Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Clone Wars: The Citadel

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: "The Citadel"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 18
Original Air Date: February 18, 2011
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A prison break story!  It's actually been a while...

Even Piell, a Jedi master, has been captured by the Separatists.  He is being held at the Citadel, a facility designed to contain rogue Jedi.  Obviously a successful rescue will require all of the skill and cunning of Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka and their clone trooper entourage.   The story contains a couple of foreshadowing treats.  First, the strike team sneaks through the Separatist defense lines by having themselves carbon-frozen, thus evading detection by life form scanners.  Later, we meet Captain Wilhuff Tarkin, a man we already know will have a big role to play in the Empire that is to come.  His first interactions with Anakin are particularly interesting.
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Even Piell, a Lannik, was first introduced in The Phantom Menace as a member of the Jedi Council.  Michaela Cottrell played the part in a non-speaking role.  This three-part story arc is his only Clone Wars appearance.

In The Clone Wars, Piell is voiced by Blair Bess.  As an actor, he has appeared in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Sunset Overdrive among other films.  He also worked as a production designer for the TV show Good Food America.

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: "Counterattack."


  1. I did enjoy the carbon freezing.
    The episode is worth it for the "wall decoration" line.

    1. It's a decent story arc. Not as good as either of the last two but it's pretty good.

  2. Haven't watched this far. Must try to catch up.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish