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TCW Episode The Clone Wars: Episode 302: ARC Troopers Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Garth Maul, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [hl=black]PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 303 OR LATER IN THIS THREAD.

    Use the General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed) thread for any discussion beyond Episode 302![/hl]


    <img src="http://www.starwars.com/img/theclonewars/guide/epguide302.jpg">

    "Fighting a war tests a soldier's skills, defending his home tests a soldier's heart."

    Synopsis: The Separatists launch a major attack on the Republic cloning facilities on Kamino.

    Director: Kyle Dunlevy
    Writer: Cameron Litvack

    Key Characters: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Asajj Ventress, General Grievous, Fives, Echo, 99, Shaak Ti
    Key Locales: Kamino

    Explore the Official Episode Guide [link=http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/guide/episode302.html]HERE[/link]
     
  2. Garth Maul

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    I'm guessing that this episode has ARC Troopers and the first one is about Clone Cadets.


    EDIT: From Big Shiny Robot:

    On the heels of ?Clone Cadets? comes ?ARC Troopers,? which revisits the clones after the notable events of ?Rookies? ? with the surviving squad members tasked with defending Kamino from a large-scale Separatist attack. After the Republic repulses the Separatists? first assault, the real threat begins. Asajj Ventress, General Grievous and an army of droids rise out of the planet?s oceans, determined to destroy the clone production facilities ? and the clones themselves are the last line of desperate defense.

    ?This episode raises the stakes in a really spectacular way. This is big space opera; this is why you want to own an HD TV. It?s basically the scale of a Star Wars movie ? on TV,? says Baker. ?It?s awesome. I?m so very proud of this show; it?s exciting to make this kind of episode work. And it?s such a team effort. There?s an army of artists working to make this compelling and moving.
    This is extraordinary storytelling.?

    And it?s just the beginning. In a galaxy far, far away?much to learn there still is.
     
  3. Koonster

    Koonster Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Can't wait for this episode, but I just can't understand how 99 will be a main character in both episodes [face_thinking]
     
  4. ILuvJarJar

    ILuvJarJar Jedi Knight star 6

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    I can't wait to see the cast from Rookies again! That was by far one of the better S1 episodes. :)
     
  5. FistoFan93

    FistoFan93 Jedi Knight star 4

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    I wonder if we'll see Shaak Ti in a lightsaber duel in this episode.
     
  6. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    99's voice does not fit the character. Something was definitely odd with it.
     
  7. apotampkin

    apotampkin Jedi Knight star 2

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    99 appeals to my girly, fuzzy heart... I already like him [face_batting]
     
  8. Garth Maul

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    It's incongruous because he looks old and you're not used to hearing Baker's voice in an old man. ;)
     
  9. Gry Sarth

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    I think it's an incongruity that works, because it reminds you that 99 is not as old as he seems. He could actually be younger than Echo and Fives.
     
  10. Armchair_Admiral

    Armchair_Admiral Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder if any of the survivors from 'Rookies' will end up toast in this episode...
     
  11. FistoFan93

    FistoFan93 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Probably they'll save them so they can die in another episode :p
     
  12. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Jedi Fortune Cookies are pretty decent this time around.
     
  13. fistofan1

    fistofan1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Same here...a guy can have a fuzzy heart, can't he? :p

    Seriously, though. 99 seems like the kind of character this show needs. One thing I've been hoping for in this show is a link to the real world. Every character seems to have a superpower. (Or in the clones' case, super training.) Having a normal person contribute should really add some depth to the story since you can relate to him.

     
  14. Gry Sarth

    Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod star 5

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    Yeah, pretty good so far.
     
  15. apotampkin

    apotampkin Jedi Knight star 2

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    Sure, and girly too :p
     
  16. fistofan1

    fistofan1 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd love to see her figgt General Grievous and lose. She wouldn't die of course, but her losing to Grievois has been an ongoing plot point in the overall CW story.

    And if, right before she fights him, Shaak Ti hears his feet clanking, I'll be extremely happy. :D
     
  17. Rexter-fangirl

    Rexter-fangirl Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Don't know if this preview has been posted yet..


    Rexter - the preview clips for the individual episodes go in the "Preview Clips (Heavy Spoilers)" thread. Thanks, G_M.

    And it seems the cadets from Death Trap have returned.. minus Jax and Whiplash..
     
  18. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It has. :p
     
  19. Koonster

    Koonster Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Shaak Ti vs. Grievous, it already has a nostalgic ring to it :p
     
  20. FistoFan93

    FistoFan93 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Shaak Ti vs Ventres?? A bit of a weird combination, though.
     
  21. Koonster

    Koonster Jedi Youngling star 2

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    After rewatching the clip (sorry if this is wrong thread)... EDITED

    Yeah, it's the wrong thread. Comments about content from the preview clips should be confined to the Preview Clips thread until the episode is released. Thanks. - Gry
     
  22. Vepariga

    Vepariga Jedi Youngling star 2

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    seeing those octopus craft in action will be awesome,not long till we see it now guys!
     
  23. SpecialOpsUnit

    SpecialOpsUnit Jedi Master star 4

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    Little less than 3 hours! Can't wait.
     
  24. Darth_Zandalor

    Darth_Zandalor Jedi Master star 4

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    Ughh, so apart from the lack of Seppie Victory, this episode was excellent, just as good as Cadets. Grievous was tops in this episode. He was intimidating, commanding, and he wasn't going to take crap from Ventress one bit.

    I have to say that the pacing in this episode was top notch. It was great to see just how much stuff they crammed into a single episode. This is up there with Point Rain for the most widespread battle we've seen yet. A space battle, infiltration, snipers, rocket troopers, underwater combat, lightsaber fights, and widespread firefights.

    The supposed cut scene with Ventress is easily spotted, but its not that bad. I'm still confused though that they would allow child soldiers and fetus genocide, they can't get away with one kiss.

    Visually stunning, especially the opening Space Battle. The water effects were great as well.

    Still, I was hoping like Gry to see a victory. For a minute or two, I thought that Ventress was going to get away with the Fett Genome, which would have made for a great plot following the hints about deteriorating clones from Cadets earlier. Unfortunately, it wasn't so. Ah well, we still got heavy action, two of the best saber fights on the show so far, and a very strong two parter to kick off the season.
     
  25. Zorkel567

    Zorkel567 Jedi Master star 4

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    I didn't realize how linked this episode is with Rookies- but I'm loving it! Rookies has been my second favorite episode in the entire series- behind only Ambush. 99...
     
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