The Clone Wars: TFN talks to Filoni and Gilroy

Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy answer fan questions on The Clone Wars over at TheForce.net. A lot of interesting tidbits on the show, its relation to the EU, George’s involvement and other food for thought, like Gilroy’s comments on the unique challenges of writing a digital show:

It wasn’t really an issue of balance. When I wrote the first episode, I wished I could have used the entire Jedi Council, but because we were just building the studio, the only characters I had available were Anakin, Obi-Wan and Yoda. Mace wasn’t originally in the movie story, because he wasn’t built yet, he was added way later. This was the incredible challenge as the head writer, I was tasked with writing Star Wars and making it feel as big as Star Wars, but only allowed to build ONE new character per episode (I started with 9 — can you name them?). So Luminara and Kit showed up at the very first chance I could put them in the show.

Oh, and there’s also something in there about George and the Wookieepedia. Yes, seriously.

In other interview news, EUC has one with The Force Unleashed’s Sam Witwer, and is taking questions for Matt Stover.

2 thoughts on “The Clone Wars: TFN talks to Filoni and Gilroy

  1. Toph

    Pretty interesting. It’s amazing to hear about how limited they’ve been with this first batch of episodes. Makes me excited for what comes next. :D

    Also happy to hear they’re not all in chronological order, since they started at a pretty arbitrary point.

    And if Henry Gilroy is listening–I’d love “an exhaustive Time-Life style ‘Clone Wars’ history book”. :) Though I’m also cautious of filling in all the gaps too quickly.

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