Star Wars Updates: It is best when story telling is pulled from its real life events, and Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Narrating is best when it pulls from genuine occasions, and Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars repeatedly references old military history.
Disney recently added the animated series to Star Wars Vintage Collection on Disney+ where Clone Wars is no longer part of official canon. Winning three Emmy Awards, it was fiercely effective and successful when it was released in 2003 and 2004.It stays a fan-favourite piece of Star Wars history as it was the original bridge between Attack Of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
The series not only allowed writers to explore character and stories that the movie Star Wars did not have any time to address, but also additionally showing a true scope of the galactic conflict. Clone War was repeatedly referred facts and visuals from antiquated military history, for which the series was successful.
Tartakovsky’s Clone War centers on historicity of the term, but the term Jedi knight naturally evokeo thought about medieval sword fighting and castles. To be specific, there is one scene that showed the occasion where Anakin officially became a Jedi and the ceremony was similiar to a medieval knighting ceremony.
He knelt in front of the Yoda who placed his lightsaber over Anakin’s each shoulder and removed his Padwan’s braid, granting him the status of official Jedi knight. This was similar to a squire knelting before an experienced knight, who has touched each of his shoulders, with a flat of their sword indicating the squire had been given the position of knight.
The introduction of the terrifying bounty hunter Durge gave another medieval reference. When Durge appeared, Obi-Wan was winning a battle on Muunilist, and he was trying to change the tide of the fight. He along with his specialized droid battalion mounted speeders and with their spears and lances, attacked the Republic front line.
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Obi-Wan responded kindly and attack wee charged by his clones on their own speeders. It did not stop there, because after the original attack, Obi-Wan and Durge were left all alone fighting. Tartakovsky further went back in history, as he was not satisfied with only medieval references Assajj Ventress was introduced to the Roman Colosseum, with a clear reference, for the favour of the emperor, prisoners fought to the death in gladiator.
Dooku was observing the show when Ventress showed up out of the blue as a lithe assasin. Her Force-assisted combat skills outmatches her opponents easily and she won the recognition of Count Dooku.
Visuals were also there from Ancient Greece. During the Battle of Corusant, there is a scene where Jedi Master Saesee Tion saw one of the Republic’s cruisers was going down so be decides to commander a ship from the enemy. He went into space and wore a protective helmet that was strikingly exact of the Corinthian helmet.
During the opening scene of the second season, a second Greek reference came. A group of ARC troopers were flying to rescue three Jedi from the murderous and shocking General Grievous.
The bow of their gunship, were painted with a set of eyes and a mouth, because animators wanted their ship to stick out, so they designed with symbolism from history.
The oldest thing in history that Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars referred was when Master Windu assumed control over a droid fighter and rode it like a chariot, over Coruscant. Master Windu, was one to pilot the equivalent of chariot, the most warlike of the Jedi.
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