Lit Clone wars Book versus Television question

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DoubleGold, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. DoubleGold Jedi Padawan

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    So a quick question. If I watch all 5 seasons of the clone wars, which books will it have covered? All of them, none of them? If there are specific ones in each thing, like 1 from clone wars gambit, 1 from clone wars series and 2 from republic commando, I need to know which ones. I want to get through all of the clone wars, but it takes me a while to read the books, so I thought the television show would be the easy way out so I can read only half or none of the clone wars books and still know everything that went on.
  2. Darth_Garak Force Ghost

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    The shows covers nothing from the books or the comics. They are completely separate.
  3. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Actually -- there was one comic. The arc Slaves of the Republic was adapted. If you can ignore the fact the Zygerrians turned into cats.
  4. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Wild Space has a reference to Anakin losing R2 in the first season. That and the Slaves comics are all I can think of.
  5. DoubleGold Jedi Padawan

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    Okay, but how similar are season 1 and wild space? Is there a replacement droid that works for grievous in wild space? And how much would I miss out on skipping that one book, just using season 1 instead?
    Also, I said I want to know all of clone wars but I don't read comics. I don't like e-books either, so I'm glad there are no clone wars e-books only.
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  6. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Oh, you can skip Wild Space, unless you're interested in The Adventures of Obi-Wan and Bail, a couple of training scenes in which Anakin is an absolute jackass to Ahsoka, and a couple of good A/P romance scenes. Oh, and a Palpatine who is both deliciously evil and humorous.

    I liked the book, but a lot of people didn't, and it's not at all necessary to the show.
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  7. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Given it's disjointed story telling most of the show is not necessary to the show. ;)
  8. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    True, but the OP was asking about the books. :p
  9. DoubleGold Jedi Padawan

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    Okay, I know I might regret asking for the spoiler, and I'll probably find out in 2 months anyway which is about how long it would take me to read 9 clone wars books, but what happens to Ahsoka in the books, now that I know she is also in the book series? Something has to happen to her, whether she dies or leaves the Jedi council or something before Episode 3 begins.
  10. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Nope, nothing happens to her in the books, not as far as a "final fate", and I don't think anything does in the comics either.
  11. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    The Clone Wars series and its novel spinoffs were pretty separated--I don't know of any situations where one deliberately advanced plot threads from the other. To say nothing of the myriad Clone Wars stories that pre-date the TV show and tell a completely unrelated version of the war.

    Short answer--it's all far less coordinated than you'd like to think, and there are a lot of plots that were left unresolved by the end of the show, and even more unresolved inconsistencies between the show and the books.
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  12. HEDGESMFG Force Ghost

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    Ashoka's story in the clone wars era has been (seemingly) resolved, but that's in the television show. If we see her again in the future, it'll likely be on television again, but not in Clone Wars.

    Until that day, we probably won't see her much in book/comic form since her fate is still somewhat up in the air.
  13. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    There is a novelization and a young adult adaptation of the 2008 Clone Wars movie by Karen Traviss and Tracey West, respectively. There is also a series of five YA books that adapt random episodes of the show: Grievous Attacks!, Bounty Hunter: Boba Fett, Defenders of the Republic, Warriors of the Deep, and Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy. Other than that (and the Slaves of the Republic comic mentioned above), all the TV episodes, novels, and comics tell original and independent stories.

    If all you care about is the version of the wars presented in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, you can just watch the movie and the five seasons of that show and you won't miss anything. If you want to get all the best Clone Wars stories, though, you'll have to read these novels

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    and maybe watch the original (and much better) Clone Wars cartoon.

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    Then if any of those stories pique your interest, there are a lot, lot more to choose from.
  14. The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Grand Master

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    @Catharine Just laid out the Clone Wars bible! The combined stories of everything above weave an in-depth story outlining Anakin's growth/corruption, the suffering that the Jedi go through, the true intentions of Count Dooku, the tragedy of Ventress and much more. I just pretend TCW show doesn't exist.

    When Anakin refuses to leave Obi-Wan for dead on Grievous' ship I always imagine him remembering his friends he left for dead on Jabiim at the Chancellor's orders, this time he will NOT make the same mistake.
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