Lucasfilm has been kind enough to offer us this exclusive clip of next weeks episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, featuring fan favorite Quinlan Vos.
Tonight’s episode, 3.8, is a prequel to the season 1 finale, next week, featuring Quinlan, is a sequel. I gather that Obi-Wan and Quinlan are on the hunt for Ziro the Hutt after Cad Bane breaks him out. Also, a big tip off is that the name of the episode is The Hunt For Ziro.
To my knowledge, this is also the first time we’ve seen Anakin’s original owner, Gardulla the Hutt in action.
Analyzing the scene further, the background has a lot of cool stuff to see, including Gammoreans and humanoid female dancers with Hutt headdresses. The extras on the show are getting filled out more and more to the point where it feels like we’re in Star Wars more and more. The ambience by music and lighting is getting better and better and this clip is a sterling example.
UPDATE: Some have pointed out that Gardulla the Hutt was killed in the EU. 8 years ago. In a video game no one has ever heard of. (Bounty Hunter. See? You’d never heard of it either.) It looks like a cool game, but seriously? For one, Expanded Universe continuity wonks should get used to the fact that George Lucas is the one person completely willing and allowed to stomp all over the fan-fiction desert of the EU. For two, you really took something that happened in a video game so seriously that you’re holding it sacred? Things happen in video games all the time that have no bearing on the reality of a series. Did it become canon that Luke Skywalker had to fight the Jawenko monster in the belly of the sandcrawler because that’s what happened in Super Star Wars?
No. Please, don’t take it so seriously. This clip is great and I’m glad at the opportunity to learn more about Anakin’s original owner on Clone Wars. It will be interesting to see if Anakin actually interacts with Gardulla.
In any case, enjoy the clip: