Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Clone Wars: Supply Lines

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: "Supply Lines"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 3
Original Air Date: September 24, 2010
via Wookieepedia
So far, Season 3 is all about expanding stories from Season 1.  "Supply Lines" is a prequel for "Ambush," the very first Clone Wars episode.  "Supply Lines" is also a Jar Jar episode.  Why the producers felt the "Ambush" story would be improved by including the goofy Gungan is beyond me but, well, here he is.

Jar Jar is accompanying Bail Organa on a diplomatic mission to Toydaria.  The Republic wants to get supplies to the besieged planet Ryloth and Toydaria would be an ideal staging base.  The Toydarians, however, are eager to maintain their neutrality.  Aiding the Republic would likely upset their lucrative trade relations with the Separatists.  But the Toydarians really do want to help, discreetly.  It's Jar Jar's job to provide a distraction.

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via Wookieepedia
In "Supply Lines," Jar Jar is voiced by Ahmed Best, the actor who performed the role in the prequel films.  Best was born August 19, 1973 in New York City.

Best is an accomplished musician.  He attended the Manhattan School of Music as a percussionist.  In 1994, he joined the acid jazz group The Jazzhole.  In 1995, he joined the touring cast of Stomp.  That gig led directly to his discovery by Robin Gurland, casting director for Phantom Menace.

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6 comments:

  1. I think it's an example of Jar Jar being used for what he's good at. On purpose, I mean.

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  2. Jar Jar was an irritant, sorry!

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  3. I really never understood Jar Jar. Even the use of him in this as distraction
    was still a goofy distraction to me.
    I get some what confused with the way the stories have been told. Unless they are suppose to be flashbacks.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Yes, this one takes us backwards a bit in the timeline. I'm not sure how one would know that without supplemental materials. Wookieepedia is my go-to.

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