My ultimate Star Wars viewing schedule leading up to The Last Jedi (please ignore everything after December 15)

My ultimate Star Wars viewing schedule leading up to The Last Jedi (please ignore everything after December 15)

Not judging I’ll be doing the same.

I'm watching it on the 14th and took off the entire following day to cry.

The Phantom Menace is completely removed. No Jar Jar. No Midichlorians. Thanks.

This is why I can't fully embrace Machete Order. Jar Jar aside, there's a lot to like in the movie. It's my favorite of the prequels by a wide margin, and I'm hardly a prequel apologist. Also, if you think you've dodged midichlorians by skipping TPM, that opera house scene is gonna be a real shock.

And The Phantom Menace brought us Duel of the Fates.

Well. I guess Lucasfilm and Disney like Star Wars titles to start with A, R or T.

How artful.

You need to put 6 seasons of TCW in there and then we are getting somewhere.

We will watch your career with great interest...

Taking out Phantom Menace when you're showing it to your kids is insanity.

You could repeat the viewing order while crying.

But Darth Maul vs Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon??! Naboo?! Podracing?!

To clarify, when you say “repeat” do you mean repeat crying, repeat the whole viewing order in one day or something completely different?

My plan is pretty much...

Work my ass off dealing with the idiots — err I mean lovely people — that shop at Walmart (including one who with a straight face told me she doesn’t think amazon and Walmart are competitors)

Wake up on the 15th, watch Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens back to back. Play some Fallout 4 or something for a bit.

Then head to see The Last Jedi that night with a group of my friends — a friend from grade school who went to a different high school, one from high school who’ve Ive been friends with forever, one from college, and one from work — then go back and deal with idiots again the next day.

I did the "Machete" order for my kids when TFA was released: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back (Rise of Luke, Vader reveal) Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith (Fall of Anakin) Return of the Jedi (Final battle, redemption) The Force Awakens

The Phantom Menace is completely removed. No Jar Jar. No Midichlorians. Thanks.

You can skip the phantom menace, not hating on it just stating it has no real effect on any of the character development, and it's aweful. I lied about the hate