Clone Wars Which is Better? (Genndy's CW vs. TCW)

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  1. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    Okay, now that we've got a good grip of the feel of The Clone Wars, which is better? The new series or the old one?

    I would say I like the new one better. The original was great, but it never really had much depth to it, just action.

    What does everyone else think?

  2. XCell Jedi Master

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    Micro-series: better.
  3. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    My opinion, the new one.
  4. GGrievous Chosen One

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    Per this, and I also enjoyed the old Clone Wars Adventure comics.
  5. Ludo_Kressh Jedi Grand Master

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    Definitely the new one!
  6. Game3525 Force Ghost

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    TCW series is better by far IMO.
  7. Sith-Spitter01 Jedi Knight

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    The new one has far superior writing if you ask me. It's willing to address, both subtly and openly, more mature topics. But the micro series was able to do a lot of action and story even though its episode times and run was much shorter. I have trouble choosing
  8. Drewton Force Ghost

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    Micro-series for me, definitely. For some reason Volume 1 is one of my favourite EU works.

    In my opinion, the pros and cons of each series:
    Microseries
    Pros
    *Action-packed and fun.
    *Nothing cringeworthy.
    *Mace Windu was awesome.
    *Grievous was awesome.
    *Except for Durge, I could take the villains (Asajj Ventress and Grievous) seriously.
    *Didn't make a mess of continuity.
    *Anakin's dark moments.

    Cons
    *Short episodes.
    *Exaggerated powers - personally, I can look over this, but some people can't.
    *Durge could have been in Men in Black.
    *Not much depth.

    Filoni series
    Pros
    *Longer episodes.
    *More potential.
    *Some more in depth stuff, like in The Hidden Enemy.
    *Better animation.

    Cons
    *Ahsoka.
    *Jar Jar.
    *Ziro the Hutt.
    *Padme constantly being captured and needed to be rescued.
    *Making a mess of continuity.
    *Very cringeworthy parts.
    *Anakin and Obi-Wan joking about Dooku's age.
    *Can't take Grievous seriously at all, a stereotype Saturday morning cartoon villain.
  9. WookieeWarrior9 Jedi Knight

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    IMO, the new series had more depth than the old one the day the first trailer came out. I enjoyed the old one at the time, but I haven't watched any of it in years.
  10. XCell Jedi Master

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  11. TheMacUnleashed Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm equal. I did like the animation of the first one better (long story short, I really don't like all CGI shows). However, the new one has much more actual plot, and a lot of room for character development

    Then again, the old one didn't have Ahsoka, had Asajj appear a lot more, and the scene with Anakin's vision was pretty cool. :p

    Yeah, definitely a tie.
  12. Orliaan-Nabberie Jedi Knight

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    Hmm; I like both, but in different ways. The microseries was great because it really treated the subject material seriously and touched on darker stuff than even the movies did, but TCW is good, too, because it's more expansive and has more character development.
  13. koonfan Jedi Grand Master

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    New one, though I enjoyed the old one immensely too.

    The old one made use of its short length to justify how EPIC and CINEMATIC it felt, what with all its angles and moments and shots.

    The new one works to actually SUSTAIN all those action and plots, and it has done pretty well so far to me.

    Besides that, I'm a sucker for characters (especially characters you like), so seeing the new series do justice to a number of (cough) beloved background characters is a real treat.
  14. XCell Jedi Master

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    Micro-series had Plo Koon too..;)
  15. ArrogantJedi Jedi Master

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    New one, hands down - absolutely no contest.
  16. koonfan Jedi Grand Master

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    True, and we saw how faithful he was to his movie portrayals, sitting there with folded hands, looking EPIC and CINEMATIC. [face_laugh];)
    I kid, I kid. I'm sure anyone can tell that my enjoyment is not solely dependent a singular character. :p
  17. divinerose Jedi Knight

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    I definitely prefer the micro-series. I can't even watch the new series - the animation makes everything look really creepy, IMO.
  18. SpecialOpsUnit Force Ghost

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    TCW by far. The micro series had it's moments but it had no depth in it at all. The clones were nothing but common foot soldiers with no personality, no free thinking. TCW give us clones who have the ability to think on their own and actually prove their worth on the battlefield and state their own opinions. I also hated how strong the Jedi were, they were shown to be able to single handily win the war on their own.

    Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it a lot especially the attack on Corscuant but TCW blows it away.

    Microseries did give us Captain Fordo but TCW gives us Captain Rex and Commander Cody*.


    *Yes we all know he was in ROTS but we didn't see much of him.
  19. vong333 Force Ghost

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    The micro series. I also agree with Drewton. The micro series did real well and won both Annie and Emmy industry awards. This new series has got no award wins, the stories are good in some, bad in others. I would have liked these clone wars to have been done with good 2-d animation instead of this over priced one. But that's just me.

    Grevious in this series is just horrible. I liked the Grevious of the micro series. Now he was a real bad ass.

    Beleive it or not I also liked Durge, tough guy to beat.

    Ziro the Hutt.....man ......I better not....I keep thinking the movie "The Birdcage" and all the .......in South Beach. Heck there is one that works in Armani that sounds like Ziro and acts like him too.

    Jar Jar ...nope

    still haven't seen the sphat used in the clone war series.

    but

    overall though, the new animation with its many episodes released plus the ones that they have coming out in the future really does give you the wide over look of what the war meant to the jedi, Republic, Separtisits, Senate and the overall galaxy. This series really does help out AOTC which I thought was a horrible movie. It also enhances ROTS and at the end can really understand why Anakin really does turn to the dark side.

    So I am not going to just bash the new clone wars. One thing I really like about these stories is that for once you really don't need all those comic books and novels. You can just watch the movies and these stories and really get a good sense of thimgs. It's also good that GL is very heavily involved in the series. It keepe authenticity which is good for the GL universe, but does not bode well for the EU.
  20. GGrievous Chosen One

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    Cody was in the original micro series.
  21. ILuvJarJar Force Ghost

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    TCW (the new seeries) is better by far. Each episode has the same feel that the saga of films do.
  22. Game3525 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that is why I think TCW is greater the CW.
  23. MistrX Force Ghost

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    Usually I'm not much into the apples and oranges thing (heck, even apples and oranges can be compared), but the two CW shows are so different, even with the Taylor, Burton, and Kane crossovers. While I love Genndy's series, to the point where I consider its lead-up to be truer canon than the fantastic Labyrinth of Evil sequence of events, we just get so much more with the new series. Genndy's gets more quality per minute, but Filoni's lets us get so in depth with this period in the story and has some of the best portrayals of the characters out there. I'm going with the new series, with its greater amount of content.
  24. ArrogantJedi Jedi Master

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    Yep, the way the clones have been done in this series is just one of the many areas why the TCW is just so much better than the micro-series. You know they've done a good job when you remember individual clone trooper names, despite the fact that technically, they are just "regular grunts", so to speak - Waxer, Boil, Chopper, Jester, Hardcase, Fives, Echo, to name a few.:D
  25. Mond Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm leaning towards the new one.

    Old Series pros:

    - better, genuinely frightening Grievous
    - more mature feel (sort of)
    - scary Palpatine/Sidious
    - familiarity of 2d animation kept aging Gen-Xers from whining about it wrecking their childhoods

    Cons:

    - Not much actual story to speak of
    - Just a bunch of fighting, for the most part
    - Some really dumb-looking character designs
    - Ridiculous over the top powers
    - Conspicuous lack of Nute Gunray content

    New series pros:

    - Beautiful animation that keeps getting better and better
    - Seemingly endless menagerie of awesome, creative new characters
    - Actual stories/plots
    - More wildly, unabashedly creative in general (possibly owing to direct Lucas involvement)
    - Frequent appearances by Nute Gunray and Neimoidians

    Cons:

    - Loser version of Grievous
    - Often less "mature" content than Genndy series (sort of)
    - Un-scary Mr. Rogers-esque Palpatine/Sidious
    - Aliens speaking English/Basic when an alien language would work better
    - Karina
    - Can't decide what demographic it's targeting

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