Friday, February 13, 2009

TCW - "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"

This episode was split between two different viewpoints: Padmé and Ahsoka's struggle to survive after they are infected with the Blue Shadow virus (*eye-roll*), and Anakin and Obi-Wan's quest to retrieve the cure for them.

One thing I find odd: In the last episode, the Jedi stop Doctor Vindi's bombs from exploding, but in the beginning of this one the virus explodes anyway. Wouldn't the virus threat have been a good cliffhanger for the last episode? Why did that plot point get repeated? It reminds me of the drugged drink fakeout in the end of "Dooku Captured." It's just odd.

Also, what was up with that kid?

He was given a heckuva lot of personality for a character that apparently only exists for exposition's sake. It's just weird.

On the plus side of things, we got to actually see something only vaguely mentioned in The Phantom Menace.
Anakin: "Are you an angel?"
Padme: "What?"

Anakin: "An angel. I hear the deep space pilots talk about them. They're the most beautiful creatures in the universe. They live on the moons of... Iego, I think."

And hey, as it turns out, this episode is partly set on Iego, planet of a thousand moons, where we see none other than...

An Angel.
Awesome. I'd always assumed that it was a throwaway line from TPM, but apparently Angels actually exist in the Star Wars galaxy. Very, very cool.

Another cool nod to the films was the moon's Death Star-like laser.

That's no space station... it's a moon. Wait, what?

However, aside from the Angels and Death Star guns, this episode has almost nothing going for it. The plot is all over the place and seemingly random, and Jar Jar is still there, screwing up everything else on Naboo that actually had a chance of being good.

Side effects of Jar-Jar include paleness, cold sweats, and death.

1 comment:

Palm boy said...

And the continuation of the blue shadow plot is terrible.

Good catch on the Angels, I never even thought of it.