- "We have nothing to do with the Separatists. Nute Gunray is an extremist. His views do not reflect those of the Trade Federation."
- ―Lott Dod
Lott Dod represented the Trade Federation in the Galactic Senate during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic. During the Federation's occupation of Naboo, Dod used his position to object to Naboo's claims about the Federation, and attempted to force a delay in any action on the Senate's part.
Over ten years later, during the Clone Wars, the Federation and its leader, Viceroy Nute Gunray, were allied with the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Dod again used his position in the Senate in an attempt to claim that the Federation as a whole was not a member of the Separatists, and that Gunray was an extermist who did not represent the Federation. Dod also conspired with Senator Rush Clovis and Separatist Council member Poggle the Lesser to build a droid factory on Poggle's homeworld of Geonosis.
Personality and traitsEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Lott Dod first appeared in the novelization of the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks, and then in the film itself. He was played by Silas Carson and voiced by Toby Longworth in the film. Dod later appeared in the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he was voiced by Gideon Emery.
Lott Dod was named after then-GOP Senate leader in 1997 Trent Lott, in an attempt to directly connect the Trade Federation's characterization and motives with that of the Republican Revolution that occurred in 1994. Originally, for his appearance, Dod and the Neimoidians were designed as organic versions of the Federation's B1 battle droids to suggest that the Neimoidians had modeled the battle droids after their own image. For this to work, the Neimoidians would have had to been produced by computer-generated imagery. During production, Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Art Department opted to use animatronic masks to bring the Neimoidians to life. Consequently, the Neimoidians' appearances changed dramatically and Dod's senatorial miter, which first appeared in rough sketches of the Neimoidian, later took the shape of fellow Separatist Rune Haako.
In the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, a Neimoidian wearing clothing similar to that of Dod appears alongside Nute Gunray on Geonosis, spawning a debate as to who the Neimoidian was. The end credits for the film identify the Neimoidian as Lott Dod (as portrayed by Alan Ruscoe), but the Neimoidian does not resemble Dod. The 2016 reference book Star Wars: Complete Locations identify that Neimoidian as Dod.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
- Queen's Shadow
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sphere of Influence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Rise of Clovis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
- Poe Dameron 20: Legend Found, Part I (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Poe Dameron 20: Legend Found, Part I
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
- ↑ Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Lott Dod (★) (link))
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization
- ↑ How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars: Complete Locations