Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1, Episode 17

Blue Shadow Virus (13 Feb. 2009)

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Evil scientist Dr. Nuvo Vindi is recreating the dreaded Blue Shadow Virus in his secret underground lab on Naboo. When he captures Senator Amidala and Representative Binks, Jedi Generals Skywalker & Kenobi mount a rescue operation.


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Episode cast overview:
Padmé Amidala (voice)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice)
Ahsoka Tano (voice)
B.J. Hughes ...
Jar Jar Binks (voice)
Dr. Nuvo Vindi (voice)
James C. Mathis III ...
Captain Typho (voice)
C-3PO (voice)
Peppi Bow (voice)
Tactical Droid (voice)
Yoda / Narrator (voice)
Battle Droids (voice)
Jameelah McMillan ...
Queen Neeyutnee (voice)
David Acord ...
Rabbit Droid (voice)


Evil scientist Dr. Nuvo Vindi is recreating the dreaded Blue Shadow Virus in his secret underground lab on Naboo. When he captures Senator Amidala and Representative Binks, Jedi Generals Skywalker & Kenobi mount a rescue operation.

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The original script included evidence of a plague at the very start of the episode, moving downstream and affecting an entire Gungan village. Some remnants of this order of events remain in the finished episode. Notably, the tense relationship with the Gungans that Padmé cites stems from this version of the story. See more »


Anakin Skywalker: Are you okay?
Padmé Amidala: Ani, how about the next time you rescue me before you kill all the Battle droids.
Anakin Skywalker: A little thank you would go a long way.
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Probably season 1's worst
11 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Again i will approach this story from storyline, action, characters and overall

Storyline: The Seperatist are working on a biological weapon that has been extinct for thousands of years.

Sounds cool right? True but the execution was horrific. When someone hears the line of "biological weapon" they automatically think some powerful, fast working virus that kills insanely.

Not only did this episode fail in this aspect, it failed in the way it was delivered. The virus was very slow working and in fact, had a cure. Im not sure about bio weapons but there should be almost zero chance of survivability, except for some antidote created by the creator of the weapon. The fact that it was so slow working made the threat seem lower or non existent.

Action: The first episode didn't really have any outstanding fight scenes as they were pretty basic. The second was enjoyable with the plant creatures, the whole set up of the "ghost" that destroyed ships etc. So the action was there for the second, but average for the first.

Characters: Keep in mind i'm only addressing new characters introduced. The kid in the second part was OK. Kinda nice to have another boy genius that knew a lot about robots etc (similar to anakin) but then again, it made the separatist threat seem unrealistic and artificial.

If a boy could do that to droids, then whats the point for a whole clone war? Where's the threat of a separatist army when some kid can just reprogram them easily? Why didn't other kids or people just reprogram them...well you get my point

The mad scientist was the worst character i have ever seen in star wars. He seemed like a 40's news reel German scientist. He even had a German accent. Not only was the episode pretty discriminatory, the character was cheesy, looked bad, sounded horrific and had absolutely no place in the Star Wars universe.

Overall: The story started with a nice concept, but failed by the characters used, and the execution of the storyline. It simply did not deliver. AVOID AT ALL COST.

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