I never got into The Clone Wars but everyone I know says I should watch it, ESPECIALLY since it essentially establishes the background story to The Mandalorian. It was around for five full seasons before Disney bought Lucasfilm and more or less axed it. And if I’m remembering things correctly, parts of season 6, which was already in production when the purchase happened, were cobbled together into a collection called “The Lost Missions”. Linearly, The Lost Missions are considered the series’ sixth season. Then last year at Comic Con, Lucasfilm announced that a 7th and final season will be made. S7 will be 12 episodes long and will debut on February 21, 2020 exclusively on Disney+.
Pretty sure all of that is correct. Like I said, I never got into it so all of that above is regurgitated from the deep recesses of my memory. I’m sure someone will come along and correct me if I’m wrong and I’m hoping they do.
Now that The Mandalorian is over, if you’re looking for something to watch before S2 begins in the fall, this would not be a bad choice. I plan on binging it. Not including the movie there are 121 episodes for seasons 1-6. Including today, there’s 32 days from now until S7’s premiere date, which means I’d have to watch about on average 4 episodes a night to be fully caught up before then. Doable? Yes. Will I be able to do it? I want to say yes but given I haven’t watched all of the MCU then you probably know how this is going to turn out.
If anyone is looking to cram in the series before the seventh season drops, a Star Wars podcast I help with, Before the Z-Wing, posted a watch list that cuts down the series from 124 to 83 “essential” episodes; episodes that either focus on the story arcs of the main characters, or plant the seeds for stories covered in Rebels, Rogue One, A New Hope and Empire. Plus, the episodes are listed in chronological order, rather than production order.
[…] didn’t do it. I didn’t marathon binge The Clone Wars cartoons seasons 1-6, like how I had hoped. I should have, though, in hindsight, because time flew by and here we are. Today, Feb. 21st, […]
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