View Full Version : EPI Fans! When did you know it was all good?

The 'Xir
08-28-2001, 03:12 PM
Hey all Episode 1 fans? When did, or what scene made, the movie work for you? Gave you that feeling that SW was back, and that everything was right in the world again(well atleast for 2hrs & 15 min) ;)

For me, I got all excited when I sat down and the words came up on the screen, the music blared and the scroll well started scrolling! However, I think I first felt that this movie was "all good" and that if fit among the rest of the trilogy during the goodbye scene! When Anakin turned around to leave and the music swelled, that signaled his first step and the begining of the entire 6 episode saga!!! Knowing everything that Anakin has gone through(in the OT) and everything that we're about to watch him go through made that scene very poignant!

Well, what did it for you?

Bel-Cam Jos
08-28-2001, 04:27 PM
Aside from the opening crawl as well, it was actually when Qui-Gon uses his saber to melt through the blast door and the Force theme plays. Yeah! The first time I saw TPM, I was enthralled the entire time.

master jedi
08-28-2001, 05:24 PM
When I first heard Lucas was going to make another Star Wars movie I knew I was going to like it but when I saw Qui-Gon sticking his lightsaber into that door I just loved it.

08-28-2001, 08:34 PM
As I've posted in that "other" thread, I had my reservations during the first few scenes, the first time I watched it. And I still believe that there were some scenes that could have at least been edited better. However, the movie captivated me when I first saw Watto and when he delivered that great line, "What're you waving your hand around like that? You think you're some kind of Jedi??" I just remember thinking to myself, "Oh yeah, this is awesome!"
The Podrace (which I didn't think was overly long at all) and the final duel between OB1 and Maul actually had my heart racing. I don't remember being that excited about a movie since the first time I watched ANH and the final battle of ROTJ.

Sure I believe the movie had problems, but what movie doesn't. Just go see the many insults thrown at the OT in the Classic Trilogy section. Those movies weren't perfect either.

In fact, while re-reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I discovered an interesting quote from Tolkien, in reference to the high level of criticism he got from LOTR fans while he was writing the saga:
"It is perhaps not possible in a long tale to please everybody at all points, or to displease everybody at the same points; for I find from the letters that I have received that the passages or chapters that are to some a blemish are all by others specially approved."

I believe this can apply to the Star Wars saga as well. While many may find Ep1 an unsighly scar to the SW saga, there are many of us who accept it's problems and actually enjoy the movie.:eek: And I think it's unfair for those others to label us wrong or misguided because of this.

08-29-2001, 08:27 AM
For me it was the opening the way it opened in to space and the ship flying by and the fight at the end.I don't know I liked the whole movie even with the bad lines and some bad acting.I can't wait until all the movies are out and I can sit back with a trash bag full of popcorn and a gallon of coke and tell the whole world to go to...I'm watching a Star Wars marathon.:D

08-29-2001, 03:08 PM
I was thrilled when I saw the Radiant heading towards Naboo. I thought, "here we go... just like the old days!" Sure- It wasn't a Star Destroyer, but it was pretty close to the Tantive! From that point on I sat at the edge of my seat.

As many of you have said... no, the movie isn't without faults, but this was one fun ride if you were smart enough to let go of the the "safety bar" that held you back!

08-29-2001, 04:15 PM
My cat has no tail, no legs, no head, and no body. But I call it a cat and I love it nonetheless. For those who doubt me I am neither wrong nor misguided.

But really, there were quintessential Star Wars moments that were great. The opening crawl, the ship flying into the shot, the very first lightsaber fight, the Pod Race, the introduction of Maul, the Senate sequence, the final duel all were visually spectacular and had that olde tyme Star Wars feel. Too bad they were strung together with medocrity.

08-30-2001, 03:30 AM
Also when qui-Gon was melting the federation door and the final battle between Maul VS OBI and Qui, the gungan battle and the air battle which made it Star Wars for me!

08-30-2001, 06:51 AM
For me it was when "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...." showed up. I got all tingly and giddy inside. Then when the Republican Cruiser blew up and Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan activated there lightsabers, I knew this was for real!

Sith Worm
08-30-2001, 08:46 AM
When Darth Maul apeared as A hologhram that was it for me the return of the Sith at last! Did someone up there say Lord of the Rings? Four more months Big Barada!

Rollo Tomassi
09-02-2001, 05:11 PM
It still wasn't sinking in when I was watching the opening scroll. I was like "Am I really here watching a NEW Star Wars movie???" When Obi Wan and Qui Gon light their sabers, and started kicking droid booty, I knew it was "all good...." Lightsabers tend to have that affect on a Star Wars fan...:)

09-03-2001, 10:49 PM
My cat has no tail, no legs, no head, and no body. But I call it a cat and I love it nonetheless. For those who doubt me I am neither wrong nor misguided.

Hey, leave my imaginary cat out of this. He's sensitive, y'know.:D

One more thing, when I first saw "STAR WARS Episode 1" crawl across the screen, my heart skipped a beat and I thought to myself, "This is really it, I'm watching a new Star Wars movie!"

09-05-2001, 02:20 AM
When the movie was over :) :D :rolleyes:

10-08-2001, 03:02 PM
Besides the introduction, it was when Qui Gonn starts melting the door and u can hear the SW background classic music.

02-19-2007, 08:06 PM
Nute Gunray bringing the pain early on. Great stuff.

02-20-2007, 05:58 AM
I knew that Episode I was all good when I discovered that my end table was a bit wobbly and I needed something flat to level it out.

02-20-2007, 09:14 AM
When Darth Maul ignited his twin-blade lightsaber and the fight begins. That's the redeeming part of the movie for me. The podrace just gets boring after a while, but the duel never gets old.

02-20-2007, 09:37 AM
For me it was the same as alot. It's when Qui-Gon is trying to get to the bridge and the music is high and they Neimodians are scared sh*tless.

02-20-2007, 09:51 AM
When we first saw Jar Jar it was ALL GOOD!

02-20-2007, 10:14 AM
When Jakeakin shouted "YIPPEE!!!". That, my friends, it movie all-goodedness in a single line. "Rosebud"? Pffffft.

Rogue II
02-20-2007, 03:21 PM
While it was nice to see C-3PO naked, I'm going to say the repeated use of the term "poo-doo" throughout the film is what did it for me.

02-20-2007, 04:57 PM
For me it was seeing the opening scrawl with those famous words "A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far...Far Away......." to me that is Star Wars. I just really hope that when the new cartoon and live action TV series hit that they use the same opening sequence like the movies. I was a little bummed by the Clone Wars cartoons for not starting out this way.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-21-2007, 11:08 PM
I concur with others about the part when Qui-Gon was melting through the door with his lightsaber. That was then immediately followed by the Destroyer Droids showing up. I enjoyed the whole thing.

02-22-2007, 10:54 AM
I enjoyed learning that Greedo's head was fully grown by 7 years of age. That was awesome!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-22-2007, 03:19 PM
I enjoyed learning that Greedo's head was fully grown by 7 years of age. That was awesome!
I must have been in the bathroom during that part or something since I don't remember any Greedo (except on the DVD).

02-22-2007, 04:11 PM
Sorry, the little Rodian that's all happy when Ani wins is who I was referring to. It's almost certainly not Greedo - after all, it's TPM we're talking about, not AOTC.

02-22-2007, 05:33 PM
That's Wald, not Greedo. http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/wald/index.html

El Chuxter
02-22-2007, 05:36 PM
Where's Wald?


02-22-2007, 08:06 PM
I'm sure that in the EU somewhere it will turn out to be Greedo, having gone by a different name earlier in life - either that, or it was Greedo's long lost twin who will go on to host the incarnation of the Emperor after he wears out his 14th human cloned body.

Either way, that thing had a great big head.

02-22-2007, 08:10 PM
Greedo was already in EP. I. He got into a fight with Ani in the deleted (gee, I don't know WHY) scene.

02-23-2007, 09:15 AM
Greedo was already in EP. I.Because God forbid someone from the OT not be tied into the PT. My favorite deleted scene was the Dr. Evazan/Logray dance off. That Ewok got served!

02-23-2007, 11:47 AM
Either way, that thing had a great big head.
MAN- I would have quoted everything you had to say on this topic, Bro, but in the interest of brevity I only hit the last bit- next time we speak, you have GOT to do a little analysis of this phenomenon, cos I bet the way I'm hearing it play back in my head is exactly the way it'll sound (only thing you didn't post was a "My god", which I imagine would accompany the unedited version) - I don't know why it's so DAMN funny but nonetheless Nice Shot JJ :beard:Isobaws&

El Chuxter
02-23-2007, 12:04 PM
You gotta feel sorry for Rodian mothers. I bet there are a lot of cesarians on their planet. :eek:

02-23-2007, 12:06 PM
They were wiped out in the cut-scenes in AOTC, remember?? They couldn't adapt....

El Chuxter
02-23-2007, 12:07 PM
No, ducks, those were carppy CG blue fish people who looked very, very vaguely like Rodians.

02-23-2007, 12:10 PM
They were Rodians to me, Chux :beard:Isobaws&

02-23-2007, 12:15 PM
"The taxation of trade routes to outlaying star systems is in dispute."

02-25-2007, 02:15 PM
"The Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice with bad haircuts, to settle the dispute..."

Mad Slanted Powers
02-25-2007, 03:52 PM
"The Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice with bad haircuts, to settle the dispute..."Those were better than the AOTC haircuts though.

02-25-2007, 05:48 PM
I disagree. Obi-Wan's pickup shot hair in AOTC, while very bad, was not as bad as his pickup shot hair in TPM. :grin:

Mad Slanted Powers
02-25-2007, 06:24 PM
Someone driving by in a pickup shot his hair?