Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Trivia: Technically this wouldn't count as a mistake since it requires going through frame-by-frame, but there's an amusing little flub in the pod-race. When Sebulba's craft crashes, go through frame-by-frame when his one engine hits the rock formation. The rock formation actually begins to explode a frame or two before the engine strikes it. It's hard to tell it's happening when viewing the movie at normal speed, but you can catch it going frame-by-frame. Just an amusing little slip-up in the rendering.


Trivia: Darth Maul appears for only 6 minutes in the entire film.

Trivia: Qui-Gon Jinn's death was spoiled by the track listing of the film's soundtrack, which was released two weeks before the film.

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Trivia: The name "Otoh Gunga" is never said in the film. The city is always called Gunga City or the Gungan City instead.

Trivia: At least 3,000 boys auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker.

Trivia: Darth Maul has only 3 lines in the whole film.

Trivia: George Lucas originally intended to film The Phantom Menace with HD digital cameras built by Sony and Panavision, which would have made it the first movie ever to be shot in digitally instead of with film. Unfortunately, Sony and Panavision could not build the cameras fast enough for the shoot, leaving George Lucas with traditional cameras instead. However, Lucas used the digital cameras on Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Continuity mistake: Darth Maul's neck is black, but when he is talking to Darth Sidious on Coruscant, his neck is flesh-toned. (00:38:45)

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Question: When someone becomes a Sith, they take a different name, i.e. Palpatine becomes Darth Sidious, Count Dooku becomes Darth Tyranus, Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader. Does anyone know Darth Maul's non-Sith name?

Answer: No. According to the official sources, Maul was trained in the Sith ways from a very early age - it's quite likely that he himself doesn't remember his original name. Even if he does remember it, it would mean nothing to him any more - the Sith and their ways are his life - and he certainly wouldn't answer to it. According to the non-canon novel "Darth Plagueis", Darth Maul was named "Maul" by his mother before she turned him over to a young Palpatine. He didn't take a new name when he got the title "Darth."

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