video games, TV shows, comics, you name it – that was not directly overseen by George Lucas was deemed … Continue reading STAR WARS: CLONE WARS and the Failure of the Expanded Universe