Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – Story Reel #4, “The Big Bang”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – Story Reel #4, “The Big Bang”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “The Big Bang,” the culmination of the Utapau/arms dealer/kyber crystal arc.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – Story Reel #3, “Crystal Crisis”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – Story Reel #3, “Crystal Crisis”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “Crystal Crisis,” the third part of an Utapau story arc told in story reel format.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 5x09, “A Necessary Bond”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 5x09, “A Necessary Bond”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “A Necessary Bond,” where Ahsoka and the younglings are forced to partner with Hondo and his pirate crew.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 4x21, “Brothers”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 4x21, “Brothers”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “Brothers,” where Savage’s search for Darth Maul comes to an end…

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 4x19, “Massacre”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 4x19, “Massacre”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “Massacre,” and the war finally comes to Dathomir.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 4x04, “Shadow Warrior”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 4x04, “Shadow Warrior”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “Shadow Warrior,” which sort of follows the plot of the Kevin Kline film Dave, only with Jar Jar Binks instead.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 3x02, “ARC Troopers”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 3x02, “ARC Troopers”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “ARC Troopers,” where the clones must protect their home planet from droid invasion!

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 2x10, “The Deserter”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 2x10, “The Deserter”

Every Tuesday, we watch and review an episode of Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week, we’re watching “The Deserter,” a Captain Rex adventure.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 2x09, “Grievous Intrigue”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 2x09, “Grievous Intrigue”

In this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars review, we’re watching “Grievous Intrigue,” where the show establishes General Grievous as a legitimate foil for Obi-Wan.

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Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 1x10, “Lair of Grievous”

Mike Watches “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 1x10, “Lair of Grievous”

Every Tuesday, we watch and review an episode of Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week, we’re watching "Lair of Grievous," written by Henry Gilroy and directed by Atsushi Takeuchi, where we learn a bit more about our current caped coughing cyborg!

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x07, "Duel of the Droids"

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x07, "Duel of the Droids"

Every Tuesday, we watch and review a new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week's episode is "Duel of the Droids," written by Kevin Campbell and Henry Gilroy, and directed by Rob Coleman. Picking up where we left off last week, Anakin continues the search for R2-D2... and the identity of a traitor is revealed!

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x06, "Downfall of a Droid"

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x06, "Downfall of a Droid"

Every Tuesday, we watch and review a new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week, we’re watching "Downfall of a Droid," written by George Krstic and directed by Rob Coleman, and the show finally focuses on R2-D2 by giving him even less screen time than before. Don't worry, it'll make sense.

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x05, "Rookies"

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x05, "Rookies"

Every Tuesday, we watch and review an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week we’re watching "Rookies," written by Steven Melching, and directed by Justin Ridge. As I understand it, this is one of the most lauded episodes of season one, and it's not hard to see why - this is a pretty good one.

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x04, "Destroy Malevolence"

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x04, "Destroy Malevolence"

This week, we’re watching “Destroy Malevolence,” written by Tim Burns and directed by Brian Kalin O'Connell, where a scrappy band of rebels, including a politician and a few droids, sneak aboard the massive doomsday weapon and try to take it down from the inside - okay, maybe it's a bit like the Death Star.

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x03, "Shadow of Malevolence"

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x03, "Shadow of Malevolence"

Every Tuesday, we watch and review a new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week, we’re watching “Shadow of Malevolence,” written by Steven Melching and directed by Brian Kalin O'Connell, where Anakin leads a small elite squad of fighters against a massive doomsday weapon and try to blow it up and kill one of the enemy generals. For real guys, it's nothing like the Death Star.

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x02, "Rising Malevolence"

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 1x02, "Rising Malevolence"

Every Tuesday, we watch and review a new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This week, we're watching "Rising Malevolence," part one of a three-part story all about the droid army's massive doomsday weapon that is totally not exactly like the Death Star.

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - The Miniseries, Season 3

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - The Miniseries, Season 3

For the past few weeks, we've been covering the the 2D-animated Clone Wars miniseries that first premiered in 2003, and started the series of Clone Wars cartoons. Last time, we saw the emergence of General Grievous as he took down five Jedi all on his own. Today we’ll see the series bridge the gap to Revenge of the Sith, and we’ll also see Anakin get stoned and go on a spirit quest with the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar. I am not even joking, that is the plot of these episodes.

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Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - The Miniseries, Season 2

Mike Watches "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - The Miniseries, Season 2

We are entering a new golden age for Star Wars fans. While the prequel films were generally considered to be mediocre, the recent TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars filled in the gaps and told new stories with the same beloved characters, and was fairly well-received. Since it’s not a show I’m terribly familiar with, I’m going to watch and review every episode. When we left off last week, Anakin was playing chicken with an enemy ship. Today, we’ll get a lot more Vader foreshadowing, along with a few more random side stories of other Jedi doing things that don’t necessarily make a lot of sense.

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