In Review: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (S1 – EP16) Kamino Lost

As Tipoca City falls, the Bad Batch must figure out a way to survive - and reckon with the choices of their former squadmate and brother.
Kamino Lost

Synopsis: In Kamino Lost. As Tipoca City falls, the Bad Batch must figure out a way to survive – and reckon with the choices of their former squadmate and brother.

 

The Story

Picking up just moments from where last week left off. Vice Admiral Rampart has ordered the destruction of Tipoca City and he obviously hopes that this action will take out the bad batch. Thankfully, this isn’t the case as Omega’s knowledge of the base along with help from her droid AZI-3 proves to be a real asset. Much like last week. Much of the character development is focused on Crosshair and his decision to side with the Empire. Which is something that comes up throughout the Batch’s eventual escape from the city. 

 

Voice Acting

Like last week. The bulk of the voice work is taken on by Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang, and Ben Diskin as AZI-3 who proves to be an unsung hero of this episode. We get some fantastic moments between Omega and Crosshair and I really enjoyed how Tech summed Crosshair up when revealing that he had him all figured out. Overall. All three of these actors do some brilliant work in this episode.

 

Overall

This was a fairly good finale to end the first season one. But like many people. I think it would have been a lot better had they shown last week’s and this week’s episode as a feature-length film as opposed to splitting it up. It would have had a bigger impact that way. The voice actors have been brilliant throughout this series and there have only been one or two episodes that I haven’t been too keen on.

I really enjoyed how much of the story focused on Crosshairs choice to side with the Empire, but I can’t help but be a little disappointed that he chose to remain with the Empire by the close of the episode. Especially given that I think it would have been more fun to have had Crosshair become more of a bounty Hunter. But I suppose there is still time for the story to take things in that direction. Indeed, this series is so young that there are all sorts of possibilities for it.

Kamino Lost is a brilliant example of Star Wars Storytelling. should be really proud of what he has achieved with this series. I really enjoyed how our heroes were presented with problem after problem throughout this finale. It felt very much like the cliffhanger serials that inspired George Lucas to create Star Wars. For example, the monster trying to bite through the flimsy tube that the Batch was navigating. It all felt very much like the old 1930s and 1940s Flash Gordon serials.

10
Star Wars: The Bad Batch (S1 - EP16) Kamino Lost
  • Story
    9.8
  • Voice Acting
    10
  • Animation
    10
  • Incidental Music
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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