The next issue of the Star Wars Insider
spotlights the eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Phantom Menace
. Get an inside look at some of the goodies -- new scenes, documentaries, interviews and more -- that await you this October.
This exposé of the creation of the DVD and its six hours of bonus material includes exclusive interviews -- Jim Ward, Vice-President of Marketing at Lucasfilm, talks about the process and why fans will agree it was worth the wait; Pablo Helman and Jon Alexander are two ILM pioneers instrumental in completing the new scenes; Jon Shenk is the man behind the visionary Episode I documentary, The Beginning.
You may never see their faces on screen (barring a couple of minor cameos in Episode II, of course), but Ahmed Best and Anthony Daniels are two of saga's brightest stars. Each of the actors are featured in brand new interviews about the evolving characters of Jar Jar Binks and C-3PO, respectively, in Episode II.
Fresh off his latest feature, the familiar sounding Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, Star Wars fan Kevin Smith shares his askew views with the Insider's Scott Chernoff. Smith may not say much in front of the camera, but that's not the case in this interview.
There's more to Malastare than just Podracing. In the "Unseen Planets of Episode I", author Daniel Wallace takes readers on a guided tour of a handful of planets mentioned in Episode I ("They come from the moons of Iego, I think") but not seen.
The regular departments - Star News, Prequel Update, Dear 2-1B, Scouting the Galaxy and more - fill out this issue.
It's a double-sided issue with a flip cover: on one side is a powerful duo known for dispensing justice and wisdom. The other side has Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon.
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