The Clone Wars: Episodes 117 & 118: Blue Shadow Virus/The 1000 Moons Discussion Threads

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  1. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 119 OR LATER IN THIS THREAD.

    Use the General Discussion (Spoilers Allowed) thread for any discussion beyond Episode 118


    UNTIL EPISODE 118 AIRS FRIDAY NIGHT, PLEASE KEEP ALL EPISODE 118 DISCUSSION IN THE GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD ONLY


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    "Fear is a disease; hope is its only cure."

    Synopsis: Padmé and Jar Jar are captured while searching for a secret Separatist bio-weapons lab, sparking Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka to try and save their friends and halt the release of a deadly virus.

    Director: Giancarlo Volpe
    Writer: Craig Titley
    Key Characters: Padmé Amidala; Jar Jar Binks; Anakin Skywalker; Ahsoka Tano; Obi-Wan Kenobi; Dr. Nuvo Vindi
    Key Locales: Naboo


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  2. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    I've black highlighted some spoilers for Episode 118.


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    A Deadly Virus Unleashed in The Clone Wars

    The heroes of the Republic must deal with an altogether different kind of enemy when they face an evil and diabolical mad scientist in "Blue Shadow Virus" and "Mystery of A Thousand Moons," a special double feature of the hit animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiering as an all-new, two-part episode on 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, February 13, on Cartoon Network.

    In "Blue Shadow Virus," Padmé Amidala is captured while searching for a secret Separatist bio-weapons lab run by Dr. Nuvo Vindi (portrayed by science-fiction icon Michael York), a scientist as cold and calculating as he is evil. While they manage to find the mad doctor and uncover his scheme, they are too late to prevent the release of his deadly concoction -- leaving Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi just 48 hours to find the elusive antidote in "Mystery of a Thousand Moons."

    Known for his role in 1975's Logan's Run, York brings a sense of manic enthusiasm and righteous fervor to the role of Dr. Vindi.

    Vindi's plan for galactic cleansing provides an unusual mission for the heroes of the Clone Wars, pitting them against an unseen threat that cannot necessarily be conquered through direct aggression. According "Blue Shadow Virus" director Giancarlo Volpe, this provides an opportunity to see how the characters respond to a new kind of pressure.

    "This episode is really about refortifying the Anakin-Padmé dynamic," Volpe says. "She is his universe and so he'll compromise the mission to make sure her safety comes first. It's not what a Jedi is supposed to do, but that's Anakin."

    Anakin and Obi-Wan rush to search for a cure for the virus in "Mystery of a Thousand Moons," according to director Jesse Yeh. Their quest serves as a perfect vehicle to spotlight the relationship between the two Jedi, emphasizing their differences as well as their respect for one another.

    "Obi-Wan and Anakin do things so differently, yet they rely on each other so much that they would trust each other with their own lives," Yeh says. "Obi-Wan is more than just a mentor trying to teach Anakin the path of a Jedi Master. When needed, he can also be an understanding friend of Anakin and stand by his decisions as well -- even if sometimes those decisions could mean a violation of the Jedi teachings.

    "At the same time, Anakin tries to prohibit his own impulsive thoughts and emotions from taking over, and he is willing to do so totally out of the respect and trust he has for Obi-Wan -- even when the life of his true love is at stake at the time."



    PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 119 OR LATER IN THIS THREAD.

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  3. Super_Battle_Droid Force Ghost

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    They could've told us what species the Doc is.
  4. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    That punk is badass. If he's not a Muun I'll cry.
  5. EHT Manager: New Films

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    Interesting plot idea, this could be a good two-parter. Not too excited about more Jar-Jar, though. And even though it will be cool to see Padme again, she got captured... again. :rolleyes:
  6. fanboyskywalker Jedi Master

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    Padme captured... again? Really. Serves her right for bringing along Jar Jar. Idiot.
  7. Darth_Neznarf Jedi Master

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    Looks like a good friday! I was thinking the same thing as everyone else as I was reading the sumary tho, Padme captured again lol. I don't mind Jar Jar as a character but its getting to be a bit much with him in this series. Especially if that bad voice acter is going to be doing him again. If that is the guy that is going to be doing the voice for the rest of the episodes, they shouldn't have had A. Best do the 1st episode with him in it. We'd be used to the bad voice acter by now.
  8. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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    Dunno... this episode just isn't doing anything for me... Specially in light of the awesome Ryloth Trilogy trailer released...

    I'm stumped at the amount of Jar Jar we're getting this season. Assuming he shows up in both these episodes, that's FOUR appearances. For a character that few even thought would have the guts to peek his snouty head out of whatever hole he's been hiding. When I watched Bombad Jedi, I thought "Ok, that sucked, but I guess they had to get Jar Jar out of their system, now we can go on with the series as normal", but then he showed up again, and again, and again.... I DO hope this doesn't continue into the 2nd season. One appearance per season is more than enough.
  9. fanboyskywalker Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I'm wondering if they released the Ryloth trailer as a way for people to say, okay well, at least the next few episodes look good. The timing seems to suggest a lack of faith in this 2 parter, and the fact that they are airing the episodes back to back.

    I don't know... maybe I'm being overly suspicious.

    Also, for the record, I prefer the new Jar Jar's voice over A. Best. It's less whiny and high pitched.
  10. ObiWanJedi93 Jedi Master

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    Why does everyone complain about Jar Jar? He's an awesome character. How about we all just get over the Jar Jar hate, and just accept he IS part of the Star Wars galaxy...
  11. Gry Sarth Ex 2x Banhammer Wielding Besalisk Mod

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    How about we all accept each others opinions for a change?
  12. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Actually, I'm actually glad the OS released a good version of the Ryloth trailer when they did - I'm sure a whole tonne of people were going to be scouring Youtube for a crappy cam copy of the trailer until the OS finally relented and released it.

    This way, they release a nice version of the trailer on time for once, so I think it's funny you guys believe it reflects poorly on the next 3 episodes! [face_laugh]
  13. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    See how they just cant win with fans.
  14. ObiWanJedi93 Jedi Master

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    I do respect others' opinions, but I think some people on here would agree that the Jar Jar hate gets a little out of hand.
  15. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Michael York? Seriously!?! Wow, this **** just got real... Michael friggin' York is in a Star Wars episode, and people would rather whine about Jar Jar for the tenth year in a row.

    Oh and everyone complaining about Padme getting captured again (which blows) needs to bow down and kiss Ahsoka's boots for her being the only Star Wars female main character who doesn't exist to get captured, knocked up or coupled off. Apparently, that's a damn miracle.
  16. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    New Preview

    I guess the guy isn't a Muun after all. At least, he certainly doesn't look like one.
  17. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Uh-oh. German accent whining in 5, 4, 3, 2...
  18. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    I will whine about the accent.

    Why can't he just have some sort of weird alien accent? Why can't he speak in alienese with subtitles?

    I get it's kind of an homage to all the mad scientists out there, but his laboratory and dress alone would have given that away.

    It's just a little toooooooooooo over the top.
  19. Fettclone1 Jedi Knight

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    This whole thing looks forgettable.

    Pass.
  20. draemsu Jedi Knight

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    I really don't like whoever voices Padme(and I've never liked her as a character either), so I'm not looking forward to Blue Shadow Virus.

    The one after it will probably be the more action-packed one(or there will at least be less Padme), so it's nice that it's being shown right after BSV.
  21. Strika23 Jedi Master

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    And what about asajj? And luminara? Ayyla?

    I wouldnt consider them "main" per say, other than asajj who is a main character. But the other two are still pretty prominent characters and its just season 1.
  22. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, it's good that TCW has strong female leads, although I point out that Padme gunned down some droids fighters in Destroy Malevolence and broke out of prison in Gungan Jedi.

    You'd think she'd been a little suspicious of Palpatine by now. Like Anakin, for all her talents, she's somewhat naive.

    At any rate, Padme is constantly going to be in trouble because Palpatine knows this gets Anakin in trouble, and perhaps closer to using the dark side.
  23. jedi-soon Jedi Master

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    So, by that rationale, we will be used to him after his next appearance :)
  24. obi-rob-kenobi4 Force Ghost

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    Padme has always been one of my favorite characters in all of star wars so i will probably enjoy these two episodes even more than the ryloth trilogy.

    I would also like to note that she pretty much saved the day in the CW movie and more or less fought her own way out every single time she ever got captured.

    Like has been said, the reason why she seems to get trapped a lot is because Palpatine is behind it all and wants her dead/is using her to manipulate anakin. Makes perfect sense.[face_coffee]
  25. TheAdmiral Force Ghost

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    I don't have any expectations for this episode (it makes it easy to accept some things...). I hope I liked it...it seems this will be another comedy episode with Jar Jar and the guy with the German accent... Well this is the second time the CIS tried to use a "deadly" virus on Naboo, and they are getting better... the first time managed to strike only the moon... maybe if there is a third time it could actually kill someone...
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