The old thread is locked, so let's start a new one Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's introduction and their scenes aboard the Trade Federation ship. The reversal of "monster through the door" theme. And even the fact that they have to run away from droidekas - this proves they're not supermen, despite what some people think. Otto Gunga and the whole journey underwater. Very cool and somehow very fitting in the Star Wars universe. Sidious. The most menacing version of Sidious in the prequels. And, of course, Darth Maul. It's the second coolest looking villain the saga after Vader and could have been just as iconic if given more screentime and character development. Podracing. Yeah, might be boring for some, but it was a much needed diversion in the middle of the quiet scenes on Tatooine and it certainly brings back fun. Anakin's leaving his mom. Well written and well acted scene that's very important to understanding the roots of Anakin's fall. Coruscant. It really looked like the "bright center of the universe". And yet, it showed corruption in the Senate and the dogmatism of the Jedi Order which would lead to the downfall of the Republic and its protectors. The Duel of the Fates (of course). Possibly best choreography in the entire saga which somewhat makes up for the lack of personal stakes. My favorite moment is the break in the fight when the combatants are separated by the force field. It tells you what you need to know about all three of them. The fact that gungans actually lost to droids. It's a lot more plausible that the silly ewoks vs. elite Imperial troops, especially since gungans have more advanced weapons. Watto. Next to Yoda, best CGI character in the prequels. I dare anyone to say he's not real The music. TPM is probably the best scored of the prequels. Finally, the irony of the ending (I wrote about that before).