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Clone Wars Animated Shorts The Micro Series & Genndy Tartakovsky appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Completed Shows' started by GGrievous, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/All-Around Good Guy star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    Or the fact they say it was made to market the TCW movie and not ROTS
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  2. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 28, 2015
    I thought I heard that the relative success of the microseries inspired Lucas to consider a full-length show.
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  3. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 20, 2002
    I've heard that too, and it's clear that the designs of the microseries inspired the designs of TCW. And then of course you have some overlap in the voice cast, but that's likely just because those are the best actors for the roles.
  4. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 2, 2015
  5. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 27, 2013
    It's a shame that we didn't get to see the Battle of Coruscant pre-ROTS in TCW. But at least I've still got the CW microseries. It also covers things we've never gotten depictions of in canon (Introduction of Ventress and Grievous, Anakin's Knighting). I think that was because originally the CW microseries was still going to be canon and TCW was re-writing the events of novels and graphic novels of the time.
    CW is still the best Star Wars series to me, and likely always will be. TCW is far, far, far longer and has some amazing moments. But CW packs a ton in 2.25 hours.
  6. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Feige's #1 Fan and Ryan Church Aficionado star 6

    Apr 6, 2018
    CW also has the distinction of being the only medium in which the character of Grievous actually works.
  7. superstardestroyer-1

    superstardestroyer-1 Jedi Grand Master star 3

    May 20, 2002
    I just rewatched both volumes on DVD over the last week. Much of it still holds up. I know it's likely tied up in licensing hell and parts of it would never fit into the new canon now that Disney/LFL released the official ending to The Clone Wars Series (and some inconsistencies started popping up even when Lucas was in charge of The Clone Wars), but I think omitting this from the canon creates some big gaps in the Disney continuity.

    We no longer have official canon representations of things like Anakins knighting, the introduction of Grievous, how Anakin got his scar, Anakins first fight with Ventress, etc. The Clone Wars series makes it seem like Ventress is a well known enemy to them, which always made me think Clone Wars was still canon in the early days of the CGI series, but that was quickly walked back by LFL.

    In my perfect world, I'd love to see LFL buy the cartoons from CN and re-edit it together up to where the inconsistencies begin (something like chapter 21). Do it in a way almost like how they created the Droids and Ewoks DVD's in 2004. It's not a perfect solution, but it would help fill in some holes in the canon and re-introduce a really fun and creative series back into consciousness.

    If not, I'd love to see them do a cartoon or comic series (comic being way more likely) called "Clone Wars: Year One" that would go back and retell these stories such as Durge, the knighting, Anakin getting his scar, Ventress in the arena impressing Dooku (I know that's covered a bit in Jedi Lost, but there's room to show it), Grievous first showing up, Anakin and Obi-Wan as padawan and master in the early days of the war, etc. Do this in a way that honors those older stories. I just think this first year of the Clone Wars is ripe for story telling in the new canon.
  8. DarthWolvo23

    DarthWolvo23 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jan 30, 2005
    Do you think it still just about works in head canon if you assume original CW all the way up to the montage of Anakin and Kenobi after Anakin's knighting, then TCW follows this all the way to the final season.

    Then it would have to go the story on Nelvaan BEFORE Old Friends Not Forgotten which happens at same time as Battle of Coruscant (dialogue about Shak Ti being sent to protect the Chancellor still matches up) then back to the original series for the link straight into ROTS then to TCW for the story up to Order 66!