Until the release of ROTS on 5/19/05, I would like to discuss AOTC chapter by chapter on the DVD. There are 47 chapters to discuss over the next 8 months, excluding Chapter 1: Opening Logos, Chapter 2: Attack of the Clones and Chapter 50: End Credits. Each discussion will last 5 days. At the end of 5 days, the following chapter will be posted. Chapter 14: Yoda and the Younglings DISCUSSION: October 23, 2004 - October 27, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 36:04 - 38:23 Synopsis: Back in the Jedi Temple, Obi-Wan walks to a training room for younglings. Eleven younglings are practicing their lightsaber skills with remote seekers guided by Yoda. Obi-Wan enters the room. Yoda tells the younglings to stop and greet Master Obi-Wan. They do. Yoda asks what help he can be. Obi-Wan says he's trying to find a planet not found in the Jedi Archives. Yoda tells Liam to close the shades and he does. The younglings and master Jedi center around a map reader. A multi-demensional star chart appears around the room. Obi-Wan shows where Kamino is supposed to be. One of the younglings says that the planet was erased from the archive memory. Yoda comments on the brightness of a child's mind. The shade rise. Yoda and Obi-Wan discuss how this could deletion is possible. Yoda says the he'll meditate to solve the mystery. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: The chapter with the younglings is wonderful. A great soundtrack and a real touching scene makes this one of the most standout transition scenes in the movie. It's good to see some Jedi children and to see everyone is trained the Great Warrior himself. So Obi-Wan did not lie. It's difficult to believe that a child can come up with such an analysis of the problem. Of course, Liam is for Liam Neeson of course. Nice small reference there. And that the Shaak Ti species youngling is named Ashla from an early draft of ANH. It's good to see how pure innocence of children is played in the mystery. Yoda and Obi-Wan are excellent in this scene. This scene shows no need for the atrium scene in New Assignments. I like how Yoda jumps to conclusions and pinpoints that only a Jedi could have removed the archives. In a way, it cements some truth due to Yoda's wisdom and in another way, the cloud of the dark side is working just as strong. The interaction between the two Jedi is well done. One scene I enjoy watching even though I have a grudge against that punk Liam. The humor, the mystery, the seriousness. This is one great chapter to enjoy.