Landing at Point Rain

April 22, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 5

“Believe in yourself or no one else will.”


Anakin, Obi-wan, and Ki-Adi-Mundi lead an invasion to stop Poggle the Lesser and the Geonosians from rebuilding their droid army. Things go terribly awry when Geonosian forces shoot down the Republic ships, which crash off-course. Under mounting pressure to accomplish their mission, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ki-Adi-Mundi each have their own set of challenges to overcome — hordes of enemy troops, deadly traps, unforgiving terrain, and a massive energy shield.

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Concept Art and Trivia

The sounds used to build the noises made by Geonosians include penguin mating calls and fruit bats arguing.


Concept art of the Geonosians


Concept deco for the Y-wing bombers used in the Geonosian attack

Early in the episode, Anakin and Ahsoka are said to have arrived from an engagement near Dorin. According to the expanded universe, this is the homeworld of the Kel Dor, Plo Koon’s species.

Ki-Adi-Mundi’s gunship has a skull-faced clone trooper helmet painted on it, with the phrase “SEPARATIST NIGHTMARE” written on it in Aurebesh.


Obi-Wan Kenobi’s gunship has a painted illustration of a nexu creature on it, with the phrase “BAD KITTY” written on it in Aurebesh. “Bad Kitty” was the ILM animation crew’s nickname of the nexu during the making of Episode II.

The long traveling shot as Anakin and his troops charge the final Geonosian front is a nod to a similar shot in The Longest Day (1962).