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Friday, April 04, 2008

Spike drives home the complete Star Wars saga starting tonight

Basic cable television network Spike - formerly known as "Spike TV", formerly known as "The New TNN", formerly known as "The National Network", formerly known as "TNN", formerly known as "The Nashville Network" a Gaylord Production from Opryland USA, "That's all!" (five hundred points to whoever can tell what that's a reference to) - starts running ALL SIX MOVIES of the Star Wars saga, in their proper chronological order, beginning tonight at 8 p.m. EST/7 Central with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Then tomorrow night at the same time will be Episode II: Attack of the Clones followed Sunday night with the world broadcast premiere of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and fittingly the cycle repeats next weekend with Episode IV: A New Hope, then Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and finally Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Premium channels like HBO have been able to show them all for awhile now (and every few months I catch them running all six close together) but this is the first time that a regular network has been able to show the complete series.

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the commercial that Spike has been running to promote the Star Wars saga on its network. Personally, I think this ranks right up there with the final trailer for Revenge of the Sith as among the most intense and awesome bits of Star Wars marketing ever made. Enjoy!

In related news, LucasArts will be using Spike's broadcasting of the saga to announce new details and footage of its much-awaited Star Wars game The Force Unleashed. The company has also announced an official release date of September 16th. As Yogi Berra once said, "I'll believe it when I believe it."


Anonymous said...

a Gaylord Production from Opryland USA, "That's all!"

Cathy Baker from Hee Haw.

I had so many daydreams about her.

Chris Knight said...

You win, fardles bear!

Hey, I'm from the South, and we watched Hee Haw every Saturday night at 7. Just about EVERY guy down here used to daydream about Cathy Baker! :-)