It’s Star Wars Day, and fans everywhere are looking to celebrate one of the fandom’s most beloved days by reviewing some of their favorite contributions to the ever-growing franchise.
What began as a clever play on words (“Let the Fourth Be with You”) blossomed into a full annual Star Wars franchise celebration on May 4 each year. It’s time for people all over the world to commit to their fandom. It used to mean watching three movies overeat, but over the years, the canonical Skywalker Saga has become nine films, as well as countless spin-off movies and television projects.
This often leaves many wondering what to look for to celebrate the big day and where to find it. Fortunately, thanks to the launch of its own streaming service, the Disney-owned franchise can be found entirely at Disney +.
However, this does not mean that it is easy to know what to watch. Traditionalists may choose to view the canonical Skywalker Saga, which includes New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Phantom Menace, Clone Attack, and Revenge of the Sith. “The Force Awakens,”
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While this is a rewarding endeavor for anyone interested in the genre, it’s hardly the only way to celebrate the franchise in 2021.
On the film side, Lucasfilm hit the gas with spinoffs like “Rogue One” and “Solo,” which tell stories on the fringes of the main storyline, such as how the rebels stole plans for “Death Star” and the origins of everyone’s favorite. swindler, Khan Solo. In the meantime, it’s never been a better time to be a TV fanatic and a Star Wars fan at the same time, as Disney + brings together older shows like Clone Wars and Rebels in one convenient place.
In addition, Mouse House doubled the franchise by creating shows like “The Mandalorian,” which currently has two seasons and expects countless spinoffs. The streaming service even led to the celebration of Star Wars Day with the launch of a brand new animated series, The Bad Batch, which follows a select, elite group of cloned soldiers at the beginning of the Empire’s rise.
While all of these options are great for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world created by George Lucas all those years ago, production enthusiasts can expect to find some useful documentaries just for making shows like “The Mandalorian and the Star Wars impact had a pop culture available on Disney’s only streaming platform.
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In short, if you have a Disney + subscription, there are no wrong answers when it comes to Star Wars content, so just dive in and let Force be your guide. However, if you want to celebrate the big day and do not have a subscription, there is still hope.
Many may choose to dust off their old paper copies for viewing. However, not all DVD and Blu-ray versions of the original trilogy are created the same.
As WIRED notes, Lucasfilm has released several different remastered versions of the films since its first hit theaters in 1977. The first film, for example, was previously reworked in 1981 to add “New Hope” to the title. In 1997, special editions of the film with tweaks were released. 2004 saw the biggest digital remastering of the first three home movies, followed by another in 2011 when they were released in 1080p for Blu-ray players.
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So if you find an old copy of Star Wars and want to see if your DVD or Blu-ray player is still working, it might be worth checking the date in the box to see which version of the movies you are watching. .
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That said, every Star Wars fan will tell you that May 4th is less about what you watch and more about connecting with every other fan of the franchise in some way. So, let the fourth be with you to overeat.