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Space battles, dark betrayals, and Greedo! Your first look at Clone Wars season three

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There's just over a month left before Star Wars: The Clone Wars comes back, and Lucasfilm sent us this new "sizzle reel," featuring tons of light-saber action, clone pep talks, and... is that Greedo the Elder?

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The promo image above is also new, and you can download a super-high-res version by right-clicking the image and clicking "Save link as." And here's that new "sizzle reel":

Here's the official description for Clone Wars season three:

Mystery, intrigue and adventure await our heroes with all-new action-packed episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As war continues to rage throughout the galaxy, the dark side grows even stronger and the Jedi Knights are pushed to the breaking point. The lines between good and evil become blurred as secrets are revealed, truths are questioned and alliances are betrayed. Loyalties are tested as new enemies emerge and heroes rise – and fall.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars season three launches on Friday Sept. 19 at 9 PM, with a special one-hour event.

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James Whitbrook

Okay, I know it's for kids, but YAAAY! I like the clone wars. It's a fun little show, nice action, an interesting artstyle, and of course, an excuse for more Kit Fisto and Plo Koon.

It's interesting to see that they seem to be heading into darker story lines with the season, which is a great for a kid's show, and it's something Star Wars has always done well for younger audiences - for me, the rebel's crushing defeat at Hoth was really the first time as a young kid that I'd seen that showed that sometimes the heroes don't always win. That sort of storytelling can be a groundbreaking moment of realisation for children. I want to see more defeats for the republic, more Jedi sacrificing themselves in last stands, a step towards the latter half of the war where pyrrhic victories are if anything more common than actual ones. It'd be quite interesting to see that pan out.

Any way, with the removal of my seriousness hat I can now go 'OMGOMGOMG WAS THAT SHAAK TI!? WOOOOOO!' =D