Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Clone Wars: Revival

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: "Revival"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 1
Original Air Date: August 24, 2012
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Savage Opress and Darth Maul are on a violent rampage around the galaxy.  They come across Hondo Ohnaka and his band of pirates, even recruiting some of Hondo's minions and turning them against the boss.  The Sith brothers' antics also draw the attention of Obi-Wan Kenobi and fellow Jedi Adi Gallia.

Again, not a fan of the Darth Maul story but I won't belabor the point.  I'm delighted to see Hondo, still my favorite new character in the series.  He's even smooth in handling the betrayal of his own men, recruiting them back to the fold without retribution.
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Jiro is the leader of the small Weequay pirate band who betray Hondo in favor of Maul.  Jiro's only other appearance in the Expanded Universe is in a short story entitled "Kindred Spirits," published in Star Wars Insider.  He is voiced by Matt Lanter.

Next week: "A War on Two Fronts."


  1. Ah, yeah, I remember that. I will be looking forward to seeing Hondo again.

  2. I'll try and inject some humor here because you can't fault the Clone Wars for being boring. I reckon Hondo (above) must have gotten a bad scare or something to end up looking like a battered warrior with a few sprigs on top. Is that hair or decoration or was it an encounter with a lightsaber?

    1. One most certainly can fault Clone Wars for being boring! As far as I'm concerned, that's the greatest cardinal sin for science fiction, indeed for all speculative fiction.

      And, that's actually Jiro in the picture - guess I should have labeled it. I think that's hair, or whatever the Weequay equivalent would be.