Now that the show has been cancelled, I'll just get my 2c on the subject. If people are allowed to post their whine threads about how they hate the show, I'm going to squeeze a thread in about the shows impact on me. May 19th, 2005: My dad was overseas fighting in Afghanistan, I was ten years old and I spent my time after school glossing over news about Star Wars Episode III, which is how I stumbled across TFN. I'm a member of the generation who grew up watching the prequels as nothing lesser than the originals (still do, matter of fact) - Star Wars had a universal resonance with my generation. I never got into the comics, I wasn't very interested in them though the novels retained some of my interest. Revenge of the Sith came out in a huge woop-de-doo, I delayed going to see it so I could go to the theaters to see it when my dad came home from deployment on June 1st. Then that was it. To me and everyone else it seemed - Star Wars was over. There were no plans at the time for the sequel trilogy, so I stopped paying attention to the news about Star Wars once Revenge of the Sith came out on DVD. I was huge into NASA, around that time the space shuttles were coming back after the loss of Columbia (I actually got to see the Return To Flight of Discovery in July 2005 - one of the perks of living in Florida) I found out about The Clone Wars when they announced plans for the theatrical release (I think it was February 2008, not entirely sure - but I was in 8th grade at the time) and I went to see it when it came out in August 2008.. I feel like I can't entirely blame people who only saw the theatrical release and say "yea, this show sucks".. but still, I decided to give the series a chance when it came out in my first semester of High School. Ambush hooked me, it's still one of my favorite of the series. Yoda was awesome, the clones were awesome - and it really felt like I was sucked back into this great fantasy world. Since then, I watched every last episode of the show and watched as it seemed to grow in maturity and development as I grew up through my teenage years, especially with characters like Ahsoka. I never once saw any of the complaints that fans though it warranted - corny dialogue? So what. Bad scripts? I'd rather watch the worst written episode of TCW over some of the complete trash on television like Jersey Shore and pretty much anything else on Cartoon Network. Still, I got to thinking - this show is probably going to end soon, we're getting close to Revenge of the Sith. The Live Action series is getting put off, there's 1313, and that was pretty much it. Sure enough though.. October 30th, 2012 came. Disney bought LucasFilm. Star Wars Episode VII, VIII, and IX are coming out. Star Wars is back in my mind as much as it was as I was a kid. I'm incredibly elated with joy at the prospect of new Star Wars movies. But I feel though if it wasn't for this show, I wouldn't be. I would have viewed Star Wars as something I was into as a kid - nothing more. Sure I would have gone seen Episode VII, and have been somewhat excited, but I wouldn't be as poured into it as I am now. Now, when I go see all of the next Star Wars movies, I'll feel exactly as I did on May 19th, 2005.. I'm going as a fan instead of just a general moviegoer. Thank you Clone Wars for 5 years of awesome.