Happy 30th Birthday, Star Wars!

Star Wars
On May 25, 1977, Star Wars was released, and pop culture history was born. I remember going to see it with my Aunt Zenia, and because we missed the first 10 minutes or so we stayed and watched the next showing. I’ve seen the film and its sequels many times, and having grown up with the phenomena it sort of makes sense that I don’t experience the new trilogy in quite the same way as the old. I still contend that it just sucks compared to the original, though. ;-p

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be adding more stuff to this post as I find it today, but for now I’ll start with an excellent feature called Star Wars Rewired: Interviews, Galleries and More that has a plethora of Star Wars-related articles. If you’re up to it, check out all of the Star Wars posts I’ve made on the blog as well as the del.icio.us bookmarks I’ve tagged as Star Wars (many of which will overlap). Finally, the official film site relaunched today, with a lot of new features:

One of the hallmarks of the new site is a feature that invites fans to remix video and music clips from all six Star Wars movies, as well as add in their own homemade videos. They’ll then be able to share them on the Star Wars site with other fans, as well as embed them in their blogs or profiles on social-networking sites.

Additionally, StarWars.com … will be adding a library of hundreds of Star Wars-related video clips. These include official documentary-style videos, selections from the Star Wars Fan Movie Festival over the years, and user-generated videos inspired by Star Wars like the Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager Web sitcom.

I’ll have to head over there and check things out…

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