Cognitive Daily at ScienceBlogs.com takes a look at the question, "How does Star Wars end?" The answer can be shaped by whether you've actually seen the film(s), your age, the order you saw the films, and so forth. See the excerpt below and click here for the full feature which lists some pretty funny responses down at the bottom.
"We asked if respondents knew how it ended, and while 78 percent of respondents said they knew the ending, there was a tremendous range of descriptions of the story's end. Here's a typical example: "Death Star explodes, cheesy ceremony."
In 1977 when the first Star Wars movie came out, there was no question that this would be the right answer. Since I was around at the time and waited in line (repeatedly) to see it, I'll always think of this as the real Star Wars. To me, the others are just sequels, and I ignore that movie's subsequent renaming to "Episode IV: A New Hope."
But many others see the whole series as Star Wars. Therefore the ending is the end of the final movie in the series, "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi." Here's a typical response: "Darth Vader kills the emperor and dies. Luke chills out with some ewoks and ghost Yoda."'