May the Fourth Be With You! Thanks to that now famous play on words, May the 4th has now become every year’s official Star Wars day. So, time to think of parties, costume events, and anywhere else where you can dress up and flaunt your inner Wookiee. And we have the colored contact lenses to complete your look.
These days, you expect to see a new, thoroughly eye-popping special effects movie released virtually every week. Aliens, strange worlds, and weird science now permeate film culture. But we’d still be watching disaster movies and flicks about giant sharks if it weren’t for the one film that started it all.
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When Star Wars exploded on the scene back in 1977, nobody knew just how much it would take a hold of the world, or for how long. Just when the buzz began to die down, writer/director George Lucas announced it would be a trilogy. Then, somewhere along the line, he let it drop that there would be six films in all. Star Wars fandom was well and truly established, with conventions and costume parties revving up and gaining momentum. But it didn’t end there.
After the original trilogy had been and gone – twenty years passed slowly by. Just when fans thought there would be no more adventures set in a galaxy far, far away, along came the prequels – a new trilogy which explored Darth Vader’s formative years before he swapped his blond hero-locks for that scuba helmet from Hell. And so, in 2005, the prequels had their run. Save for a couple of animated spin-offs, it seemed certain that the Saga’s fate was sealed. The prospect of new films was light-years away. George Lucas retired. That, it seemed, was that.
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But fans got the surprise of their lives when the internet was set alight by news that the big GL had sold the franchise to Disney for more money than even Han Solo could imagine, and that new films would start rolling out by 2015. Fans could scarcely believe their luck. More films were only around the corner, scheduled for release on consecutive years—and perhaps forever more.
Partiers, rejoice! There is now even more reason to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, attend that convention, or spearhead that themed party. Then there is the Star Wars Celebration (which takes place every year in the US and Europe, attracting thousands of devoted fans). Stride into the event dressed as Darth Maul, or maybe as lava-eyed dark apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Then, of course, there is a whole host of intergalactic aliens to choose from—and this is where colored contacts really come into their own when your own baby blues just seem too boringly human.