May 4 is called Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you”. (source: Wikipedia)
Personally, I’m not a fan. It’s not that I dislike Star Wars, I just never had an affection for the movie series bordering on obsession like so many of my friends seem to have.
And as long as I’m here, I might as well tell you that I never watched any of the Star Trek series or movies with any regularity. The same holds true for Battlestar Galactica or Dr. Who. I share this with you because for some strange reason, people often strike up conversations with me assuming that know as much useless information about sci-fi shows as they do. It’s been this way for as long as I can remember. I can’t explain it except to say that maybe I’m some kind of Nerd Whisperer, but I digress…
As you find your own special ways to celebrate how Star Wars, Star Trek and countless Superhero movies have forever impacted your lives, remember the immortal words of William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise:
Anyway, enjoy your day all you sci-fi fans. You’ll never see me at a Comic-Con convention, but I won’t judge you for being there. Much. Oh, I’m kidding. Live long and prosper.