This week's The Clone Wars episode certainly felt like artwork, and much like artwork opinions will vary greatly.
"When all seems hopeless, a true hero gives hope."After a comet damages their shuttle, R2-D2, Colonel Gascon, and the other droids crash on a desolate planet where they must make their way across a bewildering expanse of emptiness to carry out their mission.How many times over the years have we heard TCW Supervising Director Dave Filoni discuss George Lucas' desire to experiment with storytelling with this series? Some times this takes the form of clear homages to other films or genres and sometimes as this week's commentary discusses we get an episode about "nothing" set in a minimalistic style inspired by the artist Moebius (Jean Giraud).
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This was a very visually interesting episode, while the environmental designs were minimal, there are some moments for example when Gascon is reflected in WAC's "eye" and then wipes the dust off of the eye that are incredibly well done.
One interesting thing to think about is that in the episode's newsreel we get a revelation that I think is new:
"Secret weapons! The Jedi Council deploys a squad of droids on a desperate mission aboard a Separatist cruiser. Under the guidance of Colonel Meebur Gascon, the droids succeed in stealing a crucial encryption module. Now, the colonel and his droid squad must return the module to the Jedi Temple to crack a Separatist code detailing the impending terror plot against the Republic."Does the mission succesed and the plot is averted, or does the terrorist plot have future ramifications in the season five?
The good news is if you didn't appreciate this episode, the additional of a Republic Commando to the arc should spice things up.
Rating: "A Sunny Day in the Void" gets a 6.0. Fans tastes very so greatly so that an episode like this one is no doubt going to turn off as many people as it appeals to.
Direct Link to Watch "A Sunny Day in the Void." (Episode 5.11)
Clone Wars Download: Webisode 511: Into the Void
Coming up on Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
Episode 5.12: Missing in Action
Episode 5.13: Point of No Return
Author's Note: For more on the artist Moebius, check out this MTV Geek Tribute.