Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 2 Episode 30

Brain Invaders

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Dec 04, 2009 on Cartoon Network

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • An otherwise excellent story showing development of the Padawans and an exciting plot line. However a continuation of SW TCW raising serious contractions in the Canon and SW Timeline (warning spoilers follow)

    During the series of episodes leading up to the "Second" invasion of Geonosis and capture of Pogo the Lesser, a lot of insight is offered up as to the inner culture of the Geonosians.

    Unfortunately, it's worse than fiction, it's contradictory fiction within fiction. Anakin interrogating Pogo the Lesser makes for a convenient plot device yet the entire capture and events following don't fit the SW timeline of events and thus the episode is an overall disappointment.

    As already shown in novels such as Labyrinth of Evil, Pogo is among the Separatist Leaders on Cato Nemodia when Anakin leads a force against them. This occurs after this episode and therefore we have an inconvenient problem - how did Pogo escape? With his world occupied and defeated, why would he still have a seat at the table with the Sep leaders? Dooku wasn't so tolerant of failure.

    But there he sits in time to be killed by Anakin/Vader in Ep III. Another episode that has an otherwise excellent presentation and story yet needlessly introduces completely incompatible events with the overall Star Wars timeline. This continues to detract from an otherwise excellent show.
  • Another excellent installment that could make you cringe from the horror of the Brain invaders!

    This time the Geonocian slugs get into the troopers, A show for kids you say! Well, I think it would pretty dam scary for a lot of young children. If like me there may be a more older to adult generation that watch the show. As for this episode I rather enjoyed the horror and the action. Decisions of the Master Jedi over the Padawans puts them at risk they did not know or for-see.

    After a grawling 30 minutes of battle Ahsoka handle herself rather well. For a minute there I thought she was going to turn. But her heart wins out in the end.

    As for Anakin there was a real moment of anger that showed when he was interrogating Poggle the Lesser. All part of his journey to the darkside.
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