Friday, August 20, 1999

Star Wars Episode One



It was a boring summer in Macotera, and I saw a full page commercial of a cinema related magazine called cinemania in a Newspaper. In the current issue a three page cover featuring the most anticipated movie of the year: Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace. I knew almost nothing about Star Wars, I saw the movies a long time ago but I wasn't a big movie fan. I also remembered an animated series that aired on ETB for a while. Dragon Ball was over for a long time and I was finding something to follow, I gave a small try to Evangelion manga, but I didn't enjoyed at all. I read on many places how Star Wars influenced Akira Toriyama's work from the very beginning. So I just decided to give it a try. I bought the magazine and I immediately started to get interested in it.



When I went back to Oñati, my friend Michael let me the original trilogy on VHS. We saw the three classics films and then went to Gasteiz to see the Episode One.  I enjoyed it. Then another friend let me the same original trilogy, but this time was the special edition released on 1997. This was the first time I saw some behind the scenes features on the making of the trilogy and how they restored and ad some special changes. Here is what I saw: