'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' recap: The Smell of Tibanna in the Morning

Now this is the episode I’ve been waiting for. That we’ve all been waiting for.

Kid-friendly hijinks with R2-D2 and C-3PO are all well and good, but there comes a time when you’ve just got to stop looking at the cute side of war. The Clone Wars are a galaxy-spanning conflict trumped-up needlessly by two craven Sith Lords to bring about their ultimate vision of a galaxy under dictatorial rule. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine has sacrificed trillions of lives to facilitate his own power grab. It’s about time we put aside the Gungans and the Aleena and any other cuddly critters. And "Darkness on Umbara" did just that. If the original Star Wars trilogy has been read as a metaphor for Vietnam, "Darkness on Umbara" followed suit and, to use the parlance of ‘Nam, brought us into the s---. These are the front lines, baby. Read More...



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