Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Clone Wars: Landing at Point Rain

My friends and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008 (as opposed to the one that started in 2003).  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of the fun.

Episode: "Landing at Point Rain"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 5
Original Air Date: November 4, 2009
via Wookieepedia
Due to a poor Internet connection, I will keep this week's entry brief.

In "Landing at Point Rain," our Jedi friends lead an attack on a droid factory on Geonosis.  The story is essentially one long battle sequence, not really my thing.  Obviously, Clone Wars and, for that matter, Star Wars are going to involve a battle or two but if that were all there were to the saga, it wouldn't hold much interest for me.  Plus, once again, there is Anakin's and Ahsoka's apparent callousness to the fact that their own clone troopers are dying around them while they crack wise and compare kill tallies, a la Legolas and Gimli. 

Even though this episode wasn't my favorite, there are a few nice moments.  Anakin leads a crew on a mission to disable a shield generator in order to make way for an aerial assault, foreshadowing Return of the Jedi.  Also, Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi brings a welcome bit of perspective to Anakin and Ahsoka at tale's end.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, sign on to the list below.  Please visit the other participants today.  Next week: "Weapons Factory."



  1. I was disappointed with Mundi's appearance. He really didn't do much.

    1. I'm not a big fan of this episode in general and I agree that they could have done more with Mundi. But I like his appearance for the contrast it helps to develop between Anakin and the rest of the Order. Mundi is motivated - and troubled - by the cause. Anakin is motivated by his personal accomplishment.

  2. I hope you know how much I enjoy your review of this series.
    I look foward to reading them every week.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. I enjoy them, too. The experience is quite different from Star Trek - not as many people are familiar with this series so there's less back and forth. I am grateful to know a few folks are reading along.