Clone Wars Conversations Episode 1: Anna Graves Talks Her Duchess of Mandalore Character

Buckle up and get ready to watch the very first episode of Clone Wars Conversations, hosted by James Arnold Taylor. In each episode,  Taylor sits down to chat with his former costars of Cartoon Network’s long running animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series officially kicks off with an interview with fan-favorite The Duchess of Mandalore herself, voice actress Anna Graves. Anna, gives us some great insight into all the characters she voiced throughout the fantastic series. Check it out!





Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Obi-Wan Kenobi | Duchess Satine Kryze 





You can check out even more episodes of Clone Wars Conversations over at James Arnold Taylor JAT Channel



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18 thoughts on “Clone Wars Conversations Episode 1: Anna Graves Talks Her Duchess of Mandalore Character

  • June 3, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Voice actors are the best kind of celebs. How often do you see them acting out in public, demanding ridiculous pay raises, or shitting on their fans? Any asshole ex-model can do what a regular model does with enough training but not many can do all the voices that Taylor does.

    I also like how they vaguely look like older middle aged versions of their characters.

  • June 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Will somebody talented please animate the Obi-Wan/Satine Shakespeare scene? XD

  • June 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Disney, if you’re reading this, then finish and release season 7 and 8 of The Clone Wars. It was such a great show which really hit the high notes in the last season.

    • June 4, 2017 at 3:10 am

      There isn’t much to finish that is completed.

      • June 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        Eaxctly. It’s not completed, so they need to finish it. That’s the point.

  • June 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I liked hearing from Graves. The Duchess was one of my favorite Clone Wars characters. The second season story arc with her and Obi-Wan might be my favorite story from the Prequel era. Overall, the Clone Wars was a masterpiece; in my opinion, better than the Prequel films.

    • June 3, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      I agree. One major misstep with ‘Rebels’ Season 3, in my opinion, was not making ‘Old Wounds’ a two-parter. Filoni mentioned he had initially pitched Maul having visions of people important to his past. How great would it have been to have the vision be part of an extra episode highlighting his mother, Savage, Satine and pethaps Palpatine himself?

      I understand Filoni put on his ‘Rebels’ storyteller hat when he decided against it to make the episode we got more accessible to newer viewers. At the same time, I can’t help but remember ths0t it didn’t stop him from bringing Ahsoka, Rex and Hondo into the picture before. Moreover, it could habe helped bring people up to speed about the significance of his search for Obi-Wan. Maul already mentions his lost family and familiarity with Ahsoka, and we see Satine’s portrait, so why not go all the way and show them?

      After all, if new viewers don’t get it, you could do worse than getting them to watch ‘Clone Wars’.

      Heck, anything would have been better than the waste of time that was ‘The Iron Squadron’.

      • June 4, 2017 at 12:50 am

        I agree totally about “old wounds”. Considering it was Mauls final episode. it should have been a 2 parter entirely from his perspective.
        I think it is ridiculous that the majority of the episode was devoted to Ezra.
        We should have seen maul terrorising the locals attempting to find the “old wizard”. Thus leading maul to the fire in the desert.
        The only reason Ezra was introduced was so the Rebels realise he was dead.
        But Obi Wan could have sent the halves of mauls lightsaber to Attalon, so they conclude Obiwan dealt with Maul; as they know Maul was seeking Obi-wan.

        • June 4, 2017 at 3:09 am

          Yeah, it was ridiculous that an episode of Rebels was about a Rebels character.

          • June 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm

            Look to the Clone Wars (note I am not an obsessive, I think clone wars should be completed but I also love clone wars).
            They would have entire episodes and sometimes arcs devoted to characters outside the main characters of the series (which I would say were Obi, Anakin, Ahsoka and Rex).
            Futhermore, since he appears in Rebels, that does make Maul a Rebels character.

            Ezra had played his role in the Maul/Obiwan story of Rebels. He helped Maul achieve the holocron, revealed what he saw through the nightsister magic, and ultimately rejected Mauls offer of the darkside on Dathomir.

        • June 4, 2017 at 10:58 am

          I’m actually not entirely against Ezra’s inclusion as it was in the final episode, given the big deal made about his connection to Maul. I’de be fine with hypothetical Maul-focussed first part episode ending with him realizing he should use Ezra to lure Kenobi. We could even have got more about what he ultimately wanted out of him as an apprentice.

    • June 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Agreed on Ducthess Satine. That is still one of my favorite bits of TCW. And really, it actually makes Obi-wan’s story the more tragic. Yeah, I will admit; I wished that she was Ciri Tachi. But I still think it works in that Obi-wan at the end of the day will always be alone. That the amount of loss he has had with Qi-gon, Anakin, Satine is immense. And that is why I consider Obi-wan the quintessential Jedi, because he didn’t turn dark side. He stayed true to himself. I digress.

      But really, it was story arcs like this that I could see why people like TCW. Personally, I saw it as a mixed bag, preferring the Clone Wars microseries and Dark Horse comics. But in light of rebels, my view on TCW has softened. I personally believe in terms of story and themes, it is so much better than Rebels. Though, Rebels has much better characters overall.

      But that is just me. If people like Rebels, cool. I’m just not as crazy. Though, second season’s finale was amazing.

      • June 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

        Overall, I loved TCW. Were there some cruddy, one-and-done episodes? You betcha. But there were some really great story arcs that played with different genres and told compelling stories: the Satine arc, the Mortis story, and the zillow beast episodes just to name a few.

        To me, TCW delivered what the Prequels didn’t. In ANH, Obi-Wan tells Luke about his father: how he was a “cunning warrior” and a “good friend” and how they fought together in the Clone Wars. More than anything, that’s what I wanted to see in the Prequels. And we didn’t get that. Anakin is 9 in TPM, he’s a obstinate pain in E2, and him and Obi-Wan share precious little screen time (as friends) together in E3. With the Prequel films, we just don’t get to see this relationship as described by old Ben.

        But TCW delivers that. We can see those two back-to-back, kicking butt and trading quips and banter. That’s what I wanted to see! And we also get to see an Anakin that is a real hero. To be quite honest, I never liked Anakin in the Prequel films. So when he turned into Darth Vader, it just didn’t matter as much to me. But TCW makes Anakin a much more likeable character which makes his eventual transition into Vader much more emotional….which is what I expect the intended impact was to be.

        • June 6, 2017 at 12:57 am

          I can see that. TCW’s story arcs when they were good, they were good. That show even made Padme into an interesting character. And really highlighted GL’s ego with the PT. Because GL worked always well as an idea’s man/ world builder. The skeleton. The muscles, tissues and flesh were better handled by those talented people. And depending on that talent, we’d get great films like ESB.

          It was why I was stunned at Rebels quality. I loved Season one, Second season was a bit of mixed bag with too much filler and not enough of a strong plot thread. But the finale was great. Third season sucked.

          Plot threads that barely went anywhere, Thrawn was wasted. Some great standout episodes like Sabine and Ben vs Maul. But the finale was such a letdown. Overall, Rebels to me from a story and thematic perspective sacrificed much of that ambition and focus for characters.

          And I do like the characters of Rebels. It is why I still watch the show. But really, I find it such a disappointment. I hope that the final season can really improve and end the show on a high note.

    • June 3, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      If this doesn’t have a name yet, “H-1B” has a nice ring to it.

      Right, Bob Iger?

    • June 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      It looks like a gigantic blaster.

    • June 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      I like it.


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