Star Wars is one of the most popular film franchises of all time, and there”s no better way to celebrate it than Star Wars Day. This day, held annually on May 4 (as in, “May the fourth be with you”), first became an organized celebration several years ago. Now, it”s a regular tradition on May 4 to bust out your Jedi costume, grab a lightsaber, and binge watch the entire original trilogy.
In the spirit of Star Wars Day, we”re here to bring you only the most important Star Wars factoids to impress your force-wielding friends. Some of these might even make you watch the movies again to rediscover the films” magic.
George Lucas didn”t direct all three Star Wars movies.
The sound of Darth Vader”s ventilator can instantly calm down a child.
Darth Vader himself, however, will scare your kids for days.
There”s a tennis shoe flying in space in Return of the Jedi.
There was also a potato hidden in The Empire Strikes Back.
Some of the sets used in the first Star Wars film are still in perfect condition in Tunisia.
Hell exists in the Star Wars mythology.
The Imperial March (Darth Vader”s theme) sounds pretty scary when it”s played on the piano.
Watching a stormtrooper perform the song might be slightly scarier.
Minor characters in Star Wars have some truly ridiculous names.
Everyone thought that Star Wars would be a massive failure at the box office.
Yoda is much cuter as a dog than as a green puppet.
Though I still think the dog named Yoda is the ugliest of all.
20th Century Fox made a long-lost Star Wars holiday TV movie with the film”s original cast.
The theme song to Star Wars will make any Christmas display infinitely better.
One of my goals in life is to see the Star Wars Holiday Special. In case that never happens, though, I still have some awesome Christmas decorations to tide me over!