Clone Wars 1.01-1.02

So Ko-Katan turns up in the Mandalorian. Turns out she was a character in the animated series ‘The Clone Wars’ and ‘Rebels’. It’s time to go back and catch up. I watched ‘The Clone Wars’ when it first arrived around 2008-2009 So this is a re-watch/refresher of the seven season show.

 

1.01 “Ambush”
Jedi Master Yoda must face off against Count Dooku’s dreaded assassin Asajj Ventress and her massive droid army to prove the Jedi are strong enough to protect a strategic planet and forge a treaty for the Republic. Ventress fails against Yoda, so Dooku tells Ventress to kill the king of the planet, who wants to sign the treaty with the Republic. Yoda protects the king from Ventress, who then flees.

This first episode seems to have the objective of showing Yoda as a bad-ass warrior and leader. He does show this, but only at critical times in the plot when needed. Otherwise it’s up to the troopers to blast the enemy.

The writing also emphasis’s the humour and flippancy in the droid army. They are clearly al the low end of the AI spectrum.

 

1.02 “Rising Malevolence”
An attack by a devastating new Separatist weapon—the powerful starship Malevolence—leaves Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers struggling to survive until Anakin and Ahsoka can find them.

This episode kicks off a long story involving Count Douka and Anakin Skywalker. It also introduces  Ahsoka, his padawan apprentice.

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