The internet is full of all kinds of mashup videos. And those that are lucky enough to go viral can hopefully last a lifetime rather than be a flash in the pan. But for YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja, his mashup of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Star Wars to tell the story of A New Hope may last a lifetime.
These videos are a hilarious parody that swaps out lyrics of The Beatles’ iconic album and trades them in for vital Star Wars plot points. All of which you can see just by the titles like “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans/With Illicit Help From Your Friends” or “Luke is in the Desert.” You can watch the videos below.
Last month we saw the announcement of another Force for Change collaboration between Star Wars and Omaze in which fans would have the chance to win the ultimate Star Wars experience while also supporting a great cause.
Now, just in time for May the 4th, a bonus prize for that contest has been revealed: the chance to have lunch with Mark Hamill in LA and see The Last Jedi before it opens to the public in a special pre-screening.
To help promote the contest and announce the bonus prize, Hamill recently shocked a handful of unsuspecting superfans when he showed up as their surprise co-star while re-creating iconic scenes from the movies. You can see their reactions in the video below, followed by all the details.
Today is a great day across the galaxy. Every year, May the 4th provides Star Wars fans with a chance to spread their love, and in recent years it’s gotten easier with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last December.
Fandango is using its “force” as the world’s biggest supplier of movie tickets to spread the Star Wars fandom through their streaming service FandangoNOW. FandangoNOW began in early 2016 after the company acquired the streaming site M-GO, and allows movie fans to watch over 50,000 films and TV shows on a pay-as-you-go basis without a subscription.
I have had a tough time this year coming up with a topic for this most important date, May The 4th, aka Star Wars Day. So I’m going to just speak from the heart about the tragedy that befell my family thanks to my own selfishness and thoughtlessness. Beware, for this could happen to you, too!
A year ago, I wrote a piece about how my daughter had recently discovered and become enamored with Star Wars, or at least the six films we had at that time. I fixated, yes I chose that word correctly, on her love of the franchise and how I felt vindicated in raising this amazing little mini-me. I spoke longingly of that which once was and my hopes of what might be. All of this happened over half a year before the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, came to theaters near us all. I wrote how I respected creator George Lucas for his vision, if not for his revisions. I did all of this before I saw the new film. The new film that Disney created.
Over the years, “May the 4th” has taken on a life of its own. What began as a pun on the famous Star Wars quote “May The Force be with you,” has now become a global holiday that has spilled over into non-geek sectors. Every major retailer is offering deals in honor of this observance, and even people who aren’t mega-fans of the franchise were on social media bright and early this morning to wish others a “Happy Star Wars Day.”