Clone Wars, the Lost Season

September 20, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars, The Clone Wars by Firebird

But for George Lucas’s decision to sell LucasFilm to Disney, right now we would have been looking forward to Season 6 of The Clone Wars starting on Cartoon Network tomorrow or possibly a week later. There would be an episode guide up on sw.com with a trailer and a few teaser images. Speculation would be reaching fever pitch. Would we be seeing Ahsoka again in the first arc or would they save her for later. Maybe we’d find out what Sidious has planned for Maul, or what’s happening with the civil war on Mandalore? There have been rumours of a Bounty Hunter arc. Of course we’d have had a couple of Season 6 trailers by now and would have some tantalising clues about other arcs, the clone one (generally know, speculatively as the Order 66 arc), Plo Koon’s discovery, the Yoda arc, the delayed Clovis arc.

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The quality of the animation has gone from strength to strength since TCW started and it’s heartbreaking to think of what would doubtless have been the most visually stunning episodes we’d ever seen being discarded. Just the little details like the sand falling in the ‘Plo Koon’s Discovery’ clip show that they hadn’t finished yet.

Of course without Disney Season 5 might have been rather different, with a full 22 episodes including the Clovis arc and either the Jedi Younglings or the Droid arc saved for later. Either way, there would be 22 new episodes to look forward to right now. Instead, we don’t know what if anything might still be released or how. Back at the beginning of May when sw.com posted the Plo Koon clip they ended it with this …

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That’s four and half months we’ve been checking now with no updates.

p.s. the green Clone Wars logo is not a real one, I just thought it would be nice to have something a little different to highlight this post.