Archive for ‘The Clone Wars’

Clone Wars Characters “In Memorium” Video Team | November 3, 2009

Our friend Jovial Jay Shepard from the gave us the heads-up on this video short that memorializes all those Season I Clone Wars characters that can’t be with us today as we celebrate Season One’s DVD and Blu-ray release.

Head on over to check it out.

Snapshots from the Today Show’s Halloween Fun Team | October 30, 2009

Here are some cell phone snaps from this morning’s Star Wars invasion of the Today show.

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Today Show’s Star Wars Trick or Treat Team | October 30, 2009


Each year, the anchors of the TODAY Show have fun as Halloween approaches by dressing in costume. This morning, with the help of Lucasfilm, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Meredith Viera, Hoda Kotb and company showed up decked out in classic Star Wars outfits. After conferring with Darth Vader via hologram, Roker showed up dressed as Han Solo with Chewbacca in tow. Matt arrived via X-wing as Luke Skywalker. Hoda, fittingly, arrived as Yoda. Kathie Lee Gifford had R2-D2 as her sidekick since she was dressed up as C-3PO. Ann Curry was revealed to be hidden beneath Darth Vader’s mask. Appearing as royalty were Natalie Morales as Queen Amidala and Meredith Vieira as Princess Leia. The hosts then competed in a game of “Jedi Jeopardy,” where the anchors tested their Star Wars trivia knowledge. See it online here. Read the Today Show’s story here.


Star Wars Easter Eggs in Clone Wars Team | October 23, 2009

Watch The Clone Wars carefully and you might catch quite a few shout-outs to the Star Wars films in various allusions and Easter eggs.

Wired’s GeekDad Blog points out a few:

  • In a gambit later used by Han Solo and Luke Skywalker aboard the first dreaded Death Star, Cad Bane disguises himself in trooper armor to escape notice and slip past security.
  • When Admiral Yularen says “No! Lock them all down, hurry!” it is a reference to C-3PO’s line in A New Hope, as he frantically admonishes R2-D2 to shut down the trash compactors aboard the Death Star.
  • The holographic mobile hovering over the Gungan toddler’s crib includes a colo clawfish, an opee sea killer and a sando aqua monster, the three massive underwater beasts that attack Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon’s submarine in The Phantom Menace.

Read the full list here:
Ten Star Wars Allusions and Easter Eggs in Clone Wars (via Wired)

Clone Wars Season 2: Bounty Hunters Team | September 24, 2009

The next season of The Clone Wars not only has brave Jedi and clone troopers, but some of the coolest-looking bounty hunters to ever hit the galaxy.

At The Clone Wars Season 2 Press Junket this week, Lucasfilm unveiled the concept art of both new and a few familiar bounty hunters!

Check them out below:


More Cad Bane at Clone Wars Press Junket Team | September 24, 2009

When Cad Bane crashed The Clone Wars Season 2 Press Junket at Big Rock Ranch this week, he did it in a big way.

The Clone Wars blue-skinned bounty hunter posed for photos, interrupted international broadcasts, and made us all wonder if we could pull off dressing like him this Halloween.


Send in the Troops: Clone Wars Press Junket Team | September 23, 2009

Cad Bane wasn’t the only star of The Clone Wars Season 2 Press Junket at Big Rock Ranch. After all, the show is called The CLONE Wars.

Here’s a selection of our fave photos of the clone troopers in action as they mingle with the press, guard the entrance and play as themselves in games from LucasArts.


Food from The Clone Wars Season 2 Press Junket Team | September 22, 2009

Reporting about Season Two of The Clone Wars is exciting and fun, but that also means a lot of hungry reporters need to be fed before they can all demo LucasArts games, chat with cast and crew, and get their photos taken with Cad Bane!

Leave it to the creative Lucasfilm Animation chefs at Big Rock Ranch to not only make tasty Gungan and roast Bantha sandwiches, Palpatine pizzas, and Wookiee cookies, but they also showed off their artistic decorating skills with fancy Cad Bane cookies complete with evil red glittery eyes. Who knew bounty hunters tasted so good?

Here’s a selection of photos directly from the food line. Nom Nom Nom!


Report from the Clone Wars Season Two Press Junket Team | September 22, 2009

Photos: Jocelyn Knight

Note: Stay tuned to the Official Star Wars Blog today as we update with news straight from Lucasfilm’s Big Rock Ranch where the Clone Wars Season Two press junket is currently underway…

This morning, members of the press were given a sneak peek at a three-episode story arc from season two that returns the Republic heroes to the planet of Geonosis introduced in Attack of the Clones. Without revealing any plot points, we can report what supervising director Dave Filoni said upon introducing the episodes:

Filoni: “Across this series of episodes we’ll see Anakin’s relationship with his Padawan, which is something I’m very keenly interested in developing as the series moves forward. Ahsoka’s one of the big question marks, especially if you’ve been a fan of Star Wars for a long time. Originally people said ‘I didn’t know Anakin had a Padawan’, and so we dealt with that question last year. Now the impression is, ‘Dave, where are you going with this and what’s going to happen to this girl?’ The kids that I run into all the time are very concerned for Ahsoka, because she’s not in the third movie — ‘and why is that Dave?’ We’ll find out. I’m very well aware of what the answer to that is.”


Cad Bane Crashes CW Press Junket

Pete Vilmur | September 22, 2009


Lucasfilm’s Big Rock Ranch is hosting the Clone Wars Season Two press junket today, and the Star Wars galaxy’s new blue-skinned baddie Cad Bane dropped in for a few photo-ops with the press (that’s him posed with a few clones and Obi-Wan voice actor James Arnold Taylor above). We’re posting a few shots of the costume here for any ambitious costumers hoping to Bane it up for Halloween this year. Thanks to Jocelyn Knight for the photos!