'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' preview: Ahsoka commands 'Front Runners'
Ahsoka takes command in the latest episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Part 2 of the Onderon arc.
She leads Lux, Steela, Saw and the other Onderon rebels as they infiltrate the capital of Iziz, where they are tasked with carrying out a series of strikes on various targets. As the Separatist-aligned king comes under increasing pressure to deal with the growing rebellion, the rebels choose a new leader.
"Front Runners" airs at 8:30 a.m. CT Oct. 13 on Cartoon Network. Here's some trivia about "Front Runners" from LucasFilm:
- As is evident in this episode, the design of Iziz draws heavily from ancient Rome. King Sanjay Rash's design heavily features Roman influences, included a headband that suggest gilded laurel leaves at his temples.
- The look of the Onderon rebels are very much inspired by the look of the commandos in Return of the Jedi.
- The droid watchtower seen in Iziz resembles a similar platform used by Rebel sentries on Yavin 4 in "Star Wars," except these are elevated by repulsorlift technology as opposed to mounted on a physical stalk.
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