May 4 is often considered the unofficial Star Wars holiday for fans.
After all, it rhymes with the classic send-off in the original “Star Wars” film — “May the Force be with You.”
Americans can find a number of deals to commemorate the holiday. TBS also plans to run an all-day Star Wars marathon, starting with “The Phantom Menace” at 4:40 a.m. MT and finishing with “Return of the Jedi” at 6:15 p.m. MT.
Rolling Stone honored the holiday by ranking the top 50 Star Wars characters of all-time.
“There are many reasons why George Lucas' story of a young man, an evil Empire and a galaxy far, far away captured the imaginations of the generation who grew up on that original trilogy, and why it still reels in younger viewers weaned on prequels, sequels and other canonical spin-offs,” according to Rolling Stone. “Yes, its archetypal tale of good vs. bad is mythic and timeless – but it's the vast universe that saga set up, full of alien races and oddball technology, that has arguably kept people coming back to dig into the far corners of Star Wars' worlds.”
The rankings include characters from all Star Wars movies, including those in “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One.”
The rankings are based on nothing but opinion.
There’s a lot to sift through, but here are some notable highlights from the list.
- Padme Amidala, also known as the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, ranked 45th on the list. Her low ranking comes because she “helps set in motion everything that befalls her.”
You can see the full list on Rolling Stone.