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Feb. 12, 2008by: Ben Barna
George Lucas just cant seem to let the STAR WARS universe be. Didnt he see the performance by the cast of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE at Sundays Grammy Awards? Let it be, man. Im kidding. There is way too much demand out there, and still an amazing well of story left (considering everything is made up). The latest version of STAR WARS storytelling is the animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, which follows the events after ATTACK OF THE CLONES and just before REVENGE OF THE SITH. USA Today has our first look at a computer animated Anakin Skywalker, standing next to a new character, his padawan (Jedi apprentice) Ahsoka. The series which actually kick-off as a feature film (much to my surprise) to be released on August 15th, and will then segue into a half hour-episode series on TNT. Click on Hayden Christensenesque caricature to head over to USA Today to read the rest of the article.
Extra Tidbit: Yoda's vocals come from voice actor Tom Kane, who has also voiced the likes of Magneto and Doctor Doom.
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4:35AM on 02/14/2008
Maverick:

Umm Senator Palpatine?!?! Jesus come on man. He was a sith lord the entire time. DUH
Maverick:

Umm Senator Palpatine?!?! Jesus come on man. He was a sith lord the entire time. DUH
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5:58PM on 02/12/2008

God no...

I HATE the clone wars, I HATE anything that has to do with the clone wars.

Man, there are SO many other good Star Wars stories to make animated shows about. :(
I HATE the clone wars, I HATE anything that has to do with the clone wars.

Man, there are SO many other good Star Wars stories to make animated shows about. :(
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5:42PM on 02/12/2008
ctorg52...you sure do SOUND like you know what you're talking about. BUT YOU DON'T.
"He was a Knight in AOTC that is why he no long has the Padawan braids."

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Watch the CLONE WARS animated series for Anakins Jedi Knight ceremony. And for all your "Let it go man, let it go." jibba-jabba, you sure do like to theorize about the back-history of these toys/action figures.

^_^ STAR WARS will forever ROCK! Can't wait 'til Soul Calibur 4.

**sorry about the pic link, it kept
ctorg52...you sure do SOUND like you know what you're talking about. BUT YOU DON'T.
"He was a Knight in AOTC that is why he no long has the Padawan braids."

[link]
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Watch the CLONE WARS animated series for Anakins Jedi Knight ceremony. And for all your "Let it go man, let it go." jibba-jabba, you sure do like to theorize about the back-history of these toys/action figures.

^_^ STAR WARS will forever ROCK! Can't wait 'til Soul Calibur 4.

**sorry about the pic link, it kept getting cut in half.
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5:05PM on 02/12/2008
I heard about this at comingsoon.com a couple minutes ago. I really wasn't into the wole Stars Wars:Clone Wars things when it aired but seemed to get into it as the show went on. I can't say i'm excited or that I think its a stupid idea. We just have to wait and see
I heard about this at comingsoon.com a couple minutes ago. I really wasn't into the wole Stars Wars:Clone Wars things when it aired but seemed to get into it as the show went on. I can't say i'm excited or that I think its a stupid idea. We just have to wait and see
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4:21PM on 02/12/2008

C'mon is it that hard to believe...

O.K. first everyone below needs to stop saying Anakin wasn't a Knight because you only make sense if you are saying he wasn't a Master. He was a Knight in AOTC that is why he no long has the Padawan braids. He is peeved in Sith cause they won't make him a master. The cartoon he has a Padawan, which only masters are supposed to have. Is is that hard to believe that after most of them got wiped out in AOTC that they let him have an apprentice. No, not really. Let it go man, let it go. This
O.K. first everyone below needs to stop saying Anakin wasn't a Knight because you only make sense if you are saying he wasn't a Master. He was a Knight in AOTC that is why he no long has the Padawan braids. He is peeved in Sith cause they won't make him a master. The cartoon he has a Padawan, which only masters are supposed to have. Is is that hard to believe that after most of them got wiped out in AOTC that they let him have an apprentice. No, not really. Let it go man, let it go. This is about selling toys not Oscar winning story lines.
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3:37PM on 02/12/2008
That is Anakins padawan, hasbro and Lucusarts has comfirmd this. Anakin gets the title of Jedi Knight in the clone wars He is mad that he is not a Master and on the jedi council. They can change the story from what has been told already from the comics and animated clone wars cartoon, so we will have to wait and see what happens.
That is Anakins padawan, hasbro and Lucusarts has comfirmd this. Anakin gets the title of Jedi Knight in the clone wars He is mad that he is not a Master and on the jedi council. They can change the story from what has been told already from the comics and animated clone wars cartoon, so we will have to wait and see what happens.
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3:00PM on 02/12/2008
I may be wrong here, but I believe Anakin was a Jedi Knight, but not conferred the title of Master. Only Jedi Master's can be on the council.
I may be wrong here, but I believe Anakin was a Jedi Knight, but not conferred the title of Master. Only Jedi Master's can be on the council.
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2:49PM on 02/12/2008

I'll admit

I never saw the animated Clone Wars series, so if Anakin got bestowed the rank of Knight in that, then he broke from the story line before this new series occured because in the movies (which I would consider to be the content source of any new material), he, to my knowledge, was never conferred the title of Knight... which was part of the reason why Anakin was not happy when he was placed on the council at Palpatine's request, but denied his status. For if Anakin was a Knight at any point
I never saw the animated Clone Wars series, so if Anakin got bestowed the rank of Knight in that, then he broke from the story line before this new series occured because in the movies (which I would consider to be the content source of any new material), he, to my knowledge, was never conferred the title of Knight... which was part of the reason why Anakin was not happy when he was placed on the council at Palpatine's request, but denied his status. For if Anakin was a Knight at any point prior to his council appointment, he wouldn't have been by Obi-Wan's side or taking Obi-Wan's orders.
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2:39PM on 02/12/2008
Well actually Anakin is given the title of Jedi Knight in the animated Clone Wars for Cartoon Network, however, that story timeline moves pretty fast and seems to be more towards the end of the clone wars when he actually gains that status. Will have to see what happens.
Well actually Anakin is given the title of Jedi Knight in the animated Clone Wars for Cartoon Network, however, that story timeline moves pretty fast and seems to be more towards the end of the clone wars when he actually gains that status. Will have to see what happens.
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2:35PM on 02/12/2008
Not sure about the whole having a padawan thing, since I don't remember Clone Wars well enough, but it's possible that it's bad info. He may just be fighting along with her in the image and someone jumped the gun.

Maverick: Could General Grievous be the other Sith Lord that you're thinking of? The whole prequel farce still leaves a bad taste in my mouth on multiple levels, so I don't remember all of it like the original trilogy.
Not sure about the whole having a padawan thing, since I don't remember Clone Wars well enough, but it's possible that it's bad info. He may just be fighting along with her in the image and someone jumped the gun.

Maverick: Could General Grievous be the other Sith Lord that you're thinking of? The whole prequel farce still leaves a bad taste in my mouth on multiple levels, so I don't remember all of it like the original trilogy.
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12:14PM on 02/12/2008

" Anakin was never conferred the status of Jedi Knight"?

Rent Clone Wars animated tv series.Right about NOW! :)
Rent Clone Wars animated tv series.Right about NOW! :)
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12:06PM on 02/12/2008
I would've been fine leaving the Star Wars universe as it. Lucas already mucked it up enough. (Can you really mess up your own creation?)

But maybe this is a good time to ask. Trivia question I was presented with a while back: Who were the two Sith lords present at the Battle of Geonosis?

I know Dooku/Darth Tyranus, but cannot figure out the second one. Can anyone help?
I would've been fine leaving the Star Wars universe as it. Lucas already mucked it up enough. (Can you really mess up your own creation?)

But maybe this is a good time to ask. Trivia question I was presented with a while back: Who were the two Sith lords present at the Battle of Geonosis?

I know Dooku/Darth Tyranus, but cannot figure out the second one. Can anyone help?
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11:34AM on 02/12/2008

Story hole

Right away, the new series has a huge continuation hole. Anakin's padawan should never exist. Anakin was never conferred the status of Jedi Knight, he was still a padawan himself when he turned to the dark side. Therefore, Lucas has altered his own story (or someone was given bad info), to make this new series work.

Outside of that, I'm for more of the story being told.
Right away, the new series has a huge continuation hole. Anakin's padawan should never exist. Anakin was never conferred the status of Jedi Knight, he was still a padawan himself when he turned to the dark side. Therefore, Lucas has altered his own story (or someone was given bad info), to make this new series work.

Outside of that, I'm for more of the story being told.
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