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Star Wars is someone else's toy I am merely taking it down from the shelf and playing with it for a while. But, what if Qui-Gon had not died? What if it was Obi-Wan that was drawn off to a solo battle and defeated?
What would life have then been like for the Chosen One of prophecy? Indeed how would this one event change the course of history for the entire galaxy? A plot of the heading they were following this time had told them they were headed directly toward the Geonosis System. It seemed that Jango Fett and his son Boba were about to finally make planet fall.
It's seen some heavy use on this run but seems to be handling it ok. Scans revealed a large planet painted in reds and browns. It had a meteor ring around it that had some impressive specimens in it. Jango Fett's ship was making a direct line for the planet by passing above the meteor ring. We'll head down after he's made it down safely. Can you feel it? But I haven't done an active scan either. Do you want me to? In fact we won't actively use the Force at all until we have a better idea of what's going on.
I can sense something dark but somehow familiar as well. Take us down easy and land us at least five klicks from the area Jango set down at. As they settled in for a landing Qui-Gon's sense of something dark and dangerous yet somehow familiar grew stronger. He was glad he had finally figured out how the strange Sith Warrior he had fought ten years ago had managed to get so close to him without being detected, not once but twice.
He and Anakin had managed through trial and error to duplicate the feat. The Jedi Council had not approved of the ability and forbade him from teaching it to other Jedi.
They could not however make him not use it now that he knew how. As Anakin completed landing procedures Qui-Gon made his decision and looked to his Padawan. Nothing definite or strong. If what I'm beginning to suspect is the reason for it, if I get too close whatever or whoever I'm sensing will detect me and blow our cover. With your ability to communicate with each other I can remain in almost real time contact with Anakin without using comm signals that can be detected and traced.
While your abilities are a result of your Force connection I have never been able to sense it when you talk to each other that way. There was an abnormally high number of Trade Federation Command Sphere ships berthed near here. I believe what I am sensing is a Jedi who left the Order. My Master Count Dooku. And how could you sense him from that kind of distance without focusing on him?
Why it's stronger with some and almost nonexistent in others has never been explained. Dooku and I are better at it than most. I cannot tell if the darkness is him or not without revealing my presence. If it isn't it's in very close proximity to him. I'm afraid I'm sending you into a hornets nest and sending you in blind as well. Keep your senses wide open but do not so much as reach to touch the Force. Dooku was always very talented at detecting even the slightest Force use around him.
If he is the darkness you don't want to announce your presence. No matter what you find you must remain calm at all times. You are only going in to look and listen, not to act. If you are discovered your only priority is escape no matter what the situation you find. Recon only mission, no Force usage, enemy can sense emotional states so emotional control is vital to remaining undetected.
No actions other than looking and listening or escape if detected are to be taken unless ordered so by you through Padme. He did not want to cause a situation that would bring danger down on Padme. I have been checked out on all aspects of it. Depending on the situation I might need you on various systems or even taking complete control if I need to go assist.
It's not much better than none at all to be honest. As soon as Anakin heads out I want you to suit up in it for the duration of our stay here.
The thought of extended time in any armor was not pleasant. But this situation could go very bad very quickly and if we aren't wearing it when we need it we won't have time to stop and put it on. If it's any consolation I'll be wearing a set as well. The council feels it gives us too much of an army uniform type look and as you say day in and day out in it is miserable. But at least seven out of ten Jedi deaths might not have happened if they had been wearing the extra protection.
The dark red, brown, and tan colors were arranged in random patches in no set order, shape, or size. It would blend in with the terrain outside and make Anakin's silhouette very hard to make out. The camera lenses and microphones for sound blended with the suit. Qui-Gon was quick to address the one flaw in Anakin's ensemble. Here use mine for now. He snapped it into place on his left forearm where the darkish Krayt Horn merged in nicely with the colors of his suit.
Anakin then just as gravely took his own saber off his belt and held it out to her on his upturned palms. Security is going to be very tight. Avoid the main entrances, look for unexpected ways inside. It is vital that we get intel on what is going on here back to the Republic. We can't do that unless you make it back in one piece.
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All your power in the Force won't help you this time since using it will lead to your detection. Your ability to think on your feet and remain calm and centered at all times regardless of what you find out are what will keep you and us alive this time.
You are the only Padawan I would even consider sending into this situation. I have faith in you. I know you can do this. With one last look at Padme he turned and left the ship to start his trek toward the fortress where Jango Fett had landed. Anakin made steady progress toward his destination despite having to stop several times when the currents of the Force let him know of unseen observers.
Without touching the Force himself he couldn't gather any solid info on the watchers but he could in a passive manner sense the currents they caused as they went about their duties. He mused that even at this distance from the fortress if the Shadow Wraith wasn't under cloak it would have eventually been seen and reported.
Anakin finally made it to the fortress and eventually found a path in without being observed. Instinct led him down first and, in time, he found an enormous factory complex that was cranking out Battle Droids, Super Battle Droids, and Destroyer Droids in record numbers.
He made sure to get video evidence of the whole operation. On his way back up he had to dodge up a set of side stairs just in time to avoid being seen by Count Dooku himself. With the Count were Nute Gunray and two Geonosians who from their elaborate armor must be pivotal figures in the government of Geonosis.
It's only sheer luck that has kept her alive so far. She will die and soon. It took all of Anakin's willpower to keep his rage tamped down, plus a few words from Padme. That just confirms what I suspected all along. Don't let this distract you.
You're not done yet. How's Qui-Gon taking it? I think he's been half convinced since he could sense the darkness from orbit. It has saddened him though. Hold on I think I've found their meeting room. Count Dooku was sat the head of the table and Jango Fett stood behind him. The Geonosians have already joined us and are busy creating droids for our armies. The Trade Federation has also pledged their armies to the cause. The Republic will have no choice but to accede to our demands.
Using the same care and stealth as before Anakin made his way back to the Shadow Wraith. Remembering the hidden watchers he carefully floated even farther from the fortress on silent repulsors before lifting clear of the planet. They reached the edge of the system with no problems and Qui-Gon opened a secure transmission directly to the Jedi Council.
Yoda's voice soon emerged from the speakers as a hologram of the Jedi Master shimmered into view. Found you have those responsible for the attacks on the Senator? I believe dark times are ahead of us. This video from the planet Geonosis, taken by my Padawan reveals it all for you. After it finished there was silence for several minutes as the ramifications were pondered.
We will get back to you as soon as plans here are finalized. The two Jedi sat back to wait, Padme on the other hand kept the comm circuits humming as she conferred with other Senators and even made speeches addressing the Senate from long distance. Despite all her efforts things did not go well for her that week.
Palpatine's backers in the Senate managed to push through a vote granting the Chancellor emergency powers which effectively gave him absolute control over any and all aspects of life in the Republic. If she hadn't been in touch to stop him Jar Jar Binks would have been duped into proposing it and the vote, originated by a neutral party, wouldn't have been nearly as close as it had been.
The strife in the Senate caused some tension between Anakin and Padme until they learned how to accept that just because they shared thoughts didn't mean those thoughts always had to agree. Padme believed that giving the Republic a standing army would only hasten and escalate any conflict while Anakin believed there was no way to negotiate a peaceful resolution if the Republic didn't have the strength to stand against an attacker.
Padme was concerned that giving emergency powers to the Chancellor did away with the checks and balances built into the system while Anakin appreciated that doing so would cut down on governmental red tape and ensure quicker action when needed. Qui-Gon breathed a deep sigh of relief when they finally came to the conclusion that the world wasn't going to come to a screeching halt just because they had different opinions.
Padme's worst fears came to life when they were told that the clone army was to be sent to attack Geonosis in an attempt to capture the Separatist leadership before they could organize and attack the Republic. They were tasked with the mission of infiltrating the fortress and capturing the leadership when the main attack commenced.Star Wars Qui-Gon Jinn's First Encounter with Darth Maul HD
I told you an army like that just begs to be used! Despite all the talking and mediation the Separatists were building their armies and planning to attack before anyone knew the clone army existed. When one side is determined to have their way or eliminate anyone who doesn't fall in line the other side only has two choices; surrender completely or fight for their beliefs and freedom.
Unless both sides are willing to compromise one side must prove itself strong enough to enforce its will on the other side. They did so to become strong enough together to enforce their will. Even if that will was only to be left in peace. The Republic has continued to enforce that will to this very day by being the strongest political entity.
It should be a familiar concept. Is that not what happened on Naboo when your people and the Gungans banded together to remove the Trade Federation from your world?
Just as Nute Gunray obviously feels towards you. It all depends on your point of view. I defend attacking them to prevent their attack on the Republic. Had they truly only wished to be separate and gathered armies only to enforce their will to be left alone I would not support any action against them.
But since their attempts to enforce their will through the inner workings of the Republic have failed they are trying to use physical force against the Republic to achieve their goals and that I will stand against. Padme looked at him with a troubled look on her face.
I need to think this over. Anakin's face broke into a stunned expression as she left the cockpit. He trained mainly in Makashi as Lightsaber to Lightsaber combat was a passion of his. As his Padawan I was good but never at his level.
You are good, probably better than I was at your age. You certainly have more brute power in the Force than I did but he has a vast amount of experience over you plus if he is the darkness I sensed, and I believe he is, there's no telling what new Force abilities he's picked up.
There is only one Force and therefore any ability a "dark sider" has should be able to be used by a "light sider". The main difference is that most who fall to the dark tend to lose their distaste for using the Force to kill directly and therefore are more willing to use it offensively rather than defensively. The difference is the level of connection between you and your opponent.
Using your saber you are connected to your saber and aware of the opponent. When your opponent dies you sense his passing but aren't connected to it. If you use the Force to say burst his heart or choke him you are directly connected and feeling his death is much more traumatic. In the past, before it was banned, many Jedi found they could not live with the consequences of killing that way and went mad or dark, or ended themselves.
In this matter I fully agree with the Order. It is hard enough on anyone when we have to kill, it is best to do so, when we have to, in a way that is not as traumatic. So what are we likely to see from Dooku? Of the offensive abilities I have learned of I believe he will go for the more straight forward like lightning. As I understand it, it's usually a reflection of their rage channeled through the Force and brought to life as arcs of electricity from their hands to their target.
It can be blocked with a saber fairly easily or can be absorbed through the Force with great difficulty. As neither of us have direct experience with it I would suggest we stick with our sabers. We have plenty of time before the attack force is due to arrive. They gathered together again two days later in the game room to start planning their mission. Padme I need you to take control of the ship and drop us off then…" "I'm sorry Qui-Gon but I will be unable to pilot the ship for the mission.
Qui-Gon looked at her for a moment puzzled. Very well we will drop you off in a safe location before we…" "I fully intend to be part of the mission. I only said that I would not be able to pilot the ship for it. I can not honestly make that claim. It only makes sense that you and Anakin take him together. Tell me, while you do what's to keep the other Separatist leaders from escaping? The Separatist leaders are bound to have droids with them for defense.
I have the offensive side of things taken care of. I'll need to see what you have. The sturdy little droid was back shortly pulling a case that was larger than it was.
Qui-Gon looked at it suspiciously until Padme reached down and opened the case revealing a large stash of weapons. When I saw your cases brought on board I assumed they were all full of more of your elaborate costumes.
You seem to have packed with much more common sense than I gave you credit for. Even Jedi can't look under the surface of every single person they meet. Those are adjustable Ion grenades based off of the Gungan boomer tech. Each grenade can take out all electronics from a radius of one to ten meters. That's an effective looking rifle. Sized like a carbine it has the range accuracy and punch of a heavy rifle.
Where did you get them? I wasn't aware Naboo had changed its mind about weapon manufacture. We will never be as vulnerable again. Have you deliberately kept it quiet? Like a foolishly overdressed political figure a planet that is underestimated has an advantage. I will not betray your trust. Are you competent with them? I spent far more time training with these weapons than I did with bladed ones before this trip.
I am still uneasy about putting you into a combat situation but it will greatly increase our chances of succeeding. So it falls to R2 to pilot the ship to our drop off point and then stand by incase we need an emergency extraction.
R2 whistled in awe at the serious role it had just been given. It will be more than adequate for our needs. Secondary is to disrupt droid army operations if possible. Working under the assumption that the leadership will try to escape as soon as the attack starts, we will time our insertion so we arrive just after the main force arrives.
We will insert here midway between the command center and the hanger. Anakin and I will go toward the command center and Padme will head to this point near the hanger. That area should offer good ambush sites for her to take out any protection droids the leader may have with them. R2 will keep the ship under cloak and be ready to pick us up at the hanger when needed. So when is the fleet expected to arrive?
There's a chance it will adversely affect the droid army and save lives. Do you think that will work again? I don't doubt that they have built some back ups into their systems but there is a chance it will impact their forces long enough to give our troops an advantage.
Take what you need I have plenty. In a day and a half we will descend to a waiting position on the planet. Take the time until then to make whatever preparations you need.
Thirty-six hours later they gathered in the cockpit dressed in their battle gear and started their descent. Qui-Gon and Anakin again dampened their presence in the Force to remain undetected by Count Dooku as they settled in a safe distance to await the imminent attack. In the control center Count Dooku was again meeting with the coalition leaders with Jango Fett at his back when the alarms sounded the approach of the Republic's armada.
Most of our troops have already been shipped to staging locations. However we have enough still on site to hold the approaching forces while you break free and head to the rendezvous point. In a single group they filed out and headed toward the hangar with their security droids in tow. The sturdy droid, locked into its navigation slot, smoothly raised the ship and arrowed toward the Geonosian citadel.
On silent repulsors R2 hovered the ship over the insertion point and lowered the boarding ramp. The Jedi and Padme quickly jumped from the ship into the upper level hallway. Remember your life is far more valuable than their capture. Only move on them if you feel it is feasible. May the Force be with us all.
In the control center Count Dooku suddenly looked up then turned to Jango, "There is a small infiltration team in the citadel! One of them is heading for the leaders. Go eliminate the problem and see that they safely depart. Poggle the Lesser moved over to Count Dooku with a small holo projector in hand, a small red sphere rotated slowly above it.
If they are found it will ruin everything. They shall be safe. I am not sacrificing my troops to cover your retreat. We shall pull back to the catacombs. He slipped the plans into his tunic and was preparing to make his own departure when two forms leaped down from above. Unsurprised Count Dooku faced them as two ion grenades went off frying all electronics in the room. Is this your new Padawan? He must have been sent to assist the leaders.
In the hanger Padme settled into a prime ambush spot on a catwalk above the main hanger floor and waited for targets. She didn't have long to wait as they soon came through the main doors with their guard droids clanking and rolling around them.
Padme quickly primed two ion grenades for maximum power and swiftly lobbed one at each end of the procession. The blast caught the droids and knocked them all offline. Before the Separatists realized what was happening Padme had flipped her rifle to three round bursts and started making sure the downed droids could not reboot on her. As she finished making sure of the last droid Nute Gunray tried to make a run for it until Padme put a three round burst close enough in front of him to singe his toes.
Nute Gunray skidded to a halt and retreated back to the group and hid behind the Techno Union rep. Hands behind your heads or I treat you the same as those droids! Silas Carson portrays Nute Gunraythe Viceroy of the Trade Federation who leads Naboo's invasion and tries to force Queen Amidala to sign a treaty to legitimise their occupation of the planet. Carson also portrays three minor characters: Dominic West plays the role of a Naboo guard. Christian Simpson appears as Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes.
The original film was written to introduce a wider story arc that could be told in sequels on the chance that it became successful, so Star Wars evolved from the first film in the series to the first episode of the saga's second trilogy. This was inmore than six years since the release of Star Wars.
Lucas admitted to being "burned out" and announced he would take a break from working on the saga. Because Lucas had developed most of the backstory, the idea of prequels continued to fascinate him.
Lucas saw there was still a large audience for his idea of a prequel trilogy and with the development of special effects generated with computer-generated imagery CGILucas considered returning to his saga and directing the film. Lucas began outlining the story; Anakin Skywalker rather than Obi-Wan Kenobi would be the protagonist and the series would be a tragedy examining Darth Vader's origins.
A relic of the original outline was that Anakin would, like his son, grow up on Tatooine. This was the final step toward turning the franchise into a saga.
The screenplay of Star Wars was adapted from Lucas' page outline that was written inwhich he designed to help him keep track of the characters' backstories and events that occurred before the original trilogy.
Eventually, Anakin's younger age led Lucas to rewrite his participation in the movie's major scenes. The central plot is Palpatine's intent to become Chancellor, which leads to the Trade Federation's attack on Naboo, the Jedi being sent there, Anakin being met along the way, and the rise of the Sith Lords. As with the original trilogy, Lucas intended The Phantom Menace to illustrate several themes throughout the narrative.
Duality is a frequent theme; Amidala is a queen who passes as a handmaiden, Palpatine plays on both sides of the war, among others. All three approached directors told Lucas that he should direct the film, as they each found the project "too daunting.
McCallum stated that his experience with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles led to many of his decisions on The Phantom Menace, such as long-term deals with actors and soundstages, the employment of recent graduates with no film experience, and the creation of sets and landscapes with digital technology. In AprilMcCallum started searching for artists in art, architecture and design schools, and in mid-year he began location scouting with production designer Gavin Bocquet.
With the exception of the Gungan city, which had an art nouveau -inspired visual, these locations would be given distinctive looks with some basis in the real world. The concept drawings of Ralph McQuarrie for the original trilogy served as the basis for Mos Espa—which was also inspired by old Tunisian hotels and buildings and had touches such as a market place to differentiate it from A New Hope's Mos Eisley—and Coruscant, in particular a metropolis design which became the basis for the Senate.
Chiang uses that orientation to base the droids on the Imperial soldiers, only in the same style of stylized and elongated features seen in tribal African art. Many of the aliens are hybrids, combining features of real animals. At times entire food chains were developed even though only a small percentage of them would appear in the film.
Whitlatch also designed detailed skeletons for the major characters and facial muscles on Jar Jar Binks as a reference for ILM's animators. Each creature would reflect its environment; those on Naboo were more beautiful because the planet is "lush and more animal-friendly", Tatooine has rough-looking creatures "with weather-beaten leathery skin to protect them from the harsh desert elements", and Coruscant has bipedal, human-looking aliens.
Lucas wanted the lightsaber battles to be fast and more intense, depicting the Jedi in their prime. This scene was highly praised by critics and audiences. Stunt coordinator Nick Gillard was recruited to create a new Jedi fighting style for the prequel trilogy. Gillard likened the lightsaber battles to a chess game "with every move being a check ".
Because of their short-range weapons, Gillard thought the Jedi would have had to develop a fighting style that merged every swordfighting style, such as kendo and other kenjutsu styles, with other swinging techniques, such as tennis swings and tree-chopping. While training Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor, Gillard wrote a sequence which lasted around 60 seconds and intended to be around five or six sequences per fight.
The preference of hand-to-hand combat was intended to give a spiritual and intellectual role to the Jedi. Designer Trisha Biggar and her team created over 1, costumes that were inspired by various cultures. Tatooine followed A New Hope with sun-bleached sand colors, Coruscant had grays, browns and blacks, and Naboo had green and gold for humans while Gungans wore "a leathery look, like their skin". The Jedi costumes followed the tradition from the original film; Obi-Wan's costume was inspired by the costume that was worn by Guinness.
Lucas said he and Biggar would look at the conceptual art to "translat[e] all of these designs into cloth and fabric and materials that would actually work and not look silly". Biggar also consulted Gillard to ensure the costumes would accommodate action scenes, and consulted the creature department to find which fabrics "wouldn't wear too heavily" on the alien skins. A huge wardrobe department was set up at Leavesden Film Studios to create over costumes for the main actors and 5, for the background ones.
Jackson expressed interest in appearing in a Star Wars film, he was approached by casting director Robin Gurland to play Windu. Lucas and McCallum were so impressed with the test tape that they gave Park the role of Maul. His voice was considered "too squeaky" and was dubbed over in post-production by Peter Serafinowicz.
Hugh Quarshie considered the part of Panaka as "a good career move" and a production that would be fun to make. As she prepared the script for her directorial debut The Virgin SuicidesSofia heard Lucas would make a new Star Wars film and asked him if she could accompany him during filming. Lucas offered Coppola a role in the royal entourage, which she accepted because it "seemed like a good vantage point to watch without getting in the way".
Filming began on June 26,and ended on September 30 of that year, primarily taking place at Leavesden Film Studios in England. Leavesden was leased for a two and a half year period so the production company could leave the sets intact and return after principal photography had been completed.
On the night following the third day of shooting in Tozeur, an unexpected sandstorm destroyed many of the sets and props. The production was quickly rescheduled to allow for repairs and was able to leave Tunisia on the date originally planned. Scenes with explosions were filmed on replica sets in Leavesden. A binder with the film's storyboards served as a reference for live-action filming, shots that would be filmed in front of a chroma key blue screen, and shots that would be composed using CGI.
The sets were often built with the parts that would be required on screen; often they were built only up to the heights of the actors. Chroma key was extensively used for digital set extensions, backgrounds or scenes that required cinematographer David Tattersall to seek powerful lamps to light the sets and visual effects supervisor John Knoll to develop software that would remove the blue reflection from shiny floors.
Knoll, who remained on set through most of the production, worked closely with Tatterstall to ensure that the shots were suitable to add effects later. The cameras were fitted with data capture models to provide technical data for the CGI artists. Some scenes, mostly of elements filmed by the special effects team, were shot on high definition, digital video tapes to test the performance of digital recordings, which Lucas and McCallum considered the next logical step because of the amount of digitizing—an expensive process compared to recording directly on digital media—for the compositing of computer-generated effects.
All future films would be shot using Sony CineAlta high-definition video cameras. The visual effects crew did not like the original results and crafted Fode and Beed as an entirely computer generated alien. Ben Burtt —who was also the film's sound editor —was responsible for action sequences under Lucas' supervision.
Non-linear editing systems played a large part in translating Lucas' vision; he constantly tweaked, revised and reworked shots and scenes. The final sound mix was added in March and the following month the film was completed after the delivery of the remaining visual effects shots. You can't write one of these movies without knowing how you're going to accomplish it. About 1, of the shots in The Phantom Menace have visual effects. The scene in which toxic gas is released on the Jedi is the only sequence with no digital alteration.
Knoll previewed 3, storyboards for the film; Lucas accompanied him to explain factors of the shots that would be practical and those which would be created through visual effects.
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Knoll later said that on hearing the explanations of the storyboards, he did not know how to accomplish what he had seen. The result was a mixture of original techniques and the newest digital techniques to make it difficult for the viewer to guess which technique was being used.
Knoll and his visual effects team wrote new computer software, including cloth simulators to allow a realistic depiction of the digital characters' clothing, to create certain shots.
Another goal was to create computer-generated characters that could act seamlessly with live-action actors. While filming scenes with CGI characters, Lucas would block the characters using their corresponding voice actors on-set. The voice actors were then removed and the live-action actors would perform the same scene alone.
A CGI character would later be added into the shot to complete the conversation. Dudman's team was told where the creatures would be required six months before principal photography begun, and they rushed the production.
The Neimodian suits, which were originally intended as digital characters, were delivered one day before they would be required on set. Dudman traveled to Skywalker Ranch to see the original creatures that could be reused, and read the script for a breakdown of scenes with practical creatures, leaving only the more outlandish designs to be created using CGI.
Except for Jake Lloyd inside a hydraulically controlled cockpit and a few practical podracer models, the entire podracing scene—which the effects crew designed to be as "out of this world" as possible—is computer-generated. The Phantom Menace's score was composed and conducted by John Williams. Williams decided to use electronic instruments such as synthesizers to enhance the sound and choral pieces to "capture the magical, mystical force that a regular orchestra might not have been able to provide", and create an atmosphere that was "more mysterious and mystical and less military" than those of the original trilogy.
The track was made into a music video. This album featured the score, which Williams restructured as a listening experience; it is not presented in film order and omits many notable cues from the film because of the space restriction of the compact disc. The set features almost the entire score as it is heard in the film, including all of the edits and loops that were made for the sound mix.
Like previous Star Wars films, The Phantom Menace makes several references to historical events and films that George Lucas watched in his youth. The Star Wars films typically mix several concepts from different mythologies together.
The name "Qui-Gon" adapts the term qigongwhich refers to a Chinese discipline involving meditation and cultivation of the flow of the vital energy called " Chi" or "Qi" for healing, health and combat.
The words Ch'i Chinesegi Koreanki Japanese and the Indian term " Prana " all refer to the energy that is thought to flow through all living things, from the source of all chi or power which is "The Way" or "The Tao " in Chinese philosophy.