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Episode I is Just like Episode VI

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by FRIENDOFTHEJEDI, Jan 30, 2006.

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  1. FRIENDOFTHEJEDI

    FRIENDOFTHEJEDI Jedi Youngling

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    Have you ever noticed how simalar Episode I and VI are. I mean Jabba is like Boss Nass. The core reactor in the Death Star looks like the core reactor in the Droid Contol ship. When Darth Vader(Anakin Skywalker) was burned it is like when Qui-Gon Jinn was burned. And the endings where the same; Fireworks and a big party!
     
  2. i_dont_know

    i_dont_know Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, a fair few people have noticed this. Nice spotting though.

    Return of the Jedi parallels "The Phantom Menace" and "Revenge of the Sith" most strongly.
    The Phantom Menace parallels "Revenge of the Sith", "A New Hope", and "Return of the Jedi".

    This will sound odd to someone who hasn't watched the movies repeatedly, but it became apparent to me (a while ago actually) that the saga starts green and ends green. TPM and ROTJ have the most scenes set in a green environment.
    The only green setting in Revenge of the Sith is Kashyyk, and that turns fittingly grey after most of the Wookies are wiped out.

    Check out the "Visual Storytelling" thread if you haven't already.
     
  3. Master_EdgeCrusher

    Master_EdgeCrusher Jedi Knight star 3

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    I thought that was what Lucas kinda wanted to do. I somehow remember that in the making of TPM!
     
  4. CAPTAIN_CHOLO

    CAPTAIN_CHOLO Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Yes, I noticed this too ... After watching the entire saga in that sequence.
     
  5. CAPTAIN_CHOLO

    CAPTAIN_CHOLO Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I almost forgot to ad that Anakin's "victory scream", as well as that from those Naboo pilots, after blowing the droid control ship, sound pretty much like Lando Calrissian, after blowing the second Death Star.

    ... And they both ocurred at the end of the film.
     
  6. DarthMyBoy

    DarthMyBoy Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I think the endings to the movies are cool. The episodes in each trilogy each have similar endings...

    I & IV both have celebrations

    II & V have 2 people and 2 droids looking out pondering the future

    III & VI have people gazing off (Kind of a stretch, I know)
     
  7. Master_EdgeCrusher

    Master_EdgeCrusher Jedi Knight star 3

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    that is true about the screams!
     
  8. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Force Ghost star 6

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    And the Gungans and Ewoks.
     
  9. zombie

    zombie Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, i think Lucas has said that the mirroring of Episodes I and VI are to "bookend" the saga.

    But then ROTS sorta mirrors ROTJ as well.

    So if you think about I, III and VI are the same film. So really, half the darn saga is just ROTJ!! :eek:
     
  10. Winston_Sith

    Winston_Sith Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    IMHO, to most, if not all cynical fanboys, TPM looked too much like ROTJ (the last and "worst" film in the O-OT - yes, we hated it back then, too); both of them were too kiddy, and kind of a stupid way to start/end the Star Wars Saga; both of them had annoying kid-friendly characters: Jar Jar and Wicket; both of them had unbelievable plot twists: Anakin "accidentally" destroying the Droid Control Ship, and the completely revolting idea that the Executor would go out like such a punk; both of which were, apparently, pretty upsetting to a lot of fans, even to this day.

    And fans like me were as disturbed at the way Vader suddenly turned good in ROTJ, and... (sniff) died; he was supposed to be evil forever, right? And why did he have to die? He was my favorite; as a lot of others were disturbed by kid Anakin (which I wasn't) in 1999.

    To me, though,TPM makes ROTJ make a hell of a lot more sense, for the reasons others listed in above posts.

    P.S. Because of the Gungans, I now have come to think that the Ewoks are alright, but all my friends would laugh at me... lol
     
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