Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 7 Premiere Review
Note: this is a mostly spoiler-free review of the Season 7 premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. All plot spoilers are confined to a marked section at the end. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Star Wars: The Clone Wars has proven surprisingly resilient for a series that was technically canceled in 2013. A number of in-progress episodes were completed and released as a shorter sixth season dubbed Clone Wars: The Lost Missions, while other abandoned stories were told in new forms, like the comic book Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir and the novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple. And even if the animated series itself never quite gave us closure for characters like Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, and Darth Maul, the followup series Star Wars Rebels was only too happy to oblige. It’s much easier nowadays to be at peace with the show’s untimely cancellation – and thankfully, it’s no longer even an issue. The Clone Wars is back for a seventh and final season, and the series immediately finds its groove despite being off the air for the better part of a decade. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=star-wars-the-clone-wars-final-season-gallery&captions=true”] “The Bad Batch” immediately sets the tone for the final season. Even as the war draws closer to its dramatic conclusion, the Republic’s clone army is feeling the strain of mounting losses and an enemy that seems to predict its every move. Many of the series’ best story arcs have hinged on these clone heroes battling against overwhelming odds, so “The Bad Batch” feels like a great way to welcome the series back and further explore the toll of the war on those who were literally born to fight. While it’s enough to see fan-favorite clones like Captain Rex and Commander Cody back in action, this episode stands out by introducing a very different roster of clone heroes: the titular Bad Batch – a group of clones far more independent and genetically diverse than normal. While on one hand the Star Wars geek in me can’t help but wish the series had simply dusted off the Republic Commandos for this particular storyline, this episode pretty quickly establishes why Clone Force 99 is the better option. With the premiere being so overwhelmingly clone-focused, it really helps to have characters with such distinct personalities. We need the comic relief provided by clones like Wrecker and Crosshair. The subtle rivalry and unease between Rex and his new comrades add…
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Star Wars: Clone Wars' New Heroes Are Just The Ninja Turtles
It may have taken six years to happen, but Star Wars: The Clone Wars is finally back for its seventh and final season. As the show’s creative team begins wrapping up a story that first began with the 2008 animated film, a new group of heroes is joining the foray for this Disney+ original series.Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, entitled “The Bad Batch.” If you haven’t watched the episode yet, look away now.Early in the episode, a new group of “defective clones” are introduced. They call themselves the Bad Batch and are essentially soldiers for hire when there is a mission that might be harder to pull off. What’s interesting about the Bad Batch, though, is who they resemble. It might not be easy to see at the beginning, but once it’s explained that these particular clones have “desirable mutations,” it becomes clear.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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If DIY Isn't for You, These Are the Best Gaming PCs You Can Buy
Building your own PC is rewarding and fun, but sometimes you just want to buy something, plug it in, and start gaming. If that’s you here’s our list of the best prebuilt PCs.
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Best TV Stand 2020: Make the Entertainment Center of Your Dreams
Replace your scrap wood shelving with one of these excellent TV stands for any budget or TV size.
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The Office Star John Krasinski Has A Marvel Hero He'd Love To Portray
John Krasinski, who despite all of his career advancements will always be Jim from The Office to us, has never been in a Marvel movie. Although he auditioned for Captain America (a role that went to Chris Evans), Krasinski now has his eyes on a different Marvel hero–Mr Fantastic, the leader of the Fantastic Four.Talking to Total Film magazine (via Gamesradar) ahead of the release of A Quiet Place Part 2, which Krasinski directed, the actor talked about wanting to take on the role of Mr Fantastic. The Fantastic Four can now be incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney’s purchase of Fox.”I would love to be in the Marvel universe,” he said. “I love those movies because they’re fun, but I also think they’re really well done…I have no idea what [Marvel] are thinking. But if they are considering me for Mr. Fantastic, continue to consider me because I would love it.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Vault Locations and Map Changes
Five new locations were added to Fortnite at the launch of Chapter 2 Season 2, each of which contains a special Vault – here’s a little bit of information about each of the map changes and Vault minibosses.
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Sales Of Friends On DVD And Digital Spike After The Show Leaves Netflix
Friends, one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, left Netflix at the end of 2019, and until it reappears on HBO Max in May it’s currently unavailable on any streaming services in the US. Because of this, fans are turning to DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital releases to get their hands on the show, and sales have gone way up.According to a report on Variety, sale of Friends on disc and digital have “roughly tripled” since the show disappeared from Netflix. According to Rosemary Markson, senior vice president of TV marketing at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, it has been the “top-selling catalog-TV franchise in home entertainment” since the beginning of 2020.The show’s portal on the Warner Bros website directs potential customers towards stores where they can potentially buy the series, which debuted almost 26 years ago. Friends: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray sells for $115 on Amazon.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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League Of Legends Dev May Need To Pay Much More To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
In December, it was reported that League of Legends developer Riot Games would pay $10 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. However, this settlement total was later thought to be many millions lower than what it should have been, and now it’s been withdrawn by the legal team representing the staffers who filed the lawsuit in the first place.A new team of lawyers hired by the former female employees of Riot Games withdrew the proposed settlement of $10 million, saying it was the result of “alleged mistakes and improprieties by prior class counsel,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.The members of the class action group have now hired women’s rights attorney Genie Harrison and employment lawyer Joseph Lovretovich to take over for the previous counsel.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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See How Star Wars: The Mandalorian Used Fortnite Engine's Tech To Film The TV Show
The new Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian, makes use of a variety of special effects that Lucasfilm created in partnership with iconic effects studio Industrial Light and Magic and Fortnite studio Epic Games. A new behind-the-scenes video showcases the fascinating technology that was used to bring The Mandalorian’s sets to life.The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau says the technology, which uses Epic’s Unreal Engine to project scenes onto LED screens surrounding the physical set, will impact and influence how TV shows and movies are made in the future. In the video, it’s not hard to see why.With LED screens in the background projecting anything imaginable, the actors on set can physically point at things and actually see what they’re looking it. Not only that, but this technology allowed the producers to have sunrises and sunsets that could last all day. They could also literally move mountains in the background because they’re digital. This opens up incredible new possibilities for digital filmmaking.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Showcases Upcoming DLC Fighter Kefla's Moves In New Video
The third Fighters Pass for Dragon Ball FighterZ was recently announced, and will begin on February 28 with the release of Kefla. She’ll be the first of five new characters coming to the game, with Ultra Instinct Goku and three unannounced warriors also joining the battle.Bandai Namco has released video of a fight featuring Kefla, showing off her fast kicks and red ki blast attacks. It looks like she’ll move fast, and the video shows off some of her longer potential combos as she cuts through Frieza, Goku, and Vegeta. Kefla, who debuted in Dragon Ball Super during the Tournament of Power, is a fusion character–she’s Universe 6 Saiyans Kale and Caulifla fused together. She joins Vegito, Gogeta, and Gotenks, the other fused Saiyan fighters in the game. Her super move is pulled from her iconic battle against Ultra Instinct Goku–it’s a giant ki wave fired from both hands. Dragon Ball FighterZ will feature in the Evo 2020 line-up in July, where we could potentially see combatants fighting using Kefla and any new fighters added to the game by then.
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