Finally at six o’clock in the morning the rain that threatened all night drops and I am not so upset that I won’t be going into Center City to get my new comic books but rather I will be watching the countdown hit zero.
At the eight o’clock hour I check my phone to watch the countdown hit the hour mark as I watch another episode of Smallville. A small hope escapes and I wonder if the news that will be revealed in less than an hour will be new news or rehashed news.
My thoughts race, some coherent, some a thread of memory back to when I was five and my father took me to see Star Wars week after week. Not because he was a fan but because he knew I would watch the movie while my sister watched me and he took a nap.
Will the characters we grew up with be revealed to us in a new light? Will there actually be nine parts? Will the long rumored live action TV series be a reality? Will the Blue-Ray discs be out before September? Will the second trilogy be released all at once in I-Max 3D?
Less than forty five minutes to go. Facebook status’s abound proclaim their love for “4th of may is starwars day. ‘May the 4th be with you’ ”. I decide to click on the “like” link that 457 people have done before me. I scroll down the status and see what Jennifer, Tim, and Jade have to say….only to name a few….and they are few because only eight people have mentioned anything. This page I noticed has only been a Facebook page since about the 29th of March, I derive at this conclusion because that is when the first person placed a post. I decided to be number 9.
I click back to the countdown…. 33 minutes. 29 Minutes. 22 Minutes. 14 minutes. 9 minutes. 6 minutes. 4 minutes. 2 minutes. Seconds…….
I felt like I was waiting for an E-bay item in the final seconds. The news was finally here and it was…….
The webpage at http://maythe4th.starwars.com/ is currently unavailable. It may be overloaded or down for maintenance.
I waited and waited…as did many others, but for what? Am I upset, no not at all, am I still curious?Of course! As I jump through the web looking for info, myself and a countless amount of others, I find the information on Facebook. I skimmed through reaction after reaction. Nothing really so surprising as it is humorous. Ten minutes later and I am finally directed to foxmovies.com…. and I am waiting some more. Gossip is running rampant on Facebook and I would rather continue to see what people speculate rather than find out myself. What has Lucas wrought other than the ability to crash a site? I jump back to Facebook and see jokesters, pranksters, hopefuls and those that are realists. As for me I am still waiting…… the countdown still continues…..so until Lucas gets its website up and running I will be left in the dark as much as all of you. But I still think it is the Blue Ray discs…..but I am hoping for a part VII
Thanks for reading
PS…..After thirty minutes I was finally able to access Fox Movies…entered Home entertainment….and now I can pre-order my movies at a discounted price. If you feel like spending your money now just follow this down into the Sarlaac pit. http://www.foxconnect.com/starwars