Today I am thinking back to a Star Wars Marathon that I watched back in 2016. I am thinking about Star Wars as this week has two important days; May the Fourth be with you and the Revenge of the Fifth :-).
Back in April 2016 I took a trip to Milan to help with a new product we were releasing.
That week I flew enough to complete a Star Wars marathon. Of course, not all nine films had been released at that time.
I was looking through the movies that were available when I boarded my first flight on a Tuesday. I noticed that all of the current Star Wars movies were available.
I had not watched the movies in the original trilogy for such a long time so decided to start watching them.
On my flight to Newark and on to Milan I watched Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
Those three movies helped me better understand the latest movie (The Force Awakens) that I had watched for the first time when I flew to Canada the previous month.
On the flight I watched The Phantom Menace and started to watch Attack of the Clones. However, I was falling asleep too much and had to keep rewinding so I finally decided to just go to sleep. It was nice to have a lay flat seat for the flight.
I finished watching Attack of the Clones and then watched Revenge of the Sith.
As I finished watching Revenge of the Sith I looked at the time remaining in the flight and found that I had just enough time to also watch The Force Awakens.
The movie finished just minutes before we touched down.
Have you ever watched a complete series of movies during a long week of flying?
p.s. I am thinking about whether I watched the ninth film (The Rise of Skywalker). It came out in December 2019 and I am trying to remember if I went and watched it before the shutdown started in March 2020.