War! It’s neverending in that Galaxy Far, Far Away. Throughout the Star Wars saga we’ve seen battles on icy tundras, deserts, and grassy plains. In forests and planet-covering cityscapes. Even a showdown in a giant sinkhole (R.I.P. General Grievous). But until tonight’s aptly-titled fourth season premiere ofStar Wars: The Clone Wars, “Water War,” George Lucas’s saga had never given us a full underwater conflagration.
When I spoke to Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni last March, before last season’s finale, I laid my geek cards on the table and said that if there was one thing I wanted to see from his show above all else it was a trip to Admiral Ackbar’s homeworld of Mon Calamari for some ultra-hydrated action. At that time Mr. Filoni would neither confirm nor deny that such a storyline was in the works, but he did indicate that I was not alone in my sentiment. Needless to say, despite an unfortunate Gungan incursion into the azure seas of Mon Calamari, I found “Water War” and its follow-up “Gungan Attack” to be pretty amazing spectacles—and more importantly, confirmation thatThe Clone Wars is making the jump to lightspeed from the get-go this season. No more episodes about corrupt Mandalorian school superintendants! Read More...http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/star-wars-clone-wars-season-4-episode-1-ackbar/