Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Clone Wars: Sphere of Influence

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: "Sphere of Influence"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 4
Original Air Date: October 1, 2010
via Wookieepedia
Chi Eekway and Che Amanwe, Chairman Papanoida's daughters, have been kidnapped.  Ahsoka is on the case.  She and Pantoran Senator Riyo Chuchi follow the trail to Tatooine.  It's not the greatest Clone Wars story but it does give us a chance to catch up with some old friends - Greedo and Jabba the Hutt - and visit earlier, animated versions of sets we know from the original trilogy - Mos Eisley and Jabba's palace.

via Wikipedia
Jabba the Hutt, overlord of the underworld, is the third point of Star Wars's moral triangle (Yoda and Palpatine are the other two).  In Return of the Jedi, he was voiced by Larry Ward.  In "Sphere of Influence," he is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
via Muppet Wiki
Richardson was born October 25, 1964 in The Bronx, New York.  He went to Syracuse on an acting scholarship.  His deep, resonant voice has brought him many villain roles, including the Joker on The Batman animated series.  He has also performed for such shows as Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and The Simpsons.

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: "Corruption."



  1. The most interesting thing about the episode is the connection to Lucas.