Saga Theory on the Saga film titles

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by DarthWolvo23, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. DarthWolvo23

    DarthWolvo23 Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 30, 2005
    With the naming of Ep 8 it seemed the pattern of naming the films was broken (namely the second film in a trilogy has four words) but what if it is part of a larger naming pattern?

    With TESB as the middle film in a 9 film saga we have:

    TPM (3 words)
    AOTC (4 words Inc of the)
    ROTS (4 words Inc of the)
    ANH (3 words)

    TESB (Middle)

    ROTJ (4 words Inc of the)
    TFA (3 words)
    TLJ (3 words)
    Ep9 (4 words inc of the)

    Based on this it is my prediction that 9 will be called Balance of the Force
  2. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    do you mean think of "the"?
  3. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 6, 2016
    The Balance Of The Force
  4. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 10, 2005
    There are many patterns to GL's titles, not just the number of words. To me, it's strange that so many fans seem to only notice the one of least importance.

    TLJ broke several of those patterns, but since the new trilogy is an entirely new narrative, that hardly matters. Yes, it's entirely possible that EpIX will be called "Balance of the Force" (and it wouldn't surprise me in the least) and that would actually be in keeping with the new tradition of breaking patterns ;)
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  5. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 6

    Jul 7, 2009
    ANH & TPM - Three words, same structure, with an abstract thematic focus. (opposites to each other)
    AOTC & TESB - Four words, same structure, focus on a military event from one of the main factions. (opposites to each other)
    ROTS & ROTJ - Four words, same structure, focus on the rising spiritual/monastic faction's end goal. (opposites to each other)

    TFA & TLJ - Irrelevant.
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  6. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 10, 2005


    ...and no words except "of" and "the" are repeated.
  7. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

    Oct 30, 2015
    I can't add anything to the number of words, but here is another thing I noticed about SW titles. Only 2 of them are actual sentences, meaning they have a verb: The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens. Not sure if there is any meaning to that or just coincidence.[face_dunno]
  8. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 10, 2005
    It means that you can count on the Empire and the Force to take action ;)