Star Wars: Episode I

The Phantom Menace

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Opening Crawl

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute.

Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo.

While the congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict....

Synopsis

Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.

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Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn lived for the moment using the philosophy of "feel, don't think, use your instincts." For that reason, he often disagreed with the Jedi Council, and his more strait-laced Padawan apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Qui-Gon's willingness to allow the Force to guide his actions leads him to Tatooine, where he finds a most remarkable boy who may hold the key to bringing balance back to the Force.

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Naboo

Naboo

An idyllic world, Naboo is inhabited by peaceful humans known as the Naboo, and an indigenous species of intelligent amphibians called the Gungans. Naboo's surface consists of swampy lakes, rolling plains and green hills. Its population centers are beautiful -- Naboo's river cities are full of classical architecture and greenery, while the underwater Gungan settlements are a striking display of exotic hydrostatic bubble technology.

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Sebulba

Sebulba

A scheming Dug pilot, Sebulba is the undefeated Podracing champion of Mos Espa, Tatooine. He ensures his repeated victories by cheating, using hidden weapons and dirty tactics while driving his enormous Podracer.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

A dedicated and legendary Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the Padawan learner apprenticed to Qui-Gon Jinn. A stern apprentice, Kenobi believes in following the Jedi Code to the letter, unlike his more maverick mentor.

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Darth Maul

Darth Maul

Darth Maul was a weapon forged by the hateful energies of the dark side to ensure the victory of the Sith over the Jedi Order. A creature of pure evil, Maul had no personality beyond his ultimate devotion to his master, Darth Sidious.

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Tatooine

Tatooine

Tatooine rests in the distant Outer Rim, beyond the reaches of Republic law. Even the Trade Federation lacked a presence on the desert planet. Poor, with very little industry to boast, Tatooine is a mixture of hard-working locals attempting to make a living from the unforgiving environment and transients visiting the world for illegal ventures. Tatooine is controlled by the Hutts, and their shady operations bring many spacers, bounty hunters, thieves and other malcontents to the planet's few port cities.

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Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

A slave on Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker may be the Chosen One of an ancient Jedi prophecy, possibly conceived by the will of the Force itself. He is discovered by Qui-Gon Jinn and exhibits amazing strength in the Force. Anakin is also a gifted mechanic and pilot.

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Coruscant

Coruscant

The galactic capital world, Coruscant is completely encased within a gleaming cityscape. It is home to the Galactic Senate -- the heart of the Galactic Republic -- as well as the Jedi Temple.

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Padmé Amidala

Padmé
Amidala

At 14 years old, Queen Amidala is the elected leader of the peaceful planet of Naboo. When her homeworld is invaded by the Trade Federation, she at first carefully avoids a course of action that would lead her planet to war. When combat becomes inevitable, Amidala fights for freedom in both the political arena of the Galactic Senate, and the battlefields of Naboo.

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Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks

An outcast, the clumsy but well-meaning Jar Jar Binks spent his time in the Naboo swampland. Jar Jar's fate took a twist when the hapless Gungan encountered a pair of Jedi as they eluded enemy forces during the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. By Gungan tradition, Jar Jar found himself indebted to Qui-Gon Jinn for saving his life.

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      • Always a Bigger Fish

        Always a Bigger Fish

      • Artoo to the Rescue

        Artoo to the Rescue

      • Podrace Victory

        Podrace Victory

      • Activate The Droids

        Activate The Droids

      • Duel Into The Core

        Duel Into The Core