Friday, November 7, 2003
STAR WARS: CLONE WARS EPISODE GUIDE
Star Wars: Clone Wars, a "micro-series" consisting of 20 animated shorts, will air on Cartoon Network beginning Friday. The first 10 chapters will debut weekdays at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) through Nov. 20.
The next 10 episodes will debut in Spring 2004.
Star Wars: Clone Wars continues the saga where Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones left off -- at the beginning of the Clone Wars, an epic civil war that pits the Galactic Republic against the vast Separatist movement headed by the Dark Lords of the Sith.
Each episodic short will be approximately three minutes in length. Clone Wars is being produced at Cartoon Network Studios by a team led by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack and Dexter¹s Laboratory.
Following is a rundown of the first 10 episodes.
Like fire across the galaxy, the Clone Wars spread. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine enlists the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin, to lead an assault on Muunilinst, a Separatist stronghold. As the Jedi prepare to lead the Republic Army to this new battlefront, Anakin must say goodbye to his secret love, Padme Amidala. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin prepare to lead an assault on Muunilinst.
The Republic fleet, led by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, encounters resistance as it enters the orbit of the planet Muunilinst. The Republic's attack gunships manage to land on the planet, where they encounter the Droid Army of the Separatists. Advanced Recon Commandos, the elite shock forces of the Republic Army, are deployed on a special mission within the city, but their ship is shot down behind enemy lines.
On the planet of Muunilinst, the elite ARC troopers, cut off from their original drop zone, must make their way to an enemy command center. Along the way, they must face off against the Droid Army in a tricky urban battle zone.
The Separatist leader San Hill panics as the Republic Army advances. But Count Dooku has sent powerful new enemy, Durge, onto Muunilinst. This vicious bounty hunter leads a band of mercenaries toward the heart of the Republic's forces. The Republic Army now faces a challenge greater than ever imagined against this tenacious villain and his forces.
On the water planet of Mon Calamari, Jedi Kit Fisto leads an attack on Separatist forces. He commands a squadron of amphibious clone troopers for the undersea offensive against a well-armed aquatic squad of the Droid Army.
Count Dooku seeks a new ally with the power to defeat the Jedi. On the planet Rattatak, he encounters a mysterious fighter who dominates every opponent in the combat ring. She introduces herself to him as Asajj Ventress, a Sith warrior.
After denouncing her claims to be a Sith, Dooku challenges Asajj in combat and defeats her. But he is so impressed with her skills that he gives her an important assignment to assassinate Anakin Skywalker.
Back on Muunilinst, Obi-Wan leads a team of Lancer Troops, specialized clone troopers mounted on speeder bikes. Durge and his mercenaries prove to be a stout challenge to Obi-Wan and his army. Meanwhile, the ARC troopers penetrate the enemy command center on another part of the planet.
Obi-Wan continues his assault on the Separatist command center on Muunilinst. The Jedi general and his Clone Army takes the battle directly to San Hill and the Separatist Droid Army.
Anakin Skywalker is leading the Clone Army in a fierce space battle when a mysterious ship engages him. When the pilot, mysterious Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress, leaps into hyperspace, the impetuous young Jedi follows, ignoring Obi-Wan's orders.
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