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The Pairing of Two Franchises: The LA Clippers and Star Wars

Tom Johnson Tom Johnson
Freda Brock | 10 May, 2017, 06:13

Dozens of fans costumed as Jedi knights, stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire and protagonist Luke Skywalker thronged central Taipei on Thursday to celebrate Star Wars Day, the 40th anniversary of the sci-fi film franchise.

You didn't actually think that we'd forget today was May 4th did you?

"A weekday is not going to stop me from attending this celebration", local cosplayer Tzu Ching (夏侯橘助), who was dressed up as Rey from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" told The China Post. The novel introduced many fan favourite characters including Mara Jade and the blue-skinned Admiral himself. In October of 2012, Disney purchased Lucasfilm, creators of the "Star Wars" saga. This build sought to recreate some of that imagery.

Star Wars Day can't be all Death Star and First Order like. "Congratulations", the website said, adding that the day took off once the Internet began connecting fans. That includes not only marquee movies like the latest trilogy, "A New Hope" prequel "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and the upcoming Han Solo film, but also intricately weaving together different "Star Wars" assets. has those and more, as well as crafty "Star Wars" party favor ideas. Star Wars: Rogue One Wave 2.

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson

For the uninitiated to the multi-billion dollar franchise, "may the force be with you" is a phrase used in the movie to wish a person good luck.

In fact, the holiday got so popular that starting in 2012, the next day was jokingly called "Revenge of the Fifth", a joke on the "Star Wars" movie title "Revenge of the Sith".

15 percent off "Star Wars" items at Anovos, a licensee of franchise merchandise, on May 4 and 5, using the code MT42017.

We bring you two clips from our archive to celebrate the mythology at the heart of the film series.

Surprise tax increase in Australian budget
It's an attempted Coalition version of big government - just supposedly done better and far more responsibly than Labor's version. If in breach, they can be deregistered and disqualified from holding executive positions, and be stripped of their bonuses.


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    Nene out of Rockets' playoff push

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    Liberal Moon Jae-in wins South Korean presidential election

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    Yates Expressed Worry That Mike Flynn Could Be Blackmailed

    Spicer said he did not know why Yates was not told about the order and could not say whether it was on goal . He noted that the Office of Legal Counsel had concluded the law was lawful and properly drafted.
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    Tonight, France won: Macron becomes President, vows to unite country

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    Nick Murphy Drops 'Missing Link' EP, Plots North American Tour

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China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea After the USA flew B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula, Geng told the two powers to "stop irritating each other". Beijing also believes that THAAD's X-band radar could be used to spy on China and its military movements.

Ja Rule Says Fyre Festival Disaster Is Not His Fault On Friday, co-organizer Ja Rule took to Twitter to apologize to festival goers and to promise that the festival was "NOT A SCAM". Bella Hadid feels bad for everyone involved in the failed Fyre Festival: both organizers and ticket buyers.

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Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks Samsung says pre-orders of its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones are up 30% in the USA compared with last year's Galaxy S7. When Lee brought it to a Samsung service centre, she was told it was just a software problem.

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Emmanuel Macron to be France's new president Emmanuel Macron to be France's new president Emmanuel Macron's emphatic victory went down well with his supporters. "I am very glad Emmanuel has been elected, really, really". The good news is that Mr Macron and Ms Merkel are likely to have other like-minded leaders to work with.

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