Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ahsoka's Slave Outfit

In next week's episode Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka sneak in the Zygerrian capitol. Ahsoka, in particular, girds herself in slave gear. This is more modest then her rather revealing slave gear from the comic which this episode was based on.

I'm very fond of her outfit with its light silks and flowing form even if it does expose her midriff. It has a very Egyptian or Persian feel.

Just a thought: What if it's not slave gear and instead she's posing as a captured princess.

More on this topic in my up and coming review for "Slaves of the Republic".

I'm not the only one expressing my opinion about Ahsoka's new slave gear. For Savanna's opinion check out Lightsabers, Pandas, oh my!

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Kidnapped" Review

This was an awesome episode with high suspense moments and plenty of action; a true masterpiece even if it was based in a comic.

I've never seen so many Togruta at once and the Zygerrian slaver, Denar, Looked like a cross between the Hollywood werewolf and his accent reminded me of one Count Dracula. Denar's deadly pets seemed to re-enforcer his image as a classic archetypal villain. That and his little pet bird, in place of the cat, added a nice touch to the whole thing.

For the first time in the series we get to see Obi-Wan's hair actually move. Until now it's been nicely stationary since Season 1. And his fight with Denar in the central tower was a brutal hand-to-hand one.  The way they inter-cut between Obi-Wan and Anakin was masterfully done and made the episode that much better. (Just wish they'd done something like that back during "Shadow Warrior".)
On a side note: the tower resembled fully matured Togruta morals which they use for limited echolocation.

Denar gave mention to the Zygerrian slave empire of old. I'm not to familiar with this chapter of Galactic history but, from the episode, I get the gist of it all. 

Anakin's brash, almost Sith like, actions gave hint to his dark future as he confronted the slaver. And his Padawan, Ahsoka, held well against the droid onslaught and proved herself once again to be a mighty warrior.

In all it was an awesome episode with spectacular animation and masterful editing and I can't wait for next week's adventure!

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Carnage of Krell" Review

What an epic conclusion to this awesome four part arc. This was by far the best episode of this arc. Rex's confrontation of the General bore echos of Windu's confrontation of Palpatine in ROTS.

This episode was dark both in story and in setting and the shear anticipation made it even better. This episode was shaded with hints of the sinister Order 66.

I really don't have a whole lot to say about this episode. Not because it wasn't good but rather because it left me speechless. It was just AWESOME!

Until next time . . .  

Friday, November 4, 2011

"The General" Review

Like "Darkness of Umbara" before it "The General" was an action packed episode full of tensions between Rex and Krell. This was a truly spectacular episode full of mind blowing epic explosions and enough action to satisfy any Star Wars fan.

The giant centipede like tanks and walkers used against the clones were true feats of engineering sporting an array of multiple cannons that cover the battlefield at a full 360 degree angle. From start to finish there was nothing but all out action and explosions. And in the middle of this conflict they were able to so friction between Rex and Krell.

I was a bit surprised when clone trooper Appo made a brief appearance. There were some awesome shots in this episode; my favorite being when the camera closed in on Krell's eye with the reflection of flames burning in the iris before transitioning to the next scene.
The episode had good resolve leaving the physical battle won but the war between Krell and Rex long from over.

I thought the interface between Fives and Hard Case, when they were sneaking into the base, lightened the overall tension o the episode a bit. In all this is my favorite episode in this arc and I can't wait until next week's episode which has the potential to top this one threefold.

Until next week . . .