Beru Whitesun Lars was a human female from Tatooine. She was married to Owen Lars and raised Luke Skywalker after the fall of the Galactic Republic.Continue reading “Bonnie Piesse Interview – Beru Whitesun”
Mas Amedda was a Chagrian male politician who served in high-ranking government roles during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and helped establish and administrate its successor state, the Galactic Empire. A native of Champala, Amedda was a talented political actor who filled the role of Vice Chair of the Galactic Senate of the Republic under two Supreme Chancellors on the capital world of Coruscant.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Mas Amedda”
In a recent interview I managed to chat with Nalini Krishan, who portrayed Jedi Padawan Barriss Offee in the prequel trilogy.
Barriss Offee was a female Mirialan who trained as a Jedi Padawanduring the Clone Wars. She carried a blue lightsaber and trained under Jedi Master Luminara Unduli.Offee was a survivor of the Battle of Geonosis and was extremely loyal to her Jedi Master. Offee preferred studying ancient Jedi texts to fighting and was a bit older than most Jedi Padawans.Continue reading “Nalini Krishan Interview – Barriss Offee”
Next up on the Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe segment is Jedi Master Kit Fisto. Fisto quickly became one of my favourite Jedi’s when I first saw him on screen in Attack of the Clones and my love for him continues to grow after seeing his character development in the Clone Wars animated series. The majority of this information has been collected from Wookieepedia.
- His skills with a lightsaber are unrivalled and, as a Nautolan his aptitude for surviving in harsh environments will prove invaluable.“
- ―Mace Windu on Kit Fisto
Kit Fisto became a Jedi General of the Clone Army in the Clone Wars and took part in such conflicts as the Mission to Vassek 3 and the Battle of Mon Cala. He was also involved in a mission with his former Padawan Nahdar Vebb to capture the escaped prisoner, Nute Gunray—however, the two ended up facing the notorious Jedi hunter General Grievous inside his lair. While Vebb perished at the hands of the General, Fisto very nearly bested him in combat, and escaped with his life, but without Gunray, ultimately making the mission a failure. At some point during the Clone Wars, Fisto was accepted a member of the Jedi Council.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Kit Fisto.”
- “Thank you for believing in me, General.”
“It is not a matter of belief, Fives. It is simply the right thing to do.”
- ―Fives and Shaak Ti
Shaak Ti was a female Togruta Jedi Master and member of the Jedi Council who served the Jedi Order in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. During the three-year conflict of the Clone Wars, she took the rank of Jedi General and supervised the training of the Republic’s Clone troopers on Kamino. Ti was killed whilst meditating during the attack on the Jedi Temple by Darth Vader.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Shaak Ti”
- “He is a political idealist, not a murderer.“
- ―Ki-Adi-Mundi, to Padme Amidala, about Count Dooku
Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Force-sensitive Cerean male, was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. By the time of the Clone Wars, Mundi became a Jedi General of the Grand Army of the Republic. Like his Jedi colleagues, he led the Republic clone troopers against the Separatist Alliance forces in several battles across the galaxy, including the first and second campaign on Geonosis and the Outer Rim Sieges. In 19 BBY, the third and final year of the war, Mundi oversaw the Republic invasion of Mygeeto with the Galactic Marines under his command. During the campaign, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine instructed the Grand Army soldiers to execute their Jedi leaders in accordance with Order 66, an act which resulted in the death of Mundi along with the majority of the Jedi Order.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Ki-Adi-Mundi”
- “She was a great Jedi Master; brave, compassionate, disciplined.“
- ―Kanan Jarrus
Luminara Unduli was a Mirialan female Jedi Master during the final days of the Jedi Order. She also commanded the 41st Elite Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star War Universe – Luminara Unduli”
- “Sergeant, why are you so certain no one is coming?“
“We’re just clones, sir. We’re meant to be expendable.“
“Not to me.“
- ―Plo Koon to Sergeant Sinker
Plo Koon was a Kel Dor Jedi Master serving as a member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. He frequently undertook dangerous missions and was also responsible for the discovery of Ahsoka Tano. Plo Koon participated in the Battle of Geonosis as well as becoming a General throughout the Clone Wars. Throughout the Clone Wars, the Jedi Master was involved with the Battles of Abregado and Felucia.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Plo Koon”
A question I hear on a frequent basis when the topic of Star Wars comes into the conversation is how Chancellor Palpatine managed to kill Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar and Kit Fisto so easily and then also managing to match up against Mace Windu. I decided that it was a topic I was also intrigued by, so I decided to do a bit of digging to see what I could find and the results clear up so much.Continue reading “How Chancellor Palpatine Used Several Dark Side Force Powers to Kill a Group of Elite Jedi.”
- “Wing commanders, form up. We’re going in.“
- ―Saesee Tiin during the Battle of Lola Sayu
Blockade of Naboo & the Separatist Crisis
A male Iktotchi born on the moon Iktotch, Saesee Tiin was eventually promoted to the rank of Jedi Master and appointed to a seat on the Jedi High Council prior to the blockade of Naboo by the Trade Federation.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Saesee Tiin”
Agen Kolar was a member of the Jedi Order in the Galactic Republic. In addition to being a member of the Order, Kolar was a Zabrak Jedi Master, a notable duelist, and also sat on the Jedi High Council.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Agen Kolar”
Hailing from Nar Shaddaa, a crime-infested moon of the Outer Rim Territories, Eeth Koth was discovered to be Force-sensitive and accepted into the Jedi Order at the age of four.
Koth served as a member of the Jedi High Council around the time of the Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY and the reveal of the new Sith presence of Darth Sidious and his apprentice Darth Maul. The Zabrak Jedi Master was present when a nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker was presented to the council and tested by Mace Windu for his force abilities and midi-chlorian count. Because Koth had started his own training at an unusually late age, he was more receptive than his fellow councillors to Jinn’s appeal to train Skywalker.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Eeth Koth”
Adi Gallia was a female Tholothian Jedi Master and a General in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars. She also had a seat on the Jedi High Council.
During the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin tasked Adi with the rescue of Eeth Koth who was held hostage by General Grievous. Adi also assisted Obi-Wan with his investigation of the horned siblings Darth Maul and Savage Opress which led to her demise as the Nightbrother Savage Opress killed her during combat.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Adi Gallia”
- “I’ve learned that ‘trust’ is overrated. The only thing the Jedi Council believes in is violence!“
- ―Barriss Offee, expressing her views
Barriss Offee was a female Mirialan who trained as a Jedi Padawan under Jedi Master Luminara Unduli during the Clone Wars. At some point, she studied lightsaber techniques with Tutso Mara, and the two grew to become close. Barriss wasn’t a typical padawan, she would prefer to study ancient Jedi texts rather than being in the action. Barriss become close friends with Anakin Skywalker’s padawan Ahsoka Tano, and the pair began to share a lot of experience on the battlefield.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Barriss Offee”
Even Piell was a male Lannik Jedi Master who served on the Jedi Council during the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars. Even Piell was born on Lannik prior to the Clone Wars. He was found as a Force-sensitive and was taken to the Jedi temple where he was trained in the ways of the force. He went on to become a Jedi master as well as having a seat on the Jedi Council.
Aayla Secura is a Twi’Lek Jedi master most commonly known for serving as a general in the infamous Clone Wars.
Aayla Secura was trained as a Jedi Guardian which entailed her having to focus more on her combat skills and becoming an impressively skilled fighter. Secura’s lightsaber skills allowed her to survive the battle of Geonosis, hold her own against General Grievous, as well as overpowering the skilled bounty hunter Aurra Sing in a duel. She had also grown adept at unarmed fighting, especially while sparring with Commander Bly and she also survived an encounter with Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Aayla Secura”
In a recent conversation with Dave Fennoy, I managed to ask him a few questions about his voice over work, in particular, his role as Jedi Pong Krell in the Clone Wars: Animated Series.
“I will not be undermined by creatures bred in some laboratory!“―Pong Krell
Pong Krell, a Force-sensitive Besalisk male, was a Jedi Master during the last years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, he held the rank of Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Although the clone troopers under his command sustained the highest casualty rates, Krell was recognized as a successful general due to his victories on the battlefield. In addition to his reputation as a general, he was also noted for his ferocity in personal combat. The advantage of his four-armed physiology allowed him to use a unique form of Jar’Kai—wielding two double-bladed lightsabers at the same time. However, as the war carried on Krell began to see visions of a new order rising to power in place of both the Republic and the Jedi Order. Driven by self-preservation, he secretly embraced the dark side of the Force and began undermining the Republic military’s war effort in hopes of gaining Count Dooku’s attention, to ultimately become his apprentice preceding the fall of the Republic.
During the Battle of Umbara, Krell temporarily replaced Anakin Skywalker as the commanding officer of the 501st Legion. When his soldiers discovered their general’s secret allegiance to Dooku, the clones mutinied against Krell’s command and moved to arrest him for treason. Despite killing multiple troopers while attempting to escape, the fallen Jedi was captured and imprisoned by his men. Although his subordinate, Clone Captain CT-7567, decided to execute him, it was ultimately Krell’s strongest supporter, trooper “Dogma,” on questioning Krell as to why he was performing these actions, who stole a blaster from Fives’ holster, and killed him for betraying the Republic.
With the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in 2015, and the introduction of new characters such as Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke amongst several others, there has been a lot of speculation as to what the backstories of these characters are.Continue reading “Is Mace Windu, Supreme Leader Snoke?”
The character of Bail Organa, as played by Jimmy Smits, recently confirmed that the character will be making a cameo in Rogue One.
Bail Organa first appeared in the Star Wars prequel trilogy during Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as well as making an appearance in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
The character has a significant role in the prequels as the senator for Alderaan, as well as being a friend to the Jedi Council, and also being one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance. At the end of Episode III. He also has close ties to Padme and Leia as he adopted Leia when Padme dies during childbirth.Continue reading “Bail Organa Set To Cameo In Rogue One!”