Clone Wars The Clone Wars: Episode 322: Wookiee Hunt Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Barriss_Coffee, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 4 IN THIS THREAD.

    Use the Preview Clips Thread for the discussion of content from preview clips!!!


    <img src="http://starwars.com/img/theclonewars/guide/epguide322.jpg">

    A great student is what the teacher hopes to be.

    Synopsis: As Ahsoka and her allies struggle to evade the Trandoshan hunters, their efforts receive an unexpected boost when a new captive -- Chewbacca the Wookiee -- arrives.

    Director: Dave Filoni
    Writer: Bonnie Mark

    Key Characters: Ahsoka Tano, Chewbacca

    Key Locales: Wasskah, Coruscant


    Read more on the Official Episode Guide HERE!


    Remember folks: This episode is set to air next Saturday on Sky TV, March 26th. It will be broadcast on April 1st on Cartoon Network.

    If you are avoiding spoilers for this episode until April 1st, avoid this thread!!!/>
  2. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Too soon for this thread.
  3. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Interesting that they're posting both episode guides.

    That's a little strange.
  4. mighty_mouse_droid Jedi Master

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    It's not like it was a big secret or anything, with the OS having HUGE Chewie pictures plastered all over it. Sky probably just said: meh, let's just get it over with.
  5. ILuvJarJar Force Ghost

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    Can't wait for this episode, and I doubt that it wont live to expectations because S1 and S2's finales were great.

    Here's hoping to end S3 off with a bang.
  6. FistoFan93 Jedi Grand Master

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    Seeing that we now have had a stand-alone, three-part and two-part season finale, I think I prefer a stand-alone finale. It just works better. Or perhaps it's because Hostage Crisis was just such a fantastic episode.
  7. JediRaanic Jedi Master

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    I dunno, I find myself looking forward to Wookie Hunt more then I did for Hostage Crisis.

    -JR
  8. Swashbucklingjedi Game Winner

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    Why it had to be just Chewbacca?- New fresh wookiee-character to be Ahsoka's furry friend would have been better IMO- than just the same Chewie from OT- nothing really wrong but still we have had plenty of actual OT-folk like Mon Mothma and Tarkin etc. and i think they won't reuse Chewie model- not even recolored- that's bad... we need Wookieesenator etc. some random background wookiees maybe.....
  9. ILuvJarJar Force Ghost

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    I'm really glad that it's Chewie.

    With more OT characters, TCW feels more reminiscent of the saga than its own thing.

    I mean I just had a "wow, that was awesome" moment when Ahsoka said in awe, "It's a Wookiee".
  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I'm hoping their decision to use Chewbacca wasn't part of some scheme to bring back the old "young Han Solo" idea they had planned for ROTS. I know they like to bring back unused movie ideas, but that's one I'd rather not see developed past the concept art stage.
  11. Swashbucklingjedi Game Winner

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    I have nothing against seeing Solo in place where he could be- if they actually would accept EU-background and would have Garris Shrike in some episode meeting some non-major character maybe even jedi but undercover or something- needs a ride and asks from a local cantina- pretty much like how Han himself was brought to SW-story- Young Solo would be in right place- as young member of his crew- being ordered around etc. they could also change his backstory but as long as he would be in company of pirate/smuggler folk i have no issues- of course he shouldn't be too much with jedi- but he mentions "simple tricks" being part of "the Force" so he don't necessarily need to remain out of reach of all jedi influence- better would be if he would meet jedi not knowing that he/she is a jedi- not Obi-Wan or Anakin of course- but well meeting anyone from Kit Fisto to Plo Koon or even Ahsoka wouldn't hurt my feelings or wouldn't ruin his character in any way- he says he have seen a lot and in galaxy as small as this it actually feels odd if we don't see him...... at the time he should be around ten...

    GL had that idea he would be raised by wookiees- not as good as pirates i think though- but well Filoni said he don't want to do Solo episode.... not necessarily needed of course but i would like to see him as badly treated cabin boy of pirates- that would explain his cocky attitude when he is captain himself-

    then of course we could see Millenium Falcon- it's even in ROTS- it had blue markings at the time- haha would be too funny if Hondo would have it too- he already had Slave 1 for some time..... small galaxy that is[face_laugh]
  12. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Yeah, Han himself I have no problem seeing. I just don't want to see his backstory get steamrolled. I'm not always a fan of everything the EU does, but his backstory in the novels is really, really good. I suppose if he met Chewy in the show it wouldn't be as bad as say, Even Piell's death, but it would still detract from the novels.

    I also don't want a young Han meeting up with Ahsoka...[face_worried]
  13. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    I don't want to see Han Solo. I want to see his long-lost identical older brother, Dan Solo. Who dies in the fiery inferno of a crashed YT-1300 while smuggling spice from Kessel with his Wookiee friend, Dewbacca.
  14. Robimus Force Ghost

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    Considering that Han, based on the films, seems to not even believe in the Force makes me think they should keep him far away from the Jedi and their allies.
  15. rumblewagon Jedi Grand Master

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    They won't bring in Han Solo, but Chewbacca will save Ahsoka which will mean that Ahsoka will owe a life debt to Chewie. He will save her again on Kashyyyk during Order 66 which will mean two life debts owed. They will likely get separated later on during the Dark Times.
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  17. Swashbucklingjedi Game Winner

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    He says he don't believe it will control his destiny- he seems to know it's ancient weapons (he is not surprised at all about lightsaber) and 'simple tricks' (force push may be "simple trick" in galaxy as odd as that)- or was Solo on Dathomir where stuff was conjured from nowhere?:p - not even to mention Indiana Jones Han's clone on Earth[face_laugh] - sees all kind of supernatural stuff but somehow manages to be sceptic afterwards- Temple of Doom is prequel you know but in Raiders he seem not to believe in supernatural powers of the ark while he witnessed obviously supernatural rituals in India..... also Jar Jar originally didn't believe in the Force either in TPM... Han also seems to know jedi in ROTJ- "Jedi knight?" and he don't believe Luke would really be a jedi knight.... so even Han meeting Jedi wouldn't ruin the canon any more than Qui-Gon on Mortis or that entire Mortis-arc that didn't make clear sense with continuity......

    Why is that? They are supposedly part of the same universe... and unlike Anakin meeting Grievous or Obi-Wan meeting Han- Ahsoka meeting Han wouldn't conflict with movies- of course Ahsoka's forcesensitivity is bit prob- but we cannot know- what if she abandons jedi -becomes starship mechanic and decides that no mystical energyfield controls her destiny and Force is after all simple tricks and nonsense [face_laugh] Seems rather unlikely though and out of her character.... but we cannot know for sure- just like carbonfreezing thing in citadel- movies never clearly state Han have never seen a jedi before he says he haven't seen "anything that would make him to believe that there is the allpowerful Force controlling everything"- so he have heard of the Force at least- heard 'nonsense' and seen 'simple tricks' that are explained to him by the Force- and he may even believe "ok it controls something"- but not everything - that is what he says he won't buy- it's not same as "I've never seen a jedi before"......

    damn he could even date Soka[face_laugh] - not that he should- that idea pretty much sucks[face_laugh] - but she is just few years older- represents Han's favorite girltype (much like Leia) and Han is known to date non-humans before..... but no... Hansoka-theory sucks [face_sick] I just said it so no one else has to say it again:D

    Anyway i think we could see some backgroundjedi working undercover and meeting young Solo aboard random pirate vessel or something- shouldn't he be aboard Garris Shrike's ship at the time- novels happen after ROTS i believe but during the wars he was already in Shrike's crew? Would be easy to make it EU-logic by using those EU-characters- Ventress arc proved they can do it- her master remained pretty much unchanged while being EU-character... and Shrike has no looks created to him only description in novel- correct?....
  18. ILuvJarJar Force Ghost

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    I think that I'd be OK is Han appeared eventually.

    He would be a pretty good foil to Ahsoka's character.
  19. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    OK on a serious note, no no no no no NO. The addition of any more OT characters and it just proves even further that they are blatant marketing tools to incite extra interest and gain extra views. And often any OT stuff isn't even used well in the context of the episode (or in the case of Boba Fett, just awful in general[face_sick]) but people still go "OMG it's a nod to the OT this episode is automatically AMAZING":rolleyes:[face_tired] Seriously, no. It's not necessary to the story to throw in an obvious quote from ANH (rewatching Padawan Lost as many times as I have this weekend I've become more critical towards it) and it often feels completely out of place and poorly delivered.
    A Han Solo arc would just inevitably cock up his backstory so more retcons and the character will be completely different to how he is in the films.
  20. Swashbucklingjedi Game Winner

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    Well "Don't get cocky" was too obvious and not really working in Padawan Lost.... I don't think Han-arc is needed but EU-logic Han-cameo would be nice- if only it would be EU-logic.... hey have a little faith- they can do eu-logic stuff- portrayal of young Han wouldn't need to be even big part of story he would be something like Jaybo Hood but not as cocky captain as he is in OT of course... The worst thing in Boba was lame "I see now i've done terrible things- but you started it when you murdered my Father- I'll never forgive you!":oops: That dialogue sucked really..... retcons would also be easy if GL necessarily wants to mess up with Han in TCW- but I think he eventually will anyway- so in TCW there is possibility of eu-logic if they won't put Han in TCW they will do something else- and that may not have anyone -with even same amount of eu-knowledge as Filoni- doing it....
  21. EHT New Films Manager

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    I'm OK with TCW showing wookiees, but I wish it wasn't Chewbacca himself. But having Han Solo in TCW would just be a really bad idea, and having him actually meet Ahsoka or any other Jedi would be even worse.
  22. Senator Kelberry Force Ghost

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    I will be most interested to see if Chewie is on his own or if he's got a partner of some sort. But like others have said, absolutely NOT Han Solo. I formally join the campaign of NO Han Solo in TCW!

  23. Robimus Force Ghost

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    You know what, why don't they just kill Chewbacca... because that would be awesome. I don't want Lucas to be so tied up by his own stories that he can't create interesting new ones.

    Seriously Swash, your going on about nothing. I never said it would ruin continuity and was clearly talking about Han in ANH.....not Han in The Courtship of Princess Leia.

    Luke asks him point blank in ANH (please note the destinction of what I'm saying. I'm not talking about Han in Tattooine Ghost) if he believes in the Force, Han's answer sidesteps the question.

    Again I'm not talking about Han in Millennium Falcon. Not Han in Air Force One, not Han in Patroit Games, Han in ANH is clearly sceptical about the Force and its influence on the galaxy.
  24. JediRaanic Jedi Master

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    Please no Han Solo in this episode. One of the first EU books written after Episode 4 were the Han Solo Adventures which I have had the pleasure of reading and this is where Han meets Chewie. Granted this is pre-ANH, but I don't recall Ahsoka in that book...

    Please George, Chewie is bad enough, please please please no Han.

    -JR
  25. Game3525 Force Ghost

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    Why not?

    Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see kid Han. But it seems he was already familiar with the Jedi in ANH( "Simple tricks and nonsense"), so I don't see how him meeting a Jedi(not Skywalker, Kenobi, or Yoda) would come into conflict with the movies.