Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dark Disciple is Available Now

Dark Disciple: Star Wars based on eight unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, featuring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, is being released today in the U.S.  It's available to order on Amazon.

I will be listening to the book via Audible.  If you're new to Audible, you can sign-up for a free trail that includes two free audio books.  I would recommend Dark Disciple and Lords of the Sith.  Sign-up today.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Bad Batch Story Reels Now Avaiable

The Bad Batch Story Reels that debuted at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim have been released to StarWars.com, as a part of The Clone Wars Legacy.

The Story Reels include "The Bad Batch," "A Distant Echo," "On the Wings of Keeradaks," and "Unfinished Business."

The 33 minute video from the Bad Batch panel at Star Wars Celebration was posted, as well.  The panel, hosted by David Collins, includes supervising director Dave Filoni, voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, and writers Matt Michnovetz and Brent Friedman discussing the story arc.

StarWars.com also posted a Bad Batch Concept Art Gallery.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Save The Clone Wars: Two Years Later

It has been two years, since LucasFilm announced the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and that they would release "bonus content."

In that aftermath of this decision, the #SaveTheCloneWars website, Facebook page and twitter account were established on March 14, 2013.  Thanks again the thousands Clone Wars fans who have supported the campaign.  The Facebook page has over 10,000 likes, and twitter account.has over 2,300 followers.

In the last two years, we have gotten a lot content, from this cancelled animated series.  After almost a year of waiting, in March 2014, Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" which consisted of thirteen fully animated episodes, were initially released on Netflix.  "The Lost Missions" were later released on DVD and Blu-ray, on November 11, 2014.

From May to August of 2014, the four issues of Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir comic were released.  These comics were adaptation of unfinished episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The trade paperback collection of the Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir was released on October 1, 2014.

In September of 2014, the The Clone Wars Legacy was announced, and four The Crystal Crisis on Utapau Story Reels were released at Star Wars.com.  These story reels were later released a bonus feature on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of "The Lost Missions."

Dark Disciple, the Asajj Ventress & Quinlan Vos novel, written by Christie Golden, is based on unfinished episodes of  Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The novel is available for pre-order at Amazon, and it is scheduled for release by Del Rey on July 7, 2015 in the U.S.

What is the future of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its characters?

Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman took to Twitter in May 2014.  We covered the tweets in the article, "Brent Friedman Shares Details on Clone Wars Seasons 6 to 8."  Recently, mentions of the four episode story arc entitled "The Bad Batch" that would feature the return of Clone Trooper Echo have popped up again.  For more info, check out the Star Wars Underworld article.

As recently, as yesterday's episode of Rebel Force Radio, information continues to come out about the unfinished episodes from season six and seven.  Filoni mentions two Clone Wars arcs that were shot that feature Ahsoka's continued story, and he mentions showing these arcs to his Rebels team.  When asked if more episodes of The Clone Wars would be released, he said that, if so, it would be like the Utapau story reels.  He also reveals, in the interview, that there will be "very exciting Clone Wars things" at Star Wars Celebration that is "all motivated by the fans staying so persistent."  Perhaps, some of these unfinished episodes will be shown at Celebration, or perhaps, an announcement will be made about a future release at StarWars.com.

In addition to these stories, a very popular Clone Wars character returned at the end of season one of Star Wars Rebels, and although the character design is quite different, Ahsoka Lives!  Recently, Dave Filoni talked with USA Today about Ahsoka.
In the article "A Jedi returns in 'Star Wars Rebels' finale" Brian Truitt wrote, "When Clone Wars ended last year, Filoni still had 12 episodes of stories that explored Ahsoka's history and what happened to her after leaving the Jedi order when she was around age 16 — many of them were worked on with George Lucas while he was still heavily involved in the Star Wars universe."
In an interview with Eric Goldman from IGN, Filoni also recently stated the following.
"But there are things happening in [Star Wars Rebels] Season 2 where I’ve thrown a line here and a line there that I know will land with the fans, and they’ll be like, “What is she talking about? What is that referencing?” I think it will drive them insane with curiosity, in the best way possible. People will start to piece it all together and then hopefully, I can one day tell these kind of stories that I want to. I myself am curious at what medium it will be in at the end of the day. I don’t know."   Read More:  (Star Wars Rebels Co-Creator on Season 1's Big Death and Big Return and Where Season 2 Will Go)
There are still stories to be told, and Dave Filoni wants to tell them.  Let's continue to let Disney and LucasFilm know that there is an interest and a demand for these stories!

Also, thanks once again to Jimmy Mac from Rebel Force Radio for sounding the alarm and being the first to encourage Clone Wars fans to contact Disney and LucasFilm and ask them to #SaveTheCloneWars.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dave Filoni Interview RebelForce Radio March 13, 2015

RebelForce Radio​ has released a great interview with Dave Filoni​.  They talk more about Ahsoka Tano than anything else.  Take a listen to this informative episode "RebelForce Radio: March 13, 2015."

A few highlights:
36:56 - The Dave Filoni Interview begins.  They talk more about Ahsoka than anything else regarding Star Wars Rebels.

46:58 -   He mentions showing the Rebels team some footage of Ahsoka from season 6 and season 7.  Dave mentions that there were several episodes in production, and that the ones that were released as season six, were the ones that were completed.  He thinks its exciting that there are scenes out there may create a lore around these things, like the long rumored Luke building his light saber scene.

47:49 - He mentions putting out the unfinished Utapau arc online, because "fans have such a tremendous devotion to the show," and that it was a "direct response to LucasFilm seeing the love that fans have for the show."

48:20 - He says there is a lot of work that remains unfinished.  He again references the arc that they had shot that was continuing Ahsoka's story that had complicated action.  He mentions the scripts that they have written, and some of the history, scripts that have been written, have changes a little bit.

49:22 - He says that in the beginning of the series, there was almost a black and white rule that any new characters introduced would have to be eliminated by the end of the series, but the stories evolved along the way.

50:20 - He says that there will be things that were referred to in Rebels will make fans wonder what they are talking about.  These mysteries will be from the history, that we as fans we don't know, at least at this point.

51:55 - Jimmy Mac asks if we will get more episodes of Clone Wars?  He says that, if anything, it would be more the Utapau form unfinished.  He tries to honor the stories and represent the work well.  A big key for him is if they have the final cast recording, instead of temp tracks.

57:13 - Vader vs Ahsoka?  Obviously, Dave cannot answer this question.

1:11:00 - There will be some "very exciting Clone Wars things" at Star Wars Celebration that is "all motivated by the fans staying so persistent.  There really isn't a time that you can go anything mentions about Rebels and not have #SaveTheCloneWars people fragging it.  It's really awesome!  It's enjoyable.  It's really endearing."  He also says that he asked if he could put things together for Clone Wars fans at Celebration.

1:15:22 - The Dave Filoni Interview ends.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

12 Episodes of Ahsoka Stories Left Uncompleted

USA Today is reporting some interesting news about #StarWarsTheCloneWars that were not completed.
The article states, "When Clone Wars ended last year, Filoni still had 12 episodes of stories that explored Ahsoka's history and what happened to her after leaving the Jedi order when she was around age 16 — many of them were worked on with George Lucas while he was still heavily involved in the Star Wars universe."  Read more at USAToday.com.
Will this stories be revealed in some format as a part of the "Clone Wars Legacy?"

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Amazon Deal of the Day: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5

The Amazon.com deal of the day is the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 box sets!  Today, you can save 39% on Blu-ray and 42% on DVD. Merry Christmas!
Today only, save up to 42% off "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Seasons 1-5" on Blu-ray and DVD. Offer ends December 24, 2014 at 11:59pm PST and while supplies last. Applies only to products sold by Amazon.com. Does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pre-Order "The Lost Missions" and The Clone Wars Original Soundtrack

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" is scheduled for release, on Blu-ray and DVD, in the U.S. on November 11, 2014.

There are still two more seasons of stories that have been written and have not been released.  There is still Star Wars: The Clone Wars that needs to be saved.  Pre-order now to show Disney and LucasFilm the demand there is for this series.

Since "The Lost Missions" debuted on Netflix, LucasFilm has released most of the 2nd half of season 6, in the form of the Darth Maul comics "Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir", the four Crystal Crisis on Utapau Story Reels on StarWars.com, and the upcoming Asajj Ventress novel "Dark Disciple" coming July 2015. Disney and LucasFilm has noticed the continued interest, otherwise these types of things would not be happening for a show that they cancelled over a year and a half ago. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OSCR4AK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00OSCR4AK&linkCode=as2&tag=thmyisofthloo-20&linkId=LN73QA37J3FK5KRAIn addition to The Lost Mission release, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Seasons One Through Six/Original Soundtrack) by Kevin Kiner is being released on November 10, 2014, in the U.S. The album features 28 tracks of Kiner's Star Wars: The Clone Wars music from all six seasons that were completed.