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Happy Star Wars Day 2018


Star Wars – Well, it is May 4th again and time to celebrate Star Wars Day (You know, “May the 4th be With You”). The day’s activities are in full swing as I have seen many posts on Twitter and Facebook already.

If you still want to do something to celebrate, you will find a few suggestions in “5 NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE STAR WARS DAY“. Ideas from watching one or more of the films with friends to cooking up something special. There are even recipes (“5 BLUE MILK RECIPES FOR STAR WARS DAY“) for creating your own “blue bantha milk” to serve your guests. Also check out “10 best May the Fourth activities” for more ideas on how to celebrate. You can also check out “” for even more ideas for celebrating Star Wars Day.

If you are in the Austin area you may want to take part in the 4th Annual “May the 4th” Celebration at the 4th Tap! They have a great Star Wars Day Celebration planned! Other Worlds Austin has curated a fantastic program of Star Wars fan films:


They will also have contests and provide prizes for the Best Costume, Wookiee Mating Call, and Yoda Impression.

The doors open for the event at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:15pm. Admission is FREE! Vendors, merchandise, and more! 4th Tap Brewing Co-op (10615 Metric Blvd., Austin, TX 78758)

There are various companies making special offers in celebration of Star Wars Day. Some of them include:

However you choose to celebrate today MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!


Trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Trailers – The trailer for the Han Solo stand-alone movie due in theaters this May is out. This looks like it will be another great story. The synopsis per IMDB:

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

I’m looking forward to this next installment to the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Fan Film – “Dawn of Resistance”

Star Wars – The short, award-winning Star Wars fan film “Dawn of Resistance” was published to YouTube in April of 2016 by gazcarr. This is a sequel to the Star Wars fan film “The Secret in the Sand“.

I think that this is a well-done film, but it is unclear to me what the plot is. I am impressed that “This movie was shot in 2 days with nothing but a Canon 5D3 and a tripod”.


Star Wars Fan Film “The Secret in the Sand” Special Edition

Short FilmsStar Wars – The short (27:31) Star Wars fan film “The Secret in The Sand” was published to YouTube in February of 2012 by gazcarr. More than 85% of the 2.5+ million viewers gave this film a “thumbs up” rating.

It wasn’t a bad film and for the time in which it was made, not bad special effects. I would rate this as a 4 out of 5.

Star Wars Fan Film “Shadows and Ice”

Short FilmsStar Wars – The short (14:06) Star Wars fan film “Shadows and Ice” was published to YouTube in May of 2017 by Apsis Motion Pictures. This film has a story behind it:

In late 2016, we were asked to help make a Star Wars Fan Film for a make-a-wish grantee, Gavin. He was involved in the whole process, a script was written based on his ideas, worked and reworked based on discussions around how to produce it. He was present on all the principle shoot days, and signed off on the edit before visual effects were done. Then, months later, he got to see the finished film at a premiere event.

I thought that this was a very well done fan film, with a good story. I give it a 4.5 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.

Star Wars Fan Film – “The Sable Corsair”

Star WarsShort Films – The short (4:58) Star Wars fan film “The Sable Corsair” was published to YouTube in April of 2017 by Nick Finch. The synopsis:

With bounties on their heads in every system and The Empire in constant pursuit, the crew of The Sable Corsair are among the most elusive smugglers in the galaxy. During a mission to deliver weapons and supplies to a Rebel base on Galidraan IV, the ship encounters a huge Imperial blockade. During the fight, The Corsair’s navigation systems are badly damaged, leaving the ship floating helplessly in space. CAPTAIN ZAC ARRAN, in a desperate attempt to save his crew, makes the jump to hyperspace… but with the navigation systems gone, the ship is flying blind. They emerge in an uncharted system and the damaged vessel crashes on a desolate, seemingly uninhabited planet…

I thought that this was one of the better fan films. It was well produced, pretty well acted and had a different location than the typical forest. It has been well received as it has earned a 9.2/10 on IMDB. It also received the “Audience Choice” award at the 2016 STAR WARS Fan Film Awards held in London,UK.

Star Wars Fan Film “Vector”

Star WarsShort Films – The short (8:08) Star Wars fan film “Vector” combines Star Wars with what appear to be zombies. This film was published to YouTube in January of 2017 by Christopher Velazquez.

I am not sure what to say about this film. I am not a fan of zombies. It is not a bad production and had OK special effects. It claims to be “Part 1 of 3” implying sequels. I’m not sure if I would take the time to watch them or not. That all said, it is clear that a lot of time and effort was put into this production.

Star Wars Fan Film “The Way of Darkness”

Short Films – The short (10:09) Star Wars fan film “The Way of Darkness” was posted to YouTube in March of 2017 by MovieCap. The film was made in France and the dialogue is all in French, but the video is pretty well done and you get the gist of the story  by just following the action. The film was made by Scouts and Guides of France.