Having recently re-watched TWOK, TSFS and TVH in a row for the first time (having not seen TSFS or TVH in around 15+ years) for my Podcast, Spocklight, and I must say I never, until now at least, appreciated just how much of a true trilogy they are. I think for some reason I always saw TWOK and TSFS as more of a two-parter but this is not the case. I was just wondering what people thoughts were on this being a trilogy of films when the rest of the series tends to stand alone for the most part. Do you think it worked as a film trilogy? Why do you think this decision was made? Would you have preferred stand alone movies? Does anyone else find it odd that essentially, the crew don't get back to their mission proper really in the film series until the final moments of the 4th film?