>How is the subject of midichlorians any crazier than something like the force? I think the subject of midiclorians allows the subject of the force to make more sense and a lot less crazy.< I think magic and wizardry is best left unexplained. I didn't want to know that Yoda is capable of conjuring inhuman power only because he was born with an XMen-like mutation. I feel pure, mysterious magic is more interesting than a scientific explanation for something like the Force. >Qui gon discovering Anakin makes the story much more rich, and gives it more depth. It would be incredibaly boring if Obi wan discovered Anakin.< I disagree. Can you imagine if Qui-Gon lived and was the mentor Anakin will end up stabbing in the back in Episode 3? From the moment he met him, Qui-Gon believed in Anakin and was willing to cross the council and everyone else in his life, out of pure faith he was doing the right thing for the boy. Years later, imagine Anakin growing up and spitting on him and his teachings, showing him that the Council was right all along. He would've been crushed. It would've been a sad, powerful betrayal to witness. "All that faith Qui-Gon put into Anakin when he was just a mere slave. Look how Anakin repaid all that he did for him! I hate Vader! I hate the dark side!" Kenobi should've played the role Qui-Gon did all along. As it is now, Kenobi and Anakin don't seem to be all that fond of each other. They come across as if they're suffering through being stuck with each other. When they split in Episode 3, my response will be "Big deal. They hardly got along anyway. Kenobi was guilted into training Anakin in the first place. Now they're out of each other's hair." >It would also be incredibaly boring if Anakin was a mean kid in TPM. Where would the story go if he was a mean kid? If he was a mean kid, why would the Jedi train him in the first place?< Who said he should've been a mean kid? How about just having a disturbing aura about him? How about a sadness in him, as a result of his slavery? A kind but tortured soul would've made a more interesting young Anakin Skywalker. >And about Jar Jar: Ok , Jar Jar is Jar Jar. You dont have to like him. In fact, I always assumed that he was meant to be annoying. In my opinion thats good characterization.< In my opinion, it's an awful call on Lucas' part to intentionally torture the audience. If he had to give us an annoying character, he could've at least been a little less immature when presenting that kind of comedy. And if his goal was to see Jar Jar appeal to kids, he blew it. During Halloween 1999, I saw lots of little Darth Mauls running the streets, and very few little Jar Jars. Even kids don't seem to like the goof. Jar Jar merchandise wasn't exactly on fire...ever. Except for wackjob gushers who like anything Lucas tells them to like, the character never really caught on with anyone.