So quite a while back, I did a post on the Jedi and their sexual relations, but I feel the need to revisit this world. One nice thing about the prequel universe—depending on how you look at it—is that nothing is developed at all. Characters are personality-free vehicles going through the motions George Lucas wanted them to, and the universe itself certainly isn’t portrayed that well either. In some ways, this is a good thing, because it gave the Clone Wars a lot of space to work with. In fact, it gave just about anything dealing with this time period a lot of room to work with. But the Clone Wars is what I’m most familiar with, so we’re going to use it almost exclusively for the purposes of this post.
One thing that I always liked about Stars Wars, especially on the planet of Coruscant, is that there are a bunch of different sentient species all intermingling with each other. However, it doesn’t often appear that they are engaging in interspecies relations. We know that there has been and probably still are sexual relationships between people of different species going on in the universe. Every once in a while, characters will be revealed as being bispecies, and the Twi’leks in particular have a long history of being sold into slavery, with their women usually ending up as sex slaves. (The Wookieepedia article says that they usually were dancers or entertainers for their owners, because of how attractive people found them, but let’s be realistic: they’re used as sex slaves.)
However, the fact that there are interspecies relationships—outside of slavery—makes the Star Wars universe much more interesting.
Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about this cartoon, and the last time I left off, I was still in the middle of the third season, but I’m finally all caught up now. I take this time to now say that many of my criticisms for the show as a whole were given a little premature. Sure, I still don’t like the personifications of the Force and I maintain that the first two seasons were pretty mediocre, and I also maintain that being Star Wars, there is a little bit of sexism going on. Furthermore, characters like Asajj Ventress and Lux Bonteri have made reappearances. Despite my critiques of the third season, that’s where the show started to pick up. I was not a huge fan of the following season, but it had some amazing episodes, such as reintroducing Darth Maul into canon. The fifth season is possibly one of the best seasons of any cartoon. It’s not perfect, but it is enough to make me almost want to take back anything bad I ever said about the show.
You know, I’m not sure how excited I am for this season. Yeah, there looks to be a lot of awesome to be had. Ventress is back, and she’s fighting Ahsoka. We get to see Sidious face off against Maul. And most of all, finally something other than this damn war is going on. Thank you, Maul. Seriously, as much as The Clone Wars is about, well, the Clone Wars, after watching episode and episode of “then this strategic battle happens” it gets tiring. And it looks like a few female characters are going to be introduced.
The only reason I’m not excited is because of what seems to be a sure sign of droid-centric episodes. I don’t care about the droids. As much as R2-D2 and C3PO are traditional Star Wars icons, they’re not people. I don’t want to watch their shenanigans in this war. I get enough of that from Jar Jar Binks, who thankfully, I didn’t see in this trailer.