Duel of the Droids

March 31, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Series 1 Episode 7

“You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head.”


Anakin, Ahsoka and replacement droid R3-S6 embark on a dual rescue/sabotage mission when they discover R2-D2 is being held at General Grievous’ secret enemy listening post, Skytop Station.

Duel of the Droids Commentary, Preview and starwars.com Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia


Interior of Skytop Station decoding room concept illustration


Dismantled R2-D2 by Plunkett

Though not named in the episode, the script establishes that Skytop Station is within the atmosphere of a moon of Ruusan. Ruusan is an important world in the expanded universe of Star Wars fiction, the site of a critical battle between the ancient Jedi and Sith.

ruusan ruusanconceptart01

Thang Le designed the storm-covered moon of Ruusan as the antithesis to the calm and serene planet of Bespin. Giant clouds and lightning constantly rage over Ruusan’s surface. “It thought it would be cool to have a dense atmosphere and base it on Jupiter’s stormy environment”. T. Le