Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Mark Hamill is still mad about how fans treated Episode I's Jake Lloyd
Feb 1, 2017

If anyone can understand the challenge of returning to a beloved franchise and risking the ire of fans, it’s Mark Hamill ... though he's still kind of pissed at Star Wars fans for how they reacted to Episode I.

Is a "brand new" character from The Force Awakens secretly in Phantom Menace?
Jan 8, 2016

The Force Awakens has a lot returning characters, and a lot of new characters. But then there's this other character who is ... neither? Both?

Ron Howard on why he's never directed a superhero movie and passed on Star Wars
Nov 25, 2015

That time Ron Howard was offered (and declined) to direct Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace.

Funny, snarky video finds Phantom Menace 3D re-release disturbing
Jul 4, 2015

The 3D rerelease of Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace means many things: more money for the folks at Lucasfilm, a new chance for first timers to see the flick theatrically and, of course, an opportunity to make fun of the often maligned prequel all over again.

Wesa likes Jar Jar Binks' invasion of 8 famous movie posters
Jul 4, 2015

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace supporting character Jar Jar Binks has appeared in toys, comic books, books, episodes of The Clone Wars and posters. But what if he appeared in posters where he didn't actually belong? That's a question that's finally been asked ... and answered.

Anakin actor says Phantom Menace made his life a 'living hell'
Jul 4, 2015

There are plenty of Star Wars fans out there that'd argue the prequel trilogy—especially the mediocre Phantom Menace—ruined their love of the classic film series. But, for the child star who played young Anakin Skywalker, The Phantom Menace apparently did a lot more damage than that.

Russian Phantom Menace poster proves that puppet Yoda is kaput
Jul 4, 2015

One of the best characters in the Star Wars saga is the grammar-challenged locus of all things Lightside, Yoda ... which is remarkable considering he's a puppet. And in Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, he was a creepy puppet.

Bizarre Star Wars 3D promotional blitz is targeting our stomachs
Jul 4, 2015

Fox and Lucasfilm are kicking their Phantom Menace-in-3D ad campaign into gear and, perhaps thinking they can't appeal to geeks' hearts or minds any more, they're heading right for the gut with a pair of puzzling food-related gimmicks.