Clone Wars TV Series – worth watching

NatureBoy and I stayed up late (for us) on Friday night to watch the premier of Cartoon Network’s CG series Clone Wars, and we both enjoyed them.

Here’s the trailer from Cartoon Network on YouTube:

The premier really comprised two episodes; Ambush, which featured Yoda and a trio of troopers versions Count Dooku’s minions, and Rising Malevolence, in which Anakin and Asoka attempt to rescue another Jedi, Plo Kloon.

I really like Ambush, and the portrayal of Yoda in particular. He does offer wise and mystical guidance, and uses the force and his light saber to defeat his attackers.  But he giggled as he hopped from droid to droid; I don’t think he laughed once in any of the prequels.

I think the trickster archetype is a crucial part of Yoda’s strength, and I was very gratified to see it treated with significance.

We’re already making plans to work this show into our routine. The first two episodes are repeating this Wednesday, at 7 and 7:30 PM. If you haven’t checked it out, I say it’s worth a try.

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