Star Wars the Clone Wars is due out this August on the big screen to be followed on the small screen by a regular TV series this Fall. The Clones. The cool looking clones with the retro "Rocketeer"-meets-the-Fetts helmets and big plasma rifles that can blow a hole through a super battle droid. One of Lucas' descriptions of the film and series has been (paraphrased) "Band of Brothers, but with clones." How freakin' sweet is that?

The sound is spectacular, which goes without saying. The imagery and animation is absolutely gorgeous -- the characters are rendered into 3D from the animated Cartoon Network mini-series 1 & 2. The story will flesh out the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin which will give Anakin's fall that much more impact in Episode 3. As a lifeling fan -- i.e. a fan old enough to remember seeing it for the first time in 1977, how do you ask for more than that? Another chance to go back into the Star Wars Universe!

The preview videos are available at StarWars.com and YouTube (naturally).

I say: "how can you ask for more than that", knowing full well that for as many rabid fans that are out there like me, the number of whiners is legion.