Mystery of a Thousand Moons

April 11, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 18

“A single chance is a galaxy of hope.”


Even though the lab has been shut down, Dr. Vindi manages to activate the dreaded Blue Shadow Virus, infecting Ahsoka, Padmé, and many clone troopers. The plague is fatal within 48 hours. Anakin and Obi-Wan must travel to the mysterious planet, Iego, to secure the only known antidote to the sickness.

Anakin and Obi-Wan arrive on the mysterious planet to find its population living in fear of a mysterious force that has been killing anything that tries to leave their world. With the help of Jaybo Hood, a clever Iegoan boy, Anakin and Obi-Wan must solve the planet’s mystery before they can leave, and before everyone infected with the Separatist virus dies!

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Concept Art and Trivia


Concept art for Iego, world of a thousand moons


“I knew he needed a lot of gear since he was a tinkerer and had rebuilt all of these battle droids. Dave suggested I think of him as a cross between a young Anakin and a young Han Solo.” W. Lo

Anakin calls Dr. Vindi a “sleemo,” which is Huttese for “slimeball.”

The series debuts some fully realized Ithorian and Quarren models in this episode. Previously, the Clone Wars movie used cobbled together figures to represent these background aliens. In Jabba’s palace, the Ithorians were made of a crudely modeled head stuck on Palpatine’s body, and the Quarren was a simple head stuck on Obi-Wan’s body.

The Angels of Iago are those mentioned by young Anakin when he first meets Padmé.


The Angel went through a number of revisions, with some much more human than the end result.

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Early concept of Iago Angel by Sze and final version.

Originally, the xandu was to have been devoured by the reeksa vines.

The city of Cliffhold is based on old Doug Chiang designs from The Phantom Menace. It is filled with aurebesh graffiti, including incidents of Jaybo Hood’s name scrawled on the walls or simple illustrations depicting droids and clones. One building is marked with a large aurebesh marquee that reads “KRISTAL SKULL.”