After spending 31 days looking at a whole variety of topics in relation to Attack of the Clones, the Generation Skywalker boys reassemble one last time in its anniversary month to discuss what they've learnt, what they've learnt to love and what they've learnt to tolerate.
Have their feelings for Attack of the Clones changed?
You'll be surprised!
The Committee is a new style show format from Generation Skywalker. Each Committee show will have a topic, a Top 10 countdown and the discussion that led to the order and what was included in that countdown to begin with.
In this pilot show, Craig, Jez and Stuart debate the most memorable moments from Attack of the Clones, with some very differing views.
This Top 10 highlights that the Generation Skywalker boys like their Star Wars dark. Don't agree with the countdown? Head over to the We Are Generation Skywalker Facebook group and join in the debate.
Shows where we discuss lots of toys are always worth a watch on our YouTube channel.
This one is no exception.
Despite being the first theatrically released Star Wars movie not to have a dedicated toy line, Hasbro went all out for Attack of the Clones.
33/4 figures led with innovative action features and were loaded with accessories. The ships, vehicles and creatures were packed full of play value and the Geonosis Arena playset was one of the best in the company’s history.
Launched at a time when background characters received as much love as the heroes, the team take a look at some of the hits and misses from Hasbro and beyond – starting with the very first sneak peak figures and bringing us right up to date with the latest announcements from Hot Toys.
Our fun and insightful look at the costumes of Episode II, supported by some great behind the scenes footage and reference imagery.
We’ve looked at ‘art’, we’ve listened to ‘sound’, and now, as we move towards the end of our special Attack of the Clones month, we are turning our attention to another standout element of the movie – 'costumes'.
Stu, Craig and Dan explore the work of Trisha Biggar and Ian McCaig and their teams, as they appraise a number of key looks from both an ‘in-universe and 'real world' perspective.
It’s not every show where we get to talk 'antique lace', ‘the male gaze’ and ‘cosplay’ – so join us as we explore the costumes of a selection of key players and background characters, and of course, have a good rifle through Padme’s eclectic wardrobe.
A lovingly crafted rich media extravaganza celebrating 20 years of Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars : Episode II : Attack of the Clones premiered 20 years ago today.
We have been celebrating all month, but as an extra special treat we have curated and assembled a collection of behind the scenes clips, archive news and TV footage into one mega tribute to a chapter in the Skywalker story that has sat too long in the shadow of more revered movies.
Come with us back to 2002 for a journey across the Stars.
George Lucas and Skywalker Sound live by the rule ‘sound is half the picture’.
Join us as we look, well… listen to the wonderful work of Ben Burtt, Matt Wood and the masters at Skywalker Sound for a show that takes you deep into the incredible sounds of the Attack of the Clones.
Discover how dolphins, vintage aircraft and mating penguins all played their part in creating the soundscape of the galaxy, as Jez leads an exploration that will change your perception of the movie forever.
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An episode exploring the Attack of the Clones creative campaign, concept work and fan art? It's shows like this that are the reason we enhance most of our podcasts.
In 1977 a Star Destroyer flew over our heads and the Hildebrandt brothers turned in an mesmerising poster to promote a new space fantasy movie. Star Wars has continued to push the limits of visual artistry on and off screen ever since.
And Attack of the Clones was no exception.
Stu, Jez and Craig go deep on this one, as they explore the marketing campaign – from the teaser poster and Drew Struzan's stunning artwork, to the unusual strategy and some of the clever tactics employed to encourage people around the world into cinemas.
The team also look at the concept work of Doug Chiang and his team, examine the influence of Art Nouveau on the film and cherry pick some of the best licensed and unlicensed art inspired by the movie.
Episode II? A missed opportunity to be brilliant?
Not for Prequel and Attack of the Clones superfan Matthew Schoenfelder.
Matthew joins Stuart to discuss why this film works for him and why he feels the need to defend the prequels on social media at every given opportunity.
It's a refreshing discussion with a fan who sees the positives in ALL Star Wars, even if it's sometimes flawed.
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Pull up a chair, we're sticking the Clones DVD in our HD ready widescreen surround sound TV. Fair warning, we do plan to talk through it.
Join Stu, Jez, Craig and Dan for a big watch-along as we start to get into our special month of Attack of the Clones shows.
As longtime fans who are heavily invested in Star Wars, what exactly does everyone think to this film? Which bits work and which bits don’t? And what tidbits of info have stayed lodged in our brains all these years?
Consider this your formal invitation to hang out with the boys for 2 hours and 25 minutes as they candidly air their views in real time.
Setting the scene for our special Attack of the Clones months with some actual scenes from the movie, photos of what Stu, Jez, Craig and Dan looked like in 2002 and much more besides.
May 2002 saw the release of the second chapter in the Skywalker saga, and Episode II : Attack of the Clones instantly rocketed to the bottom of a lot of fans’ lists of their favourite five Star Wars movies.
Its detractors are often quick to point at the bad dialogue, wooden acting and poor cgi, so why would Generation Skywalker dedicate a whole month to exploring a film most people are lukewarm about at best?
Because we we are convinced there’s more too it – things we’ve maybe missed and elements that certainly deserve closer examination with the hindsight of 20 years.
So join us as we set the the scene, with this short episode to kick-off 31 days of shows, unboxings and social posts that will explore the best and worst of the movie and its legacy.
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