How I’m preparing for the new Star Wars movie.

I’m set. We have evening tickets in the swanky-wide-butt seats at the local omniplex.

But, I want to revisit the story line prior to the event. So, off to watch the six previous movies I go.

Or do I?

This post in a local fan group on Facebook has me thinking… do I need to see them all in the order they were created?

“You watch new hope, watch empire, GO BACK and skip phantom menace because it is garbage, watch clone, watch revenge, then finish with return”

OK, interesting idea. Switch up the order a bit and nuke the Phantom Menace. Sounds like a plan.

And another response mentions making sure to watch the Despecialized versions if available. Here’s a mini-documentary on the creation of these versions:

Because, frankly, too many changes (not for the better) were made to the various versions through the years. I want to live in a universe where Han shot first 🙂

Add this to my Christmas List

If you’re a fan of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, then this book, The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, had better be on your Christmas list this year. It’s on mine 🙂

Watch the video and find out why…