Archive for ‘The Clone Wars’



Falling in Love with Karen Traviss’ Clones

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2008

It’s no secret that our friends over at the sci-fi blog io9.com dig Star Wars, but this is the first time one of them openly admitted to falling in love with clones — mainly from the books written by author Karen Traviss.

io9.com blogger Charlie Jane Anders writes:

I’ve watched a fair bit of the new Clone Wars TV show, but the world of the clones hasn’t ever felt as real to me as it has reading Traviss’ novels. In particular, her Republic Commando novels (which recently continued with Order 66) and her novelization of the Clone Wars movie are must-reads.

It’s her Republic Commando novels where Traviss really shines, showing clones having complex lives — complex in the sense of getting married, having kids, making plans, but also in the sense of having inner conflicts and problems. Based loosely on a first-person shooter game, Traviss’ novels build a set of characters that stay with you, including two lapsed (or lapsing) Jedi, who join up with a group of clone troopers that realizes the Republic and the Separatists are getting harder and harder to tell apart.

Read the full review here:
(Spoilery for those who want to read the books)
Why I Fell In Love With Karen Traviss’ Clones (io9.com)

Hey guys, look! It’s videogame news on the blog!

Brooks Brown | October 30, 2008

And it’s about time, isn’t it? To introduce myself, I go by Jedi Mudkip on here and around the forums. I’ll be keeping the blog up to date with the latest news around the web when it comes to Star Wars videogaming and any news related to that at all. Basically, you’ll be seeing a mish-mash of two types of info from me, and the two types I give you today!

First off, our beloved friends at io9.com decided to sing high praises of our soon to be released Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels for the Nintendo Wii. Apparently, they believe it’ll be a must have, since they title the article
“New Clone Wars Game Shows You What Your Wii Was Made For”. That is what I would call a bit of high praise. They even post the latest trailer up, so be sure to check it out!

Secondly, I’ve got more of a call-to-arms then any news. With the recent releases of LittleBigPlanet, Spore, and other titles that thrive on user-generated content, it’s fairly certain that Star Wars will get caught up in the mix. As the first levels appear around the web from LittleBigPlanet, I’d love to get ahold of more. If you see one, be sure to toss it onto the LucasArts Forums, and we will get them posted up here. After all, they deserve the recognition!

Latest Toyfare Spotlights Clone Wars!

Pablo Hidalgo | October 2, 2008

Dubbed the All-New Cartoon Preview issue, the latest Toyfare (#135, cover date Nov. 2008) includes Star Wars: The Clone Wars as part of their round-up of all things awesome and animated. In good company, Yoda is, sharing page space with Marvel and DC’s upcoming animated fare, as well as The Simpsons, Family Guy and a host of new toon shows.

This issue also features an interview with supervising series director Dave Filoni as well as a spotlight on Clone Wars toys. It’s on newsstands now.

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Wired Previews Clone Wars TV Show

StarWars.com Team | September 8, 2008

The Underwire from Wired magazine takes a look at the upcoming Clone Wars TV show.

Excerpt:

In the Star Wars multiverse, there are few narratives as familiar as the one that plays out in The Clone Wars, the animated TV series that debuts, at last, Oct. 3 on Cartoon Network.

Originality is defined by what you do with the familiar. Taking a peek at the following pictures and trailer from Cartoon Network’s newest, coolest retread, Clone Wars is looking new to you in a big way.

Check out the full review here:
Clone Wars TV Show Touches Down, Looks Killer (Wired magazine)

Force-Cast interviews Matt Lanter

StarWars.com Team | September 3, 2008


(Clone Wars voice actor Matt Lanter)

The Force-Cast’s Jason Swank goes one-on-one with the voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, Matt Lanter as he discusses new experiences in the Star Wars universe, what goes on behind the scenes, and all things Anakin.

Check out the interview here:
Force-Cast: In The Cantina With Matt Lanter

Also be sure to check out these other great interviews from Force-Cast:

Dave Filoni (Director of The Clone Wars)

Ashley Eckstein (Voice of Ahsoka Tano)

JediOKC Clone Wars Charity Event

Bonnie Burton | August 15, 2008

If you live in Oklahoma City, be sure to head over to the Harkin’s Bricktown Cinemas 16 on Friday, August 15 from 5-10 p.m. and on Saturday, August 16, 5-10 p.m. for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Premiere Charity Event.

Members of the JediOKC will be in costume as your favorite Clone Wars characters. There will be drawings and giveaways for prizes held through both evenings. Wear a costume for chances to win more prizes.

The group is collecting new clothes for the children at Integris Mental Health Center, Spencer, OK. So bring a new youth t-shirt (tags still attached) for more chances to win prizes!

JediOKC Treasurer Brian Weeks writes:

I just wanted to share with both of you our event plans for the premiere this weekend. We’re really gearing up for this by fundraising for the Integris Children’s Hospital, Spencer, OK and have over $3000 in giveaways donated already from local businesses.

Read more about the event here:
Children benefit from local Star Wars club (News9.com)

Get all the details about the premiere and the charity drive here on the JediOKC site.

Clone Wars Opening Weekend Events

StarWars.com Team | August 14, 2008


(Photo by Pablo Hidalgo)

If you’re planning on catching the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in theaters this weekend, you might end up seeing a few Clone troopers in the area. Check the list below to see if your local 501st Legion garrison or outpost — as well as characters from the Rebel Legion — will be waiting for you.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars – In theaters August 15, 2008

StarWars.com Team | August 2, 2008

Grab the official Star Wars: The Clone Wars Widget for your own site, or favorite social networking profile. Only a few more days until Star Wars hits the theaters once again!

Star Wars takes on a dazzling new look in the first-ever animated feature from Lucasfilm Animation – Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as the Galactic Republic slips further and further under the sway of the Separatists and their never-ending droid army.

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Transcript: Lucasfilm Comic-Con Panel

Pablo Hidalgo | July 25, 2008

Steve Sansweet, Head of Fan Relations: This has been an incredibly ambitious three to four years. Setting up a new animation division in two countries, staffing it with incredibly talented people, and then producing something that is of such high qualities. There so were many stories to tell and areas to explore in this period that we call Clone Wars. The best way to do that was to use classic Star Wars storytelling in a new medium for us.

It’s my extreme pleasure to introduce you to four people who have been putting everything they have into the Clone Wars series and movie. Please give a warm welcome to Supervising Director Dave Filoni, Producer Catherine Winder, Story Editor and Writer Henry Gilroy, and Editor Jason Tucker.

Our panelists have worked directly with George Lucas to develop The Clone Wars. How did they turn one of the world’s most recognizable franchises into the world of animation? That’s what we’re going to try to find out today.

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3-D Story: The Making of Clone Wars

StarWars.com Team | July 25, 2008

Catherine Winder, producer of the Clone Wars movie and TV series began the second of the Star Wars day panels, focusing on the 3-D storytelling techniques of Clone Wars. “When I first took on the role of producer, George said to me I want you to produce something that no one had ever seen before. We have to produce fantastic stories, but they need to be truly cinematic. He talked to Dave [Filoni] and I, and one of the things he said to us was: you need to get rid of storyboards. Dave and I looked at each other, and we thought, ‘what is he thinking?’ It took us a while for us to figure out what to do.” The result was the development of 3-D story.

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