Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Clone Wars: Carnage of Krell

Andrew Leon and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008.

Episode: "Carnage of Krell"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 10
Original Air Date: November 18, 2011
via Wookieepedia
Things are looking grim for the 501st Legion.  General Pong Krell, in command of the clones in Anakin's absence, has ordered Fives and Jess to face court martial for treason.  When Captain Rex appeals for mercy, Krell raises the ante by demanding they be executed immediately.  Meanwhile, Krell continues to give highly questionable orders to the troops in the field.

To say much more would be spoiling.  We've now come to the end of the Krell arc, an excellent exploration of the patronizing attitude some within the Republic take toward the clones.  Krell's personal issues run a bit deeper, we learn, but the philosophical undercurrent is fascinating.  Like "Rookies," the Krell arc frequently feels like a 1950s war movie, a good one.

*****
via Wiki 24
Matt Michnovetz wrote the four-part Krell arc.  In total, he wrote eleven Clone Wars episodes and, so far, four Rebels episodes.  He was head writer for The Clone Wars during its sixth and seventh seasons.  Michnovetz was born in Agawam, Massachusetts.  Before Star Wars, he wrote for 24, The Unknown and Armed Response.

Next week: "Kidnapped."

4 comments:

  1. I'm still trying to figure out how to watch the bits of season seven that exist. I've held off, though, because we're doing this, but once we get through to the end, I'm going to look into it again.

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  2. Very exciting and interesting. I so need to catch up.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. The Krell arc has been one of the best in a while.

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