Forty years ago, movie magic was made and the world was introduced to the epic saga that is Star Wars. Since then we’ve had a total of 8 films in the story, with another one due to come out this Christmas, and a Han Solo Anthology and Episode IX to look forward to in the near future, not to mention the cartoons, books and expanded universe games. There’s a hell of a lot of story out there in the Skywalker saga and for those not initiated in the Jedi Order, it can be daunting to catch up.
I, for example, was introduced to the original trilogy on VHS from my dad and watched those tapes to death. Every new incarnation that has come out, I’ve devoured and was up to date on all the books, until the canon changed. I want to share all of this with my kid, but where do I begin? What’s the best way to introduce Luke, Leia, Threepio and Han?
As it turns out, there’s some debate on the best way to watch all the movies, and the options and opinions are pretty divisive.