Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 1 Episode 14

Defenders of Peace

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Jan 23, 2009 on Cartoon Network
8.8
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While Anakin still recovers in the Lurmen village, seperatist forces arrive to test a new prototype weapon on the defenseless Lurmen people.
The Jedi and their clones must defend their peaceful hosts, who refuse to take up arms themselves.

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  • As Anakin, Aayla, and co. wait for rescue, the situation becomes more complicated when the Separatists arrive to test a devastating weapon. The stakes go up when they choose the peaceful tribe as test subjects.moreless

    8.0
    A solid episode all around, perhaps because it was a bit more action-oriented than last week. Here we have all kinds of things to elevate it back up. Anakin back on his feet kicking behind, Aayla and Bly back with more to do for them as well as getting a glance at Aayla's visually pleasing flourishing lightsaber style, and none other than George Takei as over-the-top in the best way Separatist villain Lok Durd. Gotta love a guy who's that into himself and doesn't seem to have any redeeming qualities at all. I'd say only Dr. Vindi from the virus two-parter (and possibly Grievious) top Durd for pure, moustache-twirling villainy.



    Like I said before, the action here is wonderful, with that exciting night raid on the Separatist camp, the climactic battle for the village, even the weapons test with the droids unharmed and Bly nearly getting caught in it was great to see. And as bad as Aayla's accent can be at times, those Lurmen easily top it. I wanted them to solve their little debate just to hear them not talk anymore. In any case, a well done episode that still managed to bring up questions for both sides of the war argument, of when one can only do nothing for so long, yet how far is one willing to go to achieve their goals, even in war?moreless
  • An exciting episode with a great guest star.

    9.0
    I thought this was a very exciting episode, strengthened by an interesting antagonist voiced by the sci-fi legend George Takei. It was so cool to have him make a contribution to the show. I hope his appearance opens the door for even more special guest stars. Takei provided a strong, confident voice to the weapon developing general. One of the better visuals in the episode was Ahsoka swinging down from a tree to rescue a fallen clone trooper from an approaching firestorm. Her skills are certainly improving. The concluding battle scene was intense. Not only did it feature extended action of Anakin and Ahsoka defending the small village, but writers even managed to work in some battle droid humor. I can't get enough of that.moreless
  • Take, what was in the last episode and multiply with X...

    10
    There is nothing really to add to the review from the last episode... the action is great, the camera angles are cool, Aayla is bad2da bone, the music is right on spot! Actually there is everything I loved from the Original Trilogy: Storytelling in the midst od action, cool battle strategics... great fighting... specially Aaylas moves are awesome... so sad she died in Revenge!

    Suspencfull and entertaining conclusion to this story arc... after seeing the trailer for the next weeks episode, it seems, this show is going up up and away :D



    Great fun and possibly the best episode so far!moreless
George Takei

George Takei

General Lok Durd

Guest Star

Alec Medlock

Alec Medlock

Wag Too

Recurring Role

George Coe

George Coe

Tee Watt Kaa

Recurring Role

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Aayla Secura

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The Aqualish technician's name is Pune Zignat.

    • Goof:
      When the Seperatists first land, their ship is within eyesight of the Lurmen village; it is not a long walk. Yet the next day, it takes the Droid Army a whole night to reach the Lurmens while on the march.

    • In this episode, Aalya Secura saves Commander Bly's life. However, in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Bly kills Secura when Order 66 goes into effect.

    • Newsreel:
      Republic forces in retreat! While rescuing General Aayla Secura from certain defeat, Anakin Skywalker has been seriously injured. After a narrow escape, our heroes crash-landed on the remote world of Maridun. Stranded, and with no way to contact the Republic, the Jedi receive medical aid from the peaceful Lurmen colonists. But even on this tiny planet, the war threatens to follow the Jedi...

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "When surrounded by war, one must eventually choose a side."

    • The Separatist shield generators have Aurebesh stenciled on them that reads "CAUTION."

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ahsoka Tano: I hope you're feeling better, master, 'cause look what we found.
      Anakin Skywalker: I'm getting strong all the time, Snips. (Looks through binoculars and sees a Separatist ship surrounded by droid guards) But I'm not sure about if I'm ready for that...

    • Anakin Skywalker: (To Ahsoka, about the Lurmen) There's a difference between pulling innocents into a war, and leaving them to extinction.

    • General Lok Durd: Help! I'll be defoliated!

    • Anakin Skywalker: (To Tee Watt Kaa) This battle is inevitable. You can stand by your beliefs, but let us stand by ours.

    • Aayla Secura: (To Ahsoka, about the Lurmen) Don't underestimate their resolve. A strong belief can be more powerful than any army.

    • General Lok Durd: (To the Lurmen) You are now under the protection of the Separatist Alliance. I congratulate you on your good fortune.

    • Battle Droid: (Observing a Battle) Five... four... three... two... one... zero. Sir, first squadron has been destroyed.

  • NOTES (1)

    • George Takei lending his voice as General Lok Durd marks the first time that anyone from the Star Trek series has had a role in Star Wars. However, the Star Wars video games have shared supporting "Trek" players in the past.

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