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Star Wars Saga: What’s The Best Viewing Order for First-Timers?

The circle is now complete. Well, in truth it has been for eight years, after 2005’s Revenge of the Sith provided the final remaining chapter to the six-part Star Wars saga. Of course, Disney’s announcement last autumn of its Lucasfilm purchase and its plans for new Star Wars films means that circle is about to get a whole lot bigger (make that two circles = ∞, as the Mouse House plans to make an apparently endless number of annual films). How the Arndt-penned, Abrams-helmed Episode VII will fit in remains to be seen, but it will undoubtedly introduce Star Wars to a new generation of moviegoers. Legions of young new fans—and older hermits who’ve inexplicably not seen these ubiquitous films—will approach the original six-parter (ideally before seeing the sequels) with fresh eyes. So the question becomes: in which order should Star Wars Episodes 1-6 be watched?

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