The prequel trilogy is what it is. They work in their own right, but fail to really capture the spirit of the original trilogy. Interestingly enough it has been the side Star Wars products released in the wake of the prequels that have really nail the essence of the originals.
Chief among these ancillary projects has been the Clone Wars cartoon series which has excelled as Star Wars fiction. The fifth season of the animated series is on the way and a new trailer has been unleashed to promise a year of action, spectacle, and Darth Maul.
The show has been gaining momentum from the start, but recently has really kicked it into a new gear. It is almost a shame that the show is confined to the clone war era because at the end of the day it all still happens before Revenge of the Sith, this show would be a killer format to bridge the gap between the two trilogies.
The trailer has lots of action and the one thing that has been seemingly missing from the franchise for a long time, a sense of artistic purpose. It feels like the people behind the series actually want to be telling you this story they are working on, not just pushing out a product by a deadline.
You can enjoy the trailer after the jump and the new season this fall.
I am still continually impressed with the sound-a-like voice for Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s an impeccable Ewan McGregor.