Since the late 90's star wars fandom overall has gotten to enjoy things which we could only DREAM about and LUST OVER the very idea of in the 80's. The Prequel trilogy has given us crucial, BASIC elements which were ALWAYS missing from the star wars universe in the old days which was what made everything in the OT so mysterious. Fans got things which we ALWAYS wanted to see. We got to see the "bright center of the universe" as luke says he wishes he could see in the OT. We got A TON of new badass monsters and fully emotive aliens. We got to see an army of jedi knights fighting alongside each other as a group in an epic battle defending the old republic. We finally got to see the fabled Clone Wars. We got to see REAL jedi knights in their prime fighting in an age that was the prime OF the jedi. We finally got to know WHAT the jedi actually were and HOW they worked as an order. We got to see breathtaking depictions of the Old Republic in an age when everything was polished and shiny and natural and beautiful with advanced sophisticated society's that actually age and become more war torn before the viewers eyes as one watches the movies in order bringing us up to the "lived in" galaxy we have in Episode 4. We finally got to see what the Sith were and how their order worked. Not to mention so much as hearing the word "Sith" actually spoken for a change. We finally got to see the absolutely legendary planet Coruscant. We got to see the long fabled wookie planet with an ARMY of wookies fighting in the clone wars. We got to see the fabled galactic senate filled with political intrigue, secret plots and corruption. We got to see the origin of the Stormtroopers brilliantly and cleverly explained involving boba fett as being apart of that explanation like he always was as far back as 1979. We got to see a REAL Mandalorian warrior in full action and as an integral, important part of the plot. We got to see master yoda, the "great warrior" actually taking action battling against evil sith lords played with amazing charm by legendary actors like christopher lee and ian mcdiarmid. We got to see the tragic and dramatic depiction of the mother of luke and leia as a strong willed queen fighting for democracy in a crumbling republic. We FINALLY got to see the long anticipated epic duel between Ben Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader on a lava planet symbolic of hell EXACTLY as it was written over 30 years ago in the original back-story outline! We actually got to go back to the homestead and see the origin of the skywalker family and why it is how it is in Episode 4. We got to see exactly how and why the great jedi knights were betrayed and destroyed. We got an amazing 3 film arc showing how a peaceful, beautiful democratic republic can turn into in evil, colorless dictatorship Empire. We got to see the epic and dramatic story of how a good person and a hero turns into an evil person and the main villain of the entire piece. All brought to life with a brand new ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and breathtaking musical score by the legendary John Williams. As well as completely cutting edge, state of the art special effects techniques. Technologies that changed the movie business JUST as the old SW trilogy did! Techniques which have now become totally commonplace in every single super hero movie or summer action blockbuster that comes out today! As fans we made wonderful memories getting to live through all of this. Going to the movie theater with our family/friends waving to the local news cameras and finding out that you might have actually been of the evening news over this! And ofcourse running home to anticipate the next installment (installments that were 30 YEARS in the making!) It was perhaps the single greatest, most multi-generational fandom mania in american film HISTORY! I for one, am NOT going to let misguided hipster trends and smug bashers let us forget these wonderful memory's. Give a little list of some of YOUR favorite PT related things both in and outside the films. It can be also be pop culture related, nostalgia related or a even personal story you wish to share.