Lair of Grievous

April 3, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 10

“Most powerful is he who controls his own power.”


Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his former Padawan, the Mon Calamari Jedi Nahdar Vebb, track escaped prisoner Nute Gunray to a remote world. Following Nute into a mysterious den filled with strange creatures, weapons, and war-time artifacts, the Jedi discover it is the trap-laden lair of General Grievous!

Learning that Count Dooku has led the Jedi there in order to punish Grievous for his recent failures, the General is determined to prove his abilities and destroy the Jedi. Kit and Nahdar, along with a contingent of clones, must now fight their way past Grievous and his caretaker droid A-4D to avoid being caught in General’s evil clutches forever.

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Concept Art and Trivia


Early concept designs of Kit Fisto by Plunkett

“Kit’s look changes from film to film so we blended all of them together. The design leans towards Episode III while the color is more Episode II.” – Plunkett


Early concepts of the roggwart by Takeuchi


Early concepts of the precyborg Grievous by Plunkett

“We didn’t decide straight away that the configuration of his previous physical self was going to be a one-to-one match, so we messed around with different approaches. Was he a gorilla, some sort of dinosaur, or even a cockroach?” – Plunkett


Early concepts of the Grievous statutes by Plunkett

According to the script, the captured lightsaber that Kit Fisto examines within the lair once belonged to Jedi Master Neebo; she went missing while defending refuges on the moons of Sanjin.

As an indicator of his youth, Vebb has only a single barble on his chin, as opposed to the numerous ones Admiral Ackbar has.


Vebb is shown using the Force when simpler solutions exists; first with parting the fog bank, and also spinning Nute Gunray’s chair.

The buzzing, sputtering noise that accompanies the MagnaGuards appears to at least partially emanate from the droids themselves, and not just their electrostaffs.

The holocams in Grievous’ lair are the same model that Jabba the Hutt employs in his palace in Return of the Jedi.

Dave Acord’s vocal performance as A-4D is patterned after the distinctive speaking style of actor/comedian/Hollywood Squares-fixture, the late Paul Lynde