Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Clone Wars: Wookiee Hunt

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: "Wookiee Hunt"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 22
Original Air Date: March 26, 2011
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I love Wookiees!  When I first went to see Star Wars at age 4, Chewbacca was definitely my favorite.  Chewie makes his only Clone Wars appearance in "Wookiee Hunt" and none too soon.

In last week's episode, Ahsoka was kidnapped by Trandsohans who hunt sentient beings for sport.  Once released on the game preserve, she fell in with a group of Jedi younglings.  This week, she encourages her new friends to go on the offensive by attacking the ship that drops off new prisoners.  They destroy the ship and befriend its captive, our old furry pal Chewbacca.  They establish communication [How does Ahsoka understand Wookiee?] and quickly put Chewie's brawling and mechanical talents to effective use.  Meanwhile, Anakin is still distressed over his missing padawan.

Most importantly, we get more Wookiees!
via Wookieepedia
Jinx, a male Twi'lek from the planet Ryloth, is one of the members of Ahsoka's youngling band.  Last week's episode and this mark his only two Clone Wars appearances.  He is voiced by Sunil Malhotra.
via Avatar Wiki
Malhotra was born October 20, 1975.  He graduated from Indiana University.  His film credits include Fair Game, Ball & Chain and Where's the Party Yaar?

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: "Water War."  This Thursday, we'll be recapping Season Three.


  1. You know, it really makes me wonder about Chewie, though. He seems to always need rescuing. Like a princess or something. And why didn't he end up having a lifedebt to Ahsoka the way he did to Han?

    1. I am always up for more Chewbacca. Presumably we'll get more of his story in the Han Solo standalone.

  2. Its interesting but Chewbacca is a 200 year old wookiee. Apparently George Lucas brain stormed the idea when he saw his dog sitting in his passenger seat of his car. Dig a little deeper - Chewbacca sprung to life from sobaka, the Russian pronunciation for Chewbacca was born. It means dog. It has to be said Chewie has saved the day time and time again, so lets have a hand for Chewie.

    1. Dogs are good inspiration. Paul McCartney wrote "Martha My Dear" about his dog.