Last week, the entire series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars hit Netflix, and since it’s not a show I’m terribly familiar with, I’m going to watch and review every episode, all the way up to the brand new sixth season, which aired exclusively on Netflix. This week, we’re starting off with the miniseries that first premiered in 2003 and got this whole thing started off.
A bit of background: in 2003, Cartoon Network and StarWars.com aired Star Wars: Clone Wars, a miniseries of animated shorts which took place in the years between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, from Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack. In 2008, a new series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered, set during the same time period but this time with full 30-minute episodes and CGI animation. Apparently the show is terrific, and it just hit Netflix Instant, so I’m going to be reviewing every episode of that series starting next week.
Before we get into that series, however, we’re going to cover the original 2-D Clone Wars series, since that was sort of the field test for the in-between series that eventually became The Clone Wars. Today we’ll be covering the first “season,” which consisted of 10 episodes, each one about 3 minutes long. This series is not on Netflix, but the whole thing can be found on Youtube pretty easily.
Spoilers after the jump.