Blue Shadow Virus

The Clone WarsLearning that battle droids have been located on Naboo, Padmé Amidala and Jar Jar Binks return to investigate. They discover that the deadly Blue Shadow Virus has been recreated by Dr. Nuvo Vindi, who intends to unleash it on Naboo, but are captured before they can return with the information. Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka arrive on the planet and must balance the immediate danger of the captives with the greater danger of the virus.

written by Craig Titley
directed by Giancarlo Volpe
original Star Wars themes by John Williams

Cast: Catherine Taber (Padmé Amidala), Jameelah McMillan (Queen Neeyutnee), James Mathis III (Captain Typho), BJ Hughes (Jar Jar Binks), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Phil LaMarr (Tactical Droid), Tom Kane (Yoda / Narrator), Gwendoline Yeo (Peppi Bow), Michael York (Dr. Nuvo Vindi), Matthew Wood (Battle Droids), David Acord (Rabbit Droid), Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex)

LogBook entry by Philip R. Frey

Notes:This episode begins a two-part story. It is production number 26.

Jedi Fortune Cookie: “Fear is a disease; hope is its only cure.”

This episode marks the series’ first visit to Padmé’s home planet of Naboo and the return of Captain Typho, seen in Episodes II & III.

Michael York is a noted actor with well over a hundred credits to his name dating back to 1964. He is, perhaps, best known to genre audiences for his performance as Logan 5 in the 1976 film Logan’s Run and as Basil Exposition in the three Austin Powers films. Other voice work includes Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and The Replacements. He is prequel trilogy producer Rick MacCullum’s stepfather.

James Mathis III has an extensive career in voice work, mostly in video games such as The Matrix: Path of Neo, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. Acting work includes TV series Pacific Blue, ER and Monk.

Giancarlo Volpe has written and directed for Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Craig Titley worked on the films See Spot Run, Scooby-Doo and developed the 2003 version of Cheaper by the Dozen.