Jar-Jar Does It Again In This Week's Sub-Par Clone Wars

It had to happen: In an attempt to use the wide spread of Star Wars » 11/22/08 2:00pm 11/22/08 2:00pm characters, the latest episode of abandoned Anakin, Ahsoka and the clones in favor of the characters that we really want to see: C3-P0 and Jar-Jar Binks. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the episode also included the kind of political dispute that…

Robot Shall Rise Up Against Robot In This Week's Clone Wars

Of all the loves that dare not speak their name, is there any more beautiful than the one between a man and his droid? That's the question that this week's Clone Wars » 11/15/08 12:00pm 11/15/08 12:00pm sought to answer and, thanks to some more-impressive than usual visuals and an unexpectedly engaging final battle, the answer may be "We're still not…

Whiny Anakin And Star Wars Techno Expose Clone Wars' Shortcomings

Last night's Clone Wars » 11/08/08 4:00pm 11/08/08 4:00pm may not have looked promising from the teasers (Anakin loses R2 and whines about it! Oh no!), and perhaps that lack of interest was felt by the people behind the show, as well. How else to explain the sudden appearance of a distractingly non-John Williams-esque, -like quasi-electronica…

Star Wars May Not Be Hell, But It's Definitely Heck If You're A Clone

This week's Clone Wars » 10/25/08 2:00pm 10/25/08 2:00pm dumped a lot of the traditional trappings - although they kept in the now-expected moment of ripping off the original trilogy - and the result was something that seemed more like a war story than usual... and a welcome reminder that there's more to George Lucas' saga of a galaxy far, far away…

Clone Wars Saves Itself By Channeling... George Lucas?!?

This week's episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars » 10/18/08 2:00pm 10/18/08 2:00pm offered thrills and spills, derring-do rescues and damsels in distress, and a breathy bad-guy ditching the flawed giant evil death machine and flying off into deep space at the end of the episode. It all seemed very familiar indeed, like this old movie about Darth…

The Clone Wars Need More Elvis And More Space Whales

We admit it, midway through last night's third episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars » 10/11/08 4:00pm 10/11/08 4:00pm, we were beginning to think that ol' Tiger Karate knew what he was talking about when he asked for a little less conversation and a little more action, please. But just when we were on the verge of giving up, suddenly there were space…