A Defense of the Unjustly Maligned Overture to the Star Wars Saga
Prologue: I Have a Bad Feeling About This...|
George Lucas versus the fandom menace.
IV. Crush Us, Grind Us into Little Pieces, and Blast Us into Oblivion|
Bad plot, bad characters, bad acting, bad everything?
V. I Am Ready to Face the Trials|
My rebuttals to the frequently repeated specific criticisms.
VI. It's Not Disrespect, Master, It's the Truth|
Nothing's perfect! Here's what I admit could have been better.
I. Your First Step Into a Larger World|
The rise, the fall, and the return of the magic of Star Wars.
II. A More Civilized Age|
Why The Phantom Menace is a damn good movie.
III. Something Elsewhere... Elusive...|
The deeper themes and implications of Episode I.
Epilogue: From a Certain Point of View|
Why Return of the Jedi is the Star Wars movie that sucks.