The Mandalore Plot

April 29, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

Season 2 Episode 12

“If you ignore the past, you jeopardize your future.”


Alarming rumors about the peace-abiding Duchess Satine of Mandalore prompt Obi-Wan to investigate the secluded planet. Satine wants to keep Mandalore neutral in the Clone Wars, but the actions of a violent splinter group — Death Watch — threaten to push the planet towards war.

The Mandalore Plot Commentary, Jon Favreau video 1, Jon Favreau video 2, Jon Favreau video 3, Preview and Episode Guide.

Concept Art and Trivia

The somewhat elongated shape of the Mandalorian helmets in this episode were inspired by the Boba Fett animation model used by Nelvana in the making of The Star Wars Holiday Special and Droids television series.

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Elements of Boba Fett’s helmet shape and chest hexagon can be found repeated throughout the Mandalorian architecture.


The high-tech and sterile environs of Mandalore were in some ways inspired by THX 1138. The repeated cube imagery extends to the cubist painting seen in the various Mandalorian spaces, including an epic painting done in the style of Picasso’s famous Guernica.

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Duchess Satine and her royal guards were inspired by abandoned design concepts for Episode I. Satine was based on a Queen Amidala illustration by Iain McCaig, while the guards were a Sith exploration also by McCaig.

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