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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Series

In 1994, George Lucas finally had his first screenplay titled Episode I: The Beginning. Following the release of that film, Lucas announced that he would also be directing the next two, and began working on Episode II at that time. The first draft of Episode II was completed just weeks before principal photography, and Lucas hired Jonathan Hales, a writer from The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, to polish it. Unsure of a title, Lucas had jokingly called the film "Jar Jar's Great Adventure." In writing The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas initially decided that Lando Calrissian was a clone and came from a planet of clones which caused the "Clone Wars" mentioned by Princess Leia in A New Hope; he later came up with an alternate concept of an army of clone shocktroopers from a remote planet which attacked the Republic and were repelled by the Jedi. The basic elements of that backstory became the plot basis for Episode II, with the new wrinkle added that Palpatine secretly orchestrated the crisis.

Lucas began working on Episode III before Attack of the Clones was released, offering concept artists that the film would open with a montage of seven Clone War battles. As he reviewed the storyline that summer, however, he says he radically re-organized the plot. Michael Kaminski, in The Secret History of Star Wars, offers evidence that issues in Anakin's fall to the dark side prompted Lucas to make massive story changes, first revising the opening sequence to have Palpatine kidnapped and his apprentice, Count Dooku, murdered by Anakin as the first act in the latter's turn towards the dark side. After principal photography was complete in 2003, Lucas made even more massive changes in Anakin's character, re-writing his entire turn to the dark side; he would now turn primarily in a quest to save Padm?'s life, rather than the previous version in which that reason was one of several, including that he genuinely believed that the Jedi were evil and plotting to take over the Republic. This fundamental re-write was accomplished both through editing the principal footage, and new and revised scenes filmed during pick-ups in 2004.

Lucas often exaggerated the amount of material he wrote for the series; much of it stemmed from the post‐1978 period when the series grew into a phenomenon. Michael Kaminski explained that these exaggerations were both a publicity and security measure. Kaminski rationalized that since the series' story radically changed throughout the years, it was always Lucas' intention to change the original story retroactively because audiences would only view the material from his perspective. When congratulating the producers of the TV series Lost in 2010, Lucas himself jokingly admitted, "when Star Wars first came out, I didn't know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you've planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories - let's call them homages - and you've got a series".

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Star Wars Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter [With Collector Magazine] Star Wars Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter [With Collector Magazine]

The Delta-8 was a two-manned starfighter used by the Jedi Order. The Delta-8 was dagger shaped, like the Delta-6 starfighter, Delta-7 Aethersprite-class light interceptor, and the Delta-7B Aethersprite-class light interceptor, and was armed with three rapid fire laser cannons.

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Star Wars Darth Maul's Sith Speeder - Bloodfin [With Collector Magazine] Star Wars Darth Maul's Sith Speeder - Bloodfin [With Collector Magazine]

The Bloodfin was the personal Sith speeder of Darth Maul and a modified Razalon FC-20 speeder bike. As his predecessors had done during the New Sith Wars, it was named after an animal that personified the Sith Lord.

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Star Wars Battle Droid's STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform) [With Collector Magazine] Star Wars Battle Droid's STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform) [With Collector Magazine]

The Single Trooper Aerial Platform (STAP-1 or STAP) was an agile flying machine designed for use by the Trade Federation's and Confederacy of Independent Systems' B1 battle droids.

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Star Wars Geonosian Fighter  [With Collector Magazine] Star Wars Geonosian Fighter [With Collector Magazine]

The Geonosian fighter was the predecessor to the better-known Nantex-class starfighter. It was donated by the Geonosians to the Confederate Navy during the Clone Wars, and saw action during the Hunt for the Decimator campaign.

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Star Wars OG-9 Homing Spider Droid [With Collector Magazine] Star Wars OG-9 Homing Spider Droid [With Collector Magazine]

The OG-9 homing spider droid, sometimes referred to as the spider walker or the Separatist spider droid, was a droid walker manufactured for anti-vehicular combat by the Commerce Guild before and during the Clone Wars.

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Providence-Class Carrier/Destroyer [With Collector Magazine] Star Wars Providence-Class Carrier/Destroyer [With Collector Magazine]

The Providence-class carrier/destroyer, additionally designated as the Dreadnaught-class command ship and also known as the Trade Federation cruiser or the Separatist dreadnought, was a series of capital ship models fielded by the Confederate Navy during the Clone Wars. It was originally produced and used by the Trade Federation, hence the nickname.

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Star Wars Owen Lars' Swoop Bike  [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Owen Lars' Swoop Bike [with Collector Magazine]

A swoop, also known as a swoop bike, was a type of repulsorlift vehicle similar to a speeder bike; in fact, it was in essence simply an overpowered version and described as "an engine with a seat."

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Star Wars Tribubble Bongo (Gungan Submersible) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Tribubble Bongo (Gungan Submersible) [with Collector Magazine]

Tribubble bongos were bio-engineered submersibles used by the Gungans of Naboo. Bongos were handcrafted Gungan vessels, built around a coral-like skeleton underwater.

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Star Wars J-Type Star Skiff (Naboo Star Skiff) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars J-Type Star Skiff (Naboo Star Skiff) [with Collector Magazine]

The J-type star skiff (sometimes called the Naboo star skiff) was a yacht starship created by the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps for the Royal House of Naboo.

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Star Wars Seraph-Class Urban Landspeeder (Flash Speeder) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Seraph-Class Urban Landspeeder (Flash Speeder) [with Collector Magazine]

The Seraph-class urban landspeeder, also known as the Flash Speeder, was a small landspeeder used by the Naboo Royal Security Forces.

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Star Wars Multi-Troop Transport (MTT) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Multi-Troop Transport (MTT) [with Collector Magazine]

The Multi-Troop Transport (MTT) was a heavy repulsorlift vehicle used by both the Trade Federation and the Confederacy of Independent Systems to transport B1 battle droids and Droidekas prior to and during the Clone Wars.

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Star Wars Hyperdrive Docking Ring [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Hyperdrive Docking Ring [with Collector Magazine]

A hyperdrive docking ring, also known as a hyperdrive ring, hyperdrive booster ring, or hyperspace transport ring, was a device used to achieve faster-than-light travel by starships with no onboard hyperdrive.

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Star Wars C-9979 Landing Craft (Trade Federation Landing Ship) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars C-9979 Landing Craft (Trade Federation Landing Ship) [with Collector Magazine]

The C-9979 Landing Craft, more commonly known as the Trade Federation landing ship, was a heavy transport starship used by the Trade Federation, and later the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

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Star Wars Sheathipede-Class Transport Shuttle (Neimoidian Shuttle) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Sheathipede-Class Transport Shuttle (Neimoidian Shuttle) [with Collector Magazine]

The Sheathipede-class transport shuttle, also known as the Neimoidian shuttle or the Separatist shuttle, was a craft manufactured by Haor Chall Engineering[1] and used by high-ranking officials of the Trade Federation to visit potential clients and marketplaces.

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Star Wars Punworcca 116-Class Interstellar Sloop (Dookus Solar Sailor) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars Punworcca 116-Class Interstellar Sloop (Dooku's Solar Sailor) [with Collector Magazine]

The Punworcca 116-class interstellar sloop was a solar sailer designed by the Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective of Geonosis, using Gree technology for the solar sail, though not all of the vessels possessed sails.

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Star Wars All-Terrain Open Transport (AT-OT) [with Collector Magazine] Star Wars All-Terrain Open Transport (AT-OT) [with Collector Magazine]

The All Terrain Open Transport (AT-OT) was a walking troop carrier used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

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