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Oakie Dokes was a member of the Swokes Swokes species[1] 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[2] in 22 BBY,[3] Dokes was among the passersby who crowded around the wreckage of the airspeeder.[2]

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.[2]

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"[2]

Oakie Dokes first appeared in the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[2] Dokes was portrayed by a male extra,[4] with the both scenes filmed in Fox Studios, Sydney.[5] The nightclub interior scene was filmed on Stage 3 on July 17, 2000.[6] On set, director George Lucas joked that Dokes was the on-screen date for actor Anthony Daniels,[4] who was playing club patron Dannl Faytonni in the scene.[7] 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.[1]

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.[8] The character was named for Sue Oakes,[1] as was the entire Swokes Swokes species.[9] Oakes was the wife of Nick Dudman, the Live Action Creature Effects Supervisor on Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.[1]



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