Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Clone Wars: Hunt for Ziro

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: "Hunt for Ziro"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 9
Original Air Date: November 12, 2010
via Wookieepedia
This week's episode is a sequel to the first season episode "Hostage Crisis" whereas last week's was a prequel to same.  Now, I have Wookieepedia to keep me on top of this serpentine temporal path but how was one supposed to know during the original airing?  Was there an explanation provided beforehand?

Cad Bane has broken Ziro the Hutt out of prison but the Hutt Council is not entirely satisfied.  Ziro has his own power game to play.  He is hiding compromising records of the Hutts' various nefarious adventures.  The Hutts keep him imprisoned until he coughs up the goods but his ex-girlfriend, lounge crooner Sy Snootles, springs him free.  The Jedi are after him, too.

"Hunt for Ziro" provides the first Clone Wars appearance for Quinlan Vos, a popular Expanded Universe character first introduced in the Star Wars: Republic comic book series.  Quin, not unlike Anakin, is a more free-spirited Jedi, even quoting The Big Lebowski's Dude.  The episode tends to get high marks from the critics, partly for Quin's inclusion.  My favorite part was a fight scene between Obi-Wan, Quin and Bane.
via Wookieepedia
Quin was voiced by Al Rodrigo.  Rodrigo was born in New York City.  He graduated from Syracuse with a theatre major.  Film credits include The Glass Shield, The Birdcage and House of Sand and Fog.  Beyond Clone Wars, he has had guest appearances on such TV shows as ARLI$$, The West Wing and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
via Behind the Voice Actors
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  1. The lightsaber fight was pretty cool, but I especially liked Obi-Wan's attitude about working with him.

  2. Sounds interesting! Loved learning more about the actor who played Al. I have seen quite a few things he has been in- but don't know that I would recognize his voice. Always fascinating!

    1. Thanks. I too have enjoyed learning about the voice acting world - happy to share what I learn.

  3. I liked this episode.
    Sy Snooties is much too good for Ziro.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish