Originally posted by: DarthAstuart
I wonder if any sequel could have satisfied your needs.
No. I didn't need to know anything else. Star Wars is a great, complete story.
story-wise, I think it is the least polished and least clean of any of the SW films. everything goes very WRONG. ... luke makes a bad decision on his training and faces vader too soon. han's in carbonite. leia, who has now fallen for him, is left alone. lando betrays them. even threepio is shattered to pieces. i certainly don't see that as "polished" or "clean."
I agree - I was talking about the production itself. It seems very "packaged", not as gritty and far far away. I also think you're absolutely right - being familiar with the characters takes away some of the mystery - they aren't as far away any more. That's what I meant above regarding the sequel - I didn't want to be familiar with them. I wanted to keep that feeling of far far away adventure.