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« Reply #150 on: November 26, 2012, 08:37 PM »
Yeah, this is the kind of pap I was expecting when they announced the move to Saturday mornings. I guess the episodes with guys getting their limbs hacked off are all behind us now, eh?

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« Reply #151 on: December 1, 2012, 12:58 PM »
I rather liked the episode and I'm not an astromech fan. Sure, the tiny colonel was goofy*, but at least it was as numbingly dull/repetative as any episode of the Onderon arc. Funny how the only regulars were R2 and briefly Mace Windu, but it was nice to have an Ahsoka-free episode again (I don't dislike her, but  being in 8 episodes in a row is too much.)

Got a Terra  Sinube cameo (non speaking).

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The mad doctor droid upgrader was pretty silly, but cliches/homages abound in Star Wars.

Not sure why a pit droid was needed. for the mission..can't astromech's autopilot ships? But storywise we needed another talking character.

*Though, the Colonel's stalk eyes reminded me a bit of that spider creature from John Carpenter's The Thing.

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« Reply #152 on: December 1, 2012, 02:31 PM »
Fun episode!  Liked the droid factory...and the droids.
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« Reply #153 on: December 2, 2012, 06:42 PM »
Thought it was a big meh...  kind of cool at times but the back-and-forth conversations between the Pit Droid and Colonel were pretty silly and annoying at times.  PLus how did the Pit Droid suddenly become smart and competent?  And why, when floating, couldn't the droids move their arms better to aim?  And does swimming a doggie paddle motion move you in zero G? :)

Silly episode...  filler sort of.  Curious how the Commando comes into it, but it seems to make the whole group of droids much cooler ultimately.
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« Reply #154 on: December 2, 2012, 06:54 PM »
I kind of liked it too, mostly for the small things...Tera Sinube cameo, that new Phase II clone that escorted the Pit droid into the meeting at the beginning, crazy Dr. Gubacher...even the zero-grav battle at the end was sort of cool.

Mini-Krell? I could have done without really. Just ggofy and annoying.

I'm also heartened that this is the second arc now featuring a Super Tactical Droid prominently. really hoping to get this guy made next year.
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« Reply #155 on: December 2, 2012, 07:26 PM »
Interesting episode.  Featuring astromechs like that is always good in my book.  The Pit Droid was *SLIGHTLY* reminiscent of the Pit Droids from TPM and their slapstick antics, but provided that dialogue foil that the Colonel needed in the episode.

I liked the scene in the Jedi situation room.  The Jedi cameos were cool, as was seeing that Clone who bore a striking resemblance to Commander Neyo from ROTS.
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Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« Reply #156 on: December 2, 2012, 10:01 PM »
I thought the episode was ok, but I am almost 40. The last arc and this episode have really made an impression on my eight year old. He has not asked me to watch episodes over an over since the box at year. I think other than the chopping off arms beginning of the season, which really was more of a finish to season 4 than season 5 episode the staff has done a great job writing fun, an adventurous episodes that fit the Saturday morning time-slot. (other than the space pirates potentially killing kids) As much as I would love to see non stop space battles and ground combat, I think they have found a happy middle ground that has a true essence of Star Wars. I will also compliment the writers on focusing on characters that we don't know the fate of. It makes it more exciting when Ahsoka can die, the younglings can be killed, or Steela can be dropped off of a cliff. Even one of the droids was taken out this week. As the 2015 episode 7 date gets closer, the window for this series is closing, but it could be a fantastic finish if they keep this up.

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« Reply #157 on: December 2, 2012, 10:31 PM »
Action on season 5 is slowering down

the episode 10 was clumsy
frog colonel almost disgusting

children aimed, cause movement seemed a mario bross arcade
action always in haste, without letting appreciate combat.


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Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« Reply #158 on: December 2, 2012, 11:42 PM »
I liked the episode. Sure the dialogue was a bit stilted but this is Star Wars we're talking about.  :P I'd love a "Secret Weapons/D-Squad" battle pack with these upgraded astromechs. If they can put Serpias in a suit for the 2011 CW line I think they can whip up a Colonel Gascon and stick him is an R5 astromech dome. That would be rad.

Oh, and that was Neyo making his first appearance in the episode - which was cool.
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« Reply #159 on: December 3, 2012, 02:51 PM »
What I was liking about CW though, was in many ways they've proven they CAN be better than the prequals...  This episode really wasn't.  I liked the astromechs and want figures of them though.  And I like the goofy little guy.  I'm ok with that.

I just found this one a little too kiddy for my liking...  The whole series has always been aimed at kids, and some of the very kiddie episodes were more appealing (R2/3PO last season).  This one, just a little too goofy for me.  I think the next one seems to be them righting the ship, somewhat.  Assuming the next one is them bringing the Rep Commando into the situation.
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Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« Reply #160 on: December 3, 2012, 05:03 PM »
1st Preview for this week's episode, A Sunny Day in the Void.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/starwars/preview/index.html

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Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« Reply #161 on: December 8, 2012, 01:14 PM »
Weird episode again this week. Almost felt as if they slashed the budget for the series, so they decided to put a few Astromechs in a generic background for 30 minutes. Pretty lame.

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« Reply #162 on: December 8, 2012, 05:51 PM »
Yeah, it kinda sucked and felt almost entirely like filler. The totally barren planet was almost interesting for about 5 mintues. Waaaay to much dialouge between the Colonel and pit droid....hell, it was almost a radio show, you could close your eyes and you wouldn't miss anything...maybe the comets. And joke talk about suicide? For saturday morning?

What did we learn, that the stuffy colonel can adapt? That Astromechs are smarter than pit droid and little loud mouths? I think we got that last time.

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« Reply #163 on: December 8, 2012, 11:54 PM »
Hmmm.  I had gotten the feeling that last week's episode was going to be a one-off.  And after this week's episode, I wish that I had been right.  This episode was un-good.
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« Reply #164 on: December 9, 2012, 10:58 AM »
So to review the plot summary... separatist nava computers suck because they can't detect 600 giant comets that will be in the way causing a crash on a dustball...droids roll around in the dust.

I watched it, I just don't know where the 22 minutes went. ( let's keep our fingers crossed that there will be a deleted scene added to this episode on the blu-ray so we can have a few more seconds of awesome adventure  :P )

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