Clone Wars explores ancient Jedi rite of passage

Best Selling RPGs - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com

A lot of the focus this week has been on the future of Star Wars and what it might hold for old characters and actors, but a new storyline on Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuting this weekend looks back on the waning days of the Old Republic and the trials faced by the youngest members of the Jedi Order:

Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings to Ilum, where they will learn from Yoda and undergo a crucial rite-of-passage: the construction of their lightsabers. They grapple with both physical and inner challenges as they face the dangerous task ahead of them in “The Gathering,” airing this Saturday, November 3rd at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

According to Lucasfilm, this episode will feature a rare flashback to the period before the Clone Wars, in which Jedi Master Plo Koon discovers baby Ahsoka and brings her to the Jedi. “The Gathering” also expands on the concept of the “Kyber crystal” from the early draft scripts of Star Wars, exploring the mystical gems that amplify the power of the Force and give all lightsabers their power. Also look for a new symbol worn only by Jedi younglings, and the recurrence of symbols from the mysterious “Mortis trilogy” back in Season 3.

Above, you can watch two clips from the episode. In the second, I’m impressed with how similar Yoda’s voice (which has had its ups and downs these many years since the prequels) sounds like Frank Oz’s original interpretation when he launched the character in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. (Yoda is voiced by Tom Kane in The Clone Wars, though Oz did perform the role in Episodes I-III, V and VI.)

Below, you can check out some stills from “The Gathering.” Want more? Check out our photo and clip gallery from the recent season premiere, “Revival.”

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe for free updates!

Newsletters

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at news@nerdvanamedia.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Avatar

Jayson Peters

Digital, social and print media pro. Nerdvana's founder, curator and editor.

Add Comment

Post a comment...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Samurai Comics