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I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING the Darth Maul episodes and you are in for an amazing and dramatic finale this Saturday! The fun doesn’t stop with the episode though: make sure to join us afterwards for our first ever Google+ Hangout! At 10:30 a.m. PST come and join me, Matt Lanter, Sam Witwer, and Dave Filoni for a special Q&A moderated by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo and Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt! We are going to chat about Darth Maul, the season finale arc which involves Anakin and Ahsoka, and we’ll answer YOUR questions! Things are about to get CRAZY on The Clone Wars and this is your chance to ask questions and maybe get some hints…
Blue Shadow Virus unleashed! The Battle of Ryloth!
“Mystery of a Thousand Moons” (S118)
The fatal Blue Shadow Virus is released, infecting Ahsoka, Padmé and many clone troopers. Anakin and Obi-Wan must race against time to find the antidote.
Much of the action in this episode takes place on Iego, a planet mentioned in The Phantom Menace. We even see one of the Angels that young Anakin describes in the film. This is the first time we see reprogrammed battled droids in the series, though we’ll see repurposed battle droids notably in Seasons Three and Four.
As The Clone Wars goes on, it continually advances the Star Wars mythos in new ways: it introduces new characters, it explores relationships, and it pulls back the curtain on things only glimpsed at or mentioned in the six-film saga. In 2012, The Clone Wars delivered these advances in spades.
The StarWars.com Team selected its top moments of the year for the groundbreaking animated series; check them out, and let us know what you think in the comments section. (Spoiler warning: Plot points will be discussed, so stop here if you are not caught up!)
I will never forget the bookshelf my parents kept in our living room when I was growing up. My parents are avid readers, so they collected books on world cultures, art, architecture, opera, natural history, and world history. From this vast selection of topics, there was a series of three books packaged together in a special box that always drew my attention. When I pulled one out I found a strange red eye looking at me, surrounded by a field of black with bizarre red writing around the edge of the circle. At the top was what appeared to be four flames licking upward towards an inverted ring. The binding read, The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien.
Lemur people! Blue people! Nuvo Vindi’s virus!
“Jedi Crash” (S113)
When Anakin is gravely injured in battle, Jedi General Aayla Secura must teach Ahsoka the Jedi philosophy of having no personal attachments.
Lightsaber techniques are part of elegant, ancient forms of Jedi combat. But a new move that stands with the most powerful of saber strikes has been officially introduced into Star Wars canon, and it comes from an unlikely source: nine-year-old Brendon Lake.
In 2011, Brendon won Hasbro’s “Join the Jedi” contest, which offered fans the chance to make and film their own lightsaber move, with the winning entry to be included in an episode of The Clone Wars, as well as a trip to Celebration VI for its creator.