Originally Posted by Donger
Errr, wasn't the point of Episode I to show how Anakin developed? If so, how do you do that without using, well, a child?
The problem is that Lucas scrapped that idea after TPM.
Originally, it was supposed to show this sweet little kid and his eventual fall to the Dark Side in which he slaughtered billions of sentient life forms.
Later, he changed it to his dream of trying to save Padme from death. It ruined the whole narrative.