Forty-six years ago today, Star Wars: A New Hope opened in theaters and changed cinema forever.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas introduced us to a phenomenon that would change the course of cinematic history forever. Today, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi,” the epic conclusion to the original trilogy.
Luke’s adventures became my own and they inspired me during even the most mundane tasks. The first time I ever walked into a bar I was a thousand miles from home, surrounded by strange sights and sounds – and stranger people. I could’ve sworn I heard the bartender say “Your droids, they’ll have to wait outside. We don’t want them here.”
On February 23, 1980, my favorite Jedi made his debut on the classic variety show!
After a long, hard week scavenging droids, your average Jawa likes nothing better than to kick back on the weekend and enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage. Water becomes so tiresome. Tatooine becomes so tiresome. It is, after all, the planet that is farthest from the bright center of the universe, to paraphrase Luke Skywalker.
“Thank the maker!”, Disney+ has added the 1985 animated series, “Droids” to its Star Wars Vintage Collection today!
On episode 52 of the Star Wars Reporter PODCAST, our nerdy scoundrels will be discussing the Return of the Jedi! Get ready for an Ewok filled hour with speeder bikes, lightsaber battles and another Deathstar to destroy! It will be a “Yub Nub” good time!
On the milestone episode 50 of the Star Wars Reporter PODCAST, our gang of scoundrels, fans and nerds will be discussing the movie that started it all – A NEW HOPE!
The Classic Muppet Show Series Returns February on Disney+