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A Deadly Virus Unleashed In A Galaxy Far Far Away

Two part episode could have some dire fates.

As if things weren't bad enough in the Star Wars galaxy during the Clone Wars, now a deadly virus will be unleashed in a two part episode beginning this Friday, February 13.  There is a 'mad scientist' that has developed a "Blue Shadow Virus" that has captured Padme while she is searching for a secret Separatist bio-weapons lab.  The scientist is found but it is too late.  Anakin and Obi-Wan will have only 48 hours to find the antidote in the second part.

The scientist, Dr. Vindi, will be voiced by science-fiction icon, Michael York (best known for his role in 1975's "Logan Run."
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.”

Once Padmé, Ahsoka and the clones become infected, however, the stakes are raised, leaving Anakin and Obi-Wan to sort out a solution in “Mystery of a Thousand Moons,” according to director Jesse Yeh. Their quest for the cure 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.”
Here's a clip from "Blue Shadow Virus."

  


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Posted by Precise

Why do all mad doctors have a German accent...? =/

Posted by Draconis Prime

I know its probraly early but are not Obi-Wan and Anakin still dealing with the droid army on the one planet?