Star Wars “Part 2” doesn’t exist for me. Things were fine with the “original trilogy” and need not have been expanded upon.
But Star Wars was and continues to be expanded upon. Which is why it was very fun to have this reference interview:
Patron: I want Star Wars Part 2.
Me: OK, well, do you want “part 2” of the original trilogy, or “part 2” of the prequels or “part 2” of the animated series on Cartoon Network?
Patron: The original?
Me: What movies have you already seen.
Patron: The first Star Wars.
Me: Star Wars: A New Hope? With Princess Leia and Luke and Han Solo and the Death Star?
Me: OK, so, you want “Empire Strikes Back.”
Patron: That’s the second one?
Me: That’s actually the fifth episode. The movies are called “episodes” like with a TV show, but they’re still movies.
Patron: How many episodes are there?
Me: Six. Do you want me to order the prequels for you too?
Me: OK, so I’ve ordered episodes 1-3 and episodes 5 & 6 for you.
Patron: Can you order A New Hope again?
Me: Sure! And when you’re done with the movies, you can move on to the animated series, graphic novels and fan fiction novels.
Patron: (smiling widely in geeky teenage glee) Can you order those for me too?
Me: Sure, but why don’t you hold off and watch all the movies first, in order.
Me: OK. So watch Phantom Menace, then Attack of the Clones, then Revenge of the Sith, go ahead and re-watch a New Hope, and then watch Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. That should keep you busy for a few hours.
Me: No problem.
It’s times like this that make all the other times worth it.