Last Friday, Disney+ brought back a show that some might argue saved Star Wars when it was becoming irrelevant and dropping out of the pop culture zeitgeist. As a fan of the show from the beginning, the chance to see a seventh season of The Clone Wars was a dream I never thought would happen.
If you ignored the Clone Wars the first time around because it was too cartoon-y or designed for kids, you need to stop reading this right now and go watch all previous six seasons. Then, you should probably watch Star Wars Rebels too, but that is a post for another day.
While the first couple of seasons had a few weird moments and the animation was still developing into the art it would become, the middle of the third season begins to hit the stride that the show would ride out to the finish line (or what we thought was the finish line....twice...). I am currently in the middle of rewatching the show and am at the turning point in Season 3 where stories start to get very interesting, and I am constantly reminded of how great this show was and how much it fed and grew my Star Wars fandom in the late 2000s and early 2010s. I never saw the Clone Wars movie in theaters, but I watched the first episode, Ambush, the day it premiered and never looked back. This was also the time when I started getting into Star Wars podcasts, and my desire to get back into model building as a hobby blossomed.
I have a lot of clear memories wrapped around episodes of The Clone Wars. I hosted two watch parties for season premieres, Season 1 and Season 3, complete with a cookie cake decorated with a Clone Trooper helmet (thanks to my talented wife!). I also have a clear memory of watching one of the Mauldalorian episodes from season 5 with a bunch of my best friends who had traveled from all over to celebrate my 30th birthday. Everything I associate with the show has positive memories attached.
Now that Clone Wars has returned for a seventh season I can both wax nostalgic about my memories of the show and once again be the ambassador for others to watch it. I think I was that annoying person we all know who cannot shut up about their favorite show before that was a thing. So, here I am again. Watch the Clone Wars! What are you waiting for???
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