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Encyclopedia > Star Wars prequel trilogy
Revenge of the Sith is the third film of the prequel trilogy.
Revenge of the Sith is the third film of the prequel trilogy.

The prequel trilogy (commonly abbreviated PT by fans) is a term used to describe the three films of the Star Wars saga whose events take place before the original trilogy. They are: Image File history File links EP3_Poster. ... Image File history File links EP3_Poster. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie which George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired by multiple myths and classic stories. ...

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Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ...

General synopsis

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the trilogy, Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to Naboo to mediate a dispute between the Galactic Republic and the corrupt Trade Federation, and are charged with protecting Naboo's Queen, Padmé Amidala. The three are unexpectedly routed to the planet Tatooine, where they discover Anakin Skywalker, a nine-year-old slave, whom Qui-Gon believes to be destined to bring balance to the Force. After winning his freedom in a podrace, Anakin reluctantly leaves his mother behind on Tatooine. In the ensuing battle between the Republic and the Trade Federation, Qui-Gon is killed in a battle with Sith Lord Darth Maul, who is turn slain by Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan promises his dying master that he will train Anakin to become a Jedi Knight. Days later, Obi-Wan and Anakin are received as heroes on Naboo, honored by Queen Amidala — and the Republic's new Chancellor, Palpatine. Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Qui-Gon Jinn (92 – 32 BBY) was a Jedi Master character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 – 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The Trade Federation invasion, and later occupation, force marches on Theed The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucass Star Wars saga. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: slave Slave may refer to: Slavery, where people are owned by others, and live to serve their owners without pay Slave (BDSM), a form of sexual and consenual submission Slave clock, in technology, a clock or timer that synchrnonizes to a master clock... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Podracing is a fictional concept in the Star Wars universe. ... Combatants Naboo Royal Security Forces Gungan Grand Army Galactic Republic Trade Federation Droid Army Commanders Queen Padmé Amidala (Ruler of Naboo) Captain Tarpals (Gungan Captain) Captain Panaka (Royal Security Captain) Qui-Gon Jinn† (Jedi Master) Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Apprentice/Knight) Jar Jar Binks (Gungan General) Ric Olie (Bravo Squadron... Emperor Palpatine (left) and Darth Vader (right), two of the most well-known Sith Lords of the Star Wars series Within the fictional Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character (of Sith affiliation) in the Star Wars universe. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


Ten years later, in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the mysterious Sith Lord Darth Sidious, along with disaffected Jedi Master Count Dooku, start the Confederacy of Independent Systems, also known as the Separatists, an alliance of planetary systems who want to secede from the Republic. Palpatine amasses near dictatorial emergency powers in response to the supposed threat, and starts a clone army for the Republic with which to fight the Separatists. Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... Secession is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or political entity. ... World dictatorships. ... A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ... G.A.R. Memorial, Washington, D.C. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American Civil War. ...


In the midst of this, a teenaged Anakin Skywalker is assigned to guard Padmé, who is now a Senator. The two eventually fall in love, even though such an emotional attachment is forbidden to Jedi. Anakin is further tempted away from the Jedi Code by Palpatine, who subtly worsens the rift between him and Obi-Wan. The situation worsens when Anakin's mother, Shmi, is killed by Tusken Raiders, and Anakin murders them in a fit of rage. The Clone Wars break out soon afterward in a battle on the planet Geonosis, during which Anakin loses his right arm in a lightsaber duel with Dooku. He and Padmé are married days later, in a secret ceremony. Jedi Knight redirects here. ... Shmi Skywalker (72 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, the mother of Anakin Skywalker and paternal grandmother to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. ... A Tusken Raider Tusken Raiders (or Sand People) are fictional creatures in the Star Wars saga. ... The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Confederacy of Independent Systems Commanders Yoda Mace Windu Kit Fisto Ki-Adi-Mundi Plo Koon Count Dooku Poggle the Lesser Nute Gunray Wat Tambor Sun Fac(perished) Shu Mai Jango Fett (perished) Sevrance Tann San Hill Other Separatist leaders Strength 212 Jedi 192,000 clone troopers... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is set three years later, when Anakin has become a full-fledged Jedi and hero of the Clone Wars. He and Obi-Wan are called back from the Outer Rim to Coruscant, to save Palpatine, who has been kidnapped by Dooku and General Grievous, a Separatist warlord. During the ensuing battle, Anakin kills Dooku in cold blood, at Palpatine's urging. He then reunites with Padmé, who tells him that she is pregnant. He is plagued by visions of her death in childbirth, and vows to do anything to save her. Palpatine uses his fear to lure him to the dark side, telling him he can learn the ability to stop death. He eventually reveals himself to Anakin as none other than Darth Sidious. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... In the fictional Star Wars series, the Outer Rim Territories is the outermost part of the Star Wars galaxy. ... General Grievous (born Qymaen jai Sheelal) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Warlord is a term that refers to one who has de facto military control of a subnational area, due to armed forces which are personally obedient to — somewhat circularly — that warlord. ... Childbirth (also called labour, birth, partus or parturition) is the culmination of a human pregnancy with the emergence of a newborn infant from its mothers uterus. ...


When Anakin tells Mace Windu of Palpatine's treachery, Windu leads a group of fellow Jedi Masters to arrest the Chancellor. During the confrontation, Palpatine kills all but Windu, and engages the Jedi Master in a fierce lightsaber duel. During this struggle, Palpatine fires Force Lightning at Windu, who blocks it with his lightsaber and sends it back to its source, deforming the Chancellor's face. Anakin intervenes at the last moment out of his fear that he should lose any chance of saving his wife, giving Palpatine the opportunity to kill Windu. Anakin then pledges himself to the dark side and becomes the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Thus indoctrinated in the ways of the Sith, he carries out Palpatine's orders to exterminate the Jedi. This allows Palpatine to seize absolute power, and transform the Republic into the oppressive Galactic Empire. Mace Windu (72 BBY - 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Force lightning is an offensive technique in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


Upon learning of Anakin's fall from grace, Obi-Wan and Padmé try to persuade Anakin back to the light, but Anakin has by now gone mad with power and is beyond saving. Suspecting that Padmé has betrayed him to Obi-Wan, Anakin uses the dark side to choke his wife into unconsciousness. Anakin and Obi-Wan fight a ferocious duel, ending when Obi-Wan slices off both of Anakin's legs and his remaining human arm. Anakin rolls down the embankment to the edge of the river of lava, and nearly burns to death. Obi-Wan is unable to watch any longer, and leaves his former friend to die. Palpatine rescues Anakin and revives him with a life support suit of black body armor and cybernetic limbs. Life support, in the medical field, refers to a set of therapies for preserving a patients life when essential body systems are not functioning sufficiently to sustain life unaided. ... Cybernetics is a theory of the communication and control of regulatory feedback. ...


Later, Padmé dies in childbirth after delivering healthy twins, Luke and Leia. Palpatine learns of her fate, and tells the newly transformed Darth Vader that the Force-choke had killed her. Vader screams in torment, his spirit broken; he later oversees the construction of the first Death Star with Palpatine and Grand Moff Tarkin. Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... Princess Leia redirects here. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Grand Moff Governor Wilhuff Tarkin is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


Obi-Wan and Yoda decide that the children must be given new identities and hidden from the Empire. Leia is given to the royal family of the planet Alderaan to raise as a princess, while Luke is given to Anakin's distant relatives on Tatooine. The remaining Jedi go into hiding, biding their time to challenge the Empire and the Sith. In the fictional Star Wars universe, Alderaan is the home of Princess Leia, Bail Organa and also, in 4000 BBY, Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War. ...


Characters

Major

Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucass Star Wars saga. ... Jar Jar Binks (born c. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) (c. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, often shortened to Threepio) is a character from the fictional Star Wars universe, created by Anakin Skywalker circa 32 BBY prior to the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Jango Fett (66 – 22 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe whose first cinematic appearance was in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, in which he was played by Temuera Morrison. ... Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... General Grievous (born Qymaen jai Sheelal) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Nute Gunray (?? - 19 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Qui-Gon Jinn (92 – 32 BBY) was a Jedi Master character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 – 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Ki-Adi-Mundi is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Darth Maul is a fictional character (of Sith affiliation) in the Star Wars universe. ... Boss Nass is ugly and a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... His Royal Highness, Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 ABY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, the Viceroy and Prince of Alderaan, the husband of Queen Breha Organa, and a noted statesman of the late Republic and early Imperial eras. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Poggle the Lesser (?-19 BBY), Archduke of Geonosis, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... For the weapons system nicknamed R2-D2, see Phalanx CIWS. R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is an astromech droid and colleague of C-3PO in the fictional Star Wars universe, created not long before 32 BBY. R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker in five of the... Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Shmi Skywalker (72 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, the mother of Anakin Skywalker and paternal grandmother to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Finis Valorum (92 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Zam Wesell (52 - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, played by Leeanna Walsman. ... Mace Windu (72 BBY - 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Jedi Master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz) is a character from Star Wars fictional universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ...

Locations

Major

Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Geonosis is a planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... —Obi-wan Kenobi Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Dagobah is both a planet and the system in which it resides, in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Kashyyyk (IPA: ), also known as Wookiee Planet C, is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Mustafar is a volcanic planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Naboo is a fictitious planet in the fictional Star Wars universe with a mostly green terrain and which is the homeworld of two societies: the Gungans who dwell in underwater cities and the humans who live in colonies on the surface. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... Utapau is a city in southern Thailand. ...

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  • Cato Neimoidia
  • Felucia
  • Malastare
  • Saleucami
  • Subterrel
  • Taung
  • Polis Massa

In the fictional Star Wars universe, Alderaan is the home of Princess Leia, Bail Organa and also, in 4000 BBY, Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War. ... // Spoiler warning: Aargau is one of the Deep Core Worlds, and is the headquarters of the Bank of Aargau, which is owned by the Confederacy of Independent Systems ally, the InterGalactic Banking Clan. ... // Main article: Caamas Caamas is a toxic planet in the Cirius System that was formerly a highly populated habitable world, until the Empire bombarded it shortly after the Clone Wars, killing nearly all the inhabitants of the planet. ... // Elom Elom is home to Eloms and the Elomin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... // Radatous Radatous is only known for its great shield generators and ancient Jedi training camps. ... // Radatous Radatous is only known for its great shield generators and ancient Jedi training camps. ... // It was at Taanab that Lando Calrissian demonstrated not only his ability to lead but also his knack for devising winning tactics. ... // Obroa-Skai is the home of the oldest and most extensive neutral knowledge archive in the galaxy. ...

Critical and commercial reaction

While all three films were huge commercial successes (The Phantom Menace in particular breaking box office records for an opening weekend), critical reaction was mixed. The first two films were generally commended for their visual effects, but the acting and screenwriting featured in them were panned. Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen, the two actors who portrayed Anakin, were both nominated for the Golden Raspberry, or "Razzie" award, for "Worst Supporting Actor," [1] while the first two films in the series were nominated for "Worst Picture" awards. [2] [3] The Phantom Menace was especially panned for the character Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best), Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's bumbling sidekick; fans and critics alike lambasted the character as an obnoxious ploy to sell merchandise and appeal to child audiences. The character, who spoke in a slow-witted, cartoonish dialect, was even decried as a racist caricature similar to Stepin Fetchit. Lucas emphatically denied such assertions. [4] The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... The Golden Raspberries or Razzies were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to complement the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Jar Jar Binks (born c. ... Ahmed Best (born August 19, 1973) is a voice actor most famous (or infamous) for his role as Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), for which he won a Golden Raspberry in 1999. ... 1. ... Stepin Fetchit Stepin Fetchit was the stage name of American comedian and film actor Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry (May 30, 1902–November 19, 1985). ...


Revenge of the Sith received more favorable reviews, making it the critically best-received of the trilogy. While Christensen's performance was again panned, the acting received higher marks than that featured in the previous two films, especially McGregor as the noble Obi-Wan and McDiarmid as the evil Palpatine. The script was generally seen as an improvement (playwright Tom Stoppard performed an uncredited rewrite), but still received a great deal of criticism, particularly the dialogue in the romantic scenes between Anakin and Padmé; Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that "greeting cards are more heartfelt" than that dialogue. Tom Stoppard in a 1985 documentary for the film Brazil Tom Stoppard OM, CBE (born Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937) is a British playwright. ... Russ Meyer (left) and Roger Ebert, (1970) Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 - ) is an Emmy Award-nominated American television personality, author, and film critic who began writing for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. ...


A few critics speculated that the film, with its subplot about an unscrupulous politician manipulating a war to achieve absolute power, was meant as a critique of George W. Bush and the Iraq war. David Edelstein of Slate Magazine even went so far as to coin the term "Darth Dubyous" in his review of the film. [5] Also, comedian Jon Stewart satirically compared Bush advisor Karl Rove to Palpatine in his book America (the Book). Lucas himself has denied that either Bush or the war was a direct influence, saying that "when I wrote this, [the war in] Iraq didn't exist." George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... David Edelstein is the chief film critic for New York Magazine, as well as the film critic for NPRs Fresh Air and CBS Sunday Morning. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Microsoft subsidiaries | Websites | The Washington Post ... Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962) is a nine-time Emmy-winning American comedian, satirist, actor, author, and producer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Cover of America (The Book); featured is Stewart and an eagle. ...


See also

The Star Wars Saga
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Episodes | Spin-off films | Television series | Books | Comics | Games Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie which George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired by multiple myths and classic stories. ... The opening logo to the Star Wars films The sequel trilogy was a rumored film trilogy sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, to be made by Lucasfilm. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... This is a list of Star Wars books. ... This is a list of comic books set in the Star Wars fictional universe. ... This is a list of LucasArts Star Wars games. ...


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Prequel trilogy (Star Wars) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1299 words)
The prequel trilogy (commonly abbreviated PT by fans) is a term used to describe the three films of the Star Wars saga whose events take place before the original trilogy.
In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the trilogy, Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to Naboo to mediate a dispute between the Galactic Republic and the corrupt Trade Federation, and are charged with protecting Naboo's Queen, Padmé Amidala.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is set three years later, when Anakin has become a full-fledged Jedi and hero of the Clone Wars.
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