Is Phantom Menace That Bad? Fixing The Star Wars Prequels & Leading To Clone Wars Conversations With Dave, Maff & Megan

Star Wars: Comics In Canon - Your Guide To The Canon, Through The Comic Book Lens

04-11-2023 • 1 hr 52 mins

This week is a special episode, where Dave, Maff, Megan & Mike go back to 1999 with the first of the controversial Prequel Trilogy; The Phantom Menace! The episode serves as a soft lead into the Clone Wars animated series, which Dave, Maff & Mike will be delving into in 2024 – Maff hasn’t watched the prequel trilogy in many years, while Mike is a staunch defender, so tune in to hear; is Phantom Menace actually any good?

In more detail, the gang discuss their impressions of Phantom Menace from when they first watched them and how they felt about it after the recently rewatch. They highlight certain characters, namely Jar Jar Binks, Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn, the political dialogue, how the movie was different from the original trilogy, things they believe could’ve been improved, elements that they enjoy and whether or not this film still deserves to be maligned even 24 years after release!

Keep an eye out for the upcoming episodes on Attack Of The Clones and the Clone Wars movie, leading to the trio’s upcoming show; Clone Wars Conversations! It’ll debut in 2024 and will be a monthly podcast by Dave, Maff & Mike where they’ll be going through each season of The Clone Wars animated series.

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