Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Continuity mistake: During the Podrace, Anakin's face alternates between being dirty and being clean several times.

Revealing mistake: When Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are being gassed, Nute Gunray's hologram says, "Destroy what's left of them." After he says this, watch the battle droid on the left side of the screen closest to the hologram. One of its fingers goes through the barrel of the gun it's holding. (00:05:15)

Continuity mistake: When Nute Gunray (the Viceroy) and Daultay Dofine are talking to TC-14, they are standing further away from each other in the wide shot than in the following close-ups. (00:03:30)

Continuity mistake: Before Anakin says goodbye to his mother, she is standing in sunlight next to the hut. As Anakin runs back, she is standing in shadow. When he reaches her, the area is covered by sunlight again. (01:11:50)

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Continuity mistake: When the queen is being escorted by some droids after she has been captured, the shadows change completely. When we first see everyone walking past, their shadows stretch ahead of them, but when we see them walking towards Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, the shadows are really elongated and at an angle. (00:21:30)

Visible crew/equipment: In the Boardroom in Otoh Gunga, as Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon turn to leave, you can see Obi-Wan's lapel mic just inside his tunic.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon delivers the hyperdrive, the amount and arrangement of the load carried by the two eopies keep changing between shots.

Continuity mistake: During the fight against the Trade Federation Droid Control Ship, Anakin says, "Okay, let's go left" and turns the controls of his spacecraft to the left. The ship turns left. A few shots later, Anakin says, "I'll try spinning, that's a good trick" and turns the controls to the left, but this time, the ship turns right. (01:49:30)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Qui-Gon, Jar-Jar and Padmé arrives at Anakin's house, they are near each other. In the next shot, view from inside the house, Anakin is separated from the others. (00:38:10)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When the laser cannon is lowered from the ceiling to fire at the Radiant VII (the Jedi's cruiser), as the copilot, Lieutenant Williams, says, "Captain, look!", his right arm is on the controls and Captain Madakor's head is on the left side of the top of her seat. In the next shot, her head is on the other side of the seat, and Williams' arm in no longer at the controls. (00:04:55)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: There is no floor in the Podracer hangar, only sand, but when Watto throws his chance cube, it lands on flat, sand-coloured stone. (00:51:30)

Other mistake: After Darth Maul is killed, in the shot where he begins to fall into the pit, there's no reflection of Obi-Wan's lightsabre blade on the shiny floor. This can also be seen in the shot where he rushes over to Qui-Gon. (01:59:15)

Continuity mistake: Obi Wan and Maul are fighting and Obi Wan stands side on to the Sith and puts his lightsaber in front of him and then directly vertical behind him, he then repeats this motion in close up, just before he cuts Maul's lightsaber in half.

Continuity mistake: When the Queen in leaving Coruscant, as Qui-Gon says, "Your majesty", Captain Panaka is walking towards him. In the next shot, Panaka is closer to him, and standing. (01:32:30)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: Before the battle on Naboo begins, the Gungans turn on their shields. In a following shot, their shields are off.

Revealing mistake: When they enter Anakin's house, Jar-Jar's arm passes through Padmé arm. (00:38:30)

Dr Wilson

Audio problem: After Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are greeted by TC-14, as they're walking over to the windows, Obi-Wan says, "How do you think the Trade Federation will deal with the Chancellor's demands?" His mouth is visible as he says the last word, and even though he's far away, you can see that his lips are not moving. (00:03:25)

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: Just before Obi-Wan jumps up from the pit, there's a shot of Qui-Gon. His lightsaber, which was lying on his left side after he was stabbed by Darth Maul, is now lying below his feet. (01:55:10 - 01:59:00)

Continuity mistake: When the captured Queen is being escorted by the battle droids towards the balcony where the Jedi are hiding, the ground is sunlit. In the next shot, it is not. (00:21:15)

Continuity mistake: When Anakin's mother kisses him after the Podrace, her hands change position between shots twice. (01:07:25)

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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