Click here for an interview with George Lucas at the Sky Movies website as he discusses The Clone Wars leading up to the October 25 UK premiere. See an excerpt below:
"Why is it important for you to tell the story of The Clone Wars?"
George Lucas: "The interesting thing about the Clone Wars is that in the films, in the normal course of the Skywalker saga, it's skipped over. You hear about it, but you only see the very beginning and the very end of the wars. But this was a turning point for the Republic.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars connects Episode II and III. As a TV series, it gives more depth and understanding about how Republic fell, and what a fantastic hero Anakin Skywalker was. We got so focused on him turning into Darth Vader that it's easy to forget that he was one of the biggest heroes of the entire Clone War.
I think seeing him as a great Jedi Knight reminds you that before it gets dark and tragic, Star Wars is a fun adventure story, too."