I've now long believed that Star Wars did not three prequel movies and when they were made, they were simply disappointing and poorly done. It's been suggested the right way to tell the story of Anakin's fall could have been done in one three hour move, I agree. This summary is my version of it. Called it Star Wars: The Beginning the original name for The Phantom Menace. It feels more like a Greek drama or Shakespeare play given this format. Twenty years before the Battle of Yavin. The Republic has been at war fighting a mysterious army of clones the origin of which is unknown. They are clones of an ancient warrior race that was once a rival for power in the Galaxy by the Jedi and the Republic eons ago and suddenly have made a return. The Jedi Knights lead the assault with a volunteer army and have mostly been successful in ending the war. General Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker lead the assault on a volcanic planet named Hal Volcanus. Ben Kenobi leads the assault from the ground and Anakin from space and air. They defeat the forces harvesting a red crystal that can amplify the powers of the Force caused the Kaiber crystal which had been stolen by the clones during an earlier raid. The crystal is secure and to be brought back to Galactic City, the capital of the Republic. But the mega volcano on the surface of this planet starts to erupt and catches Anakin's fighter in the blast. The rest of the fleet has to evacuate into space before it's too late. General Kenobi's fleet returns to Galactic City amongst a planet wide celebration because this battle means the essential end to the war. Ben wants to go off on his own and continue the search to see if Anakin is still alive, but is not allowed by the grateful citizens of the planet. Meanwhile, the charred, but alive body of Anakin is pulled from the molten pit by special forces of the Republic and he is greeted by a cloaked figure who offers to save him if he agrees to be put into the black armored suit we know Darth Vader wears. In agonizing pain, Anakin reluctantly agrees to the transformation. The celebrations in Galactic City start to draw to a close and Ben contacts the elders at the Force temple on the Jedi home world of Had Abbadon to recruit help in a search party to help find Anakin, he gets no assistance as the Jedi are all exhausted and seek to rest. So he calls to his old friend King Bail Organa of Alderaan to return to the planet and to mount a search for his body. They unite and board the Tantive IV to make the trip. With him is Anakin's wife Lady Arcadia who is pregnant and been waiting for Anakin to return from war for many months and to surprise him with the news. She is not to be told the news of what has happened and is instead sent to her quarters on Galactic City by Bail under the guise of important government business at the sudden end of the war. The two meanwhile keep scanning the surface to find any remnants of Anakin. Lady Arcadia returns to Galactic City amongst getting to business following the end of the war and meets with the Senate in heavy session. Suddenly emerges from the chamber forces from the Clone army who take them hostage and the President of the Senate named Palpatine comes center stage and demands the Senate vote to make him leader for life or face destruction. Lady Arcadia though is imprisoned in her quarters personally as this happens. Meanwhile as Bail and Ben continue their survey, Kenobi feels the horrific deaths of hundreds of Jedi Knights who are across the Galaxy as they are being hunted down by a mysterious dark cloaked assassin. Word then reaches Bail's ship that there has been an attempted cou in Galactic City and the Senate is being held hostage. Ben and Bail agree to turn around to mount a rescue mission to see what they can do. The Jedi Knights send their forces to infiltrate the clone blockade and are defeated by a mysterious cloaked assassin with incredible Force powers that defeats every single one of them before they can reach the Senate. Bail manages to quietly break the blockade and go to the quarters of Lady Arcadia where she is being held under armed guard to be rescued. Seeing as they are gravely outnumbered by the clone forces surrounding them and that Lady Arcadia is pregnant with the offspring of one of the most prominent warriors of the Clone War, they decide to simply out run the blockade and secretly head to the Jedi home world of Had Abbadon which is largely unknown to anyone in the Galaxy, even the Senate itself. They are chased by Star Destroyers as they escape, but manage to break into hyperspace. They arrive on the Force world of the Jedi and rendezvous at the temple to meet with the elders in an emergency session. It is revealed that massive numbers of clone forces have suddenly started appearing across the Galaxy with an untold enormous sized fleet. The peace of the situation is however broken when some of these forces appear over the planet and begin launching an assault. Ben and Bail agree to make a defense while Lady Arcadia is evacuated into the jungle and enters into deep labor. Ben finally comes across the dark figure who has been killing Jedi and whom he thinks must have also killed Anakin to actually be his own apprentice to have joined the Dark Side. He is broken by this, but manages to defeat Anakin nevertheless and escape with Lady Arcadia. This clones have a surprise for the Jedi before they can escape, an orbital super laser capable of destroying an entire chunk of a planet. It is used and most of the Galaxy's Jedi are destroyed in the attack. Ben and Bail flee aboard the Tantive IV to Alderaan where Lady Arcadia gives birth in secret inside of Bail's palace to twins. She has been reradiated during the attack among many other injuries has sustained. She dubs them Luke and Leia and the group determines that the twins must be split up in order to protect them from the newly decreed Empire. Leia will remain in the care of Bail as his adopted daughter and Lady Arcadia will remain there in his medical care disguised as a servant along as she can. Luke on the other hand is to be taken with Ben to go into hiding on an Outer Rim planet. Ben in fact is from Tatooine where he was raised on a moisture farm with his younger brother Owen and takes him there to be raised by him and his wife. Ben himself however goes into hiding at a nearby hut to watch over the child until the time to reunite them is right. Meanwhile at the Presidential palace on Galactic City, Darth Vader returns to report the newly named Emperor on his success. The Emperor congratulates him and introduces him to his new council of grand moffs who obviously helped him conspire to destroy the Jedi Knights and gain power as they begin discussing their new Imperial agenda. A hologram appears showing the prototype for a new army of humanoid storm troopers to replace his clones which have an expiration date. The Emperor is revealed to be one of the long lost Mandolorians that survived the destruction by the Jedi Knights and seeks his revenge. With the Kaiber crystal recovered to power his new imperial star fleet and Darth Vader to enforce the agenda he will soon begin enslaving humans into the ranks of storm troopers because it was their worlds that pushed for the war that destroyed the Mandolorian Empire. The period of rebuilding and Imperial expansion has begun. Lady Arcadia will eventually three to four years after the events of this episode and Darth Vader will continue to hunt down the Jedi Knights in the Galaxy for the Empire.