Archive for ‘The Clone Wars’



Loving The Hobbit, Building The Clone Wars

Dave Filoni | December 14, 2012

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I will never forget the bookshelf my parents kept in our living room when I was growing up. My parents are avid readers, so they collected books on world cultures, art, architecture, opera, natural history, and world history. From this vast selection of topics, there was a series of three books packaged together in a special box that always drew my attention. When I pulled one out I found a strange red eye looking at me, surrounded by a field of black with bizarre red writing around the edge of the circle. At the top was what appeared to be four flames licking upward towards an inverted ring. The binding read, The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Her Universe: An Army of Fangirls!

Ashley Eckstein | December 5, 2012

A fangirl revolution started a few years ago when we launched Her Universe. It was not a single effort by me or my team, it was a united effort by an army of fangirls — starting with Star Wars fans. We were tired of settling for Star Wars clothes made for men and boys and we wanted merchandise made just for women. Lucasfilm recognized its female fans and gave me the opportunity to make Star Wars products as the first collection for my company, Her Universe.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: November 9, 2012

StarWars.com Team | November 9, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including some major Star Wars: Episode VII news and lots more!

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Chronicling The Clone Wars  #5

Leland Chee | November 9, 2012

Lemur people! Blue people! Nuvo Vindi’s virus!

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“Jedi Crash” (S113)

When Anakin is gravely injured in battle, Jedi General Aayla Secura must teach Ahsoka the Jedi philosophy of having no personal attachments.

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“The Whirlwind of Destiny” Debuts in Saturday’s The Clone Wars

StarWars.com Team | November 9, 2012

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Lightsaber techniques are part of elegant, ancient forms of Jedi combat. But a new move that stands with the most powerful of saber strikes has been officially introduced into Star Wars canon, and it comes from an unlikely source: nine-year-old Brendon Lake.

In 2011, Brendon won Hasbro’s “Join the Jedi” contest, which offered fans the chance to make and film their own lightsaber move, with the winning entry to be included in an episode of The Clone Wars, as well as a trip to Celebration VI for its creator.

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Star Wars Will Be Forever

Dave Filoni | November 7, 2012

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I used to work for Disney. I’m not sure how many of you knew that. I was in the Television Animation Division, and I worked on projects like Teamo Supremo, Kim Possible, Lilo and Stitch: The Series, Dave the Barbarian, and Fillmore. It was an amazing time for me as an animation artist. Walking around the studio lot and seeing the influence that Walt Disney himself had on every aspect of his studio. When I started at Lucasfilm I saw that same attention to detail everywhere around me, and it all came directly from George.

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Chronicling The Clone Wars  #4

Leland Chee | October 26, 2012

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The Nute Gunray saga continues! Plus, the introduction of Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka.

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“Cloak of Darkness” (S109)

Ahsoka and Jedi Master Luminara escort captured viceroy Nute Gunray to trial, unaware that Count Dooku has dispatched his deadly apprentice assassin Asajj Ventress to free the prisoner and eliminate the Jedi.

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Interview: Dawn-Lyen Gardner — Steela Gerrera on The Clone Wars

Dan Brooks | October 25, 2012

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As the story of the Onderon rebellion in The Clone Wars reaches its conclusion this weekend, the character of Steela Gerrera has emerged as a breakout star. Evolving from green rebel-in-training to full-fledged, inspiring leader, Steela has earned a place in the pantheon of classic Star Wars heroines. (Don’t be surprised to find a Steela or two ringing your doorbell this Halloween.)

A lot of the credit for the believability of the character’s rise — and her overall likeability — goes to Dawn-Lyen Gardner, the voice of Steela. StarWars.com recently caught up with Gardner over e-mail to chat about taking on such a big role, what it means to play a Star Wars heroine, and why being identified with Steela Gerrera for life isn’t a bad thing.

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Interview: Andrew Kishino – Saw Gerrera on The Clone Wars

Dan Brooks | October 17, 2012

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Andrew Kishino has been many things in his life and career, from hip-hop artist to Transformers video game voice actor. Now he can add something else to his impressive list: Star Wars hero.

As the voice of Saw Gerrera on The Clone Wars, Kishino brings to life one of the key figures of the current Onderon story arc, and in a sense, the larger Star Wars saga. Saw is one of the founders of the Onderon rebellion against the Separatist occupation; the Onderon rebels’ tactics and formation, supported by the Jedi, will go on to lay the groundwork for the Rebel Alliance from the classic Star Wars trilogy. It’s a strong link from the prequel era to the original films, and with Saw at the core, his significance is larger than it might initially seem.

StarWars.com recently caught up with Kishino to talk about the special meaning Star Wars action figures have for him, getting the part of Saw and why he originally thought it was for a show on The CW network, and how his experience as a rapper informed his portrayal of the Onderonian rebel.

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Chronicling The Clone Wars  #3

Leland Chee | October 12, 2012

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Most of the rest of Season One plays out as it originally aired. Here’s a look at the next four episodes airing in syndication and my timeline notes.

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