Star Wars Day: May the Fourth be with you
May 4, 2017
Bumbumbum buuuuum BUUUUUM bumbumbum BUUUUUM bummm bumbumbum BUUUUUM bum bumbumbum buuuuuuuum. That's right, folks — Star Wars Day is nearly upon us. It's time to don your robes and grab your lightsabers and settle in for a movie marathon with a cup of blue milk in hand.
For those who don't know, Thursday, May 4, marks a glorious time in history — the celebration of an iconic sci-fi franchise that has grown to define a large portion of entertainment for the past few decades. Why May 4? It's all in the date's lisp-y pronunciation: "May the [fourth] be with you."
Now that South Shore's ski resorts are closed and the current weather forecast isn't looking too good on Thursday anyway, you might as well be a shut-in and binge-watch one of the greatest film series of all time (in all, the movies — including the recent additions of "The Force Awakens" and "Rogue One" — come to a total of nearly 18 hours in length).
There are countless theories regarding the best methods for watching Star Wars, ranging from the Machete Order (Episode 4, 5, 2, 3, 6 and finally 7) to the Storyteller Order (Episode 4, 1, 2, 5, 3, 6 and 7) and more (a quick Google search will supply a plethora of results).
Most of the methods haven't been modified to include "Rogue One," but you should definitely watch it right before Episode 4 regardless — the plots synchronize perfectly. While some methods preserve the story so you experience the least amount of spoilers, I recommend you go with the old school way and watch them all in chronological order, even the ones you wish weren't created (looking at you, "Phantom Menace").
Regardless of how you choose to watch, be sure to celebrate in style with a Princess Leia-inspired hairdo. As Darth Vader says, this will be a day long remembered. May the Fourth be with you.