What’s May the Fourth without Star Wars videos?
Star Wars Day Greeting from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan
Posted on May 4, 2014
“Straight from London, Star Wars Episode VII director and writer, J.J. Abrams along with writer Lawrence Kasdan have a quick video message for Star Wars fans this May the 4th.”
A Star Wars Day Message from NASA
Published on Apr 28, 2014
“In celebration of Star Wars Day, NASA flight engineer Rick Mastracchio hopes to deliver a special message from the International Space Station. Little does he know, however, that the Empire plans to jam his transmissions. Thankfully, R2-D2 is on the case.”
And in the following, R2-D2 collides with Disney culture. Is this the shape of things to come?
R2-D2’s Secret D23 Star Wars Day Message
Published on May 2, 2014
“R2-D2, ever the custodian of secret messages, heads to the Disney D23 offices to deliver a special Star Wars Day transmission.”
The Big Bang Theory
“The Proton Transmogrification,” S7 Ep22
As the gang celebrates Star Wars Day, Sheldon has difficulty dealing with the death of Professor Proton (Bob Newhart).
Click here to see the episode.
Star Wars Rebels: Full Trailer (Official)
Published on May 4, 2014
“The rebellion has begun. This Star Wars Rebels full trailer offers an extended look at the upcoming animated series.
“Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time.
“Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.”