Thursday Thoughts: May the Fourth … (you know the rest).

Or maybe you don’t. Just ask the sci-fi nerd in your life.

I wonder if George Lucas thought that it would be a thing. Not the Star Wars craze but the Star Wars phrase. Anyway, here are my thoughts on the franchise, keeping in mind I saw the first one in the theater when it came out.

The first three released episodes (IV, V, VI) were the best. The next (I,II,III) were the worst. I thought that the technology in those seemed far more advanced than what was shown in the original three. Episodes VII, VIII, and IX returned the excitement to the series (and the technology matched the historical sequence).

When Disney took over, two things were bound to happen, one: they were going to milk it for all its worth, and two: well, just the first one because it feels like overkill at times with so many spinoffs, some good, some not, and others I have no time to invest in. In order of my favorites:

– Rogue One
– The Mandalorian (haven’t started the 3rd season yet)
– Han Solo

Haven’t watched Obi-wan, but I’m not sure I will, and there are animated series and a couple others in the works, but I think I’m Star Wars-ed out.

Here’s a cartoon from last year:

To celebrate, here are a couple of science fiction book promos so you can find and support your new favorite sci-fi writer (it’s me, right? 😉).



Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

2 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts: May the Fourth … (you know the rest).

  1. My feelings on the Star Wars franchise has evolved over time …

    In other news, my sister beat me to the punch yesterday. She said, “May the 4th be with you.” I couldn’t believe it had slipped my mind.

    I used to reserve a whole day, from morning to evening watching Episodes I – VI back to back … with interludes of snack and video game time.

    Nice post, Leon.

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