Jedi Crash

April 6, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 1 Episode 13

“Greed and fear of loss are the roots that lead to the tree of evil.”


Anakin and Ahsoka arrive at a pitched sky battle to help besieged Jedi General Aayla Secura. Anakin is gravely injured in the fight. Aayla and Ahsoka, along with the now-wounded Anakin, Rex, and the surviving clones, crash land on the uncharted grass-covered planet, Maridun. Forced to leave Anakin behind in order to save him, Aayla teaches Ahsoka why the Jedi have no personal attachments. They make their way to a Lurmen village. Their ruler, Tee Watt Kaa, explains that they’re pacifists in this war and are not aligned with either side. Hesitant to have anything to do with the Jedi, Tee Watt Kaa agrees to help save Anakin’s life.

Jedi Crash commentary, preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia


Aayla Secura concept sketch

The original “fortune cookie” in the script read, “For one to not become attached is the greatest gift.”

The script described the battle over Quell as happening in space, but it was moved to the upper atmosphere for dramatic effect as the show entered preproduction. Of course, such an altitude shift creates all sorts of problems for a hyperdrive, according to established lore on how such devices operate near planets.

The design of the grass planet Maridun stems from Ralph McQuarrie paintings and illustrations originally produced for Return of the Jedi. An earlier draft of the Jedi story depicted a grassland planet named Sicemon. Years later, the Sicemon concept art was resurrected to depict the grasslands of Alderaan in a 1995 coffee table book, The Illustrated Star Wars Universe. The structures seen in the grasslands became “Killik mounds,” large abandoned termite-like hives from a supposedly vanished race. These structures became the basis of the seedpod designs seen used by the Lurmen in this episode.



The display screen that Bly uses to inform Aayla and Ahsoka of the ship’s impending collision with a star has the rather stark label on it, “IMPACT”, written in Aurebesh.

If you listen carefully to Anakin’s ventilator while he’s recovering aboard the frigate, it’s the same breathing effect as Darth Vader’s famous breathmask.

The Aurebesh legend on Anakin’s medical status screen reads STAND BY FOR PROGNOSIS.


Sketch of a mastiff phalone