If you missed the panel at Star Wars Celebration in which Dave Filoni introduced four new, never-before-seen story reels of The Clone Wars episodes, you weren’t forgotten: the “Bad Batch” episode arc about Clone Troopers is now available for viewing online!
You can watch all four story reels below, or you can go to the official Star Wars website and view them there.
On April 9th, Star Wars announced that the “Bad Batch” episode arc would premiere at Celebration, and that it would tell “the story of how Captain Rex and company rescued Echo.” In the post I wrote about this announcement, I did some digging into who Echo is (for those of us who haven’t seen all of The Clone Wars series yet).
Here’s what I found:
"Clone trooper “Echo” appeared in several episodes of The Clone Wars, according to Wookieepedia, including the Citadel arc in which he (supposedly) died. But, back in March 2014, the series’ director Dave Filoni wrote a post on the official Star Wars blog in which he included some tantalizing concept art of episodes that had remained unfinished after the show’s cancellation in 2013. At the end of the post, however, he left a postscript saying, “I have to give you one spoiler because I know it meant a lot to some of you. Yes, Echo is alive.”"
A lot of fans were excited to have The Clone Wars return to the big screen for Celebration, and now it’s returned to the computer screen for all of us to watch. Maybe the love that is still so alive for this series will bring us more glimpses at unfinished episodes in the future.