(I hope this is a saga topic, Seldon) The other day I was visiting a friend and watched the original ROTJ on video, skipping along the more stupid parts. I hadn't seen the film in years and years. Aside from the diabolical quality of video I had long forgotten, I couldn't believe the low quality of ROTJ itself, when compared to EI-EII. Don't get me wrong - I'm a fan of the whole saga - this is not CT bashing. I'm not just talking about the problems revealed by film transfered to video, which may or may not be fixed in the upcoming DVD release. I'm talking about the writing, the acting and directing itself, the little moments and choices made by performers for the camera. Now, I get that it was the early 80's, and there were no digital effects to be had, but what I'm talking about is the film's pacing, direction, acting, editing and overall thrust - I'm talking about the darkest, most serious parts here, not the ewoks - why was it so cheezy and hard to take seriously? Can these trilogies be bridged simply by designing a few starfighters and costumes in similar ways?? There is a distinct difference in quality, tone and talent between the PT and CT, with the PT being more fully realized, fully conceived, far better executed. Should I just think of the CT as "background material" for the PT?? What does this mean for the saga, when half of it is consistently high-quality, with the other half...so...not...??