Before The Clone Wars and the prequels, there was Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO. We dive into the vintage animated series on this episode.
Although many Star Wars fans are familiar with Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars and Dave Filoni’s The Clone Wars, many may not know that they were not the first Star Wars animated television series. Indeed, the first two animated series debuted in the 80s on Saturday mornings. One series focused on the Ewoks, and the other featured R2-D2 and C-3PO in a series appropriately titled Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO. On this episode of Podcast Stardust, we look back at the vintage animated Star Wars series that is now available on Disney+. Did it work for us? Did it work for you? Join us and we break down the history, influence, and peculiarities that make Droids a unique Star Wars series.
On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:
- The history of Droids,
- The restrictions that Droids faced as a Saturday morning cartoon,
- How Droids influenced the Star Wars that followed,
- C-3PO’s enhanced range of motion in this series,
- The style of animation,
- The quality of the stories, and more.
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Don’t forget to check out our most recent discussion of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters in episode 278.
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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from Resistance, Rebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.