Woman in T-Shirt
JAC couldn't believe we haven't posted this one yet:
In a quick shot of the race crowd, there's a young
woman dressed in jeans, a white t-shirt and a blue
baseball cap talking to an alien on her left. He's
sure this appears after Anakin's pod falls from the
cliff and gets ahead of Sebulba. The shot is from a
new angle, not used before when they showed the crowd
or the transmission cabin; this shot shows the cabin
and a portion of the crowd, right perpendicular to
them, and the woman is in the bottom right corner.
New Pod Race Cameo?
This one came in, and since we've not seen it
ourselves, we'll definitely ask you to take it with
a grain of salt as you partake. Marcus tells is to
look right after the pods "lock together" near the
end of the race, the view goes to a shot of the crowd
cheering and right in the middle is the most hilarious
ant-like creature wiggling around. Sounds funny! Is
it in there, or the product of an overactive imagination?
High Five Mishaps
Bob always leaves with an awkward feeling when he
sees this sequence. When Anakin wins the race,
Kitster and Wald obviously miss their "high-five" cue.
They play it off well, but you can see the goof. Not
a huge deal, but something to catch if you haven't.
Rats Tyrell in a Stretcher
Ben Martin tells us that if you look at the far left of
the screen when Jar Jar lifts Anakin up after the podrace
there is another hidden item. Remember that Rats Tyrell
crashes in the cave section of the podrace, right? Well
in that scene listed above, two pit droids are carrying
someone small through the hangar on a stretcher! Watch
this on the big screen and you'll realize its Rats Tyrell.
Just Hanging out
Noticed that the hangar after the podrace. While Anakin's
mother Shmi is telling him that she's so proud of him, you
can see the little Greedo boy tring to hold onto the reins
of an animal, but is pulled up in the air by it. It was a
pretty serious part in the movie, so you can imagine
everyone's reaction when you bust out laughing. Just in case
you didn't notice it.
Probe Droid Finds Qui-Gon
Many readers including Cho Gon Jinn have written in asking
how Maul knew the Jedi were at the pod race, and must have
missed a very subtle and totally cool part of TPM. Cho Gon
Jinn reminds us that (as seen in the screenshot above), you
can see that while talking with Watto after the pod race,
behind Qui-Gon is one of Maul's probe droids. You can also
hear the droid clearly, and this is right before the sequence
where the probe reports to Maul. Cool!
Aaron reminds us that Obi-Wan seems to have a bad habit of
his braid switching sides during the movie. There are several
instances, including when Qui-Gon returns to the Royal
Starship on Tatooine with the parts, look at Obi-Wan closely
-- it's on the wrong side!
Jedi Knight Rail Gun?
Tom either has way too much time on his hands, or
found something VERY cool: I won't even mention the
apparent Rail Gun from Jedi Knight and Mysteries of
the Sith in the alcove behind Shmi Skywalker when she
is sitting at her workbench. Oops.... : ) Maybe it
is, maybe it isn't, but the outline is right. Besides,
it sure makes for fun speculation... Ma Skywalker
packin' serious heat...
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Introduction and General Cameos | The Jedi Arrive | The Palace Walls | Arrival on Tatooine | Visit the Junkyard | Anakin's House | Pod Race Hangar | Aurra Sing at the Races | After the Pod Race | Naboo | The Galactic Senate | Battles | Celebration and Credits | Untrue Cameos