You'd think it was impossible, but just this week I found out that two of my close friends have never seen any of the Star Wars films. What are the odds on that?
If they're Sky customers though they'll soon get another chance. The satellite broadcaster is not only re-running all six of the films in a couple of marathon screenings, from The Phantom Menace right through to Return of the Jedi, but it's also making them available to streaming Now TV customers with an active Sky Movies Pass. In addition, Sky will also be showing The Clone Wars and Rebels animated spin offs, back-to-back.
Sky TV customers will also be able to watch the films at their leisure with on-demand access. But if you'd rather watch the series as a broadcast marathon however, Sky's schedule for the Sky Movies Star Wars showings are as follows:
- 8th - 9th August – The original trilogy; Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as well as the first two Seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- 15th-16th August – The prequel trilogy; Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith as well as Seasons 3 & 4 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- 22nd-23rd August – Star Wars: The Complete Saga. That's all six films from both trilogies back-to-back along with series 5 and 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- 29th - 31st August (Bank Holiday weekend) – Star Wars: The Complete Saga as well as Season1 of Star Wars: Rebels.