Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Clone Wars: Senate Murders

My friends and I are watching 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: "Senate Murders"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 15
Original Air Date: March 12, 2010
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As the title would suggest, "Senate Murders" is a good, old-fashioned mystery story.  Senator Amidala is leading the opposition to escalation of clone troop production.  While she enjoys drinks with her party allies, one of her strongest supporters and dearest friends,  Onaconda Farr, drops dead.  Later, poison is revealed as the cause of death.

"Senate Murders" is an unusual Star Wars story for the fact that no Jedi are directly involved.  Neither Anakin nor Obi-Wan even puts in an appearance.  I am always appreciative of the tales that remind us there is more to this universe than lightsabers and telekinesis.  It's a nice development episode for Padme as well.
via Wookieepedia
Mon Mothma is also one of Padme's important allies.  Mothma is known to the devotees for her appearance in the Rebel Briefing scene in Return of the Jedi.  Caroline Blakiston, the actress who originally performed the role, interpreted the character's name as "Moon Mother," thus her cool, calm portrayal.
via Wabbit Wiki
Kath Soucie voices Mon Mothma in The Clone Wars.   She was born November 18, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio.  She studied at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began a successful stage career.  On-camera acting was not her cup of tea but she got her first voice-over gig in 1986 on Rambo: The Force of Freedom.  The credits since then are impressive: Fifi La Fume in Tiny Toon Adventures, Dexter's mother in Dexter's Laboratory and several Rugrats characters among many others. 

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  1. The thing I find most interesting is that you get to see the early alliances that lead to the formation of the Rebellion.

    1. I hadn't thought of it that way but that is cool.

      Just realized I attached the wrong link list to this post. I should probably fix that.

  2. I like episodes when we remember there is more to the story than the characters we know too. So interesting! :)