Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Clone Wars: Death Trap

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: "Death Trap"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 20
Original Air Date: April 17, 2010
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Boba Fett is perhaps the strangest, most puzzling character in the entire Star Wars saga.  Everyone's favorite bounty hunter first appeared in the deliciously terrible Star Wars Holiday Special.  But the heart of his extraordinary popularity comes from his status in The Galaxy's merchandising empire.  Boba Fett was the first new mail-away action figure created for The Empire Strikes Back.  Boba Fett merchandise has always been among the franchise's biggest sellers despite his infrequent screen appearances.

Interestingly, the character was derived from early Darth Vader concepts.  Originally, Vader was supposed to be a bounty hunter.  Both the persona and the costume were preserved for Fett.  Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who portrayed Fett in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, based his performance on Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name in A Fistful of Dollars.

Oh right, I'm supposed to be talking about The Clone Wars...
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In "Death Trap," we meet young Boba Fett as the newest member of a squad of six year old clones aboard the Endurance.   It quickly becomes apparent, however, that the new kid, nicknamed Lucky, is inclined to bust out of the cookie cutter mold.  The precocious youth slips away from the group to make an attempt on Mace Windu's life.  In time, we learn that he has it in for the Jedi, whom he blames for the death of his father, Jango Fett.
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Daniel Logan voices Boba and all of the young clones, reprising the role he performed in Attack of the Clones.  Logan was born June 6, 1987 in Auckland, New Zealand.  Both he and Temuera Morrison, the actor who played Jango, are of Maori descent.
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Logan got into acting when his youth rugby team was scouted for a TV commercial.  In the ad, he gets knocked into the mud by rugby legend Michael Jones.  More television work in New Zealand led to an appearance in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.  "Death Trap" is his first of six Clone Wars performances.

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  1. Enigmatic characters are always the most difficult ones to deal with.

  2. Seeing who is doing the voice overs impresses me with the actors' abilities. It always amazes me.

  3. My three children all were crazy for Boba Fett. The outfit is just so great.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Agreed on the outfit. Such a distinctive green, too.