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E! Online looks at "Episode II."

Kevin J. Anderson, author of "Star Wars" novels such as "Young Jedi Knights," answered your questions.

"The Phantom Menace" set a record by surpassing $200 million in just 13 days. It's now the No. 3 box-office hit of all time.

Get a glimpse of "The Phantom Menace" through this photo gallery.

Check out our thumbnails of the new characters and faces, and for your favorite. Then vote for your favorite original character.

"Menace" reviews: Rita Kempley says "The Empire strikes out." Desson Howe says its likely to disappoint. And Stephen Hunter gives his anaylsis.

Here's the information you need to see "The Phantom Menace" in the Washington area.

Diehard "Star Wars" fans earn the label of geek.

Terry Brooks, the author of "The Phantom Menace" book, is the best-selling author in America. A review of the John Williams soundtrack. was at the May 16 benefit premiere in the District. We had a live talk with Taieb Jallouli, who was the film's art director in Tunisia. Then we gathered reactions from people who just saw the movie. Here is a photo gallery from the event. On May 19, fans flocked to midnight showings.

George Lucas talks about how technology inspired him to write "Episode I."

Read the transcript from our live talk with Lincoln Gasking, who had waited in line for tickets at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles since mid-April. Read The Post story about the lines. People waited outside the Uptown Theatre as well.

Newsweek: David Ansen calls "Phantom Menace" disappointing; an article on the selling of "Star Wars"; and Carrie Fisher remembers.

Lucasfilm selected Talk City as the official online talk provider. The music video is available in QuickTime format on the official site at

We took the AFI's list of 100 greatest movies and put the top 20 in head-to-head competition. You told us that "Star Wars" is the best film ever.

After "Star Wars" crushed the field, we asked you to tell us why it is so great. And we added our comments.

If you're not a fanatic, these capsules will sum up what happened in the first trilogy. Here's a list of the main cast members from "The Phantom Menace" and the "Star Wars" trilogy.

Read The Post's original reviews of "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

Get more information on "Phantom Menace" at Hollywood Online, and

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