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Were the Jedi the Villains? The Ethics of The Clone Wars

The Clone Wars TV series adds layers of nuance and moral complexity to the well-known stories of Anakin’s fall and the demise of the Jedi, while also exploring questions that resonate with our own world. What becomes of peacekeepers when they take on the role of generals? What is the moral value of clones, and how is their treatment justified? And what are the consequences when a war is fought without understanding its underlying reasons?

Joining me to delve deep into these issues are Star Wars aficionados and former guests Paul Hoppe and Jonah Kellman. Together, we’ll tackle these ethical dilemmas and more as we dissect the rich thematic material presented in The Clones Wars TV show.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.