Clone Wars: These are the droids you’re looking for

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television

This Saturday marks the beginning of a new story arc on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. R2-D2 is part of a team of Republic droids chosen for an important mission led by the diminutive Colonel Gascon (voiced by Stephen Stanton) to obtain an encryption module from a Separatist dreadnought. The droids must overcome numerous challenging obstacles to succeed in this crucial assignment in “Secret Weapons,” airing this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

Some interesting things to look for in this episode, according to Lucasfilm:

  • A blue opening logo in tribute to R2-D2, replacing the traditional yellow.
  • Clone Commander Nevo, a trooper first seen on planet Saleucami in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
  • QT-KT, a character inspired by R2-KT, the pink astromech droid created by Star Wars fans in tribute to Katie Johnson, daughter of Albin Johnson, founder of the 501st Legion. The droid, who is now dedicated to the memory of the late Katie, makes appearances at children’s hospitals. Though R2-KT previously appeared in The Clone Wars movie, Qutee is a separate droid to avoid having two droids named “Artoo” on the same mission.


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