Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are on a mission to find and capture Separatist leader Count Dooku, but the wily ex-Jedi makes good his escape. Kenobi and Skywalker follow and are able to damage Dooku’s ship, forcing it to crash land on the planet Vangor. The Jedi soon follow as their ship is also damaged. On the planet surface, Dooku and the Jedi find themselves at odds with each other and the native inhabitants of the planet. This includes a band of pirates who come upon Dooku and take him prisoner. But will their actions ultimately help the Jedi, or just throw them off their guard?
written by Julie Siege
directed by Jesse Yeh
music by Kevin Kiner / original Star Wars themes by John Williams
Cast: James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Matthew Wood (Battle Droids), Corey Burton (Count Dooku), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Jim Cummings (Hondo Ohnaka), Ian Abercrombie (Chancellor Palpatine), Tom Kane (Yoda / Narrator), Catherine Taber (PadmÃƒÂ© Amidala), Terrence “TC” Carson (Mace Windu), Dee Bradley Baker (Pikk Mukmuk), Greg Ellis (Turk)
LogBook entry by Philip R. Frey
Notes:This episode is the first in a two-part story. It is production #16.
Jedi Fortune Cookie: “The winding path to peace is always a worthy one, regardless of how many turns it takes.”
This episode has a decidedly “retro” feel to it, with Obi-Wan’s bubble-helmeted space suit and Hondo’s saucer-shaped ships.
The scene of Obi-Wan and Anakin meeting with the captured Dooku is rendered in a way meant to evoke the scene in which Dooku interviews Obi-Wan in reverse circumstances from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Jim Cummings is yet another voice acting veteran making his Star Wars debut. He is best known for his many works for Disney, including taking over as the principal voice of Winnie-the-Pooh following the death of Sterling Holloway. His other work for Disney include DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Gargoyles, The Lion King, Tarzan, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and the upcoming The Princess and the Frog. Non-Disney work dates back to 1984 with Transformers and includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, The Tick, Titan A.E., Jimmy Neutron, The Powerpuff Girls and Duck Dodgers.
Julie Siege has worked as a writer and story editor on the series Supernatural. She has also written episodes of Heartland, Invasion and Night Visions.