The Clone Wars: ‘Bombad Jedi’ aftermath has the obligatory updated episode guide and a video commentary. Also, a very pretty screenshot of that slug-thing, seen above.

The Clone Wars: ‘Duel of the Droids’ postmortem

Reaction to ‘Duel of the Droids’ was a bit less frazzled than its predecessor, though not everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid. (I, for one, have ceased even trying.) Still, there’s plenty to bask in for fans of the series, including the obligatory video commentary. (Screencap above is from .)

The real question? Is all the goodwill that Clone has built up going to be blown with this Friday’s Jar-Jar episode? Yousa can tell meesa on Saturday.

And finally, in more general TCW ware, the ForceCast sits down with Skywalker Sound’s David Acord (Rotta the Huttlet) and Matthew Wood (General Grievous.)

It’s Friday, it must be The Clone Wars

She looks different in every still...Tonight they ‘Destroy Malevolence,’ Padme and Threepio make their TV debut, get taken hostage (shocking!) and blah blah blah tune in at 9. UPDATE: has an interview with Catherine Taber, who voices Padme for the series and also took on Leia in The Force Unleashed. Again: Episode commentary.

We’ve heard it all before

opinion.gifMark Beall at Cinematical talks about the prequel trilogy, at length. Nothing new, really – the entertaining part is the commentary over at Big Dumb Object:

I’m so sick of this. No one seems to understand. Let me spell it out (hopefully for the last time).

When you saw the original Star Wars films you were a child. Children love the new Star Wars films. Your expectations of the prequel films are not that of a child.

A bit harsh, maybe – Beall isn’t all that obnoxious, on the grand scale of fanboy obnoxiousness. (It goes to eleven.) But true enough. And as a ‘hardcore’ fan, I really don’t see why it’s so hard to just shrug off the prequel films if you don’t adore them. I certainly didn’t enjoy them as much as the OT, but I don’t feel the need splooge over fandom because of it. They’re just… there. They were a good excuse to gather and do fun fannish stuff. And snark. Very, very good for snark. But why continue to dwell on the bitterness?

And can we please drop the ‘true fan’ crap already? You don’t have to adore everything about Star Wars to be a ‘real’ fan, otherwise most of CJ would have been disqualified the moment the notion of a burgerpult entered our heads. (Looong before TPM.) There is NO SUCH THING as a ‘true fan’ or ‘true fanboy.’ You like the movies? ANY of the movies? You’re a fan. It’s not an all or nothing situation. Star Wars is much too large, both as a franchise and a fandom, for such a mindset to be practical. So, yes: deal.