Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Clone Wars: The Unknown

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: "The Unknown"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Lost Missions (Season Six), Episode 1
Original Air Date: February 15, 2014
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The Lost Missions kick off with a clone troopers story, pretty much always my favorite.   During a combat offensive, clone trooper Tup goes into a strange trance state and kills Jedi Master Tiplar.  Neither Tup himself nor anyone else seems to understand what has happened.  Dooku and Darth Sidious have an inkling.  When word gets back to them about the incident, they move quickly to get to Tup so they can find out what has gone wrong with his "programming."  We as the viewers know what this is really all about: Order 66, the operation carried out in Revenge of the Sith in which the clones simultaneously slaughter nearly all of the Jedi.  This is the first episode of a four-part arc.
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Tiplar was a Mikkian.  Her twin sister Tiplee, also a Jedi, was with Tiplar at the time of her death.  The design for the two characters originated with an unused concept for a female Sith Lord developed for Attack of the Clones.  Both of the twins were voiced by Anna Graves.

Next week: "Conspiracy."

6 comments:

  1. I don't even have a good comment for this at the moment. It's a great arc.

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    1. I find it difficult to talk about this arc without spoiling - funny because really, we already know the answer to the mystery. But the way it plays out for the characters is so interesting.

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    2. It's when you know what's going to happen in the end and, yet, you are still on the edge of your seat, so to speak, that you know you're enjoying a good story.

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    3. Right. It's actually how I knew I was hooked on tennis years ago. I could watch a match on tape delay, knowing the result and still being absorbed.

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  2. I have heard this is really good, but...so little time and so many shows, books, movies...I think there will always be something on my list.

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    1. Parts of it are really good. For the die hards, there are loads of fun tidbits all over the place. For the more casual fan, I think informed picking and choosing would be in order. More on that when I wrap up the season.

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