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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

EW: A Star Wars Virgin

by Ken Newquist / November 14, 2006

No, not that kind of virgin. The kind that hasn't seen Star Wars. Entertainment Weekly found one in Michael Morrison, had him watch all six movies as they're aired consecutively on Cinemax, and then write-up his thoughts on the films.

The most notable question to arise from this is ... what is the correct order to watch the films in? Cinemax argues for sequentially, but as Morrison notes, watching them that way ruins all the surprises. Original trilogy preferences aside, I think for that reason the best order to watch the films in is the way they were originally released because you preserve the fun and the mystery of that is Star Wars. To start with the prequels is to rob the series of part of what made it so good in the first place, and ultimately serves to degrade the entire franchise.