Episode: "Duel of the Droids"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 1, Episode 7
Original Air Date: November 14, 2008
Rescue narratives are bread-and-butter for the Star Wars franchise. Anakin takes a team of clones to plant explosives in the Separatist listening station while Anakin searches for Artoo in same. R3-S6, Artoo's temporary replacement, reveals his true colors as an agent for Grievous, betraying the Jedi. Ahsoka shows her nerve in a confrontation with GG while Anakin and the clones fend off various mechanical adversaries in the hangar.
Perlman's appearance is just one of many indications as to how far animated television has come. In Star Trek's animated series, regular cast members covered multiple voices in every episode. Regularly paying for high-profile guest stars was far beyond the budget. Also, with the explosion of animated media - Pixar, Ghibli, Simpsons, Cartoon Network, video games - voice acting is a far more lucrative career than it was in the mid 1970s.
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