The Phantom Menace Movie Storybook put me to sleep twice. Reading The Phantom Menace this many times is killing me. Why am I torturing myself like this? The desire to be a completionist is mildly insane.I really haven’t much to say about this source. It was a highly condensed version of the story placed alongside stills from the movie. The only mildly interesting thing I observed was a grammatical error, in that Gardulla the Hutt was referred to as “he” instead of “she”. Also, after Amidala called for a vote of no-confidence, and Vallorum was ousted as chancellor, he exclaimed to Palpatine “You have betrayed me” (this line also appeared in Brooks’ version too).
Other than that, I can only complain about the story in general. Why the hell wasn’t the council members more active in tracking down the Sith once they had accepted Qui-Gon’s assertion that it was, indeed, a Sith that attacked him? Seriously, a vote for a new chancellor is more important to the Jedi Order than the re-emergence of the Sith after a thousand years? Really??? Yoda and Windu, get off your council seats and head to Naboo. As a matter of fact, everyone head to Naboo now! We need to over-react, not under-react.Also, what the hell did Jar Jar mean when he said that Boss Nass was “setting up” Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan by sending them through the planet core? Was he trying to kill them? If so, why? I don’t get it!!!
I’m looking forward to reading some new material.For my next post I’m going to make place-holders posts for Episode 1 Adventures 13-15. I’m still waiting on them through the interlibrary loan system. After these sources I’ll engage with The Phantom Menace Trade Paperback. Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.