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Clone Wars 2.13-2.16

Star Wars – The Clone Wars Season 2

2.13 “Voyage of Temptation”
As Satine heads to Coruscant protected by clones and two Jedi, Anakin, R2 and the clones find assassin droids in the cargo while Obi-Wan tries to identify the traitor.

2.14 “Duchess of Mandalore”
On Coruscant, Satine disguises herself as a civilian to avoid assassins as she pleads for the Senate to leave her planet in peace. At this point, the plot becomes more political than military.

2.15 “Senate Murders”
Senator Onaconda Farr is poisoned, and Padmé teams up with Bail Organa to unmask the culprit, who turns out to be a fellow senator. Now it’s murder mystery time.

2.16 “Cat and Mouse”
A highly seasoned Separatist strategist stands between the Republic fleet and beleaguered Republic forces on Christophsis. Anakin finds himself in command of an advanced prototype stealth ship with orders to ferry supplies to the weary troops on the planet below.

 

Clone Wars 2.09-2.12

Star Wars – The Clone Wars – Season 2

2.09 “Grievous Intrigue”
Jedi Master Eeth Koth is captured by General Grievous. While Jedi Master Adi Gallia and Anakin try to rescue him, Obi-Wan plays bait to lure Grievous and capture him. Still, the General gets away. More escapes and he will regarded as immortal as Jedi !

2.10 “The Deserter”
After escaping to the planet Saleucami, Grievous searches for a ship to get off-world.  Rex is wounded and meets a deserter at a farm where he takes shelter. Another episode to ‘humanize’ the clone troopers.

2.11 “Lightsaber Lost”
When Ahsoka’s lightsaber is stolen by a pickpocket, she gets help from the seemingly feeble elder Jedi Tera Sinube as she tracks down the thief. This one focuses on Ahsoka, and the fantastic urban landscape of Coruscant.

2.12 “The Mandalore Plot”
Obi-Wan is assigned to protect Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore from a terrorist organization called Death Watch.
Is this a love interest for the Jedi ?
It looks like it, and she can kick butt too !

Clone Wars 2.05-2.08

Star Wars – The Clone Wars Season 2

2.05 “Landing at Point Rain”
Using the information stolen from Senator Clovis, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Ki-Adi-Mundi lead a combined clone trooper assault on a massive droid factory on Geonosis. This is just one lone battle. Tactically, it doesn’t make sense. They should have just dropped asteroids on the facility. This was done at the start of Babylon 5.

2.06 “Weapons Factory”
Ahsoka and Luminara Unduli’s Padawan Barriss Offee sneak into the droid factory to destroy it while their masters face the new indestructible “Super Tanks”. Well, they were not that super, as they didn’t fly !

2.07 “Legacy of Terror”
Luminara is captured while looking for Separatist leader Poggle the Lesser, and it’s up to Anakin, Obi-Wan and Commander Cody to enter a colony of Geonosian zombies to find her. Is this just a ripp-off the Aliens film ?
The ‘Queen’ looks very similar. Of course the Alien Queen didn’t tank, but her warriors had similar size and design the the Alien creatures.

2.08 “Brain Invaders”
Ahsoka and Barriss are to transport critical supplies to a medical station, but their clone troops are infected with mind-controlling Geonosian worms which try to kill the Jedi. Barriss is also infected by this mind-controlling worm. Now it’s ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’. Will the references to other SciFi properties never stop ?

ST:D 3.07

Star Trek Discovery Episode 3.07 “Unification 3”

Burnham believes she can find the source of the Burn with more data. She wants access to Federation project SB-19, a possible space travel alternative to dilithium developed by the unified Vulcan and Romulan people on Ni’Var.

They believe SB-19 caused the Burn and do not want to give the data to the Federation, who they have left. Vance believes Burnham can convince them otherwise since her brother Spock began the process of unifying the Vulcans and Romulans.

This feels like a one room episode, where money is saved on CGI and sets by substituting it with a lot of talk. And there is a lot. Everyone is acting to the maximum and it all feels like a lot of filler.

Clone Wars 2.01-2.04

Star Wars – The Clone Wars – Season 2

2.01 “Holocron Heist”
Obi-Wan and Anakin try to stop bounty hunter Cad Bane from stealing a holocron from the Jedi temple. This plot requires some very lucky burglars to pull of the  heist.

2.02 “Cargo of Doom”
Cad Bane moves to sell the stolen holocron to the Separatists while Anakin and Ahsoka try to retrieve it and return it to the holocron vault inside the Jedi Temple. Back to Mustafar, where the buildings  are sunk at the end. They must have been revived for Obi Wan and Anakin’s final battle.

2.03 “Children of the Force”
Cad Bane uses the holocron to find and kidnap Force-sensitive younglings. Anakin and Ahsoka try to find them and take them home while Mace Windu and Obi-Wan track down the holocron.

2.06 “Senate Spy”
The Jedi suspect that Senator Rush Clovis is working for the Separatists, so they recruit Padmé to spy on him. Anakin discovers that Padmé and Clovis have a romantic history. Which means that Anakin has to act like a teenage jerk for the plot to work.

Clone Wars 1.20-22

Star Wars – The Clone Wars

1.20 “Innocents of Ryloth”
With the space blockade around Ryloth destroyed, Obi-Wan must lead a small clone force into a droid occupied town to sabotage their anti-aircraft guns. Obi-Wan’s mission is complicated when he learns the town’s inhabitants are being used as living shields. A pair of clones in his platoon forges an unlikely friendship with a refugee Twi’lek girl, Numa, who has been orphaned by the war. Through their relationship with her, the clones begin to understand the real cost of the war.

1.21 “Liberty on Ryloth”
The battle for Ryloth rages as the Republic attempts to drive off the occupying droid army led by Techno Union foreman Wat Tambor. Mace Windu must convince Twi’lek freedom fighter, Cham Syndulla, to help him save the capital city from the droids’ destruction.

1.22 “Hostage Crisis”
In an attempt to force the release of the crime lord Ziro the Hutt from prison, bounty hunters seize control of the Senate Building and hold members of the Senate hostage. Cad Bane, the leader of the operation, with the help of bounty hunter Aurra Sing, issues his demands to Chancellor Palpatine.

 

Clone Wars 1.06-1.19

1.16 “The Hidden Enemy”
Anakin and Obi-Wan lead Republic forces in an attempt to defeat the droid armies and free the planet of Christophsis from the Separatist siege. When the Republic is ambushed and forced to retreat, it becomes clear that someone in their midst is a traitor.

Another good episode illustrating that not all clones think alike.

1.17 “Blue Shadow Virus”
The Republic discovers a Separatist bio-weapon lab hidden on the planet of Naboo. Rather than wait for help, Padmé explores the lab with Jar Jar. Dr. Nuvo Vindi, a mad scientist has been developing a lethal virus.

Another plot filled episode. Things really move, a lot of running and exploration.

1.18 “Mystery of a Thousand Moons”
Dr. Vindi manages to activate the dreaded Blue Shadow Virus, infecting Ahsoka and Padmé. Anakin and Obi-Wan must travel to the mysterious planet, Lego, to secure the only known antidote to the sickness.

Back to Anakin and Obi-Wan  who retrieve a root that magically fixes everything.

1.19 “Storm Over Ryloth”
Ryloth, home world of the Twi’lek people, has been subjected to military occupation by the droid army of the Separatists, and surrounded by a blockade of Trade Federation battleships. Ahsoka, for no apparent reason is now in charge of a squadron. Everyone dies, except for the plotoniun that saves her.

Then Anakin takes charge and destroys a very expensive spacecraft, just to make a point (that he’s the most awesome being in the universe).

 

Clone Wars 1.12-1.15

1.12 “The Gungan General”
Anakin and Obi-Wan have been duped and are being held for ransom, along with Count Dooku, by the pirate chief Hondo Ohnaka. But don’t worry, Ja Jar Binks is in the way.

1.13 “Jedi Crash
Anakin and Ahsoka arrive at a pitched sky battle to help besieged Jedi General Aayla Secura. Anakin is gravely injured in the fight. Aayla and Ahsoka, along with the now-wounded Anakin, Rex, and the surviving clones, crash land on the uncharted grass-covered planet, Maridun.

This episode I recall from the first time I watched it. Mainly due to the pacifist vs warrior theme.

1.14 “Defenders of Peace”
Tee Watt Kaa refuses to shelter the Jedi from arriving Separatist forces, fearing that such an action would unnecessarily bring his neutral people into the war. Ultimately, the villagers have to decide whether they will lay down to the Separatists or fight with the Jedi to defend their village.

1.15 “Trespass” 
On the desolate ice world of Orto Plutonia, Anakin and Obi-Wan investigate the disappearance of a clone security force stationed on a remote outpost. The Jedi, soon discover their clone troopers were attacked by a tribe of furry natives known as the Talz.

There is a lot of plot in this episode, from introduction of a new species to resolution of a long standing war.

 

Clone Wars 1.09-1.11

1.09 “Cloak of Darkness”
Ahsoka and Jedi Master Luminara Unduli escort the captured notorious Separatist leader Nute Gunray to Coruscant so he can stand trial for his crimes. Count Dooku has sent his assassin, Asajj Ventress, to free their captive.

An excellent episode as it’s the secondary characters that do most of the fighting. And it’s not clear that any need to survive the season.

 

1.10 “Lair of Grievous”
Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his former Padawan, the Mon Calamari Jedi Nahdar Vebb, track escaped prisoner Nute Gunray to a remote world. Learning that Count Dooku has led the Jedi there in order to punish Grievous for his recent failures, the general is determined to prove his abilities and destroy the Jedi.

Another great episode with an (almost) unexpected ending.

1.11 “Dooku Captured”
The Sith lord has already been captured by pirates. Hondo Ohnaka and his gang of pirates hold Dooku captive in their den on Florrum, for ransom. Anakin and Obi-Wan go to see if the offer is too good to be true.

Why must the Jedi Council always send these two to act as ‘negotiators’ ?. They never succeed or get along.

 

ST:D 3.06

Star Trek Discovery 3.06 Scavengers

 

Burnham and Georgiou run off to get her boyfriend banc and retrieve a ‘Black Box’ that may provide answers to the Burn.

Yet again, Burnham can’t be trusted. And it wasn’t that urgent. The Discovery could have done missions, but for tension and drama it had to be this way.

Georgiou seems to be partially in the alternative universe, but she is a major character so can’t die at this stage.

There were some impressive sets and CGI on the rust coloured world they visited.