It's Star Wars Day and that can only mean one thing...
Clone Force 99 is back in action in their very own brand new series! Starting today, you can stream the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch titled "Aftermath" exclusively on Disney+ and it's a thrilling 70 minutes long. The show is offered in the same format and animation as the beloved Star Wars: The Clone Wars with veterans Tom Kane narrating and Kevin Kiner bringing us another brilliant score. There are other Star Wars actors who reprise a previous role and some that are in an all-new role.
Hunter, Tech, Crosshair, Wrecker & Echo make up Clone Force 99, an experimental unit of clones that forge their own path and rarely follow orders, all while getting the job done and completing each mission. We were first introduced to these fine clones back in April of 2015 during Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and they've been growing more popular ever since. Dee Bradley Baker is back to voice each one of the Clone Troopers in the show and his switching between characters in real-time is really something special.
TheForce.net recently participated in the official Star Wars: The Bad Batch Press Conference that not only featured Dee Bradley Baker, but also Supervising director and executive producer, Brad Rau & head writer and executive producer, Jennifer Corbett. We got some great insight into each of these characters from the team. Of the five squad members, Dee had this to say (paraphrased:
"You've got Hunter, who's kind of leader of the pack. He's got tracking skills and smell and kind of this heightened sense that helps him gauge the terrain. Then you've got Tech, who is very technically oriented. Always has like a handheld device that he's working on and is super cool, super calm, and competent with all things technical. Then you got Wrecker. Who to no surprise is the muscles of the group who's got incredible, incredible strength. Then you've got Crosshair, the sharpshooter of the group, who is kind of a contrary character and quite interesting in the dynamic. And then you've also got Echo, who is a modified clone. An android clone from the Clone Wars episodes, who was brought on board with the Batch."
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