Via Cnet.com:

If you haven’t watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars but consider yourself a fan of the Star Wars franchise, get on it now.

The fact that the show, which wrapped up in 2014, merits a 10th anniversary Comic-Con panel underscores its importance to Star Wars fans. Over the course of six seasons, it evolved from a computer animated kiddie tie-in — serving as a bridge between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith — to a core part of the franchise, spawning successor shows and fan favorite characters.

If you need proof, look no further than the surprise cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which featured a key character who couldn’t have appeared if not for developments in The Clone Wars.

Even though Clone Wars kicked off with a weak movie (it holds a 35 rating on Metacritic) and got abruptly cancelled after five seasons, the series left an unmistakable mark on the franchise.

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