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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lucasfilm Releases Four New Mostly-Finished Episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars


By Dave Bouressa

UPDATE: Due to multiple links on Starwars.com under different names previously linking to the same episode, it has been brought to my attention that FOUR episodes, not THREE (as previous reported) have been released to Starwars.com. Links are now working and corrections have been made. HOWEVER, for whatever reason, "The Big Bang" does not appear to work for mobil devices, instead only providing a promo for the Star Wars: Commander mobile game.

After a week of teasing and speculation, Dave Filoni and his team have finally come out and revealed the surprise about the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars which was unfortunately cancelled before the sixth season was aired, and only allowed time to finish production on half of the episodes, which premiered as a Netflix exclusive.

The majority of speculation focused on the remainder of the episodes be revealed on Netflix or Starwars.com, and the ones who believed that were half-right.

Four new episodes have emerged on Starwars.com, under the title "Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legacy".



The episodes are completely watchable with full sound and voice acting, with partially completed lighting an animation. All you have to do is pretend you're watching a cutscene from a Nintendo 64 console, and you'll be right back in that galaxy far, far, away...


Links have been provided below to direct you to the episodes. The episode titles and synopsis are as follows:

-A Death on Utapau: Obi-wan and Anakin investigate a mysterious death of a Jedi Master on Utapau, and uncover a secret Separatist weapons deal the likes of which they have never seen before.

-In Search of the Crystal: Obi-wan and Anakin's investigation on Utapau continues, and they allow themselves to be captured by weapons dealers who possess a focusing crystal of unspeakable power.

-Crystal Crisis: Obi-wan and Anakin must escape from Utapau with a kyber crystal before General Grievous and his droid army track them down.

-The Big Bang: Obi-Wan and Anakin must do all they can to prevent a powerful weapon from falling into General Grievous' hands. (This episode, for whatever reason, does not seem to work for mobile devices, but works on a computer just fine)

The episodes can be seen here at Starwars.com with concept art for the episodes, along with episodes that had not made it this far in production and will find their voice through other mediums via comics or novels.

As a series that truly was some of the best Star Wars since 1983, it is a joy to see it with such a joyous send-off. What is even more promising is the fact that half the team that worked on this series is working on the new Star Wars television series, Star Wars: Rebels, set to premiere in just a week on Disney Channel and Disney XD.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars can be seen on Netflix and iTunes.



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