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What order will you present to Star Wars Sage to your kids?

Asked by simone54 (7600points) April 30th, 2009

Will you make them watch in the order that we did, starting with episodes 4, 5, 6, then go to 1, 2, 3.

or will let then watch in true chronological order of the story 1–6.

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augustlan's avatar

We had a weekend long marathon and watched it in chronological story order. It was kind of strange for my husband and I, but the kids enjoyed it that way.

RedPowerLady's avatar

I think I will let them watch 1–6. Of course that is if they are young enough not to notice you know “the change”. If they are older I’d probably introduce it in the way I first saw it.

Aethelwine's avatar

The order that we did. It would be wrong to do it any other way.

Bluefreedom's avatar

With all 6 episodes completed, it doesn’t make much sense to start in the middle, watch it to the end, and then start at the very beginning and end at the middle.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, if I had kids, I’d present it to them beginning with episode #1 and follow through in correct succession to episode #6.

phoenyx's avatar

I refuse to acknowledge 1–3 are part of the series.

sandystrachan's avatar

1–2-3 were crap but have to be watched after 4–5-6 !.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@sandystrachan surely 1–3 have to be watched before 4–6.

exitnirvana's avatar

@phoenyx I feel the same way.

In consideration to my future children, I would only allow the original trilogy in my house therefore until they are old enough to figure out there are 3 other movies, that’s all they’re getting. haha.

i’m a snob, what can I say?

augustlan's avatar

Not a big fan of 1 through 3 myself, but I watched the whole shebang anyway. :(

sandystrachan's avatar

@Lightlyseared Clearly not as i didn’t watch them 1 – 6 and am sure a lot of people here didn’t watch in that order . You have to watch them in order they were made !

Staalesen's avatar

4, 5, 6 then 1, 2, 3

Bagardbilla's avatar

We started four weeks ago, I’ll me watching #5 tonight with my 5 & 8 yr old girls tonight :)

casheroo's avatar

i dread the day my husband introduces star wars to our child

Blobman's avatar

Deffinitly 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. and depending on their age, you might want to show them the new animated “Clone Wars” movie in between 2 and 3. my friend and I are going to have a marathon over the summer in that order.

Blobman's avatar

but if your planing on watching them close together, just know that including the animated Clone Wars it will be 15 hours all together. it’ll be a long day for me and my nerdy friends.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I will not show the newer Star Wars films to my children because I think the new films are not nearly as good.

The mythology, the philosophy and the overall feel of the original films are classic. The newer films are only high budget sci fi action films. Entertaining yes, but it clearly has an “expansion pack” feel.

sandystrachan's avatar

We will not be watching clone wars animated series yuk sacrilege.

Bluefreedom's avatar

As a little aside to this question, if your kids ever wonder what happened to the Star Wars gang after episode 6, you can always show them this. I’m not sure if they’re still touring any more though.

sandystrachan's avatar

@Bluefreedom Link is 403’d Forbidden.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Hopefully this will work instead. Once it comes up, click on the image to see a larger version. It looks better that way.

filmfann's avatar

First, episodes 4 and 5 (star wars and the empire strikes back). That maintains the surprise of Lukes parentage.
Then, episodes 1 and 2 (Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones).
Then the Clone Wars movie, then the TV episodes.
Then, episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith).
Finally, episode 6 (Return of the Jedi). Han’s suspension in Carbonite is held. Lukes sensing good in his father makes more sense, and the Emperor’s failure is complete.

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