My Feelings About the New Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series: The Bad Batch

Star Wars fatigue. It’s something that has plagued the franchise since we started getting a Star Wars movie every year since The Force Awakens. For me, I haven’t been a victim of Star Wars fatigue but now, I’m starting to understand the meaning of this saying.

The Clone Wars was a worthy animated series to bring to Disney+ because there was never a definitive ending…and it was totally worth the watch. In the first third of the twelve-episode final season of The Clone Wars, we were introduced to the Bad Batch, a group of clones that were defected, choosing their own destinies as they roam the galaxy taking on top-secret missions.

Honestly, I liked the Bad Batch but I only liked the first four episodes really for Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu. The Bad Batch never stood out to me as characters I wanted to see have their own animated series.

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When it was announced yesterday that we would be getting a series following the Bad Batch’s adventures after The Clone Wars I practically deflated. Star Wars is revolving in the same bubbles over and over and over again. I’m tired of the clones, I’m tired of the same old stories, I’m ready for something else, something new, but Disney and LucasFilm seem to want to remain in the same range of storytelling instead of giving us something innovative and exciting.

The Mandalorian is a great show because it follows the story of a bounty hunter shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi and that’s a section of the galaxy that we haven’t been given time and time again.

I wish I could be excited and I’m sure Dave Filoni will produce another great animated series that’ll make fans happy but honestly, I’m not as enthusiastic as I would’ve been if it had been a Star Wars: Rebels sequel.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

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