Yup, it is Star Wars Day. The one day a year when all Star Wars fans prove how truly nerdy they are.
Be sure to say ‘May the Fourth be with you’ to a non-nerd today and be amused at the pitying head shake you will no doubt receive.
I have already gotten several.
And oh yes, Fox has chosen this most holy of holy days to announce that the Star Wars Saga will be released on Blu-Ray in September 2011.
What does this mean for Star Wars fans? It means we will all soon own the original Star Wars trilogy in 3 different video formats. Go us!
Three pieces of sci-fi news in my Google Reader grabbed my attention this morning.
The first is that John Williams is turning 79 today. Don’t know who John Williams is? Well you’ve heard his music, even if you don’t realize it. He has worked on the soundtracks for Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and even Harry Potter!
The second is that Jeri Ryan has confirmed that she will reprise her roll as Sonya Blade in the upcoming Mortal Kombat webseries and movie.
And finally, as you have probably seen from the Google homepage, today is Jules Verne’s birthday.
He is perhaps the most famous science fiction author of all time and deserves all the attention he is getting.
“Obi-Wan already has a brown Snuggie!”
Although he is a decent actor, Kurt Russell was not meant to be Han Solo.
I read about this on Moviefone, which recently put together a bunch of interesting screen tests. You can see Dustin Hoffman practice being Tootsie, and Tobey Maguire working out the kinks being Spiderman.
So I’m not sure how I read about or ran across this website, but the awesomeness was just too much. I simply HAD to share it with all of you.
Now, recently I named the Star Wars Trilogy as #2 on my top 10 favourite sci-fi movies. And what I didn’t put in my explanation (I assumed it was understood) was that one of the reasons I loved Return of the Jedi was *drumroll* Princess Leia’s gold bikini.
Now I saw Return of the Jedi when I was just a young lad. It is quite possible that seeing this scene was the turning point in my thinking girls have cooties, to thinking they are beautiful.
Thanks Star Wars!
Now, the full costume will run you over $450, but if you have a girlfriend willing to wear it, seems it could be a small price to pay :)
Oh, and in less important news,the Star Wars trilogies will be released on Blu-Ray next year. Sweeeet.