It’s BeMac Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the 193rd “Before the Coffee Machine” this midweek, the night of Ascension Bridge for many people. What we will especially remember today is that the intergalactic Star Wars saga is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The first movie “A New Hope” of the first “Star Wars” trilogy was released in the United States on May 25, 1977 in its original version. Regarding the expression of the day, during the coffee break you can say that today you have to “go to Tataouine”. To conclude the little tour on this twenty-fifth day of May, it is also Saint Sophia.
45 years ago, the first episode of the Star Wars saga was released on the big screen
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away … was released in cinemas on a planet called Earth, the first episode of the Star Wars saga, the first film in the original trilogy, which was to achieve worldwide success, which is still undeniably not today, despite the many rebroadcasts on television.
Georges Lucas had been working on the Star Wars script since the early 1970s, but it was not until 1975 that he felt ready to pitch his ideas for Hollywood studios, although at the time he still did not have a complete history outline. He will later explain that he started in the middle, directly with episode 4, because he did not like the beginning of stories.
Two years later, on May 25, 1977, the original edition was released in theaters in the United States. You must wait until January 31, 1997 to view the special edition. In France, Star Wars “A New Hope” was first released on September 11, 1977, before being released in theaters on October 19, 1977 for the original edition and March 19, 1997 for the special edition.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – YouTube
The 3 Star Wars trilogies released in theaters
Star Wars is one of those rare sagas where it takes a little imagination to keep up. It must be said that the original trilogy was released in 1977, while the prelogy, whose story happened before, was released in 1999 with the first episode: The Phantom Menace. In 2012, Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars creator George Lucas’ production company Lucasfilm for $ 4 billion relaunched the saga. We’ll have to wait until 2015 to see the first movie in the third trilogy: The Force Awakens.
What’s the order of the Star Wars episodes?
Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Title IV: A New Hope (1977)
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
It should also be noted that the universe of the Star Wars galaxy is not limited to cinemas or amusement parks. He has also managed to find a place on television over the years with The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance and more recently: The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett.
This year, Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released on May 27th. Initially, the first episode of the series was to be released on May 25, the day of the release of the very first film in the saga: “A New Hope” on Disney +, but it seems that this is no longer the case, and it will then need to wait each week to watch each episode available exclusively on its own subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform.
Then there is Andor, the series based on the Cassian Andor pilot from the movie Rogue One, which is coming soon on the Disney + streaming platform, and Ahsoka, a spin-off of The Mandalorian, centered on the character Ahsoka Tano, who is due to arrive. year … or next year.
On the other hand, there is no reference to “Star Wars 45th anniversary” on the Google search engine website. Do not look if he has decided to offer us an Easter egg, as we like them for this Star Wars day, that’s not the case … at least for now.
“May the Force be with you” is celebrated every year on May 4th.
We must also not forget that every year on May 4, we also celebrate “May the Power be with you”. On this day, the hashtags #MayThe4thBeWithYou and #StarWarsDay by force take first place, they become trendy in the internet’s intergalactic universe. If you have not looked in the calendar this month, then you have skipped that we last Wednesday, May 4, were “May the Fourth” in English in the text. From there to hear “May the Force be with you” (May the Force be with you in French), there is only one step that fans of the Star Wars saga hurried to take a long time ago, many years already.
In the meantime … the power must be with you!
Expression of the day: go to Tataouine
This is the phrase you will need to place in your conversation of the day during the coffee break: “go to Tataouine”. And it has nothing to do with it being the 45th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, even though it looks like Tatooine, the desert planet deep inside the universe. But as with Luke, that means you will go very far, to go to the end of the world. In short, the daily routine is not for you and you will take an X-wing or a place in the Millennium Falcon to see if there are other inhabited planets in our galaxy, at worst if the weather is more gentle in another department.
This Wednesday, May 25, it’s also Saint Sophia
Today we celebrate Saint Sophia. Saint Sophia, or Saint Sophia of Rome, was a Christian martyr who was tortured in Rome around 137. She came from a rich Roman family and raised her three daughters in the religion and godliness of Christ. The Greek names of his three daughters, Pistis, Elpis and Agapi, have been translated into French and Russian: they are Faith (or Vera), Hope (or Nadège) and Agapé (Charity) (according to Wikipedia), respectively. On our site, we wish congratulations on the birthday of Sophie Thatcher, the interpreter of Drash in the series The Book of Boba Fett.
(Reading time: 3 minutes | The illustration of our article comes from a recording on YouTube without using a lightsaber to cut the video to the right dimensions)