Clone Wars (The Star Wars I want)

From the start it’s hard to imagine that The Clone Wars is a children’s show. It’s a cartoon, sure, but for kids? I’d argue not really. But that’s not point here, I don’t care if your kids watch war cartoons or not.

I just wanted to share how much I’m loving this (second) final season.

As much as love Star Wars, I’m not that big a fan of most of what’s on offer right now (Book, show or movies). I loved much of the now non-canon legends stuff, and in re-watching Clone Wars I’m super stoked to read the High Republic stuff when it starts getting released.

One of the things I’ve long been irked by what feels like unimaginative story-telling. The prequels were ok (so long as you ignore Jar-Jar and the Ani/Padme marriage stuff). They told a new story. The final trilogy I didn’t really enjoy as it was beat for beat a re-hash. The books meant to tie in the movies weren’t very exciting, the characters largely flat in some, the action/tension mostly missing in others. The new cartoon was, well, cartoonish.

This is a fresh start. I hope Disney makes good on it. This season of Clone Wars has shown that they have it in themselves to kick ass where Star Wars is concerned.

What was your favorite Star Wars “legends” story?

Mine is the Thrawn Trilogy. I’ve read it at least 4 times and still love it.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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