Saturday, October 15, 2011

FORCEBook Party @ Star Wars Celebration VI Cantina

Coruscant Celebration Episode VI from

FORCEBook Cantina
Sneak Peak
You thought the rebels partied after Death Star II and the Emperor were destroyed...wait 'til you get a load of this! I'm so excited. The location of the FORCEBook Party @ Star Wars Celebration VI has been finalized.  Now all we have to do is plan the party.

If you haven't already, please submit

information via the following surveys.
It's the only way that we can make this the 2nd best party this side of the galaxy. To do that we need your help

We still need to decide which night we are going to have our shindig, know how many people are planning on attending, etc.

FORCEBook Party Planning Stage Survey

FORCEBook Party Cinema Survey

Plans are in the work to do a live podcast from the party and share video of FORCEBookers on the Celebration VI floor.  Of course, we have plenty of time, but the sooner we start planning the better it can be.

May the Force Be With You, Always!

Friday, September 16, 2011

My -Star Wars Funeral

Star Wars Episode VI - Death of Yoda
With all the recent events in my life I have been obsessed with death and funerals. Let's admit it. Most funerals are sad, morbid, but mostly lame. 

Star Wars Episode I - Funeral of Qui-Gon Jinn
A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away they knew how to throw a good funeral. After re-watching a few films in  the Star Wars Saga recently (Like potato chips, I can never watch just one.) and attending my brothers wake and funeral. I spent a lot of time thinking about my own death. Not in a morbid, sad, depressing way; but in a cool, awesome Star Wars way. One of my favorite visual scenes in the Star Wars Saga after the Luke/Vader saber dueling is another Luke/Vader scene.

Star Wars Episode VI - Funeral of Darth Vader 
My first preference would be to become one with the Force as I lay comfortably in my bed after being tucked in by Luke Skywalker, Yoda-Style. Since that probably won't happen, I will have to settle for my second choice. Rather than be buried or cremated, I want a full-out, traditional Jedi funeral pyre. There I will lay wearing my skimpy Twi'lek costume and Jedi robes (with cleavage - I'll be dead. What could my husband say then, lol.) and my daughter - my most willing padawan - will douse me with Tequila, sprinkle me with dark colored rose petals and then light me on fire.

Star Wars Episode III - Funeral of Padme Amidala
If I thought I would be half as good looking a corpse as Padme Amidala then I might have opted for the flower-covered float-y barge. What a gorgeous corpse Natalie Portman made.

Star Wars, like most mythology, is filled with themes to help us understand and get through the major events in our lives: births, deaths, unions, trials and tribulations. The sadness that comes with the passing of someone dear is something that everyone will experience. Luke & Leia lost their biological parents without having a single memory of them to cherish, or regret, as the case may be with Vader. Leia lost both of her parents on Alderaan, while Luke lost Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and his father Anakin Skywalker twice. - not to mention Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. The difference with the later losses being that Leia and Luke had the examples, teachings and memories of those loved ones to sustain them. 

I'm certain that Luke will never forget Obi-Wan's loyalty, Yoda's wisdom nor Anakin's redemption.  All three valuable lessons we should all learn. Maybe that is the Star Wars lesson here.

Maybe we can't choose how we die:
  • Leave a good-looking corpse
  • Go out in a blaze of glory
  • Pass silently in our bed
But we can choose how we live our lives and the lessons and memories we leave to those left behind. 

My brother taught me many things. Strangely enough the one thing that he taught me that I use the most is - "right-y tight-y, left-y loose-y". Every time I would change a tire, open a jar or loosen a screw, I would think of him and laugh. It's a simple thing but something very helpful and always made me smile and think of him.

My Twi'lek Funeral
original image
You're all invited to my funeral - bring lots of wood.
As Han Solo would say, "You're gonna need it."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

All I Need to Know About Life I Learned From Star Wars…

I used to look at this poster and laugh. Wasn’t it amusing how there is a Star Wars moment to help with all of life’s situations…only today I don’t feel like laughing…
I just received a phone call earlier today that my big brother is dead.
He was only older by thirteen months and for the beginning of our lives we were partners in crime. I remember us sitting in the front seat of the family Dodge as we sat waiting for our parents. The car was parked at the end of the driveway, which was a 30 degree incline. My brother would put the car into neutral; we would jump together into the backseat; and “Whee!” our way backwards into the street.  It seemed like a good idea at the time; and was a cheap form of entertainment for two thrill seekers like us. Knowing my parents the way I do, I’m sure the punishment was swift and decisive. Most importantly, it is long since forgotten.
My brother and I were always getting into trouble together. When I was a kid my big brother was my hero. He taught me to run, throw and punch like a boy. These were crucial skills to me as the neighborhood tomboy. When he was old enough to go to school, and I wasn’t, I convinced him to hide me in his backpack so that he could sneak me into kindergarten.  Needless to say, my parents stopped him when he couldn’t lift his backpack on his shoulder. They opened it up and there I was.
When I was finally old enough to go to school, it was my big brother who held my hand and walked me to my first class. My kindergarten teacher had to coax him into leaving me there and told him that I would be fine, but that he could come back after school to take me to our bus if that made him feel better. During those pre-teen years my brother was my best friend.
As we grew older and each had our own lives; we became more and more distant. He had his life and I had mine. So when I received the call about his passing, I initially felt as if I didn’t even have a right to mourn him. I mean, I hardly knew who he was anymore.
Then, I remembered my Star Wars…Luke and Leia. Luke and Leia literally grew up on different worlds. After brief moments together, the two twins grew into adults without ever knowing that the other existed. Yet, when first they met, there was an instant connection between them. I long since outgrew the initial nausea that accompanies that ill-fated kiss between Luke and Leia in Empire, but if you truly look at their relationship it makes complete sense.
Here is some girl Luke has never met, yet he is instantly drawn to her. For Leia, the ease and trust she felt for Luke was also instantaneous. I could see how to such similar and romantic figures might think that they were in love. For Luke, I think it was the only explanation that made sense to him. Why would I feel such a connection to a complete stranger unless I’m in love with them?
In time, it became obvious to Luke that he did in fact love Leia, but only as a sister.
The lesson here is that time, distance, nor absence can break the binds that tie us together. Luke learned this lesson so well that he was able to redeem his absent father.
Though my big brother and I had grown apart due to distance and circumstance, I know that the time we shared together in our youth fighting our own ‘rebellion’ can never be erased and that he, like the Force, will be with me, always!

WPM, JR. RIP 1969-2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Far and Wide...The Force's Reach Is!

Last weekend my husband and I took our daughter to an anime convention in Orlando.  While my daughter is a Star Wars fan (She was bred that way.), she is also an anime/manga fan. After ditching her at Celebration V so that I could get a Dark Horse freebie, I promised that we would attend AFO as restitution. I must admit that I do watch some anime and have Star Wars manga that I love, but it never occurred to me to attend an anime convention. 

I'm so glad we went. Not only did I gain some RPG knowledge in the Mass Effect panel (I'm gearing up for SWTOR since I'm a Noob.), but I also picked up some Star Wars swag and made contact with other Star Wars fans.  

Pew Pew!
The best moment of the entire convention was when we ran into another Star Wars fan and found out that AFO was their first convention ever. I will call them Spidey and MJ (He was also a Spider-man fan, as am I - 'Nuff Said!)  Spidey was really enjoying the AFO convention. He and MJ were fairly new residents of Orlando and had been living there during Celebration V and didn't even know that it had occurred.  

"Celebration V? What's that?" Spidey asked. 

After picking myself up from the floor I learned that Spidey was a passionate Star Wars fan. His fiancée, MJ,  was standing there conferring with my husband about what it was like to be engaged to a UPF of Star Wars. MJ shared tales of vanishing space in their home that had succumbed to Spidey's Star Wars collection as my husband nodded his head in agreement. He listened to her as the spouse of an life-long alcoholic listens to a newlywed who has just found out their spouse drinks. His gentle sighs comforting her as they simultaneously told her that his own tribulations in that department were much worse since I was an 'old school' fan since the release of the original trilogy.

After learning that he had missed the biggest party this side of the galaxy, Spidey looked down trodden and dejected. His face frozen in grief. As if to say, there’s a recurring Star Wars convention and I didn't know about it. I had just told him that not only had he missed a convention center full of Star Wars swag that would make any fan's mouth water; but he also missed among other things: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, George Lucas and the chance to commune with other fans just as insanely passionate as ourselves. 

After sharing stories about our favorite moments from the prequels, (Spidey was introduced to Star Wars through their theatrical release.) I advised him that he must immediately get online, join theFORCEbook and the Star Wars Celebration VI group. 

My mission in life was finally apparent to me. It was my vocation - dare I say my calling - to let other Star Wars fans know about Celebration, The FORCEbook and the myriad other ways available for them to share the Force with other Star Wars fans. As Yoda said, “Pass on what you have learned.”
The other pivotal moment during AFO came when I saw the one thing I have been looking for ever since I first laid eyes on the gaggle of Slave Leias at Celebration VI. I have mentioned in previous blogs that there must be some brave male souls out there who could supply eye candy for the rest of us pining away for scenes reminiscent of Luke a la Bacta Tank.

Well I found him! 

While waiting on the side of a hallway for the next panel to begin, Darth Vader, wearing nothing more than a helmet and a tiny Speedo, strutted past me Empire-Strikes-Back-style in all his glory. I wish I could say that I have a photo for you, but I was struck both dumb and paralyzed. Before I had time to fully recover, I later saw both a Boba & Jango Fett that were similarly clothed.  

All I can say is...

Thank the maker for fanboys!
May the Force Be With Them, Always!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Empire Struck Back!

If you saw the Empire Strikes Back in the 1980s and had to wait three long years to find out how everything turned out (Was Darth Vader Luke's father? Would Han Solo ever be thawed out? Why wasn't Yoda worried and who was "another"?), then you know what my past two weeks have been like. I am beyond frustrated. After being in an auto accident with a commercial, uninsured motorist, I know that the Sith are alive and well. 

Don't be fooled by their seemingly cool, sexy exteriors
 - these #$%@ are EVIL!
In Empire, the Rebels were constantly on the run and couldn't catch a breath. They had to hide out on a planet so cold that people from northern Siberia don't want to go there. Their ice base was attacked by what would eventually be the coolest toy you ever laid your eyes on.

How can you fight it if you can't take your eyes off it?
Then to be relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader, sending Han, Leia, Chewbacca & C-3PO into a harrowing asteroid chase all to end up in their eventual defeat that ended with Han being tortured and frozen and Luke in need of physical and psychological rehabilitation. After dealing with insurance companies, I think I know how they felt.

I remember being so swept up in the story that I didn't realize that the film was coming to an end until John Williams' score swelled. Just remembering that viewing of Episode V, even though it was devastating, still leaves me breathless and excited. Now that I think of it, all things considered, I would rather deal with the Empire than my own an insurance adjuster. I wonder if the Rebels had No-Fault coverage?

I'm really not sure which is scarier.

May the Force Be With You!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Get Ready to Suck Some Canned Air!

I grew up in Southwest Florida and my father felt that it was mandatory that we learn to swim. Ever since then I have loved the water, swimming and Jacque Cousteau. So when I met my husband-to-be and found out that not only did he know the film origin of "All too easy" but also had his C-Card I was a goner. The man had grown up summering on a lake in Canada, was completely comfortable in the water and could hold his breath so long I thought he was part dolphin. I wasn't certified at the time but had always wanted to learn to scuba dive - I had found my dive buddy for life.  I eventually got my NAUI certification and the dive was on!  I must admit that it was nearly impossible to breathe canned air in the beautiful silence of Floridian fresh water springs without thinking of Darth Vader. 

Now with the advent of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Four this Fall and the Water War teaser , two of my passions have merged: Star Wars and Scuba! I was just talking with an online friend of mine, @Jedi58 - who recently got his advanced open water certification, and saying that we need a Star Wars canned-air group and that Master Kit Fisto could be our mascot. I know Master Fisto doesn't need canned air, but how could you go wrong with those gorgeous tentalocks swaying in the water?

I didn't need any assistance getting excited about season four of the Clone Wars but knowing that this great water battle is on the way and a possible introduction to It's-a-trap Ackbar I think I have blown an O-ring. 

May the Force Be With You, Always!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Neither Sleet, Nor Snow, Nor Car Accident Can Keep Me From Star Wars!

Asteroids and obstacles may not concern Lord Vader, but they definitely get my attention. 

 Here's the family car, my daughter named him Hubble, all decked out for Star Wars Celebration V
Here's a slide show of him now post accident. The pictures don't look as bad as it felt from the inside thankfully.

Basically, I was in a car accident and banged up pretty good but still took my medication, got some sleep and then FORCEBooked until the pain became too great. I guess theFORCEBook is my version of a Bacta Tank. Check out my full article, Always in Motion is the Future, at

If you're a Star Wars fan and not a member of theForceBook, I highly recommend it. Click here to join, it's free!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The New Hope: Pass On What You Have Learned!

A New Hope

I sense a disturbance in the Force. A lot of fans seem to be trepidacious because of several closings in the star wars universe: Star Wars Hyperspace ending this year 2011, Star Wars Galaxies ending this year 201l, Star Wars Forums ended this year and the Star Wars Shop closing July 18, 2011. 

"From 2004 to 2011, Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club was the Lucasfilm-run organization for Star Wars fans worldwide created to unify and spotlight fan activity, give exclusive inside access to Star Wars productions, provide a way to buy really cool exclusive stuff, and most of all... to celebrate Star Wars."

It seems the intention of all of these star wars components are the same  - the celebration of Star Wars. The Force can be seen from both light and dark perspectives and I think we fans need to view this from the light side (Hey, I'm a Jedi at heart.) I know that when it comes to Star Wars I seem to be a cup half-full type and never have a bad thing to say about it. Go ahead think it - I embrace that. Star Wars is the bright center to the universe for me and always will be. We are not losing anything. Star Wars is alive and well on the internet:

I know I have left off many sites. More than I can ever list here, but these are just a few that I frequent. And that is the point really isn't it? Lucasfilm is concentrating on giving us what we can't give ourselves: Star Wars: The Clone Wars television show, Star Wars on Blu-Ray this September 12th internationally and 16th in North America, Star Wars Saga in 3-D in theaters starting February 2012, Star Wars: The Old Republic (someday), Star Wars Celebration VI and so much more.

What we need to take from this comes from one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi when Master Yoda tells Luke, "Pass on what you have learned." Yoda is speaking to all of us. George Lucas has known from the beginning that it is not only the franchise but mainly the fans that will keep the Force alive. So these closings are not a downturn in the Star Wars universe but Lucasfilm reorganizing their efforts because they know that the fans have got it covered.

Our role in the Star Wars universe is to pass on our Star Wars experience: Jedi, Sith, smugglers, bounty hunters all creatures great and small. As long as we do this, we do not have to fear Yoda's passing or that of a few websites.

Just like Luke and Leia, the next generation of Skywalker, were the new hope in the Star Wars Saga, we fans are the New Hope. We are the Hope that has always been what has and will keep Star Wars alive. 

So I have to find a new place to buy my Yoda slippers, I will survive and grow stronger in the Force because of this new challenge - we all will.

The Force Will Be With Us Always!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

What the Sith is going on around here?

Although I have been a Star Wars fan for a very long time, the first Star Wars convention that I ever attended was Star Wars Celebration V. My ultra-passionate fan status was, once and for all, confirmed for all time. My fandom reached a new level that I believe is only attainable by communing with other Star Wars fans.

During this public orgy of all things Star Wars, I did notice that there are many more fans who relate to the dark side and the Sith than I had ever imagined and I have always been curious about this choice. Check out my musings on the subject at theforcebookcantina and share your feelings. If the first link doesn't work you can also read it here.

Check out my FORCEBookCantina podcast debut

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Star Wars: the Clone Wars - Doing it the Wookie Way!

It’s not a Wookie…it’s the Wookie.

I finally reached my goal. I have caught up with the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series from start to finish.  It was a tough job, but I did it the Wookie Way: all or nothing.

Okay, it wasn’t a tough job it was so much fun. Like my experience with the prequels, it gave me an unexpected chance to fall in love with Star Wars all over again. I have found new characters to love: Ashoka Tano, Plo Koon, Satine Kryze (I knew Obi Wan Kenobi has something hott in his closet.), the clones and many more. I even find myself attached to dark side, bounty hunters and separatist characters. The battle scenes in the various arenas are action-packed and keep your heart racing regardless of the fact that, in some cases, you know the outcome: General Grievous will escape, Count Dooku will not be murdered and Padme Amidala will escape yet another assassination attempt. Even these scenarios are told in a riveting style that makes you want to know the how and the why. There are also enough scenarios where we don’t know the outcome of situations sprinkled into the mix for just the right amount of flavor. The Master/Padawan relationship, not only from the Jedi perspective but the Sith’s as well, is revealed in striking detail.

I have always felt that television, if written well, gives the opportunity to reveal relationships and characters in a way that films cannot—if only because they have more time. The Clone Wars takes this time to weave stories that grab a hold of your heart and kick you in the gut when you least expect it. All done in a cinematic style and quality that make you forget you’re not in a theater.

It was great seeing Qui-Gon Ginn again in a story arc that raises more questions than answers—leave it to Star Wars to make you ‘unlearn what you have learned’. But it was the most delicious icing on the cake to see the Wookie Hunt:  It’s not a Wookie…it’s the Wookie. I squealed unashamedly like an excited school girl when Chewbacca once again graced a Star Wars screen.

The Clone Wars isn’t just for kids, but any Star Wars fan who wants more: more fun, more excitement, more Star Wars. Now the hard part...waiting for Season 4.

The Force is With Us!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

theFORCEbook: Episode II

While perusing, I ran across a link to a great article by Emily Asher-Perrin that prompted some interesting discussion among FORCEbook fans.  This is by no means the first time such a discussion has occurred on theFORCEbook As a matter of fact this kind of thing happens all the time on the site; and is one of the main reasons why every passionate Star Wars fan should join.  Fans on this site aren’t only passionate about Star Wars, but intelligent and talented as well. For example, one of my first and best encounters was with eboggs95, a 2nd generation Star Wars fan (meaning he wasn’t alive when the original trilogy was released) who edited a great video that does a good job of expressing a lot of my own feelings about the Saga.

Being a passionate Star Wars fan, it is important to surround yourself with other people with whom you can share and enhance your fandom. There are many such persons, talented podcasters and artists on theFORCEbook who fit this bill. 

If you haven't joined, yet, then you should give it a try.

To join me on theFORCEbook click here.

May theFORCEbook Be With You, Always!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Biggest Star Wars Party the Planet's Seen Yet!

My heart is racing like I'm a five year old waiting to open presents on Christmas Eve night.  I'm so thrilled that I'm afraid to believe that it's true...Star Wars Celebration VI will be at the Orlando, FL Orange County Convention Center August 23 - 26, 2012. I am a person who is usually very verbose and all I can say is that I am speechless! Need more proof, go to the source.

The Force Will Be With Me!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Strwrsgrl Review

How wonderful that the conflict in this movie involves Jabba the Hutt. I had often wondered why the Empire cared to turn Han Solo over to Jabba in Empire. I’d always assumed that Jabba had paid a bounty for Solo but the fact that his control of supply lines in the outer rim territories makes him an important figure throughout the Star Wars Saga justifies the Empire’s dealings with the Hutt. The film is full of the same kind of action and humor that every Star Wars fan expects. It has its own edgy 3-D look while staying true to the classic Star Wars palette.

Of course watching the battle scenes in the various terrains of space or new intergalactic cities is fun and I could watch light saber and clone battles 24 hours a day. However, my favorite scenes in the movie are the interactions between the characters.

“Anakin was a good friend…”
Those words spoken by Ben Kenobi have whispered in our ears since the original trilogy began 34 years ago.  Now we can see that camaraderie in detail. Anakin Skywalker is a Master with his own Padawan but Obi-Wan is still always there for him saving the day just in the nick of time. It’s difficult to choose my favorite lines where the two knights show their adoration for each other, but Obi-Wan’s, “If anyone can fly a bucket of bolts through hyperspace, he can,” is close.

The interaction of Jedi and clones is also very entertaining and intriguing. These two classes of warrior learn to care for and respect each other through many battles, which make the imminent mass murder of the Jedi by the clones all the more nauseating.

Whether it be Obi-Wan and Anakin or Skyguy and Snips, it’s great to see the Master/Padawan relationship in even its more mundane scenarios.  I simply love it when Anakin tells Ashoka, “Get some rest yourself. It’s been a long day for you little one.”

I love Ashoka Tano! Her sarcastic humor and backhanded saber style will be the envy of every kid watching – no matter what their age.  The Anakin/Ashoka relationship may seem like an excuse to pull new “younglings” into the Star Wars family to some, but Yoda reveals early in the film that Skywalker’s mastery of training a Padawan and then learning to let them go is key to his own successful maturity as a Jedi Master.  Unfortunately, we all know that attachment is Anakin’s fundamental flaw, which leads to his eventual path to the dark side.

Now that we’ve welcomed little Ashoka Tano into our hearts…what is to become of her? We don’t see her in Episode III and that makes her ultimate destiny extremely intriguing. Does Anakin kill her? Does she escape the mass extinction of the Jedi Order? Who knows? The Clones Wars is a delicious amuse bouche that gives us all the more reason to watch the television series and find out.

The Force is with us, again! 

I give Star Wars: The Clone Wars: 4.5 light sabers.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Clone Wars on the Down-Low

A recent incident by a virtual acquaintance of mine, a verbal lashing from their five-year-old concerning their ignorance of the Clone Wars, prompted me to right a very shameful wrong in my life – I am not current with The Clone Wars. When the series began I was very diligent with my viewership, but somehow over time life got hectic and I missed an episode here and there. Feeling that I was unable to keep up with the story line (I’m the sort who won’t watch a movie if they come in even a second after a film starts.) I stopped watching the show thinking that I would catch up over some long weekend.  Now months later, as we are all waiting for season 4 to begin in the Fall, I’m desperately trying to get caught up.  I have, like a good parent, educated my child from an early age about Star Wars and my now teen-aged daughter has a strong knowledge and love of the Saga. The only thing worse than her apparent, unavoidable seduction by the dark side now that she is a teenager, would be a disdainful scolding due to my ignorance of all things current with The Clone Wars.  I have blithely avoided being cornered with questions about the current scenarios of this 3rd season by making fresh baked goods, favorite meals and hosting the occasional sleepover. Knowing that these tactics cannot last forever, I finally devised a plan to review the entire series and get caught up before the premiere of season 4 this Fall.

While my initial intention was to avoid the disparaging remarks bestowed on all parents by their teenagers, I have so utterly enjoyed reviewing the series that I can’t believe I ever let myself get behind.  From the initial orchestral horns that let you know that it’s Star Wars , to the pounding drums of war that tell you this is also something new. Each episode is like a mini Star Wars film filled with characters you know and love, sweeping scores, visual excitement and above all – great storytelling. You learn things you didn't know about characters we all thought we knew so well and are introduced to others you never knew existed. There are new species, starships, droids and worlds to explore. It is a multimedia feast. Still, what is most miraculous is how griping the stories are considering you already know the ending. I can’t count how many times my heart has raced as I wondered at a story’s outcome.  I actually caught myself worrying that Anakin or Obi-Wan might not make it through a crisis but then remembering that this is pre-Episode III and they'll both be okay. It's been an exercise in tenacity staying spoiler free, but so far so good, lol.  Don't think that you can't jump right in and start watching episodes on Cartoon Network, Fridays at 8:30 pm because you can. I've watched many episodes out of order and found them very entertaining and not the least bit confusing due to any lack of continuity. If you share my OCD status and want to get the fullest pleasure out of the series, then I strongly suggest purchasing the season 1 & 2 DVDs. You can view the series before purchasing by going to where seasons 1 and 2 are now available for DVD rental. Afterwards, you can view episodes from season 3 on  I have also included an episode guide at the end of this article to help you on your own quest to Clone Wars enlightenment.

The Movie
The Television Series
Finally, if you’re a Star Wars fan over the age of 16 who thinks that Episodes I – VI are all there is to know about Star Wars, then think again. Do yourself a favor and take a look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the movie, and The Clone Wars television series.  As the Clone Wars announcer says...
“The galaxy isn’t far, far away any more [and] The Force will be with you!”

The Clones Wars Episode Guide

October 3, 2008
Challenged by Ventress, Yoda leads three clone troopers against a huge droid army.
October 3, 2008
The Jedi face a devastating new Separatist weapon.
October 10, 2008
Anakin leads a strike on General Grievous' warship.
October 17, 2008
The heroes unite to destroy General Grievous' devastating warship!
October 24, 2008
Rookie clones must fend for themselves against a Droid Commando invasion.
November 7, 2008
R2-D2 is lost during a fierce space battle -- and Anakin must find him before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks.
November 14, 2008
Anakin, Ahsoka and replacement droid R3-S6 embark on a dual rescue/sabotage mission when they discover R2-D2 is being held at General Grievous' secret enemy listening post.
November 21, 2008
Separatist forces mistake Jar Jar Binks for a Jedi Knight!
December 5, 2008
Ahsoka Tano and Jedi Master Luminara Unduli combat the deadly Ventress.
December 12, 2008
General Grievous proves his allegiance to the Separatists -- at the expense of the Jedi.
January 2, 2009
During their own attempt to kidnap Count Dooku, Anakin and Obi-Wan discover that the Sith Lord has already been captured by pirates.
January 9, 2009
While negotiating Count Dooku's ransom, Anakin and Obi-Wan are taken prisoner. The Jedi and Sith form an unlikely alliance in a bid to escape, with Jar Jar Binks as their only hope.
January 16, 2009
When Anakin is gravely injured in battle, Jedi General Aayla Secura must teach Ahsoka the Jedi philosophy of having no personal attachments.
January 23, 2009
A pacifist village must choose a side in the Republic-Separatist war.
January 30, 2009
Anakin and Obi-Wan find themselves in the middle of a territorial war.
February 6, 2009
Anakin and Obi-Wan discover evidence of a traitor in their ranks.
February 13, 2009
Padmé and Jar Jar search for a Separatist bio-weapon lab.
February 13, 2009
Anakin and Obi-Wan have 48 hours to find the antidote for a deadly virus.
February 27, 2009
Ahsoka disobeys Anakin's orders and loses most of her squadron -- prompting Anakin to help give his Padawan a lesson in a respect for authority, and the opportunity for redemption.
March 6, 2009
Obi-Wan and a small clone force take on a powerful droid cannon.
March 13, 2009
Mace Windu recruits Twi'lek freedom fighters to repel the droid invasion!
March 20, 2009
Bounty Hunters seize control of the Senate Building -- unaware Anakin is still inside!
October 2, 2009
Cad Bane infiltrates the Jedi Temple and attempts steal an ancient Jedi Holocron.
October 2, 2009
Anakin and Ahsoka intercept Cad Bane's warship, hoping to recover the stolen Jedi Holocron!
October 9, 2009
Darth Sidious has a new dark assignment: kidnap Force-sensitive children from across the galaxy and bring them to Mustafar.
October 16, 2009
At the Jedi Council's request, Padmé investigates a Separatist conspiracy in the Senate.
November 4, 2009
Anakin, Ahsoka and Ki-Adi-Mundi lead a landing party to destroy a droid factory on Geonosis!
November 13, 2009
Luminara and Anakin act as decoys to divert new enemy super-tanks, while Padawans Barriss Offee and Ahsoka attempt to destroy a Separatist droid factory.
November 20, 2009
When Luminara goes missing, Obi-Wan and Ki-Adi-Mundi lead a platoon of clones in search of her. When the search leads to a mysterious lair, the Jedi are faced with a horde of undead warriors.
December 4, 2009
When Geonosian brain worms take control of their supply ship, Ahsoka and Barriss must battle to stop the vessel from unleashing the deadly plague upon the galaxy.
January 1, 2010
A Jedi Master is taken hostage and tortured by General Grievous. Anakin, Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia devise a daring rescue plan, but they soon realize the General has a plan of his own.
January 1, 2010
While searching for General Grievous on a distant planet, Rex encounters a deserter.
January 22, 2010
When a wily pickpocket steals Ahsoka's lightsaber, she enlists the help of an ancient Jedi to track down her weapon and reclaim her honor.
January 26, 2010
While investigating rumors of conspiracy surrounding Duchess Satine of Mandalore, Obi-Wan uncovers the truth about a mysterious Mandalorian plot.
February 5, 2010
As the Jedi and their clones defend Duchess Satine from assassination attempts, Anakin discovers that Obi-Wan and the Duchess have a history together.
February 12, 2010
On the run from Republic authorities, Duchess Satine and Obi-Wan set off to discover the truth behind Death Watch.
March 19, 2010
When Senator Onaconda Farr dies under suspicious circumstances, Padmé sets out to find the person responsible for the death of her favorite "uncle."
March 26, 2010
Obi-Wan and Anakin must deliver supplies to Christophsis while the planet is under Separatist control. They encounter Separatist Commander Admiral Trench and get more than they bargained for.
April 2, 2010
Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahoska form an uneasy partnership with four deadly bounty hunters to help protect a local spice farmer from Hondo Ohnaka and his band of pirates.
April 9, 2010
The Republic's new super-weapon awakens the fearsome Zillo Beast of Malastare. Now the Jedi must devise a way to contain the deadly creature.
April 16, 2010
Republic forces bring the Zillo Beast back to Coruscant for study. When it escapes, the Jedi must choose between saving millions of lives and destroying the Zillo Beast.
April 23, 2010
A young boy wages war against the Jedi Knights who left him orphaned, bitter and alone.
April 30, 2010
When a band of bounty hunters leads Anakin and Mace into a deadly trap on Vanqor, it's up to R2-D2 to battle his way back to Coruscant and warn the Jedi.
April 30, 2010
After combing the Coruscant underworld for a young fugitive, Plo Koon and Ahsoka pursue him to Florrum for a climactic confrontation.
September 17, 2010
Five headstrong clones struggle to complete their training on Kamino.
September 17, 2010
The Separatists mount a massive attack on the clone factories of Kamino.
September 24, 2010
The Jedi Council dispatches Senator Bail Organa and Representative Jar Jar Binks to the planet Toydaria...
October 1, 2010
Ahsoka must team up with the Senator from Pantora, Riyo Chuchi, to aid the new chairman in recovering his kidnapped family...
October 8, 2010
Padmé and Duchess Satine soon find something sinister lurking beneath Mandalore's serene facade.
October 15, 2010
Ahsoka is assigned to teach a class at the cadet academy on Mandalore. Soon after she arrives, Duchess Satine's zealous nephew and his classmates uncover a nefarious plot...
October 22, 2010
Tasked to protect Senator Amidala during a political mission to Alderaan, Padawan Ahsoka Tano is plagued by recurring visions...
November 5, 2010
In the middle of a routine shopping trip on Coruscant C-3PO is abducted by the bounty hunter Cad Bane!
November 12, 2010
It's a race to get to Ziro the Hutt before it's too late.
November 19, 2010
Padmé and Ahsoka travel in secret to the capital of the Confederacy of Independent Systems...
December 3, 2010
Padmé, Bail Organa, and Onaconda Farr attempt to rally Senators to save the Republic.
January 7, 2011
When Ventress survives Dooku's assassination attempt, the jilted former apprentice vows to take revenge, enlisting her kinswomen -- the Nightsisters of Dathomir -- in her scheme.
January 14, 2011
Through their witchcraft, the Nightsisters transform Savage Opress into a monstrous killer designed to turn on his new master.
January 21, 2011
Anakin and Obi-Wan, sent to track down the mysterious figure behind the deaths of several Jedi, soon find themselves on the trail of the monstrous apprentice that Ventress has created....
January 28, 2011
A mysterious force draws Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka to a distant planet, and its inhabitants -- a family of exceptionally powerful Force-wielders -- in an attempt to determine whether Anakin is truly the Chosen One.
February 4, 2011
Before the Jedi can leave Mortis, the Son takes Ahsoka captive in an attempt to entice Anakin into joining him...
February 11, 2011
The Jedi remain stranded on Mortis, and the Son aligned with the dark side of the Force renews his efforts to convert Anakin as the Jedi prepare for a decisive confrontation.
February 18, 2011
An elite team of Jedi and clone troopers led by Obi-Wan and Anakin attempt to free a captive Jedi general, Even Piell, from an impenetrable prison.
March 4, 2011
With freed prisoners in their possession and the brutal warden attempting desperately to thwart them, Obi-Wan and Anakin search for a way out of the Citadel and back to Coruscant.
March 11, 2011
After their ship and the only way off-planet is destroyed, Anakin and Obi-Wan must lead the escaped prisoners across Lola Sayu's perilous landscape!
April 1, 2011
Ahsoka finds herself trapped on a Trandoshan moon, prey in an elaborate and cruel hunt.
April 1, 2011
As Ahsoka and her allies struggle to evade the Trandoshan hunters, their efforts receive an unexpected boost when a new captive -- Chewbacca the Wookiee -- arrives.
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