These days I'm seeing a number of assertions being made on both sides of this question. Is the STAR WARS Saga a single, unified story told in six cohesive, interrelated parts, or is it six very different films which only attempt to be seen in the context of all the others? Or is the answer somewhere in between -- that the films try to be cohesive and unified, and sometimes fail and sometimes succeed in this goal? I'm of the mind it's the latter: the answer lies, as it does in so many areas of life and art, somewhere in between. Let's explore the reasons together.