star wars
Dooku: Jedi Lost Makes Me Wish There Were More Prequels to The Phantom Menace

Earlier this month, The Phantom Menace turned 20 years old. The lasting legacy of what it added (for better and worse) to Star Wars’ rich tapestry is still being debated today, but the recent release of another bit of prequel storytelling has had me thinking about something: Why aren’t we getting more stories setting up the strange new world The Phantom Menace re-introduced the galaxy far, far away with? Read More >>

wtf
Guy With Jar Jar Binks Back Tattoo: ‘I Have Had Sex (Multiple Times)’

Michael Ouellette has a lot of Star Wars tattoos. The 42-year-old has a full sleeve of Darth Vader on his left arm and a full sleeve of Luke Skywalker on his right. But Ouellette’s most curious tattoo is the one of Jar Jar Binks that covers his entire back. And whatever you think of his tattoo, Ouellette would like people to know something important: he says that he’s had sex. Multiple times. Read More >>

star wars
The Best Things The Phantom Menace Brought to Star Wars

Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but it’s crucial to what makes Star Wars great. Sure, it introduced lots of not-so-popular characters and concepts, but it balanced that out with even more things that, in the 20 years since its release, have aged quite gracefully. Things that improved and expanded the franchise drastically. So much so, they almost certainly outshine things like Jar Jar or midi-chlorians. Read More >>

star wars
A Generation Looks Back at 20 Years of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ask a Star Wars fan what they think about The Phantom Menace and you’re going to get a very specific answer. At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last month, Gizmodo spoke with fans about their memories and feelings on the eve of the film’s 20th anniversary, and the sentiment was way more positive than expected for all kinds of different reasons. Read More >>

george lucas
George Lucas Says The Phantom Menace is One of His Favourite Films

The maker wasn’t there in person, but he was there in spirit. And via video. Read More >>

rogue one
Yes, You Will Love This Hilarious Star Wars Video

They’re two of the first words we ever learn. We use them every day and, in many cases, probably don’t even think about it. They can be used to agree to life-changing events or get out of horrible situations. They can also be used to hilarious effect when edited and counted in all 10 Star Wars movies. Read More >>

star wars
Spinning This Giant Lego Diorama Also Plays the Star Wars Theme

Designed and assembled with the assistance of professional Lego builder Rene Hoffmeister, this giant Star Wars-themed barrel organ was created to celebrate the 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace in Germany. Read More >>

watch this
This Video on How Awful the Light Saber Battles in The Phantom Menace Are Will Ruin Star Wars for You

It's easy to pick on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace because of Jar Jar. And well, everything else too. But you know what's always fun about Star Wars? The light saber battles! This video, however, hilariously points out how silly they look like on closer inspection. Read More >>