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Poll: What order should the Star Wars movies be viewed? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

What order should the Star Wars movies be viewed?

  1. It doesn't matter. (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Start with the original trilogy. (5 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

  3. Start with the prequel trilogy. (7 votes [53.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.85%

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#1 WeatherManNX01



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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:18 PM

I have been wondering this and want to see what you folks think.

Suppose you have a friend that knows absolutely nothing about Star Wars, save the title. However, friend wants to get into Star Trek in order to be in the "cool" crowd (or for whatever reason). In what order do you think Friend should view Star Wars?

Please use the assumption that all other things are being held constant (ceteris peribus). Ignore the characteristics and qualities of Friend. Ignore the time difference in the making of the trilogies (meaning ignore film quality, special effects, etc.). Please also ignore the writing quality. We all know that the new trilogy wasn't written quite as well as the original. Also, please ignore all non-movie productions.

Simply speaking, I want to know if a person completely new to Star Wars can start with Episode I and go to Episode VI, or if you need a knowledge of IV-VI to understand I-III.

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:39 PM

Totally start with the original trilogy. They're the best, you can't the originals. Expecially if the person has never seen star wars before.
The quality of the original films is just better.
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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:58 PM

Original Trilogy no doubt about it! Very few have watched the prequels first. The Prequels were designed for the people who've seen the original trilogy, it ties a lot of things up. You watch the Originals and then the Prequels and you'll understand the prequels better....

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:26 PM

I prefer chronological approach and use the viewing films as they are numbered starting with episode 1 and continuing to episode 6 through the other episodes one by one. ( luckilly i've got all of them recorded on one dvd ) ;)
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:17 PM

i dont really care, but i think the best way is deffinantly chronological order. i juast watch the one ive been thinkin about lately (Emp. strikes back. snow battle sweeet!). it just depends on your favorite character.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:20 PM

Definetely Starting with the prequel trilogy.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:29 PM

Just a few weeks ago I sat down and watched the entire series I thru VI in order beginning with I. It was a real struggle getting thru I & II, but once I did III thru VI were pure enjoyment. But I won't be doing that again for quite a while. :star-wars:
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 03:47 PM

Original trilogy all the way...it sets up the events in the prequels much more dramatically.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:36 PM

Since I have the dvds.... I would start from the pregual trilogy and then watch 3 originals after that.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:00 AM

For me, it doesn't matter. I enjoy SW no matter which order i view them in :)

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