Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Clone Wars: Padawan Lost

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: "Padawan Lost"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 21
Original Air Date: March 19, 2011
via Wookieepedia
In this week's episode, The Clone Wars borrows a page from Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game."  While engaged in battle on the planet Felucia, Ahsoka is kidnapped and taken to the Trandoshan moon Wasskah.  Island 4 on that world is maintained as a game preserve by the Trandoshans.  They hunt sentient beings for sport and their prey of choice is young Jedi.  Meanwhile, Anakin is in quite a state over his missing padawan, a situation aggravated by the fact that Master Plo Koon has counseled him not to run after her.  Ahsoka's Jedi skills are put to the test, as are Anakin's attachment issues.

Soon after her arrival on Wasskah, Ahsoka falls in with a group of Jedi younglings who have managed to survive for some time.  The leader of the small band is Kalifa, a young Corellian.  Kalifa is voiced by Gwendoline Yeo.
via Yodapedia
Yeo was born July 10, 1977 in Singapore.  She graduated with honors from UCLA at age 20 and also received a degree in classical piano from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  She also learned to play the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument and played it on her own one-woman radio show on NPR-KCRW.  Her stunning beauty certainly hasn't hurt her career either.  She was crowned Miss Asian America in 1995 and Miss Chinatown USA in 1998-99.
via Wookieepedia
In addition to her voice acting career, she has had recurring live action roles on both Desperate House Wives and General Hospital.  Big screen credits include Night Skies, Freeloaders and The Jane Austen Book Club.  Kalifa is one of six different roles she voiced for The Clone Wars.

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  1. I did like the "The Most Dangerous Game" aspect to this episode but, I think, Ahsoka getting lost is another thing in Clone Wars I think they've done enough of. They have jailbreak plots and Ahsoka getting lost plots as their go-tos, it seems.

    1. I suppose every show lapses into formula over time.