Okay, so Grievous and the clonetrooper aren’t so bad, but Anakin and Obi-Wan are freaking me the hell out. If you disagree, or simply want to sent me the head of one in a box, they’re only $9.99 today at Kids.Woot.
It’s May, so of course the Dream Book is out, because nothing says spring like planning out your Christmas tree. This year’s Star Wars selections are include The Phantom Menace duel (above,) Han in Stormtrooper gear, Luke’s landspeeder, and a Clone Wars twofer of Anakin and Ahsoka.
Looks like Anakin and Padme fans will be happy with tomorrow’s episode, ‘Destroy Malevolence:’ Catherine Taber, who voices Padme, has a few comments on the character and the secret relationship.
Meanwhile, over at TFN, the ForceCast has a roundtable on the first three episodes.
Inspired by the success of The Dark Knight’s Joker, io9 has some thoughts on keeping your villains villainy – what makes them great, how they go wrong, and how not to ruin their effectiveness. Darth Vader is used as an example in the last – and I can’t say I disagree. Continue reading
JadeCon is never a good time for real blogging, and so several stories over the last week got missed. Now that I’ve slept an entire night (and then some,) and taken a Claritin (damn you, con crud!) and am finally back in the land of working wireless, here’s some of The Clone Wars stuff that got missed:
- The AP came up with a real head-scratcher yesterday: Anakin Skywalker as a dirty old man. Now, let’s not pretend there won’t be any Anakin/Ashoka fanfic, but seriously? No.
- CBR has an interview with Henry Gilroy about Dark Horse’s Clone Wars line.
- Creative Loafing’s Fresh Loaf is defending the prequels from The Clone Wars. I for one would so choose to watch even The Phantom Menace over TCW.
- io9 had five things they want to see in The Clone Wars TV show. More Ziro? Umm…
” I wanted to show that this poor guy is trapped by shadows, and she’s stuck in the light. And the hand that reaches out to touch her isn’t even a human hand anymore” – Iain McCaig
From The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
TFN spotted this on Youtube earlier this morning, so better watch it before it’s pulled. (The scene is the vertical cliff-side battle we got a glimpse of in the trailer, featuring Anakin, Ahsoka, and a lot of droids.)
In other The Clone Wars news, Fandango says that the film’s run time is two hours, one minute.
It’s strange to think that one of the world’s most iconic and badass movie villains would ultimately be revealed as a major geek during his childhood years. Little Anakin Skywalker was an engineering prodigy, capable of building or repairing anything tech-related, including his own podracer and even C-3PO (albeit naked).