Will TCW Series introduce sentient forces into the CIS?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by tc_cruizer, Sep 6, 2008.

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  1. tc_cruizer Jedi Padawan

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    I really enjoyed the Republic comic series and currently own all the Dark Horse CW TPBs. What I like most is that although the stories revolve around Clone Wars events, they don't consist of the same 'ol American-Revolution style warfare, which in the Star Wars universe would be a mindless forward advancing legion of droids (The Phantom Menace, TCW: Battle at Cristophsis). To be honest, the aforementioned scenario doesn't feel like it poses much of a threat to me, an audience viewer, and even to the protagonists. And in most scenarios, the protagonists aren't even included in this front-line battle and the key to the battle's success overtly depends on some offshoot mission in which some shield-generator or droid-remote must be knocked out. So IMO, in truly engaging story-telling, the focus of a story should start to shift away from the mind-numbing clash of front lines and onto the offshoot missions. (Just think of Saving Private Ryan. A very successful war movie that is composed entirely of an offshoot mission.)

    I liked that the comics, with a more realistic stance on war, injected sentient effort into the war raged by the Confederacy of Intergalactic Systems. Meaning the Separatists were usually allied with planetary forces. For example, the Battle of Jabiim, or Battle at Brentaal IV. The sentients added a certain sense of realistic threat, that cannot be achieved by dumb droids. Even at the Battle of Geonosis, the Geonosians allied with the droid army. What I saw at the Battle of Teth and Cristophsis were NO alien/sentient forces -- on neither the Republic or Confederacy side. Supposedly *key* battles on *key* planets, but then where did the native species go!! So my question is this -- in the upcoming TCW TV series, will we start to see sentient species more involved in the clone wars. Or will we expect to see 100 episodes of purely clone-on-droid action?
  2. JediMasterShawn Jedi Knight

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    No, there won't be huge battles every episode.
  3. JediOverlord Jedi Grand Master

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    I've seen stuff about an Duros bounty hunter named Cad Bane (who looks kinda cool, BTW) who might be working for the CIS, but I don't think that's what you mean.
  4. WedgeWalker Jedi Knight

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    Well, the CIS did have a few sentient commanders in the film (Ventriss, General Loathsome). And of course Grievous, when he shows up, will definitely be a sentient. The 2D CW show had the Quarren Isolation League fighting on the side of the CIS.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the show does include some non-droid combatants fighting with the CIS.

    But, remember, droid killing doesn't pose the ratings problems that humanoid/alien killing presents. So non-droid combatants are necessarily going to have to be limited.
  5. VladTheImpaler Jedi Master

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    I would love to see some non-droid forces from the CIS. Remember the opening crawl of ROTS? It mentions that there are heroes on both sides. It's hard to imagine a mindless battledroid being a hero in any way. The only way there can be heroes is if there are real people(or aliens or whatever--you know what I mean) who are fighting in something they believe in.

    That said, I don't expect the show to focus on it much, just because of ratings issues if nothing else.
  6. Yee_Moh Jedi Knight

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    Aug 25, 2005
    I hope so, because I'd love to see more of Lushros Dofine. He was Grievous' Neimoidian right-hand-man and commanded warships both at the Battle of Geonosis and the Battle of Coruscant. But besides Lushros, there already are sentient forces that are involved in the CIS armies that would be really cool to see on TV: I know there's a CIS Shadowfeed in one of the Insider mags that mentions Neimoidian conscripts and Gossam soldiers.
  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    GOSSAM COMMANDOS! GOSSAM COMMANDOS! [face_praying]

    The CIS had cool troops when they made use of them:
    [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/e/e5/CIS_Troops.jpg]
  8. ChrisMathers Jedi Knight

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    After seeing that picture, I wanna see some clones fighting a bunch of those Neimoidian soldiers in a Great War style trench battle.

    Also, while it'd be great to see some more living Separatist soldiers, I think it'd also be great to see some Republic Army officers who aren't clones. I mean, we see Republic Navy officers like Pellaeon and Dodonna and Yularen, but the only Army guy I know of being mentioned is Marcellin Wessel.
  9. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I want to see this on the show so badly. I know the droids were there to make it easier for Jedi to kill en masse without stirring emotions in the viewer, but still....
  10. Yee_Moh Jedi Knight

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    Yes! That's exactly the image I had in mind.
  11. darth-amedda Jedi Master

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    we have also seen this general:
    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/7/72/Oro_Dassyne.jpg/250px-Oro_Dassyne.jpg]
  12. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Master

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    YES! =D=
  13. Super_Battle_Droid Force Ghost

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    I hope we see,

    Gossam Commandos
    Koorivar Fusiliers
    Neimoidian Warriors
    Neimoidian Brutes
    Muun Guards
    Skakoan Legal Deputies aka Skakoan Commandos
    Geonosian Warriors and Elites
  14. tc_cruizer Jedi Padawan

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    I know not directly tied to the CIS, but I'd love to see Morgukai warriors. To me, anything that adds melee combat to the series is a plus.
  15. MercenaryAce Chosen One

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    Personally, I rather like having droids that can be destroyed without feeling bad (though the droid comedy sequences are giving them a dangerous amount of individuality.)

    But I would like to see more Non-Droid forces in the CIS. And, more importantly, more sympathetic CIS characters. Despite the fact they are ultimately right, this guys get little credit. Some, but not a lot.

    And, for that matter, non-clones. More local forces helping the republic please.

    Fortunately, we may get our wish: The Visual guide for the Clone Wars introduces a Rodian senator who used to be a hard core loyalist but was forced into the CIS when the republic...well, I can't remember, other than that his people are starving because of how the Rep. screwed up.

    Speaking of the Comics, I think they should animate "the Best Blades". Best of the comic series if you ask me.
  16. Subach Jedi Knight

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    Let's not forget Nimbus commandos either.
    [image=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/b7/Stratus4.jpg]
  17. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I had totally forgotten about them. Their appearance would probably be a long-shot, but it would be awesome if they came back.

    (Besides, there has already been more obscure stuff in this series than them... Wullf Yularen, for one.)
  18. Subach Jedi Knight

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    Their repulser skates would make for some cool animation to be sure.

    and how could I forget those fearsome looking Trando boys from RC?

    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/a/a6/Trando.JPG]
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