Saturday, March 19, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 3.20 "Citadel Rescue"

By: Benjamin Hart

There's a lot to talk about in this episode so let's get moving!

In the last episode, CounterAttack, there were three Battle Droids assisting the group,
during the climax of that episode one of them is destroyed.
But in this episode the Droid has miraculously returned just in time to be destroyed a second time.

Now this one surprised me!
At first we see Anakin, Tarkin, Ahsoka, Even Piell, Rex, Cody and Artoo. I guess that means we're missing Obi-Wan, Fives and the rest of the Clones, right?
A few seconds later Obi-Wan has appeared and Piell is gone.
Darn it! Now the Jedi are using teleporters!
A few frames (and a few "Really's) later the rest of the group shows up along with Piell.
A few seconds later when the group departs and the camera pans away Fives and several of the Clones are nowhere to be seen.
The Clones may have just been lagging behind and out of frame but I don't think the animators would have done something like that purposely.
Next up, When Tarkin, Rex, Fives and the rest of the Clones come running through the fog headed to to meet Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan, one of the Officers is unseen in that particular shot.
But in the next shot he reappears alongside Fives and Cody.

Next, in the middle of firefight, one of the Clone officers pushes Tarkin out of the way of some laser fire. In turn, sacrificing himself and taking a shot to the back.
But the Clone has no wound when he falls to the ground.
 Perhaps that spiffy white suit provides more protection than the white plastic armor the troopers wear.

And finally, the last surviving Clone officer can be seen fighting just before Sobeck is killed....
 Yet There's no sign of him when the group is boarding the gunship.
 He soon reappears when Anakin jumps aboard.

Random Note: Crab(Droid) Legs
In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Crab Droids have six legs, seen here.
Yet in the show it only has four.

This could be easily excused simply because the droids seen in the Clone Wars could be earlier models, or prototypes of the ones seen in Revenge Of The Sith. But still, something interesting to watch for. And one other thing, how exactly did all those crab droids get on that island?
Are they indestructible or do they have super-duper ray shields that would allow them to walk under the Lava? If that were the case they wouldn't blow up when the Jedi fighters blasted them.

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This has got to be the best episode we've seen yet. The Citadel trilogy ended on a high note and made it one of my favorite trilogies of the series. Last season we had a lot of episodes that we're inspired by other franchises. This time we got three episodes that were inspired by Star Wars! What more can you ask for? Aside from the controversy surrounding the death of Even Peill, I have heard few complaints about this episode.

Until next time, MTFBWY!! -B-


Monday, March 7, 2011

Clone Wars Bloopers: Ep. 3.19 "CounterAttack"

By: Benjamin Hart

I was definitely surprised by some of the things I found in this episode. I can almost guarantee you're going to want to watch the episode again once your done reading this. 

I have substantial evidence that insists that the the Clones in Obi-Wan's group had teleportation devices. It's the only logical explanation to how they moved about in this episode. First off, when the group arrives at the air vent Obi-Wan repels down the wall and motions for the others to come.
Cody steps back presumably to let odd Piell, or whatever his name is, go next, and he does.
But when he lands, Cody and the rest of the Clones are already there. How did that happen?
I guess we're supposed to assume that between those two cuts all the Clones repelled down the wall leaving Banana Piell to go last, not second. This is an editing blooper nonetheless.

Next, Help me count the Clones now! Let's see, there's Cody, a trooper without armor, two officers and two 212th Battalion Troopers. Altogether that make six Clones. Remember that!
  Later, after they're captured and brought before Sobeck, the two officers disappear leaving only four troopers
Sobeck kills one of the 212th Troopers leaving three.

They are escorted down the hall where R2's battle droids intercept them.
Now the Two officers have reappeared and the armor less trooper is gone.

Finally, when they meet up with R2, the Armor less Trooper is back
and the officers have ran off again.
And of course later they are all back together again.
So, what's your theory? Were they actually teleporting in and out of scenes or was it something else? I'm really curious as to how they pulled all that off.

Next, Sobeck tells piell, 
"I want your half of the information. Give it to me now, or I'll start executing your men!"
Wait a minute! How did he know that Orange Piell is only carrying half of the Nexus Route? In the last episode they were torturing Piell in order to get ALL the info, it was a secret even to Anakin and Obi-Wan that Tarkin also carried part of it. Plot hole or blooper? You be the judge.

Random Note: The many moods of Ahsoka Tano.

Happy Ahsoka
Sneaky Ahsoka
Disgusted Ahsoka

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Well done Filoni and crew! You've created another instant classic episode. From the A New Hope musical cues, to the the Empire Strikes Back feel, to the prequel style action, it was awesome all around. Tarkin and Anakin's deepening relationship is very compelling. Anakin agreeing that the Jedi way is putting a damper on the war effort shows his unwillingness to follow the Jedi code and will push him closer to his destiny. The only thing bad about this one was the loss of one of my favorite Clones, CT-21-0408 A.K.A "Echo". His sacrifice sent shock waves through the fan community, he will truly be missed. I give this episode a 9.5, I don't see how it could have been much better. I'm looking forward to the conclusion of this story next week and the coming of everyone's favorite Wookiee in two weeks.

Until then, MTFBWY! -B-

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