Happy Star Wars Day to all.
“No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.”
The obvious reason for choosing May 4th as Star Wars day is the homophone between “May the 4th be with you” and “May the Force be with you.” But the lore behind the day does not end there. As ABC News reports:
German news TV channel N24 mistranslated George Lucas in an 2005 interview, interpreting his famous line, “May the Force be with you,” as “Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen” (We are with you on May 4). Thus a holiday was born.
The first film was released on May 25th, 1977 and I can’t help thinking that Lucas missed an opportunity there.
These posters come from this website which has a number of Propaganda Posters for both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance.
To celebrate Star Wars Day here are some links to Star Wars Geekery:
The Telegraph has some articles in celebration of the day, including one describing what the cast members are doing today, and one that reviews the 5 best characters from the series.
In case you are not yet a Star Wars fan, here is a wikiHow guide to becoming a Star Wars fan (I did not know fandom required a guide).
Wookieepedia for all the Star Wars information and Trivia you could wish to know.
A post from Thinksquad with a bunch of Photoshopped pictures.
And a tribute to my favourite character, Chewbacca: