The Phantom Menace

Star Wars gallery: Jar Jar Binks appears in famous paintings

Ryan Lambie Pictures
Dec 1, 2015

Star Wars' clumsiest sidekick Jar Jar Binks makes an unexpected appearance in some famous paintings. We can only apologise...

Star Wars: Jar Jar Binks - what went wrong?

Ryan Lambie Feature
Dec 1, 2015

Envisioned as a loveable sidekick, Jar Jar Binks inspired anger among critics and fans in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. What went wrong?

Emperor Palpatine: Star Wars' most entertaining character

Ryan Lambie Feature
Nov 5, 2015

He’s the most evil man in the galaxy and the most fun. Ryan celebrates Emperor Palpatine and the actor who gave him life, Ian McDiarmid.

Star Wars: a history of lightsaber design

Rob Leane Feature
Sep 11, 2015

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduces the broadsaber, we chart the lightsaber designs of the Star Wars universe...

Fon Davis interview: greebles, miniatures, Star Wars and more

Ryan Lambie Interview
Aug 14, 2015

Visual effects designer Fon Davis chats to us about his work on the Star Wars movies, Elysium, Starship Troopers and more...

Star Wars: The Complete Saga steelbooks coming on Blu-ray

Ryan Lambie News
Aug 5, 2015

The six pre-JJ Abrams Star Wars movies are coming out on Blu-ray again in a shiny steelbook edition...

Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace

Ryan Lambie News
Jul 24, 2015

The Phantom Menace's Jar Jar Binks could have been played by Michael Jackson in prosthetics, says actor Ahmed Best...

Star Wars on digital HD: trailers and pricing announced

Ryan Lambie News
Apr 7, 2015

Update: all six Star Wars films are out as HD downloads on the 10th April. Prices and trailers have been revealed...

Natalie Portman: after Star Wars "no director wanted to work with me"

Simon Brew News
Dec 18, 2014

After taking on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, "everyone thought I was a horrible actress", says Natalie Portman.