Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Clone Wars: Kidnapped

Andrew Leon and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008.

Episode: "Kidnapped"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 4, Episode 11
Original Air Date: November 25, 2011
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Anakin confronts his demons this week.  The Separatists have gained control of the peaceful world of Kiros.  Leading the occupation force is Darts D'Nar, a Zygerrian.  Apparently, the Zygerrians ran a lucrative slave trade for thousands of years before the Jedi shut it down.  The encounter dredges up Anakin's memories of his own childhood as a slave, inspiring a barely controlled rage.  Fortunately for the Republic, Obi-Wan, not Anakin, was summoned to D'Nar to negotiate terms of surrender.  But whose surrender, exactly?

Meanwhile, the entire civilian population of Kiros has gone missing and D'Nar speaks to Obi-Wan of restoring the Zygerrian slave enterprise to its former glory.
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Darts N'Dar is voiced by Nick Jameson.  Jameson was born July 10, 1950 in Columbia, Missouri and grew up in Philadelphia.  He has made appearances in 24, Lost and The King of Queens among other television shows.   While this is his only work in The Clone Wars, he has numerous additional Star Wars credits in other media, most often as the voice of Palpatine.
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Jameson has impressive musical credentials, too.  He was the unofficial fourth member of Foghat in the mid-'70s, serving as both producer and bass player on several albums, including the band's biggest hit: "Slow Ride."  He released a couple of solo albums, too, and made the singles chart with 1986's "Weatherman."

Next week: "Slaves of the Republic."


  1. The "interaction" between Darts and Obi-Wan is what I found most interesting in this episode.

    1. There are a few good adversarial face-offs in this arc.

  2. This sounds very interesting . I am falling behind again ! Oh no no no no.
    I might just watch this one tonight and catch up later.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Is the the one where Obi-Wan gets the snot beaten out of him, for what seems like hours...? :-)