Tag: The Phantom Menace

Where were you in ’99?

Documentaries, interviews and opinion pieces capturing a slice of Star Wars fandom tend to have one thing in common – showcasing that first crop of fans from 1977. This, we’re led to believe, is the golden generation, fandom’s year zero, and with it comes a kind of superiority, […]

The myth of demystifying character

When The Phantom Menace arrived in theatres, it was met first with fervour as the expectation of sixteen years unspooled. What we consider the backlash came later (I wasn’t even aware people had a problem with Jar Jar until after Revenge of the Sith). Perhaps the most prevalent […]

Ode to the N1 Naboo Starfighter

The Star Wars franchise boasts one of the best looking and most enduring fleets in all of science fiction. While I love Slave 1, Star Destroyers and the Millennium Falcon as much as the next fan, there’s another little ship that has soared its way into my top […]

A love letter to The Phantom Menace

I love The Phantom Menace. This I say without shame or irony in spite of the continued hate and ridicule it attracts some twenty years after its release. I’ll admit that this appreciation, in part, comes down to timing. I was seven years old when TPM was released […]