Once again Disney nails it with another Star Wars TV series! Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi takes place during the prequel era of Star Wars and it is fantastic! What we have here is a show that is focused on two characters, Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku, two of my favorite characters from the prequel era of Star Wars.
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The Movie Review
I think that the whole format of this show is very clever. One thing that is pretty neat about this show is that we get a mixture of events from before Episode I and right after the events of Episode III. The series starts off with the birth of Ahsoka and we get to see her as an infant show that she has Force abilities and her tribe realizes that she is a Jedi.
Sticking with the Ahsoka side for a minute. We also get to see Ahsoka train with Anakin Skywalker and just like in the Clone Wars series, they are a great pairing. If you already were a fan of Ahsoka thanks to the Clone Wars series and the other extended media that she has been part of, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi will make you love her even more.
The best part of the whole Ahsoka arc that we get in this show is what happens after the Emperor starts Order 66. I thought that the TV show, The Bad Batch did a great job showing Order 66 and this does it just as well and lets us see Ahsoka standing up and ultimately joining the Rebellion.
While I went into this show thinking that it would be the arc about Ahsoka that I liked best, it was actually Count Dooku’s story that I got the most invested in. We get to see Count Dooku as a Jedi as he goes on a mission with his Padawan, Qui-Gon Jin! The fact that we get to see Dooku as the master and Qui-Gon as the student was just awesome to me!
We see how Dooku becomes seduced by the Darkside and how his aggressive tendencies forced the hand of the Jedi Council to promote his Padawan ahead of him. That was really the last straw for him as he went all in with Darth Sidious and his journey to The Dark Side!
The show is formatted pretty interestingly. We do not just go from Ahsoka’s story arc to Count Dooku’s, instead, it follows a kind of timeline order, and the two stories are mixed together. It sounds like it would not work, but they pull it off amazingly well and I am glad that this is the direction they went with the show.
As far as the voice cast in Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi goes it is awesome. Once again Ashley Eckstein voices Ahsoka which is awesome. We also have Corey Burton once again voicing Count Dooku as he did in The Clone Wars. What really blew me away with the voice cast was how they got Liam Neeson to be Qui-Gon Jin to say that is amazing is a massive understatement!
The show sounds great in every regard, but I also like the way it looks to. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi visually looks very similar to The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch. I for one am very happy that the core Star Wars animated series have this same kind of visual style as it helps them flow together very well.
I thought that I would enjoy this show, but I was blown away by how much I got into it. I ended up watching all six episodes in just one sitting as I was so entertained by it. If you love Star Wars, especially if you have an interest in The Clone Wars and the prequel saga, you simply must watch this show.
- This is the best animated show Disney has done with the Star Wars license so far
- The voice cast in this show is amazing
- I love how we have one story focused on Ahsoka and one on Count Dooku
- It is the ultimate companion show to the prequel saga
- If you do not like Star Wars, you probably won't like this
- I legit cannot think of any aspect of this show that I disliked!