Droids

Season 1 Episode 12

Across the Roon Sea

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Nov 23, 1985 on ABC
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Across the Roon Sea
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Mungo Baobab has just about given up hope on finding Roon stones and together with the droids are about to return to Manda (Baobab's home planet). Fearing Auren Yomwill not even say goodbye, Baobab is disheartened while the droids pick up the hunch that he has strong feelings for her. Oran however, and her father, finally arrive to see them off and Oran gives Baobab a farewell present - a rune stone. Upon seeing this, Baobab becomes determined to find out where it came from which leads the group into a haunted space craft (or so Artoo believes) where they meet the old hermit Olgun.

Olgun recognizes the colors Mungo wears to be that of the Baobab clan and to Mungo's surprise Olgun turns out to be his great uncle. Olgun tells them that he was marooned on Roon (bit of poetry there for you) years ago and has since searched for roon stones, coming up with six bags full. He gives this treasure to Mungo along with a survival kit before passing on. Mungo becomes determined to follow in his uncle's footsteps by finding the source of the Rune stones but little does he know that Admiral Screed and General Koong have been watching their every move and with the assistance of Koong's henchman Gaff, they capture Mungo, Oran and Threepio while Artoo manages to escape. Taken aboard a slave ship, our heroes find themselves chained and ordered to help steer while the Roon stones are placed elsewhere on board by Gaff. Furthermore, Threepio has to put up with an annoying stand-up comedian droid named Winde. It's up to R2-D2 to save the day and rescue our friends!moreless

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