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Okay, I’ll come right out and say it: this entry is about Star Wars. That in itself poses a problem: how to approach one of the most obsessively followed pop culture franchises in existence without simply reiterating one of the ten billion things that have already been written about it? It’s so easy to settle into rehashing all the main points that everyone already knows, but I’ll do my best to hero’s quest David Prowse boob tape Joseph Campbell dogfights Laurel and Hardy tape reel car crash Richard Nixon space Rastafarian.
Let’s try this again. The actual show I’m trying to form coherent sentences about is entitled Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is not to be confused with the other series by that name that Genndy Tartakovsky did a few years back, nor with the animated movie from last summer that was essentially a really long pilot for this show. It takes place between Episodes II and III of the movie series, with the Republic (good guys) endlessly fighting the Separatists (bad guys). Everybody clear? Good.
Title: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Network: Cartoon Network
Premise: There are wars. Also stars. Clones are involved.
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