'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 Episode 3 features brilliant visuals and a 'War of the Worlds'-style droid
Contains spoilers for 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 Episode 3 - 'On the Wings of Keeradaks'
The final season of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is slowly ambling forward, one action-packed adventure at a time. Episode 3 'On the Wings of Keeradaks' was essentially an extension of the last episode's story with Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), Rex (Dee Bradley Baker), and the Bad Batch helping Echo (also Dee Bradley Baker) escape from his captors, the Techno Union.
Unlike most episodes of the show, 'On the Wings of Keeradaks' was less plot-heavy and more focused on the action and sheer visual brilliance. That might not make for a great story but boy, were those visuals amazing.
The episode showcased some really cool droid designs, including slightly modified versions of the Techno Union's Octuptarra tri-droids that would do HG Wells proud. These three-legged weapons of mass destruction look quite a bit like the tripods from Wells' classic sci-fi story 'War of the Worlds'.
Octuptarra tri-droids were originally created for 'Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith' and was first identified by name in the reference book 'Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know' which was released on September 4, 2015. Multiple variant designs of these tripod droids were used in 'Revenge of the Sith'.
Besides the tri-droids, there were also some interesting droid designs used for the Techno Union's army. The first time we saw these flying droids, officially called D-wing air support droids, was in Season 7 Episode 2 'A Distant Echo' but Episode 3 is where we first see them in flight and their dragonfly-style look is a treat for the eyes. Sure they may be cruel profiteering psychopaths, but the Techno Union sure has an eye for aesthetic brilliance.
New episodes of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 7 drop every Friday exclusively on Disney+.