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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Downfall of a Droid (2008)

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1: Episode 6 -- R2-D2 goes missing in battle.


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Original Air Date:
7 November 2008 (Season 1, Episode 6)
Anakin must find the missing R2-D2 before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Rob Coleman 
Writing credits
George Lucas (created by)

George Krstic (written by)

Produced by
George Lucas .... executive producer
Sarah Wall .... associate producer
Catherine Winder .... producer
Original Music by
Kevin Kiner 
Film Editing by
Jason Tucker 
Production Management
Trisha Brunner .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Tim Brock .... design & concept artist
Tim Brock .... texture artist
Thang Le .... concept artist
Steward Lee .... storyboard artist
Justin Ridge .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
David Acord .... sound designer
Jaimie Siedow .... sound recordist
Steve Slanec .... ADR spotting
Matthew Wood .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Pedro Pozo Acosta .... digital compositor
Siau Yene Ang .... digital artist
Arkin Au .... assistant technical director
Vincent Chua .... visual effects artist
Justin Leach .... senior rigger
Roger Lee .... lighting technical director
Snowy Leo .... digital artist
Snowy Leo .... software engineer
Barry Lim .... assistant technical director
Bertrand Ong .... lead cloth technical director
Stephen J. Parker .... technical supervisor (as Stephen Parker)
Ronald Samson .... lighting and compositing artist
Ronald Samson .... modeler
Ronald Samson .... texturer
Sonny Sy .... lighting and compositing technical director
Vincent Toscano .... digital set supervisor
Pouchon Venerin .... lead assistant technical director
Pornthep Wongkitigumjorn .... lighting and compositing artist
David Bullock .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Max Chen .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
John Horn .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Greg James .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Shandra McHale .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Arkell Rasiah .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Adam Schnitzer .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Jeffery Yost .... research & development: ILM (uncredited)
Animation Department
James E. Berkheimer .... assistant technical director
Regina Cachuela .... assistant technical director
Lauren Balson Carter .... production coordinator (as Lauren Balson)
Rob Coleman .... animation consultant
Kyle Dunlevy .... lead animator
Ryan Heuett .... lead layout artist
Justin Mettam .... 3D story artist
Editorial Department
Nicolas Anastassiou .... associate editor (as Nicholas Anastassiou)
Jules Beesley .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mark Evans .... score mixer
John Williams .... composer: original Star Wars theme music
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Kristine Donovan .... production coordinator
Dave Filoni .... supervising director
Gabe Levenson .... licensing coordinator
Alicia Lee Muller .... recruiter
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Colum Slevin .... head of the studio
Nicole Vigil .... production staff
John Singh .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

USA:20 min

Did You Know?

The music played at the beginning as the capital ships approach one another is excerpted from Wojciech Kilar's score for Dracula (1992), specifically the track "Vampire Hunters."See more »
Continuity: Anakin cuts off one of the IG-86 assassin droid's arms. When the assassin droids jump up into the rafters they both have two arms again. The droid fighting Ahsoka has two arms as it jumps down, but on landing it has only one.See more »
Ahsoka Tano:[after performing Sai tok on an IG-86 Assasin droid] You were right about the hands-on experience, gramps. Much better than the archives.
Anakin Skywalker:Good job, but you missed one.
[performs Cho mai and Sai cha on the last droid]
Anakin Skywalker:As for you, stubby, you'd make a poor excuse for a light switch.
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Really has that kid feel, 7 February 2010
Author: axopnk from United States

Again i will approach this based on storyline, action and characters Storyline: Basic premise is that R2-D2 is caputured, and Anakin must save R2 from the seperatist. Second, a seperatist spy R3 unit is involved to stop them from doing so.

It seems like a great storyline and then when you watch it fails in the execution. The first episode felt right but the second seemed hokey at the end with R2 fighting R3.

This episode tried to show how important R2 D2 is. But if you think about it, if Anakin had erased the republics strategies, there'd be no need to save R2. A more realistic approach actually was from Obi wan's point of view.

The evil R3 unit seemed very cheap. I can't say enough about how cheesy that fight at the end was (Good robot vs. Bad robot).

Still though, the first episode had some cool moments (with the IG 88's) but the second was a let down.

Action: The action in the first episode worked well with a star battle, then a fight with IG 88's till the ending. The second was pretty bad. Ashoka's fight with Grevious was OK, but that ending fight was the worst.

Characters: Anakin and Ashoka had a good interaction in this episode but nothing more than what has already been seen. R2 D2 had his same fiestiness, and Grievous was...well grievious (i will deal with them myself). The tradorian trader was itneresting and did have that disgusting feel to him while R3 clone was a cheap dopplengagner.

Overall: A cheap episode to bring up R2 D2's value as a "friend". Has one of those My little pony moments (Awwwwwww). You could skip this one.

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