Episode: "Lightsaber Lost"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 11
Original Air Date: January 22, 2010
Interestingly, Drama Guy (my teaching partner) and I had just been discussing Star Wars's sometimes tiring tendency toward monochromatic settings: the tan of Tatooine, the white of Hoth, the black of the Death Star, the green of Endor, etc. You don't get much ordinary city life in Episodes IV-VII (Bespin doesn't count - not remotely ordinary). Jedi life in the suburbs doesn't hold much romantic appeal either. But actually, the prequels do offer a broader palette in terms of setting and The Clone Wars expands on that. It's fun to watch our heroes navigating the commuter rail, for instance.
The path of the stolen lightsaber leads eventually to the thieving duo of Cassie Cryar and Ione Marcy, marionette-like beings reminiscent of Dave McKean's artwork:
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Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas):
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Tera Sinube is a Cosian, designed from unused concept art from The Phantom Menace. He made his first, unvoiced appearance in "Grievous Intrigue." In this week's episode, he is voiced by Gregory Baldwin.
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Baldwin was born September 13, 1960 in Grants, New Mexico. He has extensive stage credits including Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors and Dr. Zubritsky in Neil Simon's Fools. Voiceover work includes SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender and, of course, numerous video games.
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the passing of David Bowie. RIP, you strange and wondrous entity. Care to play us out, Ziggy?
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