When anakin clones wars are over, so will the Clone Wars!
Posted February 24, 2019 06:15:48When you think of the Clone War, one thing comes to mind: Star Wars.
For many, the saga is the central attraction of the Star Wars canon.
But for a group of Canadians, who came of age during the Clone Wrecks era, the Clone Saga was the only thing they remember.
“I would go to the movies and see it, but we were never really in a position to really do much in the way of fighting, because the war was so long,” said Mark Sargent, a member of the Toronto-based Canadian Star Wars fan club, The Clone Wars Society.
“We were just trying to get the movie to air.”
The first Star Wars movie, Episode IV: A New Hope, was released in 1977, and in the years that followed, the original Clone Wars films took the form of a series of short-lived mini-series.
However, those films were cancelled before the films were even made, and after the CloneWars franchise began airing on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1982, the Canadian Star War timeline was forever altered.
The CloneWars Society’s members have been collecting fan fiction about the Clone wars for decades.
“A lot of the stories are really touching, and we’re trying to give a sense of what life was like for our young people at the time,” said Sarget.
“It’s like Star Wars meets the Canadian film community.
It’s all about sharing memories.”
A member of The Clone War Society, Mark Sargon, in his Toronto studio.
(CBC)Sargent started The Clone Wreck Club when he was just 17 years old.
The idea for the group came from his parents, who, while working in a factory, discovered a copy of Star Wars, along with a copy that had been lost.
“My dad was like, ‘What if you could make a movie about this?'”
The two decided to work on creating a Star Wars themed film series, but the group never received the funding they needed to produce the first film, Revenge of the Sith.
The second film, The Force Awakens, came out in 2015, and was released on December 25, 2019.
However it was the first movie to not be released in Canada, and the Star Wreck Society, which has now become a non-profit, is still trying to find funding to produce a fourth film.
“The Canadian movie community is so small, and they’ve never really been able to get into it and get into production because of all the funding we’ve had,” Sargart said.
“And we’ve been able, in the meantime, to do this, which is really a tribute to our community, and to all of the fans, and it’s a tribute, too, to the fans that we’ve helped, who’ve been really amazing.”
The Clone Wars is now an annual event that takes place in Toronto and surrounding communities.
The event, which started in 2002, has grown to include a series that is now in its 12th season.
The first season took place in August 2017, and has been held in the Toronto International Film Festival, the Toronto Convention Centre, and Toronto City Hall.
“Every year, we go back and see that year’s events, and hopefully there will be a couple of us there,” Sargon said.
“There are people who are fans of all of these things, but they’re fans of Star Wreks, they’re really into the Clonewrecks, and this is their chance to be there.”
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