TCW Episode Did anyone else love the Mon Cala arc?

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  1. TheAvengerButton Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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    I did except for the Prince and lack of Tikkes.
  3. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  4. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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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.
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  5. Mange Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Master

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

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

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    pretty violent death... Surprised they showed it.
  10. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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

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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 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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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 Force Ghost

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  14. Darth_Foo Force Ghost

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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 SWTV★Manager

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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.
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  18. SpecialOpsUnit Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Manager Emeritus

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    My canon was offended as well.;)
  25. Cary_the_Brave Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh that's new. ;)
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