March 24, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 1

“Great leaders inspire greatness in others.”


Jedi Master Yoda and three clone troopers — Jek, Thire, and Rys — must face off against Count Dooku’s dreaded assassin Ventress and her massive droid army to prove the Jedi are strong enough to protect a strategic planet and forge a treaty for the Republic.

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Concept Art and Trivia

The targeting display screen for the Republic frigate appears to have a tried and true Corellian design; it’s the same orange-against-red grid seen aboard the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope.

The aurebesh legend at the bottom of Thire’s macrobinocular viewplate reads “infrared mode”. The top reads “regular mode.”

The little creature that perches on Yoda’s finger on Rugosa is a baby neebray.


The script and earlier iteration of this episode had this as the ‘Jedi Fortune Cookie’ message at the start of the episode: “Great leadership comes in all sizes.”

Rugosa is known as “The Coral Planet” and was once a sea planet whose oceans evaporated.

Rugosa concept art by Russell Chong