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TCW Episode The Clone Wars - Episode 5.3 - Front Runners - discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Seerow, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Looks like the writers decided to end the love quadrangle George Lucas way...make two of the characters brother and sister. Kind of funny.

    Good episode. The animation continues to be amazing from the long-sweeping shots from one location of the city to another and the night animation. I liked the Anakin/Ahsoka interaction a lot, despite Anakin's hypocracy about putting purpose over emotions.
     
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  2. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Big brother complex. <<;
     
  3. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    The problem is that usually they water the best stuff and overdo the boring stuff like the droid poppers now. After over a dozen times in two episodes, I am sick of droid poppers...

    Yet, we see no other side of the issue. I would like to hear a person who thinks the rebels are not a good idea.
     
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  4. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Rebels were a great idea with what the early part of this episode setup. Was a perfect opportunity to show the republic does come up with some really bad and harmful ideas.
     
  5. AkashKedavra_93

    AkashKedavra_93 Moderator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Anakin is such a hypocrite. Can't wait to see Ahsoka finding out about him and Padmé, it's bound to happen sometime.
     
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  6. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He pretty much encouraged Ahsoka I thought. All he said was to put the mission first which is hypocritical but its not like Anakin told her 'no'. He definitively gets what's going on. Ahsoka even get Jealous when Obi-wan and Rex compliment Steela.
     
  7. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    That is what I have been saying too but some people like it. It is just like a smoker telling you not to smoke.

    The more he talks to her about it, the more she will be curious to try.
     
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  8. DM99

    DM99 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    If droid poppers are that effective against droids, why this war is still ongoing? And why CIS is still not doing something against that threat for their army/investement?? Even in our World you can buy electronic stuff which is not effected from EMP anymore.
     
  9. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    There are too many things this show does that makes us wonder why the war is still on for 3 years... like all the failures of it's leaders and the poppers and so on.
     
  10. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I just watched it, and I didn't see Anakin really being a hypocrite. He was telling her that he understood, and then passing along some advice that she could use to keep herself out of trouble. If she started putting Lux before the mission, it would both endanger the mission and make Ahsoka's feelings for Lux obvious to everyone--similar to the scene between Anakin and Obi-Wan on the gunship on Geonosis.
     
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  11. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    How is he a hypocrite for understanding what Ahsoka is gong thru?
     
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  12. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    THAT is 100% hypocrite behaviour! I am shocked you guys pretend to not see it - he is preaching to her NOT to lose focus and too keep an eye on the objectives but he does the opposite all the time.
     
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  13. P.Sam

    P.Sam Jedi Padawan star 1

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    5X03

    An episode not that bad. The fact that the intrigue is simple really does help me appreciate this episode. I think that the best episodes of TCW so far are those whose the scenario are without much pretention and relatively 'simple'. I think they are easier to digest. [​IMG] The season 1 was composed of this kind of episode which probably explain the reason why I found it the worst of the 4 previous season. There are nonetheless a progression of the intrigue in this arc, after the second episode we now got a potential guerilla on Onderon and the Seps are forced to call for reinforcement. The upcoming droid general seems to be an interesting character. We shall see. It looks well for 5X04. The 'He's my brother' in reference to ROTJ was good thinking. Well, I often mention the negative points of the series because I think there are a lot of them but I have to mention the positive as well when I think there is some. That's the case with this episode. I should say that the fact that we've got over (for now) Maul 2.0 help a lot.
     
  14. cwustudent

    cwustudent Jedi Master star 4

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    When they celebrate at the end, Saw grabs Steela before he lifts her in the air. For a split second, I thought, are they gonna kiss? Then she falls on Lux. What does she say? Some awful line, which helps me understand Ahsoka's inner-disgust towards Steela. Floozy.
     
  15. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    The show hopes it's audience is not smart enough to notice the obvious relationship between Saw and Steela. From the first moment I saw them I knew they were brother and sister. The way Saw was hard on Lux was triggered by the fact the Lux is hitting on Steela. What Saw did was normal "big brother looking out for his sister" behaviour.

    It was just silly how they did the final scenes.

    But the silliest moment was the dramatic music during Steela calling him her brother was so over the top that it was just stupid.

    But if we were really kept into the dark about the brother-sister thing then it would have been really funny to see what a floozy Steela is and that she would hug and almost kiss anything.
     
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  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Snip. Nobody is "pretending not to see" anything. We didn't perceive the scene the way you did, but that does not make us "wrong".

    If your perception is that Anakin is a hypocrite, fine, but I'm not sure why you care enough about other people agreeing with you to scream at us about it.
     
  17. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Flaming and personal tacks are not permitted. You have been warned about this.
     
  18. cwustudent

    cwustudent Jedi Master star 4

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    Seriously. No need to make it all dramatic, Steela. In fact, why didn't they introduce themselves that way? "I'm Steela, and this is my brother, Saw Gerrara."
     
  19. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Sadly they did not. Saw intrduced himself to the Jedi. It would rendered such a scene not needed.
     
  20. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    http://www.netlingo.com/word/shouting.php

    Bold faces and multiple explanation points count as well.

    Snip. Feeding.
     
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  21. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Flaming and personal attacks are not allowed, you have been warned about this before.
     
  22. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  23. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    double post due to connection error:oops:
     
  24. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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  25. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lets knock it off and please respect once another differing opinions without resorting to tell each other to chill the **** out or trying to play a mean Dr. Phil with each other. Thank you.