Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Clone Wars: Nomad Droids

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: "Nomad Droids"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 6
Original Air Date: October 14, 2011
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Okay, I'm officially growing impatient.  Another droid story... groan...  This time Artoo and Threepio must escape when the Separatists attack their cruiser.  Rather than jumping into an escape pod, they grab a Y-Wing from the hangar deck.  Turns out, Artoo is quite a capable pilot all by himself!  At any rate, they find themselves in a couple of adventures laced with Wizard of Oz and Gulliver's Travels allusions.  Normally, I would be giddy over the Oz references but this time, they just leave me feeling tired.  This just isn't what I want out of Star Wars, folks!

We get a new Jedi next week.  That sounds promising.
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Albee Dewaw is the Oz-like hologram our friends encounter on the planet Balnab.  While just as much a humbug, he's a lot more violent than L. Frank Baum's Wizard.  This episode marks his only appearance.  He is voiced by David Acord.
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David Acord grew up in Delaware.  His primary occupation is that of sound editor.  He has worked his way up through the ranks at Skywalker Sound.  He was apprentice sound editor for Attack of the Clones, assistant sound editor for Revenge of the Sith and supervising sound editor for The Force Awakens.  For the latter, he was nominated for an Oscar.  He's had gigs with other big movie franchises, too, including Marvel, Pixar and Star Trek.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, sign on to the list below.  Please visit the other participants today.  Next week: "Darkness on Umbara."


  1. Yep, on the tail of the previous five episodes, this one didn't fly.

    1. Fortunately, the quality is about to kick up a little.