gez: "In the PT Obi, Anakin and Padme are the main characters, and their relationship with one another in TPM is woefully underdeveloped" ----- "Even for the secondary characters its a mess - R2 and 3PO are introduced and developed brilliantly in ANH, but in TPM their scenes together don't add up to much at all." This really just goes to show that you have slightly misunderstood the PT and it is also proof that your expectations of narrative structure from the OT has caused you to expect the same in TPM. This is what you have to avoid. TPM is not supposed to develop the relationships between those you have mentioned. The fact is that if Lucas intended to do that, then he would have done. You must remember that TPM (like ANH) sets up the characters, but it more importantly focuses on the origins of many of the saga's major players, forcing possible serious relationships to the next chapter. You must also remember that Qui-Gon is without doubt our central character in the overall film, and Lucas has chosen to focus on his relationships to Obi-Wan and the Jedi Council. But at the same time Lucas has established connections between the other characters that will ultimately take off in Episode II.