Dooku Captured

April 4, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 11

“The winding path to peace is always a worthy one, regardless of how many turns it takes.”


During their own attempt to kidnap Count Dooku, Anakin and Obi-Wan discover that the Sith Lord has already been captured by pirates. Hondo Ohnaka and his gang of pirates hold Dooku captive in their den on Florrum, and hold him for ransom. It’s up to Anakin and Obi-Wan to see if the offer is too good to be true.

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Concept Art and Trivia


Gundark concept art by Plunkett

Kenobi’s discomfort and inexperience with space travel is evident as he doesn’t recognize the capabilities of a Neimoidian shuttle.

In the original script, the ship that Anakin and Obi-Wan discover in the hangar bay was a Sabaoth starfighter, a vessel from the 2002 Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter videogame.

A Jawa at the Weequay marketplace fails to get out a complete “Utinni!” before getting kicked in the ribs.


Originally, there were going to be two Kowakian monkey lizards as part of the pirate group — twin brothers Pikk and Pilf Mukmuk, but their role was consolidated into Pilf’s. Pilf “pilfers” the lightsabers from Dooku off-camera.

The sound and rotation of the Weequay pirate ship is very evocative of old style 1950s ideas of UFOs, like those seen in Earth Versus the Flying Saucers. Retro-saucer ships have been part of the prequel concept art since Episode I — either as Trade Federation craft or most recently as Alderaanian vessels — but have not made it to the screen until now.