A Star Wars Marathon is Coming to TBS for Star Wars Day

Jennifer M Wood
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TBS has never been shy about its love of the Star Wars saga. The network has often designated Thanksgiving weekend as a time for giving thanks to George Lucas’s legendary space opera, and they’ll do the same on Thursday, May 4, a.k.a. Star Wars Day, with a more than 16-hour marathon of all six of the franchise’s original films, according to Deadline.

The movie bonanza will kick off early, at 6:40 a.m. (ET/PT), and the six original films will run in the order in which they are meant to be watched, which means that 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace is first. The rest of the films will air as follows:

9:25 a.m. – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
12:20 p.m. – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
3:10 p.m. – Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
5:40 p.m. – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
8:15 p.m. – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

TBS (which also broadcasts the annual A Christmas Story marathon) says it plans to make the marathon an annual Star Wars Day tradition. The only question is: Can you handle Jar Jar Binks that early in the morning?

[h/t: Deadline]