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Direct from Lucasfilm: Mandalorians, Favreau rock Clone Wars

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 29th 2010 1:02PM
The Jedi must once again face the Mandalorians in this Friday's Clone Wars episodes.Lovers of Star Wars: The Clone Wars look forward to any new episode of their favorite show. But, when you add a certain mask and armor mix into any Star Wars story, the fans woof like wookies.

That collective hooting and hollering has never been any louder now that the Mandalorians are finally getting Star Wars canon screen time in tonight's kick-off of a three-story arc, "The Mandalore Plot." Dave Filoni, Clone Wars supervising director, hears those empassioned tones and knows the responsibility he's facing.

"Ever since the first time we saw Boba Fett in 1980, the fans have known he had Mandalorian armor," Filoni said during an interview at Lucasfilm's HQ in San Francisco's Presidio. "Fans have been waiting a long time to see the Mandalorians in action."

"This is George Lucas' universe and he's very active in the show. So, it was George who suggested we bring the Mandalorians into the series."

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Holiday gift ideas keep coming from 'a galaxy far, far away'

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 23rd 2009 1:03PM
The Remote Control R2-D2 should help your kids scare the cat this holiday.Black Friday is less than a week away, and if you're stumped for gift ideas for a boy anywhere in the family, you could do worse than going with Star Wars: The Clone Wars merchandise.

The show remains one of the highest rated programs for males aged 12-25. That's no surprise since boys have always been the cash cow of George Lucas' $3 billion empire (no pun intended).

Hasbro is the emperor of Star Wars toys (at least those for kids), and the company has a couple of new, higher end items for the 2009 holidays.

The Clone Wars Remote Control R2-D2 is pretty much as advertised. For about $30, you get a replica of a Death Star comm-link that controls the droid's movements, sounds and lights. A kid will have fun driving him around the house. But, the toy is more fun for adults if you imagine that every beep he makes is really a rude, digitized curse word.

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What's On Tonight: Law and Order, Smallville, Ghost Adventures, Numb3rs

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 20th 2009 12:15PM
  • The Clone WarsAt 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, followed by new episodes of Medium and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new Law and Order at 8, then new episodes of Dateline and The Jay Leno Show.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • The season finale of DietTribe airs on Lifetime at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new episode of The Troop at 8:
  • Also at 8: Disney has a new Wizards of Waverly Place, then a new Suite Life on Deck.
  • At 8:30, Cartoon Network has a new Ben 10: Alien Force, followed by a new episode of The Clone Wars.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new White Collar.
  • Syfy has a new Stargate Universe at 9, followed by a new Sanctuary.
  • Food Network has Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Disasters at 9.
  • Travel Channel has two new episodes of Ghost Adventures at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • STARZ has a new Crash at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Smallville, Clone Wars, White Collar, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 13th 2009 12:33PM
  • MonkAt 7:30, Cartoon Network has a new Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Supernanny, followed by new episodes of Ugly Betty and 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, then new episodes of Medium and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has new episodes of Law and Order, Dateline, and The Jay Leno Show.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, then new episodes of NOW and Bil Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • TBS has The Wizard of Oz at 8.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has a new episode of The Troop.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Suite Life on Deck.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Ben 10: Alien Force at 8:30, followed by a new Clone Wars.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new White Collar.
  • Syfy has a new Stargate Universe at 9, followed by a new Sanctuary.
  • Travel Channel has two new episodes of Ghost Adventures at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross at 9.
  • At 10, E! has a new episode of The Soup.
  • History Channel has a new Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 2nd 2009 6:06PM
The ShieldHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

If you loved The Rockford Files and you own the season sets, you'll probably want to buy Volume 1 of the movies (four in this batch) that is being released tomorrow. They weren't as good as the series, of course (sort of like the Spenser: For Hire movies that Robert Urich did after that series ended), but they're actually pretty good.

And season 6 of Kate & Allie is out. That reminds me: I still have to get season 5.

  • Afro Samurai - Complete Murder Sessions
  • The Clone Wars - Season 1
  • Doctor Who - The War Games and The Black Guardian Trilogy
  • Edge of Darkness - The Complete BBC Series

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What's On Tonight: Medium, 'Til Death, Clone Wars, Stargate Universe

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 2nd 2009 12:12PM
Law and Order
  • At 8, CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer, followed by new episodes of Medium and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has a new Law and Order at 8, then new episodes of Dateline and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new Brothers at 8, followed by the season premiere of 'Til Death and a new Dollhouse.
  • The CW has a new Smallville at 8.
  • There's a new installment of The National Parks on PBS at 8.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new episode of The Troop at 8.
  • ESPN2 has College Football at 8, Pittsburgh vs. Louisville.
  • Cartoon Network has the season premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • At 9, Syfy has the series premiere of Stargate Universe.
  • Lifetime has the season premiere of DietTribe.
  • BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross at 9.
  • TCM has Rear Window at 9.
  • Also at 9: National Geographic has a new Dog Whisperer.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

Afte the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars season two promises a more sophisticated galaxy

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 25th 2009 2:28AM
Star Wars: The Clone WarsAs an old-school Star Wars fan, I've been a little disenchanted with the many little ways George Lucas has slowly turned his rich tapestry into a children's fable. In the Star Wars I loved, there were moments of real terror, a sinister menace and true danger. The "Ooh, we can sell toys!" started with the ewoks and hit critical mass with Jar-Jar Binks.

But there were some moves in the right direction. Episodes II and III were improvements over The Phantom Menace, so I held out hope that new projects might keep what I felt was the proper maturity of Star Wars in perspective. And so, like a good little drone, I tuned into Cartoon Network's The Clone Wars animated series, and it was ... cute.

For years and years, this was the era we knew so little about. In the novels and comics, which took all of this pretty seriously, thank you very much, we covered from thousands of years before Darth Vader to spans after Han and Leia get married. But not the Clone Wars. That era was special. So we waited. And we got cute.

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The Force and The Federation meet on The Clone Wars

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 19th 2009 3:30PM

George Takei will be portraying a character in the animated Clone WarsWe may be witnessing some history here. I'm not talking about the Obama presidency, though that is very historic. Nor am I speaking about my recent advancement into my 40s, which isn't really historic bur rather another nail in my coffin. What I speak about here is a merging of two science fiction universes.

George Takei, the calm and cool Sulu from the original Star Trek series, will be providing a voice to a character on Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Takei will be providing words to the corpulent Lok Durd, a separatist Neimoidian general. Unlike the peaceful Sulu on Star Trek, Durd is somewhat overzealous (aka -- crazy like a loon) and has developed a weapon that will wipe out all living matter save for his battle droids.

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What's On Tonight: Ghost Whisperer, Stargate Atlantis, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 5th 2008 4:07PM
  • 20/20At 8, ABC has How The Grinch Stole Christmas (movie), followed by a new 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Ghost Whisperer at 8.
  • NBC has Greatest Holiday Moments: TV & Film Countdown at 8, then new episodes of Lipstick Jungle, and Dateline.
  • FOX has new episodes of Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? and Don't Forget The Lyrics.
  • The CW has Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer at 8, then The Story of Santa Claus.
  • There's a new Washington Week on PBS at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Alton Brown makes fruitcake on Good Eats, on Food Network at 8.
  • HGTV has Decked for the Holidays at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Batman: The Brave and the Bold at 8, followed by new episodes of The Secret Saturdays, The Clone Wars, and Ben 10: Alien Force.
  • Disney has a new Suite Life on Deck at 8, then new episodes of Bedtime Stories and Phineas & Ferb.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.
  • At 9, Sci-Fi has a new Stargate Atlantis, followed by a new Sanctuary.
  • Discovery has a new Survivorman at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new Numb3rs.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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