Portman says Neeson's Lines
Darth Purv tells us something interesting. In the scene when
Anakin brings Padme and Qui Gon into his house during the
sandstorm, Qui Gon says "I'm Qui Gon Jinn" to Shmi Skywalker.
If you look closely as he is saying it Padme is saying the
exact same thing, although it's not her lines! This is common
practice for actors when the camera angle being used was not
on the person mimicking the lines. Apparently, Lucas liked this
angle more, but why would Lucas leave that in, and not have
ILM wipe it out? Oh well, one more thing to look for in case
you never noticed it before.
Anakin Plays Trac-Ball
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...They had modern
American toys. The careful eye can see 2 different variations
of a catch game called 'Trac-Ball' in Anakin's room. Both items
are rackets from this game. One is a newer version released
about 1991 or so, the other from the 70's(?). Both are spray
painted gray. The older, if memory serves, is hanging about
where he had 3PO sitting. The other can be seen for a brief
moment as Padme/Amidala walks through the door.
Ceiling of Anakin's House
We've had many reports of the following, and originally we
weren't going to post anything. Now, after probably a dozen
emails saying the same thing, here it is. Apparently, many
readers seem to think there is some
significance to the drawings on the ceiling on Anakin's hovel.
Many remember similar drawings in Luke's homestead in ANH, and
some even liken it to the drawings on Darth Maul's face. What
is it? We honestly don't know, or have any idea if there is any
significance at all. So look up next time you're watching TPM!
Also, you can see a picture of the object in question at the
official site. Just go to Anakins hovel and look up.
Stuck here on Tatooine
JoVo tells us of something cool, not a hidden image per say,
but something funny you may have not connected with the
classic trilogy. When Obi-wan is tending ship while Qui-Gon
is off taking care of business in Mos Espa...he says,
"...we could be stuck here a very long time." A quick
little bit of foreshadowing, eh? since he ends up
hiding out on Tatooine for at least 20 years between
Episode III and IV.
Children of George Lucas
If you notice that there is a girl on Tatooine wearing
braces, that's one of George Lucas' daughters. They're both
in the film briefly, so make sure you look for them when the
kids are discussing the pod race the next day!
Oliver Walpole's Cameo
It has been reported that Oliver Walpole (the son of set
decorator Peter Walpole is the boy with Kitster, Wald and the
girls that approach Annie while he works on his pod before the
Orion Constellation on Tatooine
So is Naboo really in a galaxy far, far away?
Nope. Megan noticed that when Darth Maul is releasing
his probe droids on Tatooine in the middle of the night,
in one of the shots of his ship, the northern hemisphere
constellation: Orion is clearly visible to the left of his
ship I think. You can see the three stars that make up
the belt really easily and once you catch that you can see
the whole constellation! Thanks to Lynda for the screenshot!
On to Page Seven
Introduction and General Cameos | The Jedi Arrive | The Palace Walls | Arrival on Tatooine | Visit the Junkyard | Anakin's House | Pod Race Hangar | Aurra Sing at the Races | After the Pod Race | Naboo | The Galactic Senate | Battles | Celebration and Credits | Untrue Cameos