Here we are, Season 6: The Lost Missions. The last remaining episodes of the Clone Wars initial run after Cartoon Network dropped the series. Or maybe it was Disney hungrily grasped all the loose Star Wars projects and clung them to their chest, y’know what business is like.
I’m not entirely sure what to expect from these episodes. With Ahsoka leaving the series during the finale of Season 5, it kind of feels like her departure really would put an end to the series. And yet there was another entire series planned without her. It makes me wonder if this was going to be the last one before it tied back into the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.
I suppose I should be giving my hot takes. That seems to be the internet’s primary purpose these days and with the recent announcement of two new Pokémon games on the horizon, there has been no shortage of Pokémon twitter’s complaining drowning out any of the people actually trying to give an objective opinion these announcements.
Which frustrates me, because there are valid reasons to criticise the Pokémon franchise. It’s just difficult to find that civil discourse amongst all the people who just sound like they’re throwing their toys out of the pram.
There are a ton of different definitions of what constitutes an endgame in the mainline Pokémon franchise. Many of them are endeavours invented by the fanbase themselves to make up for the lack of any actual meaningful things to do from the developers themselves. But that’s neither here nor there. No, one of the big pastimes for many hardcore Pokémon fans is the collection and trade of “Shinies”.