Over the past three months I watched the entire existing "canon" Star Wars Saga in chronological order: Episode I Episode II The Clone Wars (in correct episode order) * Episode III Episode IV Episode V Episode VI The entire Saga is presently 73 hours long by my calculations. It has to be one of the longest continual narratives ever committed to film. I can say a few things with confidence: 1. This is the best way to watch the Saga. Every serious Star Wars fan should do it at least once. 2. It works. Which is staggering. But it really does work as one long narrative. 3. The altered versions of the OT do help continuity greatly. 4. The prequel trilogy is incomplete without the Clone Wars. 5. Fans who think the original versions of the OT are the be-all/end-all are really missing out on something special. 6. Star Wars contains much that is juvenile, silly, absurd etc. but as a whole it contains great breadth and depth. 7. One day this will be the default viewing order for the majority of fans and the Prequel/Clone Wars saga will undergo a radical reevaluation. Right now I feel a deep satisfaction. The quiet that comes after completing a great epic. Exhausted but awed. My mind echoes with these legendary characters. I feel inspired to try harder and do more with my life. I am grateful for the gift George Lucas has given us. I'll add to this once my thoughts have cohered. I welcome any feedback or questions. Has anyone else done this? How'd it work for you? *I also read the three existing issues of Darth Maul Son of Dathomir and I'd say it's essential to slot it in there to give certain story lines from TCW a feeling of completeness.