Star Wars; George Lucas

Cinematography. Films. Science fiction. The empire strikes back. Return of the Jedi. The Phantom Menace. Characters

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Episode V

Introduction

Shine decides filming a second motion picture, because the first film had much success.

The episode V 'The empire strikes back' debut , the film have with great success in U. S. (may 21, 1980).

The film wins 2 oscars.

Characters


The Allies

  • Luke Skywalker

  • Han Solo

  • Princess Leia

  • R2-D2

  • 3PO

  • Yoda

  • Ben Kenobi

  • Chewbacca

Enemy

  • Emperor Palpatine

  • Lord Vader

  • General Veers


The empire strikes back

A long time ago in a galaxi far, far away...

It is a dark time for the Rebellian. Although the Death star has been destroyed. Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy.

Evading the dreaded imperial star feel, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of hoth.

The evil Lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker dispatched fhousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space...

The remote ice world of Horth conceals the secret Echo Base a rebel stronghold built Luke Skywalker is patroling by the desert of snow in Hoth, when suddenly is attacked by a snow monster, Han Solo decides go to seek Luke because Luke was delaying many, Luke awake in a cave, He is utilizing the force and He gets to escape. Luke Intends to arrive to the base rebel but He don't gets it and Luke falls to ground to fainted and Luke sees Ben Kenobi in a vision, telling him to go to the Dagobah system to continue his Jedi training with Yoda.

Yoda is a long-lived Jedi Master, Yoda is the conduit for the rebirth of the nearly-vanished Jedi Knights. Han Solo is founding to Luke and Han carry to Luke until the base but the base is attacking by the Imperial Forces and Rebel losses are devastating they escape, Luke arrives to a planet where found to Yoda. For more than 800 years, the diminutive green being has trained Jedi Knight in the ways of the force, but rarely has he faced such a challenged as he impetuous young Luke Skywalker. He subsists on things that nature offer him. He teaches to Luke that "a Jedi uses the force for knowledge, never for attack" and "Do, or do not, there is no try".

He lectures young Skywalker about the Force while Luke performs rigorous physical and mental execises. Yoda especially cautions him against the easy path of anger and the lure of the dark side of the Force. The Luke's friends flees of the empire toward the city of the clouds but the emperor captures.

The smuggler Han Solo is entombing in carbonite and a bounty hunter carries to Han Solo to the great Jabba the Hutt. Luke fights against the villain emperor but Luke loses and He escapes with your friends.

Episode VI

Introduction

Lucas writes the script of the third film in december in 1981.

To shoot this film in Arizona and California is call Blue Harvest to avoid the intromission of the fans.

Lucas decides in january to change the name to the film, so the products prior, now the products are very rare and the colectors is searching this products.

Return of Jedi debut in U. S. (may 25, 1983)

The episode VI gets the record of entrances in a day.

The film wins a oscar of the 5 nominations.

Characters


The Allies

  • Luke Skywalker

  • Han Solo

  • Princess Leia

  • R2-D2

  • 3PO

  • Yoda

  • Ben Kenobi

  • Chewbacca

  • Lando

  • Ewoks

The Enemy

  • Emperor Palpatine

  • Lord Vader

  • General Veers

  • Jabba The Hutt

  • Boba Fett (bounty hunter)


Return of the Jedi

A long time ago in a galaxi far, far away...

Luke returns to his homewold Tatooine in a desesperat effort to rescue his friend Hn Solo From the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba The Hutt.

But Luke ignore that the galactic empire builds a new spacial station, more powerful that the death star.

Luke Skywalker returnes to his homework Tatooine, he wants to rescue his friend Han Solo of the villain Jabba The Hutt. While Lord Wade supervises the construction of the new star of the death. Infiltrating his organization are Han Solo's allies The Princess Leia, Chewbacca, two androids R2-D2, C3-PO and Lando working with Luke Skywalker to rescue Han Solo of the claws of Jabba The Hutt. Jabba The Hutt was about 600 years old Luke returnes to the planet of the Yoda master and Skywalker discovers that your father is the villain Vader and the sister is the princess Leia.

Luke Is the last Jedi that remains to liberate the galaxy, so he must destroy to the villain emperor.

Vader Intends that Luke lets the rebel forces and He is a soldier of the emperor, but Luke does not wants, then Luke first fights against your father to kill to the emperor. While the rebel forces plans an attack against the fortress of the empire, but before they must to destroy the shield that protects from a planet the fortress. In this planet the Ewoks lives, they helps to revels forces against the empire, while in the star of the death Luke fight against your father to be able destroy to the emperor.

The emperor wants kill Luke in that moment Vader remembered that he is your son, he caught to the emperor and he lance the emperor by the reactor of the star of the death, Vader and the emperor die. The rebel forces get to destroy the energetic shield, they attack to the fortress and they wins to the empire.

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

'Star Wars; George Lucas'

THE STORY

In Episode I, Luke Skywalker's father is just a hopeful 9-year-old boy named Anakin, who knows nothing of his eventual fate as a Dark Lord in years to come. In this earlier time, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a determined young Jedi Knight. Qui-Gon Jinn is Obi-Wan's Jedi master, trying to teach the Jedi way to his apprentice as their world begins to unravel in political conflicts. Episode I takes audiences through extraordinary realms and adventures, from the desert planet of Tatooine to the galactic capital world of Coruscant (with its Jedi Temple), the green world of Naboo, and beyond. Familiar Star Wars characters Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Jabba the Hutt are along for the ride. This first chapter in the Star Wars saga follows young Anakin Skywalker's journey as he pursues his dreams and confronts his fears in the midst of a galaxy in crisis.

PRODUCTION

Star Wars: Episode I is the fourth movie released in the Star Wars saga, but it is the very first chapter of the overall story. Episodes IV, V and VI are the films familiar as Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. George Lucas returns as both writer and director for the first time since the original Star Wars movie over 20 years ago. Lucas and producer Rick McCallum have taken their production team to England, Italy and Tunisia in order to bring the Episode I script to life. The shooting schedule included just 65 days of principal photography. The Episode I Art Department, headed by Concept Designer Doug Chiang, has produced a new world of exotic designs which become film realities by a variety of technical means: models, mechanical creatures, and completely digital effects. John Williams returned to compose the score of Episode I, and the sound designs were once more created by Star Wars veteran Ben Burtt.

EPISODE I was shot at Leavesden Studios in England in the summer of 1997. Post-production was completed at Skywalker Ranch and Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California. Episode I The Phantom Menace was released in the United States on May 19, 1999.

So what did I think of The Phantom Menace? I thought it was wonderful. The overall story was excellent, the characters and visuals were top-notch, and the movie has rightfully found its place in the Star Wars mythos. As much as I enjoyed this film, however, I can't place this film as being my all-time favorite of the Star Wars series (that still being The Empire Strikes Back). The format that I cover The Phantom Menace will be a little different for two reasons: 1.) I haven't had 20 years to analyze this film, and 2.) it is a very different Star Wars film. There is no oppressive Empire or heroic Rebellion, there is no Darth Vader, and there is no Millenium Falcon.

This film takes place 32 years before the events of A New Hope meaning that a semblance of justice and order still remained within the galaxy. Anyone disappointed that the movie's setting is during a more peaceful time obviously doesn't understand the overall story that Lucas has been trying to convey since the series' inception. At this point, Jedi are plentiful and powerful (giving audiences an idea of what fully trained Jedi are capable of), whose purpose is to uphold peace throughout the galaxy. What starts as a simple negotiation with the Trade Federation, becomes a series of events that lead up to the reemergence of the Sith. Regardless of this new look given to the Star Wars galaxy, it still retained the series' overall feel.

What I Liked About The Phantom Menace

Consistency of the Opening - From the 20th Century Fox opening fanfare, to the upward-scrolling introduction, I felt instantly at home the second the movie started. Although the introduction could have easily been changed to reflect the different time period of the series, familiarity was fortunately the key, and will definitely keep unity throughout the series.

John Williams' Score - I honestly don't see how Star Wars could ever be made without John Williams. His musical score is definitely one of the best representations of the film, and he shines yet again with these brand-new, yet familiar themes. One of my personal favorites is Anakin's theme, with its light play on Darth Vader's theme.

The Overall Story - I still didn't quite get the meaning of The Phantom Menace title until I saw how closely it related to Darth Sidious' intentions to revive the Sith and Palpatine's thirst for power. The story was definitely top-notch, and gave more than enough hints of things to come, while keeping the story's "present" interesting.

The Characters - Although Han, Luke and Leia were nowhere to be found in this installment, it didn't diminish the fact that these new (and familiar) characters would have great potential in the upcoming films.

Obi Wan Kenobi - Ewan McGregor was an excellent young Obi-Wan, with more than a passing resemblance to Alec Guiness, and a dry sense of humor that was classic Star Wars. I can't wait to see Obi-Wan's further adventures in Episode II and III.

Qui-Gon Jinn - Liam Neeson was another excellent role as Jedi Master and Obi-Wan's mentor. I was sorry to see his character killed, since he was really getting to be interesting, but it makes sense in the long run of the story. Although the character is gone, I sincerely hope that he will return in spirit form for the later installments. One thing that puzzles me: Qui-Gon didn't disappear when he died. Perhaps he wasn't as in tune with the Force as Obi-Wan and Yoda were? It would explain why Anakin didn't disappear when he returned to the light side. While both died as "good" Jedi, perhaps it was because their souls weren't entirely pure. I have a feeling that there is something important in Qui Gon's past that hasn't been explained just yet….

Anakin Skywalker - For a little kid, Jake Lloyd did well for such a hard role to live up to. I would have liked to have seen him use his Force powers a little bit more to show why he was the "one who will bring balance to the Force". I also didn't believe in the "accidental hero" concept, as he destroyed the Trade Federation's ship by simply launching a few torpedos at a group of Battle Droids. The Force should have guided him on this, and this should have been made known to the audience. One thing that was interesting was Anakin's scenes in the Jedi Council. As a friend pointed out to me, Anakin glared at Mace Windu almost every time the Jedi spoke. There are quite a few scenes where Anakin cuts his eyes over to Windu's direction, glares, and the camera then shows Windu staring back at Anakin. Foreshadowing? This could be an interesting plot for the next movie.

Amidala/Padme - While lacking the sarcastic tone that Princess Leia had, she did well. I would like to see her become more of a person of action as she was towards the end of the film (and as Padme). I have a feeling that she will. Her aim with a blaster was pretty impressive.

R2-D2 and C-3PO - The droids had smaller parts, but played well off each other in the brief time that they were on screen together. Even from day one, Artoo seemed to enjoy giving Threepio reasons to worry.

Jar Jar Binks - From a technical standpoint, Jar Jar Binks is amazing. From a character standpoint, I didn't know what to make of him at first, but his character did improve as the film went by. Ahmed Best did a really good job in handling the unusual dialogue. I'll comment more on him further down. I'll say this here and I'll say it again: I really hope that he will not be as spotlighted in the later movies as he was in this film. (Jar Jar had approximately 80 minutes worth of screen time in the movie.)

Shmi Skywalker - Definitely among the best actors in the movie. Pernilla August added a lot of heart to the movie that was really needed. One can't help but notice, however, tha Qui-Gon and Shmi started to get a little close to each other during the movie. A potential romance that was never meant to be, or something that will be touched upon in Episodes II and III? What will prove to be interesting is the fate of her character. Only speculation here on my part, but I'm willing to bet that something is going to happen to her (death?) that will lay the foundation of Anakin turning to the Dark Side.

Palpatine - A great "villian". You could tell that Palpatine was more than a little excited to be nominated for Chancellor and to get his hands on the power that the position entailed. His best line by far was directed towards Anakin: "And you, young Skywalker; we shall watch your career with great interest." That one line was a true highlight to me.

Darth Maul - Unrelenting bad-ass. Worth every ounce of credit/praise he gets. I did wish that he had more dialogue.

Watto - A wacky little character. I liked this guy just because he was so shifty and greedy.

Ric Olie - I see him as the Wedge Antilles of the Prequels. I'm sure he'll be around for the next film.

The Visual Style - The Phantom Menace was a beautiful film with its exotic landscapes and imaginative ships and structures. Theed Palace was beautiful, and Mos Espa had that classic look of A New Hope. For that matter, I liked the fact that the color was matched to the original Trilogy so that it didn't have the "new" look of films today. Another good use of continuity.

The Pod Race - Fantastic! There was so much going on, a lot of fast action, and was definitely among the best Star Wars chase scenes. When watching this part, you knew Anakin was going to win, but who cared? It was a blast to experience. Great cameos by a pair of Jawas and some Tusken Raiders.

The Final Lightsaber Duel - When the doors opened, and Darth Maul stood in the opening waiting for the heroes while his theme started to play, the scene became pure adrenaline. The scene's tension was further heightened by the Jedi calmly stating: "We'll handle this." By far, the best lightsaber scene to date, and watching Darth Maul pace like a caged animal waiting for his chance to strike against the Jedi was chilling.

What I Didn't Like About The Phantom Menace

Jar Jar Binks (At first) - For the first few minutes of the film, I didn't like Jar Jar. Not because I had any trouble understanding him, but he just seemed (pardon the pun) forced in the beginning. I understand that he was meant as a "comedy" character, but it seemed as if the movie was trying too hard for the first few scenes to make him funny. Fortunately, Jar Jar seemed to calm down during the first half of the film, and in doing so, actually became funny. (I did laugh when he caught his face on the electric beam of Anakin's pod racer) Initially annoying, but he mostly worked himself out. Still, I could do without the character, unless they tone him down a little. Jar Jar is my least favorite Star Wars character, and I'm not just referring exclusively to The Phantom Menace.

The Nemoidians - with their pseudo-French accent, cowardly nature and off-synched lips, they weren't very threatening. If it hadn't been for the Darths controlling their actions, or the Trade Federation's endless supply of Battle Droids, these guys would have been removed rather quickly. The only interesting part about these characters is when they realized they had gotten in over their heads by involving the Sith in their plans for the invasion of Naboo.

The Concept of the Midi-Chlorians - I understand that a lot of the Jedi teachings were lost when the Sith destroys the Jedi Council, but during the training of Luke Skywalker, why didn't Obi-Wan or Yoda feel the need to inform Luke of a tiny lifeform that exists within him? Where did this come from? I sincerely doubt that the Jedi forgot about such an "important" factor of the Force, and Midi-Chlorians are never mentioned in any of the "Expanded Universe" books or comics. Yoda's concept of The Force from Empire Strikes Back has been the story that has been around for years, and quite honestly, this is the one that I'm sticking to as well.

The Constant "Poo-Doo" and Fart Jokes - Classic Star Wars has always been about verbal wit and subtle looks and movements in terms of getting its humor across, so why are we suddenly exposed to continual poop and fart jokes while on Tatooine? And what was with the Pit Droid kicking Jar Jar in his "little Jar Jar"? Have movies in the '90's gone so far into low-brow humor that it's almost a requirement to have someone kicked in their jimmy for a laugh? That type of humor has its place, but not in a Star Wars movie.

Special Effects Occasionally Overshadowed Story and Characters - This was both a surprise and a let-down. It didn't happen often, but there were times where there was so much eye-candy going on, that the story and the characters ended up taking a back seat to the visuals, which disrupted the pacing and pulled some of the emotional "feeling" out of the actors. I didn't mind the Battle Droids or the Gungans, but I would like to see Lucas place more emphasis on real actors, models and props in the next films. There's just something about CG that's just a little too fluid and unnatural in motion, and it sticks out. (The best use I've seen of "realistic" CG was in 1994's Jurassic Park) It's the same reason why I don't think the Special Edition of the classic Trilogy was that "enhanced". The story was there. It doesn't need a lot of "busy" elements to improve the story.

Good Story Elements Removed From Movie - Here's my little promotion that I receive absolutely no money for: Want to know more of the back-story? Read Terry Brooks' novel. There were a lot of neat little touches in the book that really would have helped make a good movie even better. More emphasis was placed on Anakin, his "special powers", and life on Tatooine. It also goes a little more into Anakin/Padme's relationship when he looks at her and simply states his intention to marry her. Kid knows what he wants at an early age doesn't he? The book also covers more of the origin of the Sith and the workings of their organization, among other little side notes on characters. I would have easily sat through another thirty-plus minutes or so to see more of these events implemented in the film. I just hope these scene omissions don't mean that 20 years from now, a Special Edition for the Prequels is in the works. The current movie is just fine.

Reviewer Criticisms I Didn't Agree With

Darth Maul's Limited Exposure - Alright he wasn't in the movie that much, and he said even less, but Darth Maul made every second he was on screen count. He was purely the embodiment of evil, charged by the Dark Side of the Force and completely merciless. Although I am sorry to see that he won't be in Episode II, he has definitely made his mark as a major Star Wars icon as far as I'm concerned. Besides, Boba Fett had limited screen time and even less of a speaking part, and people loved him. It's all about the attitude and the costume.

The Lighter Tone of The Film - Again, I don't know if people got the point that this film took place well before the Galactic Civil War. Palpatine was still just a power-hungry senator, the man who would become Darth Vader was a nine-year old boy, and the Jedi were plentiful and maintained peace in the galaxy. No one was prepared for the return of the Sith or were aware of Palpatine's true intentions. The darker atmosphere will begin to show its form in Episode II with the Clone Wars, the fact that Palpatine will be given even more power, and Anakin will probably begin to show the first signs of his dark nature. The light tone is appropriate for the story, hence the name of the movie's title.

The Phantom Menace Was A Story For Kids - If you want to get completely technical, so was the first Trilogy. Most of us saw those films ranging from the ages of 2-20, and they continue to represent an enjoyable part of our youth. It's a fairy tale set in space. It's mythology, and while we twenty-somethings may huff about saying this is "our" movie, it's touching the imagination of today's 2-20 year olds. The cycle begins again, and we're along for the ride. The first films never needed gore or someone getting shot in the head to illustrate their point. It's a definite departure from the films that were so used to seeing in the '90's where blood is more commonplace now.

The Movie Had A Kid For A Main Star - And the point is what? Again, this seemingly "innocent" kid eventually grows up to be Darth Vader. He was a slave child who didn't have much exposure past his home world, but once certain events fall into place, that, and a great many other things, will change. I honestly think that Anakin, not Jar Jar, should have been the main "kid" element. Sure, he grows up to be a servant to the Dark Side, but in this movie, he was your "average" boy wrapped up in a world of adventure. It's the same reason I related to Luke when I was little. Kids today could easily do the same with Anakin.

The Phantom Menace Was Racist - In this "politically correct" '90's society, I think people spend too much time looking for offensive things in anything available. I don't believe for a minute that Lucas intentionally put any racial undertones in his movie. It's an entertainment piece. Relax a little.

The Phantom Menace Was A Disappointment - No, I don't think it was. While not meeting everyone's expectations (and honestly how could anything with all of the generated hype it got?), it was one of the most entertaining movies I've seen in years, and begins to set the events in motion of the Skywalker family. It was satisfying and fun, and that's what a movie should be.

The Cool Stuff

A Similar Group Dynamic - The group of heroes in The Phantom Menace were very similar to that of A New Hope: A Skywalker, The Female Royalty, The Rouge and his sidekick who owed him a life debt, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and R2-D2. Coincidence or careful planning?

The Tribute To Spielberg - In the Galactic Senate scene, after Amidala calls a vote of "No confidence against Chancellor Valorum", among the aliens in an uproar are three members of E.T.'s race. (Look to the lower left of the screen).

End Credit Surprises - Among some of the surprises at the end credits, Jabba the Hutt is listed as "Himself". Darth Sidious (also played by Ian McDiarmid) is not listed at all.

Are Palpatine and Sidious the same person? It's very possible. After all, the word "Darth" is a Sith designation, and I seriously doubt "Vader" was Anakin's middle name. The title could be Palpatine's Sith name. It would explain why both are so interested in the weakening Senate….

Lucas fans should take note of the Battle Droid's designation number that Jar Jar knocks down after the Trade Federation battleship is destroyed: 1138.

Patient viewers who wait until the very end of the credits (around the THX logo) are rewarded with Darth Vader's breathing until fade out.

1.- SECUNDARY CHARACTERS

Adi Gallia: One of the Supreme Chancellor's most valuable intelligence sources on Coruscant.

Admiral Ackbar: Mon Calamari commander of the Rebel Fleet.

Admiral Piett: Commander of Darth Vader's Fleet.

Beru Lars: Affecionately known as Aunt Beru to young Luke Skywalker.

Biker Scouts: Imperial patrol scouts on the forest moon of Endor.

Boba Fett: The best bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Captain Panaka: Head of Queen Amidala's security forces.

Emperor Palpatine: All-powerful ruler of the Empire.

Grand Moff Tarkin: Imperial commander of the planet-destroying Death Star.

Greeata: A Rodian interested in artistic endeavors.

Imperial Royal Guard: Fanatically loyal security guards of Emperor Palpatine.

Lando Calrissian: Baron administrator of Bespin's Cloud City.

Mace Windu: Powerful voice in the Jedi Council.

Mon Mothma: Galactic senator and supreme leader of the Rebel Alliance.

Mos Espa Citizens: Motley pedestrians in the Outer Rim.

Oola: Entertained Jabba with her seductive dancing.

Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru: Foster parents of Luke Skywalker.

Qui-Gon Jinn: Insightful Jedi Master.

Senator Palpatine: Respected member of the Galatic Senate.

Shmi Skywalker: Mother of young Anakin Skywalker.

Stormtroopers: Armored shock troops of the Empire.

Sy Snootles: The lead singer for Max Rebo's band.

Toryn Farr: Was instrumental in evacuating Echo Base.

Wicket: A curious and resourceful young Ewok.

2.- MAIN CHARACTERS

Luke Skywalker: Luke was a farmboy together with his uncle and aunt at the arid desert planet of Tatooine until he and his uncle Owen, bought a pair of droids. Luke which had always been curious about his father, know learnt that his father had been a student of Kenobi (which Luke knew as Ben), and a very talented pilot, had been killed by a Jedi who had turned over to the dark side of the Force - Darth Vader. Kenobi gave Luke a lightsaber, and asked him to follow him to Alderaan. Luke rectified, but eventually came with Ben when he found his uncle and aunt killed by stormtroopers. Luke became a prominent member of the Rebel Alliance. There he saw the image of Ben, telling him to go to see a Jedi master named Yoda. Luke learned much from Yoda. One day Luke for the first time met Darth Vader - face to face. Ben died in his duel against Darth Vader. They fought and then Vader told Luke he was his father. Luke didn't believe him. Then Luke went to found Yoda and he explain to Luke that the only thing he had to do to became a Jedi, was to fight with Varder a second time. He did it and then he learned that Leia was his sister. Then Luke burned his father's dead body. And at the end he saw his father in ghost form, not as Vader , but as Anakin Skywalker - together with Ben and Yoda.

Princess Leia Organa: Leia was adopted by Bail Organa and the Royal Family of Alderaan at an early age, raised her as though she were his own daughter, providing her with love and care. She was raised as befits a princess, learning the principles of justice and honor along with her other studies. As she grew older, she became a political leader on Alderaan, eventually winning a seat on the Imperial Senate at a young age. But while she fought for reforms on the Senate floor, she also went to work for the Alliance, which was led by Bail Organa, to restore the Republic. It was while on a two-fold mission for the Alliance and her foster father that she became involved in the events that would lead her into the company of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. At Bail Organa's insistence, Leia was heading for Tatooine to find General Obi-Wan Kenobi and recruit him for the Rebellion. She was a prisoner of Vader (who was her real father) and Luke Skywalker and Han Solo rescued her from the battle station. Her identity was discovered, and Leia had to be Jabba's slave for a time.

Han Solo: Half-Corellian, Han Solo enrolled in the Imperial Academy, graduated with honors, and was on his way to a brilliant career in the Imperial Navy when his conscience got in the way when he rescued a Wookie from slavers. Earning a dishonorable discharge and the lifelong gratitude of the Wookie named Chewbacca, Solo won his prized ship, the Millennium Falcon, and he and Chewie earned a living as a smuggler (person who transports products ilegaly from one country to another, if there are a frontier between them). He became involved with the Rebel Alliance when he took on a simple transport job in Tatooine's Mos Eisley Spaceport. so he agreed to ferry Ben Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and two droids to Alderaan. The six of them were captured inside the Death Star, but managed to escape after rescuing princess Leia. Han changed his mind, and was a vital aid to Luke when he blew up the Death Star. Han spent the next three years helping the Rebel Alliance and in time he developed a love affair with princess Leia, while his debt to Jabba remained unpaid. When Jabba put the death mark on his head, Han became hunted by bounty hunters all over the galaxy. Han was promoted to General of the Rebel Alliance. Han is a highly skilled pilot and smuggler. His favorite weapon is a blaster.

Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi: Obi-Wan Kenobi studied under the Jedi Master Yoda, learning the ways of the Force. Kenobi became a general, fighting alongside Bail Organa of Alderaan and his friend, the young pilot Anakin Skywalker. Kenobi recognized Anakin's natural Force talents and decided to train him to be a Jedi. All Anakin had to do was give in to his fear and aggression. Much to Kenobi's horror, his friend and pupil was so corrupted by the dark side of the Force that he became a new person - the Dark Lord Darth Vader. The two fought fiercely. It ended when the man who had been Anakin Skywalker fell into a pit of molten lava. After that, Kenobi helped hide Anakin's children (Luke) to protect them from the Emperor and Vader. He remaint close to Anakin's son, waiting to tell him about his destiny. The event that triggered the beginning of this revelation was inspired by Anakin's other child, Leia Organa. Kenobi became Luke's mentor and protector, starting his training in the ways of the Force. On the Death Star Kenobi faced Darth Vader for a final time. He sacrificed his life to help Luke. He continued to guide Luke, giving him support in desperate times, leading him to further training with Yoda, and helping him prepare for his final confrontation with Vader.

Lord Darth Vader: Darth Vader was once known as Anakin Skywalker - student of Obi-Wan Kenobi. But Anakin turned to the dark side of the Force. The two of them fought with lightsabers and Vader died. Assuming that he was dead Kenobi left. To live, Vader now had to wear a life-supporting armor. Vader became a powerful commander of the Imperial Navy. After beeing the only survivor of the first Death Star, Vader set it as a goal to find Luke Skywalker. Vader defeated Luke in duel with lightsabers and sliced off his right hand. Loosing his hand in the fight with Luke, Vader turned to the light side and yeat again became Anakin Skywalker when he throught the Emperor down a reactor shaft when he was about to kill Luke. After dieing, Anakin became a ghost, just like Obi-Wan and Yoda.

Two of his best students were Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker.

Yoda: Maybe the greates Jedi ever - Yoda lived to be approximately nine hundred years old. Yoda served as mentor and teacher to Jedi Knights. He spent his last years in seclusion, hiding from the eyes of the Emperor on the swamp planet Dagobah.

Jabba the Hutt: The notorious crime lord who ran his organization from the planet Tatooine, was one of the major kingpins in the Outer Rim Territories. His organization was into a wide variety of illegal activities. Like others of his race, Jabba was slug and approximately four meters long, was huge even among his own kind. His desert palace on Tatooine was full of decadent luxuries, an army of alien and human criminals, droid slaves and fawning servants.

Chewbacca (Chewie): A 200-year-old Wookie from the planet Kashyyyk, Chewbacca is the first mate and co-pilot on the Millenium Falcon. Little is known of his life before he hooked up with Han Solo. He exhibited a natural talent towards mechanics, piloting, and all things technical in nature. The slavers of his world captured Chewbacca, and he spent time performing slave labor. It was only through the intervention of a young Imperial Officer named Han Solo that Chewbacca found freedom. Their association soon developed into a deep friendship. Chewbacca is a highly skilled pilot, mechanic, as well as marksman with his bowcaster.

C-3PO: Is a protocol droid who, together with the R2-D2 - make up the Star Wars movies funniest couple. C-3PO has been owned by many diferent persons: in the beginning of Star Wars(A New Hope), the two droids are located in Princess Leia's. After they were captured by Jawas and bought by Luke Skywalker and Uncle Owen. After that they were in the posesssion of Luke Skywalker till now.

R2-D2: He were aboard Princess Leia's consular ship when it was overtaken and boarded by Imperial forces. The Princess placed the technical readouts for the Death Star in Artoo's memory banks. Communicates in his own expressive language of beeps and whistles, which C-3PO must often translate.

Darth Maul: Completely embracing the dark side of the Force. His constant training makes him a formidable figure and a power to be reckoned with. His horned head, face tattoos and gleaming yellow eyes, strike terror in the heart of all but the most focused opponents. Since his master has great confidence in the pupil's abilities, Darth Maul is often entrusted with delicate missions. On his own, Darth Maul represents a real threat to the delicate balance of the Galactic Republic, which the Jedi Council strives to preserve. But with the powers of the master and the apprentice combined, there is no telling what terrible conflict against the Jedi.

Queen Amidala: Through her rigorous training, Amidala has demonstrated her dedication to the well-being of Naboo, and she has quickly earned the trust and loyalty of the people who elected her. The Queen attends her world's needs and addresses the concerns of her subjects, ruling from her palace in the capital city of Theed. She appears in “the phantom menace”.

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INDEX

Introduction: George Lucas

Episode IV: Star Wars

Episode V: The empire strikes back

Episode VI: The return of the jedi

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Characters of the three films

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