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 eight 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 28: Asteroid Chase DISCUSSION: January 1, 2005 - January 5, 2005 DVD TIME INDEX: 66:21 - 71:14 Synopsis: The Slave I blasts towards Geonosis with Obi-Wan following in a fairly distant pursuit. The Jedi Starfighter separates from the hyperspace ring to follow Jango into the asteroid field surrounding the planet. Jango picks up the Jedi ship on his scanners and realizes that a homing device has been put on the hull. Obi-Wan pilots through the field. Jango releases semisic charges into an asteroid, blowing it to pieces as well as many smaller asteroid in the vicinity. The Jedi manuevers trying to avoid the blast. Jango releases another charge as Obi-Wan dodges more destroyed asteroids. Jango grows angry as Obi-Wan refuses to take a hint. The bounty hunter enters one of the larger asteroids with Obi-Wan in hot pursuit. Slave I flips around the asteroid as the Jedi ship emerges. Now pursuing Obi-Wan, Jango fires. The Jedi, reacting to the blasts, says how he hates to fly. Jango is relentless in his firing and shoots again. Obi-Wan continually tries to dodge the seeker through the field. With no other options, the Jedi instructs R4 to release the spare containers to through the seeker off course and does so. Jango, seeing the blast, believes Obi-Wan has been killed and advances towards Geonosis. The starfighter however is on one of the asteroid. On the planet, Jango lands in a vast concentration of Trade Federation cores. After moments of waiting, Obi-Wan takes off and flies to Geonosis. He notices the concentration of Federation ships and lands away from the enemy. The Jedi gets out the ship and heads up a rocky trail. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: Another exciting sequnce of action in the Obi-Wan and Jango, cat and mouse game. Seems Obi-Wan has not given up on the bounty hunter and now is pursuing him through an asteroid field, something we've definitely seen before. The second half of the story is less love story and more action for sure. This chapter proves that with an excellent asteroid chase. It's good that it was an asteroid field, because if Obi-Wan just followed Jango to Geonosis, it would have been very boring. Also it brings the recurring theme from Empire. It seems that the Slave I has more tricks up its sleeve than we know about, which add to the excess thrill. Ewan deliver well once again as Obi-Wan. "This is why I hate flying" is bound to become a classic saga line and fits well into his character from the original films. Surprisingly the sequence went pretty long if I may say so. Almost three minutes of action and two of a new mystery. On Geonosis, we get to see the Trade Federation once again, which now puts Jango in league with Gunray for sure. Very good chapter to turn the film around. I love the exposition on Coruscant, Kamino and Naboo, but this is one of those sequences that makes you want to enjoy this film and love the saga as a whole. Good chapter.