Star Wars I Explained

Most people who read these words immediately thing of people wielding light swords and fighting but star wars is much more complex. The movie order confuses a lot of people so lets just get the order straight, its just a numerical order that goes from 1 to 9. The story is divided basically into 3 different trilogies I-III, IV-VI and VII-IX we’ll be talking about I the phantom menace this time. I-III were released after IV-VI but stand at the beginning of the timeline. Star wars I-III kicks off a beautiful saga set in a galaxy far far away which is home to not just humans but a multitude of races. Some people in this world can harness an ability known as The Force and are known as being Force sensitive.

The Force is a mystery that few understand, member of one such groups are known as Jedi tasked with protecting the galaxy. The Jedi are primarily peacekeepers that use their abilities to help people in need. The galaxy is in turmoil with the trade federation that wishes to conquer planets using its droid armies. The Jedi Order dispatches Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jin and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi to convince the federation to not invade the planet Naboo. The negotiations fail and the secret benefactor of the trade federation, Darth Sidious orders the invasion to proceed as planned. The two Jedi fight back and escape with Padme Amidala the Queen of Naboo but in the escape their ship is damaged and they’re forced to stop on the desert planet of Tatooine for repairs.

On Tatooine Qui-Gon comes across a young force sensitive slave Anakin Skywalker, after freeing the young boy from his slavery Qui-Gon decides to train him in the way of the Force. On the way back to their ship Qui-Gon comes face to face with Darth Maul a Sith lord and after a short duel escapes. Sith are the opposite of the Jedi they use their connection with the Force for their own gain unlike the Jedi, Sith were believed to be extinct by the elder Jedi after long periods of inactivity. The Jedi travel to Coruscant so that Padme could plead her case to the galactic senate. Qui-Gon asks the Jedi council permission to train the young Skywalker but his requests are denied. Padme is convinced by senator Sheev Palpatine to call for a vote of no confidence in the current leader. Meanwhile Padme decides to lead a rebellion to save Naboo with the help of Gungans a race of amphibious creatures that live underwater on Naboo.

The Gungans agree to help out and lead the fight against the droid army on the ground and Padme with the two Jedi decides to search for the viceroy that leads the invasion, meanwhile Pilots attack the federations droid control ship to weaken the droids. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan come face to face with Darth Maul again and fight him together, Maul however overpowers Qui-Gon and mortally wounds him. Obi-Wan avenges his master by defeating Maul, a dying Qui-Gon asks Obi-Wan to train Anakin as his apprentice. After the battle the viceroy is arrested and Palpatine replaces him as the chancellor, Grand Master Yoda promotes Obi-Wan to the rank of a Jedi Knight and accepts Anakin as Obi-Wan’s apprentice to respect Qui-Gon’s wishes.

The Sith have a rule known as the rule of 2 wherein only one Sith lord and one apprentice is allowed to exist. According to this logic, with Maul dead one Sith still remains. The Jedi order has to prepare themselves against the oncoming war against the Sith.

We shall pick up the next story soon so stay tuned until then, May the Force be with you.

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