History Awesome / ThePhantomMenace

29th Jun '17 11:24:25 PM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:"At last, we will have our revenge!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"At [[caption-width-right:350:''"At last, we will have our revenge!"]]revenge!"'']]
30th Apr '17 4:12:25 AM Sanokal
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* The EstablishingCharacterMoment for the droidekas. The Jedi have just carved their way through the battle droids with ease, and then these two droids show up. It's an honest-to-goodness stalemate - the Jedi aren't in an danger of being killed, but there's no way in heck they can destroy the droidekas.
20th Apr '17 6:50:56 AM HeyFella
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** And when the three of them are separated by the energy walls, Maul is pacing like caged tiger, Obi-Wan is anxious, and Qui-Gon simply kneels down to rest and meditate, utterly cool in the face of impending combat.

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** And when the three of them are separated by the energy walls, Maul is pacing like a caged tiger, Obi-Wan is anxious, and Qui-Gon simply kneels down to rest and meditate, utterly cool in the face of impending combat.
18th Apr '17 8:40:42 AM infernape612
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---> '''Qui-Gon Jinn:''' "We'll handle this."
---> '''Amidala:''' ''(who can't wait to get the hell away from Maul)'' "...we'll take the long way (around)."

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---> '''Qui-Gon --->'''Qui-Gon Jinn:''' "We'll handle this."
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'''Amidala:''' ''(who can't wait to get the hell away from Maul)'' "...we'll take the long way (around)."



* To those who were sufficiently well-read in ''Star Wars'' lore to recognize his name, he entire film was a Moment of Awesome for Palpatine: [[spoiler:manipulating events to get himself elected Chancellor, as the first step in taking over the galaxy]].

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* To those who were sufficiently well-read in ''Star Wars'' lore to recognize his name, he the entire film was a Moment of Awesome for Palpatine: [[spoiler:manipulating events to get himself elected Chancellor, as the first step in taking over the galaxy]].
8th Mar '17 12:24:00 PM rjd1922
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8th Mar '17 12:23:46 PM rjd1922
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* Never mind for just a moment how annoying young Annie could be, the external shot during his OutrunTheFireball scene, with the Trade Federation battleship being engulfed in flames as it is gutted by an internal explosion, as the Naboo pilots remark that nothing they did yet could be the cause. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Force theme]] swells, and the pilots break out in cheers as they see one of their fighters shoot out of the hangar just as it erupts in explosions. Little Anakin destroyed the Droid Control Ship with nobody but R2-D2 backing him up.

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* Never mind for just a moment how annoying young Annie Ani could be, the external shot during his OutrunTheFireball scene, with the Trade Federation battleship being engulfed in flames as it is gutted by an internal explosion, as the Naboo pilots remark that nothing they did yet could be the cause. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Force theme]] swells, and the pilots break out in cheers as they see one of their fighters shoot out of the hangar just as it erupts in explosions. Little Anakin destroyed the Droid Control Ship with nobody but R2-D2 backing him up.
8th Mar '17 12:21:45 PM rjd1922
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* To those who were sufficiently well-read in ''Star Wars'' lore to recognize his name, The entire film was a Moment of Awesome for Palpatine: [[spoiler:manipulating events to get himself elected Chancellor, as the first step in taking over the galaxy]].
* Meta example; the sheer ''hype'' that built up to the movies release. Regardless of the films divisive reception, you could not have experienced a more highly anticipated movie in the '''entire history of cinema'''. To put it in perspective--in the early to mid 90's, Star Wars was remembered fondly, but was basically a modest niche for kids and nostalgic fans, and nobody believed that there would ever be anything more coming out for the series outside of tie-in product like ''Shadows of the Empire''. But once word got out that after a decade and a half of waiting, not only would the original Star Wars movies get a theatrical rerelease, but a ''brand new'' Star Wars movie, with the [[Creator/GeorgeLucas original maestro]] taking the directing helm, was coming to theaters, the entire planet lost its collective shit. There have been stories of people going into theaters to see movies ''[[JustHereForGodzilla just]]'' [[JustHereForGodzilla to see the legendary 1998 teaser trailer]] attached to them, and obsessively spending hours downloading bootlegs of the teaser over slow as molasses dial-up on the internet. There have been stories of people camping out for ''weeks'' outside of theaters just so they could see the premiere of the movie. Some people even flew in ''another country'' just because ''The Phantom Menace'' was premiering in the US first, and they didn't want to wait to miss its premiere or wait for it to show up in their country. The sheer anticipation and idea that the world was going to see a brand new Star Wars movie could be felt everywhere you went in the nineties, in every neighborhood, fan club and toy store or just plain store. Love or hate the movie, the buildup to its release was truly a once in a lifetime event. In fact, an ''entire book'' [[https://www.amazon.com/Anticipation-Episode-I-Phantom-Menace/dp/0595671489 has been written]] solely about the history of the buildup to the movies release. What other movie in history can lay claim to that?

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* To those who were sufficiently well-read in ''Star Wars'' lore to recognize his name, The he entire film was a Moment of Awesome for Palpatine: [[spoiler:manipulating events to get himself elected Chancellor, as the first step in taking over the galaxy]].
* Meta example; the sheer ''hype'' that built up to the movies release. Regardless of the films divisive reception, you could not have experienced a more highly anticipated movie in the '''entire history of cinema'''. To put it in perspective--in the early to mid 90's, Star Wars ''Star Wars'' was remembered fondly, but was basically a modest niche for kids and nostalgic fans, and nobody believed that there would ever be anything more coming out for the series outside of tie-in product like ''Shadows of the Empire''. But once word got out that after a decade and a half of waiting, not only would the original Star Wars ''Star Wars'' movies get a theatrical rerelease, re-release, but a ''brand new'' Star Wars ''Star Wars'' movie, with the [[Creator/GeorgeLucas original maestro]] taking the directing helm, was coming to theaters, the entire planet lost its collective shit. There have been stories of people going into theaters to see movies ''[[JustHereForGodzilla just]]'' [[JustHereForGodzilla to see the legendary 1998 teaser trailer]] attached to them, them. The trailer later became the first released online, and obsessively spending hours downloading bootlegs of it was downloaded 3.5 million times in the teaser over slow as molasses first five days, and to 6.4 million in three weeks, mostly through slow-as-molasses dial-up on the internet.internet which could take hours to download. There have been stories of people camping out for ''weeks'' outside of theaters just so they could see the premiere of the movie. Some people even flew in ''another country'' just because ''The Phantom Menace'' was premiering in the US first, and they didn't want to wait to miss its premiere or wait for it to show up in their country. The sheer anticipation and idea that the world was going to see a brand new Star Wars ''Star Wars'' movie could be felt everywhere you went in the nineties, in every neighborhood, fan club and toy store or just plain store. Love or hate the movie, the buildup to its release was truly a once in a lifetime event. In fact, an ''entire book'' [[https://www.amazon.com/Anticipation-Episode-I-Phantom-Menace/dp/0595671489 has been written]] solely about the history of the buildup to the movies release. What other movie in history can lay claim to that?
18th Feb '17 6:37:34 PM SithPanda16
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* Minor example: "I will not condone a course of action that could lead us to war."
** A bigger one later: "I will not defer. I've come to you to resolve this conflict ''now.'' I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!"
* Padme and her handmaidens really can't be separated in this episode; a CMOA for one of them is a CMOA for all of them. That being said, Sabe's quick thinking and ability to keep her cool when the slightest misstep will spell all of their deaths ''and'' she's not able to openly consult with her queen? BadassNormal.
** Openly consult? No. But they clearly have a code established. When Qui-Gon is asking the "Queen" to come to Coruscant, and Panaka is asking her to remain on Naboo, Sabe says that "Either choice presents grave danger. . . to us all," while turning to Padme, who replies "We are brave, Your Highness." A seemingly innocent phrase, but clearly a verbal code to let Sabe know which choice the real Queen was making.

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* Minor example: "I will not condone a course of action that could lead us to war."
**
" A bigger one later: "I will not defer. I've come to you to resolve this conflict ''now.'' I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!"
* Padme and her handmaidens really can't be separated in this episode; a CMOA for one of them is a CMOA for all of them. That being said, Sabe's quick thinking and ability to keep her cool when the slightest misstep will spell all of their deaths ''and'' she's not able to openly consult with her queen? BadassNormal.
** Openly consult? No. But they clearly have a code established.
BadassNormal. When Qui-Gon is asking the "Queen" to come to Coruscant, and Panaka is asking her to remain on Naboo, Sabe says that "Either choice presents grave danger. . . to us all," while turning to Padme, who replies "We are brave, Your Highness." A seemingly innocent phrase, but clearly a verbal code to let Sabe know which choice the real Queen was making.
18th Feb '17 6:35:38 PM SithPanda16
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* Obi-Wan using the Force to not only pull himself out of the pit but also grabbing Qui-Gon's lightsaber and then flipping over a stunned Maul and cutting him in half. When Qui-Gon told him earlier he would be a great Jedi knight, he wasn't kidding.
*** [[RevengeOfTheSith It's a move Obi-wan's apprentice would later attempt]], with far less successful results.

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* Obi-Wan using the Force to not only pull himself out of the pit but also grabbing Qui-Gon's lightsaber and then flipping over a stunned Maul and cutting him in half. When Qui-Gon told him earlier he would be a great Jedi knight, he wasn't kidding.
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kidding. [[RevengeOfTheSith It's a move Obi-wan's apprentice would later attempt]], with far less successful results.



* Never mind for just a moment how annoying young Annie could be, the external shot during his OutrunTheFireball scene, with the Trade Federation battleship being engulfed in flames as it is gutted by an internal explosion, as the Naboo pilots remark that nothing they did yet could be the cause. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Force theme]] swells, and the pilots break out in cheers as they see one of their fighters shoot out of the hangar just as it erupts in explosions.
** Little Anakin taking down the Droid Control Ship with nobody but R2-D2 backing him up.

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* Never mind for just a moment how annoying young Annie could be, the external shot during his OutrunTheFireball scene, with the Trade Federation battleship being engulfed in flames as it is gutted by an internal explosion, as the Naboo pilots remark that nothing they did yet could be the cause. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Force theme]] swells, and the pilots break out in cheers as they see one of their fighters shoot out of the hangar just as it erupts in explosions.
**
explosions. Little Anakin taking down destroyed the Droid Control Ship with nobody but R2-D2 backing him up.



* When Padme finally reveals herself as the Queen in disguise, everyone looks shocked...except for Qui-Gon, who crosses his arms and gives a ''glorious'' shit-eating grin as if to say "Called it!" Retroactively makes all his lines to Padme the handmaiden that much more awesome, since the whole time he was {{Troll}}ing the Queen about her PaperThinDisguise.
** Made even better by him looking at Obi-Wan who has a look that basically says "I'll pay up later."
* A kickass poster at time of release was of Anakin walking across Tatooine as his shadow cast is that of Darth Vader. Even better is that it was drawn by legendary poster artist Drew Struzan.
** At least one variant shows the ominous tagline "Never look back".

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* When Padme finally reveals herself as the Queen in disguise, everyone looks shocked...except for Qui-Gon, who crosses his arms and gives a ''glorious'' shit-eating grin as if to say "Called it!" Retroactively makes all his lines to Padme the handmaiden that much more awesome, since the whole time he was {{Troll}}ing the Queen about her PaperThinDisguise.
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PaperThinDisguise. Made even better by him looking at Obi-Wan who has a look that basically says "I'll pay up later."
* A kickass poster at time of release was of Anakin walking across Tatooine as his shadow cast is that of Darth Vader. Even better is that it was drawn by legendary poster artist Drew Struzan.
**
Struzan. At least one variant shows the ominous tagline "Never look back".



* The fact that the Gungan Army-made up of volunteers and a few veteran guards and militia men- was able to give the Trade Federation a fairly even battle. This 'band of primitives' manages to hold their own against a vastly superior force, only breaking and running when their force field is finally broken.
** Even them breaking and running is less a rout and more a tactical scatter to make the enemy artillery fire as ineffective as possible. Losing the shield means the Gungans are down, not out.

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* The fact that the Gungan Army-made up of volunteers and a few veteran guards and militia men- was able to give the Trade Federation a fairly even battle. This 'band of primitives' manages to hold their own against a vastly superior force, only breaking and running when their force field is finally broken.
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broken. Even them breaking and running is less a rout and more a tactical scatter to make the enemy artillery fire as ineffective as possible. Losing the shield means the Gungans are down, not out.
18th Feb '17 6:32:39 PM SithPanda16
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* Obi-Wan out of the gate vs Maul.
** When Obi Wan [[spoiler: jumped out of the shaft in the Theed palace and chopped Darth Maul in half]].
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