Episode: "A Test of Strength"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 5, Episode 7
Original Air Date: November 9, 2012
In fact, this episode represents a convergence of elements from several science fiction and fantasy idioms. We've got the Potter thing going with the lightsabers/wands. The ship they're traveling on gets boarded by Hondo and his band, bringing with them elements of Star Trek (Hondo's voice is modeled after Khan's) and, of course, good old-fashioned pirate tales. There's one scene with a definite Monty Python flavor to it. Plus, Huyang's voice seems awfully familiar...
Doctor Who was the big score. The role catapulted Tennant to major, international superstardom. He did plenty for the show, too, as he was easily the most popular Doctor since Tom Baker (#4). Even two Doctors later, Tennant is still the Doctor for many Whovians, especially those who discovered the show in its 21st century relaunch.
Tennant won a Daytime Emmy for his performance as Huyang, the only acting Emmy for The Clone Wars.
Next week: "Bound for Rescue."