Shadow of Malevolence is the 3rd episode of Season 1 of The Clone Wars, and the second of a three-episode arc. And it’s also the first where the reliance on the original trilogy for nostalgia touchstones to win viewers over seems to really jump out at you. I’m sure I didn’t catch them all, but dialogue elements that hearken back to the original trilogy include:
I have a bad feeling about this
Cut the chatter
Watch those towers, boys
From a certain point of view
Even thematically, the final shot of the episode is a life from the ending of The Empire Strikes Back, with the major players in a medical facility staring out at the endless depths of space, contemplating their losses.
As for the plot, here’s what you need to know. Anakin and team disable the ion cannon on General Grievous’ ship, the Malevolence, and damage it enough that it attempts to flee back into Separatist-controlled space. But will it make it, or will it be destroyed by a cavalry of Republic capital ships? Tune in next week to find out. 🙂
Star Wars Fun FactSurprising or little known Star Wars tidbits, sometimes related to today’s Force Feature.
On this date in 1977, John Williams finished conducting and recording the soundtrack for Star Wars. And soon enough, he’ll be recording the soundtrack for The Force Awakens, too! Do you think Star Wars would have been as big as it was without his score for the trilogies? Have your say in the comments!
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Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Luke
Today’s question: What defensive screens are strong enough to deflect any orbital bombardment?