TCW Episode Dooku Captured: An Insult to the Sith and to Viewers

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Vialco, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    This is especially chilling when you realize this is the first time that Sidious has ever fought another Force sensitive (Plagueis' murder doesn't count). That's scary.
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  2. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    I guess Maul probably lost a lot of Force potential when he lost everything from the navel down. Cybernetics could restore the mundane mechanical, bodily functioning of his legs and possibly his lower digestive system - but they couldn't restore his lost Force potential.

    Just going off how Vader was affected after losing a load of body mass to Obi-Wan.

    Though the body mass thing is weird since people with naturally small body mass (like Yoda, whose body mass is probably lower than even post-Mustafar Vader) can still be exceptionally powerful.
  3. JackG Force Ghost

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    Wait . . . is it? I guess I can't think of another, but there has to be, right? :confused:Obviously he trained a lot with his master, and killed him with lightning, but I can't put a finger on an actual duel. I always imagined he sneakily killed a few Jedi here and there, or some powerful, independent Force users who were around. Does this mean Saesee is his first Jedi kill?
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  4. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Sidious has dueled Maul before.
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  5. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Yeah, this is it. Saesee would be his first (confirmed) Jedi kill. I'm sure he's killed before (just look at when he was fighting assassins in the Plagueis novel), but never a Force sensitive that I can remember.

    But never a one-on-one, really going-for-the-kill duel. They only ever trained.
  6. JediLight Force Ghost

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    When I saw this episode, I just remember thinking "this is a cartoon and not part of the official SW story". Dooku/Sith would never ally with the Jedi or get captured. Just a silly premise.
  7. Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master

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    It's actually one of my favourite TCW episodes but about the Dooku being captured by pirates issue Dave Filoni actually addressed it on the Season 1 boxset in a featurette. I think it's on Star Wars.com too.
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  8. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    The title of this thread pretty much nails it. And they didn't even try to handle it in such a way that recognizes it's a big deal like they did with Darth Maul's return in Brothers (though of course the series had matured a lot by then), it's handled pretty flippantly. At least the opening 5 or so minutes of the episode has that killer Flash Gordon vibe with Obi-Wan floating in the spacesuit to the ship, rescuing Anakin, and the fast-paced fight including falling down that huge chute.
  9. Nexumaster Force Ghost

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    On an somewhat unrelated note, the biggest problem I had with this episode was the ending where Obi-Wan and Anakin still got drugged even though they switched the spiked cups with a couple of pirates; the following episode starts off with them awakening in a cell and other than a brief mention that they somehow got drugged, no explanation is given how they ended up there.
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  10. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    Actually, Pilf Mukmuk, Hondo's Kowakian monkey-lizard, drugged everyone by spiking the entire ventilation system (after several failed attempts to drug the two Jedi), so Obi-Wan and Anakin both conked out anyway, as detailed by the short webcomic Switch.

    I know, without having read this webcomic after the episode you'll probably be confused as to how they got drugged, which is a shame about those Season 1 webcomics not being available on the OS anymore.
  11. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    I need a Randy-gets-stabbed gif.:p
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  12. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    Here you go:
    [IMG]

    Poor Randy, we hardly knew ye!
  13. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  14. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Even though it was the perfect way for my favorite TCW original character to go out...it still makes me sad to see! :_|
  15. The Shadow Emperor Force Ghost

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    But about three minutes too short.
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  16. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    But still awesome regardless
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  17. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Sounds like that might be rectified on the Blu Ray..
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  18. The Shadow Emperor Force Ghost

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    But I don't have Blu Ray.
  19. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Then you should get one shouldn't you? :p
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  20. Mzukiller Jedi Master

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    There's a lot of things this show does that totally makes its antagonist look completely ineffective. So I completely agree with you.
  21. The Shadow Emperor Force Ghost

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    I already spent all my money on my Savage statue.
  22. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    WANT PICTURE
  23. The Shadow Emperor Force Ghost

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    Show Spoiler
    [IMG]

    By the way, there's actually a rather glaring flaw on the statue. Do you see it?
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  24. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Killer, I have the action figure of him on display in that same outfit.
  25. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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