Star Wars Prequel Reboot: Blog #5 – Exchanging Neimoidians for Imperial Officers

Neimoidian to Imperial OfficerA few months ago I had an idea that, while imperfect, could have resulted in a much better response to The Phantom Menace.  Would the movie play better if every Neimoidian character was replaced with a human in an Imperial officer uniform?  What a way to start planting the seeds of the Empire early, by making them the Trade Federation.  Read to see how this change might have effected all three of the prequels.  I haven’t thought through all of these ideas, but I feel like even these subtle changes would make for much stronger films, even as they already are.

Let’s start with The Phantom Menace.

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