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A Thousand Generations: The Star Wars Prequel Mini-Series
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7-Jul-2017, 11:11 AM
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Palpatine certainly is a puppetmaster, and his hand in this war will later become clear to the audience. However I made sure he does not appear until Episode II. I felt that putting him in Episode I would introduce too many foreshadowing obligations into an otherwise straightforward tale. Imagine if the following things were different about The Phantom Menace…

  • Anakin is at least twice as old, maybe even early 20s.
  • Padme’s at first not all that cracked up about leading a planet.
  • Alderaan instead of Naboo.
  • No Qui-Gon or any other Jedi Knights beyond Obi-Wan (again, they will have their time to shine in Episodes II and III).
  • No Palpatine yet.
  • Clones instead of droids fighting the Republic.
  • Simple reason for invading Alderaan: use it as a site to build a second Clone Machine so that Atha Prime can swamp the Republic core systems.
  • Start the Clone Wars right off the bat. Waiting two movies to do this was one of the PT’s biggest mistakes.

That’s what I am going for with ATG:Ep1. The “Keep it simple, stupid” approach.