The Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide was a computer program released on CD-ROM by LucasArts in June 1999. It is a thorough guide of over 500 entries to the characters, technology, vehicles, and locations of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. It also includes behind the scenes details, official trailers and posters of the film, additional information on the previously released films of the saga, and a guide to Expanded Universe material relating to Episode I.

The format of the guide is very similar to the Star Wars: Behind the Magic CD-ROM released in the previous year.

Contents - Disc 1[]

Episode I Insiders Guide menu screen

Main menu screen


Most bulleted entries can be "Explore[d]", each of those offering: a "Full Description", an "Image Gallery", a "Behind the Scenes" and "BtS Images" gallery, some "Audio Clip" and a "Trivia" question.

Main Characters[]

Other characters[]

Aliens & Creatures[]

Groups & Organizations[]




The Phantom Menace[]

  • Posters & Trailers
  • Scene by Scene

Contents - Disc 2[]

The Star Wars Saga[]

Behind the scenes[]

  • People
  • Timeline
  • Art Direction
  • Bluescreen Process
  • Casting
  • Computer Graphics
  • Concept Art
  • Costume Design
  • Creature Shop
  • Directing
  • Location Shooting
  • Motion Control
  • Model Making
  • Music
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Set Design
  • Sound Effects
  • Animatics
  • Stunts
  • Matte Painting

Expanded Universe[]

  • Sources


Episode I Insiders Guide Glossary

The Glossary

Found on both discs, the glossary is an encyclopedia-like reference source, based on selected information from the film and various spin-off materials available at the time. The list is sortable into various categories:

  • Alien Species
  • Characters - Aliens
  • Characters - Droids
  • Characters - Human
  • Events
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Groups and Organizations
  • Locations - Cities
  • Locations - Misc
  • Locations - Planets
  • Locations - Space
  • Locations - Systems
  • Technology
  • Terminology
  • Vehicles (named)
  • Vehicles (types)
  • Weapons


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