Star Wars Insider 44 is the forty-fourth issue of Star Wars Insider magazine. It was published in June/July 1999. The barcode on the cover mislabeled this issue as issue 39.



What's it like when your baby grows up to be Darth Vader? It probably wasn't the fate Shmi Skywalker imagined for Anakin. Annika Gustafsson talks to Sweden's Pernilla August about bringing the galaxy's most important mother to life.

Indiana Jones, E.T., Superman, Jurassic Park, Jaws, and the Star Wars saga—how did all of this memorable music come from the mind of one man? The Insider talks to composer John Williams about his return to the Star Wars universe for Episode I The Phantom Menace.

What's a new Star Wars movie without a new fleet of starships? Daniel Wallace introduces us to the dizzying new universe of Phantom Menace ships—from Podracers to Republic Cruisers, they're all here! Features exclusive photos from Episode I!

Queen Amidala, Natalie Portman reigns supreme over the new Star Wars film. Luckily, she's more than up to the challenge. Scott Chernoff talks to the young woman who's got the whole universe in her hands.


From Darth Maul to Willow, our readers want answers.

Prequel producer Rick McCallum looks ahead to Episode II.

Episode I gets digital release; new soundtrack, video games, talking action figures, and more!

  • "In the Star Wars Universe"

When Ki-Adi met Nute

  • "Prequel Profile"

Peter Walpole decorates a galaxy.

NEW COLUMN! In our first column on Star Wars novels and behind-the-scenes books, we look at the new Episode I releases!

  • "Scouting the Galaxy"

All your Star Wars collecting questions answered, with feeling.

  • "The Last Page"


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  1. Star Wars Insider 44

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