Star Wars Insider 45 is the forty-fifth issue of Star Wars Insider magazine. It was published in August 1999. Two cover variants were available for issue 45: a newsstand version featuring the Naboo battle scene and a subscriber-exclusive cover featuring bounty hunter Aurra Sing.



  • The Prequel Has Landed - Episode I opened to block-buster business in May, and the Insider was there (who wasn't?), with scene reports from fans across the nation, plus reactions from Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Sam Jackson, and other stars after their first screening!
  • George Lucas: Lucas Takes Manhattan - The morning after unveiling The Phantom Menace in New York City, Star Wars creator George Lucas fields questions about the future of Star Wars, the "hype surrounding Episode I, and even what's up with Qui-Gon not disappearing at the end of the movie, in a candid, surprising interview.
  • Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks - Meet the multi-talented actor/singer/dancer behind Episode I's most groundbreaking new character, and why Jar Jar may be the most human character in Episode I.
  • Jar Jar Genesis: The Making of Jar Jar Binks - Mark Cotta Vaz, author of the seminal ILM: Into the Digital Realm, goes behind the scenes of Lucasfilm and ILM to tell the remarkable story of what it took to bring Jar Jar Binks -- the most prominent and fully-realized digital character in movie history -- to life.


  • Star News - Dennis Muren gets the Star treatment; R2-D2 takes over college campus; Star Wars goes NASCAR; Weird Al returns; and much more!


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