May the 4th (as in May the 4th be with you) has become a national holiday for nerds everywhere. It’s Star Wars day. To celebrate Star Wars day this year, I asked Steve Fitch, of Star Wars Reporter, to join me for a chat about the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer, the new theme park, the TV cartoons and — oh yeah — that time he met MARK HAMILL. We also commiserated over the frustrations of a nerd parent whose child doesn’t obsess over fandoms like they do.
We also gave away a First Order Stormtrooper (Jakku Edition) to cap off the day. Here’s the video of May the Fourth. I have a topic breakdown below the video.
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3:51 Steve’s experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.
7:04 Discussion about the trailer for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.
8:54 Discussion about Ewoks and the importance of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
10:45 Discussion about Rey’s parents. Who are they?
15:01 Luke’s try nature and the downfall of the Jedi.
16:42 How Steve feels about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
19:00 What is General Leia Organa’s (Carrie Fisher) role in Rise of Skywalker?
12:40 How Steve feels about Solo: A Star Wars Story.
26:53 Steve talks about meeting Mark Hamill.
30:28 Discussion about Star Wars animated TV series: The Clone Wars, Rebels and Resistance.
35:55 I quiz Steve about the Star Wars universe!
42:05 I randomly select the winner of the First Order Stormtrooper (Jakku Edition).
Thanks, again, to Steve for joining me for my May the 4th celebration. (You couldn’t see it very well, but I wore my Star Wars: The Force Awakens t-shirt from Torrid. It is very slowly shrinking, so it doesn’t cover things as well as it used to!)
How do you celebrate May the 4th? Tell me in the comments!