The Bad Batch Breakdown

It’s been a long road waiting for these last twelve episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but now that we have them, it’s time to look at the lore they’ve drawn from or added to. This first episode, “The Bad Batch,” takes place shortly after the beginning of the Outer Rim sieges and I would guess between six and eight months before Revenge of the Sith. So far, this is almost as close to the end of the war as we’ve seen on the show, though that will all change by the end of the season.

Let’s go through some of the history that makes this episode rich in Star Wars.

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Star Wars The Clone Wars The Bad Batch Review

After a six-year hiatus and an open-ended conclusion, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is finally back and has a new home on Disney+ for its seventh and final season. Rather than the whole season getting released at once like the previous season, called “The Lost Missions,” which was dropped on Netflix in 2014, Clone Wars is doing weekly releases starting with “The Bad Batch”, the first episode in a new arc.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Clip

The seventh and final season premiere of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars arrives this Friday, and Disney+ is kicking things off with a bang by introducing a skilled and deadly new group of Clone Troopers called The Bad Batch. The “defective” experimental squad has some mutations that make them stand out from the rest of the troopers, and Captain Rex is a little leery about their tactics when he meets them in a newly released Clone Wars season 7 clip. Watch it below. Read More »

Clone Wars Series Recap

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get a recap of Star Wars: The Clone Wars before the seventh and final season debuts on Disney+ this week. Plus, listen an hour-long roundtable discussion with some of the most buzzed about documentary filmmakers of 2019, such as Todd Douglas Miller of Apollo 11 and Julia Reichart of American Factory. And finally, listen to stories from behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live with cast member Aidy Bryant. Read More »

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer

The Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series is coming back for one more season on Disney+, and fans have never been more happy to see a bunch of Clone Troopers gearing up for another battle. A new trailer for what will be the final season of the beloved Star Wars show shines a light on the ragtag unit of soldiers in Squad 99, known as The Bad Batch. Why? Because they’re a handful of clones deemed defective, each one having a desirable mutation that helps them on the battlefield. Meet them in the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer below. Read More »

the clone wars essential episodes

As we near the premiere date for the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, fans may be scrambling to catch up on episodes on Disney+, where all six seasons are available at the click of a button. But where to start among the series’ 100-plus episodes? Disney+ has the answer, releasing a list of The Clone Wars essential episodes, enough to binge over the course of a weekend. And you still have one more weekend until the final season of The Clone Wars premieres on Disney+.

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The Clone Wars Season 7 Trailer Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out nearly four dozen Easter eggs from the latest trailer for the upcoming seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Plus, listen as Will Ferrell tells some stories from behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live, and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink breaks down combat scenes in movies like Lone Survivor, American Sniper, and more.

First up, Screen Crush takes a closer look at the trailer for the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for some extra details and Easter eggs. For example, at an important strategy meeting between Jedi and Clone Troopers, you can spot a young Caleb Dume, who you know better as Star Wars Rebels hero Kanan Jarrus.

Next up, Will Ferrell tells stories from his days at Saturday Night Live. Find out why he wore the same outfit from one of his sketches everyday for a year, what he used to do in the writer’s room as Lisa Kudrow’s brother Chip Kudrow, and how he interrupted Puff Daddy’s rehearsal as a weird character named Ron. There’s even some video of the latter escapade.

Finally, retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink has plenty of experience in the field, so GQ had him break down the accuracy and realism of combat scenes from military dramas like American Sniper, Zero Dark Thirty, Captain Phillips, Navy SEALs, Act of Valor and Lone Survivor. What do they get right, and what do they get wrong? Find out above.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Trailer

Ever since it was announced that new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars were on the way, fans have been chomping at the bit to return to the prequel-era animated series. We got a taste of what’s to come at Star Wars Celebration last spring, and next month the episodes will finally arrive.

Today, Disney+ released a new Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 trailer and announced the official launch date for the series, which is a few days later than previously thought. Find out when the first new episode of the series arrives and get a look at the return of Ahsoka Tano and Darth Maul below. Read More »

Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 7 Release Date

A new year means a whole bunch of new content will be coming to Disney+ in 2020. While Star Wars fans will be waiting until this fall to get new episodes of the hit new series The Mandalorian, they’ll get something else to whet their appetite in the meantime, something they’ve been waiting a long time to see.

The animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will return for a seventh season on Disney+ in February, and thanks to a promotional video for some of Disney’s most anticipated offerings, we know exactly when new episodes will start hitting the streaming service. Read More »

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Honest Trailer

There have been endless debates about whether or not the recent Star Wars sequels are good, if the Star Wars prequels deserve to be reconsidered, and what the future of the sci-fi franchise will be. But if there’s one thing that all fans can agree on, it’s that the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie is absolute trash. If you’ve never had the displeasure, we’ll let the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Honest Trailer do the heavy lifting for you. Read More »