Friday, January 4, 2013

Congratulations on reaching 100 episodes Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Saturday mornings in our house are pretty typical, my wife heads to Meijer for the weekly grocery shopping trip while my son, daughter & I jump on the couch, switch on the tv, and watch the newest episode of the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon NetworkClone Wars is in the middle of its 5th season now and this Saturday (January 5, 2012) will be it's 100th episode.  100 episodes is a landmark occassion for any television show to reach, but especially for a weekly cartoon series.  So I want to congratulate Star Wars: The Clone Wars on this milestone and wish them continued success and 100 more episodes that geek daddies can enjoy along with their younglings.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is set in a time period between Star Wars movies Episode II & III where the Jedi Knights of the Republic are fighting a civil war with Separatist robot armies led by the Jedi's arch nemesis the Sith. The "Clone Wars" were first mentioned in the original 1977 Star Wars "A New Hope" movie when Obi Wan Kenobi meets Luke Skywalker and tells him that he mentored and fought with his father during the Clone Wars.  The Clone Wars were than subsequently featured in the prequel films that were in movie theaters from 1999 - 2005 and in this current television show on Cartoon Network.  Haven't seen the show yet? Check out this great compilation video of the animated series provide by LucasFilm:

One of the special things about the 100th episode is that it features two fan favorites that bring together the interests of older and younger fans of Star Wars.  R2-D2 (the droid beloved by fans of the original Star Wars trilogy) must help a Republic Clone Commando named Gregor (the commandos are one of the more popular characters of the prequel movie era that have their own video games and books) overcome amnesia so that an important secret mission can be accomplished to help save the Republic.  Here's a peak at this milestone episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS airs on CARTOON NETWORK @ 9:30 E.T. Saturday mornings - for more information about the show visit:

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