May the 4th Be With You!

And with the Sith too! #maythe4th #starwars #nerdholidays

Mrs. Enginerd - Nerd Whisperer

On May 25th, 1977, George Lucas unveiled to the masses his most prized possession: The Star Wars Universe. Thousands did lines around the movie theaters’ blocks to witness the onscreen magic and special effects that made this franchise a cult classic and part of Americana. It was the first movie to forgo rolling opening credits, and that started the movie with a scrolling preface. The technology used was leap and bounds ahead of conventional movie making and its progenitor companies, Skywalker Sound, THX and Industrial Light and Magic, would become juggernauts in their own right within the film industry. Not to mention what it did to cement Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop as the leading authority in the subject.

wp-1462382756416.jpg Taken from Cookie Monster’s Facebook page.

For a couple of years now, I have noticed that May the 4th, known also as Star Wars Day, has become a very popular and world…

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