May 23, 2014
Spoiler alert.
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Spoiler alert.

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May 6, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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January 20, 2014
The Force is strong with this one.
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The Force is strong with this one.

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January 15, 2014
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November 21, 2013
The (Continuing) (At Least for @17272dorsetave, Who Enjoys This Kind Of Thing) (Along With 8 Others) Return of Revisionist George Lucas, #15.
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The (Continuing) (At Least for @17272dorsetave, Who Enjoys This Kind Of Thing) (Along With 8 Others) Return of Revisionist George Lucas, #15.

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October 22, 2013
Did it never occur to anyone how impractical a hood would be if your head was covered in horns? I mean yeah, ancient traditions and all, but it seems to me that a Sith would feel free to break the rules of fashion if it meant he could prepare for battle with a bit less drama and a little more efficiency.
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Did it never occur to anyone how impractical a hood would be if your head was covered in horns? I mean yeah, ancient traditions and all, but it seems to me that a Sith would feel free to break the rules of fashion if it meant he could prepare for battle with a bit less drama and a little more efficiency.

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September 28, 2013
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September 4, 2013

@guyfsmiley replied to your post: Dude, no! “Machete order” - THAT is the way to preserve the best story lines of both! nomachetejuggling.com/2…

Follow that link for an alternative Star Wars viewing order. It’s a very decent idea and tells the story in an intriguing way.

Nice! Thanks, guyfsmiley!

September 4, 2013

Anonymous said: You were one of the first people to show up in the star wars tag, so I just wanted to ask how I should start watching Star Wars?

Gosh. This is a tough question to answer subjectively.

So I shall not.

IF YOU ARE OLDER THAN 35 AND YOU HAVE ANY MEMORY OF THESE FILMS’ ORIGINAL RELEASES AND THE CULTURAL SHIFT IN THE MOVIE INDUSTRY AND IN YOUR CHILDHOOD THAT THEY REPRESENT, THE ONLY CORRECT VIEWING ORDER IS:

  1. Star Wars (IV)
  2. The Empire Strikes Back (V)
  3. Return of the Jedi (VI)
  4. The Phantom Menace (I)
  5. Attack of the Clones (II)
  6. Revenge of the Sith (III)

That’s how the movies were made, that’s how their original impact can be felt in terms of story, character, arc, resolution, cinematic technological advances from the earliest to the final, all of that. That’s my primary suggestion.

HOWEVER:

Changes that George Lucas has made in the ensuing years to films IV - VI have created some confusion in that order (I’m assuming you’ve read my earlier post, but if not there you go), so…

IF YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN 35 AND THIS IS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH THE STAR WARS MOVIES, AND IF YOU’RE WATCHING THEM PURELY FOR ESCAPIST ENTERTAINMENT AND NOT AT ALL FOR THEIR SOCIOLOGICAL, CINEMATIC AND CULTURAL IMPACTS, YOU might BE BETTER SERVED BY WATCHING THEM IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, OR I - VI.

But please understand: I only suggest that alternative because Lucas has made it difficult to not suggest it. It’s not ideal but neither is the world we live in. To quote a wise man:

"…you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."

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