Since it seems that a lot of people like star wars more than star trek maybe some people can help me with a few questions about episode 2. Is Palpenitine (sp?) already under the influence Sydius (sp?)? Did Count Dooku start the rebellion and what was the purpose? Isn't the republic the bad guys in episode 4? if so why are they trying to get more places to rebel? doesn't make sense to me @ all?