Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Why the hell wouldn't a prequel count as a sequel? Yes, chronologically, it comes *before* the previous movies, but it still creates an ongoing saga, just "in flashback," so to speak. "Star Wars: Episode One" came out after Ep. Six, and yet nobody out there would rationally claim that there aren't six movies in the Star Wars saga (....so far).
Some of us would love to claim that there were only three Star Wars movies ever made, whether or not it's rational to do so.