Mandalorians, Shark-men, Ackbar, Aqua-Clones, Night-brothers, Darth Maul, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!
This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to continue discussing Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This time they focus on Season 4. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!
The guys start out talking about the end of the recent arc of TCW Season 5 of all things, and the recent Insider (#140) before they jump into the recap. And no, you’re not hearing things, don’t go checking your sound cards, Mark’s hard-drive is about to crash, and he only discovered it failing this episode. A new “ship” is being sought as you hear this episode. Move along…
Your EU Guru explains how Boomas are the key to winning the Clone Wars.
Do you grieve for Grievous? Nathan has some reasons why many are. your Defender of the EU calls for more back-story. Rex’s new armor was never really explained in the show, Nor what happened to Boss Nass. The discussion goes deep fast, George’s vision, The new vision of Disney, and intellectual dishonesty.
Many familiar themes show up across this season, and both hosts really enjoyed how The Clone Wars utilized these themes to maximize the viewer’s enjoyment.
Nathan talks about the Director’s Cut’s and the “Impaling” scenes you have been missing. They talked about the state of Fandom at the time of the season’s release, and the division between fans over Karen Traviss, and the Clone Wars series.
Mark asks why the Umbarians are in breathing suits, when they breath air like the clones….
Nathan breaks down the differences between the comics and the show during this season, and some of the continuity conflicts that arose.
Mark discusses an EU Fan’s coping mechanism, and how you can enjoy both versions of events. Which leads to a rant about dead wampas, and switches.
MANDALORIANS!!! Night Owls! Death Watch! The contingency plans of the Mandalorian culture.
*Cough* Darth Tyrannus *Cough*
Let’s call a Sith a Sith here. Why has Obi-Wan done nothing with this lead on Tyrannus? And Asajj? She keeps getting called a Sith by the galaxy at large.
Speaking of Sith… Brother? Are you there? No, not the Sith Brotherhood, but the brothers, Maul, and Savage.
And they also talk about Magic vs the Force. And much, much more.
Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Clone Wars action in their ONE hour, so they said to the 9 hells with it and went over, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!
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