The Soft War

June 20, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#91 Season 5 Episode 4

“Struggles often begin and end with the truth.”


After a rebel attempt to rescue Onderon’s true king, Ramsis Dendup, an unexpected ally steps forward to halt Dendup’s execution and aid the rebel cause.

The Soft War Commentary, Preview, Bonus clip and Episode Guide.

Original Airdate: 20 October 2012

Writer: Chris Collins

Director: Kyle Dunlevy

Concept Art and Trivia

Gregg Berger joins the cast of The Clone Wars as General Kalani. He is a veteran voice actor known for his work on Transformers (as Grimlock), G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero (as Spirit), Duckman (as Cornfed), and perhaps most famously, as Odie on Garfield.

David Kaye plays General Tandin. He’s known as the voice of Clank in the Ratchet & Clank videogames, the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers: Animated, and Megatron in Beast Wars: Transformers.


General Kalani is the first super tactical droid seen in the series. A more robust version of the spindly tactical droid introduced in Season One, several tactical droid designs will appear throughout Season Five. Concept art by Randy Bantog.


King Rash’s astromech droid, R9-D9, was at one point slated to have a unique texture with royal designs, but in the final episode, it ended up identical to the yellow R4-M1 seen in “R2 Come Home.” Illustration by Chris Glenn.