A galaxy divided! Striking swiftly after the Battle of Geonosis, Count Dooku’s droid army has seized control of the major hyperspace lanes, separating the Republic from the majority of its clone army. While the Jedi are occupied fighting a war, no one is left to keep the peace. Chaos and crime spread, and the innocent become victims in a lawless galaxy.
The Clone Wars show has always been one of my favorite parts of Star Wars. But there are many fans who haven’t seen it! Whether it was the bad taste in their mouth after the PT, or a dislike for animation, or just not having enough time to sit through the filler. This a shame.
While I can’t fix the first two points besides repeating give it a chance, the third group does bring up a valid point. There are many episodes in the Clone Wars that appear insignificant but are vital to understanding what goes down later in the series.
But a simple “series” of edits won’t do. There is simply too much that goes on in this the Clone Wars. The show is built as an anthology series but expects you to watch every installemnt. So while you may think the show is based on Anakin and Ahsoka… you need to watch that Mandalorian politics episode to understand Darth Maul’s return.
“My vision” is to trim the fat off some Clone Wars episodes and merge them into one longer, more coherent story. But I’m not just stopping there. I want to turn this into a cinematic universe.
Truth be told, Smudger’s edits were the only thing initially holding me back from the project. I did not want to “over-saturate the market” aka not get any attention. But there is a key difference between our projects, and that is the cinematic universe.
A cinematic universe is a type of franchise where main characters/themes are not always expected to return every single time. This comes in handy big time when dealing with the Clone Wars. I don’t want to get into the details here (to avoid spoilers) but I have many examples of these types of scenarios.
It also helps focus on certain parts of the show. I’d like to make many, many edits, each dealing with different characters. For example, I’d love to help with a Domino Squad movie. Or an edit with all the various Grievous episodes, tied together with the theme of the Jedi hunting him down.
I already have created an edit focused on Darth Maul. This will be updated later on, but for now, will be canon: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Maul-Son-of-Dathomir-Released/id/59332
But before I get ahead of myself… I will focus on my current edit, the “Iron Man” to this project: Ahsoka.
Named after the show’s most popular new character, Ahsoka merges several Season 1 and 2 episodes to create a streamlined narrative concerning Anakin’s relationship with his new apprentice. Beginning with her surprise introduction (and Anakin’s dislike of her) and ending with Anakin willing to go out of his way to save her. To be frank, there are some issues with the episode blending- namely Ahsoka doesn’t change much (this is only seasons 1 and 2). But I plan to address this with sequels later down the line.
I plan to use the following episodes:
-Clone Wars Movie
-Storm over Ryloth
-Cargo of Doom
Until then, I don’t have much to show, besides this color correction:
And a promise to at least complete the first edit in the project. I will then continue, based off community feedback. Please provide any suggestions or feedback below.
Maul- A Star Wars Story