Star Wars. The Clone Wars. First, the pilot film. Next, the Season 1 television series. Then Season 2. Now Season 3. Brilliant. From the settings and scenes to the characters and conflicts to the dialogue and drama. Sublime. That pretty much sums up my speed review. Five stars. Spectacular. But now that you know my point of view, why not focus a quiet Jedi-like eye — or a silent Sith-like smile — on the alien women of the Clone Wars series? Do you have a bad feeling about this? Haha, enough said. Let’s start blasting! And may the Force be with you!
Part 1 of 3 > From Aurra Sing to Shaak Ti
While you and every other Star Wars fanatic might already feel the irresistible force of the Clone Wars phenomenon, for those who haven’t caught up yet, witness the intense image above featuring Count Dooku and Asajj Ventress of the Sith, and the amazing image below featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano of the Jedi. Feel free to enlarge!
Next, here’s a brief summary from Wikipedia.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and CGCG Inc. On August 15, 2008 the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie was released in theaters, it served as the official pilot episode and the introduction of the series. The series debuted on the US-version of Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008. It is set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy, during the same time period as the previous 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars series. The show itself takes place from 22 BBY to 20 BBY (BBY stands for “Before the Battle of Yavin”, which commemorates the destruction of the first Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope). Each episode will have a running time of 22 minutes, to fill a half-hour time slot. Star Wars creator George Lucas says “there will be at least 100 episodes produced”, about five seasons.
Most impressive, don’t you agree? Such an ambitious five-year project! Unfortunately, I haven’t spent enough time covering the Clone Wars series. In fact, my last discussion took place 18 months ago back in Blog 194 > Assassins (22 March 2009). In a nutshell, I mentioned the first appearance of Aurra Sing in the Season 1 finale! Here’s a taste.
Season 1 | Episode 22 of 22 | “Hostage Crisis” | Original air date: March 20, 2009 | Bounty hunters — led by the deadly Cad Bane — take the Senate hostage in order to rescue Ziro the Hutt from prison.
The sharp-shooting assassin Aurra Sing!
And her extra long fingers, lol.
Aurra: “I’m in a bad mood.”
“Don’t even get up.”
“Because you’re dead anyway.”
“Bang. You’re dead.”
Did you survive? Are you ready? Next, as we leave the Jedi assassin Aurra Sing in the Season 1 finale, let’s make the hyperspace jump to the Season 3 premiere!
Season 3 | Episode 1 of 22 | “Clone Cadets” | Original air date: September 17, 2010 | On Kamino, 5 clone cadets of Domino Squad are at risk of washing out unless they pull their team together while trainers Bric, El-Les, and Jedi Master Shaak Ti debate their fate. Domino Squadron is the group of clones that appear in the [Season 1] episode “Rookies”.
Can you count the number of alien women? Here we go.
Well? Did you count the number of alien women? Umm, if you didn’t, you epically failed, dohhh. So unless I missed something, I counted only one: Jedi Master Shaak Ti. And based on her Jedi elegance and alien sensuality, a single un-cloned Shaak Ti is enough for me, hehe. Meanwhile, if you counted the number of screencaps, you earned a gold star! Yup, 99 screencaps from the unforgettable Season 3 premiere. Including the 99th screencap, in honor of the wise old maintenance clone nicknamed “Ninety Nine”.
Part 2 of 3 > From Ahsoka Tano to Aurra Sing
To further celebrate the mesmerizing Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, here are 27 high-resolution 1920-pixel wallpapers spanning across all three seasons! Once again: Can you count the number of alien women? Enjoy and feel free to enlarge!
So how many alien women did you count this time? Since we can’t really count the human Padme Amidala, I counted five: (1) Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress, (2) Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, (3) Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, (4) Jedi assassin Aurra Sing, and (5) bounty hunter Sugi. Did you get five? No? Ahh, sorry, no gold stars for you, haha.
Part 3 of 3 > From Ahsoka Tano to Asajj Ventress
To even further celebrate the awe-inspiring Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, here are 10 more high-resolution wallpapers ranging from 1280-pixels to 1920-pixels! Time to guess again: Can you count the number of alien women? Enjoy and feel free to enlarge!
Wow. Double wow. Triple wow. Gotta love that super-evil Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress! So, did you survive the blaster barrage of Clone Wars screencaps, wallpapers and alien women? Haha, endless thanks to all the women, from Shaak Ti to Asajj Ventress, Ahsoka Tano, Luminara Unduli, Aurra Sing, Sugi, even Padme Amidala. Of course, let’s not forget my Tantalized Toyboxers. Thanks for feeling the Force! But most of all, let’s thank the maker himself, George Lucas!
May the Force be with you.
Till next broadcast. Peace. Out.
Jedi Master Shaak Ti: “Mmm, when I think of long and hot lightsabers…”