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