Thursday, February 24, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 3.18 "The Citadel"

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By:  Benjamin Hart

YAY! The Clone Wars crew has made more mistakes, which means more Clone Wars Bloopers! This episode was light on bloopers but at least they gave us something to talk about.

This one was a bit tricky. I've seen mistakes like this in past episodes but they were more blatant than this. Obviously when Evan Peill is suspended in the Containment Field he's supposed to be wearing cuffs on his wrists and feet, like this:
Due to his sleeves and the intensity of the the force field around him it's hard to tell if they're actually there or the Clone Wars crew neglected to add them. In my opinion, it's a blooper but see for yourself.

Next, When Anakin first views the Electro-mines in his Electrobinoculars there is no lightning.
But when they start climbing up the wall there's lightning everywhere.
Did someone forget to to turn the power on?

Next, Anakin slices through the door of Tarkin's cell leaving a hole.
Yet later when Sobeck and the droids arrive the hole is gone.

Random Note: Episode Guide FAIL
 A few hours after this episode aired, the episode guide on StarWars.com was updated to include the writer, director and cast credits. Take a look below and you'll see what I'm getting at.
The cast credits above are obviously from the previous episode Ghosts of Mortis. This was fixed not long after, but what's even crazier is that later(below) the original air date is still shown as Monday, February 14th when we all know it aired Friday the 18th.

If you enjoyed this edition of CWB please click the share buttons below! If I made a blooper of my own or missed something please let me know in the comments below.


Mini Review
Besides it's minor quirks this episode was not disappointing in the least. I loved the additions of Tarkin and Evan Peill. Bringing a minor prequel trilogy character and a major villain of the original films onto the show in the same episode was a great dynamic. Seeing Anakin and Tarkin meet for the first time was really freaky. There hasn't been too many scenes in TCW prior to this that have been this important, not just to the Saga, but the specifically the original Star Wars film. The prison warden, Osi Sobeck is a decent character, he never really caught on with me. No offense to James Arnold Taylor but Christopher Walken's voice just doesn't fit this character. I think he could have been better overall but we still have two more episodes so my opinion could change. It took me some time to get over the whole Carbon freezing thing. I didn't think Anakin could have any contact with Carbonite, nor himself be frozen in it, due to his dealings with it in "The Empire Strikes Back" but I guess I was wrong. I'm glad Dave Filoni addressed it in his episode commentary. All in all I give this episode an 8/10 not my favorite but still very well done.

Until next time, Farewell and MTFBWY! -B-



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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 3.17 "Ghosts of Mortis"

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By: Benjamin Hart

The Mortis trilogy was magnificent on so many levels, but it was almost too magnificent. There have been no Bloopers in the Arc... until now.

Seems that we some Lightsaber troubles in this episode:
First, When Obi-Wan arrives in the well of the Dark side, his Lightsaber is not on his belt nor in his hand.
But yet a few seconds later when Anakin leaves it's back on his belt.

Later on during the climax of the episode, after Anakin has been thrown aside, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka go to attack the Son. He quickly dispatches them by taking their Lightsabers and Force pushing them away.
He tosses the Lightsabers behind him and turns his attention to the Father.
A few minutes later after the Father dies, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan stroll back over to where they were standing before and their Lightsabers are not on their belts.
But soon after when Mortis begins to fade out the Lightsabers have reappeared on their belts.

Random Note: "Now you know how it feels!"

That's all folks! I hope you enjoyed this one. If I missed anything please tell me in the comments below.

Mini Review
I really, really enjoyed this episode and this entire trilogy. Definitely the best Clone Wars episodes we've seen to date. A lot of us were wondering how they we're going to pull this one off and I have to say, Dave Filoni and crew hit the nail on the head. From the music, to the story, to the acting, to the sheer emotion, it all took a step up in these episodes. If the rest of season is even half this good we have a lot to look forward to. With that all I have to say is, See ya next week and MTFBWY! -B-



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