Director: Steward Lee, Saul Ruiz, and Nathaniel Villanueva
Starring: Dee Bradley Baker, Archie Panjabi, Michelle Ang, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ian McDiarmid, Andrew Kishino, Stephen Stanton
The first episode of this new animated Star Wars series, called Aftermath, sets up the show pretty well.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH EPISODE 1 COMING UP
It starts off with Jedi Knight Depa Billaba and her Padawan Caleb Dume fighting on Kaller against the Separatists.
The Bad Batch are also on Kaller. This is when Order 66 is initiated.
The troopers then try to assassinate the Jedi. Caleb manages to escape.
However, The Bad Batch isn’t affected by Order 66 like the other clones are.
Crosshair seems to be the only member of The Bad Batch that seems to be struggling going against the order.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a good beginning
One of the things I really loved about this episode was The Bad Batch themselves.
They are a brilliant team and work so well together.
I also like the idea of having a unique group of clones that aren’t like the rest.
Technically, they are all meant to be defective, which is why the Order 66 initiative doesn’t affect them like the rest.
They are a good group, yet they are also pretty well developed individually.
Each member of The Bad Batch is a well-rounded character, which is really interesting given the fact they are all clones.
There’s a lot of promise in this episode for what’s to come, and I for one, cannot wait to see what’s coming next.
The Bad Batch’s first episode is very promising
There are elements of this episode that are a bit, how can I put it kindly, stale.
This has been the case with many of these Star Wars animated TV shows.
They are all very similar and their stories are just a bit, well, predictable.
However, there are some really good moments in this first episode, which is longer than I expected it to be.
The Bad Batch was first introduced in the last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.
You can tell that they’ve come from that show.
They are very similar in look and in tone.
I’m not a huge fan of the animation style of these Star Wars shows, but you soon forget about that.
Why, you ask? Because the story is stronger than the animation style.
The Bad Batch has a strong story
As I mentioned above, the story is what really keeps you intrigued here.
However, the characters are also really why you’ll want to keep on watching.
One of the joys of this show is watching The Bad Batch work together.
It’s brilliant seeing them use their unique skills and become an unstoppable force as a team.
There are also some pretty fun cameos from the likes of Saw Gerrera and Admiral Tarkin.
I for one, cannot wait to see what The Bad Batch gets up to next.
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Did you the episode as much as we did?
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