Happy Star Wars Day everyone!
Since it’s May and since I feel like it, all of May will have Star Wars references, pics, memes—whatever it is, it’ll have some Star Wars reference guaranteed.
There’s so much awesome Star Wars fan art, videos, cool stuff out there. And I think most of that is due to George Lucas being a bit lax with his copyrights. Say what you will about the man and his botching the prequels, but he doesn’t sue and the fans keep the culture alive. Some people with big media assets could learn a lesson from him.
It’s interesting, isn’t it, that there’s not really a geeky fan name for Star Wars fans? Not like Whovians, Trekkies, and Browncoats. I guess we could be Star Warriors. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because we want the name Star Wars to say out there.
Anyways, I just wanted to let you all know on this May the 4th that Star Wars will be honored. Look forward to things you may have seen, new things you may not have, and a whole lot of hoopla. I’ll figure some way to tie it all into writing. Enjoy!
20 thoughts on “May the 4th”
I’ve never seen more than 20 minutes of any of them.
*ducks behind desk*
But I’ve just been introduced to Machete order, and might try watching them that way. I don’t think I could stand Jar-Jar or child Vader, but I might get through it now. Might. I’m still not a Sci-Fi person.
Never…seen…whaaaaa?!? I give you a pass on the ultra crap prequels, but the originals???
Machete order order is fine, but I fully give you permission to skip the crap prequels entirely and come back to them if you want to or not.
But if you must watch them all, machete order is the best. I still say skip the prequels. I don’t have any of them in my DVD collection. Only the originals baby!
I want to try it; if I don’t like the prequels, I never have to watch them again. I probably should at least once; my older son loves them.
Kids these days, right?
Kids don’t care as much about crap. Of course if you do watch the prequels they make for fanatic examples of what not to do with a story. I know of some awesome reviews that rip them to shreds, all the while showing us why they didn’t work.
I think the originals are better cuz Lucas only directed one of them.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is Machete Order?
And is it similar to vibro-blade order?
I give you machete order: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/02/machete-order-star-wars/
It’s May the 4th! Argh, it crept up on me again! I love your header scribbles, by the way.
I can’t believe you’re going to put references i all of your May posts. I’m excited and worried for you! 😛
Please! A fan like me? That’ll be cake easy. And glad you like the header. It’s fun to change things up. 😀
I love the films, even though Jar Jar got on my nerves lol! I’m I showing my age when I say that I actually saw Episode 5 in theaters the first time it came out? I was 3 I think.
Aw, I wish I could say I’d been to any of them in theaters. I’m sure we wore out the video store’s rental copy with how often we watched them (the originals of course). I should watch one today…
I took my brother to see Episode 1, though I was already in the Navy and he was in High School. I think you should watch one today. 🙂
Love that trilogy. I did always wonder why there was no name for Star Wars fans. A friend told me they just called each other Jedi or Sith Lords, but I think he made that up. One persons said Jedites, which sounded even worse.
I sort of pretend the trilogy is the only Star Wars. Ugh, Jedites? No thanks. Star Wars fans it is! 😉
But the trilogy is the only Star Wars. What other movies are you talking about? . . . Please don’t make me remember the prequels. It took me so long to block them from my mind. Seriously, I barely remember any of them beyond despising Jar Jar who was responsible for the Empire taking power in the first place.
Have you seen this spectacularly awesome prequel reviews? They might make you feel better about the prequels existing in the first place—or at least release the anger of their disappointment. Strong language warning though: http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/star-wars/star-wars-episode-1-the-phantom-menace/
Those look oddly familiar, but they do make me smile. I’m still not going to introduce my son to them when he’s old enough. 🙂
I would consider myself a successful parent if my kids came to me one day, saying, “Mom, how come you never told me there were 3 other Star Wars movies?” *nods* Yep, that’s successful parenting right there.
He’s 3, so I’m going to the have Episodes 7-9 to contend with at some point. Though, maybe he’ll go full Trekkie and clear that problem. 🙂
Just when I thought this month couldn’t get better, I see this – Star Wars month! Love it, and the new header! 🙂
Aw yeah, it’s gonna be all Star Wars, all the time. Well, that and some other stuff, but I’ll mash it all with SW.