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Feb. 24, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Darth Maul returns!  If you haven't been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series on Cartoon Network, well, in some cases I can't blame you, but there are some pretty kick ass episodes out there that trump ol' Lucas himself in terms of story, action, and character.

For those who felt that the Sith Lord got a bum deal in being killed off in Episode 1, well, here's his redemption and return. 

Check it out:

Darth Maul with his cyberlegs first appeared in the Dark Horse Visionaries comic book where he returned to Tattoine to kill Luke Skywalker, but was thwarted once again by Obi Wan, putting the horn-headed villain to rest a second time. 

Cool stuff.  Check out Star Wars: The Clone Wars on the Cartoon Network.

Extra Tidbit: Can we get out of the Clone Wars already? I'd love to see a post Return of the Jedi animated series.
Source: USA Today

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1:59PM on 02/24/2012

Love The Clone Wars Series

Was surprised at how good it is. The art direction is fantastic.
Was surprised at how good it is. The art direction is fantastic.
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12:06PM on 02/24/2012

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I couldn't agree more Paul. Lucas Arts needs to let this stuff go and focus on either on the pre Phantom Menace or, like you said, post Jedi. There is so much more material out there that Lucas and his team can focus on.
I couldn't agree more Paul. Lucas Arts needs to let this stuff go and focus on either on the pre Phantom Menace or, like you said, post Jedi. There is so much more material out there that Lucas and his team can focus on.
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12:25PM on 02/24/2012

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Therein lies one of the main issues I have with the series (though I do think, as a whole, it is pretty great). By humanizing the clones as free-thinking individuals and showing their tight brotherly bond with the Jedi, it makes it all the more unbelievable that they would mindlessly follow through with Order 66.
Therein lies one of the main issues I have with the series (though I do think, as a whole, it is pretty great). By humanizing the clones as free-thinking individuals and showing their tight brotherly bond with the Jedi, it makes it all the more unbelievable that they would mindlessly follow through with Order 66.
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12:37PM on 02/24/2012
During this season they've been building up the distrust between the clones and the Jedi, and there are still at least another two seasons.
During this season they've been building up the distrust between the clones and the Jedi, and there are still at least another two seasons.
1:09PM on 02/24/2012
I see. I never get around to watching the seasons until they are out on DVD, so I haven't seen any of this season yet.

Distrust or not, they've shown in previous episodes that clones have the ability to choose not to follow orders on moral ground. They may not trust the Jedi, but that doesn't mean they would consent to slaughtering them.

...Unless a last second plot device like 'Oh hey, they were implanted with mind control chips so they DON'T have the freedom to choose for themselves' is
I see. I never get around to watching the seasons until they are out on DVD, so I haven't seen any of this season yet.

Distrust or not, they've shown in previous episodes that clones have the ability to choose not to follow orders on moral ground. They may not trust the Jedi, but that doesn't mean they would consent to slaughtering them.

...Unless a last second plot device like 'Oh hey, they were implanted with mind control chips so they DON'T have the freedom to choose for themselves' is introduced, which would be a big ol' cop-out.
1:08PM on 02/24/2012

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Real Life free-thinking people were responsible for carrying out the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide, and the atrocities currently affecting Syrians.

Pointing out that the Clones at least started as professional, honorable soldiers with individual personalities is far more interesting and believable than the idea they were always mindless stooges who couldn't shoot straight.

Indeed, my biggest beef with 'Revenge of the Sith' is the lack of authentic emotions between the Clones and Jedi aside
Real Life free-thinking people were responsible for carrying out the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide, and the atrocities currently affecting Syrians.

Pointing out that the Clones at least started as professional, honorable soldiers with individual personalities is far more interesting and believable than the idea they were always mindless stooges who couldn't shoot straight.

Indeed, my biggest beef with 'Revenge of the Sith' is the lack of authentic emotions between the Clones and Jedi aside from a little weenie-wagging between Obi Wan and Cody. I can't think the Jedi and Clones could have been fighting side by side for all those years without forging tight, brotherly bonds. What Clone Wars has done is heighten the entire 'Order 66' sequence...given it real meaning and drama and tragedy. Something Lucas couldn't accomplish on his own.

The far most interesting question in the series is what will happen to Captain Rex (who unlike Cody and some of the other clones, does not appear in Revenge of the Sith.) I suspect an episode arc in the future dealing with when the Clones are briefed on 'Order 66.'
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1:22PM on 02/24/2012
Point well made. It would be interesting to see how they make ends meet. As I mentioned before, hopefully they won't resort to some lame plot device.

It would be interesting to see those who conspire against the Jedi trying to isolate and wipe out the clones with a dissenting opinion, which would perhaps explain Rex's absence.
Point well made. It would be interesting to see how they make ends meet. As I mentioned before, hopefully they won't resort to some lame plot device.

It would be interesting to see those who conspire against the Jedi trying to isolate and wipe out the clones with a dissenting opinion, which would perhaps explain Rex's absence.
12:05PM on 02/24/2012
Clone Wars > Prequels

In particular the way the show has humanized and ingratiated the clones. You'll never look at a stormtrooper the same way again after watching the Season One episode "Rookies."
Clone Wars > Prequels

In particular the way the show has humanized and ingratiated the clones. You'll never look at a stormtrooper the same way again after watching the Season One episode "Rookies."
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2:47PM on 02/26/2012
This is why I could never get into the expanded universe stuff. It's like those stories about Boba Fett surviving the Sarlacc pit. Look, I like the villians too, but they died. Leave it at that.
This is why I could never get into the expanded universe stuff. It's like those stories about Boba Fett surviving the Sarlacc pit. Look, I like the villians too, but they died. Leave it at that.
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8:57AM on 02/25/2012
Lack of a central villain in the second trilogy was one of the biggest of the many many mistakes lucas made. Palpatine was behind the scenes but the tril needed a rock star and that should have been Darth Maul. Double bladed light saber, man of action, cool look......so lets kill him in the first movie!
Lack of a central villain in the second trilogy was one of the biggest of the many many mistakes lucas made. Palpatine was behind the scenes but the tril needed a rock star and that should have been Darth Maul. Double bladed light saber, man of action, cool look......so lets kill him in the first movie!
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3:17PM on 02/25/2012
I agree wholeheartedly. When I first saw Episode 1 and the death of Maul, I was immediately disappointed (after already shouldering Anakin and Jar Jar). Maul should've been killed off by Anakin in Part 3, as is the custom with the "there are always 2" Sith rule. That would've left plenty of room for the Obi Wan vs. Anakin. Darth Tyranus was weak sauce through and through.

We could whine about this for hours, but the corpse is cold. Nothing to be done. However, I do agree with you.
I agree wholeheartedly. When I first saw Episode 1 and the death of Maul, I was immediately disappointed (after already shouldering Anakin and Jar Jar). Maul should've been killed off by Anakin in Part 3, as is the custom with the "there are always 2" Sith rule. That would've left plenty of room for the Obi Wan vs. Anakin. Darth Tyranus was weak sauce through and through.

We could whine about this for hours, but the corpse is cold. Nothing to be done. However, I do agree with you.
4:11PM on 02/24/2012
Sorry to be the voice of discontent but this is dumb. Can't we just remember Darth Maul for his 8 minutes of complete awesomeness in that monstrosity of a movie. Plus those robot legs look lame as hell. I already wish I could unsee that.
Sorry to be the voice of discontent but this is dumb. Can't we just remember Darth Maul for his 8 minutes of complete awesomeness in that monstrosity of a movie. Plus those robot legs look lame as hell. I already wish I could unsee that.
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