Originally appeared on FanSided Entertainment
Is there a better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than with an all-day marathon of the greatest sci-fi movie series ever? The answer is no. But unless you own the box set, are willing to sit through 12 hours of stop-and-go streaming or buy the movies on demand, you’ll find that a simple marathon becomes a monumental challenge. Fortunately, you’ll be able to celebrate properly with TBS’s Star Wars marathon.
The network will be airing the first six movies on Thursday, May 4, starting with The Phantom Menace at 6:40 a.m.
Here’s the broadcast schedule for the Star Wars marathon:
6:40 a.m. ET/PT-Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
9:25 a.m. ET/PT- Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
12:20 p.m. ET/PT- Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
3:10 p.m. ET/PT- Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
5:40 p.m. ET/PT- Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
8:15 p.m. ET/PT-Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The “May the Fourth” marathon will be TBS’ first annual Star Wars Day marathon. Expect to see The Force Awakens and Rogue One in the lineup next year, as TBS has the rights to those films as well.
The great thing about such a lengthy series is that TBS will have to start airing the films early in the morning, which means many of you will miss The Phantom Menace. Isn’t that a shame? You will, hopefully, be home from work just in time for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. I can’t think of a better way to end the day.
Are you going to attempt to sit through the whole Star Wars marathon? May the Fourth be with you, then. You’ll need it!