Contrary to what the title suggests, I'm not going to write a thesis on the opening battle sequence. I don't have the time. This thread allows us to share our observations and get any questions we might have addressed. 1. In the very beginning, the camera follows Anakin and Obi-Wan as they weave around, doing stylistic acrobatic maneuvers - all in sync. How is that possible? Their ships were mere feet from each other but each faithfully flew in that complicated pattern in tandem with the other..never colliding. Was it the Force? The R2 units? 2. At the 2:54 mark (and maybe 2:51 as well) we see a good guy ship laser and detonate a bad guy ship that was lazily idling by several hundred feet away. How did they get so close together in the first place and why did the Republic ship wait until that moment to attack? Was the ship in fact dead already and the 'attack' was merely to get it out of the way or prevent it from being salvaged? Again, feel free to ask questions or make observations!