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The Clone Wars Season Four On Blu-ray

Our friend Pete over at Lightsaber Rattling spotted a listing for the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Four on Blu-ray. Link

Current release date is October 23, 2012. Check out additional details on the Blu-ray.com forums. Link

The Clone Wars Review: Deception

The Clone Wars
Episode 4.15: Deception

SPOILERS!

Synopsis:

Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka are walking to a transport when a sniper, hit man Rako Hardeen appears and shoots at Obi-Wan. Split up, Obi-Wan chases Rako only for him to fling himself in his line of sight and fall off a building. Anakin loses Rako, and so quickly runs with Ahsoka to see the fallen “dead” Obi-Wan. A funeral takes place with members of the Jedi Council and the Senate, as well as Ahsoka who is worrying about how Anakin is taking the loss. We then see Rako at a cantina drinking to celebrate his kill.

It is now that we find out it was the Jedi Councils plan all along to “kill” Obi-Wan so he could go under cover as Rako himself to figure out a Separatist plot to kill Palpatine. A medical droid shaved Obi-Wan bald like Rako and gave him an injection that made his face an exact replica. With the help of Mace, they then go to the Cantina where Rako was and lure him into a back room where they take his clothes and a sample of his voice to complete Obi-Wan’s transformation. The plan was set in place when the Jedi Council gave the location of “Rako” to Anakin and Ahsoka. They go in angrily and arrest Obi-Wan, but this was just all part of the plan.

Once in the jail it’s clear that Rako had a reputation and Obi-Wan used that to gain respect and, most importantly, trust from Moralo Eval, the criminal hired to kill Palpatine with the help of Cad Bane. Cad first helps them escape the jail by causing a diversion: Boba. Boba picks a fight with Obi-Wan over a stolen bounty, but Bossk and others join in and overthrow the clone guards around them. Obi-Wan escapes with Cad and Moralo, and they steal a craft to get away. Cad has his suspicions on Obi-Wan though, as he hesitated to shoot a clone. This episode concludes with them flying away.

This episode looks like the arc is on a good start. I really enjoyed taking a look inside the under street and the jail on Coruscant, and what goes on between all the darker people and bounty hunters. I think that in a few shots the lighting did well in portraying this, like the dark shades when Obi-Wan and Mace were in the cantina back room, or the horizontal lines from the shades when Anakin and Ahsoka arrested Obi-Wan. This lighting reminded me of Padme’s room in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, when she was nearly assassinated.

Again I feel sorry for Obi-Wan. He was sent under cover on a mission that required him to go through a lot of pain, in many events, and still asked about how his funeral went with a smile. Although I was impressed with how much he still looked like Ewan McGregor, I almost choked when I saw his hair all shaved off. And about Boba’s new hairstyle too. I liked the old cuts much more.

I also loved a grumpy Anakin, (and Ahsoka). It was exactly what I wanted to see in this episode. When Anakin and Ahsoka walked into the cantina and demanded Rako’s whereabouts, I again thought of Attack of the Clones, when Obi-Wan and Anakin looked for Zam in a cantina. In fact, a lot of this episode reminded me of that part in that movie. Just all the chasing and running away and sneaky Bounty Hunter-like work. Even the lights from the billboards and little things like that. Plus the range of aliens like Quarren and Rodian was a nice touch, but I guess it was Coruscant, so that was to be expected.

Overall I did enjoy this episode and it does leave many questions still to be answered. Like what’s the real motive under all of this? We are talking about a Separatist attack on Palpatine. Both are tied together… so it should get interesting.

The Clone Wars Season 4 Promo

Here’s a peek at the second half of The Clone Wars, season 4!

The Clone Wars Presents: Darth Maul

In season 3 of The Clone Wars, fans got a brief glimpse of what looked to be a very much alive Darth Maul, which, as you can imagine, created quite a stir across the internet.

We now have more information about Darth Maul and new video from Entertainment Weekly.

He’s alive!

That’s right. As unlikely as it may seem, Darth Maul, the glowering Sith warrior who fell to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s blade at the end of Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace actually survived being cut in half and will return to George Lucas’s still unfolding space saga on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars…in spring 2012.

USA TODAY has also posted an exclusive Maul article, which includes a new image.

You must unlearn what you have learned. You’re invited to discuss this in our forums.

The Clone Wars Episode 4.06 Preview

Click here to watch a preview of the upcoming Nomad Droids, episode 4.06 of The Clone Wars, from Cartoon Network!

The Clone Wars Episode 4.05 Guide

Episode 4.05: Mercy Mission

“Understanding is honoring the truth beneath the surface.”

After groundquakes have devastated the planet Aleen, a Republic relief effort arrives, including the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. When the native Aleena’s pleas go unheard, it becomes the duty of the droids to embark on a surreal journey through Aleen’s subterranean world to save the planet.

Learn much more about Mercy Mission by clicking here!

The Clone Wars Episode 4.05 Preview

Click here to watch a preview of the upcoming Mercy Mission, episode 4.05 of The Clone Wars, from Cartoon Network!

The Clone Wars Episode 4.04 Guide

Episode 4.04: Shadow Warrior

“Who a person truly is cannot be seen with the eye.”

When the leader of the Gungans, Boss Lyonie, is injured it’s discovered there is an uncanny resemblance between the Boss and Jar Jar Binks. Binks must sway his people from rising against the Naboo and stopping a Separatist invasion led by General Grievous.

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The Clone Wars Episode 4.04 Preview

Click here to watch a preview of the upcoming Shadow Warrior, episode 4.04 of The Clone Wars, from Cartoon Network!

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The Clone Wars Episode 4.03 Guide

Episode 4.03: Prisoners

“Crowns are inherited, kingdoms are earned.”

The Republic and Gungan forces have been captured by Riff Tamson and his Karkarodon enforcers. Now, it is up to Ahsoka and the young Prince Lee-Char to unite the fractured people of Mon Cala and drive out the Separatist invaders.

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The Clone Wars Episode 4.02 Guide

Episode 4.02: Gungan Attack

“Only through fire is a strong sword forged.”

Anakin Skywalker and the rest of his Jedi team have been overrun by the Separatist surprise attacks led by Riff Tamson while Prince Lee-Char and Ahsoka must evade capture on their own. Unable to summon more Republic aid, Yoda calls upon the help of the powerful and amphibious Gungan Grand Army, but whether they will be enough to stop the Separatist siege is uncertain. An incensed Tamson doubles his efforts in tracking down Prince Lee-Char, unleashing the reinforcements given to him by Count Dooku in an assault that churns the oceans.

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