At first I thought those little black specks on the planet were spots of dust or something. But no, if you watch a sequence of frames you see that they're flying in formation. They're other troop carrier ships.
Seriously, one of the coolest things about Star Wars is the sweeping shots of cool-looking ships flying through space. So we thought we'd indulge in some enormous frames.
GM: The Trade Federation dropships fly down to the planet.
Qui-Gon: Hey Obi-Wan, when we land, you stay put and I'll find you.
GM: You're in different ships; he can't hear you.
Qui-Gon: HEY OBI-WAN! WHEN WE—