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 7: Speeder Chase DISCUSSION: September 18, 2004 - September 22, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 14:20 - 21:34 Synopsis: Obi-Wan notices the droid outside the window and jumps out onto it as it takes off into the cityscape. The Naboo entourage enter the room to see how Padme is doing. Anakin takes off in a yellow speeder in pursuit of Obi-Wan, hanging from the assassin droid. Zam spots Obi-Wan and the droid and shoots the assassin droid with her rifle. Obi-Wan falls and Zam takes off. Obi-Wan lands on Anakin's speeder. The chase continues. Anakin follows Zam into a refinery. Zam shoots at power couplings that the Jedi intercept and get shocked. Zam escapes going through a tunnel. Anakin takes a shortcut. Almost losing Zam, Anakin stop the speeder and apologizes to Obi-Wan for his spur of the moment behavior. Moments later, he sees Zam's speeder, freefalls and hangs on to the bounty hunter's speeder. Zam tries to manuever the speeder in a way for Anakin to lose his grip. We can see Zam's Clawdite form for a second as Anakin flies to the back of the speeder. Anakin ignites his lightsaber, causing the speeder to catch fire. He loses grip of his saber and Obi-Wan, who is right behind him catches it. The speeder's altitude lowers as it is about to crash in an entertainment district. Anakin falls from the speeder, moments before flames engulf the vehicle. Anakin spots Zam and chases her down a few side streets. Obi-Wan lands Anakin's speeder near a local nightclub. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: I love the speeder chase. When I saw "Breathing" and "Forbidden Love", Obi-Wan, hanging from the assassin droid, was probably one of the most memorable moments from the teasers. It improves on Anakin's backstory as an accomplished pilot. He acts just like any teenager, defiant and a daredevil. This is Anakin's scene. He's doing all the pursuing in contrast to the next chapter. He wants to see this killer be brought to justice for his precious Padme. Going through different parts of Coruscant gave the planet some depth. It's not just a political seat, but a place for manufacturing, recreation and commerce. The confined alleys where Anakin chases Zam add a great element to this speeder chase. And of course there's that brief second, when you say "did I just see that" during the few seconds Zam goes back to Clawdite form. Also the darkness adds the brooding feeling for the chase. If it was done in the day, it would not have made the same impact. It helps contrast to the other SW movies since there hasn't been a night chase. Good chapter.