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34. Zillo beast on the loose on Coruscant
"Episode Summary: Desperate to turn the tide of a fierce battle on Malastare and win a strategic alliance with the Dugs, Chancellor Palpatine orders the Jedi to drop the Republic’s newest super-weapon, an untested electro proton bomb. Unfortunately, the bomb’s blast awakens an ancient and fearsome Zillo Beast, a monster of legendary size and ferocity. Now the Jedi must contain this deadly creature despite the interference of the bloodthirsty Dugs, who have their own agenda. Per Palpatine’s order, Republic forces transport a fearsome Zillo Beast back to Coruscant for scientific study. Eager to extract the beast’s secrets for military gain, Palpatine orders his lead scientist to examine, and subsequently, kill the monster. Filled with pain and anger, the Zillo Beast escapes from the lab and begins devastating the city. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Palpatine find themselves pursued by the beast while the Jedi fight to contain it. In a climactic showdown, the Jedi are faced with having to save the lives of millions of innocents on Coruscant by destroying the Zillo Beast, the last of its kind."
The Moment: This wild beast from Malastare does major damage throughout the Republic’s capital city of Coruscant, but is later detained, used as an experiment piece by Chancellor Palpatine
Why It’s Memorable: GODZILLA. This is the Star Wars version of the famous beast that ran rampant in Japan in several movies dating back many years. It’s even in the name of the wild animal “zillo” ( God “zilla”) there you go, you are welcome.
This two-episode arc was a lot of fun, while it also exposed Palpatine for the menace that he would reveal to the galaxy later on.
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