Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Clone Wars: Massacre

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: "Massacre"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 19
Original Air Date: February 24, 2012
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Asajj Ventress is back.  Having been betrayed by her disciple, Savage Opress, she is seeking sanctuary with her family, the Nightsisters of Dathomir.  Count Dooku is out for revenge against Asajj and the Sisters for the recent attempt on his life so he sends General Grievous to Dathomir to wipe them all out.

If there is one Clone Wars story line worthy of its own spinoff series, it is the Nightsisters.  I really enjoy the exploration of the more mystical aspects of the Force's dark side.  I also appreciate the Tolkien allusions.  This time, it was the raising of an army of the dead.
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Said army was awoken by Old Daka, a Nightsister elder.  This episode marks her only appearance.  She is voiced by Kathleen Gati.
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Kathleen Gati was born in Canada, August 13, 1957.  Her parents were Hungarian immigrants, both musicians: a symphony conductor and an opera singer.  She herself spent five years in the Hungarian film industry during the '90s.  Much of her most prominent work in the United States has been in soap operas: All My Children, General Hospital and Winterthorne, the latter a web series for which she earned an Emmy nomination.

Next week: "Bounty."

11 comments:

  1. I think a movie with Dathomir and an appearance by the Nightsisters really needs to happen.

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  2. I think Nightsisters sound interesting.

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  4. The Clone Wars has done well in the US with Netflix jumping on the band wagon and airing 6 seasons. If the Nightsisters are that good I'd better check them out.

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    1. I like the story. This wouldn't be the place to start it, though. There's a season three arc that's better. It begins with an episode entitled, of course, "Nightsisters."

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  5. I am thankful that Netflix has this so I can watch it when I can.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Oh, her career is going well.

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    1. I'm always impressed when actors are able to find success in different countries - can't be easy.

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