Episode: "R2 Come Home"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 21
Original Air Date: April 24, 2010
Gotta say, this episode didn't do much for me. I appreciate the effort to develop the Boba Fett story but somehow this one failed to grab me. As I said from time to time in my Star Trek posts, boring is an unforgivable sin in science fiction. The Clone Wars usually steers well clear of dull but this one trended too far in that direction.
The leader of Boba's bounty hunter band is Aurra Sing, a character first introduced in The Phantom Menace. In the film, she was portrayed by Michonne Bourriage. Despite her minor role in the movie, she became a popular character in the Expanded Universe. After Jango Fett's death, Sing took on the responsibility for training Boba.
After recovering, King got into acting. She has had major roles in such films as Pearl Harbor, Bullet Proof Monk and Sin City. She and husband Kyle Newman have two sons. Taylor Swift is the godmother of their second child, Leo.
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Yeah, I wasn't crazy about this one, either. R2 going into battle against things, even if he's just trying to get away, doesn't do it for me.ReplyDelete
There have been R2 stories that worked better.Delete
What can be possible often collides with the impossible, like R2 fighting. King certainly conquered and flourished.ReplyDelete
She sure did.Delete
It's cool to see Aurra Sing has more of a back-story than the brief one second appearance in the Phantom Menace. Isn't it odd how certain characters spark in interest?ReplyDelete
Definitely. The bounty hunters, in particular, seem to hold a lot of appeal. As the Star Wars universe expands over the next few years, I am hopeful that the nefarious underworld will be significantly developed. There is more to The Galaxy than the Skywalkers, after all. Stand-alone movies for both Han Solo and Boba Fett certainly feel like a step in the right direction.Delete
Just finished the Zillo one I might even catch up soon.ReplyDelete
Awesome. This coming week's episode wraps up season two. Expect the episode review on Tuesday and the season overview on Thursday.Delete