Lair of Grievous

The Clone WarsOn the trail of the escaped Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his former padawan Nahdar Vebb find themselves not in the Viceroy’s hiding place, but the home of the leader of the droid army, General Grievous. While Vebb is eager to take down the General, Fisto realizes that the best outcome they can likely hope for is escaping alive.

written by Henry Gilroy
directed by Atsushi Takeuchi
music by Kevin Kiner / original Star Wars themes by John Williams

Cast: Phil LaMarr (Kit Fisto), Olivia d’Abo (Luminara Unduli), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Tom Kenny (Nahdar Vebb / Nute Gunray), Dee Bradley Baker (Fil / Niner / Bel), Corey Burton (Count Dooku), Matthew Wood (General Grievous / Battle Droids), David Acord (A-4D), Terrence “TC” Carson (Mace Windu), Tom Kane (Yoda / Narrator)

LogBook entry by Philip R. Frey

Notes:This episode is production number 12.

Jedi Fortune Cookie: “Most powerful is he who controls his own power.”

Kit Fisto’s astromech droid, R6-H5, has a name that is at odds with the naming conventions established by the Expanded Universe. This is not the first time this has occurred, as Obi-Wan’s droid R4-P17 and R7-F5, who aided Plo Koon in an earlier episode, also have names that conflict with the EU (although they eventually found a convoluted explanation to cover R4).

Phil LaMarr is probably best known as one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy show MadTV, as well as for his small, but memorable, role in Pulp Fiction. In addition to many film and television roles, he has also worked steadily as a voice actor on such projects as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Invader ZIM, Futurama, Kim Possible, Justice League and Avatar, the Last Airbender. He also provided voices for the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel KOTOR II: The Sith Lords.

David Acord is a sound designer who has worled on many film and television projects, including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He previously voiced the character of the medical droid in Revenge of the Sith and Rotta the Huttlet in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film.

Atsushi Takeuchi has worked on films such as Mobile Police Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell and The Sky Crawlers, usually in either animation or art design. He has also worked on video games such as King of Fighters: Maximum Impact and Xenogears.