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Downfall of a Droid 

Anakin must find the missing R2-D2 before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks.

Director:

Rob Coleman

Writers:

George Lucas (created by), George Krstic
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Matt Lanter ... Anakin Skywalker (voice)
Ashley Eckstein ... Ahsoka Tano (voice)
Matthew Wood ... General Grievous / Battle Droids (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Gha Nachkt (voice)
James Arnold Taylor ... Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Clone Troopers / Captain Rex (voice)
Tom Kane ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

When R2D2 goes missing in action during a skirmish in an asteroid belt Anakin insists on mounting a rescue mission. Although Obi-Wan is against wasting time on a droid, Anakin explains the R2's memory has never been wiped and thus carries all of the Republic's tactics and base locations. Meanwhile, the plucky Atromech has been picked up by Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nachkt in his freighter, Vulture's Claw. Nachkt plans to sell the droid to the highest bidder. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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TV-PG
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Official Sites:

Starwars.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The two part 'Droid' storyline takes place before the three part 'Malevolence' one, which was broadcast first. The former show Ahsoka's maneuver between the Separatist frigates which leads Anakin to doubt her flying ability in the latter. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ahsoka Tano: Master, they've just delivered your replacement astromech droid. This is R3-S6.
[R3 bleeps a greeting, Anakin does not reply]
Ahsoka Tano: I've heard that the new R3's are far faster in thinking skills and more powerful than the old R2 units. And best of all, Master? He's gold! A gold droid for Gold Leader of Gold Squadron!
Anakin Skywalker: You can't replace R2.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Spoiled by the music
14 June 2016 | by tome-10559See all my reviews

The previous episodes in this series have all had a great score - it has fit the mood and moment very well. Good emotion.

In the episode before this one, there was some kind of dance music played by new recruits that fit.

Not sure why, but this episode contains a lame dance sound-track theme throughout its entirety. All action scenes lose their impact. The consistency of the score means that the episode feels very flat and contains no dramatic or epic moments whatsoever.

It makes no sense. There is no build-up or tension. Only oonceoonce oonceoonce bleeepbleepbedoopeedoopeee oonceoonce lightsaber lightsaber R2R3 oonceoonceetc... Ah it's so bad... Totally ruined.

There are many moments where the music could have turned this drab episode into something better than it actually is.

The story is good, the plot is good. Episodic characters are good. Animation seems to be slightly lower FPS than other episodes in places.

There is nothing wrong with this episode. No fault - except the music is completely wrong, not fitting with star-wars nor the content.

I haven't watched these series for a few years. I remember being annoyed at this music thing last time around. Hopefully it was a one-off, because it stinks up the episode even worse this time around.


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