How will the new time slot affect the tone?

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  1. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Hi,

    Is the dark tone of Season 4 going to carry on in Season 5?

    I'm just wondering because now Clone Wars airs on a Saturday morning instead of Friday night.

    By dark tone, I mean stories like Umbara and Massacre/Revenge?

    I get the series from iTunes and I'm hoping their not edited from the intended vision.

    Cheers
  2. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I don't think it has affected it from what I've seen so far this season. I just don't think we've gotten to the darker arcs yet.
  3. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    I thought "Revival" was fairly dark. I agree with @KenobiSkywalker. I don't think the early timeslot has effected the tone of the show. Stuff is on the way. Not to mention Umbara, Massacre, and Revenge have all rerun on Saturday and Sunday mornings on CN.
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  4. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    I expect that when these episodes air in the UK, the darker episodes of Season 5 may be cut a bit. CN in the UK made some very minor trims to the UK broadcast of 'Kidnapped' and 'Revenge' and this was when they have aired at any time in the day. In Kidnapped, when Obi-Wan gets headbutted at the start of the fight between him and Darts D'Nar, that has been edited so he's just thrown across the floor which makes it very strange to watch as its clear they've cut something and in Revenge when Maul is talking about 'slaughtering the innocent' they cut that bit out so the scene ends in the middle of Maul's sentence so you just hear the word 'slaughter'. I'm fully expecting some darker parts of season 5 may receive minor cuts for the channel over here.
  5. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    I recall that the cinema release of AOTC in the UK had Jango Fett's headbutt of Obi-Wan cut. The logic behind shielding British viewers' eyes from headbutts but exposing them to blood-boiling decapitations and dismemberments is peculiar.
  6. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Yeah that is odd. I just wonder why we get some cuts and the US don't? Ergo why was their cuts in the UK airing of some Season 4 episodes but they were ok to air in the US? It's the same channel so it doesn't really make any sense to me.
  7. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    In general, Western non-U.S. censors and film classification boards are more lax on nudity and sex and more stringent on violence than their U.S. counterparts are. "Fantasy violence" is somehow different from realistic violence, so perhaps a headbutt is considered the latter while exposing a clone trooper's smouldering shoulder stump is classified as "fantasy violence".

    The devil's in the detail, and a headbutt is a detail that is satanic in the eyes of the BBFC.
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