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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Darkslayer, Feb 8, 2018.


Favorite Part of Star Wars?

  1. The Prequel Trilogy

    10 vote(s)
  2. The Original Trilogy

    26 vote(s)
  3. The Sequel Trilogy

    4 vote(s)
  4. The Anthologies

    0 vote(s)
  5. The Clone Wars

    3 vote(s)
  6. Rebels

    0 vote(s)
  1. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

    Mar 26, 2013
    Which of the major parts of Star Wars (film series or TV shows) is your favorite, and why?
  2. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Moderator

    Nov 7, 2014
    The Original Trilogy. Why? Well, certainly nostalgia is a big part of it since I grew up with those movies.....but also I still just feel they are the better films. Darth Vader and Han Solo have always been my two favorite movie characters, and I still feel like the characters from the OT are the best group overall. I just have an attachment to those films that I don't quite have with the PT or even the ST. The cartoon series have always felt more like supplemental material to me, even though I really enjoyed most of TCW and have pretty much adored Rebels.
  3. Grey Matter

    Grey Matter Jedi Knight star 3

    Jan 16, 2016
    It's the Sequel Trilogy for me. Of course, a lot of credit goes to the OT as the Special Editions were my intro to Star Wars, but without the ST I may have remained a very casual fan.

    It came at an opportune time for me, when I was at a point of being able to think about SW in more depth than I had been 10+ years earlier, and wasn't following any film series (and very few on TV). Even so, TFA was just another film I was interested in seeing, until my first viewing -- my first memorable theater experience for SW. It was so fresh and engaging, and Rey quickly became a favorite character. I got two more theater viewings, revisited the other films, started watching Rebels, and joined these boards (and have now started buying the visual dictionaries).
  4. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

    Dec 7, 2014
    The PT. I think they have the best visuals, the general aesthetic is right up my alley, it has the most interesting story, and the subtle depths keep giving me more to think about.

    TCW comes a close second, given how it hues very close to the PT design ethic of bright colours masking darker themes, and interweaves it plotlines so perfectly.
  5. Snafu55

    Snafu55 Jedi Knight star 2

    Oct 19, 2015
    Clone wars was what I grew up with....Came at a perfect time in my youth right as I was breaking the gap between child and becoming a teenager.
    Clone Wars shaped my influence on characters overall. It made my perception of the PT better and helped shape the OT for me. And the best characters imao.
    None of the movies overall come in a close second.
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  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
  7. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    Originals. They are the basis and the cornerstone of everything Star Wars.

    I’d say my order of preference among the ones you listed would be:

    1. OT
    2. Anthologies, specifically Rogue One
    3. TCW
    4. Rebels
    5. PT
    6. ST
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  8. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    PT. Changed the way I view the series. I used to like Star Wars mostly for the heroic action, but to steal a phrase SF critic John Clute once used to describe Lord of the Rings (books not movies), what stuck with me most about the PT was its frequent sense of "mesmerizing melancholia." Just struck a chord with me. The cinematic realization of Anakin's Jedi dream leading him to a lonely, confused life in the labyrinthine center of the galaxy made for a set of films unlike anything I'd ever really expected, not just in SW but the action SF genre as a whole.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  9. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

    Jun 12, 2011
    1. TCW/Rebels/Other animated series
    2. PT/OT
    3. ST/Anthologies/Other live action series
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
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  10. redxavier

    redxavier Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jan 23, 2003
    My favorite part of SW is the OT and that's unlikely to change. The rest would probably go something like:
  11. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 6, 2016
    The bit in the middle.
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  12. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 20, 2007
    The OT + RO! Just way better chemistry with the cast and the lived in look of the films...
    The ST is a really good effort so far... A bit I would change here and there...
    The PT I would literally change everything bar 1 or 2 things! Never made peace with these films...
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  13. TheMoldyCrow

    TheMoldyCrow Jedi Knight star 3

    Jun 16, 2015
    The OT easily! I'm also really enjoying the ST thus far, but Star Wars could have been just the OT and I think I would have been fine. Don't really care about the PT, a bit iffy on the anthologies right now (I thought Rogue One was just fine), and I was into the cartoons until Rebels became obsessed with shoving as many random TCW characters into every episode.
  14. Lukers

    Lukers Jedi Knight star 1

    Jun 16, 2016
    I can't really vote for the Sequel Trilogy for sure until they release the last movie. I think there is potential for the trilogy to have the strongest closer of the rest of the saga thus far - as Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith, though I like them, have too many flaws to be considered top tier for me. As of now, however, I would have to vote for the Original Trilogy but I am incredibly impressed with the great work they have done with The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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  15. Visivious Drakarn

    Visivious Drakarn Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 20, 2013
    The PT, no question. Lucas' life achievement, a pinnacle of SW and movie art in general (visuals, story, music), a set of movies that you learn something new about every time you see them.
    I love Rogue One also, it's the closest Disney era got to the PT quality wise.
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  16. BadAcrobat

    BadAcrobat Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 20, 2015
    I voted for the Original Trilogy. However the Anthologies and Sequel Trilogy are awesome.

    I blocked the PT from mind, what is it?
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  17. {Quantum/MIDI}

    {Quantum/MIDI} Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 21, 2015
    Either OT or PT, I'm loving them both at the same time since they are apart of each other very closely.

    Technically the ST would be there to but it's rather a reverb than a reversal.
  18. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 12, 2017
    Most definitely the OT. I grew up with them, watched them over and over for years because I loved the story. I loved Leia.
    PT would be a close second
    Anthologies so far
  19. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 7, 2009
    It's virtually a tie between the OT and PT. I grew up with the OT (and liked it a lot) but the PT is what made me a fan of the series.
  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

    Oct 4, 1998

    I've never watched Rebels.
  21. DBPirate

    DBPirate Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 20, 2015
    If the Prequel "era" was an option, that's what I'd go with, but it's Prequel Trilogy for me. The aesthetics, visuals, story, music, and world-building are still the best of the series. Without the PT, the Star Wars universe would be so much smaller.

    1. PT
    2. TCW
    3. OT
    4. Rogue One / Rebels
    5. ST
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  22. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    Original since it started it all.
  23. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 1, 2012
    The interaction between the fans and detractors of the PT, OT, and ST. Also enjoy the EU and Legends wars. :p
  24. StarGuppy

    StarGuppy Jedi Youngling

    Jul 27, 2017
    The original is my favorite. It's perfect, that's all.
    The Prequels are a beautiful and fascinating look at another part of Star Wars only hinted at previously.
    The Clone Wars introduced Ahsoka. What more do ya need to know?
    Rogue One is the only anthology at this writing, and it did have some inspiring scenes with Tarkin, Vader and Leia, so that gives it special perks.
    Star Wars Rebels is nice because they used more of John Williams' themes, and it had a few glimpses of classic characters. But Disney's machine is showing its generic side in many of the new characters and storylines. Still fun though.
    The Sequel movies, if you want to call them that, are the lowest form of Bantha poodoo. They shouldn't even be on the list.
  25. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 26, 2009
    If there's one specific surface element of Star Wars I love most, it's the lightsaber duels. Those more than anything else infuse the saga with its mythic kick.