And don’t forget to get your vote in!
- No Cartoon Network? Episodes will be available on iTunes the day after airing, and stream on both CartoonNetwork.com and StarWars.com after a week. (UPDATE: A behind-the-scenes special is available for free on iTunes.)
- UPDATE: The Force-Cast has a TCW roundtable with Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy.
- Newsday has another preview clip.
- Rebelscum reveals the contents of the Clone Wars press kit.
- Reviews: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, The Kansas City Star, Pioneer Press, Zap2it, IGN, Crave, and Toon Zone.
The House Party folks may only have three days left before they see the first two episodes, but the rest of us are still waiting until October 3… Still, reviews and such are showing up:
- Genre Online reviews the premiere episodes and interviews Dave Filioni.
- Filioni also does the rounds with Sci-Fi Wire.
- Palgn previews the Lightsaber Duels game.
- And Sam Witwer, of all people, addresses why The Clone Wars movie fell short for many of us.
We’re sure to see more as we approach the air date, and/or the TFU buzz fades.
- The L.A. Time‘s Hero Complex blog has a report from the Egyptian Theatre premiere; More photos at Monsters & Critics.
- George Lucas tells reporters why The Clone Wars was able to forgo most of the prequels’ big-name actors.
- Mental Floss has seven reasons The Clone Wars will be worth seeing. (Snark alert!)
- Scientific American has a lengthy Q&A with The Science of Star Wars author Jeanne Cavelos on the scientific possibilities of The Clone Wars – they also sit down with Dave Filoni.
- Cinematical’s Monday morning poll asks if you’re excited for The Clone Wars. As I type this, it’s 52.9% ‘Nope, not excited at all.’
- Controversy! A (negative) AICN review of the movie was taken down at
Lucasfilm’sWarner Brothers’ request.
- Since Rotten Tomatoes still isn’t calculating, here are some reviews from the majors: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Empire. We’ll start getting the bulk of them later this week. When I’m on a plane and most of CJ will be getting drunk. Great timing, huh?
- io9 has several interview clips with Dave Filoni, including a question on ‘clone romance.’ Sorry slashers, I really doubt you’ll see romances between the clones. In any case: Been there, done that, rolled my eyes at the flame wars.
- IGN has a new video clip, Obi-Wan’s Landing Party. (via)
- Crave Online has an interview with George.
- Also: CNBC, The Daily Telegraph, E! Online.
- George Lucas, Dave Filoni and Catherine Winder on the official site; Lucas, Filoni and LucasArt’s Darrel Rodriguez at Entertainment Weekly; Filoni and Winder at Cinema Blend.
- The Deadbolt has seven questions about The Clone Wars.
- The official webcomic announcement is here – and not a word about Hyperspace.
- The Clone Wars novel is #12 on the Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list, and #48 on USA Today’s.
- Also: The Mercury News, The New York Sun, Brisbane Times, New Zealand Herald.
The Maker talks about his television endeavours and what to expect from the new series. Also at MTV, Dave Filoni on swapping the opening crawl for a newsreel style opener.
The movie was screened for the media yesterday, so I’ll be on the lookout for increased coverage. So far there’s not too much out there (embargos?) but CNBC’s Jim Goldman has some (nonspoilery) praise. And StarWars.com has an interview with George Lucas and Dave Filoni.
To hold us over, io9 has ten reasons why the Clone Wars TV series is going to rule, including “seriously kickass female ninjas.” Not really sure about Ashoka myself, but I am looking forward to see more Asajj Ventress. Head over to Moviehole for an interview with TCW’s Anakin, Matt Lanter, and U.S. military folks are advised to check with their base theaters for early screenings!
- Review: SFX gives the movie four stars.
- People: George Lucas in The Times; Reel Talk has an audio interview with Dave Filoni from SDCC. (via;) Matt Lanter talks to Skewed and Reviewed about voicing Anakin Skywalker.
- Music: ScoreNotes has an audio interview with composer Kevin Kiner; You can preview his work (and gander at some mild spoilers) over at starwarsthemusic.com. (via)
- Posters: CanMag has a couple of new quad posters.