Thursday, December 22, 2011

50 in 50: The Phantom Menace 3D Character Countdown: Day 50: TC-14

Welcome to our celebration of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D's theatrical release on February 12th, 2012.  In anticipation of Star Wars return to the theaters, we will be taking a look at a different character each day leading up to the Thursday before the release.  50 characters in 50 days.  If your favorite character is omitted, tough cookies, this list is my own and opinions are my own.  Some characters are included merely to suit my whims.

DAY 50: TC-14

This silver C-3PO doppelganger is actually a lady droid.  Not just any lady droid, but one that will serve you tea while you are being assassinated with poison gas and your ride is getting blown to bits.  This is one cold-hearted droid.  I would go so far to say that she is a Femme-bot Fatale; but at least she is polite. Databank entry on TC-14:

This silver TC-series protocol droid served Nute Gunray and the Neimoidians during their blockade of Naboo. Frequent memory wipes kept the droid strongly loyal to the Trade Federation. It was TC-14, with her feminine personality, which greeted Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi when they attempted to negotiate a settlement with Gunray. TC-14 was sent to detain the Jedi Knights until the Neimoidians could eliminate them.

The Wookieepedia Entry on TC-14 reveals that while TC was spared in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's droid slagging party, but the unlucky droid was later aboard the Droid Control Ship that Anakin decided to make go boom.  It is also interesting to learn that the droid was played by John Fensom on set but voiced by actress Lindsay Duncan in the finished film. 

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