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Origins of the Jedi

Before Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace was finally unleashed May 19, it had generated so much excitement that some fans were inspired to wait in line for weeks outside LA's Mann Chinese and New York's Ziegfeld Theatres. The buzz centered on George Lucas' return to directing after 22 years, and on the new characters and creatures that would populate his faraway and even longer-ago galaxy. There was also a lot of talk about the extent to which this world would be digitally created.

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