For those we were born on an island, the month of May -- perhaps May 4th in particular -- has become a celebration of all things Star Wars. Why? Well, the original premiered in the month of May -- as did many others in the Skywalker Saga (until JJ Abrams came on-the-scene, that is, and kinda/sorta bastardized the tradition) ... so the subtle alphabetic tweaking of 'May Fourth' to 'May The Fourth Be With You' is clearly a capitalist-inspired creation to continue pushing some welcome products, throwing viewing parties, and maybe even "having a bad feeling about this" but in a good, wholesome, and respectful way.
And -- if you didn't know -- The Empire Strikes Back is turning forty years young this year, giving Star Wars fans, loyalists, and Jedis even more cause to travel once more to that galaxy far, far away. We here at SciFiHistory.Net will be occasionally posting some TESB trivia to commemorate this anniversary, so I encourage you to be watching this space and our feed on Twitter to keep up with some of the more interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits I've been able to find.
As always, may the Force be with us ... and live long and prosper!