Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Clone Wars: Escape from Kadavo

Andrew Leon and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008.

Episode: "Escape from Kadavo"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 13
Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
via Wookieepedia
This week's episode is the final chapter of the Zygerrian arc.  Obi-Wan and Rex have been captured and are now serving as slaves in the mines on Kadavo.  Anakin's cover has been blown but Queen Scintel is still trying to win him over to her side.  Meanwhile, Count Dooku has arrived to meet with the Queen.

It's a decent story from a character development perspective.  We are reminded of Anakin's childhood demons and get to see his way with the ladies.  We see Obi-Wan's compassion as he toils among the slaves.  We see Ahsoka's devotion to her people (though really, that part could have been developed better).  Rex gets a great moment towards the end, though to say more would be spoiling.
via Villains Wiki
Agruss is the Zygerrian slavemaster at the processing facility on Kadavo, Obi-Wan's primary adversary in the episode.  The Zygerrian arc marks Agruss's only appearance in The Clone Wars.  He is voiced by Victor Brandt.

Brandt was born September 19, 1942 in Los Angeles.  He had numerous appearances on iconic TV shows in the '60s, '70s and '80s, including Mission Impossible, The Odd Couple and T.J. Hooker.  His most prominent voice roles have been Professor Hamilton in Superman: The Animated Series and Master Pakku in Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Most importantly to this blogger, Brandt appeared in two Star Trek original series third season episodes, including one of the all-time stinkers.  He was Watson in "Elaan of Troyius" and Tongo Rad - what a name! - in "The Way to Eden," my least favorite in the original run.
Watson via Memory Alpha
Tango Rad via Memory Alpha
Next week: "A Friend in Need."


  1. It was a decent arc. Not one of the greats but so much better than the way season four started.

  2. Oh My Goodness Tango Rad will never be lived down.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. That episode is so cringe-worthy but what a great name to be able to put on the resume for the rest of your life!