There is one good thing to come out of Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Darth Maul. This fan film, Darth Maul: Apprentice showcases all of the things that we loved about the red-and-black Sith Lord.
When a team of Jedi Knights stumble upon Maul’s training world, he’s forced to protect his identity and the nature of his training. Fantastic lightsaber battles ensue.
Did we mention that there were some great work with lighsabers here?
Beyond just the fighting, this is a really beautifully shot film - the scenery is great, and the team behind the camera knew what they were doing.
There’s been some excellent stories about Maul as well: Michael Reaves’ novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter was quite a bit of fun, and the Sith Lord’s appearances in The Clone Wars were surprisingly good.
There’s also a fantastic behind-the-scenes video about how the film was created: