Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Clone Wars: Shadow of Malevolence

My friends and I are embarking on an exploration of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008 (as opposed to the one that started in 2003).  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of the fun.

Episode: "Shadow of Malevolence"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 1, Episode 3
Original Air Date: October 10, 2008
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The Malevolence story continues as General Grievous directs his ship towards an essentially defenseless medical installation, just in case any of us were unconvinced of his evil nature.  Anakin, accompanied once again by his faithful Padawan, Ahsoka, leads a Y-wing squadron to intercept and destroy the Malevolence.  The ensuing space battle is well worthy of the Star Wars brand.
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Ahsoka Tano first appeared in the feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Certainly a principal character of the series in her own right, she also provides us with a new perspective on Anakin, that of one seeking to learn from him.  She is in awe of Anakin and eager to impress.  She is also keenly aware that her Master is not like other Jedi.  She gets the last word in this episode.  Her closing exchange with Nala Se, the Kaminoan physician on the Medical Center:
Nala: Your master is a very curious Jedi.
Ahsoka: He is one of a kind.

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Ahsoka is voiced by Ashley Eckstein, born Maria Ashley Drane, September 22, 1981 in Louisville, Kentucky.  In addition to her voice work, she's had live action roles on Blue Collar TV and That's So Raven.  Film credits include Sydney White and Alice Upside Down

Eckstein is an enterprising woman, starting her own company, Her Universe, which produces sci-fi licensed merchandise targeted to girls and women.  In 2005, she married professional baseball player David Eckstein.  A year later, he was named MVP of the World Series.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, sign on to the list below.  Please visit the other participants today.  Next week: "Destroy Malevolence."


8 comments:

  1. The space battle is really cool. Very Star Wars.

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  2. My son is on the bandwagon with this series. I get a play by play daily.

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    1. Cool! I'm enjoying it, too. So far, these are all episodes I've seen before but I'll be hitting new territory soon.

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  3. That's one of my favorite episodes because it captures the grandeur of space combat. Eckstein is a wonderful voice actor and very gracious to her fans.

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    1. I love her business concept. If my daughter and students are any indication, the market for such products is growing.

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  4. Well-done space battles always come across as intense and suspenseful. They remind me of video games that I played as a kid as I was trying to conserve my "lives." Looks like a great episode.

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    1. Star Wars always manages to inject narrative into them, too.

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