In 2012, George Lucas sold his entire “Star Wars” franchise to Disney worth $4 billion to make way for a new generation of filmmakers. Disney immediately made “The Sequel Trilogy” from 2015-2019. As a lifelong Star Wars fan, it was a miscalculation. Despite a colossal letdown, I actually enjoyed “Rebels,” the video game “Jedi: Fallen Order,” & last but not least, “The Mandalorian.”
The Clone Wars’ sixth season streamed on Netflix in 2014. (same year Intersteller came out) Like the other seasons, this one earned positive reviews from viewers, critics and fans alike. All seasons of The Clone Wars are on Disney Plus.
Disney Plus confirmed several Star Wars related shows are in the works including “The Bad Batch,” “Andor,” “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” “Lando,” “Ahsoka,” “Rangers Of The New Republic,” “The Acolyte” & “The Book Of Boba Fett” will stream soon. Before all shows are available, I want to share my thoughts on The Clone Wars’ sixth season.
This review doesn’t contain no crucial spoilers SPOILERS. Feel free to read my non-spoiler article. Some SPOILERS are light.
The Entire Season
Pros: Voice Actors from the previous seasons all did a great job for their respective voiceover performances.
Dave Filoni did a pretty good job mapping out all episodes.
George Lucas served as an executive producer.
Katie Lucas (George Lucas’ real life daughter) wrote a few episodes.
Action Sequences were decent.
Computer Animation retrains its unique style. More polished and upgraded.
Kevin Kiner (Titans, Doom Patrol) composes all episodes as he did from previous seasons.
If you have an eidetic memory for a Star Wars fan, there are callbacks from previous episodes.
A four part episode with Yoda is my favorite episode from Season 6.
Season 6 takes place after the events of Season 5’s shocking finale. The Galactic Republic continue their war against The Separatists. Setting up both Season 7 and “Revenge Of The Sith.”
Cons: I have nothing against Tim Curry, but his voiceover performance as Palpatine felt odd.
The Unknown, Conspiracy, Fugitive & Orders
Good: A clone trooper suffers from a mental disorder which factors in this four part episode.
Shaak Ti factors in this four part episode.
We learn the clone trooper’s cause of his mental problem.
Fives makes a risky choice.
Fives investigates the cause of his fellow comrade’s mental state.
A character ultimately meets his fate.
Bad: In “Part Four,” Tim Curry seem like an odd replacement for the original voice actor who voiced Palpatine? I have nothing against Tim, but I think it’s a miscast.
An Old Friend, The Rise Of Clovis & Crisis At The Heart
Yay: Padmé goes to the planet Scipio to a business deal to aid financial support for war refugees.
Scipio is probably named after the password from “Code Lyoko” for Jeremy to transport Aelita, Ulrich, Yumi & Odd to Sector V. Back then, Cartoon Network used to air both Code Lyoko & The Clone Wars back when they produced great content before the dark times, before “Teen Titans Go.” Now it’s the network is described as the name of the college from “Accepted” known as “South Harmon Institute Of Technology.” If you’ve seen the movie, you know the acronym.
Padmé’s old flame, Rush Clovis a senator affiliated with The Separatists, factors in the three part episode. He was last seen in Season 4’s “Senate Spy.”
Anakin displaying psychopathic tendencies foreshadowing his downfall to The Dark Side becoming Darth Vader.
A character meets his fate. In the words of Chris Tucker: “Damn, he ain’t gonna be in Rush Hour 3!”
Nay: Padmé utters Anakin’s nickname, “Ani.” EGADS! Whenever somebody says Ani, all I can think of is “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow” from the musical “Annie” or the critically panned remake with Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz! I’m never ever ever gonna name my future kid Annie! Not in a million years!
The Disappeared Parts I & II
Visible: Mace Windu plays a key role as he uncovers a group of diplomats mysteriously disappearing. It starts making sense.
A location reminds me of “The Temple Of Doom.”
Part II’s chase scene looks like something off of any “Assassin’s Creed” game when it comes to fighting your way through foes as well as evading them using parkour.
Part II’s last shot pays homage to the ending from “Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade.”
Without giving anything away, a familiar character from Season 3 shows up.
Invisible: Jar Jar Binks appears in this two part episode. Even Mace feels annoyed whenever Jar Jar does something stupid.
The Lost Ones,Voices, Destiny & Sacrifice
Found: This four part episode is my personal favorite from Season 6.
Part 1 involves Anakin & Obi-Wan investigating a Jedi who was killed years before The Clone Wars started
Liam Neeson reprises his role as Qui-Gon Jinn in Part 2. Remember Qui-Gon was mentioned in “Revenge Of The Sith?” He’s the first Force Ghost in canon. Fleshing out how Jedi become one with the force posthumously.
We get more context about The Force.
Part 2 involves Yoda trying to contact Qui-Gon performing experimental force techniques.
Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill guest stars as Darth Bane in Part 4.
Yoda sees visions of the future. Guess what happens?
Parts 2-4 focuses on Yoda.
It’s confirmed Yoda is 900.
Part 3 shows Yoda gaining intel as he endures trials. Not in a boring way like “The Phantom Menace” centering around Galactic C-Span.
Yoda fights a Dark Side version of himself who looks like a cross between a Gremlin and Gollum from “The Lord Of The Rings.”
Part 4 contains an epic battle.
Part 4 is coming close, building up Season 7 and Revenge Of The Sith.
Missing: Tim Curry as Paplatine is strange. Every time I hear his voice, I can picture Nigel Thornberry uttering the word, “Smashing!”
The Final Verdict: A-
The Clone Wars’ 6th Season is a very good season. Each story arc was awesome in its own way. If you want to refresh your memory before The Bad Batch streams on Disney Plus, I highly recommend all seasons.