Oakie Dokes was a member of the Swokes Swokes species who had pale skin and red eyes. When the bounty hunter Zam Wesell crashed her Koro-2 all-environment Exodrive airspeeder into one of the streets of the Uscru Entertainment District on the planet Coruscant in 22 BBY, Dokes was among the passersby who crowded around the wreckage of the airspeeder.
Wesell managed to escape from the vessel, and fled into the nearby Outlander Club, which Dokes also entered. When the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi entered the club in search of Wesell, Dokes was stood near the bar speaking to a human. While on Coruscant, Dokes wore a black dress with a large red collar.
Behind the scenes
- "We've got a really good date for you. We've fixed you up."
- ―George Lucas jokingly introduces Anthony Daniels to his "date"
Oakie Dokes first appeared in the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Dokes was portrayed by a male extra, with the both scenes filmed in Fox Studios, Sydney. The nightclub interior scene was filmed on Stage 3 on July 17, 2000. On set, director George Lucas joked that Dokes was the on-screen date for actor Anthony Daniels, who was playing club patron Dannl Faytonni in the scene. In the new Star Wars canon, Dokes was first identified in the 2020 reference book Star Wars: Book of Lists, which was written by Cole Horton.
The name originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it was first used in 2003 in an image caption as part of the Image Attack feature on StarWars.com. The character was named for Sue Oakes, as was the entire Swokes Swokes species. Oakes was the wife of Nick Dudman, the Live Action Creature Effects Supervisor on Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Book of Lists (First identified as Oakie Dokes)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Book of Lists
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, which includes Dokes's appearance, to 22 BBY.
- Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones
- Creating the Worlds of Star Wars: 365 Days
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: The Making of Episode I The Phantom Menace