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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

The Phantom Menace is the return of the Sith, being brought about (at the time) by Darth Sidious and Darth Maul. The Phantom Menace is initially said to be Darth Sidious (the pre-evolution form of ...
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

The movie doesn't have any character as such. Though Darth Maul has appeared significantly enough to make people assume that Phantom Menace is referring to him, but this is not the case. In the movie,...
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Age portrayal of Han Solo

Han Solo starts 'Solo' at age 19, and then the story jumps ahead three years when Han is 22 years of age. Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich portrayed a younger Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars ...
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How did they film Anakin SkyWalker racing in his podracer at that speed?

Cam Droids According to Wookieepedia: Cam droids were also used to capture sporting events like Podraces, and their recordings would be transmitted to the public HoloNet or portable viewscreens. ...
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How did Darth Maul trace the Queen/Jedi back to Tatooine?

Because Amidala was necessary for their plans—the queen needed to sign a treaty that would legitimize the illegal occupation of Naboo—Sidious dispatched Maul to find the queen and the Jedi. Maul ...
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Is the Pod Racing location real?

Wide shots were done in Tunisia. However, much of it was done on a miniature set using practical effects, supplemented with CG (Blue Screen) for the final cut.
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What is the tunnel Darth Maul fell in to?

While fans typically refer to it as a "reactor shaft", more official materials refer to it differently. According to the script for the movie Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, where this event ...
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Age portrayal of Han Solo

According to Solo: The Official Guide, Han Solo is stated to have been born in 32 BBY. He is somewhere between 19 and 22 in the movie. As for Darth Maul, if you watch the credits, he is credited only ...
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High ground in Star Wars

There might be a conclusion here, that Obi-Wan knows how someone can jump from the lower ground to kill someone who is at higher ground, so he knows how to protect yourself from that move as well.
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

If you subscribe to the Darth Jar Jar theory, "The Phantom Menace" refers to Jar Jar Binks. TL;DR of Darth Jar Jar Theory: Jar Jar was secretly a villain trained in the ways of the Force and only ...
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What is the connection between The Phantom Menace (1999) and The Shadow (1994)?

The "Connections" section in IMDB is meant to cover explicit connections between the two movies, such as: characters in the later movie watch or discuss the earlier movie. For example, in The ...
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

In the February 1999 issue of VANITY FAIR magazine, George Lucas stated that Darth Sidious was The Phantom Menace.
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Why didn't Anakin's left podracer engine not fry and then stop working altogether?

tl:dr The writers didn't want the engine to fry and stop working altogether. Unfortunately, for you to get a logical answer to this question, there has to be an actual design that works in the real ...
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

I have always assumed it referred to the fact that the Trade Federation blockade and invasion of Naboo was a False Flag operation. It was entirely manufactured event which posed no real threat to the ...
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

The Phantom Menace is Darth Jarjar: TLDR: JarJar has sith eyes. Is the only gangan with such eyes JarJar demonstrates force jump repeatedly. No those are not just "alien powers" as no other ...
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How did they film Anakin SkyWalker racing in his podracer at that speed?

Camera Droid capable of flying 1,000km/h? They have missile droids after all. Basically there are two lentisk challenges to overcome here: Recording speed: At worst you'll end up with a blurry image ...
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

It's true that George Lucas specifically said the title was referencing Palpatine/Darth Sidious, but I believe it's also a concept and much broader theme. A theme that relates to the haunting quality ...
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Is the Pod Racing location real?

Managed to find this location: Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur, Tunisia according to Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Filming Locations And on the Wikipedia page List of Star Wars filming ...
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