Saturday, November 10, 2012
Clone Wars - Youngling Storyline
Today they aired the second of what I expect to be a three-part story "Young Jedi" on the Star Wars The Clone Wars. The storyline follows Ahsoka as she mentors 6 younglings who appeared to be young teenagers and their adventures into becoming full padawans. The Padawans are: Petro: a young male human (almost Latin looking). Cocky, good looking, brash, headstrong, brave, the leader. Katooni: a young Tholothian female. Princess Leia archetype, strong, could be leader if needed. Gungi: a young male Wookiee, very Chewbacca like character wise and proud. Zatt: A young male Nautolan, the nerdy, techy one. Byph: A young male Ithorian, the scaredy cat. And Ganodi: A young female Rodian. Glass is always half empty.
This trilogy actually was shown at Celebration VI to a young crowd, they cut them all together and called it Young Jedi. Also folks have been speculating that this was an attempt at doing a spin off of the Clone Wars for a younger audience and I can see that with the few episodes we have seen. I don't know if the plan fell through since they aired them in an actual season of the Clone Wars or if they still plan on doing something with these kids once their three episode arc is over.. guess will have to wait and see. I for one would love to see a series about these kids becoming Padawans and then Jedi's. Only downside is The Clone Wars takes place between episodes 2 and 3 and we all know what happens to the younglings/Padawans and Jedi.