Rising Malevolence

March 25, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 2

“Belief is not a matter of choice, but of conviction.”


An attack by a devastating new Separatist weapon — the powerful starship Malevolence — leaves Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers struggling to survive until Anakin and Ahsoka can find them.

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Concept Art and Trivia





(First image) Atsushi Takeuchi adapted Erik Tiemen’s design of a communications ship in Revenge of the Sith and built a complete model. Filoni felt that it needed to be more imposing so Russell Chong overhauled the design “It’s like an evil, monstrous version of the Rebel transport, with a lot of jagged edges on the body panels. I wanted it to be intimidating and sleek, like a mega-mouth shark.”




The final design of the Separatist Boarding ship is known as The Juicer. “The infamous juicer, was based on an actual juicer from Dave Filoni’s kitchen. It’s blades can peel apart a ship’s hull. It’s nice and brutal.” Plunkett. (early concepts by Plunkett. “Republic escape pod gets juiced” lighting concept by Gaser)


Plo Koon with unused secondary mask by Plunkett and Brock.

Commander Wolffe’s clone troopers have stylized wolf muzzles painted on their helmets.

The entry hatchways to the escape pods aboard the Triumphant have the Republic “cog” logo on it.

Booster and Sinker’s attempt to restart the escape pod’s power grid uses dialogue directly lifted from The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo and Chewbacca are trying to fix the Millennium Falcon.

The second escape pod, Pod 1977, is named after the release year of the original Star Wars.

The firing channel shot of the ion cannon is a nod to the shot design of the Death Star firing in Episode IV.