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  • Episode: Nightsisters
  • Starring the Voices of: Nika Futterman, Corey Burton, Ian Abercrombie, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, and R2-D2 as himself
  • Written by: Katie Lucas
  • Directed by: Giancarlo Volpe
  • Network: Cartoon Network
  • Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The Clone Wars: Nightsisters

Bring on the Dark Side!

By Rob Vaux     January 07, 2011


Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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 Whenever The Clone Wars gets too bogged down in politics and verbal banter (never Star Wars' strong suit), we can always count on the rogues’ gallery to save us. Toss a red lightsaber into the mix, and suddenly the show gets a whole lot cooler. Cartoon Network has a doozy of a three-part story to begin the second half of its season. Palpatine commands Count Dooku to kill his favorite assassin Ventress. She survives the effort and vows revenge, using the mysterious Nightsisters of Dathomir to help her. Not only does the episode deliver a great new group in the Nightsisters, but it lets us see flashes of Ventress’s past, developing her character without detracting from her overall menace. A certain clunkiness in the lightsaber duels (which lets Anakin and Obi Wan in on the action) are all that stand between “Nightsisters” and perfection. Nice to see The Clone Wars back!

 

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noahbody 1/8/2011 6:54:33 AM

I agree could to see some pure Star Wars action again.

Nightsisters of Dathomir is this the "Witches of Dathomir" from the Courtship of Princess Leia book?

LocoLobo73 1/8/2011 8:21:08 AM

Noah yeah these are the Witches, i agree that the light saber battle was a little clunkie but it falls in the style that has been there from the start , I still loved how during the battle, Ventress ship was sliding as the deck was listing back and forth while they moved around it . This was absolutely the best episode of this season so far and Im eager to see the next two parts.

mikemc2 1/10/2011 3:50:59 AM

Only one thing I can say about this episode:

WORST ASSASINATION ATTEMPT EVAR!!

If your gonna try and kill a guy who is a Jedi Master (basically expert swordsman who can fight blindfolded).  Why the heck would you choose to temporarily blind the guy (from a distance mind you) then charge in with Light-sabers (swords)?  What, a paralysis poison or just a plain old fashion killing poison was just too creative for your special dart?

No wonder bald-assasin-chick got fired, if this is the calibre of her work.

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