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'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' preview: R2-D2 in the void

The droid story arc continues Dec. 8 when "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" drops the D-squad on a desolate planet.

R2-D2, QT-KT, U9-C4, M5-BZ and WAC-47 all return in "A Sunny Day in the Void," airing at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 8 on Cartoon Network. R2, Colonel Meebur Gascon and the other droids crash land on the bizarre planet after a comet damages their shuttle. The D-Squad must make their way across a bewildering expanse of emptiness to carry out their mission.

"The Clone Wars" supervising director Dave Filoni talks about why they decided to create the droids arc in the video for last week's "Secret Weapons" at the bottom of this post after a second preview of "A Sunny Day in the Void."

"Droids have always been an important part of the ‘Star Wars' universe," Filoni says. "What makes this unique is we have so many of them together at one time and they're really not going to get much help."

This weekend's episode is the last before the holidays. "The Clone Wars" will return with new episodes starting Jan. 5.

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"Secret Weapons"
"A Necessary Bond"
"Bound For Glory"
"A Test of Strength"
"The Gathering"
"Tipping Points"
"The Soft War"
"The Front Runners"
"A War on Two Fronts"
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