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The Essential Star Wars Animated Series Episodes for Movie Marathon Inclusion

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Now that the Clone Wars Series is completed, I’m interested to hear everyone’s thoughts on which episodes of Clone Wars (2003), The Clone Wars Series, and Rebels you feel are the most essential to include watching in between the movies. I enjoyed all the series’ start to finish, but to watch in chronological order with the movies, I would prefer to watch only episodes that are more relevant to the characters that tie in with the movies/ main stories of the shows.

So which Show Episodes would you include in such a marathon and in what order would you watch them in?

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Yes this would be good info. At present the only one I’d include is the Clone Wars Microseries, as it doesn’t have any big tangents that don’t fold into the movies like TCW series.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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The 3rd Season Mortis Arc, the season 6 episodes about the Clone Chips and the one about Syfo-Dias and the Yoda visions. And I think the episodes when Darth Maul returns and the Siege of Mandalore, of course.

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I think it would be great to include Ahsoka’s intro but cut the Jabba subplot. Add in something else like clone cadets and the battle of Kamino. Then do Morris. Then do the intro of Savage and Maul. Then Ahsoka leaving. Then the chip episodes, yodas quest, then siege of Mandalore

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Hal 9000 said:

Yes this would be good info. At present the only one I’d include is the Clone Wars Microseries, as it doesn’t have any big tangents that don’t fold into the movies like TCW series.

Which 2003 Episodes would you say are the most essential to include?

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dgraham414 said:

I think it would be great to include Ahsoka’s intro but cut the Jabba subplot. Add in something else like clone cadets and the battle of Kamino. Then do Morris. Then do the intro of Savage and Maul. Then Ahsoka leaving. Then the chip episodes, yodas quest, then siege of Mandalore

Agreed on wanting to include Ahsoka’s introduction from the Clone Wars Movies but not wanting to really sit through the whole movie.

What other episodes from Clone Wars 2003 can we include? Definitely the final episode on the Attack on Coruscant. I would place that right before Clone Wars S7- 09 “Old Friends Not Forgotten”.

Rebels- I would definitely incorporate the inclusions of Vader, Ashoka, Maul, and Rex in S2, and Maul and Obi Wan in S3. How can we condense the rest of the series so we can introduce the new characters into the fold and follow their stories to a conclusion before “Rogue One?”

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The Clone Wars

S1E9 - Cloak of Darkness
This is a great episode that features Ahsoka Tano, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, and Asajj Ventress.

S1E22 - Hostage Crisis
Anakin takes on a group of bounty hunters including Cad Bane who have taken over the senate building.

S2E4 - Senate Spy
Some interesting drama between Anakin, Padme, and a former acquaintance of hers.

S2E10 - The Deserter
Insightful look into clones and choices.

S2E11 - Lightsaber Lost
A fun Ahsoka Tano episode.

S2E13 - The Mandalore Plot
S2E14 - Voyage of Temptation
S2E15 - Duchess of Mandalore
A trilogy of episodes full of important information regarding Obi-Wan and the Mandalorians. These are some of my favorite episodes.

S3E9 Hunt for Ziro
More Cad Bane and Quinlan Vos.

S3E12 Nightsisters
S3E13 Monster
S3E14 Witches of the Mist
Another trilogy of episodes that take a look into Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, and her home world.

S3E15 Overlords
S3E16 Altar of Mortis
S3E17 Ghosts of Mortis
A three episode arc that deals with Anakin, the prophecy of the chosen one, and impactful information down the line for the Rebels animated series.

S4E7 Darkness on Umbara
S4E8 The General
S4E9 Plan of Dissent
S4E10 Carnage of Krell
A four part story focusing on clones that raises more thought provoking questions regarding their roles, personal identities, and freedom.

S4E21 Brothers
S4E22 Revenge
An important character returns.

S5E14 Eminence
S5E15 Shades of Reason
S5E16 The Lawless
An impactful group of episodes for multiple characters and storylines. A must see in my opinion.

S5E17 Sabotage
S5E18 The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
S5E19 To Catch A Jedi
S5E20 The Wrong Jedi
The Jedi must solve the mystery of a terrorist bombing at the Jedi temple. These are my very favorite episodes of the entire series.

S6E1 Unknown
S6E2 Conspiracy
S6E3 Fugitive
S6E4 Orders
More information on Order 66.

S6E10 The Lost Ones
Who was Sifo-Dyas?

S6E11 Voices
S6E12 Destiny
S6E13 Sacrifice
Yoda goes on a journey to learn more about the Force.

S7E9 Old Friends Not forgotten
S7E10 The Phantom Apprentice
S7E11 Shattered
S7E12 Victory and Death
The Ahsoka and Mandalorian plotlines collide with events from Revenge of the Sith.

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Rebels

S1E1, S1E2 Spark of Rebellion
Introduction to Ezra Bridger and the crew of the Ghost.

S1E6 Breaking Ranks
Ezra goes undercover at the Imperial Academy.

S1E8 Empire Day
S1E9 Gathering Forces
Ezra learns more about what happened to his parents.

S1E15 Fire Across the Galaxy
Season one finale and more information about certain characters.

S2E1, S2E2 The Siege of Lothal
The Empire launches a campaign on Lothal. A few characters from the original trilogy make an appearance.

S2E3 The Lost Commanders
The crew encounters a group of clone troopers from the Clone Wars.

S2E10 The Future of the Force
A confrontation with the Inquisitors.

S2E13 The Protector of Concord Dawn
More about Sabine and the Mandalorians.

S2E14 Legends of the Lasat
More about Zeb and his people.

S2E15 The Call
Ezra’s connection to animals and nature is an important part of his character.

S2E16 Homecoming
More about Hera and the Twi’lek people.

S2E18 Shroud of Darkness
Visiting a Jedi Temple on Lothal where they have Force visions.

S2E21, S2E22 Twilight of the Apprentice
Multiple characters and stories converge around a Sith holocron with an eventful confrontation.

S3E1, S3E2, Steps into Shadow
The Bendu and Thrawn join the series.

S3E5 Hera’s Heroes
Thrawn invades Hera’s home.

S3E15 Trials of the Darksaber
S3E16 Legacy of Mandalore
More on Sabine and the Mandalorians

S3E20 Twin Suns
Maul is obsessed with Obi-Wan.

S4E1, S4E2 Heroes of Mandalore
The Mandalorian storyline comes to a climax.

S4E3, S4E4 In the Name of the Rebellion
The Rebellion grows on Yavin IV.

S4E10 Jedi Night
The crew attempt to rescue Hera.

S4E12 Wolves and a Door
S4E13 A World Between Worlds
Ezra enters a very special Jedi temple.

S4E14 A Fool’s Hope
S4E15, S4E16 Family Reunion and Farewell
Storylines come to a close while new ones are alluded to with a touching epilogue regarding the characters.

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Resistance

S1E1, S1E2 The Recruit
Kazuda Xiono is recruited by Poe Dameron.

S6E6 The Children From Tehar
Kaz learns of a bounty on two runaway children.

S1E7 Signal From Sector Six
Kaz goes on a training exercise with Poe.

S1E9 The Platform Classic
Yeager’s estranged younger brother visits the Colossus.

S1E11 Station Theta Black
General Organa has an assignment for Poe and Kaz.

S1E6 The New Trooper
Kaz infiltrates the First Order.

S1E17 The Core Problem
Kaz accompanies Poe on a mission to the Unknown Regions.

S1E19 The Descent
S1E20,S1E21 No Escape
The Colossus meets up with events from The Force Awakens.

S1E1 Into the Unknown
The Colossus comes out of hyperspace in an unknown region.

S2E5 The Engineer
Kaz and Synara rescue an engineer.

S2E7 The Relic Raiders
An ancient Sith temple is discovered.

S2E8 Rendezvous Point
Captain Doza uses a signal beacon for a reunion.

S2E11 Station to Station
Kaz, Neeku, and CB-23 go on a mission to steal parts for the Colossus from the First Order.

S2E12 The Missing Agent
S2E13 Breakout
Kaz, Yeager, CB-23 and Synara travel to rescue a Resistance operative.

S2E17 Rebuilding the Resistance
S2E18, S2E19 The Escape
Tam leads a mission to stop the evacuation of Resistance recruits on Dantooine. Supreme Leader Kylo Ren orders Pyre and Tierny to destroy the Colossus.

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I would add The Clone Wars S7 5-8 as well, as it gives some perspective on an important characters time away from the Jedi before RotS happens.

PT: CoD/TAS/TCW/FotR(NCC)
OT: Reimagined/Revisited/…
ST: Starlight/Rekindled/Resurgence

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Here’s an edited list I made for a friend a while ago, of the essential Clone Wars episodes - but this is for someone who’s never seen the show. (Friend in question still hasn’t got past the Umbara arc)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EWF6Om1ZPZBE0g-g_8fHnU25PqPecIUB/view?usp=sharing
I hope this Google Drive link works. I would have just typed out the episodes to contribute to the thread, but when I was making it, I enjoyed collecting all the images so much that I spent ages doing it, so now I figure I should just send the original document.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

Here’s an edited list I made for a friend a while ago, of the essential Clone Wars episodes - but this is for someone who’s never seen the show. (Friend in question still hasn’t got past the Umbara arc)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EWF6Om1ZPZBE0g-g_8fHnU25PqPecIUB/view?usp=sharing
I hope this Google Drive link works. I would have just typed out the episodes to contribute to the thread, but when I was making it, I enjoyed collecting all the images so much that I spent ages doing it, so now I figure I should just send the original document.

The link worked for me. That looks great! Nice work. Definitely high quality Star Wars in my opinion.

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I would like to someday sit down and watch all of Droids. Not sure i would say its essential for a movie marathon.

I also like to watch the entirety of clone wars minus the new season which isn’t on blu ray or digital outside of Disney plus. I like to watch the Micro series and also to watch Rebels.

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Here’s a spreadsheet I made. It covers all of Clone Wars S1-6 and Rebels. I have notes indicating which episodes are part of which characters’ arcs. The Smudger movie edits and CW fortune cookies are included as a bonus. Arcs that were planned but cancelled with the show when Star Wars was acquired by Disney are included with light grey for those that were adapted into another medium and dark grey for those that never saw the light of day in any form. I haven’t seen Resistance or CW S7 so their documentation is very rudimentary and incomplete.

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I wonder how many people refuse to spend money on a streaming service because they believe they’re supporting physical media, but are spending $70/month on a cable bill.