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The Canon Run

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Hi all,

My son (Grade 6) and I are starting a full canon run (movies, TV, novels, comics…leaving out the stuff for younger readers) along with some Legends history of Revan, Bane & Plagueis thrown in. He’s almost done the Bane novels and he’s fully engaged.

As of this post, we’re just starting to build our viewing list which you can see here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bCIFJk5QTySlZXZP5-L8t0_Lkb0V6Wm4degOZ9lhwHc/edit?usp=sharing

For the movies and TV series, we’re going to use Fan Edits whenever possible.

Movies…
DigitalModification: Solo
HAL9000: Prequels, Rogue One, New Hope & Empire, Sequels
Ziggyonice: Return of the Jedi (I still need to get this file)

Clone Wars…
I have copies of Smudger’s five Clone Wars edit. I’m just trying to figure out what else we need to watch from that series. We want to cut out all the silly stuff and really focus on what drives the main canon arc forward. Here’s what I have listed:

Clone Wars I: Army of the Republic
Clone Wars II: A New Threat
Clone Wars III: Children of the Force
Clone Wars IV: A Galaxy Divided
Clone Wars V: Rise of the Dark Side
Clone Wars: Season 5 (episodes: 2-5)
Clone Wars: Season 5 (episodes: 1, 14-16)
Clone Wars: Season 5 (episodes: 17-18)
Clone Wars: Season 5 (episodes: 19-20)
Clone Wars: Season 6 (episodes: 1-4, 10-13)
Clone Wars: Season 7 (episodes 1-4)
Clone Wars: Season 7 (episodes 5-9)
Clone Wars: Season 7 (episodes 10-12)

Any suggestions on that set? Is that a reasonable list? Are there gaps in Seasons 1-4 I’m missing? Any other fan edits out there to replace Seasons 5-7?

My other option for the Clone Wars is EddieDean’s CONTINUITY CUT of TCW:Refocused.

Rebels…
Any recommendations for Rebels? Any fan edits out there? (same goal: something that focuses on driving the main canon arc forward and cuts out the silly and unnecessary stuff) My current plan if I can’t find any Rebels edits are to follow this list: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-essential-star-wars-rebels-stories-every-fan-should-1843502861

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Here is a list I made a while back. Hope it helps.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Essential-Star-Wars-Animated-Series-Episodes-for-Movie-Marathon-Inclusion/id/74792/page/1#1343089

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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For the Clone Wars, we might do a hybrid of Smudger9 (I-V) & EddieDean’s (Refocused) edits.

Clone Wars: Refocused (s01e00)
Clone Wars I: Army of the Republic
Clone Wars II: A New Threat
Clone Wars III: Children of the Force
Clone Wars IV: A Galaxy Divided
Clone Wars: Refocused (s02e05)
Clone Wars: Refocused (s02e06)
Clone Wars: Refocused (s03e02)
Clone Wars V: Rise of the Dark Side
Clone Wars: Refocused (s03e06-s08e04)

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For Rebels, I’d add “The honorable ones” from S2 (crucial character development for Zeb and Kallus) and from S3: “Visions and voices” (revisiting Dathomir and the Darksaber), “Ghost of Geonosis” (featuring Saw Gerrera and Death Star foreshadowing), “Through Imperial eyes” (a lot of insight on Kallus and Thrawn), “Secret Cargo” (the canon beginning of the Rebel Alliance) and “Zero Hour” (the season finale).

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I’ve seen Revenge of the Sith and the last episodes of The Clone Wars season 7 edited together (there are a few versions) and it was amazing. They mesh perfectly.

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Clone Wars
With some more cross-referencing, here’s my current order on the Smudger9/EddieDean mix (I haven’t watched these yet, so this is based cross-referencing episodes & arcs). Good chance this will evolve a bit before we get to it (lots of novels/comics to read first).

Clone Wars: Refocused (s01e00)
Clone Wars I: Army of the Republic
Clone Wars II: A New Threat
Clone Wars III: Children of the Force
Clone Wars IV: A Galaxy Divided
Clone Wars: Refocused (s02e05-s02e06)
Clone Wars: Refocused (s03e02)
Clone Wars V: Rise of the Dark Side
Clone Wars: Refocused (s03e06-s05e05)
Clone Wars: Refocused (s06e02)
Clone Wars: Refocused (s06e04-s08e04)

The full planned run:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bCIFJk5QTySlZXZP5-L8t0_Lkb0V6Wm4degOZ9lhwHc/