Clone Wars Official "The Clone Wars" Series Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by RevantheJediMaster, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    Pretty good point.

    It also doesn't really matter. There's lots of problems you can find with the Yavin space battle in ANH too but sometimes you can overlook things if it results in strong scenes and tense action.

    Question: Would an EMP work on Grievous? I know he's a cyborg, but what would happen there?
  2. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    I agree that what if questions are alot of fun. I would totally laugh to see him drop like a ton of bricks after getting hit buy one, particularly in that dumbass scene in the Youngling arc when he's just standing there laughing like a moron when Slave I is shooting him up. It's hard to imagine Grievous could get lower.
  3. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    @anakinfansince1983 I had a feeling you were gonna dig the youngling arc more than you thought, glad you did!
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  4. JediGirl_Angelina Force Ghost

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    That's kinda what they did for CEII this summer. The Maul arc was presented as a movie version, as "uncut/director's cut".
  5. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Bombard them with emails and see if that works :p

    (I severely doubt TBH).
  6. adamclark83 Jedi Grand Master

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    Whose idea was it to cancel this show and why did they?
  7. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Disney wanted to air the show on their channels but contract agreements with CN meant that they couldn't do so. Warner would have continued to profit from a show that Disney would be making for them. From what I am lead to believe Disney really wanted TCW on its channels but couldn't, however they are able to release what was already in production providing it doesn't air on tv, unless they've reached an agreement with that now, but I doubt it. Disney are not the bad guys as people make them out to believe. They have found a solution to allow it to wind down and not give it an out-right cancellation with nothing new to ever be released.
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  8. Swashbucklingjedi Game Winner

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    In Shadow Warrior Gungans actually use those plasma bombs on him that work kinda like EMP- so they seem to paralyze him bug not to kill him outright. Same could happen for vader[face_thinking] Imagine if Han would've shooted at him with EMP instead of Blaster in ESB- Vader could have paralyzed and fainted.... not so cool for a sith lord[face_laugh]
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  9. SithStarSlayer Ntwadumela: he who greets w/ fire Prequel & SWTV

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    Vader eats thermal detonators for breakfast, an EMP would be little more than an after-the-meal breath mint.

    Good thing Vader did.:p


    -I think it was mentioned in either the Force Unleashed novel, or the Vader reconstruction book.
  10. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Disney's, cause they don't want us to have nice things
  11. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    Wasn't it equally Lucas' decision? It's been reported several times that he was personally funding the show, and he's not going to be a part of Rebels. He's stepping away from the franchise.
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  12. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Both their faults then
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  13. darth fluffy Jedi Grand Master

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    Trespass reminds me of Tatooine in KOTOR.
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  14. Darth Kickass Jedi Master

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    All the talk about Grievous being inept got me thinking. Did Sidious really want him to be overly successful? Was defeating the Republic forces really part of his master plan? Grievous was a pawn. Dooku was a pawn. The whole point of the Clone Wars from Sidious' perspective was causing conflict. Unrest. Creating a man made catastrophe to convince the citizens of the Republic they needed the security his Empire would provide for them was his aim. If Grievous had been successful in "winning" the Clone Wars for the CIS it would have severely hampered his plans.
  15. Togruta Force Ghost

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    I still think Lucas didn't want Grievous to seem too much like Vader, and that's why he's the kind of cliche villain who looks flashy and gloats, but gets pwned in the end.
  16. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Since Sidious has near complete control over the Republic and CIS, Grievous' competency is largely irrelevant to Sidious' success. If Grievous gets too good at his job, Sidious can feed the Republic the info they need to beat him. If Grievous is too weak, Sidious can feed Grievous the info he needs to win a few.
  17. Darth Kickass Jedi Master

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    I think we're coming from the same viewpoint here. My response was more about people viewing Grievous as a "moustache twirling villain". He had his moments but he was not Sith. It never was Sidious' intention to destroy the Republic. He never was a villain who was supposed to succeed, so people who complain about how he always lost and ran away with his tail tucked are (IMO) missing the point of the character's purpose.
  18. cwustudent Force Ghost

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    Last night on The Legend of Korra, there were four TCW voice-actors: Barbara Goodson, Stephen Stanton, Jim Cummings, and DBB.
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  19. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Nah, we're not really on the same page.

    If Grievous' competency is largely irrelevant to the outcome of the war, then there's no reason Grievous can't be competent, instead of a totally worthless joke of a character with the rank of Supreme Commander of the Droid Army.

    TCW had a choice with Grievous. They chose poorly.
  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Grievous was actually threatening in the micro series. The issue in TCW was the writing, not any intention for Grievous' character.
  21. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    I was entertained by Grievous in the micro-series but I can't count a lot of his stuff in it in my personal canon. He takes on too many Jedi Masters at once too regularly.
  22. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    From all the talk prior to ROTS' premiere, that was supposedly how he got all his lightsabers. I'm normally not a fan of characters taking on several victims at once had coming out unscathed, but when Grievous, Yoda and Mace did it in the micro series, it didn't bother me.
  23. The Shadow Emperor Jedi Grand Master

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    Y'know, I thought I was getting a Talzin-esque vibe from the shaman lady when I first saw the episode, but it wasn't until my rewatch earlier today that I made the connection. :p
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  24. Sable_Hart Force Ghost

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    I'm more or less satisfied with how George and Dave portray Grievous as a warrior.

    At the end of the day, Grievous's "ostensible" role is as a military commander and tactician. That is where he should have been depicted as a nigh-unstoppable juggernaut.
  25. SpecialOpsUnit Force Ghost

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    Unfortunately not a lot of communication was done between Lucas and the collaborators of the micro-series because Grievous wasn't supposed to be like that at all.