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21st Jul '16 9:28:44 PM valos
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** Chances are none of the other merchants in the area would take credits either. Given that Qui-Gon just let slip that they only have credits, and just openly tried to mind-trick Watto into accepting the credits, suddenly coming back with a bundle of parts to barter with would be rather suspicious.
22nd Jun '16 3:27:36 PM Ciara25
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\n* In the Expanded Universe, the Empire was notoriously human centric and xenophobic - which makes perfect sense hen you realise that the Empire's founder, Palpatine, grew up on a planet with two different sentient species that were constantly in conflict and distrusted each other.

27th May '16 3:48:29 PM falcon2484
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\n* If people come to this movie knowing nothing about it, they're treated to a small clue as to Padmé's true identity when she says to Qui-Gon, "You assume too much." It's a MeaningfulEcho of what Nute Gunray says to Queen Amidala earlier in the film.

23rd Apr '16 1:21:37 PM infernape612
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* The way Qui-Gon and Darth Maul act during their duel while being separated by an energy gate is a summation of the Jedi and SIth philosophies. Qui-Gon closes his eyes, meditates and focuses on summoning the best of his training to improve his skills. Darth Maul paces around, gathering anger and gaining a tunnel vision on his enemy he constantly glares at, focusing on his weak points.
* A phantom is like a ghost, a specter that is physically not there... yet it stands before us in spite of that. A hologram is a virtual projector that makes a person appear before an audience as if he's really there despite the fact you cannot touch him for he lacks substances. Save for one scene, and all the scenes that featuring his secret identity, which character only appears as a hologram for the majority of the film?
* A mix of Fridge Brilliance and Fridge Humor. When the decoy queen commands Padme (the true queen, mind you) to go clean R2D2, she has this goofy little grin on her face. Why? Because this is a chance to prank her boss, as it were. Padme has her hand maidens do all sorts of crap and now the decoy is able to get a little revenge. "Oh, go clean the filthy droid, Padme. He deserves our thanks, afterall!" The decoy knows Padme can't complain so takes the opportunity to get in a little fun.

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* The way Qui-Gon and Darth Maul act during their duel while being separated by an energy gate is a summation of the Jedi and SIth Sith philosophies. Qui-Gon closes his eyes, meditates and focuses on summoning the best of his training to improve his skills. Darth Maul paces around, gathering anger and gaining a tunnel vision on his enemy he constantly glares at, focusing on his weak points.
* A phantom is like a ghost, a specter that is physically not there... yet it stands before us in spite of that. A hologram is a virtual projector that makes a person appear before an audience as if he's really there despite the fact you cannot touch him for he lacks substances. Save for one scene, and all the scenes that featuring his secret identity, which character only appears as a hologram for the majority of the film?
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* A mix of Fridge Brilliance and Fridge Humor. When the decoy queen commands Padme (the true queen, mind you) to go clean R2D2, [=R2D2=], she has this goofy little grin on her face. Why? Because this is a chance to prank her boss, as it were. Padme has her hand maidens do all sorts of crap and now the decoy is able to get a little revenge. "Oh, go clean the filthy droid, Padme. He deserves our thanks, afterall!" after all!" The decoy knows Padme can't complain so takes the opportunity to get in a little fun.
12th Apr '16 8:20:37 AM defender2222
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\n* One of the biggest complaints about the Phantom Menace is that it is so goofy and kid-friendly; one of the biggest complaints about the Prequels is they don't feel like the Original Trilogy. But that is the point... the original trilogy was a Space Opera and followed that flow. The Prequels are a Greek Tragedy with Oedipus Rex being the main influence. Thus it doesn't follow the same ups and downs of the original because it is working from a different playbook. This also explains why the Phantom Menace is so silly: Greek Tragedies usually start with light-hearted comedy and goofy characters before evolving into dark and tragic stories. The Phantom Menace is merely the goofy 20 minute opening act of a Greek Tragedy.

12th Apr '16 8:09:02 AM defender2222
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\n* A mix of Fridge Brilliance and Fridge Humor. When the decoy queen commands Padme (the true queen, mind you) to go clean R2D2, she has this goofy little grin on her face. Why? Because this is a chance to prank her boss, as it were. Padme has her hand maidens do all sorts of crap and now the decoy is able to get a little revenge. "Oh, go clean the filthy droid, Padme. He deserves our thanks, afterall!" The decoy knows Padme can't complain so takes the opportunity to get in a little fun.

27th Mar '16 7:15:41 PM igordebraga
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* Darth Sidious gives the clear order [[KillEmAll "Wipe them out. All of them."]] And yet the droids are taking the Gungans as prisoners, and it's implied Amidala would be held captive instead of killed before the decoy showed up.



*** The Phantom Menace, like all of the Star Wars films, is a family movie. They're targeted at kids (Mark Hamill himself said the original's target audience was 5 year olds in this interview [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byLUK7mdc00] at 13:09), but there's material there for preteens, teenagers, and adults to enjoy as well.

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*** The Phantom Menace, like all of the Star Wars films, is a family movie. They're targeted at kids (Mark Hamill himself said the original's target audience was 5 year olds in this interview [http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byLUK7mdc00] com/watch?v=byLUK7mdc00 target audience was 5 year olds in this interview]] at 13:09), but there's material there for preteens, teenagers, and adults to enjoy as well.
1st Mar '16 12:39:48 AM FlyingPete
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* So Watto apparently isn't weak-minded, so Qui-Gon's jedi mind trick doesn't work on him. No sale. So rather than a somewhat convoluted and risky plan to get the parts they need, why not try one of the other scrap dealers, who could be persuaded to accept Republic credits? It's explicitly stated that no one else has the parts they're looking for, but surely they could obtain something which they could trade with Watto for the parts they do need.
28th Jan '16 10:25:10 PM Shadao
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\n* A phantom is like a ghost, a specter that is physically not there... yet it stands before us in spite of that. A hologram is a virtual projector that makes a person appear before an audience as if he's really there despite the fact you cannot touch him for he lacks substances. Save for one scene, and all the scenes that featuring his secret identity, which character only appears as a hologram for the majority of the film?




***** It just so happens that the original trilogy has far more for older audiences to enjoy.

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***** It just so happens that the original trilogy has far more for older audiences to enjoy.
4th Jan '16 1:51:03 PM julietvalcouer
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***Except...unless you go back thousands of years, there aren't Jedi who've had to leave family. Anakin is "too old" for the Council...at NINE. By most standards, the only thing he's a bit old for is potty-training and kindergarten. Jedi children are taken from their families to the temple when they're literally too young to remember anything about where they came from. And this actually contributes to the Jedi's complete and total incompetence dealing with Anakin's crises--first over his mother, then over Padme. They seem to have absolutely no protocol in place for dealing openly with the kind of emotional stress he's under. Anakin doesn't even feel he can talk about any of it openly without risking discipline (we don't know exactly what, but possibly up to and including being expelled from the order.) The operating assumption is that Jedi just never have these problems, here's some vague platitudes, now stop having these feelings. Yoda can't in fact be anything BUT vague as treating it entirely as a discipline question means Anakin's holding back critical information. They reluctantly take this kid on from a horribly traumatic background and they never remotely consider that it might mean there are special issues that Standard Jedi Instructions won't be able to deal with.
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