A long time ago in a galaxy far,
Star Wars released its VII Episode today. That’s VII Episodes of C-3PO, R2-D2 and everything from that evocative Main Title, to the iconic medal ceremony. It’s also VII Episodes of Star Wars fans.
The Saga has endured good Episodes and bad Episodes, but even during the hiatuses between the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy and Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars was never forgotten. It has always been loved. Star Wars fans are as loyal and passionate as Chewbacca is to Han Solo. There cannot be a Master without an Apprentice, an R2 series astromech droid without a 3PO unit. Star Wars fans recognise the magic of the Force, their own madness and the fact that since STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the Journal of the Whills (George Lucas) premièred on XXV May MCMLXXVII, Star Wars has been one of the most powerful Forces in the Galaxy.
Star Wars fans are the Human celebration of Star Wars… the Saga itself is a celebration of empathy and positivity. Today Star Wars: the Force Awakens (J. J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt) officially premièred. Plus, it’s also available in III-D, following a Saga marathon in a number of cinemas. Episode VII’s release has been hyped following the release of a trailer on Monday Night Football. The Force visions foretell what is certain: the Force will surround the cinemas, penetrate the auditoriums and bind the audience together.
The concept of Star Wars Episode VII has been long desired since the release of Episode VI, RETURN OF THE JEDI on XXV May MCMLXXXIII. And now, it’s finally real. One expects Episode VII to be a celebration of the past, as well as the future. It’s said that this Saga will release I film a year until there’s no longer a desire for that. I can’t see that happening. Episodes I – VI have already been told. Episode IX will follow in MXIX. Hopefully Episode XII will follow that in MXXV, X years from now. If ever there were a time to become excited about Star Wars, now has never been more appropriate.
I for one intend to follow this Saga through to its end, and inevitably it will outlive me, and you.
Every generation has a story.
May the Force be with all of us… always.