TCW Episode CW Grade the Episode: S05E06: The Gathering

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Seerow, Nov 7, 2012.

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How would you grade this episode?

10/10 9 vote(s) 19.1%
9/10 7 vote(s) 14.9%
8/10 12 vote(s) 25.5%
7/10 7 vote(s) 14.9%
6/10 6 vote(s) 12.8%
5/10 1 vote(s) 2.1%
4/10 0 vote(s) 0.0%
3/10 3 vote(s) 6.4%
2/10 0 vote(s) 0.0%
1/10 2 vote(s) 4.3%
  1. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    star 6
    You guys know the drill.

    Poll results are available by clicking on the number of votes next to each score.

    That being said, we'd still prefer you to post with your score and what you liked and disliked
  2. DavidIX Jedi Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
    star 1
    6/10

    Solid episode. Planet looked nice, the younglings were decent with different personalities and strengths. It's a little predictable where they're going but it's still entertaining to see it develop. I liked that yoda made an appearance, it shows the importance in these early trials for the young Jedi. Asohka looks like she's getting more responsabilities and is getting more trust amongst the Jedi order. She's not a little brat anymore.

    My only complaint is with the Younglings.

    If these are to be future Jedi they sure didn't seem like anything special.They are said to be the top-caliber students of their class; the ones that showed the most promise and potential. I know you need some sort of drama to get the kids involved and whatever..But for me, they seemed nothing like what a future jedi should look like. I especially didn't like biph or whatever his name was, he was a coward...LOL get that guy out of here, he should be selling fruit in a market not weilding a lightsaber.

    But yea I understand it's a kids show. Hell I complain about Star Wars not being dark enough and my friends always tell me Star Wars is PG and to stop complaining. So take my rating with a grain of salt [face_thinking]
    Last edited by DavidIX, Nov 7, 2012
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  3. rumblewagon Jedi Grand Master

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    star 4
    10/10. Can't find anything wrong with this episode.
  4. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Sep 3, 2012
    star 4
    7/10. Good episode and excellent graphics, but otherwise a little dull.
  5. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    star 6
    10/10. Probably the best-looking TCW episode of all time, we got Yoda actually at least talking for more than 2 lines, and got a little more of the mystical side of the Force.

    As a pure TCW episode, I'd probably give it an 8.5/10, but given how "grim dark " ;) TCW has been the last couple of seasons, it was nice to have something light-hearted and if they're trying for a younger audience, IMHO they nailed it.

    I have to chuckle at complaints that the Younglings seemed weak.

    I guess you can't be a Mary Sue and can't have weaknesses at the same time :p
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  6. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Sep 3, 2012
    star 6
    10/10, this episode was awesome, really different than past episodes and the younglings were awesome, but not as awesome as Gungi :)
  7. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    star 4
    Really nice episode! It is quite refreshing to take on such mystical stories.

    +Ilum was beautifully animated
    +The younglings were adorable
    +Individualizing the trials was great, and I have to say that Gunji and Biff were my favorites
    +Yoda's line at the end was brilliant
    +Simple plot, yet wonderfully executed

    I wish there was more interaction between Ahsoka and Yoda, but overall that didn't detract too much from the episode at all.

    10/10. A superb beginning, can't wait until the next part!
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  8. Senator Kelberry Force Ghost

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    star 3
    10/10. Absolutely beautiful. I think I've watched and re-watched this episode over ten times since it aired. the first five episodes I've watched, maybe twice each.

    I loved everything about it.
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  9. Knight3440 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 29, 2012
    star 1
    Amazing episode
    +Illum was beautiful created the music went perfect with it
    +The younglings were adorable each had there own personality and flaws
    + The younglings' trial each were unique in how each had to face there own personal struggle. My favorite had to been Byph and Ganodi trial.
    + Yoda appearing and his wise and cryptic lines especially the final one revealing that it would have been there minds trapping them in cave and not the ice.
    +Ahsoka as a role of a teacher to the younglings shows have she grown since season 1.
    I would have to give this episode an 9/10.
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  10. Senator Kelberry Force Ghost

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    star 3
    it seems to me as Petro was coming out of the cave for the first time, Yoda and Ahsoka were just turning away from each other as if they had just finished a conversation. wonder if there's a deleted scene there somewhere...
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  11. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    star 6
    Maybe, maybe not, but nice attention to detail - don't just have the characters standing there doing nothing. :)
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  12. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    star 6
    1/10

    I was not entertained.
  13. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    star 6
    You rate this worse than Maul episodes? Sx3 you disappoint me.... :p
  14. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    star 6
    I'll give this one a 7/10. It was a decent episode, absolutely beautiful, and a nice beginning to the exploration of the mythos and the Jedi in the TCW time period. Yoda was great. I did like half the youngling but two of the crybabies really got on my nerves. I also got a little bored as the episode progressed.
  15. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Sep 3, 2012
    star 6
    who was the other one beside Ganodi
  16. Darth_Foo Force Ghost

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    star 4
    6/10
    On its own this would've been an OK episode but my biggest issue is one that has been happening a lot the past two seasons, the first part of four part arcs spends too much time on mundane things instead of getting on with the story only to have the last part be rushed.

    Also, all of the kids were annoying in their own ways except the Ithorian because he cant speak Basic. I took off a point just because of the Rodian (won't bother to learn her name)

    The ridiculously awesome animation and mystical elements are what saved it from being an awful episode.
  17. Narutakikun Force Ghost

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    Nov 8, 2012
    star 4
    The Gathering Of The Jediggalos wasn't terrible, but I think one episode of the Jedi Babies is enough. A full arc is probably going to get old fast.

    Anyhow, I'm looking forward to getting to know them right up to the point where Anakin drives his lightsaber through their heads.
    Last edited by Narutakikun, Nov 8, 2012
  18. Spazmatron Jedi Master

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    star 3
    Giving it an 8/10 for being TCW... Some parts were lame IMO

    -Ahsoka's speeches were a bit lame :)O)
    -Rhodian crying like a wimp
    -Zats anger issues

    +- that jimmy neutron guy left that girl behind I was like so mad with him, but he came back one second later (what a moron)

    +good sounds
    +good graphics (as always)
    +the ice melting (lol)
    +and some other goodies
  19. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    I also got annoyed by Petro. Petro's outright selfishness and attitude even to Yoda surprised me. I guess arrogance is billed to be a problem with this generation of Jedi, but I don't like him. Now that I think about it Zat has grown on me a bit. At first I thought they were trying to hard with him but I relate to him and he reminds me of Billy from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. LOL.
  20. EHT Manager: New Films

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    star 6
    I had to give it a 3. I appreciate that it's something different, and the concept of seeing younglings learning from Yoda sounds good... but in execution it was like watching paint dry.
  21. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    star 6
    ahh Petro, the selfish one, i got annoyed by him when he left Katooni for a second
  22. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    I also wished Katooni hadn't been so quick to act like she was finished when trapped but atleast that one was understandable. Petro leaving her like that should have gotten him grounded or something.
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  23. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    Jun 11, 2011
    star 4
    Facing the prospect of 19 days in an ice prison if he didn't find a MacGuffin within a few minutes, leaving her behind was understandable. He did turn out to be selfless when he turned back to break her free.
  24. Nexumaster Force Ghost

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    star 4
    I quite liked this one and think it's a nice start of the Young Jedi arc; I liked the majority of the younglings (nice diversity of characters and personalities) & will find it interesting to follow them on this journey and the plot about going to Ilum and each one of them having to find their own crystal was done really well. Ahsoka didn't get to do much here so I could have gone with Yoda being the one taking them there instead of her, but I can understand if she'll play a more important role in the next episode. 8/10
  25. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    But Petro didn't leave Katooni behind to save himself (which isn't very noble to start with), he did it over finding his lightsaber crystal which is even lower. Then remember Yoda's words? "Trapped only in your mind". It sounded like they could of broken their way out at any time.
    Last edited by Seerow, Nov 9, 2012