Remember that one day when you could wake up without an alarm? When you would get your favorite bowl of cereal and sit between the hours of 8 and 12? This is a blog dedicated to the greatest time of our childhood: Saturday mornings. The television programs you watched, the memories attached to them, and maybe introducing you to something you didn't realize existed. Updated every weekend.
Marie performed in all areas of entertainment, but was probably best known for her role as the quick-witted Sally on The Dick Van Dyke Show. On Saturday mornings, she played the recurring role of villainess Lotta Litter in Yogi's Gang and Egon's mother in The Real Ghostbusters, as well as the lawn gnome Honna in an episode of Freakazoid!
The Kidettes look at Skyhook and Static caught in a trap.
Space Kidettes focused on four
kids—Scooter (Chris Allen), Countdown (Don Messick), Snoopy (Lucille Bliss),
Jenny (Janet Waldo) and their dog, Pupstar (Messick)--who hung out in a downed
rocket capsule that served as their orbiting clubhouse. They were constantly
targeted by the sinister space buccaneer, Captain Skyhook (Daws Butler), who
wanted a treasure map in their possession. However, the Captain wasn’t pure
evil as he avoided harming the kids whenever possible; he just wanted to
incapacitate them long enough to get the map. His first mate, Static (also
Butler), however, had no such qualms and always suggested more permanent
solutions. The rest of the time, the kids would fly around space, performing
The Kidettes' club house.
Kidettes debuted on NBC on September 10,
1966. The show was Hanna-Barbera’s
attempt to appeal to a younger audience, rife with a variety of slapstick and
pratfalls (usually towards the villains) that would come under fire by parent
groups in the following years. Like classic serials, each episode was broken up
into two parts with the first ending on a cliffhanger to be resolved in the
second. Hoyt Curtin
provided the series’ music, and Butler, in character, narrated the opening. The
series wasn’t one of Hanna-Barbera’s most notable efforts, and it was scheduled
against the strong competition of The
Beatleson ABC and the studio’s own Space
Ghost and Dino Boyon CBS. It was
quickly cancelled after its singular 20-episode season.
The Kidettes in their ship.
The show, sponsored by General Mills, was featured on various
boxes of their cereal in cut-out
pictures with accompanying stories. The episodes were later
edited down to 10-minutes and paired with other General Mills-sponsored
programs to form a full half-hour for syndicated reruns. They were later played
in the 1980s as part of USA Network’s USA Cartoon Express.
North was the second voice of Daphne Blake in the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise from the second
season of Scooby-Doo,
Where Are You! up until The 13
Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. She reprised the role for a guest-appearance in Johnny Bravo and for three
direct-to-video Scooby movies in 2002
and 2003. She also provided voices for Captain
Caveman and the Teen Angels.
Givens was most well-known as the designer
that created the original look for Bugs Bunny. He had also provided a variety
of work on Mr. Magoo, Popeye the Sailor, Linus!
The Lionhearted, The Super 6, Doctor Dolittle, Help!...It’s the Hair Bear
Bunch!, The Houndcats, Bailey’s Comets, Yogi’s Gang, Wheelie and the Chopper
Bunch, The Great Grape Ape Show, The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show, The Puppy’s
Further Adventures, Saturday Supercade, ABC Weekend Specials, Dragon’s Lair,
Turbo Teen, It’s Punky Brewster, Mister T, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Mother
Goose and Grimm, Garfield and Friends, Bobby’s World, Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of
Moo Mesa, The Angry Beavers and The
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. Many of the Looney Tunes shorts he worked
on were seen as part of the long-running Bugs
Bunny Show in all of its incarnations from 1960-2000.
Things had become relatively quiet
on the Star
The last movie, Return of the Jedi, was released in
1983. The last television series, Ewoks, ended its run in
Lucas, who had created a substantial backstory for his
universe during production, was initially planning to work on another trilogy
of films, but the taxing process of creating the first three coupled with a
bitter divorce caused Lucas to unofficially cancel those plans. So, for the
next decade, fans had to make do with video games, comic books and novels based
on the franchise for new content.
1993 novels that helped Lucas realize Star Wars still had fans.
By 1993, when Lucas realized there
was still a significant fanbase and that special effects technology had finally
evolved enough to adequately capture his vision, his interest in the franchise
was reinvigorated. Fascinated with the idea of prequels, Lucas began taking the
excised ideas from the original trilogy and crafting them into the next
In 2003, Lucasfilm
Network Studios put into production an animated series
created by Genndy
Wars: Clone Wars was set between Attack
of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith
and was designed to expand upon the mentioned Clone Wars
that took place in that time period. The series depicted the Galactic
Republic and Jedi Order under siege from the Separatists as
they sought to leave the Republic with Sith help. The show ran for three
seasons and 25 episodes; the first two comprised of 3-minute episodes while the
last ran for 12-15 minutes.
Concept art for Bad Batch Troopers.
The series was a big hit for Cartoon Network.
Inspired by that success, executive producer Lucas declared it to be a “pilot
series” and that a new Clone Wars CGI
series would be underway picking up where the last left off. Tartakovsky wasn’t
involved in the new series, with Dave Filoni
instead heading it up. However, Clone
Wars was directly referenced by character designer Killian Plunkett
and the animators for designs and movements. Lucas was heavily involved in the
production of the series.
Yoda concept art.
Filoni’s original idea for the
series revolved around a group of characters that traveled on a space ship
similar to the Millennium
crew would be comprised of a smuggler, his girlfriend, a gungan named “Lunker”,
a Jedi Master and his Padawan. The intention was to avoid conflicting with
established continuity, meaning established characters would only make
occasional appearances. Lucas, however, decided to make the show’s focus on
film characters while incorporating some of Filoni’s ideas.
Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi amongst Clone Troopers.
Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan
Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor, reprising the role from the previous show)
returned as central characters to the series. However, the show, now called THE Clone Wars, was made episodic in
nature which meant it often focused on side characters or revisited prior
events from different angles. Other previously established film characters
included Jedi High Council Master Mace Windu
(Terrence C. Carson);
former queen and galactic senator (and Anakin’s love-interest) Padmé Amidala
reprising the role from the films); evil Sith Lord Emperor
Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Ian Abercrombie
until his death, followed by Tim Curry);
slug-like crime boss Jabba the Hutt
Richardson); bounty hunter Boba Fett
reprising the role); fallen Jedi Master Count Dooku
former senator and co-founder of the Rebel Alliance Mon Mothma
the dual-bladed lightsaber wielding Darth Maul
(Samuel Witwer); the much-maligned comic relief character Jar Jar Binks
in early episodes, then Ahmed
reprising the role); and Grand Master of the Jedi Order Yoda (Tom Kane),
amongst others. Characters from the prior show also made appearances, notably Dooku’s
Futterman) and lightsaber-wielding droid General Grievous
(Matthew Wood), who also made his debut on film in Episode II. Initially, Lucas put restrictions on the production
team on which characters and environments could be utilized in the show, but
those restrictions gradually reduced over time.
Newly created for the series was Anakin’s
Padawan, Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), based on Filoni’s original concept
named “Ashla.” Ahsoka was created to show how Anakin went from the brash and
reckless Padawan in Episode II to the
more reserved Jedi Knight in Episode III.
Filoni initially had trouble writing the 14-year-old female character,
deciding instead to focus on her being a Jedi who happens to be a young girl.
Audiences originally found the character annoying as she was depicted as
somewhat of a brat; much of the same criticisms Anakin’s character received in
regards to the prequel series. As the show was over a year ahead in production
by the time episodes were aired, Eckstein, well aware of the character’s
evolution and growth, pleaded with fans to be patient. That patience was amply
rewarded as Ahsoka grew into what is considered to be one of the strongest
female characters in the entire franchise.
Captain Rex, commander of the 501st Legion.
Another popular new character was Captain
Rex (Dee Bradley Baker), leader of the 501st Legion of Clone
Troopers. Initially, the character was going to be Alpha-17,
featured in Star Wars: Republic, but Lucas felt
having another lead character with an “A” name created too much alliteration.
Lucas chose the name “Rex” for him, which was the name of the error-prone
rookie droid pilot RX-24 (Paul Reubens)
of Star Tours, who in turn was a
replacement for an unpredictable and risk-taking Clone Wars veteran. Rex was
fleshed out to be what the other clones inspired to be. Baker also voiced all
the Clone Troopers and focused on one or two individual traits for each of them
to keeps his performances distinct and separate.
Clone Wars also introduced a new bounty hunter
(Burton). Bane was no-nonsense and ruthless, taking no prisoners and doing
whatever it took to claim his bounty. Initially, Filoni and head/series bible writer
planned to adapt the character of Durge from the previous series, but Lucas
suggested to them to go Western. They took inspiration from the character of
Angel Eyes (Lee
Van Cleef) in The
Good, the Bad and The Ugly,
Mortimer (also Cleef) in For
a Few Dollars More,
an unused character concept from the original trilogy to create Bane. Burton
Lorre’s voice as inspiration, which was then modified by
the computer of the sound production team.
Lucas initially had trouble getting a
network interested in The Clone Wars. FOX passed on it and Cartoon
Network was reluctant. Eventually, a bidding war erupted between networks for
the rights to the show. Stuart
Snyder, who became the President of Cartoon Network in 2007,
was interested in the series upon taking the job and immediately acquired it
after screening several episodes.
Poster for the film.
While previewing completed footage on a
big screen, Lucas decided that the series was strong enough to be turned into a
film. The first five episodes were subsequently woven together to create a
single story for theatrical release. Star
Wars: The Clone Wars introduced Anakin to his new Padawan as they were
tasked with rescuing Jabba the Hutt’s abducted son, Rotta (David Acord),
while Obi-Wan negotiated with Jabba for a treaty between the Hutts and
L. Jackson reprised their respective roles of Count Dooku and
Mace Windu for the film, as did Matthew Wood as the battle droids (whom he
would continue to voice in the series).
Clone Wars film opened on August 15, 2008 and was met
with poor reviews upon its release; many of them targeting the animation style
used in the production. Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation
software and the Maya 3D
modeling program to animate the series. The animation style was meant to pay
homage to Japanese anime and manga, as well as the supermarionation of the
1960s show Thunderbirds. Lucas wanted the
characters to be stylized over realistic, and to avoid emulating Pixar’s style in order
to have their own uniqueness. Those decisions ultimately drove home the
negative reception to the film; whose purpose to introduce an animated series
was also called out on. However, despite the criticisms, the film ended up
becoming a financial success by pulling in $68.3 million against its $8.5
million budget. Warner
Bros., who distributed the film, was satisfied with its
performance knowing it would be a hard sell as not only an animated feature,
but a tie-in for an animated series.
Wars: The Clone Wars began on Cartoon Network on October 3,
2008. The hour-long premier episode set a new record as the network’s
most-watched premier with 3.992 million viewers. Each episode began in similar
fashion to the movies, with the title quickly entering the screen and moving
further into the background against John
Williams’ theme. A quote would follow in a font similar to the
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” text leading into a recap
narration. The series ended up running for the five seasons, 100+ episodes
initially promised by Lucas when it was first announced. Between the first and
second seasons, Cartoon Network reran seventeen episodes as The Clone Wars: Decoded. Pop-up boxes
that would feature trivia and behind-the-scenes information related to the
episode were added.
Anakin gets a vision of his future.
While episodes were presented as an anthology
of standalone episodes and small story arcs, each season had a largely
different overreaching theme for its duration. The first season amounted to the
Republic and Separatists trying to convince various planets to side with them,
with Grievous and Dooku serving as the primary antagonists. The second season,
promoted as Rise of the Bounty Hunters,
saw the Sith utilizing bounty hunters to accomplish their goals while the
Republic made strategic strikes against the Separatist forces. Seasons 3 and 4
take a more political turn, showing how the war affected different planets and
races. The first half of season 3, marketed as Secrets Revealed, attempted to make the show more cohesive as it
was set between events of the previous seasons to create a better chronology. Character
designs also began to change to showcase the passage of time during the series.
Season 4 was marketed as Battle Lines. Both
seasons also saw Anakin’s gradual slide towards the dark side. Season 5 gave
more of a focus to Ahsoka’s character development and the Separatists gaining
more ground. Season 5 also saw the show move from its regular Friday night
timeslot to Saturday mornings.
While the show’s ratings numbers had
dropped a bit over the years, it was still showing a respectable viewership;
even after moving from its Friday timeslot to Saturday mornings. But, while the
show was in production, Disney
had acquired Lucasfilm and its assets. Wanting to do their own show that would
air on one of their networks, they ultimately decided to cancel The Clone Wars. At the time of the
cancellation, work on the next three seasons was already underway in various
stages of production: 13 full episodes had been completed, storyboards and
voice recording for eight episodes were done, and scripts beyond that were
A scene from one of the season 6 Story Reels.
Ultimately, that work wasn’t left to
rot. The 13 fully completed episodes were released as “Season 6: The Lost Missions”
in 2014. The season explored the details behind Order 66
that led the Clone Troopers to turn on the Jedi and wipe out their order. The
episodes aired first in Germany on Super
and then widely on Netflix.
Two more story arcs were rendered as animatics, called story reels, and
included on the season 6 Blu-ray release. A 4-episodes arc continuing the story
of Darth Maul’s resurrection in “Brothers” was adapted into a comic book
mini-series published by Dark
Horse Comics. Called Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, it was adapted by Jeremy Barlow with
art by Juan Frigeri. An
8-episode arc featuring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos
was adapted into the novel Dark
namedafter one of the episodes,written by Christie Golden
and published by Del
in 2015. Katie Lucas, who wrote one of the adapted episodes, provided a forward
for the book while voice actor Marc Thompson
narrated the audio version.
Rebranding a universe.
As with any prequel series in a
long-running science fiction franchise, The
Clone Wars often offered contradictory information and accounts to the
official canon; either in its own narrative or through supplemental materials.
However, following Disney’s acquisition and the announcement of a new film
series, Lucasfilm announced a reorganization of what was known as the “Expanded
Universe” on April 25, 2014. Rebranded as “Star
Wars Legends”, that meant anything
not presented on screen in the films or either of the showsbefore the announcement was no longer an official part of Star Wars continuity. The move was
designed to iron out some of the wrinkles in the franchise’s narrative and
allow it to move forward with a relatively clean slate.
Several video games based on the show were
produced; many of them released in 2008. THQ
Wireless released a mobile action/strategy game. Lucasfilm
Animation Singapore developed Jedi
The game featured an original story and had a team-building feature where you
could pair up various combinations of Jedi Masters and Padawans and they would
gain additional buffs as their relationships developed. Krome Studios
developed Lightsaber Duelsfor the Nintendo Wii.
The game allowed players to participate in duels seen in The Clone Wars film and the episodes “Duel of the Droids”, “Cloak
of Darkness”, “Shaodw of Malevolence”, and “Destroy Malevolence”. Because the
first season was still in production, the episodes “Lair of Grievous” and “The
Hidden Enemy” weren’t included to avoid spoilers, however Kit Fisto and
Grievous were playable characters.
LEGO Asajj Ventress.
In 2009, Krome released Republic
was set between seasons 1 and 2. It was released across every platform
available at the time, however the DS version
had a different story based on episodes from the first two seasons as well as a
databank of information about the show. In 2010, Sony Online Entertainment
launched the massively multiplayer online game called Clone
game was free to play, with premium content made available with paid “Jedi” membership
subscriptions. The game was shut down in 2014, with all players being given the
parting gift of being made Jedi Masters and the price of in-game items being
significantly reduced before the end. In 2011, Travellers’ Tales
released Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. Like the previous
LEGO-based games, it featured humorous retellings of events from the first two
seasons of the show and all of the characters, as well as some additional ones
from the film franchise.
Disney’s successor series was Star
before Episode IV and made with the
involvement of many of the same people, some plots and characters from The Clone Wars were allowed to be
featured and addressed, bringing them to a satisfying conclusion for the
creators and fans. One such moment was the confrontation of Ahsoka and Darth
Earl Jones). The series was previewed with four shorts in August
of 2014 before debuting on October 3, 2014. It ran for four seasons and, unlike
The Clone Wars, was given a
definitive and planned ending on March 5, 2018. The Clone Wars universe, as well as Rebels and the complete film franchise, was revisited in the
micro-series Forces of Destiny. Its first season
ran for 16 episodes between Disney’s YouTube
channel and Disney
Channel between July and November 2017. The series focused
heavily on the female characters of the franchise, including Ahsoka and Padmé
with Eckstein and Taber reprising their roles. At 2018’s Sand Diego Comic-Con,
a 10th anniversary panel for the show was held where it
was announced that Disney had renewed production on The Clone Wars for inclusion on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.
the complete series was released on Netflix, Lucasfilm released an official
chronology for the narrative of the series. The numbers next to each episode title
indicate where it’s meant to take place in the grand scheme of the series.
“The Movie” (8/15/08) – Anakin Skywalker is assigned a new Padawan just as he’s
to embark on a mission to rescue Rotta the Hutt.
“Ambush” (10/3/08) – Yoda takes on Dooku’s assassin Asajj Ventress in order to
secure a planet joining the Republic.
“Rising Malevolence” (10/3/08) – The Separatist starship Malevolence leaves Plo Koon and his troopers stranded until Anakin
and Ahsoka can find them.
“Shadow of Malevolence” (10/10/08) – Anakin leads a squad of Y-wing bombers
against Grievous and the Malevolence.
“Destroy Malevolence” (10/17/08) – Grievous takes Padmé and C-3PO hostage and
Anakin and Ob-Wan must rescue them to complete the destruction of the Malevolence.
“Rookies” (10/24/08) – Rex and Cody have to inspire their rookie unit in order
to get them to survive the coming droid commando invasion.
“Downfall of a Droid” (11/7/08) – Anakin must find a lost R2-D2 before the
Separatists get at the military secrets in his memory banks.
“Duel of the Droids” (11/14/08) – Anakin, Ahsoka and R3-S6 engage on a
rescue/sabotage mission when they learn R2-D2 is being held at Grievous’ secret
enemy listening post.
“Bombad Jedi” (11/21/08) – Padmé is taken hostage on a planet that has pledged
to the Separatists, and Jar Jar Binks disguises himself as a Jedi to rescue her
“Cloak of Darkness” (12/5/08) – The Jedi have to keep Asajj Ventress from
freeing the captive Nute Gunray on Coruscant.
“Lair of Grievous” (12/12/08) – Kit Fisto and Nahdar Vebb track Nute Gunray to
a remote world and discover Dooku has tricked them into punishing Grievous for
“Dooku Captured” (1/2/09) – Anakin and Obi-Wan plan to kidnap Dooku, but
discover a group of pirates have already done so.
“The Gungan General” (1/9/09) – Anakin and Obi-Wan are taken by the pirates,
and their captain’s second in command attempts to intercept the ransom for
“Jedi Crash” (1/16/09) – After crashing on the planet Maridun, Ayala and Ahsoka
try to convince a native to help a wounded Anakin.
“Defenders of Peace” (1/23/09) – The Jedi leave the Lurmen village to save them
from Separatist wrath, but the Separatists ultimately decide to use the village
to test a new weapon.
“Tresspass” (1/30/09) – The Jedi attempt to negotiate peace with the
inhabitants of Orto Plutonia, but Chairman Cho causes a war by wanting them
under his control.
“The Hidden Enemy” (2/6/09) – After a battle goes south, it becomes clear that
a traitor is hiding in the Republic.
“Blue Shadow Virus” (2/13/09) – Padmé and Jar Jar investigate a hidden
bio-weapon lab on Naboo which leads to her capture by Dr. Nuvo Vindi.
“Mystery of a Thousand Moons” (2/20/09) – Anakin and Obi-Wan travel to planet
Iego to find the cure for Vindi’s virus, but first they must help the residents
there with their own problem.
“Storm Over Ryloth” (2/27/09) – Ahsoka ignores Anakin’s orders and loses most
of her squadron in an attack against a Separatist blockade.
“Innocents of Ryloth” (3/6/09) – Obi-Wan plans to disable anti-aircraft guns
located in a town, but discovers the residents are being used as shields.
“Liberty on Ryloth” (3/13/09) – His forces stretched thin, Mace Windu tries to
convince a Twi’lek freedom fighter to join him against the Separatist droids.
“Hostage Crisis” (3/20/09) – Bounty hunters seize the Senate Building in order
to demand the release of Ziro the Hutt.
“Holocron Hesit” (10/2/09) – Obi-Wan and Anakin try to prevent Cad Bane from
stealing a holocron from the Jedi temple while Ahsoka discovers a shapeshifter
posing as a Jedi.
“Cargo of Doom” (10/2/09) – Anakin and Ahsoka try to retrieve the holocron from
Cad Bane before he can sell it to the Separatists.
“Children of the Force” (10/9/09) – Cad Bane uses the holocron to kidnap
“Senate Spy” (10/16/09) – The Jedi have Padmé spy on Senator Clovis to see if
he’s working for the Separatists.
“Landing at Point Rain” (11/6/09) – On information taken from Clovis, the Jedi
lead a clone trooper assault on a massive droid factory on Genosis.
“Weapons Factory” (11/13/09) – While the Jedi take on super tanks, their
Padawans sneak into the droid factory to destroy it.
“Legacy of Terror” (11/20/09) – When Luminara is captured, Anakin, Obi-Wan and
Cody enter a colony of Genosian zombies to find her.
“Brain Invaders” (12/4/09) – On the way to transport medical supplies, the
clone troops are infected with mind-controlling worms and turn on Ahsoka and
“Grievous Intrigue” (1/1/10) – Obi-Wan plays bait to lure Grievous into a trap
and distract him long enough for Adi Gallia and Anakin to rescue Eeth Koth from
“The Deserter” (1/1/10) – Grievous escapes to Saleucami and searches for a ship
to get off the planet, while Cody and Rex search for him.
“Lightsaber Lost” (1/22/10) – Seemingly feeble elder Jedi Tera Sinube helps
Ahsoka recover he lightsaber from a pickpocket.
“The Mandalore Plot” (1/29/10) – Obi-Wan protects the Duchess Satineof
Mandalore from the Death Watch terrorist group.
“Voyage of Temptation” (2/5/10) – On the way to Coruscant with Satine, assassin
droids are found on their ship while Obi-Wan tries to find the traitor amongst
“Duchess of Mandalore” (2/12/10) – Satine disguises herself as a civilian to
avoid her assassins and make her case to the Coruscant Senate.
“Senate Murders” (3/12/10) – Padmé and Bail Organa investigate the murder of
Senator Onaconda Farr.
“Cat and Mouse” (3/20/10) – Anakin is given command of a new stealth ship in
order to ferry supplies to their troops behind a Separatist blockade.
“Bounty Hunters” (3/27/10) – Anakin, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan crash on a planet and
end up involved in a conflict to protect farmers from pirates led by Hondo.
“The Zillo Beast” (4/3/10) – When a bomb awakens a giant beast, Mace Windu and
Anakin must decide to preserve its species or kill it to secure a treaty with
the Dugs for supplies.
“The Zillo Beast Strikes Back” (4/10/10) – The Zillo Beast is brought to
Coruscant to study its armor and it breaks loose.
“Death Trap” (4/17/10) – Boba Fett infiltrates a group of young clones in order
to assassinate Mace Windu in revenge for his father.
“R2 Come Home” (4/24/10) – Anakin and Mace Windu are trapped in a crashed ship
and only R2-D2 can get a message out to save them provided he can avoid threats
on the planet.
“Lethal Trackdown” (4/30/10) – While Anakin and Mace Windu recover from their
injudries, Plo Koon and Ahsoka track Boba Fett to the desert planet of Florrum.
“Clone Cadets” (9/17/10) – 5 clone cadets are in danger of washing out unless
their team can pull together and finish their training.
“ARC Troopers” (9/17/10) – Anakin, Obi-Wan, Shaak Ti and the 501st
defend the Republic cloning facilities on Kamino from Grievous and Ventress’
“Supply Lines” (9/24/10) – With Ryloth under siege, the Jedi council sends Bail
Organa and Jar Jar Binks to Toydaria to request aid from their king.
“Sphere of Influence” (10/1/10) – Ahsoka and Senator Riyo Chuchi must help
Chairman Papanoida rescue his family before the Trade Federation can influence
his planet’s future.
“Corruption” (10/8/10) – While negotiating with the planet Mandalore, Padmé and
Duchess Satine discover smugglers have been diluting the citizen’s tea with a
“The Academy” (10/15/10) – Ahsoka’s class at the Mandalore academy takes a
backseat to a nefarious plot discovered by her students.
“Assassin” (10/22/10) – While guarding Padmé, Ahsoka is plagued by recurring
visions of Aurra Sing assassinating her.
“Evil Plans” (11/5/10) – Cad Bane kidnaps C-3PO and R2-D2 in a plot to free
Ziro the Hutt.
“Hunt for Ziro” (11/12/10) – Obi-Wan and Quinlan Vos search for Ziro while Cad
Bane hunts him for the Hutt Council.
“Heroes on Both Sides” (11/19/10) – The Republic and Separatists agree to a
peace conference, but Dooku has Grievous launch an assault on Coruscant in the
“Pursuit of Peace” (12/3/10) – Pade, Bail Organa and Onaconda Farr try to push
a bill through the Senate to buy new clones, but someone works at persuading
them out of the idea.
“Nightsisters” (1/7/11) – Fearing Asajj’s growing powers, Darth Sidious orders
Dooku to eliminate her, driving Asajj back to the mystical Nightsisters to aid
in her revenge.
“Monster” (1/14/11) – When Dooku requests a new apprentice from Mother Talzin,
she has Asajj select a warrior from the Nightbrother village made loyal to
Asajj through dark magic.
“Witches of the Mist” (1/21/11) – Dooku has his apprentice try to capture King
Katuuko pitting him against Anakin and Obi-Wan, and upon his return Asajj enacts
her plan against Dooku.
“Overlords” (1/28/11) – Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka are drawn to a distant
planet where a family of Force-wielders help to determine if Anakin is truly
the chosen one.
“Altar of Mortis” (2/4/11) – The Son takes Ahsoka captive under the spell of
the dark side and attempts to retrieve the only weapon that could kill his
father and steal his power.
“Ghosts of Mortis” (2/11/11) – The Son attempts to sway Anakin to his side in
the conflict by showing him visions of his dark future.
“The Citadel” (2/18/11) – Obi-Wan and Anakin lead a squad of Jedi and Clone
Troopers on a raid to free Jedi general Even Piell from an impenetrable prison.
“Counterattack” (3/4/11) – Obi-Wan and Anakin lead their allies to try and escape
the perilous Citadel.
“Citadel Rescue” (3/11/11) – With their escape craft destroyed, Anakin and
Obi-Wan lead the escaped prisoners to safety while they await their rescue from
“Padawan Lost” (3/19/11 UK, 3/25/11 CAN, 4/1/11 US) – Ahsoka and a group of
kids are trapped on a Trandoshan moon as the prey in a cruel hunt.
“Wookie Hunt” (3/26/11 UK, 4/1/11 US) – Ahsoka and the kids find salvation when
a new captive is deposited on the moon: Chewbacca.
“Water War” (9/16/11) – Anakin and Padmé are sent to stop a civil war on
Quarren after a king is assassinated not knowing one of the sides already
belong to the Separatists.
“Gungan Attack” (9/16/11) – Anakin and his team are overrun by the Separatists
while Ahsoka and the prince try to evade capture.
“Prisoners” (9/23/11) – The Republic and Gungan forces are captured by Riff
Tamson, leaving Ahsoka and the prince to rescue them and heal the fractured
“Shadow Warrior” (9/30/11) – Jar Jar must pose as the leader of the Gungans in
order to prevent an uprising against the Naboo and stop a Separatist invasion.
“Mercy Mission” (10/7/11) – R2-D2 and C-3PO are part of a relief effort when
groundquakes devastate planet Aleen, and are the only ones who can save the
“Nomad Droids” (10/14/11) – Escaping a Separatist puts R2-D2 and C-3PO in a
pirate warship where they are forced to fight in an arena.
“Darkness on Umbara” (10/21/11) – Anakin is forced to turn control over his
Clone Troopers to Jedi Pong Krell, and Krell assigns them the deadly mission of
capturing the capital of Umbara.
“The General” (10/28/11) – The Clones have to figure out how to protect
themselves while on a suicide mission for Krell.
“Plan of Dissent” (11/11/11) – Several Clone Troopers disobey orders and go
rogue, finding a better way to carry out Krell’s orders.
“Carnage of Krell” (11/18/11) – To save his men from execution, Rex must
confront Krell at the risk of charges of mutiny.
“Kidnapped” (11/25/11) – Zygerrian slavers abduct an entire colony of people
from planet Kiros and plant bombs to cover their tracks.
“Slaves of the Republic” (12/2/11) – Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka go undercover
to infiltrate the slavers, and Anakin finds himself struggling with his
emotions thanks to a Zygerrian queen.
“Escape from Kadavo” (1/6/12) – As Obi-Wan toils in the slave caves, Anakin
tries to convince the queen that she is a slave and pawn in a Separatist plot.
“A Friend in Need” (1/13/12) – The son of a late Separatist Senator interrupts
a peace conference between the sides in order to find justice for his mother.
“Deception” (1/20/12) – A deep undercover operation is underway when a
Separatist plot to kidnap Palpatine is discovered.
“Friends and Enemies” (1/27/12) – Anakin and Ahsoka pursue a group of bounty
hunters, not knowing Obi-Wan is amongst them.
“The Box” (2/3/12) – On Serenno, bounty hunters from all over enlist in a
competition to see who will participate in the plot to kidnap Palpatine.
“Crisis on Naboo” (2/10/12) – As Palpatine travels to Naboo, the bounty hunters
launch their kidnapping plot.
“Massacre” (2/24/12) – Dooku wants revenge against the Nightsisters and
Grievous launches an all-out attack against them.
“Bounty” (3/2/12) – Lost, Asajj joins a team of bounty hunters led by a young
“Brothers” (3/9/12) – Savage Opress searches for Darth Maul, believing him to
still be alive.
“Revenge” (3/14/12 FR, 3/16/12 US) – With Maul found, the brothers set out for
revenge against Obi-Wan.
“Revival” (8/24/12 Celebration
IV, 9/28/12 CAN, 9/29/12 US) – Opress and Maul cause terror across the
galaxy, forcibly recruiting Hondo Ohnaka and his pirates to their cause.
“A War on Two Fronts” (9/21/12 Lucasfilm, 10/5/12 CAN, 10/6/12 US) – Anakin,
Obi-Wan, Ahsoka and Rex travel to a Separatist world in order to train a group
of rebels to take it back.
“Front Runners” (10/12/12 CAN, 10/13/12 US) – Ahsoka leads the rebels in an
attack on the capital.
“The Soft War” (10/19/12 CAN, 10/20/12 US) – The rebels attempt to rescue their
true king and receive unexpected and welcomed aid.
“Tipping Points” (10/27/12 US, 11/2/12 CAN) – A full-scale revolt hits Onderon
as the rebels make a major blow against the Separatist-aligned king.
“The Gathering” (11/2/12 CAN, 11/3/12 US) – Ahsoka takes a group of younglings
to Ilum where Yoda will instruct them in the crafting of their lightsabers.
“A Test of Strength” (11/9/12 CAN, 11/10/12 US) – On their way back from Ilum,
Ahsoka’s ship comes under attack by Hondo and his pirates.
“Bound for Rescue” (11/16/12 CAN, 11/17/12 US) – The younglings are forced to
use their wits to rescue Ahsoka from Hondo’s pirates.
“A Necessary Bond” (11/23/12 CAN, 11/24/12 US) – Ahsoka and the younglings find
themselves fighting with the pirates against Grievous’ attack on their base.
“Secret Weapons” (11/30/12 CAN, 12/1/12 US) – Colonel Gascon leads a team of
droids, including R2-D2, to retrieve an encryption module from a dreadnought.
“A Sunny Day in the Void” (12/7/12 CAN, 12/8/12 US) – A comet hits the droids’
shuttle, stranding them on a desolate planet.
“Missing in Action” (1/4/13 CAN, 1/5/13 US) – The droids come across a lost
clone commando suffering from amnesia.
“Point of No Return” (1/11/13 CAN, 1/12/13 US) – The droids have to save a
Republic conference from a sabotaged Jedi cruiser.
“Eminence” (1/18/13 CAN, 1/19/13 US) – Opress and Maul ally themselves with the
Death Watch to further their revenge against Obi-Wan.
“Shades of Reason” (1/25/13 CAN, 1/26/13 US) – With the criminal underworld
behind them, the brothers and Death Watch launch an attack on MandaloTo re.
“The Lawless” (2/1/13 CAN, 2/2/13 US) – Darth Maul uses Duchess Satine to set a
trap for Obi-Wan.
“Sabotage” (2/8/13 CAN, 2/9/13 US) – Anakin and Ahsoka investigate a bombing at
the Jedi Temple and fear a Jedi might have been involved.
“The Jedi Who Knew Too Much” (2/15/13 CAN, 2/16/13 US) – The bombing suspect
asks to speak to Ahsoka, but Ahsoka soon finds herself framed for her and her
“To Catch a Jedi” (2/22/13 CAN, 2/23/13 US) – Ahsoka finds herself allying with
Asajj in an attempt to investigate the bombing and clear her name.
“The Wrong Jedi” (3/1/13 CAN, 3/2/13 US) – Anakin finds the culprit and clears
her name, but a disillusioned Ahsoka no longer wants to be part of the Jedi
“The Unknown” (2/15/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – Clone Trooper Tup’s neurological
disorder leads to the death of a Jedi Master, and as Anakin tries to
investigate they end up attacked by Separatists.
“Conspiracy” (2/15/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – ARC Trooper Fives enters Tup’s mind to
discover what led him to kill the Jedi master.
“Fugitive” (2/15/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – While Tup is sent to Coruscant for a
physical examination, ARC Trooper Fives discovers a code hidden in the mind of
“Orders” (2/15/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – Fives attempts to speak with Palpatine
about the assassination, but ends up assassinated himself by a clone squad.
“An Old Friend” (2/22/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – On a mercy mission to planet Scipio,
Padmé reunites with her old flame who has become the target of bounty hunter
“The Rise of Clovis” (2/22/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – Clovis strikes a sinister deal
to become the leader of his clan, and Anakin’s mistrust of him causes a rift
“Crisis at the Heart” (2/22/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – Clovis’ deal with the
Separatists causes war to break out on Scipio, leading the Republic to
“The Disappeared, Part I” (3/1/14 GER, 3/7/14 US) – When Bardotta finds itself
threatened by an ancient prophecy Jar Jar has to convince Mace Windu to take it
“The Disappeared, Part II” (3/1/14 GER, 3/7//14 US) – Mace and Jar Jar have to
rescue Bardotta’s queen from a mysterious cult.
“The Lost One” (3/1/14 GER, 3/7//14 US) – Finding a slain Jedi master’s
lightsaber leads Anakin, Obi-Wan and Yoda to reopen the investigation.
“Voices” (3/1/14 GER, 3/7//14 US) – Yoda is unsettled when Qui-Gon Jinn
contacts him from beyond the grave, causing the Jedi Council to become
concerned about him.
“Destiny” (3/7/14 GER, 3/7//14 US) – Yoda travels to the birthplace of the
Force where he must face countless trials in order to be deemed worthy to
learning the deepest mysteries of the Force.
“Sacrifice” (3/7/14 GER, 3/7//14 US) – Yoda receives visions of the future
during his trials as Sidious and Dooku plot to break Yoda.
“Crystal Crisis on Utapu” story reels.
“Bad Batch” story reels.
& 142-145. Dark Disciple novel.
Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir comic. Originally posted in 2017. Updated in 2019.