1. Yes I think in TPM, the tracing is explained (unlike in the ST lol). It's just when you watch AOTC and ROTS, we seem to be shown that Jedi communicate not on a general communication galactic network, but on their own frequency via the Jedi Temple's beacon. It is apparently only accessible from within the Temple itself. It is my understanding that Bail Organa, also has access to this in ROTS only because Yoda is with him? For instance Obi Wan is only discovered on Geonosis because he is spotted by a local. Not because they trace his signal. So it seems unlikely that the Trade Federation could trace a signal to the Jedi Temple. And why would it matter, since surely the Jedi would have sent a ship and help quickly? I thought when watching TPM, that actually Maul tracked them down because they spiked a message from Naboo itself (not on Jedi frequencies) to the Queen's ship? It wasn't the Jedi's fault. Qui Gon mentions it right? 2. Yes I guess I was just making a suggestion. But given that this seemed to be a place of scum and villainy where the Republic failed to do anything (unlike the Empire), couldn't Qui Gon have harmless stolen the parts for the greater good? I mean is Qui Gon using the Force to manipulate that dice with Watto not manipulation? Surely that is not the Jedi way? As for the handmaidens, as a temporary situation or trick to acquire the parts of ship. 3. Or sell the ship for an old vessel. Or even barter whatever little they had for a ride to a Republic planet? The ship could still be utilised for parts? Watto himself was impressed by its design and willing to accept it as collateral. 4. But the droidekas had surrounded the two Jedi and the Senator. Sure the other Jedi were making their way down to the arena. The battle droids were also unleashed too. But the droidekas had been surrounding and in firing position. Could they not just have killed them on site, since they were already in position? 5. But Yoda clearly senses trouble and requests the Commander for a ship. Clonetroopers always obey orders without question. But could Yoda not have requested other support troopers to join him and seal off the hangar? He himself told Master Windu that Dooku could not be allowed to escape? Amidala clearly rallies troopers to make their way to the hangar. Yoda is at the Forward Command Centre, and the chief general in the battle. Isn't the objective to stop Dooku? Take ten squads of troopers if you have to. The Jedi were shown to topple against overwhelming numbers in the arena, see my meaning? I did love that lesson that Yoda learned that he should have sacrificed his friends for the cause (taught to Luke in ESB). 6. But the Jedi being peacekeepers and not as overwhelmed as in AOTC (which we are told), in the TPM, the Jedi discover an ancient enemy, the Council could surely have dispatched more Jedi to assist or simply observe? Why were they able to send two Jedi then? 7. Yes I suppose Grievous was overconfident. But he sure seemed to run in a hurry from his ship at the start of the film. And Obi Wan just took out his personal guards. Why not obliterate the Jedi there and then, since he's surrounded by an entire army of battle droids? I wonder in an alternate universe where Grievous discovers Sidious betrayed them, him leading the droid army against Palpatine haha? 8. Why would the CIS council kill Yoda? I'm pretty sure Yoda could have persuaded them. And they're not going to be able to kill him, they respected Count Dooku and followed him. Don't get me wrong I love the Star Wars prequels! Just some humorous questions!