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Should Episode 1 even of happened?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by flipmanburn, Apr 9, 2005.

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  1. flipmanburn

    flipmanburn Jedi Youngling

    Apr 6, 2005
    [hl=darkslategray]Strilo[/hl] edit: Threads without a subject are.... boring.
  2. hear+soul

    hear+soul Jedi Master star 6

    Nov 5, 2004
    Uh... ya.

    It could've been done better, but the other two were impossible without it.

  3. nyjet10

    nyjet10 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 1, 2005
    maybe not the way it is but yea an Episode 1 is needed
  4. Quixotic-Sith

    Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 22, 2001
    There have actually been a few really good alternative treatments of Episodes I and II here on the boards. Of course, there have been some crap treatments, too.
  5. TheForgottenJedi

    TheForgottenJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 10, 2004
    Yes it should have been done.
    Doesnt require much thought to answer that one.
  6. yodahs-daddy

    yodahs-daddy Jedi Master star 5

    May 20, 2002
    [blockquote]Should Episode 1 even of happened?[/blockquote]

    Why not?
  7. darthnick11

    darthnick11 Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 21, 2004
    Well, Episode I kinda had to happen...or else we'd be watching Ep.III and couldn't figure out who Padme or anyone else was.

    Plus, it takes out Qui-Gon and Darth Maul from the whole picture of SW, which kinda sucks.
  8. CBright7831

    CBright7831 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 23, 2004
    It's not like Maul had much of a future outside of TPM. Can you see him running the CIS?
  9. Lord_Morningstar

    Lord_Morningstar Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 2, 2005
    Personally, I think that the events of TPM are a bit superflous to the overall saga. Yes, Anakin is found and starts getting trained and all, yes, we meet Obi-Wan and the Sith, yes, we first encounter the Trade Federation and what not, but the Star Wars Saga never really begins for me until about 1/3 of the way into AotC. Personally, I would advocate radical change to EpI; I?d make Anakin older and move it forward a good 8 years, and deal with prior events in a prologue or flashbacks or some such thing. IOW, make it matter.
  10. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2004
    I am happy the story of Episode I became the first episode of the SW Saga.

    But what would've pleased me equally so, I suppose, is for Episode II to have been Episode I, and the Episode being the Clone Wars and RotS being the third. That would've been just as good.
  11. battlewars

    battlewars Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 5, 2005
    i second that coruscant
  12. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 15, 2002
    Personally, I find the Prequels to be arbitrary and unnecessary. The Classic Trilogy went on for at least twenty years as the story of Luke Skywalker, with all the information needed about the Jedi and Vader given in expository dialogue. As it is, in my opinion, the Prequels are simply supplemental add-ons to an already completed story. The Original Trilogy didn't need the Prequels, but the Prequels NEED the Original in every aspect.
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