BlogalongaStarWars has finally reached the prequels and so we press on with the rather notorious Episode I. Long time listeners will remember we recorded a commentary for the film back in February ’12 for it’s 3D re-release, so we agonised over whether to return to it for BlogalongaStarWars. Had we said all there was to say on the subject of the first prequel?
But we realised that Star Wars is in a very different place than it was in early 2012. Then we were talking about a finished saga, a franchise that had come to a close, with no expectation or desire of continuation. Now, here we stand with a virtual assault of new Star Wars material coming our way over the next few years, with ‘The Force Awakens’ looking alarmingly promising.
So we decided to go back in for one more mission, taking a look at summer 1999’s behemoth in the light of what it now means in the context of a saga set to be at least nine films long. So, it’s time to brush up on your trade routes, abandon your loving mother and fail the Jedi council’s tests - because things are about to get bombad!
'The Phantom Menace' - a retrospective
'Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace' commentary (Recorded in Feb 2012)
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