Saturday, March 15, 2014

#SaveTheCloneWars One Year Later

It has been one year and one day, since the #SaveTheCloneWars website, Facebook page and twitter account were established on March 14, 2013.  Thank you to the thousands of Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans who have supported the campaign.  Over 6,000 of your have liked the Facebook page and over 1,500 of you have followed the twitter account.

Thanks again to Jimmy Mac from Rebel Force Radio for sounding the alarm and being the first to encourage us to contact Disney and LucasFilm and ask them to #SaveTheCloneWars.

Recently, some #SaveTheCloneWars supporters have suggested a new letter writing campaign. This time to write to @Netflix to thank them for being the home of "The Lost Missions," and to tell them that we would like more Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Netflix has recently been home to several original series and series revivals, and it has become a leader in home entertainment.

If you'd like to send them a letter to Netflix and ask them to help #SaveTheCloneWars, their address is:

Netflix
100 Winchester Circle
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dave Filoni Speaks with EW about Lost Missions

Today, EW posted an interview with Dave Filoni, "'Clone Wars' director Q&A: Final episodes answer big 'Star Wars' questions."

We have included two excerpts below be sure to read the full story at EW for more information.

One highlight from the interview is when Filoni was asked if these episode are the ending.
"So does the show have an ending? Or is 13 where the production basically stopped? 
Filoni: One of the reasons I was okay with us ending when we did and production shifting from Clone Wars to Rebels is I liked the idea of having this Yoda arc available to us because I felt like this was a great place to have an ending if it’s going to end. There’s been so many threads throughout the five seasons, if you were to try and wrap them all up each one would be its own big episode. Here we have two story acts within this the 13 that have a strong connection to the franchise, they’re very important to understanding the overall saga. They’re [creator George Lucas'] last statement about Yoda and The Force and how things fit together. If you’re a die-hard fan, they’re absolutely must-watch story content. As I think fans realized, this wasn’t just fun storytelling in the Star Wars universe. These were very much George Lucas’ stories and he felt they were as important as his other work."
Another highlight from the interview is when Filoni was asked about the possibility of a continuation of the stories of The Clone Wars.
"So is this firmly It? No chance of any additional content, such as a two-hour special or something, to wrap up some more story threads? 
Filoni: I always think of Yoda in these moments — the future is always in motion. Projects you think are no-brainers stall, and other things see the light of day. You never count anything out. I know the stories that are untold. I think they’re great. I’d love to see them told in some medium, some how. I’ve become a protector of those stories. [Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy understands the value of the stories we were going to tell. I’m sure we’ll find a way to find root for them in some manner in the future. I hope to be around for a long time."

The Lost Missions Now on Netflix

Star Wars The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions", and the rest of The Clone Wars, is now available on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.  If you don't have a Netflix account, you can sign-up for a free trial at https://www.netflix.com/getstarted?locale=en-US&start=start.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Clips from The Lost Missions

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" and the rest of the Clone Wars saga will debut on Netflix on March 7th at 12:01 am PST.  This week a few preview clips have been released thus far.

Yesterday, the Star Wars YouTube officially released the Yoda clip that was first seen last May at Star Wars Weekends at Disney World.  This video is embedded below.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions - "Voices"
In this special preview clip from "Voices" from Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Lost Missions, Yoda begins a secret quest with a little help from a friend.

As the clip opens, Yoda is in a medical chamber, prescribed bed rest. Visited by Anakin Skywalker, Yoda tells the young Jedi that he needs assistance with something. "Help me to escape," Yoda asks. When Anakin says that Yoda is not in prison, and thus does not need to escape, Yoda is not so sure. Seeing the guards in his room, Yoda says, "Already, all around us the cage may be. A journey I must make. Alone." Anakin warns that the Council will not like this, to which the 900-year-old Jedi says that that is why he needs his help -- it's Anakin's natural creativity and spontaneity that sets him apart.

Yoda and Anakin leave the room and meet up with Artoo in a nearby hangar. Anakin commands his droid to get Yoda to a starship and get him off Coruscant. When Mace Windu and other Jedi reach the hangar, they demand to know where Yoda is headed and what Anakin has done. "Hey," Anakin replies, "for once, none of this was my idea." Yoda reaches a hyperdrive docking ring in space, makes the jump to lightspeed, and is away on his journey.

Watch "Voices" and every episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix beginning March 7.
Today, USA Today released another clip from The Lost Missions in the post, "Exclusive clip: Clones come to Kamino in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'". 

This new clip features Captain Rex, Fives and Shaak Ti on Kamino as the investigation continues into why Tups killed the Jedi as seen in the first "bonus content" trailer from March 11, 2013.

Clone troops have a problem when one of their number is infected with a mysterious sickness in an exclusive clip from the "Lost Missions" episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" streaming on Netflix March 7. Lucasfilm

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Lost Missions Trailer and #CloneWarsLive

Today, the long awaited Star Wars The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" trailer was released via the Star Wars YouTube Channel.  The video is embedded below.  The 13 episode season will be available in the U.S. and Canada via Netflix on March 7, 2014.


On the recent RebelForce Radio, 02/21/14, Jimmy Mac and Jason shared the idea of #CloneWarsLives to call them with voice mails thanking Disney for "The Lost Missions" at 708-302-1737. They will be sending the voice mails to Disney. We can also send letters and tweets to Disney to thank them for giving us these 13 episodes of a cancelled of a TV series, and while we're doing that, it would be a great time to also tell them that you want more episodes.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" Hits Netflix March 7

The rumors that have been circulating recently are true.  The episodes referred to previously by LucasFilm as "Bonus Content," are now officially labeled as the "Sixth and Final Season, 'The Lost Missions.'"  "The Lost Missions" will include 13 episodes, as reported via the German sources.  The official press release does not include all of the details about the episodes, but it seems we can rely on the info previously reported.  There is no news on whether these episodes will be released on DVD or Blu-Ray at this time.

In this agreement, Netflix has also have a multi-year exclusive for streaming of the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars catalog, including the movie, seasons one to five, as well as some director's cut episodes.

USA Today also posted a video featuring Yoda and the spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn.


The full LucasFilm press release is listed below.
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS' FINAL SEASON, "THE LOST MISSIONS," TO HIT NETFLIX ON MARCH 7
February 13, 2014
Exclusive Licensing Agreement with The Disney/ABC Television Group Brings Star Wars Content to Netflix Streaming Members for the First Time
The Galactic Republic, Disney/ABC Television Group, Lucasfilm, and Netflix Inc. today announced the highly anticipated debut of the sixth and final season of the Emmy(r) Award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars exclusively to Netflix members in the US and Canada on Friday, March 7. Accompanying the 13-episode new season dubbed "The Lost Missions" will be the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars saga, which includes several director's cut episodes never seen on TV as well as the feature film. This multi-year agreement also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
In these eagerly anticipated episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force are revealed. An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker's closest relationship is tested to its limits, and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy. Fans will not only be able to watch the thrilling finale, they'll be able to see more of Star Wars: The Clone Wars than ever before as Netflix will also stream the director's cut of seasons one to five.
"Stars Wars is one of the most iconic franchises of all time and this series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. "The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries."
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first time any Star Wars content has been available for Netflix streaming members. The deal follows a recent announcement from Netflix and The Walt Disney Company to bring multiple original series based on Marvel characters to the service in 2015. Netflix will be the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run, live-action, and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature, and Lucasfilm beginning in 2016. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC Entertainment Group and Disney Channel films and TV shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Last Two Bonus Content Episode Synopsises Revealed?

Once again, Jedi News is reporting that a German based Star Wars site has posted official descriptions for upcoming "Bonus Content" episodes.  In their post "SPOILER ALERT: Final Two Episode Descriptions For The Clone Wars Season 6," Jedi News shared the information gleaned from StarWars-Union.de.

Once again, if these rumors prove true possible spoilers are ahead.  The Star Wars: The Clone Wars Bonus Content aka in rumors "The Lost Missions" episodes are reported to begin airing on Super RTL in Germany in February.

The following was translated via Google from German to English from the information posted at StarWars-Union.de..
Fate (Destiny)
Yoda travels, guided by the power into the heart of the galaxy. On the planet on which he discovered the origin of the power he has to face difficult tests. Only if he is this, the wise will deem him worthy to initiate him into the deepest secrets of the power ...

Sacrifice (Sacrifice)
This is it: Yoda on Mori band, undergo the home planet of the Sith, the last test to be initiated into the best kept secret of his order. But there expect tert him a powerful enemy ...