Monday, November 11, 2013

The End of an Era

Well, I suppose the end actually came quite some time ago, I'm just late (as usual.)  Because we were so busy a year ago, and we weren't watching stuff very fast, our DVR was starting to get overly full, and I made the decision to drop the Clone Wars from my docket and just catch it on DVD when it came out.  So, I finally, just last night, finished watching the Clone Wars.  Of course, is it really finished... ?

There were three episodes mentioned on the Star Wars blog that never aired, there was some footage released prior to Season 5 debuting which never aired (see below).  There is also talk of some other material that was developed, and a promise by Dave Filoni himself that this missing Clone Wars material will somehow get into the hands of fans in 2014 still.

But, barring that bit of "extra" material coming out, out of order and out of context, no doubt, the Clone Wars is finished.  It's all been aired, and it's all been released on home media, and I've now actually watched it all.  While Star Wars: Rebels will no doubt fill much of the same shoes, it'll be different.

Of course, over the last few days, there have also been other big news items for Star Wars.  The release date for Episode VII was issued (and it's not Memorial Day weekend, like normal, but is rather in December 2015.)  And, Star Wars' facebook shared this link.. which doesn't actually say it's for Star Wars, but c'mon.  I think we can all figure out that it is.

http://opencastingcall2013.com/

So it is the end of an era.  But it's also an exciting time as the new era is peeking out through the curtains, letting us know that it's on its way too.

1 comment:

Joshua Dyal said...

More on the future of Clone Wars. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2013/04/30/star-wars-the-clone-wars-animation/2122763/