Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 1 Episode 18

Mystery of a Thousand Moons

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Feb 13, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The Blue Shadow Virus has been successfully contained, or so the Jedi thought. After it is accidentally unleashed, Anakin and Obi-Wan head to the planet of Iego to search for a cure.

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  • When one vial of the Blue Shadow Virus is unleashed, Anakin and Obi-Wan must travel to mythical Iego in hopes of finding a cure before Ahsoka, Padme, and several clones succumb to exposure.moreless

    The second part to what I considered to be a rather weak pair of episodes. Like the last one, it had its merits but the weaknesses inherent really brought it down for me. I think the biggest issue I had was the kid on Iego and his army of reprogrammed droids. I'll admit, I did his group of droid servants and Iego does provide for more always welcome banter between Obi-Wan and Anakin as well as some interesting visuals such as our first look at the previously mentioned "angels" onscreen. But the story there just seemed kind of silly to me, between pirate-speaking aliens and a security system that's there to... well, it seems mostly to keep Obi-Wan and Anakin on the planet. It's never explained why the Separatists would want to trap an insignificant planet that's already hard to get to in the first place. Maybe it's a weapons test, who knows? But it does feels it's there merely for plot reasons.

    Back on Naboo, things are a little more serious, though kind of pointless as well. Ahsoka and the clone troopers get exposed to the virus and, courtesy of Jar-Jar's antics, Padme ends up being as well. We cut back once in a while as reminders that time for our Jedi heroes is limited, but overall it feels like a waste of time. And please bring Ahmed Best back.

    Fortunately, it appears that the next episode will be a return to form for the show. I look forward to it.moreless
  • A suprisingly good addition to the series.

    This episode, along w/ Blue Shadow Virus, is part of a story arc. When I first saw this arc, I watched about half of the first episode, and then turned it off and erased the two episodes from my DVR. It didn't feel like Star Wars to me. Recently though, I noticed on Adult Swim they were going to play these two episodes again, so I gave them another chance. I will say I am happy I did. This episode was better than the first. I liked that they put Anakin and Obi-Wan together for another mission by themselves, and I felt that the banter between the two was the best they have done on the show yet. There were some great lines said by both characters. And it was suspenseful waiting to see if they would make it back in time to save Padme, Ahsoka, and the clone troopers.

    Overall, I would say if you didn't watch these episodes b/c you felt they weren't very SW, you might want to give them another chance, and watch both episodes in their entirety.moreless
Catherine Taber

Catherine Taber

Padmé Amidala

Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Anakin Skywalker

Ashley Eckstein

Ashley Eckstein

Ahsoka Tano

Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Yoda, Narrator, Wullf Yularen

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

Battle Droids

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Captain Rex, Commander Cody and the Clone Troopers

Michael York

Michael York

Dr. Nuvo Vindi

Guest Star

James C. Mathis III

James C. Mathis III

Captain Typho

Recurring Role

BJ Hughes

BJ Hughes

Jar Jar Binks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Newsreel:
      Hard-pressed Jedi and their valiant clone troopers have thwarted an insidious Separatist plot to plant bombs loaded with the deadly Blue Shadow Virus in key Republic systems. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have captured the vile scientist behind the nefarious scheme: Doctor Nuvo Vindi. Now the Jedi plan to transport Vindi to the Republic capital for trial...

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "A single chance is a galaxy of hope."

    • Angels from the moons of Iego were mentioned in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace", when Anakin Skywalker is asking Padmé Amidala if she is an angel.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Anakin Skywalker: (Discussing Drol) If you ask me, that sounds like a load of...
      Obi-Wan Kenobi: Superstition?
      Anakin Skywalker: That's one word for it.

    • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Oh well, just another boring day saving the universe.

    • Anakin Skywalker: I heard you did well, my padawan.
      Ahsoka Tano: All because of your training.
      Anakin Skywalker: Yeah, I probably deserve most of the credit. (Ahsoka rolls her eyes) But not all of it.
      Ahsoka Tano: It's a good thing you don't mean everything you say.

    • Obi-Wan Kenobi: I heard you were quite brave fending off the battle droids, Jar Jar.
      Jar Jar Binks: Really?
      Obi-Wan Kenobi: Senator Amidala suggested that you be given special training to hone your skill with a blaster.
      Jar Jar Binks: Really?
      Obi-Wan Kenobi: Really.
      Jar Jar Binks: Oh, boy! I'ma gonna be trained.
      Rex: I am not training him.

    • Obi-Wan Kenobi: A great leap forward often requires taking two steps back.
      Anakin Skywalker: And sometimes all it requires is the will to jump.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Anakin Skywalker: (Referring to Dr. Vindi) Let's get this sleemo back to Theed.

      "Sleemo" was what Anakin called Sebulba in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It means "slime ball" in Huttese.