Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
The series started the same year that the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) was released. Both this series and the game introduced an apprentice (Ashoka in the series and Starkiller in the game) to Anakin/Darth Vader. Both apprentices hold their lightsabers in the Shien reverse grip. The year Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010) was released both Starkiller's clone and Ashoka began dual wielding lightsabers. Sam Witwer voiced both Darth Maul on this series and Starkiller in the games, who also share several similarities. See more »
Every episode begins with an inspirational quote; this is often relevant to the episode at hand. See more »
I actually stumbled on this series by accident - and what a nice surprise! While I did not see the associated animated film (because of the very bad reviews), this show seems to have some very good things going for it.
For a TV series, the visuals and sounds are really great. The colors, scenery and style of "3D" animation are really appealing. And the sounds (including character voices) are pretty well done too.
Characters: It took me three episodes to get comfortable with the new look of the main characters. It was a bit awkward watching them at first, but now it's OK. One slight issue I still have is that they sometimes remind me of characters from a kid's show than a general audience show.
But that's OK - it's really great to have 30 minutes of good quality Star Wars story-telling each week. The force is with this show!
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