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- Episode 1 Timeline
- Episode 4 Timeline
- No Timeline Order
Episode 1/ Episode 4/ The Clone Wars Season 1
- Potential beginnings:
- A ) Episode 1 » Episode 4 » Episode 2 » The Clone Wars Movie » TCW S1 & S2
- B ) Episode 4 » Ep.5 — Part 1 (1:25:00) » Episode 1 » Episode 2 » TCW S1 & S2
- C ) TCW S1 » Episode 4 » Ep.5 — Pt 1 » Episode 1 » Episode 2 » TCW Film & S2
- Starting with Episode 1 is best among family, and open friends.
- Starting with Episode 4 is best among cynics, film buffs, and purists.
- Starting with The Clone Wars, Season 1 is best for kids and willing adults.
Episode 5 Part 1
- If Ep.4 is seen before Ep.1 (Options B and C), then the first 2/3 of Ep.5 should be seen next.
- The first 1 hr. 25 min can introduce Yoda before Ep.1, but the rest must be saved for later.
Episode 4/ Episode 1
- Ep.1 after Ep.4 is a flashback, to before the dark times.
- Ep.4 after Ep.1 depicts familiar characters in interesting new ways.
Star Wars (Marvel 2015) #1-12
- The Star Wars comic, set after Ep.4, does not spoil the Prequel Trilogy.
- However, Darth Vader, set during this comic, has major spoilers for Ep.3.
- These comics crossover with Vader Down, followed by both #13s
- After Ep.4, this film has more tragic undertones.
- Episode 2 has parallels with Ep.4 when seen back to back.
- If the Clone Wars was seen before it, Ep.2 answers questions it raised.
- If Ep.2 were seen before Ep.4, C-3PO would be distracting in Ep.4, so Ep.2 is later.
The Clone Wars (2008 Film)
- This theatrical film marks the beginning of the Clone Wars series.
- It is an extended pilot episode for the animated television series.
The Clone Wars: Season 2
- This series builds on the Prequel Trilogy, re-framing those films positively for many who found them disappointing.
- The Clone Wars film should be seen before Season 4.
- Season 3 should wait until after Ep.5; Seasons 4-6 should wait until after Ep.6.
- Ep.5 has surprises in store that are made stronger by Ep.1
- We have now gotten to know Anakin in Ep.2 and the Clone Wars, adding context to this war.
The Clone Wars: Season 3
- Spoilers for Episode 5.
- Anakin explores the prophecy of the Chosen One.
- Asajj Ventress and Ahsoka Tano undergo character development.
- Ep.3 is strengthened by seeing Seasons 1-3 of The Clone Wars first.
- Seeing after Ep.5 leaves hanging tension, while seeing before Ep.6 allows this movie some extra surprises in the third act.
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith
- This comic begins at the end of Episode III.
- Ep.6 is strengthened by its parallels with Ep.1, and Ep.3.
Star Wars Anthologies
- These anthology films, shows, comics, novels, and legends may contain spoilers for the first six Episodes.
Episodes 7, 8, and 9
- The Sequel Trilogy is the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga.
- The Official Facebook Page
- Star Wars Anthologies
- Star Wars Book Finder
- Star Wars Children’s Books
- Reading Star Wars Comics
- Episode I – Tone Poems
- Episode V – Canvas Cut
- Film Commentaries
- The Future of Star Wars
- Star Wars Legends
- A Star Wars Pinterest Board
- Poll: How did you begin SW?
- Star Wars Rebels Shorts
- Star Wars Reference Books
- Spotify: The Canvas Playlist
- A SW Visual Teaser – Nocturne