History Film / ThePhantomMenace

12th Oct '17 5:24:01 AM TheBigBopper
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In protest against rising taxes, the Trade Federation blockade the small, peaceful planet of Naboo to make their demands known. The Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic sends the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as ambassadors to negotiate the end of the blockade. The Trade Federation invade Naboo and the Jedi are forced to protect the Queen, Amidala, and help her to gain support to protect her people. On the way to the Galactic Capital, they encounter a young boy named Anakin who is extremely talented in the force, and the Jedi do battle with Darth Maul, the apprentice of the Sith Lord who is manipulating the Trade Federation's actions for his own means.

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In protest against rising taxes, the Trade Federation blockade the small, peaceful planet of Naboo to make their demands known. The Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic sends the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as ambassadors to negotiate the end of the blockade. The Trade Federation invade Naboo and the Jedi are forced to protect the Queen, Amidala, and help her to gain support to protect her people. On the way to the Galactic Capital, they encounter a young boy named Anakin who is extremely talented in the force, and the Jedi do battle with Darth Maul, the apprentice of the Sith Lord who is manipulating the Trade Federation's actions for from the shadows to serve his own means.
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12th Oct '17 5:21:29 AM TheBigBopper
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In protest for rising taxes, the Trade Federation blockade the small, peaceful planet of Naboo to make their demands known. The Galactic Senate sends the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as ambassadors to negotiate the end of the blockade. The Trade Federation invade Naboo and the Jedi are forced to protect the Queen, Amidala, and assist her to gain support to protect her people. On the way to the Galactic Capital, they encounter a young boy named Anakin who is extremely talented in the force, and the Jedi do battle with Darth Maul, the apprentice of the Sith Lord who is manipulating the Trade Federation's actions for his own means.

The {{prequel}}s came about from backstory notes Lucas developed on the first film, and further expanded upon before ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' came out (hence the retroactive naming scheme using "Episodes"). Unlike [[TwoPartTrilogy the original trilogy]], this film was designed from the start as the introduction of a three-movie structure, though this film (and the other prequels, to a lesser extent) is still comparatively self-contained.

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In protest for against rising taxes, the Trade Federation blockade the small, peaceful planet of Naboo to make their demands known. The Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Senate Republic sends the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as ambassadors to negotiate the end of the blockade. The Trade Federation invade Naboo and the Jedi are forced to protect the Queen, Amidala, and assist help her to gain support to protect her people. On the way to the Galactic Capital, they encounter a young boy named Anakin who is extremely talented in the force, and the Jedi do battle with Darth Maul, the apprentice of the Sith Lord who is manipulating the Trade Federation's actions for his own means.

The {{prequel}}s came about from backstory notes Lucas developed on the first film, and further expanded upon before ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' came out (hence the retroactive naming scheme using "Episodes"). Unlike [[TwoPartTrilogy the original trilogy]], this film was designed from the start as the introduction of a three-movie structure, though this film (and the other prequels, to a lesser extent) is still comparatively relatively self-contained.
24th Sep '17 7:48:44 PM Josef5678
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** At the end of the credits, Darth Vader's breath is heard. Giving us a glimpse into what Anakin will become in the future.

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** At the end of the credits, Darth Vader's breath is heard. Giving heard, giving us a glimpse into what Anakin will become in the future.
24th Sep '17 5:59:53 PM DustSnitch
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* CherubicChoir: At the end of the movie, children sing a major-key version of the Emperor's previously ominous theme. This foreshadows that Chancellor Palpatine's veneer of compassion hides the sinister character that will become the evil Emperor from ''Return of the Jedi''.
23rd Sep '17 5:55:40 PM SithPanda16
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** At the end of the credits, Darth Vader's breath is heard. Giving us a glimpse into what Anakin will become in the future.
18th Sep '17 5:49:05 PM DustSnitch
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Subverted.Most alien characters speak Basic (the InUniverse equivalent of English), but others, like the Boonta Eve podracers, the Hutts and Wald (a slave Rodian child on Tatooine) are heard conversing in Huttese.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Subverted.ZigZagged. Most alien characters speak Basic (the InUniverse equivalent of English), but others, like the Boonta Eve podracers, the Hutts and Wald (a slave Rodian child on Tatooine) are heard conversing in Huttese.



* DoingInTheWizard: Subverted. Midichlorians provide a bit of scientific explanation to why some people are more receptive to the Force than others, and why it can be passed down in a family, but they do not explain what the Force is. In fact, when Qui-Gon explains them to Anakin, he specifically states, that the midichlorians only communicate the will of the Force, making it clear that the Force is higher consciousness, and not the midichlorians themselves, nor is it generated by them.

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* DoingInTheWizard: Subverted.DownplayedTrope. Midichlorians provide a bit of scientific explanation to why some people are more receptive to the Force than others, and why it can be passed down in a family, but they do not explain what the Force is. In fact, when Qui-Gon explains them to Anakin, he specifically states, that the midichlorians only communicate the will of the Force, making it clear that the Force is higher consciousness, and not the midichlorians themselves, nor is it generated by them.
15th Aug '17 6:34:05 PM dlchen145
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* CheatersNeverProsper: The ruffian known as Sebulba tries to bump the [[KidHero child protagonist]]'s car as soon as the kid takes second place, only for the kid to attach his car to Sebulba's, build up speeding using Sebulba's car, and then rip apart Sebulba's car in the process of breaking off from it, leaving Sebulba in the miles from the finish line with a third of his car intact.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: The ruffian known as Sebulba tries to bump the [[KidHero child protagonist]]'s car as soon as the kid takes second place, only for the kid to attach his car to Sebulba's, build up speeding using Sebulba's car, and then rip apart Sebulba's car in the process of breaking off from it, leaving Sebulba in the miles from the finish line with a third of his car intact.
15th Aug '17 6:33:11 PM dlchen145
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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious becames Chancellor.

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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious becames becomes Chancellor.
15th Aug '17 6:32:53 PM dlchen145
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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious became a Chancellor.

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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious became a becames Chancellor.
15th Aug '17 6:29:12 PM dlchen145
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* AirstrikeImpossible: Bravo Squadron's assault on the Droid Control Ship. It quickly becomes clear that they have the deck stacked against them--the ships deflector shield is too strong for their starfighters to penetrate, and the ship is heavily armed and has an endless supply of Droid Starfighters to launch against the tiny squadron of royal fighters. It takes Anakin's flight into the ships hangar and sabotage of the ships reactor to turn the tide.

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* AirstrikeImpossible: Bravo Squadron's assault on the Droid Control Ship. It quickly becomes clear that they have the deck stacked against them--the ships ship's deflector shield is too strong for their starfighters to penetrate, and the ship is heavily armed and has an endless supply of Droid Starfighters to launch against the tiny squadron of royal fighters. It takes Anakin's flight into the ships hangar and sabotage of the ships reactor to turn the tide.
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