|General Lok Durd consulting with Count Dooku in "Defenders of Peace"|
Republic forces in retreat! While rescuing
General Aayla Secura from certain defeat,
Anakin Skywalker has been seriously
injured. After a narrow escape, our heroes
crash-landed on the remote world of
Maridun. Stranded, and with no way to
contact the Republic, the Jedi receive
medical aid from the peaceful Lurmen
But even on this tiny planet, the
war threatens to follow the Jedi....
The foreshadowing that takes place in the last sentence has to do with Durd and his defoliator, a weapon capable of destroying organic life while leaving non-organics unharmed. Sounds like a perfect weapon for a droid army, right?
As it turns out, Anakin saves the peaceful Lurmen by erecting a shield around the village to deflect the test phase of the Defoliator. This forces Durd to send his troops forward and the jedi and clones then go outside to meet their foes. During the fight, a second wave of droids gets behind the shield and destroys the generators. Before the defoliator cannon can be used again, Anakin slices his way to Lok (through a contingent of droid protectors) and captures him through levitation.
|Anakin levitating Lok Durd at the end of the episode.|
But second, Lok Durd was also voiced by famous actor George Takei who I think is just awesome! I wish I knew how to embed soundbites into blogger, but if you want to hear him talk from the episode, follow this LINK (it's only 13 seconds long).