This Amazing Fan Film Showcases All The Things We Love About Darth Maul

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:


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Come now, Darth Maul wasn’t the only good thing. I would respectfully add, the film score, “Duel of the Fates” in particular, the excellent ship and alien designs, the Naboo N-1 Starfighter being my particular favorite, and the pod race which I know a lot of people thought was stupid but if nothing else I thought it looked pretty damn cool seeing all those flaming wrecks spinning end over end at 600mph.