Saga If introducing someone new to SW. Which trilogy would you have them watch first?

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  1. HevyDevy Jedi Grand Master

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    I watched it OT first, and it worked for me. I think this is a better experience first time you view it, but after that 1-6 all the way.
  2. BarkingFrog Force Ghost

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    IV, V, I, II, III, VI is a fun order. Preserves both Vader's and Palpatine's twists, and gives more weight to the redemption.
  3. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    There's like 10 discussions on this but:

    I-II-III-IV-V-VI ...... as the creator indented for it to be watched. Works for me every time.

    (oh dear, i didn't realize I had already posted in this thread)
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  4. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    And when Lucas changes his mind again? What then? 4,5,6,1,2,3,7,8,9 FTW
  5. Darth_Bizarro Jedi Master

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    I've always felt that if I ever get around to having kids I would introduce them to the series through Clone Wars. 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6. For adult I'd probably jump ahead straight to the movies in that same order.

    Once all the Bonus Arcs are finished, I'd like to look back over the series and pick out the most essential story lines that I feel really enhance the movies and incorporate them into my regular viewings.
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  6. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    He's already numbered them in the order you are supposed to watch them. He won't change his mind on that. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 FTW
  7. Samuel Vimes Jedi Grand Master

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    Except by that logic, Lucas didn't want anyone to see ESB and RotJ, because when they were released, ep I-III did not exist.
    I am not buying the logic of a director that releases his films in one order but then tells us that we were not supposed to watch them in the order he made them.
    Then why did you make them in that order?

    A majority of all people that have seen SW, have seen them IV-VI, I-III so obviously that way works fine.

    Bye for now.
    The Guarding Dark
  8. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    4-5-6-1-2-3. The order they were made.

    I've heard horror stories of people whose kids saw the PT or TCW first, and ended up going through the OT constantly calling Darth Vader "Anakin". Ugh.
  9. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Only call a person a different name if they were in a major role in another movie. Ex Christopher Lee's Dooku and Saruman from LOTR and SW.
  10. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    He's changed the OT movies themselves how many times? 4 or 5? The PT movies once or twice already? Slap in the face much to the people who have been watching these movies since the 70's?
  11. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    You honestly can't even use this quote seriously anymore, especially with the ST being released in the next few years. Lucas said after Episode III that the SW story was over, and he never had a ST in his mind as the story was the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker. Yet.....we have Episode 7 in 2015.....:rolleyes:
  12. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Make your own opinion of it based on your experiences, not the word of anyone else.
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  13. BarkingFrog Force Ghost

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    Return of the Jedi solidified that name. What exactly is the problem?
  14. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    I can see us all debating in 2025 for the new order of the 9 SW movies:

    4-5-6-1-2-3-7-8-9 or 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 or 4-5-6-7-8-9-1-2-3 or 4-5-1-2-3-6-7-8-9 or 1-4-7-2-5-8-3-6-9 [face_dunno]
  15. Visivious Drakarn Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep.
    Of course, I'll stick with mine (1-9), but it'll be interesting to see production order viewers and their explanation for OT-PT-ST. We all know that they won't change their minds, so... I'm looking forward to it.
  16. Samuel Vimes Jedi Grand Master

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    Well of all that have seen all SW films, a majority have seen them OT, PT so obviously that way works fine.
    In 2015 there will be two (three) groups of people.
    1) Those that saw OT then PT.
    2) Those that saw PT then OT.
    3) Those that haven't seen any SW film.

    Of those, I would think 1) is the largest group.

    Since this thread is about what reccomendation a person would make to someone that haven't seen SW.
    I think it is quite natural to reccomend the way you yourself saw them. If you saw OT then PT and you liked the films and felt the way worked fine then why wouldn't you reccomend that way?

    A person can only have one first viewing of a film or a film series.
    Unless you feel that the way you saw the films were bad or that it weakened the story, why would you not use your own experience?

    I think something similar applies if you reccomend a film or not. If you have seen a film and liked it, then it is likely that you would reccomend it. If you saw a film and disliked it then you might be less eager to reccomend it.

    In closing, unless a person have very strong reasons otherwise, I think it is not abnormal to reccomend the way that you yourself saw a film series. If it worked well for you then why would it not work well for others?

    Bye for now.
    Old Stoneface
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  17. Lady_Misty Force Ghost

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    Either four, five, six, one two and three or in numerical order.
  18. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    I saw Empire (OT) first - then i watched the whole Saga I-VI. And that's the way I do it ever since, and that's the way i show it to people who've never seen Star Wars.
  19. jc1138 Force Ghost

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    I'll go with those who say:
    IV, V, I, II, III, VI
    My son is just turning 2 now, so in a few more years this is how I'll be introducing him to SW. CW, while fun, to me isn't anywhere close to on the same level as the sequence of films, and I'll show them to him after he's familiar with the movies.
  20. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    1-6, though I'm more open to the release order these days. The only thing I disagree with, for a first time viewer, is one of those jumbled IV-V back to I then VI then II and III orderings.
  21. JoshieHewls Jedi Grand Master

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    I plan on doing I-VI, especially since we're getting a new trilogy of films, and things would just be muddied up by going IV-VI, I-III and then VII-IX. And the IV, V, I, II, III, VI order I feel wouldn't work if you're still trying to keep the "surprise" (and what surprise is there anyway? "I am your father" is so ingrained in pulp culture that everyone knows Vader is Luke's father) anyway. Oh sure, you still see the I am your father line prior to the prequels, but you still get "There is another" ruined for you in the reveal of VI by the twins' birth in III.
  22. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Simple. ANH, ESB, start of ROTJ through Dagobah, TPM. AOTC. ROTS, Rest of ROTJ.
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  23. JoshieHewls Jedi Grand Master

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    I wouldn't necessarily call that simple. ;) By the time you get back to the rest of ROTJ, I'm pretty sure the person you introduce to SW (say, your son or daughter) will forget about what the hell happened before. To each their own of course. I just intend on showing my kids I-VI, and then they can take it from there as far as how they like to watch them.
  24. Swarley Jedi Padawan

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    I would definitely watch them in release order first, but then go back through in chronological order shortly after. If you watch in chronological order first, that pretty much ruins the whole Vader is Anakin surprise in the OT. But then once you go back through in chronological order the second time right after, there's so many little things that you can pick up on that are fun.
  25. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Well maybe not the first time but you won't have to worry about how Han will be rescued and the whole "There is another" like you said earlier. Besides I would prefer to wait showing the PT until we have Obi-Wan explain his position in ROTJ. Just having Vader say it and then go back into the past doesn't cut it for me.
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