Friday, 7 March 2014



Originally published on Coffee With Kenobi

Finally, we get to witness the last season of a wonderful animated series that ended when it was in its prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The Emmy winning series has chronicled that legendary moment in time first mentioned by Obi-Wan Kenobi in his hut on Tatooine.  Thanks to the Clone Wars, viewers get to experience the majesty, adventure, intrigue, and events that we have wondered about since 1977.  In fact, it could be argued that this groundbreaking series added much needed gravitas, characterization, and pathos to not only the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but fleshed out the Prequel era in a way we all dreamed they would when we first learned that the story of Anakin Skywalker would be revealed.  This is in no way to demote the value of the Prequels (I love them, albeit in a different fashion than the Original Trilogy), but to laud the achievements in animation, storytelling, and character that George Lucas, Dave Filoni, and company accomplished through this Emmy award winning series.

Anyone reading this Blog will no doubt agree with the premise presented here.  More than likely, you were also one of the millions rejoicing on February 13th when Star Wars gave us the early Valentine’s Day present which revealed that on March 7th, the sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be released on Netflix in the US and Canada.  Not only that, but we also get several director’s cut episodes, as well as the first five seasons and the feature film.  Our melancholy from last March has been replaced by ebullience and enthusiasm.  Fans have been promised thirteen new episodes, including arcs featuring new information on Order 66, as well as a powerful arc featuring Yoda and the heretofore previously unknown origins of the Sith.  The trailer alone (released on 2/24) has started an onslaught of speculation, celebration, and consternation regarding what will happen next.

However, this revelation has led Star Wars fans to a new quandary heretofore not previously explored …how do we watch the new season?  Do we binge, or do we savor?  This is an intriguing dilemma, to be sure, but one with considerable consequences.  Much like the Jundland Wastes, this decision should not be traveled lightly.

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