I found a great link that provides an alternate order for watching the Star Wars movie saga. The article discuesses a lot of SPOILERS (but I'm assuming everyone here knows them).
When introducing the films to someone who's never seen them, I think it fixes the big issues of watching them in the order they were made or the order of the story:
- The problem with Episode Order is that it ruins the surprise that Vader is Luke’s father.
- Release Order is also an instant failure, and the reason is a single shot.
Check out http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/ and let me know what you think!