State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
For those of us who were burnt by the Prequel Trilogy, the last thing we wanted were more stories from that era. But whether we wanted it or not, between 2008 and 2014 George Lucas and Dave Filoni's The Clone Wars was the definitive Star Wars output. Taking place between Episode II and III, the series offered some much-needed character development for Anakin as well as the addition of many new worlds and characters, not the least of which was Anakin's padawan Ahsoka. Those who did check out the series became die-hard fans, while the rest of us remained blissfully ignorant. Since the death of the Expanded Universe, The Clone Wars has remained in cannon and its continuity has since gone on to heavily influence the current Star Wars TV series, Rebels.
Now that the wounds of the Prequels are healing, and the series has achieved a place of lasting relevance, we're revisiting The