It seems that NOTHING that happens in TPM really carries over to AOTC and probably not AOTC. Qui-Gon and Jar-Jar have the lead roles in TPM, but both are almost completly abscent in AOTC. What was the purpose of introducing these characters then? The Naboo invasion in TPM doesn't lead to anything in AOTC. It is an isolated incident. I know people say this is a way for Palpatine to gain power, but that's it? Why couldn't this fit in with the Clone Wars? Now, we're only going to get 45 minutes of the (beginnings of the CW) and maybe just a bit in Ep. III! It just seems there is very little continutiy in the PT because of TPM and much of the continutiy of the OT suffers because of Menance too. Little (pointless) things like, C3P0 being created by Anakin, and the droids both being on Tatooine before add NOTHING to their characters and only create paradoxes in their memories! IF Lucas bothers to explain this away in Episode III with a "memory wipe", what was the point of even having R2 and 3P0 meet in the PT anyway, if everything they witnessed ESSENTIALLY DOESN"T COUNT?! I think Lucas took the easy way out with TPM and threw one low-and-outside. Unfortunately, we all chased the pitched and struck out while he laughed all the way to the bank. IMO, TPM is not even a part of the SW series and when ALL 6 are finally released on video/dvd, I will probably only watch Episodes II-VI in that order.