Star Wars Ahmed Best Borrows Key Lines From Clone Wars In Jedi Temple Challenge

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July 31, 2020  12:14 PM

 

 

It looks like some key dialogue from Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series was used in Lucasfilm’s new children’s game show, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.

In one of the episodes of the Disney+ game show series, Master Kelleran Beq ( played by Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best) decides to quote The Clone Wars when he addresses the young Jedi Knights after they conquer the Temple (via ComicBook.com).

“By the right of the Council, by the will of the Force, you are now Jedi Knights,” Beq tells the winning players when they pass the trials of the game.

It isn’t that difficult for Star Wars fans to recognize Beq’s declaration as one borrowed from Master Yoda’s Jedi ceremony with Anakin Skywalker nearing the end of The Clone Wars. Of course, Beq would use the same lines for Jedi Temple Challenge – he is, after all, welcoming the young padawan’s into the Jedi Order.

 

 

Beq is the second character that Ahmed Best has played in the Star Wars franchise. Though it isn’t a character in a movie or in a live-action series, the prequel star is glad that he was given the opportunity to return to the galaxy far, far away.

“I never thought that I would be asked back, to be honest,” Best said in an interview with StarWars.com, “I was very pleasantly surprised. What really made me say yes was the fact that this was breaking new ground in the Star Wars universe. I think what’s the most important about the representation of someone like Kelleran Beq as far as being a person of color and the leader of this Temple — kind of like the Dean of Jedi — is it breaks down what’s possible. It breaks down what you can do, and creates just a brand new world of possibilities out there.”

Of course, we’re glad to see Best make a return to the galaxy far, far away. We wonder whether this will lead to a movie or television role someday. Let’s wait and see.

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge is available for streaming on Disney+.

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