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TCW Episode Did anyone else love the Mon Cala arc?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by TheAvengerButton, Nov 5, 2012.

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  1. TheAvengerButton

    TheAvengerButton Jedi Master star 4

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    I am very aware of the problems that people have with this arc, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Lots of great Clone War action on a familiar planet with an awesome baddie. I also loved Shadow Warrior, which kinda ties into the arc what with the Gungans and all.
     
  2. Super_Battle_Droid

    Super_Battle_Droid Jedi Master star 5

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    I did except for the Prince and lack of Tikkes.
     
  3. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It was awesome
     
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  4. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Didn't hate this and do think it is underrated. In the season 5 thread I listed several episodes and even an arc I think is worse. Sorry its to much of a pain to Cut and Paste on my Kindle. You can read it there.The main problem was the dark, murky, boring underwater setting and the prince himself.
     
  5. Mange

    Mange Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wasn't a very big fan of it. I think the battle was handled better and with more variety in the microseries.
     
  6. Dark-Fox

    Dark-Fox Jedi Knight star 2

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    I thought Akbar's "It's an attack!" line was funny and I always like Kit Fisto when he's on screen.I thought Riff Tamson was actually rather sinister.
    Overall I enjoyed the arc.
     
  7. Spazmatron

    Spazmatron Jedi Padawan star 3

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    The lighting of the dark murkey water ruined it for me. And that shark guy was just dumb.
     
  8. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Master star 4

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    The shark guy was badass and had the best death in the series.
     
  9. Spazmatron

    Spazmatron Jedi Padawan star 3

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    pretty violent death... Surprised they showed it.
     
  10. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's an Attack which then turns into It's a Trap :p
     
  11. QuangoFett

    QuangoFett Jedi Master star 4

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    Shadow Warrior made me nostalgic for the Mon Cala arc. :p

    It was reasonable. Perhaps it was too protracted, but it was quite fun in retrospect. The shot of Gungans diving into the sea from the ventral hangar opening of the VSD was one of TCW's finest, superbly communicating the scale of the thing and the army sent to fight on Dac. The fact that Gungans are involved in a Jedi/clone-spearheaded mission was a nice hint at the scale and diversity of the Republic.
     
  12. AkashKedavra_93

    AkashKedavra_93 Moderator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There were good elements yes, such as the aforementioned Tamson, Gungans on Dac, and Kit Fisto. But there was no need for Anakin, Ahsoka, Padmé, or the Price. More than anything, the Prince's cliched storyline was what let it down for me.
     
  13. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  14. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Master star 4

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    I really liked that arc. Favorite part was the squid droids making whirlpools. That said, it could have been two episodes instead of three.
     
  15. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The whirlpools were pretty badass. I do think Riff Tamsom or whatever was one of the better parts of that arc. Sharks are cool.
     
  16. DavidIX

    DavidIX Jedi Knight star 1

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    I really enjoyed this arc. It had tons of action. Riff Tamson was a menacing villain; I loved the way he killed people, like a true shark. I like how the Gungans showed they have a formidable standing army and helped the republic when they needed help.

    The one thing I didn't care for was having Anakin, Asohka and Padme there. It would of been way better off if it was just Kit Fisto and the story revolved around him and the liberty of Mon Cala.
     
  17. cwustudent

    cwustudent Jedi Master star 4

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    AK: I couldn't agree more. It makes sense that Jedi (especially Fisto) were there in a peace-promoting role. I can even tolerate that Anakin and Ahsoka were present, considering the situation is a good place for Ahsoka to learn her future purpose as a Jedi counselor. As for the prince, while not unnecessary, I'm not sure I met anyone that liked his characterization. Honestly, I wish they'd simply rip off The Lion King. Padme? She can go away, please.
    DF: I think two eps would have been appropriate for two reasons: a shorter/concise story would probably be more impressive and powerful; and it would free production for a two-part Shadow Warrior. But I digress.
     
  18. SpecialOpsUnit

    SpecialOpsUnit Jedi Master star 4

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    It was enjoyable, nothing spectacular but the Prince really screwed this arc up IMO.

    It also would of been nice if Padme wasn't shoehorned in, I could deal without Anakin too, Ahsoka I could live with because her underwater suit was actually unique. Would of been nice to introduce a new underwater type Jedi as well to go with Fisto.
     
  19. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    The entire time I watched the Fish Prince arc I kept imagining Ackbar bursting into song.

     
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  20. KenobiSkywalker

    KenobiSkywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    This was in the suggested videos at the end. I love TCW but this was funny..
     
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  21. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Heh -- yeah, that never gets old.:p
     
  22. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't have a clue what Mon Cala is, but I have heard of something similar called Mon Calamari.
     
  23. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    You always say that! :D



    This is how The Battle of Dac should have been done. No need for the Anakin/Padme poodoooooo...



    Tell me about it. The show loves to cut separatist things but they left in the arc the horrible and the vile Anakin that were really not supposed to be there and were just phoned in by Lucas.

    Indeed. That was quite awesome but grusome.

    THIS!!!! ALL HAIL TIKKES!
     
  24. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My canon was offended as well.;)
     
  25. Cary_the_Brave

    Cary_the_Brave Jedi Knight star 3

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    Oh that's new. ;)
     
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