Anyone ever noticed this one or considered it significant in any way? ANH - TESB - ROTJ - TPM *reset* AOTC - ROTS In the words of Mike Stoklasa/Harry Plinkett/RedLetterMedia (I will invoke him without wanting to turn this into a firefight), these first four films, in production order, display an "Ending Multiplication Effect": ANH has one main action/narrative strand, TESB effectively has two, ROTJ has three, and TPM tops the lot with four. Then the process begins anew with AOTC (one long action strand) and ROTS (two intercut duels for its climax). I dunno. I just find that... interesting. If nothing else, it coincides with the saga getting itself "digital", the rousing of the clones, the forbidden marriage of Anakin and Padme, and so forth. Numerically, with respect to production order, it can be expressed the following way: 1:1 - 2:2 - 3:3 - 4:4 - 5:1 - 6:2 Removing the first integer: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 Or "story" order: 1:4 - 2:1 - 3:2 - 4:1 - 5:2 - 6:3 Removing the first integer: 4 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 I know it's a bit arcane being presented like this, and I'm rabbiting here, but I think it's interesting to examine the "topography" of the story like this. Symmetries/asymmetries. Has anyone else got any other "stories within a story" they've noted? Any other patterns? Any other structures -- whether they can be expressed with simple numbers and ratios or not?