Hey there, Rebelscum
fans! This week we’re exploring one of the most emotional moments in Star Wars
history with our breakdown of the final four-part story arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
. To read about how these episodes made their way to release, check out our “Expand Your Mind
” article breaking it all down. Stay tuned for more fun articles and Bobby’s video insights
throughout the week.
The cancellation of The Clone Wars
in 2013 was shocking, as the series was at the height of its run and had planned several story arcs well into the future. The sixth season titled “The Lost Missions” was released directly to Netflix in 2014, but in the long seven year wait for season seven some of the stories were adapted into other media.
“The Clone Wars Legacy” project adapted some of the planned storylines into exciting projects of their own. Here are the essential stories to check out.
- Dark Disciple (2015): Christie Golden’s terrific novel adapted a planned eight-part storyline that would have starred Quinlan Vos. Vos didn’t have a major role in The Clone Wars, but he was a fan favorite in Republic and Dark Times projects. When the Jedi Council considers assassinating Count Dooku in order to bring a swift end to the war, Vos is paired with Asajj Ventress in a mission that forces both to question their allegiances.
- Son of Dathomir (2014): In a four-part storyline intended to run amidst the seventh season, Maul is held captive by Darth Sidious in an attempt to draw in the pursuits of Mother Talzin and the remaining Nightsisters. It finally saw the confrontation between Maul and Dooku, with Maul going after both his successor apprentice and General Grievous. The comics, among the final stories released by Dark Horse, help bridge the gap between Maul’s ending in season five and the Siege of Mandalore.
- “Crystal Crisis on Utapau” (2014): This four part story arc that brought Anakin and Obi-Wan to the planet where Grievous would eventually be killed in Revenge of the Sith. The episodes were completed as early animation reels, and released in their entirety on the blu-ray release of The Lost Missions. The animation is a bit crude, but it's worth a watch nonetheless, particularly for an engaging action sequence that shows Anakin and Grievous almost (but not quite) crossing paths.
- “The Bad Batch” (2015): Like “Crystal Crisis on Utapau,” the four part “Bad Batch” storyline that actually appears in season seven was first released as an unfinished reel to StarWars.com. Thankfully, Lucasfilm decided to complete this one and round off the animation, adding in new scenes. “The Bad Batch” become one of the show’s most popular arcs and launched into a spinoff, which was recently renewed for a second season.
What do you think, Rebelscum
fans? Did you check out any of these adapted storylines? What other storyline would you have liked to see? Let us know in the forums
, and as always, may the Force be with you!