Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Clone Wars: Children of the Force

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: "Children of the Force"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 3
Original Air Date: October 9, 2009
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To me, the horrible fate of the Jedi younglings is the most heartbreaking part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.  Any story threatening children is sure to inspire intense emotions and "Children of the Force" is no exception.  The holocron Cad Bane stole contains a list of the Force-sensitive children of the galaxy.  Darth Sidious is out to kidnap them for his own evil purposes.
via Behind the Voice Actors
Voice actor Jameelah McMillan performs three different roles in this episode, including computer voice duty.  She is Mahtee Dunn, the Rodian mother of Wee Dunn, a kidnapping target.  Bane hypnotizes her and tricks her into believing he must take the child in order to protect him from impostor Jedi.
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Later, McMillan is RO-Z67, a nanny droid in Sidious's employ charged with the care of the kidnapped children.
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The Clone Wars was a good gig for McMillan.  She performed in six episodes in total.  Her on-screen career includes the feature films Buds for Life and The Man Who Couldn't.

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  1. I think the thing with the kids (and the Younglings) is to show us the true depths of evil.

  2. The entire scene with the younglings and the rebellious Anakin is what irks me the most with the whole, "There is still good in him, I can feel it." And then, of course, the whole Alderaan fiasco. Anakin becoming a Sith is one thing, killing innocent children and destroying an entire planet? There is no being saved from that.
    Still, I love the episodes that focus on the children. It shows how much training they actually need to become a Jedi.

    1. To Andrew's point, though, it is certainly effective in demonstrating the depth of his descent to evil. And at the end of ROTJ, we as the audience don't really have to forgive Vader. The Rebels win. We get what we want. Luke's moral journey is the interesting one and forgiving his father is an essential step in saving himself.