The Bad Batch Story Reels //
Join Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, and writers Matt Michnovetz and Brent Friedman for a special discussion on the unfinished Bad Batch story arc. Moderated by host David Collins, they talk about the original idea for the story, bringing the Bad Batch to life, and much more!
In an unfinished four-episode arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an elite group of clones called the Bad Batch join forces with Rex and Anakin Skywalker. These episodes are now available on StarWars.com in story-reel form, and this concept art gallery offers a behind-the-scenes look at various designs created for the story.
Echo was a soldier in the Grand Army of the Republic, known for his strict adherence to orders and rules -- hence, his nickname, which was sarcastically gifted by his clone brothers. Still, Echo proved to be among the bravest clones, integral in the defense of Rishi Station and Tipoca City, and eventually achieved the rank of ARC trooper. Through tragic circumstances, however, he would become something more than a normal clone.
Skako Minor was a planet where the Techno Union -- Separatist supporters who claimed neutrality -- built their headquarters. The world was one of rocky caverns and craters covered in mist, inhabited by natives called Poletecs. During the Clone Wars, the Techno Union purchased and experimented with technology at their base, and the results were often gruesome. The organization purchased Echo, a clone soldier long thought dead, from the Separatists; they turned him into a living computer, a sad fate that was finally corrected by a daring rescue mission.
The foreman of the Techno Union, Wat Tambor was one of the original and most fervent Separatist leaders, pledging his loyalty and his battle droid armies to Count Dooku at a pivotal meeting on Geonosis. Later in the war, Tambor was appointed emir of Ryloth. His occupation was a cruel one, in which Tambor stripped the Twi'leks of whatever valuables he could find, then bombed their villages.
Clone Captain Rex served the Republic during the Clone Wars, often taking orders from Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. He viewed military service as an honor, and he always completed his mission. Fond of using two blaster pistols at the same time, Rex customized his armor with distinctive blue markings. His loyalty to the Republic and his Jedi Generals was absolute, but even this dedicated veteran soldier found himself plagued by doubts as the Clone Wars claimed more lives and brought ruin to more worlds.
Crystal Crisis on Utapau Story Reels //
The police inspector of Pau City, primary spaceport on Utapau, Inspector Jen June greets Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker upon their arrival on the planet while investigating the disappearance of Jedi Master Tu-Anh. She escorts the Jedi to the body of Master Tu-Anh and later reveals the presence of Amani on the planet.
Amani were a species with yellow-and-green colored skin, short legs and large hands connected to arms long enough to reach the ground. Amani often carry with them a staff on which is strung a number of skulls, presumably obtained first-hand. Found on Utapau, they are usually found on the plains or underground, but rarely venture into the cities.
While the Sugi may be small in stature they have a big reputation as the premier arms dealers in the galaxy. Many Sugi wear “power suits” with four giant insectoid legs that more than double their height and make them physically imposing. On Utapau, a group of Sugi, led by Endente, attempt to get back a giant kyber crystal in the possession of the separatists.
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