The Phantom Menace RPS

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RPF Fandom
Name(s): The Phantom Menace RPS, The Phantom Menace RPF, TPM RPF, TPM RPS, Star Wars RPF, Star Wars RPS
Scope/Focus: RPF fanworks and discussion of the actors in The Phantom Menace and its sequels.
Date(s): 1999 - present
See also: The Phantom Menace
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The Phantom Menace RPS is the RPF fandom for actors primarily associated with the Star Wars films The Phantom Menace and its sequels.


The fandom began when the film was released, and straddles the time period when RPF was a more underground activity, and the Popslash era of growing openness.

The fandom is mostly centred on the two main slash pairings that mirror the FPF pairing from the film. Liam Neeson/Ewan McGregor (Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan), and Ewan McGregor/Hayden Christensen (Obi-Wan/Anakin Skywalker).

Many TPM stories that were written as Alternate Realities and feature Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan can be read as thinly veiled Liam/Ewan fic.[1] An example often cited of this is Danger, Little Stranger[1], by Lilith Sedai and Cori Lannam a story listed as a TPM/Velvet Goldmine crossover.

Ewan McGregor as a character in RPF can be seen outside of fiction directly linked to TPM. He is occasionally paired with costars from other films such as Jude Law and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Most of the authors of these fanworks have also been involved in TPM RPF and FPF.

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  1. ^ hederahelix in fanthropology, March 22, 2005 RPS: Another Persepctive, accessed April 25, 2010