In their latest episode, Karl and Jason sit down for some Star Wars fun! Like the “choose your own adventure” scenarios, Karl and Jason ask each other a bunch of questions as to how they would respond to certain parts of the film if they were in the character’s shoes. They also ask each other about lots of other fun aspects of the films if they were allowed to be part of the Star Wars galaxy. From what creature would you want for a pet to which creature would you not want to have a run-in with, Karl and Jason certainly have a lot of fun in this episode!
Welcome back to the Star Wars Report!
On this episode, your hosts Riley and Bethany discuss (as usual) many things Star Wars! Including the upcoming release of a new, improved and updated Essential Guide to Characters!
We talk about how Battlefront 3 and 4 got canceled. Wait, there was a Battlefront 4 on the drawing board!? Sigh.
We talked about what books we’d like to see set in the original trilogy, and why the hosts and a guest find some viewpoints about female fans to be annoying.
We talked about an awful Jar Jar popsicle you can find over at Club Jade…
We took a couple of live call ins, and this was our first live, video show with new equipment!
We talked about Obi-Wan Kenobi being charged with a hit and run….
We want to thank our sponsor Toy Hutt for sponsoring this episode of the Star Wars Report!
And we talked about a new Darth Maul image, and our excitement to see Star Wars: The Clone Wars return!
We ended with our thoughts on Yoda’s advice, “Do or do not, there is no try.” and read a short column based on that advice.
“Impossible is only a word found in the dictionary of fools.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Hello and welcome to our final review for season four of The Clone Wars! Season four has certainly been a wild ride, but did the last episode live up to its predecessors? In the season finale Maul has returned, angrier than ever, and looking for revenge against Obi-Wan Kenobi! Below are my thoughts on the finale and a look back on the season.
In the beginning of the episode, Savage has taken Maul back to Dathomir in order to be healed by Mother Talzin. After getting some awesome new legs, not unlike the legs we’ve seen in the Visionaries comic, Maul plans to exact his vengeance on the Jedi. I found it interesting how, even after Talzin healed Maul, he still struggles with the Force. For a character that we know will be reoccurring at least in the next season, I think it’s fantastic that a villain in the show will have his own problems with the Force, and will have to not only fight the Jedi, but rebuild to his former level of strength at the same time. I’m curious to see how Maul evolves throughout next season, and if his path crosses with Sidious, and what that outcome would look like. Will he join the Separatists? Will he form a rivalry with his replacement, Dooku? His mind is on one track, revenge, but judging by his patience at the end of the episode, he’ll take any route necessary if it means getting Kenobi.
Another big topic of the episode was Ventress. Now, having been betrayed by the Separatists, the Sith, and being the only Nightsister left (besides Mother Talzin), Ventress’s new career as a bounty hunter has driven her into an alliance with Kenobi. This sets up a battle between Asajj and her former servant Opress, and Obi-Wan and his master’s killer. To put it simply, it was incredible! We’ve seen a lot of lightsaber duels in The Clone Wars, even some that might’ve been similar to this one. But the fact that it were four people, one of whom could be considered a giant, in a tiny cargo hold of a ship that’s filled with supplies made it even more intense. Plus the banter between Kenobi and Ventress, which I have severely missed over the past few seasons, really added to the episode. As someone who watched season one, I greatly appreciated the nod to their established character relationship, making their alliance a highlight of the episode.
Something I would like to discuss was when Maul could feel Obi-Wan’s rage. And it could’ve been something small that Maul just said to distract Obi-Wan, but what if this was something that could affect Obi-Wan later on? It would certainly be something to shake things up since Obi-Wan throughout all the films really never struggles with any issues similar to Anakin’s. So if Maul struggles with re-mastering his Force abilities and Obi-Wan starts to struggle with his rage against Maul, pitting the two disadvantaged characters against each other is a cool concept.
Revenge was a very good episode. And I think that this is the first finale where we get left on a cliffhanger ending. I loved how Maul was portrayed, and the alliance between Ventress and Kenobi that will continue into the next season. I really think that this episode was the strongest finale we’ve seen yet for The Clone Wars.
I would also like to say that season four of the series was the best it could possibly be, and easily the best season of The Clone Wars yet. It had a bit of a rocky start, nothing too bad, but nothing fantastic. We’ve seen episodes like the Mon Calamari ones before, and the Jar Jar episodes weren’t too bad either, but very predictable. I think when I reached the Krell arc I was amazed with season 4. The writing suddenly skyrocketed, the action intensified, and the stories became suspenseful and totally unpredictable. Since then, we’ve gotten stories about mandalorians, bounty hunters, Nightsisters, and slavers. This was not a boring season by any means, and there was a huge variety of stories packed into twenty two episodes, which are all beautifully animated. I was so impressed with how this season turned out compared to the last one that I can’t wait for season five, and to see what they can improve even more! Great work Clone Wars team!
And that wraps up my final review for the season! I would like to thank you all for reading these over the past months; I can’t wait to come back and start reviewing season five! Anyways, if you have any comments regarding this last episode, or the whole season, feel free to leave a comment below! See you in September and may the Force be with you… always!
Welcome back to the Star Wars Report!
This week your hosts Riley, Mark and Bethany are joined by special guests Steve Glossen, of Geek Out Loud fame, and Teresa Delgado, of Fan Girl Next Door fame. Thanks for coming on you two! We had so much fun.
During this round-table episode we discussed our various thoughts on Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 4, including, but not limited to, our favorite episodes, our favorite arcs (And are we in favor of long arcs?) the return of Darth Maul, the death of Captain Tarpals and more.
We also speculated on the content and the stories to come in the officially announced return of The Clone Wars to television for Season 5. (Hint: There should be at least one session of Cooking with Yoda.)
Though more seriously, is it possible that Darth Maul will team up with the criminal underworld in Season 5?
This time we decided to record our aftershow, which this time happened to be about The Hunger Games movie! The aftershow is recorded and played after the credits, so it’s quite easy to skip out on, if you only wish to hear Star Wars discussion. Let us know what you guys think of the idea of an aftershow, and keep in mind we would talk about many things, not just the Hunger Games.
Enjoy the show, and remember, many Bothans died to bring you this episode!
Join Jason and Karl as they sit down to finish their character analysis of everyone’s favorite goated Jedi: Obi-Wan Kenobi. From the battle over Coruscant at the beginning of Episode III to the merry conclusion of Episode VI, such memorable scenes as the duel with Darth Vader, his counseling of Luke Skywalker and his merging with the Force itself, Karl and Jason discuss all which makes Obi-Wan so special to Star Wars fans. Also, be sure to listen-in as they give their very different perspectives on the return of Darth Maul for the conclusion of season 4 of the Clone Wars!