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Star Wars Day: And Then There Were Seven
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Title Card

I have had a tough time this year coming up with a topic for this most important date, May The 4th, aka Star Wars Day. So I’m going to just speak from the heart about the tragedy that befell my family thanks to my own selfishness and thoughtlessness. Beware, for this could happen to you, too!

A year ago, I wrote a piece about how my daughter had recently discovered and become enamored with Star Wars, or at least the six films we had at that time. I fixated, yes I chose that word correctly, on her love of the franchise and how I felt vindicated in raising this amazing little mini-me. I spoke longingly of that which once was and my hopes of what might be. All of this happened over half a year before the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, came to theaters near us all. I wrote how I respected creator George Lucas for his vision, if not for his revisions. I did all of this before I saw the new film. The new film that Disney created.

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Star Wars Day: Fun With BladeBuilders Lightsabers
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Star Wars Day May the 4th package

Greetings, and Happy Star Wars Day to you all.

Over the years, “May the 4th” has taken on a life of its own. What began as a pun on the famous Star Wars quote “May The Force be with you,” has now become a global holiday that has spilled over into non-geek sectors. Every major retailer is offering deals in honor of this observance, and even people who aren’t mega-fans of the franchise were on social media bright and early this morning to wish others a “Happy Star Wars Day.”

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Star Wars Day: ‘Hamilton’ Creator Performs ‘Jabba Flow’ With J.J. Abrams
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cantina song

It’s May 4, otherwise known to Jedi, Sith Lords, Bounty Hunters, and Younglings as Star Wars Day, aka “May the 4th.” Of course many of us are sharing our favorite Star Wars moments and photos on social media, but there is one video that getting fans of both the iconic film franchise and those of the musical hit Hamilton (which was just nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards) all a buzz. A new video has just surfaced showing Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sharing his love of all things Star Wars by performing with J.J. Abrams “Jabba Flow,” the cantina song that he wrote for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out the video here below.

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May The 4th: When The 1976 Comic-Con Teased The First ‘Star Wars’
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Star Wars Mark Hamill

Since today, May the 4th, marks the annual celebration of that film in the galaxy far, far away known to the billions of generations as Star Wars, I thought it would be fun to go back to 1976, the year right before the film was released when filming was still underway and a generation of science-fiction fans were being teased with elements and characters from the upcoming space opera, most notably at that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The SDCC that everyone knows today circa 2016 was nothing like what it was four decades ago. There was no social media; there was no hint of that kind of anticipatory buzz that comes with each upcoming Con as the New Year bell tolls; cosplay was a term that was non-existent in those days, as well as even trying to get licensed or unlicensed for that matter favorite character paraphernalia to dress up in. You wanted a Spidey mask to wear? You best ask your mom to ask your grandmother to knit one out of itchy yarn. The things that Comic-Con goers take and see as gospel in today’s climate was light years away, unheard of, in 1976.

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Star Wars Day: These ARE The Droids You’re Looking For
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Star Wars Return of the Jedi: May the 4th Darth Vader

The truth: I was having trouble coming up with a Star Wars Day “May the Fourth” feature that would be just as good or better than what I wrote last year. I had more time then, I do a lot of reviews now, and my brain wasn’t working. Luckily, I ran into my friends Brad and Christine who provided me with an idea. Based on the passion with which they spoke about it, it seemed like something worth talking about, especially since “Hans shot first” is obviously out of the way. The question?

Why doesn’t Darth Vader or Obi-Wan acknowledge C-3PO (or R2-D2), when the former built Threepio as a child and hung around a lot with R2, and the latter spent so much time with them?

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The Drill Down 325: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of The 4th
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This week, tech giants take a stand against the FCC, Russia restricts free speech for bloggers, China’s about to launch an IPO that may dwarf Facebook, Who really won Samsung vs. Apple? …and < em>Star Wars the way it was really meant to be seen…

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It’s Not Wise To Upset A Wookiee: The Wisdom Of Being Raised On ‘Star Wars’
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Here we are celebrating May The 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, once again. And I was going to try and write up something based on the new movie coming out or something cool about the cast…but I decided to go a different route. Today, I’m going to tell you about some of the most influential Star Wars-related things that have occurred in my life, starting with the original movie.

I was six when the first Star Wars film hit theaters and, as we all know, that’s a highly impressionable age. The film amazed me, as I’m sure it did virtually everyone. But the true influence at that time was the line of toys that accompanied it. My first three figures were Darth Vader, R2-D2, and C-3PO. I remember being angry that the local stores were sold out when we were out shopping, but my ever-awesome Aunt Cathy managed to find those three action figures somewhere and gave them to me for my birthday about a month after the movie came out. It was the beginning of 35 years of collecting, though I had no idea of that at the time.

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May the 4th: ‘Star Wars’ Mos Eisley Cantina Videos
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Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina band auditions College Humor

For May The 4thStar Wars Day — YouTube recently released videos for their “May the 4th be with YouTube” initiative. This year, YouTube Space LA and Lucasfilm gave four YouTube Channels the opportunity to shoot and produce an original video inspired by Star Wars on a Mos Eisley Cantina replica set. You can watch those videos that were created here below.

I probably don’t need to tell you all this, but the Mos Eisley Cantina is seen in the first Star Wars (as I like to call it), now known as Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (I do not call it this). When Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 go to Mos Eisley (located on Luke’s home planet Tattooine), Kenobi says of the spaceport, “There’s never been a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” The group goes to the Mos Eisley Cantina to look for a transport to the Alderaan system (although, the droids end up having to wait outside, since the bar doesn’t “serve their kind”) and that’s where Luke first meets Millennium Falcon pilot Han Solo and his co-pilot, the wookiee Chewbecca. The Cantina is also the setting of the controversial showdown between Han Solo and the bounty hunter Greedo.

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Send A Free E-Card For ‘Star Wars’ Day May The 4th
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Star Wars May The 4th Day ecard from Hallmark

Happy Star Wars Day – otherwise known as May The 4th (as in “May The 4th Be With You”).

In honor of this special occasion, Hallmark is offering up a FREE Star Wars May The 4th e-card. The animated e-card (with sound) features the Ewoks of Return Of The Jedi celebrating on Endor with R2-D2.

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‘Star Wars’ May The 4th Deals!
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In honor of today being May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, Amazon is running several sales on Star Wars-themed products.

Gear
Exclusive Star Wars Rebels Tees – $24 each
Five t-shirts available, all created by the artists behind the upcoming Disney XD television series Star Wars Rebels. Deal valid now through 5/10/2014.
— Save 35% on a Star Wars Lightsabers
— Limited Edition Star Wars Headphones

Kindle/Books/Graphic Novels
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – $1.99
Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction – $1.99
Graphic Novels
Choose from graphic novel adaptations of all six movies of the Star Wars saga, as well as The Clone Wars for young readers, Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi, star Wars Legacy, and more.

View more of Amazon’s Star Wars-themed deals in honor of Star Wars Day and May the 4th Be With You!

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