And now, there is actual footage from the next Star Wars movie out there, and it’s been a long time since 1998’s The Phantom Menace teaser introduced us to the world of that trilogy. This also being the holiday weekend, it’s a bit difficult...Show More Summary
Does anyone remember what they were doing when they first saw the trailer for The Phantom Menace? It was November 1998, and some people were probably sitting in a theater, waiting to see some now-classic film like The Waterboy or Meet Joe Black. Show More Summary
With the Star Wars Episode 7 trailer coming out today, the Dorkly site has looked back at the reaction to the first trailer for The Phantom Menace. It’s safe to say some people may have been overenthusiastic: Check out Dorkly for many more reactions, including the poor soul who predicted “He may be a sidekick, […]
In anticipation of tomorrow's Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer premiere, Dorkly takes us all the way back to 1998, to see how people reacted to the release of the Phantom Menace trailer.
There is a great deal of excitement swelling this week as audiences around North America get ready for their first ever look at J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But do you remember the last time anticipation was this high about...Show More Summary
As you probably know, the new JJ Abrams-helmed Star Wars movie is due out next December (12/18/2015) and it now has a title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's certainly more to the point that The Phantom Menace, but...
Daniel Radcliffe finally watched "Star Wars." Speaking to Moviefone in 2011, Radcliffe admitted that he had never seen George Lucas' original trilogy of films, despite sitting through "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." ("Everyone's...Show More Summary
Of the three movies in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, it's Episode I: The Phantom Menace that tends to attract the bulk of the criticism from die-hard fans of the original films. From Jar Jar Binks to the less-than-stellar performance...Show More Summary
It's pretty much an article of faith that everybody hates the prequels, right? Especially if you grew up in the '70s and '80s, and saw George Lucas's Holy Trilogy in theaters, as I did. Those were amazing, life-changing movies that forever...Show More Summary
The Phantom Menace has approximately one good scene: the bit where people race through canyons at high speed while people shoot at them. Although reality might not quite be up to jet engines and high-powered rifles quite yet, a group of quadrotor hobbyists have managed to replicate the first-person thrill of racing a dense obstacle course at high speed. Read more...
Ever wanted to recreate the speeder chase in Return of the Jedi, or pod racing in The Phantom Menace? There's apparently an easy way to do it that doesn't involve sci-fi technology. France's Airgonay club recently raced flying drones through a forest...
Drones are popping up everywhere from movie sets to sports games -- now a club in France is holding competitions that invoke the pod races of Phantom Menace, and wants other…
I loved this article by Nick Cohen in The Observer in which he give both barrels, metaphorically speaking of course, to intellectual western commentators who argue that there is some moral equivalence between 'militant' religion and 'militant' atheists. Show More Summary
Scott Walker wants drug tests.
After the amputation of a body part, patients frequently feel that the amputated area is still present. Sensation of the position and movement of the limb, as well as of heat, cold, itching, and even pain, are often described for a limb that is no longer present. Pain in a limb that has been amputated […]
When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out, despite your feelings about the film, there was one thing we could all agree on: Darth Maul was awesome! Why? Because he had a double-edged lightsaber, yo! Too simplistic? Maybe, but it looks like in the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels, the creators are […]
I can’t dance, partly due to embarrassment, but mostly due to the fact that I CAN’T dance. But after C told us we’re all gonna get swallowed up by an encroaching army of goddamn plants, I decided to let my inhibitions go and start cutting up rugs like a fucking carpet layer. Show More Summary
The summer-movie season of 1999 was, if I remember correctly, a crazy one. Everyone was psyched (and immediately disappointed) when the first "Star Wars" prequel, "Episode I: The Phantom Menace" came out of the gate. The same goes for...Show More Summary
Are these really the 10 best fights in the Star Wars universe? To a certain extent, we have to trust the source. The staff at StarWars.com decided that they would debate the Top 10 battles in the first six Star Wars movies, editing them into the montage above. Show More Summary