Even though the main villain is definitely Palpatine, we can safely assume that The Phantom Menace is simply the menace of the situation, the origins of which are hidden from the Jedi and the Senate, as well as the galaxy at large.
It was only then that I discovered it was adapted into book form by the renowned Fantasy author, Terry Brooks!? There's little doubt that Lucas and his team accomplished some amazing visual feats with Menace, and there are a few sequences the opening 10 minutes, the Tattooine pod race in which that old Star Wars feel returns once again.
Surely Obi Wan could have pawned off a Jedi statue in Coruscant or something and transferred some money over to free her later.
The Phantom Menace: launch of Lego Star Wars Theme The release of the movie Star Wars Episode I in 1999 coincides with the launch of the range Lego Star Wars, which allows Lego to offer sets based on the film from the start.
Wars are fought by slingshot, since the Naboo human weaponry apparently is too complicated.
Back to Naboo The party return to Amidala's planet of Naboo.