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Star Wars Squee - Day Two


Especially if it comes at you looking like that...

In honor of revenge and bounty hunters and who shot first, I put forth to you the following, fandom-dividing, fight-starting, all-around and ever-present MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION*:

IV, V, VI, I, II, III or I, II, III, IV, V, VI

This seems to be the dividing line. And, how you answer the question can - in some circles - have stronger consequences than "Who shot first?" We'll save Star Trek vs Star Wars for another discussion...

The older generation seems to go with release date, while the younger generation seems to go by chapter (how dare we teach children ORDER *gasp*)

George Lucas himself has stated that the movies should be watched in chapter order... and the world imploded. (I'd find the interview where this happened, but I'm at work and shouldn't even be doing this post, at present.)

Watch order also becomes a problem, as there are some - and a few of you touched on this in yesterday's post - who refuse to even acknowledge the prequels exist.

Now, I'm definitely not going to be at the front of the 'defend Episode III'-line... but I will say that Episode III made me appreciate Episode I a lot more.

The prequels have their quirks - good and bad - but, let's face it: so do the originals.

Personally, for me, the question isn't even watch order, but VERSION ORDER.

Original release VHS, Laserdisc, THX release VHS, Special Edition VHS, Special Edition DVD, Original version DVD-released-because-the-fans-threatened-to-string-George-up-if-he-didn't-give-back-their-non-CGId-movies, Blu-ray, Theater release....

If you ask me, the worst thing George Lucas did was put out the Special Editions. Bar none, by far. I loved having the chance to see the movies in the theater, but I was not at all happy with what I got. I don't care who shot first. I do, however, care a great deal that the end of my favorite movie was RUINED.

I don't like that the Ewok party was pretty much overshadowed by the CGI-puking of every party everywhere in the galaxy.. but I can deal with it. Mostly.

I cannot, however, ever forgive George Lucas for putting Hayden Christensen in David Prowse's place, at the end of Jedi.

So... in addition to the above question, I also ask the sub-question of Which version do you prefer: originals or special editions?

PS: There is no wrong answer here. Everyone likes what they like, for the reasons they do. If anyone ever tells you you're wrong for that, sic a Wookie on them. ♥

PPS: No challenge involved here.. because I can't think of a challenge that would be appropriate for this topic.

And, finally, an image that is actually older than Episode II....

* Depending on who you ask, "Who shot first?" is actually the more important fandom question.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 5th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Personally I prefer the original versions, as they were back when I saw them in the theatre for the first time. (Yes, I am old enough to have seen Star Wars in the theatre when it was the ONLY movie. :))

And, I'd rather watch the three originals period, mostly because I have yet to be able to get through any of the new chapters without the sound on because bad movies are bad. <3

Excellent Post too. ;) <3

with apologies for the Trek icon, totally NOT meant to start anything, but it's the only geek icon I have.

Edited at 2014-05-05 02:34 pm (UTC)
May. 5th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)

May. 5th, 2014 02:48 pm (UTC)
May. 5th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
May. 5th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
May. 5th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
I like Episode I. Better than II or III.

For three simple reasons:

#1. Pod race audio -- God, do I love the sounds of all those motorcycle engines...
#2. The look on Ewan McGregor's face when Natalie steps up and claims herself as the queen he totally knew the whole time
#3. Ray $*@& Park

In fact, I'm okay with just forgetting II and III they break my headcanon

Okay.. II does have Yoda's crazy monkey with a lightsaber. Which is EPIC. *nods*

/serious answer
May. 6th, 2014 04:43 am (UTC)
I do like the Yoda fight. That was really the best part of that movie. It'd also the only part we weren't openly mocking. LOL
May. 6th, 2014 01:23 pm (UTC)
Well, mocking Yoda would bring the smack down.

May. 6th, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
LOL Mostly we were sitting there going "holy shit, why isn't the rest of the movie like this?" Then we realized that that's where they spent all the money. LOL

vader tea cups photo tumblr_m2jwxcEUp81r15otbo1_250.gif
May. 6th, 2014 01:55 pm (UTC)

Yes, I did that on purpose
May. 6th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
goes to find it again

sparta! photo tumblr_m3aryiCqP51qjfzq4o2_500.gif

that was easy.. already there. LOL
May. 5th, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
Han shot first. End of discussion.

Okay, I don't really have any right to end the discussion. But Han shooting Greedo is one of his defining moments. How can you take that away from him?

I only watch the original versions. Those are the ones I know and love!

(By next May the 4th, I really need some more Star Wars icons!)
May. 5th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
*high five*

Yes, Han is Han and that's why we love the scoundrel.

edited because it really had nothing to do with your comment and it was rude of me to hijack. ;-)

Edited at 2014-05-05 05:05 pm (UTC)
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