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Challenge of the Sith
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Scott Schlosser and Paul Steinbrenner


Brian Tomaselli


Scott Schlosser, Cliff Zody, Brian Tomaselli, David Wynn

Music by

John Williams, Joel McNeely


TBX Productions




50 min


c. 1019 BBY


Old Republic era

Preceded by

A Question of Faith

Followed by

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Challenge of the Sith is a 2001 fan film written by Brian Tomaselli, and directed by Scott Schlosser and Paul Steinbrenner. It takes place a millennium before the Rise of the Empire (before the prequel trilogy). It tells the story about Darth Sedra (formerly Jedi Terra Nor) and her apprentices (Douz and Yun) launch a plan to bring down a Jedi training center.

Opening crawl[]

One thousand years before the rise
of the Empire, it is a time of great
tension for the Galactic Republic. The
Jedi Knights, guardians of peace and 
justice in the galaxy, are about to face
their greatest challenge.

The Sith, who have been lurking in the
shadows for many years, have
determined that now is the time to
begin the bold attack against the 
Jedi Order.

Led by Darth Sedra, two dark warriors
have been dispatched to a Jedi
Training Facility. These Dark Lords
are about to lead the first of many
strikes against the Galactic Republic
and the Jedi Knights…


Master Lockus … Craig Sakal
Evar Shoten … David Wynn
Douz and Jedi at Academy … Scott Schlosser
Kevvy and Jedi at Academy … Robert Schneider
Jerrin and Jedi at Academy … Paul Steinbrenner
Gr'n Jalera and Jedi at Academy … Brian Tomaselli
Captain Thornton and Jedi at Academy … Matt Vale
Darth Sedra/Terra Nor … Colleen Williams
Master Orwow and Jedi at Academy … Jay Winter
Yun and Jedi at Academy … Cliff Zody
J'trea Jinn and Jedi at Academy … Audra Gabler
Master Raelin … Tony Markel
Jedi at Academy … Jamie Carter
Jedi at Academy … Alexis Drnjevich
Jedi at Academy … Tina Drnjevich
Jedi at Academy … Brett Hodge
Jedi at Academy … Christy Jones
Jedi at Academy … Ashley Leiendecker
Jedi at Academy … Regina Logan
Jedi at Academy … Todd Molesky
Jedi at Academy … Ashley Savage
Jedi at Academy … Heather Schlosser
Jedi at Academy … Caroline Scott
Jedi at Academy … Jodi Steinbrenner
Jedi at Academy … Joanne Vale


Director … Scott Schlosser and Paul Steinbrenner
Writer … Brian Tomaselli
Producers … TBX Productions
Executive Producers … Scott Schlosser, Paul Steinbrenner and Brian Tomaselli
Story … Brian Tomaselli and David Wynn
Costumes … Sandra "Ma" Schlosser, Audra Gabler, Helen Gabler
Music … John Williams, Joel McNeely


  • The film takes place 981 years after A Question of Faith and 1,000 years before Episode III. It also takes place 987 years before Episode I.
  • Yun also shares the same name as one of Jerec's Dark Jedi from Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight.
  • Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma and Exar Kun are the only three EU characters mentioned in the film.
  • Darth Bane, who was never mentioned nor didn't appear in the film, was 7 years old at the time.
  • Scott, Heather, and Sandra Schlosser are related to each other in real-life, as well as Brian and Audra Tomaselli (neé Gabler), Paul and Jodi Steinbrenner, Matt and Joanna Vale, and also Alexis and Tina Drnjevich.
  • Filming took place in Ashland, Ohio.


  • Douz
  • Gr'n Jalera
  • Kevvy
  • Exar Kun (Mentioned only)
  • Master Lockus
  • Master Orwow
  • Ulic Qel-Droma (Mentioned only)
  • Cay Qel-Droma (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Sedra/Terra Nor
  • Evar Shoten
  • Captain Thornton


  • Marauder-class corvette
  • Coruscant-class Heavy Courier
  • Jumpmaster 5000

Sentient species[]

  • Human

Weapons and technology[]

  • Blaster
    • Yun's blaster
  • Lightsaber
    • Douz's lightsaber
    • Gr'n Jalera's lightsaber
    • Jerrin's lightsaber
    • Evar Shoten's lightsaber
    • Yun's lightsaber

Organizations and titles[]

  • Dark Jedi
  • Jedi
    • Jedi Padawan
    • Jedi Knight
    • Jedi Master
  • Sith
    • Sith apprentice
    • Sith Lord
  • Officer
    • Captain
  • Qel-Droma family (Mentioned only)


  • The galaxy
    • Coruscant (Mentioned only)
    • Inla
    • Yavin 4 (Mentioned only)


  • Blood
  • Color
  • Death
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Galaxy
    • Star
      • Star system
        • Planet
  • Glasses
  • Hair
  • Jedi Code
  • Language
    • Basic
  • Lightsaber combat
  • The Force
    • Force choke
    • Force heal
    • Force jump
    • Force pull
    • Force push
    • Force sense

Music played in Challenge of the Sith[]

  • "Main Theme and Leia's Nightmare" (Shadows of the Empire)
  • "Battle of Gall" (Shadows of the Empire)
  • "The Moisture Farm" (A New Hope)
  • "Escape in the Millennium Falcon" (The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "The Clash of Lightsabers" (The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace" (The Empire Strikes Back)
  • "Darth Sidious" (The Phantom Menace)
  • "Father and Son" (Return of the Jedi)
  • "The Southern Underground" (Shadows of the Empire)
  • "The Destruction of Xizor's Palace" (Shadows of the Empire)
  • "Anakin and Group to Coruscant" (The Phantom Menace)
  • "Death Warrant for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan" (The Phantom Menace)
  • "Fighting the Destroyer Droids" (The Phantom Menace)
  • "Battle of Naboo" (The Phantom Menace)
  • "The Rebel Fleet/End Title" (The Empire Strikes Back)

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