Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Clone Force 99
So, you want to watch The Bad Batch?
For Star Wars fans, The Bad Batch is a missing link between the Clone Wars and the Original Trilogy.
However, Star Wars: The Bad Batch is inextricably linked to Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Dave Filoni’s seven-season saga about the “The Clone Wars” mentioned by Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope.
For sure, there’s a lot there to know. And you only have a few more days to get to know it.
But thankfully, one of my favorite Star Wars writers — Kelly Knox — posted, “Who Are The Batch? Get To Know The Elite Squad Of Troopers.”
Hunter. Tech. Crosshair. Wrecker. Echo. This is experimental unit Clone Force 99, the baddest batch of clone troopers you’ll ever meet. Each member of this elite group adds their own exceptional skill to form a team unlike any other in the Republic. The Bad Batch’s missions have a 100% success rate due to their unusual tactics and precise teamwork. They don’t fight for accolades or recognition, but for the thrill of a job well done and countless lives saved.
And it’s a fairly long article over on StarWars.com, so let’s give you a taste (below) and then send you over to The Mother Ship.
Of Clone Force 99, StarWars.com explained:
A Noble Namesake
The team’s unit number is an homage to a clone named simply 99. (Viewers met him at the start of The Clone Wars Season 3 in “Clone Cadets.”) Clone 99 was considered a failure due to his… physical limitations. He faithfully served the Republic in maintenance and janitorial duties on Kamino instead of on the front lines.
But 99’s weak exterior belied a resilient and wise spirit on the inside. His strong sense of duty, quick-thinking, and tenacity helped save the clone facility on Kamino from a Separatist attack. 99 gave his life in its defense, proud to have served as a soldier alongside his brothers.
And Ms. Knox gave a lot more background, which should put you in pretty good stead as you prepare to watch the new show on Disney+ debuting on May the 4th.