Official Discussion -- Clone Wars: Episode 1 (Assault on Muunilist, Part I) [Spoilers]

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  1. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    I thought it was well worth it that I declared a Clone Wars Holiday for myself today and didn't go to work just to make sure I get to see the first episode. :D

    Chapter 1 was great, although I agree with some that since they included a lot of it in the promos, we've seen most of the action before.

    So early in the series and we're seeing Palpy manipulating things already. Heheh. Cool.

    I think the music also helped to bring the true Star Wars aura of the whole thing. I love you John Williams. :)

    Padme looked kinda funny. :D

    The scene where Anakin whips off his cloak and ends up on Threepio's face was hilarious.

    I was surprised with Obi-Wan's line about his Master Qui-Gon not being able to prepare him for the war. I thought that line served to tie the whole thing to the movies and somehow grounded Obi-Wan's character effectively.

    I wish the episodes weren't so short...

    Bring on more! :)
  2. LadyZ Jedi Master

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    Jun 16, 2000
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    I've seen it (though I shouldn't have- our CN will show it tonight) and I loved it!!! :D :D AWESOME, but too short!

    I wonder why Anakin has another droid instead of Artoo?
  3. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Apr 7, 2000
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    Finally got to see Chapter 1 since it aired today in Australia and I thought it was very good. The animation was quite good as well.

    Yoda riding that creature was cool :) Good to see that the Star Wars sound effects and music have been brought across from the movies to the cartoon series. Can't wait until the second part. It looks great.
  4. Blackeagle Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 9, 2003
    I don't know if a standard R2 unit can fit in the socket of his Jedi starfighter. The stardard jedi craft (with the R2 socket out on the wing) has to use a hardwired droid instead.
  5. Blackout Force Ghost

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    Oct 7, 2000
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    Or maybe his ship is going to get mullah'd at some point. We couldn't have R2 taken out like some punk, now could we ;)

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  6. dizfactor Jedi Grand Master

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    I wonder why Anakin has another droid instead of Artoo?

    in addition to the reasons mentioned by Blackeagle and Blackout, doesn't Artoo belong to Padme? "hey honey, i'd like to borrow your droid and take it into the middle of a massive firefight. i'm sure everything will be OK, though."

    on the pressing topic of Padme's outfit, my girlfriend said:

    "wow, the war must really be bad for the economy if Padme has to get by selling herself as a two-dollar whore..."
  7. RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 15, 2003
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    Second one is on tonite here!
  8. DarthTerrious Force Ghost

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    May 16, 2001
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    Just saw it here in the UK.
    Was quite impressed, even though it was 3 minutes it felt longer.
    I just loved Palpatine's decisive "Its settled then" [face_laugh]

    And I love the way Anakin just smiles when Palpy is complimenting him in front of Obi-Wan & Yoda.

    I still can't get enough of the touching moment between Anakin and Padme....way way way too brief IMHO.

    Good start hopefully tomorrow it'll get better.
  9. Blackout Force Ghost

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    doesn't Artoo belong to Padme?

    :p oh yeah.

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  10. dejabbanobodda Jedi Knight

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    Nov 10, 2003
    IM NEW HERE, BUT IF YOUR CARTOON NETWORK WON'T COME IN OR IF YOU'RE NOT SIGNED UP FOR HYPERSPACE, YOU CAN WATCH THE EPISODES IN STREAMING VIDEO ON CARTOONNETWORK.COM
  11. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 18, 2002
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    dejabbanobodda

    a) See that caps lock button? Use it!! ALL CAPS IS REELY ANOYING!!!11!!1!

    b) About CN.com, welcome to October ;)
  12. MetallicPea Jedi Master

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    The 3 minute length worked because we're all salivating for the next chapter.

    Great job Lucasfilm.
  13. GhostPoet Jedi Knight

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    Nov 15, 2000
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    Am I the only one who saw significance in Anakin tossing off his cape and letting it wrap around the Droids?

    To me...it kinda shows his brash, uncaring personality. To me it shows a subtle hint of the dark side.
  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    All I saw was a Vaderesque Anakin walking to his ship (note Vader's theme as he approaches the smoke, and then the "good" music as he walks from the smoke to the ship) and casting off his Vader-type cloak, throwing it to his droid to take inside.

    [image=http://www.hansen.net.nz/starwars/anakin2.jpg] [image=http://www.hansen.net.nz/starwars/anakin.jpg]
    Imperial March Music........Heroic Theme Music.

    Unfortunately his droid wasn't looking as he was patting R2 and the cloak wrapped around him.

    You'll notice 3PO is still holding his master's cloak in the final scene.

    I certainly don't see the cloak landing on 3PO as showing Anakin's evil side - but if you do, more power to you... :D
  15. masterskywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 2, 2001
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    Uh, droids aren't PEOPLE you know. They're supposed to do whatever their masters need them to... Anakin just tossed him his cloak, 3P0 was just slow on the catch.

    Heh heh, that girl who "REALLY" missed her droid in Knights of the Old Republic still cracks me up. [face_laugh]
  16. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    BTW, jp, I did notice the Vader-esque silloette as Anakin strode through the mist and the Imperial March played.

    Cool stuff indeed. :)
  17. STUBRIS Jedi Master

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    Dec 11, 2001
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    LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!
    Don't understand why some aren't too keen on Padme though? She looks beautiful, in fact, the moment between her and Anakin was more touching than anything in AOTC.
    Palpy shutting up Yoda was priceless as was Shaak Ti charging alongside the great green one.
  18. paxpussey Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 10, 2003
    cool,but too short....
    it was great the same
  19. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I agree on that the moment between Padmé and Anakin was the best in the whole episode, it nearly made me cry. And that dress is stunning! I just love how it combines so much of elements from her AOTC costumes.
  20. lighteninggun Jedi Knight

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  21. lightsaber_wielder Jedi Master

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    Well, I've just come in after watching Assault on Muunilinst, Part I, and...

    WOW! How incredibly awesome was that? :D I was very impressed, and that episode definitely eliminated any lingering doubts that I had about this series. I was sceptical at first, but now that's definitely changed. ;)

    I enjoyed the opening sequence of different action shots. The music complemented it perfectly. It was great to see different Jedi doing their things throughout the war (previews of what is to come?). Luminara and Barris were excellent. :cool:

    I'm also impressed with the voices, which are actually quite good compared to those of other tie-in cartoons to films, Yoda and Obi-Wan especially so. I haven't seen Chapter Two yet, so I'm interested to find out what Anakin sounds like.

    Padmé and her costume look spot on. The last sequence was very much like the end of AOTC, but I guess that was to get us ready for the rest of the series.

    Overall, a wonderful beginning for what looks to be a very promising series indeed! These episodes should make for a good feature once compiled together on a DVD. :D

    (If we were reviewing this, I'd be giving it 10/10.)
  22. Darth_Zoo Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2002
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    The first episode was the best for me. A+
    I think they have gone downhill these past 2 episodes but my spirits are high to introduce Durge tonight!

    Who here loved Yoda on that Taun-Taunesque creature at the start. I DID! :D
  23. MexChewie Jedi Master

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    Apr 19, 2002
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    My only minor complaint is that the music, the Imperial March and did not fit as well as it did in the movie. Across the Stars was ok. I'll live with it.Just My Opinion.

    Everything was great.
  24. durbnpoisn TFN Staff Cast & Crew Database

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    I wonder why Anakin has another droid instead of Artoo?

    There is actually a very good answer for this.

    The droids used in the Jedi fighters are not a complete droid. Just the head, really. For all intents and purposes, they are litterally part of the ship. In other words, R2 would have to be taken apart and integrated into the ship, unlike all other ship models where he just slides into a compartment.

    Me = nerd.

    I just watched the 4th episode a minute ago. Awesome!! Best one yet!! Lots of great violence, plus some characters we've never seen before.

    Who was the big guy with the lance?
  25. masterskywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 2, 2001
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    Durge, uber bounty hunter. ;)
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