\'We haven\'t seen a new installment of George Lucas\' Star Wars saga since 1983\'s Return of the Jedi, but on May 19, 1999, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace blasts into theaters with a fresh set of faces -- and some familiar names.

Set nearly 40 years before the events of 1977\'s Star Wars: A New Hope, the story follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi brethren as they struggle to help the young Queen Amidala maintain peace in the galaxy. Matters become complicated, however, when they meet eight-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a boy with a dark future.