|The Great Heep|
- "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
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.
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.
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