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

STAR WARS REBELS Recap – “The Antilles Extraction” and “Hera’s Heroes”

This review contains spoilers. One of the most exciting things about Star Wars Rebels has been its setting. Not only is the period of time directly preceding the original film rife with storytelling potential, but the way Rebels has gone about exploring this period has been fascinating. Each season of the show has covered roughly … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Recap – “The Antilles Extraction” and “Hera’s Heroes”