Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Corrected entry: If all the other Jedi in the previous movies disappear, why doesn't Qui-Gonn do so when he is killed by Darth Maul?

Correction: Multiple explanations for this. My preferred one is that he didn't accept his death (Yoda and Obi-Wan both do), and as such he doesn't disappear.

Corrected entry: Not really a mistake, but every time I see it I wonder why the princess and her guards just don't open fire on Darth Maul when he opens the hangar doors. There's no way he could have blocked all of the blasts and it would have taken all of 2 seconds to crispy-fry him. Instead they let the Jedi face him, resulting in Qui Gon's death.

Correction: A Jedi fully attuned to the Force is able to deflect energy bolts from multiple sources almost as an afterthought. A Sith Lord of Maul's caliber (remember, it took two Jedi Knights at the height of their powers to defeat him) armed with a double-bladed lightsaber would have little difficulty defending himself even against a dozen blaster-wielding assailants.

Corrected entry: Why is technology so much more advanced in this film than in the others? Surely technology should progress, not regress!

Correction: It'll hopefully all be explained in the next two films - linked in to the clone wars, etc. Have patience...

Corrected entry: If C3-PO is from Tatooine and R2-D2 was there, why in Star Wars are they completely unfamiliar with the planet? How come R2-D2 doesn't know Obi-wan and Obi-wan doesn't recognise the robot that saved his life?

Correction: In "A New Hope", Uncle Owen tells Luke to take R2-D2 to get its memory erased as if the memory erase isn't a big deal at all. Most likely, in the thirty or so years between episodes 1 and 4, an owner of the droids did exactly what Uncle Owen wanted to do. Also, Obi-Wan must have worked with hundreds of droids in his career as a Jedi - this may be disproved in the forthcoming films, but for the moment we can only assume that R2-D2 was one of many.

Corrected entry: Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Jar Jar travel through the planet Naboo's core to get from the Gungan City to Theed. Two points: 1) If the planet's core isn't molten, the surface should be frozen and uninhabitable. 2) Even if it's water all the way down, the pressure would eventually reach hundreds of tons per square inch and squish our heroes like bugs.

Correction: This could just be a Gungan phrase for going throught the underwater caves.

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Revealing mistake: When Qui-Gon, Jar-Jar, and Padme are eating at Anakin's house, Anakin's mum pours water for Qui-Gon. But when she gets to Jar-Jar, she tips the pitcher but no water comes out. (00:39:10)

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Qui-Gon Jinn: You must have Jedi reflexes if you race pods.
[Jar Jar tries to grab a piece of fruit with his tounge, but Qui-Gon catches it.]
Qui-Gon Jinn: Don't do that again.

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Trivia: Senator Grebleips, who appears when the Queen of Naboo speaks to the senate, is an alien from "E.T." making a cameo appearance. This is after Steven Spielberg ('Grebleips' is 'Spielberg' backwards) included some "Star Wars" references in "E.T."

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