Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TCW Review: Nightsisters

I'm posting this review a day early because tomorrow I probably won't have much time to post. So here it is.
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     I have to admit I was a little nervous about Nightsisters. The episode marked a new era of Season Three, and I was a bit afraid of where it would lead. Also, after a depiction of Mandalore that made many fans, including me, cringe, I was worried about what they'd do to Dathomir, my second favorite culture and planet. It was a lot better than I expected, and it brought the doldrums of TCW back to life. Here was adventure, mysticism, and an unusual story the midst of a bunch of episodes featuring Padme and bank deregulation.

     The part that drew me in was definitely the effects and visuals. The red clad Dathomiri looked completely awesome in a don't-mess-with-me. Ventress's Nightsister buddies looked and sounded exactly the way I imagined them. And that perhaps-inspired-by-Mario-party invisible thing looked amazing.

     It was great to get a peek into Ventress's past. Woah, she had hair once? Also, it provided some history for less hardcore fans  who didn't know much about the character outside the series. Ventress was done very well. You could see how hurt she was by Dooku's betrayal and see the shock turn into fear turn into rage.
      
    I was a little disappointed by the spirit of the portrayals, though. I was so pumped when I heard they were doing Dathomir, but we didn't get to see much of the planet or culture in this episode. There was no interaction besides a lot of weird witchy chanty stuff. No seeing where they live, no nightsister children, no getting to know anything about them. Maybe in later episodes. And all the nightsisters were stereotypical witches, complete with bowls of bubbly green brew. 

The main character of this episode was definitely Asajj Ventress. We got to know her better as a character, Sith, and person. Makes you wonder what happens to her. (Even though we EU buffs kinda sorta already know).

Oh, and I watched this episode with a bunch of early-elementary aged children. Not a good idea.
Amaranthine.

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Awesome Nightsister.

Ooh ooh ooh. Wanna see what I've been procrastinating with? EUStar Wars slideshows on Youtube! :D:D::D:D:D:D:D::D:D:D:D
Some are really amazing and make you cry. You get affected more if you've read more EU books though.
One of my favorites.

Touching, beautiful and awesome.
It starts out with talking but the sound is good too. Watch on youtube.
Oh, and 40 followers! Thanks, guys!

6 comments:

  1. It is now time for the daily episode of: Endor Is Jealous Of Amarathine's Follower Number. Good going, you've drawn me into the follower envy. I didn't want this..............

    I thought Ventress was cute as a baby. I liked her eyes.

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  2. I really enjoyed Nightsisters! I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has waiting for us!

    I agree with Endor. Baby Ventress was so adorable! Who knew she had purple hair? =P

    -Leia <3

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  3. This TCW episode kind of creeped me out. But the backround on Ventress was very cool.

    YAY!!! You have 40 followers!!! That is so neat!!!

    The Mara video was quite sad. :-( Why must all the good characters die? :-(

    -Barriss :-D

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  4. I really liked the Nightsisters episode!!! It was very interesting. I liked seeing more about Ventress's past and I agree with Endor, the first thing I thought when I saw her as a baby was how pretty her eyes were. She's a very cool character...this episode made me like her more than I already do! Her purple hair was really cool too!! LOL!

    Cool Videos Amaranthine. The Mara Jade one and the Jaina Solo one almost made me cry! I liked the last one the best. That's actually a perfect song for Luke!! LOL!

    Jedi~Chick <3

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  5. It is also now time for the daily episode of Amaranthine being tired of people misspelling her name. XD just kidding. Ventress was cute? Okay...
    Yes, aren't the videos sad?

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  6. MARA JADE VID MADE ME WANT TO BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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