I am not too sure how many of you would have noted May the fourth as a special day. But it has to be one of my favourite days of the year… because it’s STAR WARS DAY!
In the past thirty years or so movies have changed from a lovely little story that was usually viewed once or twice in the cinema… To these monstrous money-making machines that enable fans the privilege of not only coming home with you in DVD form (to watch endlessly in absolute bliss), but also in the form of other types of merchandise from games and clothing to figurines and even Darth Vader spatulas (to make sure your pancakes don’t succumb to the dark side).
As I indulged in my celebratory Star Wars watching marathon, it got me thinking about wether the creators of Star Wars had any inclination of the cult status it would achieve thirty seven years after it’s first release. It’s quite exciting to think that there are businesses are out there, managed by people who are passionate about what they do (just like George Lucas) that are on the brink of ultimate success, but they just don’t know it yet!
For all of the Star Wars fans out there… may the force be with you.