Recommended Star Wars Viewing Order:
- The Force Awakens
- A New Hope
- The Empire Strikes Back
And that is it. Everything else would simply be a letdown, and leave viewers disappointed...
Essence of Decision: Understanding the Real History of the Imperial and Succession Wars
The fall of the Empire, and the failure of its successor states to re-establish order in the galaxy, is usually mistold in the history books. Popular, semi-academic, and even academic authors write it as a combination of tabloid soap opera and personal heroics: villains, Jedi Knights, stunning double crosses, the Palpatine succession, and--of course--the bizarre and incomprehensible repeated cross-generational psychodramas of the Skywalker family.