Captivating Cover: The White Witch – A Droid Adventure

I have to say it: I’m Droids obsessed. My interest in this most ignored bit of Star Wars entertainment began way back in 1985. At the time, my interest in Star Wars toys was waning, replaced by the surging GI Joe: A Real American Hero line. In my mind, Snake Eyes and Cobra Commander were replacing Luke and Darth as go-to action figures. However, the fall of ’85 brought Star Wars to TV, and I was ready to check it out. Before the show premiered, I had found the figures at Sam’s Bargain Town, a local department store. Being back-to-school time, I was able to convince my parents to let me get a toy. I was able to snag C-3PO, Thall Joben and Jord Dusat. For a time, the show and figures rekindled the Star Wars vibe for me. I still find it a fun, if weird, sideline in the saga.

The first episode of the show shared the title with this book, and was the first in the premiere story arc of the series. To me, it definitely had a Star Wars feel, with speeders, a desert planet, and strange aliens. And you gotta love the hairstyles of our protagonists. Very 80s post-modern.

2 thoughts on “Captivating Cover: The White Witch – A Droid Adventure

  1. Though I didn’t follow it much at the time, the post-“ROTJ” era of Star Wars is interesting and kinda fun. The focus was definitely on a younger audience, and I don’t think that was a bad decision. Some of the vehicles of the “Droids” cartoon are fascinating in an EU kinda way, but even before the Disney sale, was any of it ever canon?


    1. Jester

      One interesting element of the Droids and Ewoks cartoons is that the animators from Nelvana, the Canadian studio that produced both shows, deliberately patterned much of the design-work after the visual style of French comic book artist Jean Giraud AKA “Moebius.” They also got halfway into production of a Doctor Who animated series with the same aesthetic, before the Beeb apparently pulled the plug on the project:


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