May the Fourth be with You

A long time in a galaxy far, far away…. there were rebels and the empire involved in a civil war. Long before that, in the time of peace, the Sith Lord acquired an apprentice. This story must be familiar to people of every generation. If the above three lines don’t make sense to you, let’s first facepalm and then tell you we are talking about Star Wars.

The 4th of May is celebrated as Star Wars Day for reasons, well, unknown. The fans popularly greet each other as “May the Fourth be with you”, which is of course, a version of “May the force be with you” from the movie franchise. If you haven’t watched a single movie yet, today might be the best day to catch up. As a great TV character once said “The only people who haven’t seen Star Wars are the people who were in it, because they lived it.

Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShowWe see a lot of classic comics and novels turned into movies and TV series. The Star Wars franchise though is completely different from such movies. Here, the film was made first and based on its popularity, there were books, comics, television series, computer and video games released under the Star Wars expanded universe.
The very first Star Wars released on 25th May 1977 and instantly became a success amassing a fan following, which stayed through the other six films (the prequels were not that bad; no comments about Jar Jar Binks though). This might be the only film franchise, which has been a part of three generations’ childhoods.
Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShowSome say, imitation is the best form of flattery and the year 1978 saw the first parody of Star Wars called Hardware Wars and it went on to become a commercial success. It is one of George Lucas’ favorite Star Wars spoofs. Terms like ‘Lightsaber’ and the ‘Empire’ are now a part of our lingo. On this Star Wars Day we have some facts that might interest you.
1. The buildings built for the shots of Tatooine are still standing in Tunisia and they are also used by locals now as their homes.
Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShow2. The Bounty hunter Bossk’s suit is a recycled spacesuit from Doctor Who (that suit has seen some things in space and time).
Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShow3. The word “ewok” is never said aloud in the entire series (time for a Star Wars marathon again).
4. Every clone trooper suit ever seen was created using CGI. There were never any suits made.
5. The beautiful waterfall cascading through the capital city of Nadoo was actually salt.
6. Ahmed Best, the man behind Jar Jar Binks makes an appearance once in the movie sans his costume.
Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShow7. The phrase “I have a bad feeling about this” is said in every film.
8. Every Star Wars film excluding the ongoing series has been released the week after George Lucas’ birthday on May 14.
9. Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey share almost the exact same production crew.
They fondly call themselves the Class of 2001.
10. David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader (in form, not voice), is banned from attending official Star Wars conventions because George Lucas finds him annoying.
11. Shove a lightsaber in any grown man’s hands and they’re immediately transformed into a giddy kid. Even Ewan McGregor`s not immune: during the lightsaber duels in The Phantom Menace, he made lightsaber sounds that had to be fixed in post-production. Hayden Christensen did the same… (and you would too).
Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShowThe credit for the popularity of the movie franchise can be given to the superior storyline and production but also to the fans who have kept alive the power of the force in their hearts. Here are some of the best cosplays by the fans depicting the characters of the galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars English Sci-Fi Movie - BookMyShow 
It is now time to celebrate Star Wars day with a marathon of the Star Wars movies and by sharing this joy with friends.

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