The Great Heep

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The Great Heep
Attribution information

Clive A. Smith


Ben Burtt

Music by
Production information

June 7, 1986



Chronological information

Rise of the Empire era


15 BBY[2]

Preceded by

Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO

"That was my favorite episode. Ben [Burt] has a particular affection for me as C-3PO and has a natural empathy toward R2-D2."
Anthony Daniels[src]

The Great Heep is a one-hour animated television movie that serves as a prequel to the Mungo Baobab cycle of episodes of Star Wars: Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO. Written by Ben Burtt and directed by Clive A. Smith, the special originally aired on ABC on June 7, 1986.

Plot summaryEdit

When Mungo Baobab discovers a valuable fuel source on the distant planet of Biitu, the Galactic Empire dispatches a gigantic evil droid called the "Great Heep" to capture Mungo and take control of the planet. Arriving on Biitu to meet their new master, R2-D2 and C-3PO are shocked to find that the Great Heep has turned the planet into a wasteland and has handed Mungo over to the agents of the Empire. With the aid of a small boy named Fidge and his pet, Chubb, the Droids devise a daring scheme to free Mungo, defeat the forces of the Empire and liberate Biitu from the Great Heep—forever.


The Great Heep was originally set for release on December 13, 1985, but was rescheduled for June 7, 1986. It received the lowest ratings for that week, as well as the lowest ratings of a TV special for that season.[3]



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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Miller, Bob. "Saturday Morning 'Star Wars,'" Starlog Yearbook, Vol. 3
  2. SWInsider "A State of Nelvana"—Star Wars Insider 73
  3. Miller, Bob. "TV Episode Guide: Ewoks & Droids," Starlog Yearbook, Vol. 3

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