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A new Star Wars book from DK Publishing breaks down the sequence of events as they occurred in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
It’s hard to believe that The Phantom Menace is almost 25 years old. The film is one of the more divisive offerings in the Star Wars franchise; however, public opinion has softened on it in since its release.
Most fans know the story by now: Qui-Gon Jinn finds a young boy named Anakin Skywalker who he believes is the Chosen One meant to bring balance to the galaxy. There’s some mostly boring politics, a meeting of the Jedi Council, and then everyone heads to Naboo so Qui-Gon can be killed by Darth Maul.
It’s a reasonably straightforward plot, but at times, there’s a lot going on. But readers won’t need to wonder any longer about the precise chronological placement of story beats
Star Wars Releases Official Official Episode I Timeline
Star Wars: Timelines, a new and upcoming book from Dorling Kindersley intends to shed light on the chronological order of the Star Wars galaxy. An excerpt from the book, focusing on the final battle from The Phantom Menace, was recently revealed. Check it out below, along with some close-ups of the text and images (Via Star Wars News Net.)
Here’s the full breakdown of what happened when during the fateful Battle of Naboo.
This segment of the timeline includes the moment where John Williams’ score swells and the fearsome Darth Maul appears from behind a set of blast doors.
Moving on, the climactic lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Maul comes to its nail-biting conclusion as Jinn is impaled by the Sith’s blade and Kenobi retaliates, ending Maul for good (or not).
And finally, little Anakin Skywalker thinks spinning would be a good trick, so he tries it in the cockpit of an N-1 Naboo Starfighter, flying into the heart of the droid control ship and blowing it to smithereens.
The official description of the book reads as follows:
Star Wars: Timelines Seems Quite Illuminating
One doesn’t need to be an expert in all things Star Wars to know what’s going on in these movies and shows. After all, George Lucas designed the franchise with kids in mind. At its core, Star Wars has always basically been about the battle between good and evil.
But as with any major media franchise, some fans enjoy obsessing over the extreme detail and minutia of a galaxy far, far away, so in that regard, the Star Wars: Timelines book looks to be pretty perfect.
There are some projects from the recent Star Wars canon that overlap chronologically, such as Revenge of the Sith and the final four episodes of The Clone Wars. Both installments depict the tragedy of Order 66 from different characters’ perspectives and occur at the exact same time. So Timelines might come in handy.
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