Onward to Season 6?

March 2, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

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So that’s that, the 20 episode 5th season is over and we’re all looking forward to season 6 … or are we? We know that it won’t be on Cartoon Network and industry pundits were guessing that Disney XD would be its new home, but there has been no announcement yet. Nothing.

I was taking an optimistic view, thinking that Disney will make a big announcement about its plans for Star Wars on TV at the Disney Star Wars Weekends, and maybe they will. But rumours have been circulating and a recent article on the usually reliable Big Shiny Robot suggest that LF insiders haven’t heard anything either and are worried that our beloved show faces the axe.

I’ve seen favourite TV shows cancelled before, and once the deed is done it is an uphill struggle to get the powers that be to change their minds, particularly when they’ve already laid off or reassigned staff (and in the case of live action, destroyed the sets).

So, better to start making a fuss before sentence has been publicly passed. That way nobody has to loose face by changing their mind, they can tell us that they never intended to cancel it in the first place. Weren’t we a bunch of sillies for thinking such a thing? Well I’d rather be called silly than assume the best and then find that The Wrong Jedi was the last episode ever!

I want to see the Clovis arc with snowboarding Embo. I want the stories in which Fives is a major character. I want to know what happened on Mandalore after The Lawless, what Sidious has planned for Maul, what Mother Talzin is up to, does Gregor ever make it home? What about the Wolf Pack’s new armour? I want to see what George and Dave have planned for Ahsoka and Rex, because I just don’t think that leaving the Order is IT, end of, no more Ahsoka! Heck, one more season isn’t going to be enough for all this stuff! It’ll take two more minimum!

So, you ask, what can we as fans DO?

First and easiest if you have a FaceBook account, there’s a petition.

A little more effort and you can write to Disney via their online contact form. UPDATE an email address rather than a contact form: robert.a.iger@disney.com, subject line Clone Wars Season 6.

And finally there are some people you can send a polite letter to, expressing your support for the show and wish that it be allowed to continue:

Walt Disney Studios,
500 S Buena Vista St,
Burbank,
CA 91521
Attn: Bob Iger

Lucasfilm,
P.O. Box 29901,
San Francisco,
CA 94129-0901
Attn: Kathleen Kennedy.

ABC, Inc.
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank,
CA 91521-4551
818-460-7477
Attn:Anne Sweeny Co-Chair Disney Media Networks
or Kevin Brockman Executive Vice President ABC/Disney Television Group
or Gary Marsh President and CCO Disney Channels Worldwide

Before you comment telling me there’s nothing to worry about, season 6 is a sure thing and listing all the reasons why, stop and ask yourself how much you really love TCW. Enough to spare 2 minutes on an online petition, JUST IN CASE Disney have ill intentions? 3D movies on hold. 1313 apparently also on hold. Do either of those decisions make sense to you? What’s the worst that can happen if you write to one of the people above? It’ll turn out TCW was never in danger and you ‘wasted’ a stamp. What’s the worst that can happen if Iger is planning on axing TCW and you do nothing? Well first off, it might happen, and if it does you’ll know that YOU let it happen. Me? I’ll know that at least I tried.