[Star Wars] Can anyone please exlain the plot, stories & characters of first six star wars. I haven't seen any of the first six Star Wars but I am keen on watching the latest one.

Here's my attempt. (4/6)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Many years before the events of A New Hope, the Trade Federation mounts a blockade of the planet Naboo. Its ruler, Queen Padme Amidala, demands that they leave and that the blockade is illegal, but they refuse. Their leader, Nute Gunray is assured by Darth Sidious that he will make their invasion legal.

Two Jedi Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and his young apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to resolve the situation. Gunray panics and tries to have them killed but they both escape as the Federation invades Naboo with an army of combat droids and tanks. Jinn and Kenobi sneak down to the surface with the invasion forces and try to go to the capital city. Jinn saves the life of a Gungan named Jar-Jar Binks who takes them to meet the leader of his people, Boss Nass who agrees to help them with transport, when Jinn uses the Force to trick him into doing so.

They arrive and are able to rescue Amidala and escape with her but their hyperdrive is damaged in their attempts to flee. As Gunray needs Amidala to sign a treaty to legitimise their takeover of her world, he reports this to Sidious who informs them that his apprentice, Darth Maul will track them down.

They are able to make it to Tatooine where they try to buy parts from a local dealer named Wattoo* but they lack the money. They meet his slaves, a woman named **Shmi Skywalker and her ten year old son Anakin Skywalker. Jinn asks Shmi about her son's father but she says there was no father. Anakin appears to have great natural potential with the Force, and a test backs this up. Anakin announces that he has entered a podrace and Jinn wagers his ship and Anakin's podracer against Anakin's freedom and the parts they need with Wattoo. When Anakin wins, they get the parts and the boy's freedom. As they are about to leave, they are attacked by Darth Maul but they manage to escape.

They return to Coruscant, the vast, planet covering capital city of the Galactic Republic. Amidala learns from Naboo's representative in the Galatic Senate, Senator Palpatine, that senate bureaucracy is preventing any attempt to force a legal solution to the Federation invasion. He advises her to call for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Finis Valorum, the leader of the senate. This succeeds and Palpatine stands for election as his replacement and wins.

In the meantime, Jinn takes Anakin before the Jedi Council who refuse to allow him to be trained as a Jedi, believing him to be too old. Jinn decides, instead, to take Anakin as his own apprentice, believing Obi-Wan to need no further training.

Unwilling to wait for a legal solution, Amidala and the others return to Naboo. They seek the help of the Gungans who agree that the Federation will not leave them alone once they're done with the Naboo. The Gungans attack the Trade Federation army and a few Naboo pilots are freed so they can attack the control ships operating the droids, while the Jedi and the others attempt to capture Nute Gunray.

However, they are cut off by Darth Maul. Amidala takes some soldiers to find Gunray and Anakin hides in a Naboo fighter while Jinn and Obi-Wan fight Maul. Maul proves to be a formidable opponent, managing to fight two trained Jedi at the same time. Anakin, in the meantime, accidentally activates his fighter and the autopilot flies him to the droid control ship.

Jinn and Obi-Wan are briefly separated and Maul uses this opportunity to kill Jinn before being killed himself by Obi-Wan.

Through pure instinct, Anakin manages to fly his fighter inside the droid control ship, destroying several fighters in a launch bay and destroying the ship from within. With no control ship, the droids simply freeze and the Gungans are victorious. Amidala and her group capture Gunray and arrest him as the Federation is forced to leave.

At Qui-Gon Jinn's funeral, two Jedi Masters, Yoda and Mace Windu speculate on the identity of the Sith who attacked him, querying whether he was the master or the apprentice as the scene focuses on Senator Palpatine.

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