IGN and Dave Filoni talk Star Tours in Clone Wars Season 5
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IGN and Dave Filoni talk Star Tours in Clone Wars Season 5

IGN.com recently interviewed Dave Filoni about Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. One topic of the interview is Star Tours influence on the Gascon and WAC-47 arc.

IGN: Is it safe to say the comet sequence had some Star Tours influence in there?

Filoni: Yeah, except I kind of wanted to blow that away. I think it’s wonderfully done for when they did it, but I thought, “If they did that back when they did it, we must be able to do something visually on another level.” That’s kind of what I challenged Joel [Aron] with. Originally, I think they were meteors, and I thought, “Let’s make them comets so they can have big tails.” When they come out of hyperspace, that’s one of the best visual moments of the series. It’s just like, “Wow, I haven’t seen that before.” Because it’s different from what the way they did it in Star Tours. There were two nods to Star Tours in that arc. The other is the base that they’re meeting on at the end of the arc, which is actually the same base you come trucking out of in Star Tours when you see the Vader opening.

Read the full interview here…

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You may recall a few years back, The Clone Wars featured a Star Tours “Easter Egg”…

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Space station Valor image via starwars.wikia.com

Star Tours poster image ©Lucasfilm

The Author: Brian Curran

A Star Wars Fan since 1977 when he was just 2. Brian grew up in California where his family would often make trips to Disneyland. In 1987 he took his first “Trip to Endor” and doesn’t pass on a chance to go back! He also enjoys going to Conventions and meeting the actors from the Star Wars films.

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