Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nute Gunray from Star Wars (Silas Carson)

Nute Gunray
Star Wars Episode I


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Silas Carson plays Nute Gunray (and Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundiin) all three of the Star Wars Prequels.

Nute Gunray was a Neimoidian from the planet Neimoidia. Following a stint as Minister for the Trade Federation, he rose in power after the Stark Hyperspace War in 44 BBY, eventually becoming Viceroy of the Trade Federation. In 32 BBY, Gunray participated in the occupation of Naboo to settle a trade dispute that began in the Galactic Senate. With the help of Darth Sidious, Gunray invaded the planet to end the trade dispute and secured all facilities in the capital of Theed. He attempted to force the incumbent Queen of Naboo Padmé Amidala to sign a treaty to make the invasion of his legal, however she denied and the Siege of Naboo continued. The Trade Federtion soon surrendered to Naboo forces following the Second Battle of Theed. Gunray was taken to the Galactic Republic captial on Coruscant to be charged with acts of war.

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